René Lalique Victoire Car Mascot

René Lalique Victoire Car Mascot
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    René Lalique Glass Victoire Mascot
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A superb early 20th Century Art Deco car mascot by René Lalique, this highly sought after clear and frosted glass car mascot fashioned as the Spirit of the Wind is the most iconic of all René Lalique’s car mascots and very rare to find in such good condition. Signed R Lalique. A real collector’s item

Victoire
Spirit of the Wind
Catalogue Number: 1147
Signature identification: “R. Lalique France” moulded in relief around top of base
Date introduced: April 18, 1928
Dimensions: 25 cm long

Felix Marcilhac Catalogue Raisonné Page 502

 

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R.Lalique – Catalogue Raisonné by Felix Marcilhac

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Victoire
Spirit of the Wind
Catalogue Number: 1147
Signature identification: “R. Lalique France” moulded in relief around top of base
Date introduced: April 18, 1928
Dimensions: 25 cm long

Felix Marchilac Catalogue Raisonné Page 502

Victoire Mascot:

‘Victoire’, also know as “Spirit of the Wind”, is the most famous of Lalique’s range of automobile mascots. Twenty nine mascot models exist, produced between 1920 and 1931. The androgynous, open-mouthed ‘Victoire’, masterfully captures the spirit of the Age of Speed and Elegance.

Lalique’s Car Mascots

Lalique were always experimenting, producing vases, statues, dinnerware etc. Adding car mascots to his production in the late twenties. A full range of the Twenty nine mascot designs were produced to grace the sleek cars. All were made from high quality glass. Provisions were made for them to be illuminated by special metal mounts.

The popularity of the car mascots were such that Lalique commissioned the Breves Gallery in Knightsbridge to supply them to British customers. Their names were placed on the side of the mounting. Priced from 2 pounds twelve and sixpence for a mounted Victoire or ‘Spirit of the Wind’. Breves had the world rights to market Lalique mascots. Though the range of car mascots numbers 27 in the 1932 Lalique catalogue, Breves gallery offered the Small Mermaid in their own catalogues as a car mascot, and also are believed to have offered the larger Mermaid, making a total of 29 in all. These two pieces were actually offered as paperweights from Lalique, but the bases are exactly the same two sizes as all others in the range, and appropriate for use with any fine car; these are especially pleasing in opalescent glass.

 

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