Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Important 1920s Medical Artist Model

$2,600

About

This is a life-size medical model. They were used as teaching aids for medical students. These models were an important part of medical history and a teaching tool through the formative years of plastic surgery. This is an early cast metal example from the 1920s and three removable face parts. It's signed The Plastic Surgery Laboratories. Every time I look at this display I can't help but think it could have been done by the Surrealist master Salvador Dali. We rarely sell examples like this from our museum collection. It's a perfect example of what we call industries tribal art.

Details

  • Creator
    The Plastic Surgery Laboratories (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in (12.7 cm)Width: 5 in (12.7 cm)Depth: 10 in (25.4 cm)
  • Style
    Industrial (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Peekskill, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU883826675412

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Peekskill, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
4.9
Located in Peekskill, NY
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
1stDibs seller since 2009
1,763 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller
  • 1920s Whiting Sculptoscope Coin Op Stereo Card Viewer
    Located in Peekskill, NY
    Original whiting sculpt scope coin-operated stereo card viewer from the 1920s. Deposit a penny, pull trigger and look through the viewer to flip through stereo view cards showing sig...
    Category

    Early 20th Century Industrial Scientific Instruments

    Materials

    Steel

  • 1920s Harold Lloyd Litho Tin Toy
    Located in Peekskill, NY
    This rare pre- WW II German made tin toy is seldom seen. Lloyd, Harold (Clayton) (1893–1971), U.S. movie comedian. Performing his own hair-raising stunts, he used physical danger ...
    Category

    Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Toys and Dolls

    Materials

    Tin

  • 1830 Articulated Artist's Horse Model and Case
    Located in Peekskill, NY
    This is an early and rare artist’s model by C. Barbe, England, circa 1830. If you're a seasoned collector than you already know how sought after this articulated mannequin is. The he...
    Category

    Antique Early 19th Century English Victorian Models and Miniatures

    Materials

    Wood

  • Very Rare and Important 1910 Dräger Smoke Mask
    By Dräger
    Located in Peekskill, NY
    I almost never sell items from my museum collection. Here is your opportunity to get your hands on one of the rarest examples I own. It's not only a surviving example of the very beg...
    Category

    Early 20th Century German Industrial Scientific Instruments

    Materials

    Leather

  • Anatomical Model of Cow, Germany
    By Hauptner
    Located in Peekskill, NY
    This rare German papier mâché teaching model measures over 36 inches long and 21.5 inches tall. The base is wood and splits in two along with the cow. One side shows a beautiful real...
    Category

    20th Century German Industrial Models and Miniatures

    Materials

    Gesso

  • 1950s Detailed Driving School Model
    By HOHM Modelle Company 1
    Located in Peekskill, NY
    This impressive model is well over 4-foot long. In the 1950s European driving schools were required to teach students how the car worked as well as how to drive them. This model was ...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century German Industrial Models and Miniatures

    Materials

    Metal

You May Also Like

1920s Industrial Steel & Glass Medical, Dr's Cabinet / Vitrine, Storage
Located in Buffalo, NY
Great old Medical / Dr's Cabinet, heavy steel construction, retains original glass, hasp and lock, outer body painted black, classic design, cabriole legs. Perfect display, storage c...
Category

Vintage 1920s American Industrial Cabinets

Materials

Steel

Planked Model of the 1920s Boston Yacht Islander
Located in Norwell, MA
Boat model of the "Islander" of Boston. Plank on frame yacht model of a very high caliber, rich varnish finish. Painted canvas deck. Details include railings, canopy roof, cabin, whe...
Category

Vintage 1920s North American Models and Miniatures

Materials

Wood

Medical Model by Denoyer Geppert
By Denoyer-Geppert
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Early 20th century wood and fiberglass medical model by Denoyer Geppert.
Category

Vintage 1940s Modern Scientific Instruments

Materials

Fiberglass, Wood

Artist Model
Located in Culver City, CA
Artist Model carved from solid pine, with beautifully carved features and a handsome face. France, circa 1890.
Category

Antique 1890s French Models and Miniatures

Materials

Wood

Artist Model
$6,500 Sale Price
55% Off
1920s Deagan 725 Marimba Model B, Rosewood Keys, 3.5 Octave
By Deagan
Located in Buffalo, NY
1920s Deagan 725 Marimba model B, rosewood keys, 3.5 octave, beautiful original condition, amazing Art Deco design. Retains 4 original mallets, Last patent date 1926.
Category

Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Musical Instruments

Materials

Metal, Steel

Nine 1920s Geometric Cardboard Science Crystals School Teaching Material Models
Located in Haarlem, NL
Nine stackable very decorative early 20th century large brown speckled cardboard crystal teaching forms These crystal models used to be used as teaching material at school, to sh...
Category

Vintage 1920s Czech Models and Miniatures

Materials

Paper

License Plate, 1920s
Located in Roma, IT
License plate is an original decorative object realized in the early 20th century. Made in Italy. The license plate is realized in silverplate and is kept in a velvet blue box....
Category

Vintage 1920s Italian Historical Memorabilia

Materials

Silver

1940s Large Medical School Anatomical Heart Model
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1940s to mid 1950s large anatomical model of the human heart used to teach anatomy in medical school. Hand painted in multi color mat enamel with all the chambers and parts o...
Category

Vintage 1940s North American Mid-Century Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Plaster, Wood, Rubber

Hood of Renault Monastella Classic Car, 1920s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hood of a Renault Monastella Classic Car of the 1920s. French oldtimer classic car with 6 cylinder. Car hood with beautiful grills on the side. For use to restore a Monastella ...
Category

Early 20th Century French Industrial More Folk Art

Materials

Metal

1920s Red Johnson Scale Co. Stathmos Scale
Located in New York, NY
1920s large red Johnson Scale Co. Stathmos scale with wheels. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA
Category

Vintage 1920s American Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery