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Posted 2 years ago


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Rare Desmo Jaguar SS Car Mascot Mounted On Radiator Cap

I got this one from Fieldings Auctioneers in England on July 21st auction. It was model 521 in an old 1930's catalog and advertised as heavily chased (detailed engraving) in the 30's ad. There were 2 auctions that had one of these but the other one did not have a radiator cap, and usually the ones with the original cap are much more desired and can be a good sign of authenticity in some cases.

An expert on Jaguar who also wrote a book on the mascots said to me:
The Desmo was indeed mounted on SS cars, especially during the two-year period between the launch of the Jaguar name in 1936 and the launch of Jaguar's own mascot in December 1938. He told me that the Desmo Jaguar is one of the most forged mascots. I was then worried. I sent him photos of this one that I bought and he said it looks like the real one. So I guess I was lucky here and that I got a real one - my books do help !! That was good news, I was relieved.

Just need a marble base and I am all set to display the beauty !~ Sometimes I used to get marble bases from old lamps or trophys and statuettes, that are not great, but have a piece of marble or wood at the base. Now I can only bid at auction for them as we don't have any good 2nd hand places or thrift shops here. I bought 2 cheap lamps recently for bases at auction on the net, but have not got them yet.


  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    another stunning one ! Oh and did I mention I like the car that goes with it too ! Your collection is getting very impressive . You have hand picked rare and wonderful !
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thank you for all the love Scandinavian_pieces and also to Manikin and both of your pleasant comments as usual !
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Another wonderful item. Would look great on an antique oak desk.
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks packrat, if I had an oak base I would mount it on that too.~Phil.
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thanks to inky, vetraio50, mikielikesigns2, Hedgewalker, walksoftly, packrat-place, purpledog, and officialfuel, thank you all so kindly for the loves.
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the loves musikchoo, pops52, undreal, ttomtucker, mustangtony, bratjdd, rocker-sd, junkmanjoe, blunderbuss2, toolate2, Manikin, rniederman, kerry10456, AmberRose, northwestrelics, BELLIN68 & Micmac, I send love back to you all !~
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you bratjdd & Moonstonelover21 for the loves, much appreciated !~
  8. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you very much for the loves undreal and SEAN68, much appreciated !~
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    your very welcome Phil:)
  10. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Mani for the love, appreciated !~
  11. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 12 months ago
    From this posting I had two people contact for info about selling, thats the bad part about posting, you get so many requests for your time.
  12. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 12 months ago
    Nice! Sir Lyons is smiling.

    If you don't want to get email... Don't post your email address ;)

    T A
  13. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thank you for the comment Mr. Jaguar !~
  14. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thank you Signaholic for the love !~
  15. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 10 months ago
    I meant that people contact you to do appraisals on their items. Who would want that ??
  16. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Thank you sarahoff for the love, much appreciated and right back at you !~
  17. rhinoman rhinoman, 5 months ago
    Great mascot.
  18. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 28 days ago
    Thank you for the loves tom61375, pw-collector, vanskyock24, pickrknows, DrFluffy, pops52
  19. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 26 days ago
    Thank you for the loves rhinoman, Vintagefran, aghcollect, Radegunder, artdeco girl, vintagecarmascot, paultempler

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