Minerva mascot,
Lot 243
Mascotte Minerva par Pierre de Soete, origine belge, années 1920,
Sold for €1,750 (US$ 2,345) inc. premium
Lot Details
Mascotte Minerva par Pierre de Soete, origine belge, années 1920,
signée, creuse, en bronze nickelé avec marque de fonderie P.D. frappée sous la base représentant la déesse romaine casquée, hauteur 14 cm, montée sur un socle en bois tourné.

Pierre de Soete, sculpteur belge (1885-1948). Cette œuvre primée au Salon de l'Automobile de Paris de 1921 a orné dans les années 1920 les automobiles Minerva dont elle était la mascotte officielle.


A Minerva car mascot by Pierre de Soete, Belgian, 1920s,
signed, nickel plated hollow-cast bronze with acorn foundry stamping P.D. under base, depicting the Roman Goddess with helmet, 14cm high, on turned wooden display base.

Footnotes

  • Pierre de Soete, Belgian, (1885-1948). This mascot design was awarded a prize in the 1921 Salon D'L'automobile in Paris, and was used on Minerva Cars in the mid 1920's, as their official marque mascot.
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