Lalique Automobile Mascots
René Lalique, Tete De Paon (1932). Photo Credit: Courtesy of RM Auctions.
It’s really quite astounding to think that the amazing work shown above by René 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.
Visit Finesse Fine Art for more information on Rene Lalique and his automobile mascots.blog comments powered by Disqus