Paul Moreau-Vauthier, 'The Michelin Trophy', French circa 1922,


Paul Moreau-Vauthier, 'The Michelin Trophy', French circa 1922,
a fine and rare 'miniature' bronze by Susse Frere foundry, Paris, the base engraved (in french) 'the Man, by the Aid of His Aeroplane, overcomes the Attraction of the Earth', 20.5cm high overall.

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A much larger exhibition size 'Michelin Trophy' was presented to important pioneer aviators and aviation companies for notable achievement in the air. These smaller versions were presented as personal copies of the trophy to be kept by the pilot, designer or head of factory. It is believed that only 100 miniature bronzes of the Michelin Trophy were produced by the Susses Freres Foundry in Paris.
REFERENCE: mo2403