More automotive mascots from the turn of the last century. Selections from a recent Bonhams catalog. Lots of fun.

“Circus Poodle” mascot modeled as a nickel plated bronze dog balanced on a ball. Set on a black painted wooden display case. 1920s. French. B. L. Laurent, maker. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/26/?category=list&length=12&page=3
Chrome plated “Icarus” mascot on a chrome radiator cap. 1930s. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/32/?category=list&length=12&page=3

“Prouesse” mascot designed for Rubray cars. 1920s. French. Charles Soudant, designer for Rubray Cars. Signed “h. Soudnat.” A large bronze of this design was displayed in the 1907 Salon held at Madison Square Gardens, New York, where Rothschild had the largest exhibit featuring seven superb automobiles. This impressive piece was created by the Parisian master sculptor Charles Soudant for Leon Rubay, who later used the design as a car mascot to grace his own range of Rubay cars in USA from 1916-1923. Rubay started offering car bodies from 1907 when he teamed with Rothschild & Company. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/33/?category=list&length=12&page=3
“Cigone Parisienne” mascot that was exclusively produced for clients of the Garage Saint Didier, Paris. 1920s. Nickel-plated bronze, further inscribed around the base including H. Briand Foundry details. Black painted wooden display base. E. Fady, maker. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/29/?category=list&length=12&page=3
“Spirit of Triumph” mascot. Nickel plated on a marble display base. 1920s. French. F. Bazin, creator. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/36/?category=list&length=12&page=3

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