Unique Lalique mascots : the automotive radiator hood ornaments of master glass artisan R. Lalique / G. G. Weiner.

Unique Lalique mascots : the automotive radiator hood ornaments of master glass artisan R. Lalique / G. G. Weiner.

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Weiner, G. G. (Geoffrey George), 1947- author.
xviii, 72 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
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"Twentieth-century French glass designer Rene Lalique was known for his art deco creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewellery, chandeliers, clocks, and - the unusual subject of this book - car radiator cap ornaments. Stunningly beautiful and now highly collectible, these glass mascots range in design from a peacock's head to the goddess of speed, from a boar to an owl, from a fox to the King's greyhound, some in clear, strikingly coloured glass, others frosted, some electrically illuminated and all with their Lalique provenance etched somewhere into the glass. In this book, Geoffrey Weiner, a dealer and specialist in the subject, looks at each design in some detail and gives an idea of what it may be worth (depending on its condition and rarity). He also offers advice on buying and looking after these objets d'art that are a joy to own as well as a true blue-chip investment for you and your family to savour and enjoy!"--Dust jacket front flap.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-68) and index.
Foreword / by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu --
Preface / by Eric Knowles --
Lalique --
Moulded glass --
Mounting bases --
Signatures --
Modern crystal reproductions, copies or out-and-out fakes --
Mascot, bookend or paperweight? --
The importance of colour --
How rare? Very, not so rare, quite common --
Interesting facts and figures, including auction realisation prices --
Fact or fiction? --
Who bought them? --
What to pay for them --
Modern paperweights (presse-papiers) --
Condition --
Do take care --
Summary --
Car mascot photo gallery and listings --
Where to see them.