A fine and rare 'Sirene' mascot by Georges Colin for Hermes of Paris, French, circa 1922

Summary

  • Type 
    Automobilia
  • Lot number 
    102
  • Location

Description

A fine and rare 'Sirene' mascot by Georges Colin for Hermes of Paris, French, circa 1922, signed 'G.Colin', with '(C&L)'(Contenot & Lelievre) mark and deeply impressed foundry cartouche with further stamped marks '(21) 1549' and number '10' to rear of base, Cire Perdue hollow cast nickel-plated bronze mascot in the form of a graceful nude mermaid rising from the waves with flowing hair and beckoning arms, 13cm high, mounted on turned wooden display base.
Footnotes
This mascot was awarded the prestigious Medaillee L'Auto for 1922 and was marketed by Hermes between 1922-1925.