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SIGNATURE Replica Hood Ornaments
1:2 | $40

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In the 1920s and 1930s, a car’s calling card rode atop its radiator shell. Pierce had its elaborate archer; Mercedes its three-pointed star; Duesenbergs wore a hand-formed, stylized bird—the “Duesenbird.” Whether it came as original equipment, or was an aftermarket add-on, having a hood or- nament on your car made a statement. These days, the little metal sculptures have become treasured by collectors who appreciate the era and the artistry that brought these images to life. If the idea of scouring the globe looking for the real thing seems daunting, Signa- ture has released a series of 13 1:2 scale replicas of some of the most unique ornaments, from marques like Pierce-Arrow, Graham, Packard, Voisin, Isotta-Fraschini, and Pontiac. Though not ornaments in the strictest sense, Signature has also tooled up a 1965 Mustang pony and a 1980 Dodge Ram just for good measure. Beautifully chromed and mounted on Lucite bases, these look amazing when in a group, and they’re just the thing to add a bit of nostalgia—you might even say ornamentation—to any office or home. – Bill Bennett

 

 

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