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Art Deco Bronze Hoop Girl Statue by Charles Sykes 1920s

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Art Deco Bronze Hoop Girl Statue by Charles Sykes 1920s

Art Deco Bronze Hoop Girl Statue by Charles Sykes 1920s

– This bronze is based in our Los Angeles store where we will ship from, please contact for shipping quote You are viewing a gorgeous green bronze casting depicting an art deco style figurine holding a hoop aloft. The piece is signed ‘Charles’ on the base and this is a piece by Charles Skyes. Sykes is perhaps most famous for coming up with the Rolls Royce ‘Spirit of Ecstacy’ emblem which stood on the hood / bonnet of the car. That was also a silvered bronze. This is a recast from the original and is offered in great shape.

The piece we have here is an almost archetypal example of a the 1920s idealised female form and art deco aesethetic. The lithe female wears a figure hugging cress which fans out via her pleats. She holds her arms aloft to hold up the hoop and she has her head back seductively.

The quality to the casting is incredible as I hope the photos illustrate. She stands firmly on the black tiered marble base which has been polished and is smooth to touch. We bought this piece from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris.

– Bronze is offered in great shape with no signs of damage
– Will ship to anywhere in the world

Dimensions are in inches:
Width x Depth x Height
8 x 5 x 14

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Art Deco Bronze Hoop Girl Statue by Charles Sykes 1920s

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Art Deco Bronze Hoop Girl Statue by Charles Sykes 1920s

Art Deco Bronze Hoop Girl Statue by Charles Sykes 1920s

– This bronze is based in our Los Angeles store where we will ship from, please contact for shipping quote You are viewing a gorgeous green bronze casting depicting an art deco style figurine holding a hoop aloft. The piece is signed ‘Charles’ on the base and this is a piece by Charles Skyes. Sykes is perhaps most famous for coming up with the Rolls Royce ‘Spirit of Ecstacy’ emblem which stood on the hood / bonnet of the car. That was also a silvered bronze. This is a recast from the original and is offered in great shape.

The piece we have here is an almost archetypal example of a the 1920s idealised female form and art deco aesethetic. The lithe female wears a figure hugging cress which fans out via her pleats. She holds her arms aloft to hold up the hoop and she has her head back seductively.

The quality to the casting is incredible as I hope the photos illustrate. She stands firmly on the black tiered marble base which has been polished and is smooth to touch. We bought this piece from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris.

– Bronze is offered in great shape with no signs of damage
– Will ship to anywhere in the world

Charles Sykes Art Deco Bronze Hoop Girl

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Charles Sykes Art Deco Bronze Hoop Girl

Charles Sykes Art Deco Bronze Hoop Girl

You are viewing a gorgeous silvered bronze casting depicting an art deco figurine holding a hoop aloft. The piece is signed ‘Charles’ on the base and this is a piece by Charles Skyes. Sykes is perhaps most famous for coming up with the Rolls Royce ‘Spirit of Ecstacy’ emblem which stood on the hood / bonnet of the car. That was also a silvered bronze. This is a recast from the original and is offered in great shape.

The piece we have here is an almost archetypal example of a the 1920s idealised female form and art deco aesethetic. The lithe female wears a figure hugging cress which fans out via her pleats. She holds her arms aloft to hold up the hoop and she has her head back seductively.

The quality to the casting is incredible as I hope the photos illustrate. She stands firmly on the black tiered marble base which has been polished and is smooth to touch. We bought this piece from a dealer in London’s Camden Passage.

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Charles Skyes Flying Lady Bronze Silver Spirit Ecstacy Rolls Royce

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Charles Skyes Flying Lady Bronze Silver Spirit Ecstacy Rolls Royce

Charles Skyes Flying Lady Bronze Silver Spirit Ecstacy Rolls Royce

You are viewing a gorgeous silvered bronze of the famous Spirit of Ecstasy (on the hood / bonnet of every Rolls Royce motor car) on a marble base. Or, as it is also referred to in the United States – ‘The Flying Lady’. This is a later recast from the original and is offered in great shape and signed on the base (please see close up photo).

Like every good work of art there is a great story behind its making. The piece is offered in perfect condition and ready for home use right away and would make a great collectors piece for any home or collector. The piece is signed near her foot – please see the close up photo.

Charles Sykes was a sculpturist working out of early 19th Century England whose most famous work is the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ as adorned on the bonnet of Rolls Royce cars. Also known as the ‘Flying Lady’ in the United States. Skyes was a graduate of the Royal College of Arts and was commissioned by Claude Johnson, then managing director of Rolls Royce, to create the piece to emobdy the spirit and gracefulness of the great car.

