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Bronze mascot showing a mythological figure. Factory mascot for UNIC automobiles. An earlier version by Bazin is more 3 dimensional and less art deco. This is art deco at its best and you should be able to see the F. BAZIN signature !~

Mascotte Centaure Signée F. Bazin. Symbole des Automobiles Unic. Bronze argenté. H : 15 cm Signed F. Bazin. Symbol of the Unic Automobiles. Silvered bronze. H : 15 cm

I have included a photo of the artist Francois Bazin also, very similar to one in a book, as there has been no picture of him on the internet until now !~

The Dictionary of Sculptors in Bronze by James MacKay lists Francois V. Bazin: 1897 - 1956
Born in Paris, Oct. 31, 1897, he studied under Navallier, Denis Puesch and Injalbert. He exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Francois from 1913, becoming an Associate and winning an honourable mention,(1923), a bronze medal (1924) and a gold medal (1929). He specialized in heads and busts of his contemporaries and his work includes the portraits of The Bishop of Quimper (1932), Henri Levesque (1933), Madame A. le F. (1934), Charles David (1935). He also produced a group entitled "Mermaids" !~

And so Francois Bazin has been much overlooked and any info at all is a real search. Books on Art Deco have not heard of him. One thing not mentioned was that he was an Art Deco mascot designer par excellence and rated as one of the best of all time, if not the best, many mascot collectors believe this to be true !

MORE BIOGRAPHY FRESH INFO !!!

François Bazin was born in Paris in 1897 parents copper engravers and medalists. He spent his childhood in Chile where his father taught at the Beaux-Arts de Santiago. Returning to Paris in 1913, he studied at the Decorative Arts and the Higher School of Fine Arts. It is contemporary and fellow Belmondo , Fish and Despiau. Mobilized in January 1916, he joined the SPAD 164 fighter squadron commanded by Guynemer , whose squadron emblem is a stork whose engines Hispano Suiza. He is contacted after the war by the company to create the radiator cap their future automobiles incorporating bird adorning the cabins of the victorious squadron. Automotive Hispano Suiza feature "The Stork" in 1920. Between 1920 and 1935 François Bazin created a large number of automobile radiator caps: Stork (Hispano Suiza), head of Women Mangbetu ( Cruise Black Citroen), Triomphe (Isotta Fraschini) elephant head (Latil) Centaur (Unic) Licorne (Unicorn) .... Winner of numerous awards (Fine Arts National Award) François Bazin stay in Italy at the Villa Medici, Greece, Egypt (1929) and Madagascar (1956) where he made of the statues, portraits in charcoal.

Forgot to mention that I bought my mascot here from France, quite recently.

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    GORGEOUS!!!!!!
  2. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Marvelous ! Love it Phil :-) It is one of Art Deco's finest . Do you have the document also ? That is a treasure if you do . xoxox
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Wow Phil! Congratulations! He's amazing! Bazin photo and monumental work equally so! Blown away!
  4. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    Love it I nearly died when my partner told me of the one's he threw away lucky I wasn't with him at the time.
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Wow, super fantastic!
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Another amazing addition to your collection!
    The back story really adds to the posting!
  7. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 1 year ago
    Beautiful!
  8. nldionne nldionne, 1 year ago
    How on earth did I miss this beautiful piece. Well Phil it doesn't surprise me that you would be the first to put something out there for the whole world to see:)))
  9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 1 year ago
    Wonderful Phil ! :)
  10. MattyG MattyG, 1 year ago
    Now that's a bold looking mascot to have leading the way. I love the imagination of this sculptor.
  11. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Manikin for the love and the wonderful comment, I do not have the original letter, and wish I did on this one. I should realize that when I am bidding Euros it translated to about 37 cents more to the dollar to bid. But C'est la vie !~
  12. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Moonstonelover21 for the love and the nice comment, appreciated !~
  13. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Fabulous!...:-)
  14. zguy2112 zguy2112, 1 year ago
    Another winner! FANTASTIC piece!!
  15. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you vetraio50 for the love and the very nice comment !~
  16. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Zowie for the love. Phil.
  17. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Zowie for the comment also, very kind of you to visit, and should have remarked before !~
  18. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    I don't know a lot about thing's have picked up a few things here & there but most of the time I have forgotten more then have picked up. When doing research for when we moved I got a lot of things down pat now it's seem to have gone blank in my head. That's life have a great day be safe
  19. mcheconi mcheconi, 1 year ago
    Great piece. Hood ornaments are very interesting and many renowned artists were invited to create them.
  20. cogito cogito, 1 year ago
    Spectacular! This one may be my favorite of your collection so far. Dripping Deco style!
  21. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you mustangtony for the love, very much appreciated !~
  22. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you sarahoff for the love, very much appreciated. Phil.
  23. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you AmberRose for the super fantastic comment and the love, right back at you !~
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    Thank you David for the love and for the kind words, very much appreciated and right back at you !~
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    Thank you gargoylecollector for the beautiful comment and the love, very much appreciated !~
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    Thank you for the love, very appreciated nldionne !~
  29. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 year ago
    Awesome mascot Phil, nice addition to your collection!!
  30. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you blunderbuss2 for the love, much appreciated !~
  31. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 year ago
    Which picture is of yours?
  32. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    The first natch, it has the cheap base to it.
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    Thank you bratjdd for the love, send the love back to you !~
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    Thank you czechman for the love, much appreciated !~
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    Thank you MattyG for the comment and the love, appreciated !~
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    Thank you Geno for the wonderful comment and for the love, much appreciated and back at you !~
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    Thank you Leah Goodwin for the visit & love, very much appreciated !~
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    Thank you kindly toolate2 for the love, much appreciated and right back at you !~
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    Thank you inky for the comment and for the love, very appreciated !~
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    Thank you zguy2112 for the love and the comment, very much appreciated !~
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    Love new profile photo ! xo
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    Thank you Mani, just something I worked on, doing work on my NYC photos to try
    posting them for next week on Aminus !~Phil XO
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    Love it! Great profile picture as well!
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    Thank you cogito for the love on this, much appreciated, and thank you for the comment also !~
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    very nice..., as well as the write up..., as always ...;-)
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    Way to cool Phil !!!!!!!!!!!
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