‘Michelin Man’ Mascot
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The earliest design of the famous tyre manufacturer’s car mascot, dating from 1916, featuring Mr. Bibendum (Michelin Man) in the ‘scruter l’horizon’ stance (looking into the distance) and kneeling on a Michelin tyre. The heavy cast silvered bronze figure stands on a stepped and swept black lacquered plinth and is stamped MICHELIN CABLE to the tyre.
Mr. Bibendum was an idea of André Michelin (1853-1931) who after seeing a stack of tyres which resembled the silhouette of a man at the 1894 Lyon exhibition, developed the character as the company’s central advertising mascot. The piece has been repolished by our silversmiths and the base has been refurbished.
The mascot stands at 4½ inches (11½ cm) tall, the overall height on the base is 7 inches (18 cm).
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