Mascots for your Rolls Royce from the olden days of fine motoring. Selections from a current Bonhams catalog for an on line auction that is ending January 21, 2021.

“Basilea” mascot depicting the mythical Queen of Atlantis riding on a dolphin, on a period radiator cap. 1920s. French. Bronze. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/2/?category=list&length=12&page=1
Globe carrier mascot modeled as a nickel plated figure holding a glass globe with etched design, mounted with an integral radiator cap. 1920s. Probably French. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/11/?category=list&length=12&page=1
Nickel plated “Speed Nymph” mascot with spinning draperies, mounted on a later chrome plated radiator cap (nymph detail). 1920s. L. V. Aronson, maker. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/15/?category=list&length=12&page=2
Chrome plated “Hurdle Racing Greyhound” mascot, on a radiator cap. 1930s. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26958/lot/23/?category=list&length=12&page=2

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Arts Déco vases in enamel over copper. All of these designed by Camille Fauré for Limoge.

Vase with raised polychrome enameled geometric decorations on metal. ca. 1925-1935. French. Limoge, maker. Maker’s marks: signed “C. Fauré Limoge” in gold above the stand. Image © 2020 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/1279027/

Pear-shaped vase copper vase with polychrome and gilt enamel with flaming decoration. Undated. French. Limoge, maker. Maker’s marks: Signed Limoge on the rim. Image © en.expertissim.com. Fair use license. via https://en.expertissim.com/camille-faure-limoges-pear-shaped-enameled-copper-vase-12195842
“Ocean Waves” copper vase decorated with waves of enamel in blue, green, and pink. ca. 1925. Arts Déco. French. Limoge, maker. Maker’s marks: signed “C. Fauré Limoge France.” Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/ocean-waves-vase-camille-faure/id-f_20637572/

Pochoir prints from “Relais 1930,” a posthumous collection of designs by Édouard Benedictus who lived from 1878 to 1930 and designed textiles and wallpaper. Digital collections of the New York Public Library.

“Benedictis – Relais 9.” Three large flowers with leaves and smaller flowers; on grey field. Image ID#1556176. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e252-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
“Benedictis – Relais 8.” Stripes, angles, and circles; on light grey field. Image ID#1556175. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. viahttps://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e251-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
“Benedicits – Relais 10.” Circles on blue field, rhomboids; on brown field. Image ID#1556177. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e253-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
“Benedictis – Relais 11.” Abstract, angled and rounded shapes; on black field. ID #1556178. 1930. French. Pochoir print. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e254-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90

A better daydream is only one evening dress away. More from the 1930 brochure for the French ocean liner”L’Atlantique.” Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, publisher. Collection of the Wolfsonian at Florida International University.

“Le Salon Ovale.” Page 19. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/19?search=Deco
“Le Grand Salon Carré des premières classes,” Page 20 .Page one of two. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/20?search=Deco
“Le Grand Salon Carré des premières classes,” Page 20 .Page two of two. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/21?search=Deco
“La Chapelle.” Page 22. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/22?search=Deco

Designs for kiosks from “Kiosques & pavillons urbains destinés à l’Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs modernes, Paris 1925.” How else to know which one to visit first.

‘”Les petits negoces un bureau de tabac.” (Tobacco shop). Page 11. Marcel Chappey, architect. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via http://wolfsonian.sobeklibrary.com/WOLF069157/00001/11
“Model de Kiosque, Type 1.” Page 13. Louis Penicaut, décorateur. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via http://wolfsonian.sobeklibrary.com/WOLF069157/00001/13
“Shoeshine, Liqueurs Biere, and Fleurs.” Page 14. Jean Burkhalter, architect. Robert Coquery, décorateur. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via http://wolfsonian.sobeklibrary.com/WOLF069157/00001/14

Art Déco women frozen for life and never getting to stand up. Figurines for your coffee table done by Ferdinand Preiss of Germany who lived from 1882 to 1943.

