Lalique's Car Mascots

Lalique's Car Mascots

Art Deco Style

We were delighted to present a group of fine examples of Lalique car mascots in our inaugural Lalique auction in April 2021.

In the 1920s and 1930s car mascots became hugely popular. It was Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who apparently first placed a figure of St Christopher, the patron saint of travellers, on his Daimler car at the end of the 19th Century and after that the concept gathered momentum. As a designer concerned with fashion it is not surprising that Rene Lalique embraced the challenge and created 29 different models of car mascot. The car provided a new level of personal freedom as well as a symbol of status and mascots added a further degree of glamour. Lalique’s mascots were based on the forms of birds, horses, dragonflies, figures, dogs, a frog, a fox, a fish, a boar, a ram, and even a shooting star. They are usually Art Deco in style and have an underlying theme related to speed which was one of the fascinations of this style.

Take a closer look at the fine examples of Lalique car mascots the featured in our inaugural Lalique auction...


 

LOT 14 | VICTOIRE CAR MASCOT, NO. 1147

LOT 14 | VICTOIRE CAR MASCOT, NO. 1147
LOT 14 | ‡ RENÉ LALIQUE (FRENCH 1860-1945) | VICTOIRE CAR MASCOT, NO. 1147
designed 1928 | clear and frosted, later ebonised mount | moulded R. LALIQUE FRANCE
(Qty: 1) 26 cm. (10 1/4 in.) long | Sold for £7,500 incl premium

 


 

LOT 61 | COQ NAIN CAR MASCOT, NO. 1135

LOT 61 | COQ NAIN CAR MASCOT, NO. 1135
LOT 61 | RENÉ LALIQUE (FRENCH 1860-1945) | COQ NAIN CAR MASCOT, NO. 1135
designed 1928 | topaz | moulded R. LALIQUE FRANCE
(Qty: 1) 20.3 cm. (8 in.) high | Sold for £1,875 incl premium

 


 

LOT 62 | SANGLIER CAR MASCOT, NO. 1157

LOT 62 | SANGLIER CAR MASCOT, NO. 1157
LOT 62 | RENÉ LALIQUE (FRENCH 1860-1945) | SANGLIER CAR MASCOT, NO. 1157
designed 1929 | grey | stencilled R. LALIQUE FRANCE
(Qty: 1) 7 cm. (2 3/4 in.) high | Sold for £1,250 incl premium

 

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Auction Information 

 

LALIQUE

Thursday, 29th April | London

  

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The Lalique Department

 

Lyon & Turnbull’s Design Department is delighted to be introducing Lalique as a new biannual sale category in 2021. No other auction house offers specialist sales devoted entirely to the work of René Lalique. The first sale is scheduled to take place on 29 April in the Mall Galleries, London. Joy McCall will be heading these sales as she previously did at Christie’s, London for many years. She has over 24 years of experience selling Lalique and brings to the process her knowledge and expertise together with a personal passion for the subject.

 

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