This Spirit of Ecstasy mascot is a truly fabulous example in hot cast solid bronze metal. Now each is very rare and hard to find. (First one I have seen for a few of YEARS now). Condition: No damage, so pretty much, still in MINT condition.Size: Identical to the real thing (Standard Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow size), 6 1/2" (16.5 cm) including the mount, 4 1/4" (11 cm) without the mount. The base is 3 square. The other mascots in this set were the Kneeling Lady and the Bentley R-Type. Both just as hard to find now. Few people have the full set of three in their mascot collection.
One picture shows the advert for this collection/set as published in one of the old copies of the RREC Advertiser. A summary history of the Rolls-Royce, SPIRIT OF ECSTASY mascot.In 1911 Royce became gravely ill, he was a workaholic and hardly ever ate properly. He took an extended holiday in Europe and Egypt. Fortunately for Rolls-Royce this allowed him to concentrate on designing for the future. At about this time it became fashionable to put a mascot on the radiator of your car.
Royce wanted a mascot befitting the style of The Best Car in The World. Artist Charles Sykes was commissioned to design a suitable mascot and came up with the Spirit of Ecstasy (The Flying Lady). It's design was patented on February 6th 1911. The model is thought to have been Eleanor Thornton, secretary of Lord Montague. From 1911 this mascot was the suggested and officially approved mascot.
Throughout the years, there have been two main versions of the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot, a kneeling version, and a standing version. Although reduced to a mere 3 inches today, the standing version of the mascot still adorns Rolls-Royce motorcars. The "SPIRIT OF ECSTASY" mascot celebrated 100 years old on February 6th 2011. Note: The number/s at the end of the title is my own personal reference and nothing to do with the item.UK BUYERS: Post default is slow and cheap. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Your satisfaction is my aim. If you feel I don't deserve great feedback, for ANY reason, please contact me BEFORE you open a case or leave feedback. I will try to resolve any issues you have. Good luck and thank you for looking. This item is in the category "Collectables\Transportation Collectables\Automobilia".
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