|Spirit of Ecstasy|
Secondly there is a love story behind the figure. Apparently a certain Lord Montagu (1916) fell in love with Eleanor Velasco Thornton, a model. Well, because of his title, he could not marry her, so when he eventually married, within his class, he paid tribute to "Ellie" by having a silver nymph, cast in her likeness, mounted, as the hood ornament, on one of the most prestigious cars in the world!
Time passes and we find that the relationship didn't end with the marriage. Both the Lord and the lady (Ellie) were on a cruise to India when their boat was torpedoed. Ellie was lost at sea; Lord Montagu was rescued. All that remains now is a movie - coming later this year.
|Dusk Shawl from Queen Anne's Lace|
Dream in silver and lace and drive a Roll-Royce - or reasonable facsimile :)