‘Skull’ mascot by Emile Brégeon, 1920
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Emile Brégeon (French, active 1890-1930)
A large, specialty ‘Doctor’s’ car mascot in patinated bronze, the heavy-cast skull and crossbones with original patina, would have been mounted on a car radiator, now set on a swept, oak base.
The symbol of the skull has no shortage of cultural and artistic connotations. Skull imagery featured in pieces presented to doctors by their grateful patients, following a recovery from illness – examples include pocket watches, cane handles and paperweights. Stamped BREGEON, French, circa 1920.
Height overall: 8 inches (20 cm)
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