Nickellated Bronze Car Mascot Signed Cardeilhac Paris

20th century
Art Deco
From: 94420, Le Plessis-Trévise, France

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    Very nice old car mascot chrome or nickel plated bronze stamped by the prestigious house cardeilhac in Paris. Note an original hole in the character's basket to allow rainwater to pass through.
    Absolutely exceptional chisel and polish.
    Grandson of Antoine-Vital Cardeilhac, Ernest Cardeilhac, after an apprenticeship with the Harleux silversmith, took over the management of the Cardeilhac house in 1885. It was with him that the production of gold and silver pieces began. money. He organized his workshops for this production and bought the Lebon house fund. Assisted by three artists: the designer Lucien Bonvallet, the sculptor Aiguier and the chaser Viat, he presented his first works in 1889 at the Universal Exhibition and obtained a silver medal. At the Universal Exhibition of 1900, he achieved great success with pieces made from designs by Lucien Bonvallet, where the ornamentation of vegetal and sober inspiration is animated by the association with metal of materials such as wood. , ivory and patinas.
    In 1904, his two sons, Jacques and Pierre, succeeded him. The Cardeilhac house will manufacture any type of bronze object to order for its most prestigious clients, including this rare mascot (inspired by an 18th century Indian pendulum model).
    Unique object of 744 grs that we can also base on marble on request!
    Sorry, we don't have any documents on the cars that wore this radiator cap, alas the weather is merciless!

    Ref: BIR3O026WU

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    Location 94420, Le Plessis-Trévise, France
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