‘Rallye du Mont Blanc’ bronze, 1928
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‘Rallye du Mont Blanc’
A fine quality, large bronze motoring trophy by August Hannessen dating from around 1928, depicting a Bugatti Type 35 beneath a ceremonial archway with ‘Rallye du Mont Blanc’ cast into the bronze.
Signed AUGUST HANNESSEN to the reverse. French, circa 1928.
Height: 12 inches (30 cm).
Automobile rallies have been held in the Alps since as early as 1906, with various wartime intervals. The Tour du Mont Blanc, as it is known today, is held each September, taking in some of the most scenic and demanding roads in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.
Illustrated: ‘The Motor Car in Art’, by John Zolomij, page 130
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