French Art Deco bronze bust of Jean Mermoz. This piece has a beautiful green patina and black marble base. Jean Mermoz was a French pioneer aviator, 1901-1936. This depicts his courageous expression with a slight movement in the hair. He was most noted for his adventurous spirit. He succeeded at dangerous night flights and ambitious desert flights. He was also the first pilot to cross the South Atlantic ocean by air as well as several other feats.