A LAir superb aviation illuminated deskpiece by Augusto Moreau, French, circa 1910,
signed, bronzed and patinated pewter figure depicts a draped nude lady with a sinuous art nouveau movement, holding aloft a flaming torch, arising from the flame appears a representation of a Louis Bleriot Monoplane XI aeroplane made of solid bronze, the figure standing on a winged platform above a marble base applied with a plaque marked l'Air la science domine l'univers par Augusto Moreau (Medaille D'or). The aeroplane measures 12 ½ inches long with 12 ½ inches wingspan and is a superb and detailed representation of the Monoplane in which Louis Bleriot made his historic and memorable flight over the Channel from France to England in 1909. Below the wings there are two lamps, enabling the aeroplane to be illuminated.
Overall height: 32 in.