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‘Vive la France!’ Bronze Mascot by Jean Verschneider, 1909

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Reference: 6982

Jean Verschneider (French, 1872 -1943)

A charming patinated bronze mascot, depicting a child with period driving coat and cap holding aloft a French flag with ‘VIVE LA FRANCE’ printed to the centre. The bronze is set on a turned oak base and has its original gilded patina and is signed Jean Verschneider, with foundry stamp. French, circa 1909.

Height: 13 inches (33 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.

(See other works by Verschneider, Ref 6972)

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