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Price Realized: $4,420 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2476 Lot 87
DESIGNER UNKNOWN GNOME RHONE / MOTOCYCLETTES. Circa 1935.
43 3/4x31 1/4 inches, 111x79 1/2 cm. Illustra, Paris.
Condition A: minor abrasions in image.
An extraordinary image for a brand of motorcycle that was very popular in France between the wars. Seen head-on, a stylized rider is hunched over his handlebars. With a small injection of science fiction fantasy, he is depicted with what can only be interpreted as haute design, Art Deco wings. The oversized lettering adds to the bizarre visual impression, creating a superb image.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,420