Lalique "Victoire" 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

Breves Lalique Galleries 

Lalique, Rene, 1860-1945 

Place of Creation

France, Wingen-sur-Moder 

United Kingdom, England, London, Knightsbridge 

Creator Notes

Designed by Rene Lalique, Wingen-sur-Moder, France; mount made by Breves Lalique Galleries, Knightsbridge, England.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Object ID

68.19.582

Credit

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

Material

Glass (Material)
Metal
Chromium

Color

Colorless
Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 in  (total height (glass & metal base))

Width: 10 in  (of glass)

Diameter: 5.25 in  (of radiator cap)

Inscriptions

Stamped into side of radiator cap: BREVES GALLERIES / KNIGHTSBRIDGE / S. W. 3 (?) / PAT. NO. 309301 Etched into lower side of glass: R. LALIQUE

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