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Bronze bookends by Jean Verschneider, 1910

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Reference: 6972

Jean Verschneider (French, 1872-1943)

A pair of rare and charming patinated bronze mascots, known as ‘Le Chauffeur Râleur’ and ‘Le Chauffeur son Avertisseur’ respectively. The bronzes depicting two children, each wearing a fur motoring coat, cap and driving goggles, with one embracing an oversized bulb horn. The bronzes are both mounted as bookends with period marble bases and upstands, and each bronze is stamped with the foundry mark for AG Paris. French, circa 1910.

Height of each: 5½ inches (14 cm)

Jean Verschneider was an extremely versatile French artist and sculptor who also created a number of statues for Goldscheider. He was probably best known for ‘The Kid’, a rare 1925 car mascot depicting Jackie Coogan as featured in the title role, in the 1921 Charlie Chaplin film of the same name.

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