A fine and rare Rolls-Royce sterling silver presentation deskpiece clock, by Saunders & Shepherd, London, 1927,

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Lot 297
A fine and rare Rolls-Royce sterling silver presentation deskpiece clock, by Saunders & Shepherd, London, 1927,

US$ 15,000 - 17,500
£ 12,000 - 14,000
A fine and rare Rolls-Royce sterling silver presentation deskpiece clock, by Saunders & Shepherd, London, 1927,
hallmarked in two places, in the form of a Rolls-Royce radiator with machined grille decoration, and fitted with enamel 'R-R' badge and miniature Spirit of Ecstasy mascot, encasing a brass 8-day clock with Swiss movement, square dial with Arabic numerals, complete with winding and adjusting keys, the plinth engraved with distributors' initials 'C.J.J.', the whole 5¼ inches high overall.

Footnotes

  • From 1927 the Managing Directors of Rolls-Royce main distributors were each presented with fine silver items comprising a deskclock for 1927, cigarette box for 1928, ink blotter for 1929, and a sweetmeat dish for 1930. After Rolls-Royce purchased the Bentley firm in 1931 and a recession in that year, the gifts resumed in 1932 comprising an ink blotter for 1932, barometer for 1933, cigarette lighter for 1934, salver for 1935, rose bowl for 1936 and a pair of bookends for 1937, a total of eleven pieces over the period.
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