A rare 'La Conquete du Sahara' mascot by Marcel Bonnot, French, circa 1923

Summary

  • Type 
    Automobilia
  • Lot number 
    57
  • Location

Description

A rare 'La Conquete du Sahara' mascot by Marcel Bonnot, French, circa 1923, stamped 'M Bonnot' to rear of base and inscribed with title to front edge, nickel-plated bronze mascot depicting a graceful female nude carrying a Citroen-Kegresse 'Autochenilles' Half-Track vehicle, 14.5cm high, mounted on a period radiator cap above a turned wooden display base, offered together with a 1923 edition of the title Georges-Marie Haardt & Louis Audouin-Dubreuil: Le Raid Citroen - La Premiere Traversee du Sahara an Automobile; a French text account of the journey.
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