This authentic Rene Lalique Crystal Faucon (Falcon) hood ornament or automobile/car mascot, c. 1925 is definitely a hard-to-find item. The sculpture has a beautiful light smoky gray tint to the glass and was produced as a luxury automobile hood ornament or car mascot during the 1920's. This sculpture is currently being produced in clear frosted crystal and being sold as a paperweight. The falcon we are offering is the original version created in 1925 and produced by Rene Lalique as his first car mascot design. It is signed with molded "R. Lalique" signature on lower edge of base and is etched "France" on opposite side of base with No. 1124 etched on the base. Reference Marcilhac #1124
Dimensions: 6" high, 4 1/2" wide with a 2 5/8" diameter base. Weighs 1.2 pounds.
Condition: Unfortunately, this figure does have a condition problem. There is an old, professional restoration with polishing on tip of beak (see photos). Other than this, there are no other noted flaws other than minimal signs on normal wear on base. When available, the original falcon car mascot in excellent condition generally sells for $6000.00 and up. To those who are unfamiliar with this item, the alternation to the beak is not noticed as I missed this when I purchased the item and the high-end auction house where it was purchased did not call it in their brochure. Still, the falcon makes a great display piece.