Winged Spoked Train Wheel Wall Emblem
Winged Spoked Train Wheel Wall Emblem
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Winged Spoked Train Wheel Wall Emblem

c1910/1920s. Hand-carved wood, 33 x 80 x 5cm. Chips to edges, aged and soiled surface with remains of old gilding.

Unlike most early 20th century winged wheel emblems for motor cars, this wheel with spokes does not have a tyre, suggesting that it is a representation of a railway train wheel.

Initially, a winged wheel was a symbol used on monuments by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The symbol was associated with the Greek god Hermes and as a representation of the chariot (or velocipede) of Triptolemus. In heraldry the symbol has been used to represent transport, speed and progress. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL201-27

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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