c1950 Vincent Chinese Red Motorcycle Promotional Trinket Box

£150.00




A rare c1950 promotional bone china lidded trinket box that was produced to introduction of the legendary Vincent Chinese Red Motorcycle.
The box is spherical in shape and is coloured bright red like the motorbikes and has the moulded VINCENT logo on the lid. The bottom has a mark, most likely signed by the potter. Condition is as new, without any damage.
Vincent Motorcycles was a British manufacturer of motorcycles from 1928 to 1955. The business was established by Philip Vincent who bought an existing manufacturing name HRD, initially renaming it as Vincent HRD, producing his own motorcycles as HRD did previously with engines purchased as complete assemblies from other companies. Introduced in 1946, the Vincent-HRD Series-B Rapide was immediately the fastest production motorcycle on sale anywhere, with a top speed of over 110mph. By 1950, all Vincents left the factory in Series-C specification. Of the 2,800 plus Vincents produced in 1950, 76 Rapides were finished in Chinese Red, making the Chinese Red machines extremely rare.
Vincent Motorcycles was a British manufacturer of motorcycles from 1928 to 1955. The business was established by Philip Vincent who bought an existing manufacturing name HRD, initially renaming it as Vincent HRD, producing his own motorcycles as HRD did previously with engines purchased as complete assemblies from other companies. From 1934, two new engines were developed as single cylinder in 500 cc and v-twin 1,000 cc capacities. Production grew from 1936, with the most-famous models being developed from the original designs after the War period in the late 1940s. In 1955, the company discontinued motorcycle production after experiencing heavy financial losses.
Size: 12 x 10 cm (4 ¾ x 4 inches)
Weight: 440g