1 Fine Small 20th Century Gilt Rolls Royce Spirit Of Ecstasy Classic Car Mascot Trophy Sculpture After Charles Sykes.
The model is Eleanor a provocatively nubile young lady.
The casting is superb, you can clearly see the lady's intricate detail with ripples which highlight movement and shape of this exciting wonderful sculpture.
So adorable and highly sought after by private collectors & tv film studio prop shops.
Made from silvered chrome with gilt golden finish.
Set on a later Rolls Royce trophy column with marble base.
Having the stamp Rolls Royce Motors Limited on the side bear base on Spirit of Ecstasy.
The spirit of Ecstasy is the bonnet ornament on a Rolls Royce, in the form of a woman leaning forwards with her arms outstretched and raised behind her. Billowing cloth runs from her arms to her back resembling wings, she was designed by Charles Robinson Sykes.
It carries with is a secret story about a love affair between John Walther Edward Douglas Scott Montagu the second Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, who was a pioneer of the automobile movement and the editor of the car Illustrated magazine from 1902 and the model for the emblem.
Eleanor Velasco Thornton. Eleanor also known as Thorn was John Walter's secretary, whom he fell in love with in 1902 when she worked for him on the motoring magazine.There secret love was to remain hidden, as Montagu was already married to Lady Cecil Victoria Constance Kerr. Eleanor impoverished social and economic status was an obstacle to their love.
Having such a beautiful finish with charming patina.
Circa late 20th century.
The unwrapped weight as follows weighs around 1kg.
Bought from an antiques dealer in Scotland.
Offered in fine used condition.
Having some minor noticeable verdigris patina, scuffs, scratches, stains, loss of gilding wear marks in places commensurate with usage & age.
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