Wed, 14th Oct 2015 10:30

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 29

An Exceptionally Fine Leaping 'Lion' Mascot by Casmir Brau, French, Circa 1925

Estimated at £1,000 - £1,500

Lot details

Signed by the sculptor, beautiful patinated natural bronze finish, pure Art Deco styling, the larger and rarest of the two sizes produced, 8¼in long, mounted on a period turned wooden display base. The nicest example of this rare mascot we have encountered.

See Dan Smith: 'Accessory Mascots' page 133 and 136, which shows original French mascot catalogues, listing the 'Lion' par Brau, grande modéle at 400 French Francs. At the time it was the most expensive metal mascot available.

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