Monday, June 18, 2012
Lalique Glass Car Mascots
This fierce looking fellow is a Lalique glass automobile mascot circa 1932. Retronaut posted a series of photos showing these fantastic creations that once adorned the hoods of fashionable cars. I have actually seen this eagle in a museum, mounted on either an early 1930's Auburn or Cord (memory fails as to the exact car). As if these ornaments were not strking enough, they were often lit from beneath. Can you imagine this guy hurtling through the night all aglow?