Posted 1 year ago
A motometer that now tops the largest size I have had before, this one sports a speed nymph type bathing girl at top. Purchased recently from a Bonhams auction in Philadelphia, and on this one I just left an online bid and was lucky enough to get it. Very nice example somewhat more clean than the photos show. I love this beautiful piece, and the motometer is huge !~ Around 1920's.
She is marked (C) LVA, the mark of the Louis V. Aronson (later Ronson!) metal casting company of Newark, NJ. who sold these add on nymphs to the motometers.
Usually in my books and catalogs I have seen the add on speed nymphs but not the one with the moldings for the bathing suit which has its own perameters, not just as what one might think at first is just cobalt blue and yellow paint, but has the moldings also for the bathing suit !~