A fine and rare Femme sur Fleche mascot, by George Verbanck (1881-1961), Belgian, 1920s,
Lot 178
A fine and rare Femme sur Fleche mascot, by George Verbanck (1881-1961), Belgian, 1920s,
Sold for US$ 4,880 inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine and rare Femme sur Fleche mascot, by George Verbanck (1881-1961), Belgian, 1920s,
a large and impressive nickelled-bronze mascot, hollow-cast 'Cire Perdue', depicting a kneeling semi-nude girl on a speeding arrow, her drapery flowing behind, with strong Art Deco and Cubist influence, with deeply impressed 'Geo.Verbanck' signature to right side and Brussels foundry mark 'Fond.Vindevogel Swijnaerde.Gand' to rear of base, 12 inches long, mounted to a large period radiator cap, and above a turned wooden base.

Footnotes

  • Born in Ghent, celebrated sculptor George Verbanck also designed, amongst other works, two major bronze groups 'Orpheus' and 'Meditation' for the Ghent Museum, along with another important bronze 'Sun Ritual' (see Abage: Bronzes 1800-1930; page 549, plate 2006), also produced by the Vin de Vogel foundry under Zwijnaer.
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