Originally designed by Rene Lalique and introduced on 20/4/1929 as a car mascot number 1158, this study of a perch is one of the very few mascot designs that were produced using coloured glass. Opalescent and clear & grey crystal were the more readily available, with yellow opalescent being the rarest, and such examples command very high collective interest and high prices...
... From c1960 this fabulous designed piece was reintroduced by Lalique and marketed as a crystal paperweight. By 1978 the pattern was discontinued and just like the car mascots have become rare and sought after items.
Clear crystal examples are more the norm and no less desirable in terms of their quality. Opalescent glass studies are even more so sought by collectors & investors (an example of which is also currently available and listed separately) however it is these green examples that are in far more demand, due to fewer being purchased at time of manufacture which lead to less having been produced and as such fewer available today. This piece is scarce in this colour type and it has a timeless appeal apart from its obvious monetary value. It is as supreme as it gets.
The perch has been used by many quality glass factories of the Art Deco era. It is a fish species which lends itself favourably to be replicated using moulded glass techniques, but who could argue that any factory did this better than the most accomplished of them all... Lalique.
Faithfully captured upon this piece are the finite details of every scale, feature and characteristics of this fish species, and yet it also captures the very essence of its era: Art Deco. The Lalique perche, is also a piece which displays naturalistic movement & stance. It is an incredible observation, captured, designed and produced using quality emerald green crystal.
Without influence, I would urge you not to wait for another. You could be waiting for years before one is openly being offered. When did you see one before of this vintage in emerald green crystal, at this current offer price?
There is only one time to start collecting the glass of Lalique: Sooner rather than later... (Please see bottom of this page for my list of original R Lalique mascots currently available by private request)
This is a Lalique piece that shall never disappoint you, in both terms of its appeal today and its return of investment tomorrow.
CONDITION REPORT: It is in pristine mint condition throughout. It also retains its original numbered label: 118360 and is fully signed in etched script. It's a true beauty for your collection.
Length: 6.5 inches - 16.5cms Height: 4 inches - 10cms Postage weight: 1k 500gms
*** Subject to on-going requests I have several original R Lalique car mascots in my private collection which are available by request for further details & photographs etc. Serious enquiries are welcomed by email only. None of the following from my collection are listed here in my shop or anywhere else on line. They are offered for sale by private means only ***
Coq nain. Tete coq. Hirondelle. St Christophe. Faucon. Archer (amethyst) Tete aigle. Chrysis. Libellule.
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