Accessory Mascots

Devils & Imps.  1920s Rigoletto Hunchback.

1920s Italian good luck mascot known as Rigoletto.  A lucky hunchback nickel plated brass.  There is also a similar French version of this mascot known as Satan and signed to the lower base Lorette.  Good luck mascot varied from country to country, a black cat in the UK however in the Latin countries they often favoured more unusual mascot.  Jokers, Hunchbacks, Devils, also the lucky Swastika was popular as were a number of death symbols including Skull and crossbones.  A sinister French mascot called Hara-kiri appeared in 1913 this was a Japanese chap disembowelling himself, I have never seen one of these mascots however.