Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy mascot 24ct GOLD Plt. My ref: 317

This is an authentic Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow / early Silver Spirit example of the most famous mascot in the world, the Rolls-Royce, Spirit of Ecstasy, plated in 24ct GOLD PLATE and presented nicely mounted or ready for use.

Size: The mascot is 4 1/4" tall (the correct size).

The mascot is made of solid, Stainless Steel (as it should be) and then gold plated..
Correctly stamped "ROLLS-ROYCE MOTORS LIMITED" stamped around the back of the base (as it should for post 1974).
Condition: The mascot is EXCELLENT (Perfect!) and the gold plating is also VERY GOOD, (NO worn areas), MINT except for a minor defect near the left foot (see the last photograph). Remember, if for ANY reason, you are not happy, you can always send it back for a full refund!
It comes mounted on a nice solid hard wood display mount with soft baize underneath = Ready to display.

Suitable for use on all Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows and most Silver Spirits etc.
Note: The original fitting is still intact, so this mascot could be re-attached to a real motorcar if required.

Make no mistake this is the genuine article, comes with a money-back guarantee on its authenticity

Mascot (only) size is: 4.5" tall (11.5 cm), its width at it's widest is 2.5" (6.5 cm) - as it should be!

It is my understanding that this part will

In 1911 Royce became gravely ill, he was a workaholic and hardly ever ate properly. The company almost collapsed. He took an extended holiday in Europe and Egypt. He never returned to full time work in Derby, but lived in the South of France during the winters and the south of England. 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). Its 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 3inches 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 Why buy from me? Not only do you get the standard eBay buyer protection, but you also get the full UK Distance Selling Regulations cover. Ultra fast In stock for immediate delivery Any item can be personally collected to save on postage or just for your convenience even at odd times out of hours (by arrangement) No quibble returns policy Great after-sales service Full contact address and phone details available

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My reference: #0317 H1178...

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