Red-Ashay / Hoffman Designed Glass Car Hood Mascot 'Butterfly Girl' pattern by Desna

`Butterfly Girl' is surely one of the most beautiful of all glass pattern car mascots ever produced. At 10 inches in height she is certainly the tallest by any maker.

The most famous, important & largest glass factory in the history of Czechoslovakia is the Desna factory, now owned by Jablonex. Its history can be traced back to c1847 and many important glass artists of history can be associated to it: Josef Reidel; Heinrich Hoffman; Frantisek Pazourek and Curt Schlevogt (to name just a few) each left their mark and produced some of the most accomplished Art Deco glass designs ever produced. An early exporter of Desna glass, was Herman George Ascher, who went on to move to England to develop the company: H.G. Ascher Ltd, trading under the name of Red-Ashay, who from 1928-1939 and using numerous designs by Hoffman and other important Bohemian designers of the period, produced a range of thirty glass mascots to rival those produced by R Lalique... And `Butterfly Girl' is inarguably the finest.

This post-war example has been produced directly from antique Red-Ashay moulds, and so she is identical to the earlier examples in every way. The remarkable qualities of matt-satin crystal have been used to absolute perfection for this piece.

Please take a while to study this piece, her image is mesmerising and it's an exceptional accomplishment using press moulded glass techniques. One can only imagine how wonderful & impressive this pattern would have looked upon a car hood, for she epitomises movement, gracefulness and speed. The figure is one of five designs registered between April 1928 and April 1931, and she is thought to be based upon a famous German cabaret dancer of the Art Deco period.

She is completely free of any damage. There are no chips, nicks or damage repairs and she has been mounted upon a solid black crystal glass plinth. It is an absolute treasure to behold and her presence is timeless...

Total height: 10 inches Widest width: 3 inches Plinth: 3 x 3 x 2 inches high Postage weight: *3k *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request

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