Rene Lalique Archers car mascot

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Rene Lalique Archers car mascot

£3,500.00

Antique Reference 2178

Rene Lalique Archers car mascot

Description

Description

Rene Lalique –Archers car mascot. A moulded glass car mascot in roundel form with a fine frosted kneeling archer, intaglio moulded in a round plaque, standing atop a circular base. Superbly detailed. This figure has the rare intaglio moulded R Lalique signature and the word France is wheelcut below.This design was first introduced August 3rd, 1928, as Marcilhac catalogue number 1126. A very fine example that would enhance any collection and shows the great skill and quality of the master craftsman.

History

Rene Lalique 1880-1945 Rene Lalique was born a rural 19th century man in a pre-industrialized Europe. It was a time before light bulbs, and telephones, before automobiles and washing machines and electricity. But by the time of his death in 1945 at the dawn of the atomic age, he would have completed two careers spanning two different centuries. In 1900 at the age of 40, he was the most celebrated jeweller in the world and an art nouveau artist and designer of magnificent proportions. But by 1925 at the height of the art deco era he was the most celebrated glassmaker in the world. In between Lalique would leave his contemporaries behind as he turned from creating unique jewellery and objects d’art, to the mass production of innovative and usable art glass. He brought glass into the home of everyday people where it had never been before, and he worked out the industrial techniques to mass produce his useful art glass objects on a scale and cost to complement the spreading industrial revolution and resulting worldwide appeal.

More information regarding Rene Lalique can be found in the Artists Section

Date Designed 1928

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Approximate height 12.5 cm

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