1931 Bugatti Royale Elephant Radiator Ornament, 1968

Summary

The Bugatti Royale's radiator is capped with a dancing elephant -- a suitably-sized animal mascot for a car of such grand proportions. The ornament was cast from a work by sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti, younger brother of Royale builder Ettore Bugatti. Rembrandt Bugatti died in 1916 and the Royale's mascot was a tribute to the talented artist.

The Bugatti Royale's radiator is capped with a dancing elephant -- a suitably-sized animal mascot for a car of such grand proportions. The ornament was cast from a work by sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti, younger brother of Royale builder Ettore Bugatti. Rembrandt Bugatti died in 1916 and the Royale's mascot was a tribute to the talented artist.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1968

Subject Date

1968

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2018.0.4.P.B.50042

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

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