May 3, 2014

DARRACQ / FRANCE

Alexandre DARRACQ was a French businessman who, in 1899, changed from bicycle production to motor cars. In October 1919 DARRACQ took over Clement Talbot, whose works were in London and in the following year they merged with Sunbeam.

Here you see the 1919 radiator emblem. A real piece of art. Please look at the details. You even can see the stones of the tower. In the middle of the emblem there you find " Les fleurs de Lis ". This was the symbol of the French monarchy.





DARRACQ radiator emblem

Dimensions
6.5 cm 

Year
 1919 

Estimate




Pay attention there is a repro. If you look precisely you see that all the details are missing:



left: original                    right: flat reverse of the repro

For more beautiful emblems from other automobiles see top right of this page ( list of car makers ).

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