- A RARE PLASTER MAQUETTE OF THE FIRST MIESSE LA TORPILLE STEAM CAR, BELGIAN, 1896,
Bonhams | 04-Nov-2016 | London to Brighton Run Sale, Veteran Motor Cars and Related Automobilia | Venue : London, New Bond Street
Category : Automobilia
Lot No. : 117
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 
This maquette is believed to have been one of several preliminary sculptures for a proposed later cast bronze version that was never realised.
 

original maquette with painted 'terracotta' finish, of Jules Miesse at the wheel of his 3-cylinder The Torpedo steam-powered car, with painted lettering to rear of plinth 'Jules Miesse 1896', and inscribed to front of plinth 'Jules Miesse - Au Volant de sa premier automobile a vapeu, La Torpille - 1896', measuring 44cm long overall, with possible old repair or replacement head of driver and to left sidelamp.