Rene Lalique Opalescent Vitesse Car Mascot
Original Car Mascot #1160 From our Rene Lalique collection, we are delighted to offer this stunning Rene Lalique Opalescent Vitesse car mascot also known as the “Goddess of Speed“. Embossed on the base with R. Lalique and the word France... Read More
Original Rene Lalique Car Mascot #1160
Original Car Mascot #1160
From our Rene Lalique collection, we are delighted to offer this stunning Rene Lalique Opalescent Vitesse car mascot also known as the “Goddess of Speed“. Embossed on the base with R. Lalique and the word France alongside the model Number #1160 dated to 1929.
This wonderful Opalescent Vitesse Car Mascot was made to sit on a car radiator mount as a luxury ornament in the 1920s by famous glassmaker René Jules Lalique, this would of 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 503 of Félix Marcilhac book René Lalique maître-verrier for the Vitesse 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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