A highly sought after car mascot in pure Art Deco style by probably, one of the most talented artists of that period, the Martel brothers. A flying bird with clean lines and artistic grace. Of the different mascots designed by the brothers Martel, this example appeared in the catalogs of French automobile accessories firms such us Mestre et Blatgé and Auto-Omnia.
Measures 15cm aprox. Silver plated bronze. Signed J.Martel and marked MADE IN FRANCE. Bolted to a period radiator cap.
Similar example is described and photographed in M.Legrand’s book ” Mascottes Art déco – Collection de Tom van Oostende “, on page 20.