Two large Peko-style motoring ceramic tobacco humidors, German,   ((2))
Lot 165
Two large Peko-style motoring ceramic tobacco humidors, German,
Sold for £ 750 (US$ 951) inc. premium

Lot Details
Two large Peko-style motoring ceramic tobacco humidors, German,   ((2))
Two large Peko-style motoring ceramic tobacco humidors, German,
larger versions, both glazed painted earthenware busts, the first in the form of an early English motorist with grumpy expression wearing goggles and with peaked cap lid, with impressed number '9522' and painted 45 to underside of base, the second in the form of a female passenger with blue veil and green wide-brimmed hat lid, with impressed mark '9524' and painted number 51, both modelled after original early 20th Century caricatures by the Italian artist Peko and produced as lithographs, each 14.5cm high.
(2)

Footnotes

  • Examples from this series of humidors are illustrated in John J. Zolomij: The Motor Car in Art (see page 181), with images of the original caricatures on which the humidors are modelled also appear in the same publication (see page 86-87).
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