Lalique Automobile Mascots


René Lalique, Tete De Paon (1932). Photo Credit: Courtesy of RM Auctions.
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It’s really quite astounding to think that the amazing work shown above by RenĂ© Lalique was actually intended as ornamentation for an automobile! Lalique created a variety of glass automobile mascots of both animal and human subjects. These figures included birds, horses, and even a frog. His human forms were generally inspired by ancient mythology. Photographs of more fine examples of the mascots can be viewed in Retronaut.com.

In March of this year, RM Auctions offered a collection of 30 Lalique automobile mascots for auction. The presale estimate was $800,000 to $1.2 million.

Visit Finesse Fine Art for more information on Rene Lalique and his automobile mascots.

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