It is almost impossible to define a greater image that encapsulates the period of Art Deco in terms of glass, than this incredibly designed piece.
*** I DO NOT use trick photography, what you see here is incredible Uranium Crystal in its entirety. This glass comes ALIVE when lit with UV black light ***
The original of course was mastered by one Rene Lalique, who shall forever remain recognised as the `Leonardo de Vinci' of the glass world during the c20th. His contribution to press moulded glass alone is without parallel, and his influence is firmly established and sacrosanct. The man was unquestionably an absolute genius, within the medium that is glass.
Rene Lalique designed, produced and then launched his iconic mascot circa 1928. It was an instant success and remains to this day one of the most sought after car mascots of all time.
Numerous licences to reproduce this outstanding piece were applied for from major glass producing factories of the period, most of which were denied, however Hoffman succeeded and here for your appraisal is such an example, produced, post 1945 by Hoffman in the Czech Republic.
It is a faithful representation each and every step of the way, lacking ONLY the signature of R Lalique, which is at all times located upon HIS mascots of this type... Together with a price tag of up to $17,000.
Fortunately perhaps, I possess two original R Lalique `Victoire' car mascots, and without compromise or any influence, this study by Hoffman is as identical to each, save for the omission of an R Lalique signature and the textured surface to this piece.
...Same size, same weight and the same quality of glass for Heinrich Hoffman, was a glass designer & producer of exceptional quality of his era, and without question. I mean, JUST LOOK at this incredible piece in its entirety... It is a marvellous accomplishment using solid crystal, with matt-satin frosting to complete.
`VICTOIRE' (Spirit Of The Wind) is a mesmerizing image, which once seen up close is never forgotten. It captures the eye in an instant wherever it is suitably displayed and as an investment piece it is firmly established, for it has an appeal that is second to none and is timeless.
It is also one of the largest of all glass car mascots produced, by any factory, and its size is one of the first & lasting impressions of this incredibly formatted design. It has a length of 10.5 inches and it is 6.5 inches in height.
Lit from any angle, naturally or from any light source, then this fabulous piece leaps into another dimension to become a sensational item of pure crystal clarity. This piece also benefits from the addition of Uranium Oxide, which again propels this glass into a league of its own, when lit with UV black light.
This is an ideal opportunity for you to acquire this phenomenal piece at this current sale price, and as my photographs can fully justify, you will not be disappointed. You are not spending, you are investing, when you purchase glass such as this.
Base diameter: 2.5 inches Total length: 10.5 inches Height: 6.5 inches Postage weight: *2k 500gms *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request.
Please kindly note that the round black lamp stand as shown in my photographs is not for sale with this piece. It is for display purposes only and further to numerous enquiries, that none of my own original R Lalique car mascots are for sale. However, I remain in contact with collectors of such items and so if R Lalique mascots are of interest to you, please contact me, as I may be able to acquire them on consignment, subject to their availability. Layaway for such items will not be available. Thank you.
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