Posted 4 years ago
Art Deco Batman Circa 1920, Foundry Edit signed Chrome Bronze Car Mascot
This piece is anatomically correct also, since I started to see reproductions which were not and did not have the foundry stamp or signature either.
When I first posted this item, Collectors Weekly had Featured it, asking the question " Was This The First Batman ."
This item was first posted in Early 2012.
Sasportas Batman. This is an exceptionally rare 1920 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. Photographed and partially 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. Also to note that I have found only one for sale since this piece, this month actually, it was missing all the chrome and the face was not as nicely finished. This piece has one of the best faces I have seen on this type of mascot. This mascot is quite rare.
Since later in 2018 I have seen a reproductuon but the original is also anatomically correct, which the repro was not. The repro did not have the foundry stamp nor the signature.