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Elegant Nubile Rolls Royce Spirit of Ecstasy Wraith Car Mascot Sculpture Charles Sykes
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1 Beautiful Small 20th Century Original Rolls Royce Nubile Spirit Of Ecstasy Wraith Classic Car Mascot 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 chrome. This is so wonderful to the touch. Set on a later circular base mount. 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. Free standing. Having such a beautiful finish with charming patina. Circa mid 20th century 1950's. The unwrapped weight as follows weighs around 1kg. Bought from an elderly Gentleman who kept this sculpture from off his old 1950's Rolls Royce Wraith that he used to drive. Unsigned. Viewings are welcome by appointment only for customer support please send a message thankyou. We offer our clients exceptional professional customer service. Cash upon collection is welcome. Browse our exciting other available collections in our shop gallery, happy shopping. Dimensions in inches & centimetres approximate 5.11" Total height (13cm) 2.75" Width wingspan (7cm) 3.14" Depth (8cm) 1.96" Depth of base (5cm)
Cheshire Antiques Consultant has clarified that the Elegant Nubile Rolls Royce Spirit of Ecstasy Wraith Car Mascot Sculpture Charles Sykes (LA367217) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1950's
Condition report. Offered in fine used condition. Having some minor noticeable patina, scuffs, scratches, stains, wear marks in places commensurate with usage & old age.
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This Elegant Nubile Rolls Royce Spirit of Ecstasy Wraith Car Mascot Sculpture Charles Sykes is located in Chester, UK