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Extremely rare cast brass ‘Leaping Cat’ mascot.

Lot No.: 169

Year of Manufacture: 1930
Estimate (£): 20,000 - 25,000
(+buyer's premium of 24% including VAT @ 20%)

This extremely rare, cast brass 'leaping cat' mascot is one of the five original prototype Jaguar mascots as modelled by F. Gordon Crosby and cast by Ercole Parlanti in the late 1930s. This was the actual mascot that was accepted by William Lyons after his famous 'It looks like a cat shot off a fence' remark about an earlier Jaguar mascot made by Desmo. Bearing impressed 'EP' monogram for Ercole Parlanti and mounted on later wooden presentation base. An important piece.