Lalique "Grande Libellule" Dragonfly Hood Ornament, 1928-1930

Summary

Rene Lalique created some of the most striking automobile mascots or hood ornaments. Lalique's elegant, molded-glass models enhanced the front of any luxury vehicle. The mascots could also be lit from below making them all the more impressive. These decorative mascots became a symbol of the car owner's wealth, status and good taste.

Rene Lalique created some of the most striking automobile mascots or hood ornaments. Lalique's elegant, molded-glass models enhanced the front of any luxury vehicle. The mascots could also be lit from below making them all the more impressive. These decorative mascots became a symbol of the car owner's wealth, status and good taste.

Artifact

Hood ornament

Date Made

1928-1930

Creators

Lalique, Rene, 1860-1945 

Place of Creation

France, Wingen-sur-Moder 

Creator Notes

Designed by Rene Lalique, Wingen-sur-Moder, France.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Object ID

68.19.583

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Samuel L. Scher, M.D.

Material

Glass (Material)

Color

Colorless

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in

Length: 8 in

Diameter: 2.5 in  (of base)

Inscriptions

Etched script on side: R LALIQUE FRANCE

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