Rolls Royce Bronze Statue: Spirit Of Ecstasy Sculpture By Charles Sykes – VS6206
This Is An Extremely Rare, Original Statue From 1928 That Was Displayed At The Rolls Royce Dealership In Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Rolls Royce Bronze Statue: Spirit Of Ecstasy Sculpture By Charles Sykes
This is an original Rolls Royce bronze statue from 1928. It was originally displayed in the Hersey, Pennsylvania Rolls Royce dealership, and is and original signed by artist Charles Sykes. The Spirit of Ecstasy, (Rolls Royce's iconic hood ornament) was first designed by Sykes in 1911, who would continue creating the statues until 1948, when casting of the statues was taken over by the company. These larger dealership statues are extremely rare, and high collector coveted. This sculpture measures 21 inches at tallest by 14 inches at its longest, and 15 inches at widest point. At the bottom it is signed "Sykes 28". Like all of our collectible automobilia advertising, this Rolls Royce bronze statue is sold in original, unrestored condition as pictured. We do not believe in restoring these items because we believe that any blemishes are part of this statue's unique history.
Rolls Royce Bronze Statue Specifications
- Type: Mounted Bronze Statue
- Character: Spirit Of Ecstasy
- Company: Rolls Royce
- Product: Automobiles
- Dealership: Hershey, Pennsylvania
- Date Of Creation: 1928
- Artist: Charles Sykes
- Color: Bronze
- Size: Base 21 Inches Tall By 14 Inches Long 15 Inches Wide
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
Rolls Royce Bronze Statue Additional Details
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About Spirit Of Ecstasy: History
The Spirit of Ecstasy is the bonnet ornament sculpture on Rolls-Royce cars. It is in the form of a woman leaning forwards with her arms outstretched behind and above her. Billowing cloth runs from her arms to her back, resembling wings.
In February 1911 (Charles)Sykes presented to Rolls-Royce the Spirit of Ecstasy, which was easily recognisable as being a variation on the theme of The Whisper. The similarity was hardly coincidental because the model for both had been Miss Thornton. The sculptor's signature appeared on the plinth and were either signed "Charles Sykes, February 1911" or "Feb 6, 1911" or "6.2.11". Even after Rolls-Royce took over the casting of the figures in 1948 each Spirit of Ecstasy continued to receive this inscription until 1951.
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