An exceptionally rare and extremely fine 1921 North Eastern Automobile Association 'Guardian' car mascot, by Grant & Son of South Shields, British,
numbered No 120, nickel bronze armoured figure in a winged helmet, holding a sword and a round shield in the form of a spoked wheel, showing the letters N.E.A.A. in purple and white enamel, (the only example that has ever appeared with this deluxe feature) and the words, ‘Federated Motor Clubs’.
It is marked clearly on the base with the 1921 date UK registration number 686777, and with Grant and Son South Shields signature, impressed clearly above the Laurel wreath base, mounted on a fine wooden display base.
Measurements : 140mm high, 65mm outside base diameter.
Condition : Outstanding 1921 condition, good bright original nickel plating with perfect original enamel shield with bright original enamel, very clear markings, outstanding casting detail everywhere. Thick original stud and nut intact and in exceptionally fine order.
Literature : Another example featured in colour on Page 140 of the Automotive Mascots book by David Kay, but without the deluxe enamel shield.