Monday, September 10, 2012

Lalique glass hood ornaments information


 The 1932 catalog of the Lalique hood ornaments had 30 pieces of art, 2 of them had been paperweights. Only 3 complete sets are known to exist, and since only 7 of the fox head were made... they are likely to be the only complete sets that ever will exist.

The most recent sale at auction of a complete set had a final price of $805,000. http://www.rmauctions.com/PressRelease.cfm?PressID=845

this yelling woman head with cool swept back cockatoo hair is named "Victorie : Spirit of the wind" and was the largest piece made


above is on a Packard at the Lyon Air Museum
Below is the Nethercutt museum collection


above set is individually accessible on http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2012/03/08/rm-to-auction-collection-of-rare-lalique-mascots-at-amelia-island/

and http://www.insideline.com/car-news/rare-lalique-hood-ornaments-may-fetch-up-to-12-million-at-auction.html

but the complete set is photographed and on display at great resolution and close ups at http://www.retronaut.co/2012/02/lalique-automobile-mascots-1932/

I don't see a single photo of a complete set online

1 comment:

  1. LALIQUE: Regards the new book entitled "Unique Lalique Mascots" sub-title "The Automotive Radiator Hood Ornaments of master glass artisan R. Lalique (including auction prices realised)" by G.G. Weiner is now available from all good book stores, Amazon, The Book Guild, Barnes & Noble etc. Or for further information contact the Lalique Mascot Collectors' Club

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