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    This Silver-Plated Dancing Fairy with Shell Dish has a decidedly art nouveau style and will inspire curiosity wherever it’s displayed. The elegant silver-plated fairy holds up a glimmering Mother of Pearl shell, balanced on her hands and one gracefully extended leg as her wings sweep back behind her. A truly distinctive piece that adds turn-of-the-century—19th to 20th, that is—style to any interior décor.

    Details
    Sculpted with extraordinary craftsmanship and attention to detail, the lovely dancing fairy displays all the grace of a prima ballerina. She also bears more than a passing resemblance to the “Spirit of Ecstasy” figure that has graced the hood of Rolls-Royce automobiles since the early 1900s. That figure, in contrast, does not actually have wings like our silver Dancing Fairy, but merely suggests them with outstretched arms trailing billowing fabric.

    Our lovely Dancing Fairy prefers the comforts of home to zipping around on the hood of a car, and will look lovely on a coffee table, mantel, buffet or credenza. Balanced atop the silver-plated figure is a Mother-of-Pearl shell with its characteristic iridescent layers of nacre. Use it as a resting place for keys, a few pieces of jewelry or some small collectible items, or simply display it on its own and enjoy the harmony of artistic styles and natural materials.
    When they ask...
    As this lovely dancing fairy with seashell does remind one of the Rolls-Royce ornament, here’s a juicy tidbit about that sculpture. Artist Charles Robinson Sykes was commissioned by Rolls-Royce in 1910 to create a hood decoration for their motorcars. Sykes chose a woman by the name of Eleanor Velasco Thornton as his model. Sykes was familiar with Ms. Thornton, as he had previously sculpted a hood ornament modeled after her to adorn the Rolls-Royce of her secret love, the Baron Montagu of Beaulieu. In that original sculpture, the figure held one finger to her lips to symbolize their secret love affair.

    Dimensions
    5½” dia. x 12½”H

This Silver-Plated Dancing Fairy with Shell Dish has a decidedly art nouveau style and will inspire curiosity wherever it’s displayed. The elegant silver-plated fairy holds up a glimmering Mother of Pearl shell, balanced on her hands and one gracefully extended leg as her wings sweep back behind her. A truly distinctive piece that adds turn-of-the-century—19th to 20th, that is—style to any interior décor.

Details
Sculpted with extraordinary craftsmanship and attention to detail, the lovely dancing fairy displays all the grace of a prima ballerina. She also bears more than a passing resemblance to the “Spirit of Ecstasy” figure that has graced the hood of Rolls-Royce automobiles since the early 1900s. That figure, in contrast, does not actually have wings like our silver Dancing Fairy, but merely suggests them with outstretched arms trailing billowing fabric.

Our lovely Dancing Fairy prefers the comforts of home to zipping around on the hood of a car, and will look lovely on a coffee table, mantel, buffet or credenza. Balanced atop the silver-plated figure is a Mother-of-Pearl shell with its characteristic iridescent layers of nacre. Use it as a resting place for keys, a few pieces of jewelry or some small collectible items, or simply display it on its own and enjoy the harmony of artistic styles and natural materials.
When they ask...
As this lovely dancing fairy with seashell does remind one of the Rolls-Royce ornament, here’s a juicy tidbit about that sculpture. Artist Charles Robinson Sykes was commissioned by Rolls-Royce in 1910 to create a hood decoration for their motorcars. Sykes chose a woman by the name of Eleanor Velasco Thornton as his model. Sykes was familiar with Ms. Thornton, as he had previously sculpted a hood ornament modeled after her to adorn the Rolls-Royce of her secret love, the Baron Montagu of Beaulieu. In that original sculpture, the figure held one finger to her lips to symbolize their secret love affair.

Dimensions
5½” dia. x 12½”H
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