Pair of Antique Carved Wooden Moulds Ex. Tucker Collection

GBP 1,475.00

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Object Description

A pair of mounted antique carved wooden moulds from the Tucker collection. These are just two of many moulds we are selling from this vast collection assembled by British make-up artist, Christopher Tucker.

Dating from the late 18th to mid 19th centuries, these wooden moulds have been exceptionally hand carved by talented Victorian artisans, the elaborate details originally used to cast details in composition for the frames of pictures and paintings.

A handed pair, these moulds feature a matching foliated scroll design, carved deeply into the wood. One is marked with the number 43 and the other 44. This results in a highly ornate and precise compo embellishment that appears as though it has been carved rather than cast. These wooden moulds come with two accompanying custom-made steel display stands.

Christopher Tucker

Christopher Tucker (1941-2022) was an award-winning British make-up artist, specialising in prosthetics for theatre and film. Over his vast career, Tucker worked on a number of famous film and theatrical sets, creating prosthetics for the likes of The Phantom of the Opera, Star Wars and The Company of Wolves, as well as the spectacular transformation of John Hurt into The Elephant Man.

Following Tucker’s death in 2022, his expansive collection of film memorabilia was sold, including a vast collection of carved boxwood, fruitwood and hardwood compo moulds, acquired from various sources throughout his career. These moulds are just two from his outstanding collection.

Additional Information

Full height with stand: H52.5 cm
Mould dimensions, excluding stand: H43 x W21 x D4.5 cm
Diameter of base: 20 cm

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Waxed finish. Displayed on modern painted steel stands.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
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