German Factory Mascots

Manufacturer:  Mercedes-Benz 1924 to date.  Monkey Holding Star Logo.

Monkey by Otto Pilz circa 1910 holding the Mercedes logo of a three pointed star and with word Mercedes below.  Signed around the base Seinen lieben Herzing.  

I don't know anything about either sculptor or signature, possibly a one off or a limited addition supplied by the company to top sales men or as Christmas gifts or a gift to buyers of the cars, in any event it was produced before 1926 when the post-war recession forced Daimler into a co-operative agreement with Benz.  in 1924 and the two companies merged in 1926 crating one company Mercedes Benz.