This is certainly the most attractive and probably the best known motor car mascot in the world, she has adorned the radiators of Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1911 and concealed a hidden passion as there is a great story behind her creation. This marvellous mascot was modelled after a woman who had bewitching beauty, intellect and esprit – but not the social status which might have permitted her to marry the man with whom she had fallen in love.

This is the story of Eleanor Velasco Thornton, whose liaison with John Walter Edward-Scott-Montagu (after 1905 the second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu) was to remain a secret for a decade or more, principally because both partners acted with the utmost discretion. John Scott, heir to his father’s title, was a pioneer of automobilism in England. From 1902 he was editor of the illustrated magazine The Car. Eleanor V Thornton was employed as his secretary. Friends of the pair knew of their close relationship but they were sufficiently understanding as to overlook it.

Sykes also created other art deco pieces such as the ‘Hoop Lady’ and other works, although of course the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy is his most famous.

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Bronze Rolls Royce Car Mascot Charles Sykes Silver Spirit Deco

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Bronze Rolls Royce Car Mascot Charles Sykes Silver Spirit Deco

Bronze Rolls Royce Car Mascot Charles Sykes Silver Spirit Deco

You are viewing a gorgeous bronze casting of the famous Spirit of Ecstasy (on the hood / bonnet of every Rolls Royce motor car) on a marble base. Like every good work of art there is a great story behind its making (see below). The piece is offered in perfect condition and ready for home use right away and would make a great collectors piece for any home or collector. The piece is signed near her foot – please see the close up photo.

This is certainly the most attractive and probably the best known motor car mascot in the world. Designed by Charles Robinson Sykes, she has adorned the radiators of Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1911 and concealed a hidden passion. This marvellous mascot was modelled after a woman who had bewitching beauty, intellect and esprit – but not the social status which might have permitted her to marry the man with whom she had fallen in love.

This is the story of Eleanor Velasco Thornton, whose liaison with JohnWalter Edward-Scott-Montagu (after 1905 the second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu) was to remain a secret for a decade or more, principally because both partners acted with the utmost discretion. John Scott, heir to his father’s title, was a pioneer of automobilism in England. From 1902 he was editor of the illustrated magazine The Car. Eleanor V Thornton was employed as his secretary. Friends of the pair knew of their close relationship but they were sufficiently understanding as to overlook it.

The bronze is offered in very good condition ready for home use right away and we will ship this to anywhere in the world. We bought this from a dealer in London’s Camden Passage.

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XL Rolls Royce Statue Bronze Charles Sykes Flying Lady

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XL Rolls Royce Statue Bronze Charles Sykes Flying Lady

XL Rolls Royce Statue Bronze Charles Sykes Flying Lady

– Come view this gorgeous Flying Lady / Spirit Ecstacy in our Hertfordshire warehouse
– Wonderful bronze casting of the famous Rolls Royce car statue by Charles Sykes
– This is a later recast from the original and stands in at nearly four feet tall!
– The Rolls Royce bronze is perhaps one of the most famous works of automobile art and this is a wonderful casting
– Great ornament for your home – of course being bronze this Rolls Royce bronze can live outside with no fear of rusting
– Silver bronze has a lovely patina and stands on the black marble base
– Will ship to anywhere in the world

Rolls Royce Bronze Flying Lady Figurine Charles Sykes Deco Spirit

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Rolls Royce Bronze Flying Lady Figurine Charles Sykes Deco Spirit

Rolls Royce Bronze Flying Lady Figurine Charles Sykes Deco Spirit

– Come view this in our Hertfordshire showroom – just 25 minutes north of London
– Stunning silver bronze casting of the Flying Lady by Charles Sykes
– Stands in at just under two feet tall – a deco classic!
– This is a model of the figurine that sits on Rolls-Royce hoods (or bonnets)
– This is a later recast from the original
– Stands on a marble base and is offered in great shape
– Offered in great condition and will ship to anywhere in the world
– Please contact for shipping quotes or if you have any other questions

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Art Deco Bronze Rolls Royce Car Figurine Statue Charles Sykes

 

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– Come view this in our Canonbury Antiques showroom just north of London in Potters Bar, Herts
– Stunning art deco style bronze casting of the Rolls Royce hood figurine
– Stands on a black marble base which is smooth and chip free
– The original to this piece was by Charles Sykes and this is a later recast from the original
– Offered in great shape ready for home use right away
– Will ship to anywhere in the world – please contact us for a shipping quote

 

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