French Art Deco Bronze Secret Erotic Mephistopheles Car Mascot/Hood Ornament For Sale
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French Art Deco Bronze Secret Erotic Mephistopheles Car Mascot/Hood Ornament

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This intriguing French Art Deco, patinated bronze car mascot/hood ornament is designed so that when viewed from the front of the car it features a grinning head of Mephistopheles. However from the driver's point of view, a standing nude female figure is revealed. The piece would seem to have been made for export as it is incised in English, made in France and bronze. It is in excellent, all original condition.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1925
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 3.5 in. x Dm 2.25 in.H 8.89 cm x Dm 5.72 cm
  • Diameter
    2.25 in. (5.72 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Port Hope, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    DD000650
  • Reference Number
    LU100038834843
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