Rene Lalique Victoire car mascot

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Rene Lalique Victoire car mascot

£22,000.00

Antiques Reference 2218

Rene Lalique Victoire car mascot

Description

Description

René Lalique Glass Car Mascot ‘Victoire’. A very rare and stunning clear and frosted glass car mascot also known as Spirit of the Wind. Superb Art Deco design with the stylised hair of an adrogynous figure being blown back by the wind, demonstrating the powerful effect of speed. Marcilhac number 1147. In 1928, René Lalique chose to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the armistice with a car mascot called Victoire, destined to adorn the bonnets of the finest luxury motorcars of the Roaring Twenties.

Moulded signature R Lalique to one side of the base and France to the other side. In excellent original condition. There are several air bubbles in the piece

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 jeweler 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 Design first introduced 1928.

Condition Excellent original condition. Several air bubbles and visible imperfections in the glass.

Dimensions Approximate length 25.6 cm

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