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

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