Lot 36 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Sold for £2,025
(including buyers premium)
A very rare and important Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy Showroom Display Mascot, believed to be one of a small selection made after WWII to decorate the showrooms. Signed to the base by sculptor Charles Sykes and offered in excellent, well-preserved condition. This magnificent Rolls-Royce Showroom Bronze is believed to have been on display at the famous Rolls-Royce Conduit Street, London Showrooms until the 1960s, when it was passed on to another London RR Dealership for Showroom Display. It was in the magnificent Collection of the well-know RREC Member and Welsh TSB Section chairman, the Late Brian Corser until his sad passing in the 1990s.
H&H offered a solid bronze version of this piece, consigned from the same estate for £8,337.00 (inclusive of premium) at the June 2015 sale in conjunction with the RREC.