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.
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.