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Radiator mascot - Victoire
  • Victoire
    Lalique, René Jules, born 1860 - died 1945
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Victoire

  • Object:

    Radiator mascot

  • Place of origin:

    Wingen-sur-Moder (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lalique, René Jules, born 1860 - died 1945 (designer)
    Lalique glassworks (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Press-moulded glass

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.199-1972

  • Gallery location:

    The Sainsbury Gallery, case CA20

Physical description

'Spirit of the Wind' car mascot, cast glass. A symbol of speed on or off the car, this mascot extends the technique of glass making to give the effect of wind-blown hair.

Place of Origin

Wingen-sur-Moder (made)

Date

ca. 1925 (made)

Artist/maker

Lalique, René Jules, born 1860 - died 1945 (designer)
Lalique glassworks (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Press-moulded glass

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 cm, Width: 25.0 cm, Depth: 6.5 cm

Object history note

'Spirit of the Wind' car mascot. A symbol of speed on or off the car, this mascot extends the technique of glass making to give the effect of wind-blown hair. This type of mascot was designed to be illuminated. In France this mascot was also called 'Victoire'.

Descriptive line

Radiator mascot, France, Bas-Rhin (Wingen-sur-Moder), designed by René Lalique, for Lalique glassworks (Verrerie d'Alsace), 1920-1935

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Marcilhac, F:..

Subjects depicted

Personification; Figures

Categories

Glass; Transport

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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