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The Rolls-Royce Desk Set ‘Radiator Inkwell’ (1929)

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Saunders & Shepherd

A hallmarked Sterling silver Rolls-Royce desk inkwell, in the form of a free standing Rolls-Royce radiator expansion tank with red enameled Rolls-Royce grille badge, topped by a miniature Spirit of Ecstasy mascot and opening to reveal a glass liner. Hallmarked London, 1929. In a bespoke fitted calfskin presentation case. This item from the ‘Rolls-Royce Desk Set’ is available to purchase individually.

Height: 3½ inches (9 cm).

Few automobile manufacturers enjoy such a reputation as Rolls-Royce, whose Spirit of Ecstasy mascot defines the very essence of the brand. “Everyone who buys the best things” wrote press magnate Lord Northcliffe “buys only Rolls-Royce”. The Spirit of Ecstasy was a special commission from Rolls-Royce, finely rendered in 1911 by Royal Academician Charles Sykes (1875-1950). A decade and a half later, the company elected to surmount the mascot in scaled down form on a set of Sterling silver desk elements, from a cigar ashtray to a pair of bookends, and each year these pieces were sent as a Christmas gift to 100 selected individuals listed in the maker’s enviable address book.

 

 







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