Geoffrey George Weiner - Guest Columnist
- Lalique Hood Ornaments
His first job, at age 13 was working for Roy Butler (formerly BBC Antiques Roadshow), helping out in his Collectors’ Shop. Geoffrey is author of “Unique Lalique Mascots Volumes 1 and 2”. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, and is an adviser on the values of automobilia.
Some of GG's Articles: Lalique Hood Ornaments
Lalique Hood Ornaments - A Short History: Issue #5 May/June 2019
René Jules Lalique was a French designer known for his creations of glass in the form of perfume bottles, vases, jewelry, chandeliers, clocks, desk ornaments, book-ends, etc... and his automobile mascots, the first of which was the Falcon. He started experimenting with glass in 1890, and around the turn of the Century started supplying glass bottles for some of the perfume houses of the day.
His mascots were produced during the inter-war period... somewhat by accident! You see, Lalique was approached by his friend André-Gustave Citroën, who asked if he could produce an appropriate “mascot” for his forthcoming car, the 5 CV to be shown in 1925.