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Vintage Mid 20th Century Salmon Car Mascot by Louis Lejeune (1 of 7)
Century Antiques
Flag of United KingdomLeicestershire, UK
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Vintage Mid 20th Century Salmon Car Mascot by Louis Lejeune

REF: CA2136 / LA491896
£145
€169
$182
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Description
This is a nice quality, chromed leaping salmon car bonnet mascot, dating from the mid 20th century. The mascot has been mounted onto an oak base, thus turning it into a desk ornament or perhaps even a paperweight. The Louis Lejeune website still sells this model of mascot, listing it as the ‘old style’ design, which I believe originally dates from the 1930s. The company also offers bases at additional cost, but the type fitted to this example does not match those supplied by Lejeune, which makes me suspect that its former owner had the mount made for it. The current website list price is £271.00, which makes this example great value. Perfect for a keen fisherman!
measurements
Height:
14.5 cm
Width:
10.7 mm
Depth:
13.8 mm
declaration
Century Antiques has clarified that the Vintage Mid 20th Century Salmon Car Mascot by Louis Lejeune (LA491896) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being C.1950
condition
The mascot is very good, with all of its chromed finish intact. No chips, cracks or dents to the metal. The oak base has a couple of indentations to the surface, and a small patch where there is a loss to varnished surface, but none of these minor flaws detract. The underside of the base has a brown felt covering to protect the surface it sits on.
location
This Vintage Mid 20th Century Salmon Car Mascot by Louis Lejeune is located in Leicestershire, United Kingdom