Learn about Lalique Car Mascots

Rene Lalique introduced car mascots, marketed as Bouchons De Radiateur (radiator caps) to his product range about 1925, but production lasted for only 6 years, with demand choked by the Great Depression of the 1930s. Followers of Lalique agree that there were about 30 different patterns produced, plus another 1 or 2 that were not marketed as car mascots, but could have served that purpose. The rarest Lalique mascot is Renard (the fox) and in 2011 an example sold in Pennsylvania for in excess of $US200,000, which in turn was trumped the following year by the sale of a Renard in Carmel, California for $US338,500. A full set of 30 Lalique car mascots was sold in March 2010 for $US805,000 (including buyers premium) at a classic car auction in Florida. Lalique car mascots appeal to both glass collectors as well as classic car collectors, the latter being seen as a rich mans hobby, where participants must be well resourced to be able to afford anything of note, and this is one of the factors that can account for the high prices. Lalique car mascots that have come onto the Australian auction market in recent years have sold in the range of $5,000 to $10,000.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

A Lalique frosted crystal lion mascot, modelled with an open mouth, 'Lalique France' etched to base, 8 cm high

A Lalique frosted glass eagle car mascot, modelled as an eagle head, on an integral circular base, etched 'Lalique France' to base, 11 cm high

A Rene Lalique amethyst tint 'Faucon' mascot, circa 1925, Marcilhac catalogue number 1124, with original silver plate base, signed 'R. Lalique', 19.5 cm high.

A Lalique glass rooster car mascot or hood ornament, 1978 and after, pattern 1135 from an original 1928 design. the rooster displaying his tail feathers and with his head low, wheel engraved signature of Lalique France with registration letter to base. Hei

Lalique Falcon collection 2000 scent flask frosted phoenix mascot stopper on fine column lobed cylindrical base, 17.5 cm high

Lalique 'Coq Nain' car mascot modelled from the original by the Lalique Company of Paris. Etched signature 'Lalique France' to the base. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 20.5 cm

A Lalique Art Deco 'Chrysis' radiator car mascot first designed 1931. Clear and frosted glass. Marcilhac number: 1183 signed 'Lalique R France' (post World War II mark). Height 13.5 cm

A Lalique 'Tete D' Aigle (eagle) radiator car mascot first designed in 1928. Clear and frosted glass. Marcilhac guide number: 1138 signed 'Lalique R France' (post World War II mark). Height 10.7 cm

Rene Lalique 'Tete D'Aigle' car mascot in clear and frosted glass, moulded 'R.Lalique, France' to the side of neck feathers, with dark grey hue to the glass. Length 14 cm

Lalique 'Chrysis' car mascot of kneeling nude female figure leaning backward with windswept hair and outstretched arms. Height 12 cm

Lalique eagle head car mascot frosted crystal, etched signature mark

Lalique 'Coq Nain' frosted crystal rooster modelled from the original glass car mascot by the Lalique Company of Paris. Etched signature to base and 'Made in France' paper label. Height 20.5 cm

A Lalique rooster head car mascot/paperweight, the clear glass with frosted highlights, geometric stylised feathers, large polished comb, etched mark to base 'Lalique France' and with paper label. Height 18 cm

A Rene Lalique clear glass 'Hirondelle' mascot, in the form of a swallow with fanned tail no. 1143, introduced 1928, moulded R Lalique France, (wings reduced) 14 cm high

A Lalique rooster head car mascot, the neck and head with stylised feathers, large plain comb, etched mark to base and paper label. Height 18 cm

Quality hand cut Art Glass car mascot depicting 'Rooster' bearing the mark of R. Lalique-France

Rene Lalique (1860-1945), 'La Pintade', a glass mascot clear and frosted glass, moulded in relief, wheel cut R Lalique France under the tail and faintly moulded R Lalique France to the sides, on maker's metal collar on a black rectangular glass base, first

A Rene Lalique amethyst tint 'Faucon' car mascot, circa 1925, Marcilhac catalogue number 1124, with original silver plate base, signed 'R. Lalique' 19.5 cm high

A rare frosted glass car mascot, tete de Paon, by R. Lalique, French, circa 1920, moulded mark R Lalique, chrome plated base, 16.5 cm high on chrome base, 21 cm high overall

Lalique radiator mascot 'Chrysis', designed 1931, frosted and clear glass, post war mark 'Lalique France', marcilhac number #1183. Height 14 cm

A Rene Lalique 'Victoire' pattern glass car mascot, model introduced circa 1928, the decorative radiator cap fashioned as a stylised warriors head with streamlined hair swept behind, (base reduced), moulded R.Lalique to base, 25.5 cm long. Note: includes t

A Rene Lalique 'Falcon' pattern glass car mascot, model introduced 1925 moulded as a stylised bird in clear glass and mounted upon a partial chromed radiator cap, incised to base Lalique, France, (minute chip to beak), 15 cm high.

A Lalique frosted and clear glass mascot in the form of a cockerel, 20.5 cm high

A Lalique clear glass cockerel mascot, engraved Lalique, France. 21 cm

A Rene Lalique glass car mascot 'Vitesse', French, 1929 - 1939, modelled as a windswept female nude with her back arched and head thrown back, moulded R. Lalique to base rim 18 cm. Literature: First introduced on 17th September 1929, catalogue number 1160

A Rene Lalique clear glass bonnet mascot of a Falcon, Lalique number 1124, signed R. Lalique France

Rene Lalique, squirrel car mascot

A Lalique clear and frosted glass falcon car mascot, 'Faucon' French, on chrome mount marked: Breves Galleries Knightsbridge, SW3 Pat No 309301, marked R. Lalique. Mascot 15.5 cm high, base 10 cm diameter overall. Height 19 cm.

A Lalique clear and frosted glass cockerel car mascot, 'Coq Au Nain', French 20th century, etched Mark Lalique France. 20.5 cm high.

A Lalique frosted clear glass peacock car mascot, French, moulded mark R Lalique, on chrome foot ring and black glass base. Mascot 16.5 cm high, including foot ring 18 cm base 12 x 10 x 2 cm, overall. Height 20.5 cm.

A Lalique frosted clear glass peacock car mascot, French, moulded mark R Lalique, on chrome foot ring and black glass base. Mascot 16.5 cm high, including foot ring 18 cm base 12 x 10 x 2 cm, overall. Height 20.5 cm.

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