Johillco Roman Chariot Set from the film Quo Vadis, very rare!
Here we have a superb set from Johillco (John Hill & Co) featuring authentic figures as seen in Metro-Goldwyn- Mayers technicolor Epic 'Quo Vadis'. The set was issues alogside the film, which starred Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr.
This lovely hollow cast metal set features 4 animals, 2 chariots with horses and 8 soldiers, most of which are still tied in to the box.
This very rare set is in excellent very near to mint condition.
The box is original and complete and is a little worn and a little stained, but is still a very good example, see pic's.
In Norman Joplin's "The Great Book of Hollow-cast figures" there is the set with just one Charoit pictured, page 281. It mentions the larger set, but they don't have one to photo.