|A Dove in a serene standing pose, holding an olive branch in its beak. It was a unique special commission in 1923 for Sir James Venour Foulis, Governing Director of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Created in hallmarked silver with garnet eyes by the renowned London master silversmith George Buller. Standing 140mm high with an integral 1923 Rolls-Royce Ghost radiator cap it carries the full 1923 London hallmarks of a Leopard's Head, Lion Passant and date letter. The symbol of a Dove holding an olive branch is the crest of the Foulis family of Colinton, Argyll, Scotland. PAX - the family's moto - is Latin for peace. |
Only a handful of solid silver mascots have ever been discovered, as very few were ever commissioned mainly due to their cost at the time. A unique mascot, especially appealing due to its wonderful history and association with such an important aristocratic family. Quite simply the ultimate pre-war mascot, representing true 1920's style and impeccable quality.