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Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display

Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
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  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Monumental Bronze Spirit of Ecstasy Rolls Royce Showroom Display | Ref. no. 09400 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 09400
Price: £2,750.00
A monumental brown patinated bronze Rolls Royce sculpture of The Spirit of Ecstasy, designed by Charles Robinson Sykes, circa 1940 in date.

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A monumental brown patinated bronze Rolls Royce sculpture of The Spirit of Ecstasy, designed by Charles Robinson Sykes, circa 1940 in date.

The sculpture is in the form of a woman leaning forwards with her arms outstretched behind and above, her flowing robes run from her arms to her back resembling wings and raised on a three-tier black marble circular pedestal base.

Provenance: by repute from the vendor, this sculptural mascot was displayed in a Rolls Royce showroom.

Add some unmistakable drama to your home with this beautiful sculpture.

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 65 x Width 33 x Depth 41

Weight 26.5 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches

Weight 58.4 lbs

Our reference: 09400

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

The Spirit of Ecstasy is the bonnet ornament on Rolls-Royce cars. It is in the form of a woman leaning forwards with her arms outstretched behind and above her. Billowing cloth runs from her arms to her back, resembling wings.
The Spirit of Ecstasy, also called "Emily", "Silver Lady" or "Flying Lady", was designed by English sculptor Charles Robinson Sykes and carries with it a story about secret passion between John Walter Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, (second Baron Montagu of Beaulieu after 1905, a pioneer of the automobile movement, and editor of The Car Illustrated magazine from 1902) and the model for the emblem, Eleanor Velasco Thornton. Eleanor (also known as Thorn) was the secretary of John Walter, who fell in love with her in 1902 when she worked for him on the aforesaid motoring magazine. Their secret love was to remain hidden, limited to their circle of friends, for more than a decade. The reason for the secrecy was Eleanor's impoverished social and economic status, which was an obstacle to their love. On the other hand, Montagu was married to Lady Cecil Victoria Constance Kerr since 1889.

Eleanor died on 30 December 1915 when the SS Persia was torpedoed by a U-boat south of Crete. She had been accompanying Lord Montagu who had been directed to assume a command in India. He was thought to have been killed too, but survived and was saved after several days adrift in a life raft.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 65 x Width 33 x Depth 41

Weight 26.5 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches

Weight 58.4 lbs

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