BELLE MASCOTTE "MR MERCURY" EN ARGENT MASSIF PAR MAPPIN & WEBB, LONDRES, 1931, PROBABLEMENT SUR COMMANDE SPÉCIALE DE NATIONAL BENZOLE CO. LTD,

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Lot 100A
BELLE MASCOTTE "MR MERCURY" EN ARGENT MASSIF PAR MAPPIN & WEBB, LONDRES, 1931, PROBABLEMENT SUR COMMANDE SPÉCIALE DE NATIONAL BENZOLE CO. LTD,

€ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 11,000 - 17,000
BELLE MASCOTTE "MR MERCURY" EN ARGENT MASSIF PAR MAPPIN & WEBB, LONDRES, 1931, PROBABLEMENT SUR COMMANDE SPÉCIALE DE NATIONAL BENZOLE CO. LTD,
non signée, mascotte coulée en argent massif représentant la tête du dieu romain au casque ailé avec poinçon sur le bord supérieur de l'aile gauche et sur le côté gauche de la base, hauteur 9 cm, longueur 11 cm, montée sur un bouchon de radiateur d'époque poli sur un socle en bois tourné.

A FINE 'MR MERCURY' MASCOT IN STERLING SILVER BY MAPPIN & WEBB, LONDON, 1931, A BELIEVED SPECIAL COMMISSION FOR NATIONAL BENZOLE CO.LTD,
unsigned, solid cast sterling silver mascot in the form of the head of the mythical Roman figure with winged helmet, with hallmark to upper edge of left wing and to left side of base, 9cm high, 11cm long, mounted on a period polished radiator cap above a turned wooden display base.

Footnotes

  • D'après le vendeur, cette mascotte aurait été commandée par Samuel Henshow fondateur et président de National Benzole qui après quelques discussions, finit par choisir l'image de "Mr Mercury" comme logo commercial de National Benzole, figure qui apparut d'abord dans les campagnes publicitaires en 1928.

    According to information supplied by the vendor, it is believed that this mascot was specially commissioned by Samuel Henshaw, the founder and chairman of National Benzole, having, after some discussion, eventually chosen the 'Mr Mercury' figure as the National Benzole marketing logo, which first appeared in advertising campaigns in 1928.
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