Lalique Mascot Collection / Ele Chesney

The success of the 1925 Citroën mascot exposed René Lalique’s unique talent to an entirely new audience. During the next seven years, Lalique created a total of 27 mascots, symbolising energy, speed and motion; religion; individuality and form of nature; and human sensuality and sexuality—each expressing the grace and details of human and animal forms.

The other mascots needed to complete this photographic collection include Sirène (small mermaid) and Naïade (large mermaid). Both were originally offered as paperweights in 1920 and had base sizes equaling those of other mascots. Longchamps (#1152B: horse head — single mane, a variation of longchamps #1152A: horse head — double mane) crowns the collection totaling 30 pieces. These comprise the 1932 Lalique catalogue — via RM Auctions

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