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Lot 11: Acatène Velleda. 1898
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: LUCIEN BAYLAC (1851-1913) Size: 46 1/2 x 62 in./118.1 x 157.5 cm Imp. Kossuth, Paris This French bicycle brand takes its name from an obscure piece of German history: Veleda was a 1st century priestess who predicted that her people would rise up and defeat the Romans. Hovering above the handlebars of the bike is a bird of prey crowned with the Latin phrase "woe to chains," indicating that this is a chainless model. (bicycle, bike)
Condition Report: B/ Slight tears at folds & edges.
Dimensions: 46 1/2 x 62 in./118.1 x 157.5 cm
Artist or Maker: LUCIEN BAYLAC (1851-1913)