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'Trophy Sculpture' by Emmanuel Zurini, 1991
A Sterling silver trophy sculpture by Zurini, of a stylized automobile, mounted on a black veined marble plinth, with engraved artist’s signature and full hallmarks to the reverse, Sheffield, dated 1991.
Dimensions: Length overall 10½ inches (27 cms).
Additional Notes: Emmanuel Zurini was born in France in 1942 and became famous in the 1960's as one of the leading photographers of Grand Prix motor-racing. His exciting work was frequently adapted and used as artwork for some of the most memorable Grand Prix and Le Mans 24-hour race posters of that period.
A trained artist, he turned to sculpture in 1975 and for the last 30 years has developed a reputation as the most innovative sculptor of stylised automotive bronzes worldwide. He has created numerous trophies for Formula 1 teams and personalities as well as the Pebble Beach Concours.
His bronzes - when available - are widely collected and devotees of his bronzes include Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher and Flavio Briatore. Usually cast in editions of 8 only, Zurini bronzes often sell out as soon as they are announced.