King George V's 'Crown & Lion' car mascot
Lot 252
Mascotte « Lion & Crown » des automobiles du Roi George V, produite par Hobson & Sons, Londres,
Sold for €3,750 (US$ 4,973) inc. premium
Lot Details
Mascotte « Lion & Crown » des automobiles du Roi George V, produite par Hobson & Sons, Londres,
ornement des Daimler de la Cour représentant une couronne dorée portant le lion royal sur une couronne royale avec marques du fabricant sur le dessous, hauteur 14 cm, montée sur un socle en bois tourné, proposée avec un lot de dix objets dont huit médailles d'argent décernées à Ernest Capell, longtemps fidèle chauffeur du Roi, comprenant les:

Médaille de la Première Guerre mondiale
Médaille de la Victoire
Médaille des 20 ans de service plus « barre » des 30 ans
Médaille du Couronnement du Roi George V
Médaille du Jubilé d'argent du Roi George V
Médaille George V Royal Victorian
Croix du Fidèle Service de Roumanie
Médaille du Souvenir d'Italie
Et deux médailles de récompense royales danoises

toutes munies de leur ruban et groupées sur une barre avec aiguille d'attache sur l'envers, plus un opuscule réglementaire relatif à la « King George V Long and Faithful Service Medal » mentionnant Capell comme récipiendaire en janvier 1926 après vingt ans de service, un document relatif à la « Royal Victorian Medal » en date du 20 juillet 1936 et une liste dactylographiée des emplois de Capell avec une recommandation de la Crown Equerry (La Maison du Roi).
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King George V's 'Lion & Crown' car mascot, made by Hobson & Sons, London,
previously fitted to the Royal Daimlers,
the gilded figure of a crown wearing Royal Lion standing on a King's crown, the underside with maker's marks, 14cm high, mounted on a turned wooden base, offered together with group of ten, including eight silver, Military and Civilian medals awarded to Ernest Capell, the King's long serving and faithful chauffeur, comprising:

First World War Medal
Victory Medal
20 Year Long and Faithful Service Medal (with 30 Year bar)
King George V Coronation Medal
King George V Silver Jubilee Medal
George V Royal Victorian Medal
Romanian Loyal Service Cross
Italian Ricordo Medal
and two Danish Kings Medals of Recompense

each with ribands and affixed together as a group on a bar with pin fastening to reverse, a Regulations booklet for the King George V Long and Faithful Service Medal listing Capell as the recipient in January 1926 after 20 years service, a Royal Victorian Medal document dated 20 July 1936, and typed list of Capell's appointments, with a recommendation from the Crown Equerry.
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