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I purchased these two masks at a local thrift store many years ago and later sold them on eBay. I at that point had to divest myself of some of my many thrift store finds and don't remember what I sold them for; I saved copies of all of my listings showing the photos, description and selling price and when I posted these pictures just now noted that they were made in Turkey. I'm not certain that you would have been interested in these but you might find these pics interesting. These two masks were stored in an original plastic package and I believe they were both about the size of a human face, perhaps slightly smaller. I do know that there were no attachment points on the back of these two masks which would have been used to attach cords for fastening them to one's face.
Mark, the masks you sold are interesting. Since they were marked made in Turkey they were probably produced commercially as opposed to homemade. I believe the basic masks themselves are identical and plastic (?) but all the trims are hand applied and quite elaborate. Even the backs are nicely finished.
I got a big kick out of you mentioning, "I saved copies of all of my listings showing the photos, description and selling price...". I do the same thing in Word on my laptop when I make a purchase. Photo, Brief Description, Circa, Height, Date Purchased, Amount, and where purchased - usually eBay. Perhaps that's not all that unusual, but it did give me a chuckle.
Thanks, Mark, for contacting me. It's kind of you and I really apprecate it. Dave
2 rare "DAME" masks you may be interested in....Both are in beautiful condition......
Wouldn't this be a great addition to your collection........
Hi Judith, judging by the second photo this mask is ceramic (terra cotta) as opposed to plaster. Is that correct? I ask that because the finish to the face of the mask looks like that used on plaster masks. You mentioned two mask. Are they both identical? Dave
You are correct about the terra-cotta David. These were made in the 1930's while Goebel was still in Vienna as far as I have researched. They are both approx. 121/2 " high and are in excellent condition.No chips or cracks.. You can also contact me on FB. as Judith Gurdack Hecht.. LMK if any interest. Thanks, Judith