Vintage Death Mask "No Smoking" Sign from the 1970s
Here we have a vintage death mask style mold with a stern warning against lighting one up. No home or bar (or home bar!) is complete without one of these bad boys. Say "No Smoking" with conviction and utter terror with my friend Chuckles here. Trust me, he'll get the message across. Is it just me or does Chuckles look like the butler from The Shining? You know, the red bathroom scene. Rough.
My guess is the unusual face sculpture was made in the Minneapolis area in the 60s or 70s. I believe it may have been an art project that went terribly wrong, and so, so right. The piece has a wood filler piece with the orange face form stretched across. It even has a hole for a cigarette, and a hole in his forehead. Another cigarette? Remember, art project...
The vintage death mask measures 11" tall, 6" wide and 4 1/2" deep. There is patina throughout, most notably paint losses near the top left forehead, the nose, and bottom right chin. I think it makes Chuckles look even better. He's a charmer! Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship to the continental USA only. The cigarette is not included. Free shipping on this one.
Poor, poor Chuckles. He smoked like a chimney and the chimney collapsed. He's a warning to us all. Pure tobacciana.