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Sterling Silver Model of Tim Birkin's 1929 'Blower' Bentley by Gil Holt, 2020

$81,364.36

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An extraordinarily detailed and immaculately recreated Sterling silver 1:12 scale model of Bentley’s 1929 supercharged 4½ litre ‘Blower’ by British silversmith Gil Holt of Anthony Holt & Sons. Only four ‘Team Blowers’ were built for racing, and this registration UU 5872, was Tim Birkin’s own team racing car, no.2, raced at Le Mans and went on to play a pivotal role in the Speed Six victory in 1930. The model Sterling silver patinated tyres to resemble ‘tread’, a double hinged louvred bonnet, revealing fine engine detailing on both sides, as well as an extremely well-observed dashboard with full instrumentation, and sits on a deep lacquered plinth. The model is complete with its own bespoke green calfskin Bentley presentation case. Bearing makers marks and London hallmarks for 2020. This model is one of only two ever produced by Anthony Holt & Sons, the last being made in 2002. Based on ‘UU 5872’, Bentley Motors announced in 2019, the production of a ‘continuation’ series of 12 ‘Blowers’ would to be produced, as a faithful recreation of Bentley’s own ‘Team Blower’, chassis number HB 3403. The original car would be disassembled, catalogued and meticulously scanned in three dimensions, the component parts then being recreated using the original 1920s moulds, tools and jigs, alongside the latest manufacturing technology. The 12 continuation ‘Blowers’ would then be assembled by specialist Mulliner engineers over a period of two years, as close mechanically, aesthetically (and spiritually) to the original car.

Details

  • Creator
    Anthony Holt (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)Width: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Depth: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Sterling Silver,Wood,Anodized,Cast,Lacquered,Polished
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2020
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 67481stDibs: LU868026176082

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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