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Rene Lalique Petite Libellule Small Dragonfly Car Mascot


Lalique Petite Libellule / Small Dragonfly car mascot. Model Number: 1144 Mounted in a Chrome radiator cap on a turned wooden base. This is in A1 Condition and a truly great rare example. These wonderful glass Lalique car mascots originally adorned many fabulous Prestigious Motor Cars such as Bentley & Rolls Royce, made as car hood ornaments that would light up in the night and glow, these were first introduced in the 1920s by famous glass maker René Jules Lalique, who started a company using his own name, which still creates fine glassware today. Moulded into the lalique car mascots wing is "lalique" and very faintly moulded "France" mark can be seen on the top side of the frosted base under the wings. Standing in a wooden and silver plate mount.


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    H 4.5 in. x W 3 in. x D 6.5 in.

    H 11.43 cm x W 7.62 cm x D 16.51 cm

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    Northampton, GB
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About René Lalique (Maker)

The career of the famed jewelry designer, glassmaker and decorative artist René Lalique spanned decades and artistic styles. Best known today for his works in glass, Lalique first won recognition for his jewelry. He was described as the inventor of modern jewelry by the French artist and designer Émile Gallé, and his luxurious naturalistic designs helped define the Art Nouveau movement. Later as a glassmaker in the 1920s and ‘30s, Lalique designed vases, clocks, chandeliers and even car hood ornaments that were the essence of Art Deco chic. Even now, the name Lalique continues to be a byword for a graceful, gracious and distinctively French brand of sophistication.

     Born in 1860 in the Marne region of France, Lalique began his career as a jewelry designer in the last decades of the 19th century. His work employed now-classic Art Nouveau themes and motifs: flowing, organic lines; forms based on animals, insects and flowers — all rendered in luxurious materials such as ivory, enamel, gold and semi-precious stones. By 1905, Lalique had begun creating works in glass, and his style began to shift to a cleaner, sharper, smoother, more modern approach suited to his new medium. His Paris shop’s proximity to perfumer François Coty’s led him to experiment with beautiful perfume bottles. He offered the first customized scent bottles, transforming the perfume industry. By the end of the First World War, the artist had fully embraced Art Deco modernity, devoting himself to new industrial techniques of glass production and designs that manifest the sweeping lines and the forms suggestive of speed and movement characteristic of the style. Lalique’s work looked both backward and forward in time: embracing ancient mythological themes even as it celebrated modern progress.

     Late in his career, Lalique took on high profile luxury interior design projects in Paris, Tokyo and elsewhere. He designed decorative fixtures and lighting for the interior of the luxury liner Normandie in 1935, and decorated the salons of well-known fashion designer Madeleine Vionnet. Today, Lalique’s influence is as relevant as it was when he opened his first jewelry shop in 1890. In a modern or even a traditional décor, as you will see from the objects offered on these pages, the work of René Lalique provides the stamp of savoir-faire.

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