NOW SOLD – Sorry this keyring has now been sold and can no longer be ordered
An original Jaguar black border red growler keyfob badge in gilt finish which we are offering remounted onto a new leather keyfob in full grain black leather as can be seen in the photos.
The badge is in good condition without any enamel chips and really looks it’s age as these old gilt badges always do.
These gilt badges originally tended to be treated with a ‘whiff’ of lacquer to keep them bright and we have removed the original traces of lacquer , re polished the badge and re applied the lightest ‘whiff’ of lacquer.
If the keyring is put to hard use ( unlikely ) then this light coat of lacquer will probably wear off to leave the badge bright whilst in use.
Periods when the keyring is not used would then result in the gilt dulling – but this would be quickly restored with a wipe over with a metal polish.
Bud Marston shows some examples of these badges in his ‘Vintage Jaguar Keyrings’ book which is featured at the beginning of our Jaguar section here in this website shop.
None of Bud’s examples are in gilt.
We would think that this badge was made at the time by Freeline badgemakers of Bristol, England.
Whilst their name does not appear on the back of the badge the style of the ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ stamp is almost certainly theirs.
The keyring in the photos is the actual one which you will receive.
When it has been sold this listing will be cancelled. 00/511 01/20