‘Mercedes Candelabrum’ by Mercedes-Benz, 1937
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A unique and highly important Sterling silver five-branch candelabrum, surmounted by a cast silver Mercedes-Benz star. The motif is reprised to the base, where facsimile signatures of the German Grand Prix aces – Hermann Lang, Manfred von Brauchitsch, Bernd Rosemeyer and Rudolph Caracciola – are inlaid. A unique piece, commissioned by Mercedes-Benz in 1937 in Caracciola’s honour and presented to the Regenmeister at a banquet to mark of one of his most successful racing seasons. Superb – the only word for it.
Provenance: the Trophy Room of the late Rudolph Caracciola.
Note: Rudolph Caracciola, one of the most famous names in racing, was regarded by many as the greatest driver of them all. â€œLuck was with meâ€ he wrote, recalling his1935 season, â€œwith seven Grand Prix and two other races I had become German champion and had earned the European championship for Mercedesâ€. In wet weather race conditions Rudi Caracciola had no equal and therefore he was known as the Regenmeister (Rain-master). Height overall 48 cm (19 inches).
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