“Dreams.” Figure in ivory of a kneeling beauty in a thoughtful, contemplative mood, the surface having excellent hand-carved details. Raised on a green onyx and black marble pyramid base. 1925. Art Déco. German. Ivory, onyx and marble. Maker’s marks: Signed “F Preiss on the back. Image © 2020, Hickmet Fine Arts. Fair use license. via https://hickmet.com/collections/art-deco/products/ferdinand-preiss-dreams-1?mc_cid=1388bf4aac&mc_eid=b7f6cf8664
“Girl on Wall.” Gilt and patinated bronze figure of a girl sitting on an alabaster base. ca. 1925. Art Déco. German. Gilt and patinated bronze and alabaster. Maker’s marks: Foundry mark for Preiss and Kassler. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16799/lot/183/
Figurine of a woman modeled in ivory with a fawn modeled in patinated bronze sitting on an onyx and black glass base. Undated. Art Déco. German. Ivory, patinated bronze, onyx and black glass. Maker’s marks: Engraved “F. Preiss.” Image © 2020 Auction house Lempertz. Fair use license. via https://www.lempertz.com/en/catalogues/lot/1056-2/1237-a-berlin-cryselephantine-figure-of-a-woman-with-a-fawn.html

More pochoir prints from “Relais 1930,” a posthumous collection of designs by Édouard Benedictus who lived from 1878 to 1930 and designed textiles and wallpaper. Digital collections of the New York Public Library.

Multicolor tulip shapes; on purple field. 1930. Image ID# 1556172. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e24e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Multicolor rounded and angled shapes; on light grey field. 1930. Image ID# 1556174. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e250-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90
Multicolor angled and rounded shapes; on light grey field. 1930. Image ID# 1556171. Collections of the New York Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e24d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99#/?rotate=90

Airbrushed pottery with fun decorations from the 1930s. Italian. Angelo Simonetto for the firm Galvani Pordenone. The Galvani porcelain factory was founded in 1811. In the late 1920s they began to produce more modernist pieces decorated with air brushing with the use of masks. These pieces are from that line.

Futuristic plate with a fish motif. 1930s. Italian. Ceramic. Angelo Simonetto for Galvani Pordenone. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/bowls-baskets/decorative-bowls/plate-ceramic-galvani-pordenone-angelo-simonetto-futuristic-design-1930s-fish/id-f_21082062/
Cylindrical ceramic vase with polychrome decoration of boats and fish on a white background. ca. 1940. Italian. Ceramic. Angelo Simonetto for Galvani Pordenone. Maker’s marks: Signed “Galvani” on the body and rooster mark for Galvani. Image © La Gazette Drouot 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/3075843
Coffee service. 1930. Italian. Ceramic. Angelo Simonetto for Galvani Pordenone. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.it/itm/SERVIZIO-CAFFE-CERAMICA-Galvani-Pordenone-DESIGN-ANGELO-SIMONETTO-1930-VINTAGE-/174376501617
Plate with a boat motif and a blue border. 20th c. Italian. Ceramic. Maker’s marks: Signed “Galvani” with a rooster mark for Galvani on the underside.. Image  © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.it/itm/PIATTO-ceramica-GALVANI-PORDENONE-FUTURISTA-AEROGRAFO-sc-ROMETTI-Simonetto-PUCCI-/233613403773

1920s hand fans from the website of Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Two that advertise something and the third a commemorative fan connected with a reception in 1922. Nicer than getting a free travel mug. All you get now.

Advertising fan for Bas Marny. Art Déco. Wooden sticks and a printed paper leaf that is numerated #134. Image © Fan d’éventails. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/advertising-fans/2898-bas-marny-advertising-fan-art-deco-period.html
Commemorative fan for the reception of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers which happened on June 16, 1922. 1922. Wooden fan with a printed paper leaf. Image © Fan d’éventails. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/advertising-fans/2897-institution-of-mechanical-engineers-souvenir-fan-1922.html


Advertising fan with Mistinguett for Cherry Regals. 1920s. Printed paper with wood sticks. by Charles Gesmar who lived from 1900 to 1928. Image © Fan d’éventails. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/advertising-fans/2899-mistinguett-and-cherry-fan-by-gesmar-circa-1920.html

Art Déco ceramics. English and designed by Enoch Boulton who worked for a number of potteries. Late 1920s.

Temple vase in the “Orient” pattern with a foo fu dog finial lid and decorated with black, green, and orange enamel and 22 carat gold. Produced as an exhibition piece. ca. 1930. British. Designed by Boulton for Crown Devon Fielding. Maker’s marks: Mark for Crown Devon on the underside. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/art-deco-large-temple-vase-enoch-boulton-enameled-orient-design/id-f_20797732/
Vase in the “Temple” pattern in a terracotta and black colorway with gilding, pattern #2880. Before 1926. British. Designed by Boulton. Maker’s marks: Marked on the base with the W&R Crown mark in use up to 1926. Also has the remnants of a label from the original retailer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Image  © 1995-2020 eBay Inc.  Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carlton-Ware-12-5-inch-Temple-pattern-Enameled-Vase-Designed-by-Enoch-Boulton-/32398