A striking early 20th Century Art Deco car mascot in the form of a powerful leaping lion with excellent detail and very fine silver plated finish to the bronze, raised on a wooden base and signed C Brau
Height: 19 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Silver Plated Bronze & Wood
Casimir Brau (French, early 20th C) Specialising in figurative stylised car mascots cast in bronze Brau’s works have become synonymous with the streamlined essence of the Art Deco era.
The Art Deco Period
The Art Deco Period: although Art Deco derives its name from the great 1925 Paris Exhibition, ‘L’Exposition Internatlionale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’, the term is now generally applied to the typical artistic productions of the 1920’s and 1930’s. It might best be characterised as an attempt to unite arts with industry, embracing the machine age and repudiating the old antithesis of ‘Fine’ and ‘Industrial’ art. The sources of the Art Deco movement include Egyptian and Mayan Art, Cubisim, Fauvism and Expressionism, heavily influencing the chief force underlying all Art Deco with the emphasis upon geometric patterns.