An 'Owl' mascot by Edouard Marcel Sandoz, French, circa 1910,
signed 'Ed.M.Sandoz' to left side of base and with Susse Freres foundry mark to right side of base, nickelled bronze mascot in the form of a stylized owl, 4¼ins high, mounted on a period radiator cap above a turned wooden display base.
Sandoz (1881-1971) is one of the foremost sculptors and designers of the 20th century, designing just a handful of automobile mascots, this rare example being one of the finest he designed.
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