Description

    A Rare Aluminum Whisperer Mascot Designed by Charles Sykes, introduced 1909
    6-1/8 inches high (mascot)
    7-3/4 inches high (mascot including base)
    The Whisperer mascot was privately commissioned by 2nd baron Lord John Montagu of Beaulieu and was designed by Charles Sykes. Specifically made for Montagu's Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, the female figure was thought to be modeled after Montagu's mistress, Eleanor Thornton. Some historians also credit Eleanor as the inspiration for the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy mascot produced by Sykes in 1911.


    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Adhered to marble base, scattered casting nuances, in apparently good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2017
    22nd-25th Friday-Monday
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