Bossons are ‘character wall masks’, or ornamental heads. Most popular among collectors are those depicting sea farers and pirates, dogs and birds among other things.
Collectors often refer to Bossons as simply "Heads".
W. Ray Bossons designed the first 'Character Wall Masks' (Heads as collectors call them) starting in 1958. Firm the "Imagical World of Bossons," was created by William Henry Bossons (W. H. Bossons), and later advanced to worldwide prominence by his son W. Ray Bossons (W. R. Bossons).
Bossons are often made of gypsum plaster. Other specimens have been made of pottery – with these being among the most collectible.
Some of the most popular and collectible types of Bossons include:
- the four Aboriginal Plaques
- African Pottery Masks
- Boxed Bird Sets
- Character Dogs
- Larger Birds
- Garden Figures
- Table lamps
- Modern Pottery Figures