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WMF A.D.A.C trophy inkwell, 1913

Price Code: SOLD

Reference: 6456

WMF (Wurtembergische Machinefabriken)

‘A.D.A.C (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) Trophy’.

A fine and rare silvered desk companion in the form of an Edwardian racing car, presented as a racing trophy in 1913 and depicting the driver and riding mechanic hunched forward in concentration. The hinged bonnet is hand-stamped ‘A.D.A.C Wagenfahrt, 1913’, and the rear tonneau, with blue and white enamelled A.D.A.C logo opens to reveal a lower storage compartment. The front section, with ornate scrolls and acanthus leaf decoration, acts as the pen tray. This piece has stamped registration marks to the rear edge with a full complement of marks for the maker, WMF.

Length: 15 inches (38 cm)
Depth: 9 inches (23 cm)
Height: 6 inches (15 cm).

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