A fine and rare 'Cinq Chevaux' glass mascot by René Lalique, French, 1925-1939,
Lot 200
A fine and rare 'Cinq Chevaux' glass mascot by René Lalique, French, 1925-1939,
Sold for US$ 16,250 inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine and rare 'Cinq Chevaux' glass mascot by René Lalique, French, 1925-1939,
a fine example of a clear and frosted car mascot, depicts five horses leaping in relief, molded R. Lalique to base, 5 in. high.


Footnotes

  • The auto mascots gained momentum in 1925 at the Art Deco exposition in Paris. André Citroën, a supporter of the exposition, used the occasion to introduce a new version of the 5CV car, also called the Cinq Chevaux (five horses). He ordered a special mascot from Lalique and started a craze that still holds true today.

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