An Art Deco mauve tinted glass falcon car mascot by René Lalique, model number 1124, circa 1925
Lalique commissioned Breves Gallery in Knightsbridge to mount his mascots and hood ornaments and to sell them to the British public. The glass mascots were mounted into chrome fixtures which lit them from underneath using the engines power. This particular fixture is stamped with 'BREVES GALLERIES, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, SW3, PAT No.309301'
René Lalique (1860-1945) was a French jeweller whose glass works of art contributed significantly to the art nouveau movement. His jewellery and glassworks heavily feature animals and sensual woman and is instantly recognisable. During the 1920s, following the 1925 Paris Exhibition, he became even more well know and produced luxury items such as lighting, homewares, car mascots and architectural elements to name a few.
A Rare Mauve tinted Glass Falcon Car Mascot by René Lalique, circa 1925