Note: The original isosceles trapezoid shaped fitting is still intact, so this mascot could be re-attached to a real motorcar if required. 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 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 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 2: The number/s at the end of the title is my own personal reference and nothing to do with the item. Note 3: One photograph shows a real Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow of the type that this mascot would have been fitted to. The real car is not included in this sale.
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The item "MASCOT Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy ORIGINAL with RR logo stamp. MINT 577=myref" is in sale since Wednesday, October 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Transportation Collectables\Automobilia".
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