Lot 25 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Sold for £788
(including buyers premium)
A scarce accessory mascot of bronze construction, as produced c1917 - 1918, featuring a spring loaded flesh-coloured porcelain head, allowing the head and helmet to move. The two-blade propeller also rotates as the car proceeds along the road. An instantly recognisable mascot by the Comic Artist and Illustrator, John Hassall, also known for his Robert the Policeman Mascot (Bobby), and his comic postcards, etc. The Aviator sits upon his aeroplane, holding the joysticks, as he pilots his aircraft at speed. The side area is signed 'Hassall', offered in very good condition, save for a period minor crack to the lower section of the porcelain head.