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Posted 2 years ago

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I am posting this again to show more of the amazing detail of this Art Deco piece, it was my first car mascot and the more that I see it, it really seems to be my favorite or in the top 3 for sure. The detail is so amazing, even his anatomy is correct, which is rare to put that in. I hate having to call it a hood ornament, but unfortunately no category for car mascots which is what the Europeans called them originally.

When I first saw this piece on line I had contacted Tony Wraight of Finesse Fine Art to ask him about this piece. Tony appears to be one of the more famous car mascot authorities and owners. He has had some of the worlds most valuable mascots. I however tend to stay away from the Laliques out there, as I value the metal ones I like better.

This was one of the first Mascots I obtained from Artcurial | Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan Auction house in Paris at their Car auction this month, July 2012. I just got it by Fed-ex July 30th, 2012

Sasportas Batman. This is an exceptionally rare 1920's mascot depicting a flying nude man with bat wings, in purest Art Deco style. Silver plated bronze, signed to base, with foundry stamp behind right wing. Edit. Sasportas was one of the foremost producers of only the very finest mascots in France. They specialised in Art Deco creations, and the name is synonymous with great style and creativity. Described in Michel Legrand book 'Mascottes Passion' Plate 276.

Dimensions : 105mm high, 180mm wingspan.

Condition : Absolutely first class, a totally 100% 1920 original with superb age patination, showing the gentle passing of time. There is absolutely no restoration or replating on this magnificent piece whatsoever, there is some loss to the silver plating but that came with time. A beautiful piece on the 1920 stand which shows just a little wood worm.

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  1. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    Wonderful! I'm unclear about these. Were they assigned to a particular car company or model, or were these purely the choice of the individual (i.e., after-market)?
  2. shell59, 2 years ago
    Wow, that is amazing. Did people have those on their cars? I could maybe see it on a really expensive car, very nice.
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Yes apparently they did, a form of self-expression at the time. Those were days we seem to forget ever happened.
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    This one was from 1920, Sasportas also made some interesting snake mascots of which was a favourite of Rudolph Valentino. I know that at that time I would have loved this one, although there were so many wonderful ones, and probably ones we don't even know of. I believe of French mascots alone, there are over 5000 known to exist as also another 2000 that have probably yet to be found, if they ever surface !~ Phil.

    Thank you to all the kind people for the love and especially the comments !~
  5. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
    Everything was made with such beauty, detail and pride back in those days. I wonder how grand it must to have been to live in that time. Or maybe, folks just took it all for granted. Thanks for sharing!
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    That is what are wonderful about these pieces pops, I bet there were those people who were really smitten with cars in the first place, and the forms of self expression must have been so out there with these ornaments, I am sure there are those back then who dreamed and saw these ornaments as part of their dream. Thanks for the comment, pops52, much appreciated !~
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    To cogito, thank you, a lot of them were made specially for some cars, I have one of a knight that was even made by the Morris company which was a car company in England.
  8. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Fabulous!...Great photo too!....:-)
  9. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
    I have to get one of these!
  10. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 2 years ago
    Great piece :)
  11. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    Love this! Makes me think it would be on a car owned by Dracula LOL
  12. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    lol kid -- beautiful
  13. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks Epson, most appreciated.
  14. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks pops52, Slave-to-glass, cogito, shell59 for the great comments.
  15. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thank you Geno and Steve !~
  16. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you realthings and bratjdd for the loves.
  17. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you vintagemad for the love !~Phil
  18. neilvbcolloctables, 1 year ago
    As always great collection ! this one is wicked cool !
  19. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Neil for the loves and the comment, most appreciated !
  20. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you chevy59 for the love !~
  21. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you officialfuel for the love.
  22. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the love TrustyHuckster !~
  23. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Amber Rose for the love !~
  24. retroraabe retroraabe, 1 year ago
    I've only seen a few nice hood ornaments and this is definately one of the finest!
  25. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you retroraabe for the wonderful comment and thank you and artislove for the love !~Phil.
  26. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Moonstonelover21 for the love, much appreciated !~
  27. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you very much for the love SEAN68, retroraabe, and undreal !~
  28. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Your very welcome on all them Phil:) I hope your having a wonderful day:)
  29. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you sarahoff for the love, much appreciated !~
  30. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Another one I really like too!...:-)
  31. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you inky, really one of my favourites, lots of mystery to it, just really nice art deco !~
  32. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you lundy, very much appreciated !~
  33. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you mcheconi for the love, very much appreciated and right back at you !~
  34. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you fledermaus for the love, very much appreciated and right back at you !~Phil.
  35. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you MattyG for the love, very appreciated !~
  36. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Signaholic for the love, very appreciated !~
  37. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Great piece, Had to bring it back to the top.
  38. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you pops52, that was very kind of you !~
  39. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you for all the loves I forgot to thank Roycroftbooksfromme1, shell59, inky, petey, rlwindle, walksoftly, czechman, cogito, Manikin, rniederman !~
  40. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the loves epson233, trunkman, Slave-to-glass, toracat, Phatbuddha ,gargoylecollector, ttomtucker, ho2cultcha, antiquarius123, miKKoChristmas11, crabbykins, kelkat, kerry10456 !~
  41. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    This one is my favorite, Love it!
  42. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you so much pops52 for your support on this, my favorite also !~
  43. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Tallsteve for the love on this one, hope you have decided what you are going to collect in the line of hood ornaments.
  44. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 12 months ago
    Thank you Vintagefran for the love, much appreciated !~
  45. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 12 months ago
    Thank you aldo78 for the love, very much appreciated !~
  46. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 12 months ago
    Thank you Aimathena for the love, much appreciated !~
  47. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 12 months ago
    This is posted on CW's Facebook today...
  48. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thanks DrFluffy, I saw it and it received a lot of likes there. Very nice of Lisa to put it up there.
  49. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thank you RonM for the love, very appreciated and right back at you !~
  50. inky inky, 11 months ago
    Have to just love this again..so beautiful!...:-)
  51. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thank you freiheit for the love, much appreciated.
  52. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thank you inky again for the comment and love !~
  53. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thank you Aldo78 for the love, appreciated ~
  54. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thank you Vintagefran for the love, very appreciated !~
  55. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 10 months ago
    Thanks paultempler for the love, very much appreciated.
  56. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 10 months ago
    Thanks vintagecarmascot for the love, appreciate !
  57. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Thanks for all the loves artdecogirl, ttomtucker, Radegunder, stasianikol, I love you all back.
  58. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 7 months ago
    Thank you for the much appreciated loves fenwiki, leanna25, jonideco, Vintagefran, Jono, artdecogirl
  59. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    Thank you for the loves on this beauty, bratjdd, ttomtucker, Welzebub, TommyCIA lecigarette
  60. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 months ago
    Thank you agh collect for the love, very nice of you.
  61. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 month ago
    Thank you for the love Mani, very appreciated !~

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