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Femme Oiseau, Very Rare Car Mascot, Circa 1923

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    Posted 6 years ago

    PhilDMorris
    (168 items)

    Femme Oiseau, Very Rare Car Mascot, Circa 1923
    A one-of mascot, this probably was a piece that was made by a mascot bronze factory to demonstrate to clients that they could make an item to ones own design. Possibly used by a mascot salesman in his sales kit. The design and feel of the engraving is razor sharp, even the face has pinpoint accuracy, which you just never find. Also the strands of hair are etched precisely on her bobbed cut, the feathers are superb !!~

    When I first bid on this it was at an auction in England with nothing but a picture you could not really see this piece but another one. After the auction was over I emailed them to see if I had won the auction. I was told not and that they had charged me for 2 other lots that I never bid on. In a few weeks I had not gotten over not winning but shortly had an email telling me that I had. There had been a mix up at their auction. In 2 more weeks the piece was delivered and I saw a revelation that I had not expected.

    This is the most rare mascot that I will ever find and have the privilege to own, never before seen by any of the 3 authors on mascot books who I have consulted with. Extremely detailed and chased (engraved) it may have been specially designed & made for a client by one of the manufacturers of mascots, it also is possible that it was made as a show piece for reps of the mascot mfg. company to show that they made one-of mascots for the wealthier clients to show their individuality. Either way it is so detailed it is extremely rare, even the face has unrivaled accuracy. Not known if English or French origin, the chance of me ever finding this was this once in a lifetime !!~

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    Comments

    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      She's exquisite Phil...I can tell you are so proud to own her ! I would say this qualifies as a "Rembrandt in the attic" find of a lifetime. :)
    2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Your write up on this one of a kind mascot is amazing and that you won her after you thought you didn't was because she was meant to be in your collection where she will be admired and cherished . She is fantastic Phil !!! Love love
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you mikelv85, This has now been married with a motometer and I am trying to get some bases made for mascots designed by myself and hopefully manufactured in China. I am hoping they can create what I want.
    4. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Great piece of art !
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Sweet Piece -- Pure Design !!
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you Nicefice, appreciated.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Wow is even a weak expression for her!

      Right translation (if Voisseau isn't the maker's name!) is "femme oiseau" ;-)
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you Caperkid and antiquerose for the nice comments.
    9. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you kyratango for the French translation you have been doing for me lately. Kisses !
    10. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Does name mean "Female Bird" ?
    11. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      No, Manikin, bird woman :-)
    12. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you kyratango I knew a French friend could help me out :-) I was kind of close :-)
    13. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Tweet! Tweetie! >°)
    14. Radegunder Radegunder, 6 years ago
      A beautiful piece!!! A story like yours makes collecting so thrilling!!!
    15. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you Radegunder, appreciate your stopping by.
    16. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      With this beauty on a hood, one would only hope the driver kept his eyes on the road and not her while driving =)
    17. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      I wouldn't mind being the proud owner of these mascots, that's for sure!
    18. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thanks AnnaB for the comment !~
    19. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thanks pops52 for the love and comment !
    20. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you Mani for the nice comments and support !~xo
    21. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Yes Mani, The name means bird woman xoxo, Thanks Jenni and MALKEY for the loves.

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