Signed Accessory Mascots
by Tony Wraight, collector & dealer of fine art.

Joseph Emmanuel Descomps:  Running Faun.

A c.1925 Running Faun mascot by Joseph Emmanuel Cormier, known as Joseph Emmanuel Descomps.  This is an exceptionally rare and extremely fine mascot.  Signed, and finished in a silvered bronze.  Produced by the Etling foundry in Paris.  The piece stands 170mm high.

Joseph Emmanuel Descomps was born in 1868 and exhibited at the Salon d'Automme and the Tuilleries.  He studied under Hiollin and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais, where he won third class in 1921, second class in 1925, finally achieving first class in 1928.