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SOLD - Sterling Silver Presentation Model Car - Vintage Elizabeth II

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Elizabeth II English cast sterling silver model car with a presentation plinth; an addition to our ornamental related silverware collection

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Description


This exceptional vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver presentation car has been realistically modelled in the form of a Bugatti Royale*.


This cast model is embellished with fine details reproducing the car's features incorporating hinged doors, in addition to a detachable windscreen and bonnet.


The removable bonnet reveals the impressive cast sterling silver engine.


This antique silver model car sits on the original oak wood plinth.


The impressive plinth is fitted with a hallmarked sterling silver plateau to the upper surface, in addition to a rectangular plaque to either side.


One side of the plinth bears the contemporary engraved inscription 'The Magna Collection' and 'Bugatti-France, Type 41 Royale 1931 cabriolet by Weinberger of Munich, Magna Dove Ltd, London S.E.3 England'.


The opposing side of the displays 'No. 16 of a limited edition of 1000 in precious metals' and 'Commissioned especially in sterling silver', incorporating a signature.


This impressive sterling silver model car is presented with a framed certificate of authenticity with the seal of Magna Dove Limited; this article reaffirms the details on the plaques in addition to disclosing the model is crafted from 55 parts to the scale of 1/50 and was assayed on the 28th June 1979.


Each component of this impressive set is accommodated within the original wood presentation box.


The cover of the box bears the retailer's mark The Magna Collection, Designers and Craftsmen in Precious Metals, Magna Dove Limited, Magna House, Tranquil Passage, London SE3 0BJ, England.


* The Bugatti Type 41, also known as the Royale is a classic and luxury, roadster car. To the present day the Royale is one of the longest cars in the world measuring at a total length of 6.4m; the original vehicles were in production 1927 to 1933.


Date: 1979

Condition


This vintage sterling silver ornament is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the car and each plaque are all very clear; the makers mark to the upper plateau has some wear in keeping with age and location.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of impressive silverware.


Dimensions


Length of car 13.7cm/5.4"

Width of car 4.3cm/1.7"

Height of car 3.7cm/1.5"

Length of plinth 21.2cm/8.3"

Width of plinth 10.8cm/4.3"


Weight


10.1 troy ounces/313g (model only)


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