Victoire

Radiator Mascot
ca. 1925 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'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.
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listen Inside the 'Cars: Accelerating the Modern World' exhibition How has the design of the car shaped the world as we know it?
object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleSpirit of the Wind (popular title)
Materials and Techniques
Press-moulded glass
Brief Description
Radiator mascot, France, Bas-Rhin (Wingen-sur-Moder), designed by René Lalique, for Lalique glassworks (Verrerie d'Alsace), 1920-1935
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15.5cm
  • Width: 25.0cm
  • Depth: 6.5cm
Style
Object history
'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'.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Marcilhac, F:..
Other Number
1147 - Marcilhac (1989)
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.199-1972

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record createdDecember 13, 1997
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