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Rolls-Royce 'Spirit of Ecstasy' Sterling Silver Ashtray, 1926

$6,107.69Asking Price

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The Spirit of Ecstasy mascot has adorned Rolls-Royce automobiles for over 90 years and is one of the world’s most readily identified images. In 1926, the Directors of Rolls-Royce Motors decided to commission a gift, to be produced in a small quantity. With the exception of 1931, each of the following years, until 1937, saw the creation of a different piece, always in Sterling silver and always incorporating the Spirit of Ecstasy as its decorative theme or inspiration, the result being known as the Rolls-Royce Desk Set. The pieces in the set were made for Rolls-Royce to give to special clients, dealers and other ‘friends of the house’ – they were never intended for retail, making them highly prized for collectors. This is the first piece created for the set which is a Sterling silver circular ashtray with a raised rim, with applied 'HW' monogram, and centrally mounted Spirit of Ecstasy mascot. Made by Sebastian Garrard and hallmarked London, 1926. Measures: Height 5 inches (13 cm).

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.94 in. (10 cm)Diameter: 5.91 in. (15 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1926
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 55521stDibs: LU868021317152

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