Rene Lalique Opalescent Sirene Car Mascot
Original Rene Lalique Car Mascot From our Lalique collection, we are delighted to offer this Rene Lalique Opalescent Sirene Car Mascot. The Mascot from the original series by Rene Lalique is modelled as a mermaid listening to a shell held against... Read More
Model Number #831 Circa 1920
Original Rene Lalique Car Mascot
From our Lalique collection, we are delighted to offer this Rene Lalique Opalescent Sirene Car Mascot. The Mascot from the original series by Rene Lalique is modelled as a mermaid listening to a shell held against her ear. The Car Mascot is number #831 in the series and dates to circa 1920. The Car Mascot with the moulded R.Lalique signature to the lower third along with a further etched signature into the base with the word France.
The Sirene Car Mascot was made to sit on a car radiator mount as a luxury ornament in the 1920s by famous glassmaker René Jules Lalique. Originally it would have been lit underneath by a bulb which would shine through the glass car mascot giving it a warm glow at night, the faster the car went the brighter the glow.
See Page 497 of Félix Marcilhac book René Lalique maître-verrier for the Sirene mascot.
René Lalique (1860-1945) created his stunning car mascot (bouchons de radiateur) designs between 1925 and 1931. Their production ceased in 1940, a year after WWII had begun. René’s factory, Verrerie d’Alsace, in Wingen-sur-Mode was forced to close following German occupation of the Alsace region. René sadly passed away in May 1945, so did not live to see the end of the war, nor the subsequent re-opening of the factory by his son Marc. Marc resumed production of his father’s famous mascot designs using the original steel moulds which had the fortune of being preserved, in spite of the war.
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