An eye catching nickel plated Art Deco Sphinx Car Mascot, this impressive figure encompasses the age of glamour and lavish adornments in the ‘Age of Speed’. Exhibiting a well polished surface and fine hand finished detail it is raised and fitted on a stepped circular stand.
Height: 11 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Nickel Plated Bronze
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.