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Motoring inkstand by Kayserzinn, 1907

A very stylish silver-plated motoring inkstand by Kayserzinn and modelled on the 1907 Lorraine-Dietrich and depicts Arthur Duray, victor of the 1906 Circuit des Ardennes, and his riding mechanic at speed on the powerful 130hp racer. German, circa early 1900s.

Length: 12 inches (30 cm).

The Kayserzinn factory, established in 1862, commissioned famous German artists and sculptors including Hugo Leven, Karl Berghof and Karl Geyer in their creation of decorative Art Nouveau pieces. The sculptor Wilhelm Zwick (1839-1916) was responsible for this model, capturing the interest generated by the early and heady days of motor-racing.

Price Code: £££

Reference: 6310

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