Lalique Feature: Sirène

Lalique Feature: Sirène

The sensuous Sirène, otherwise known as the small mermaid, is one of two Lalique car mascots that were initially sold as statuettes before they were repurposed for hood ornaments in the mid 1920’s. Sirène is the smaller of the two at approximately four inches high –...
Lalique Feature: Sanglier

Lalique Feature: Sanglier

The Sanglier, which means boar in English, is another of the more popular car mascots of the Lalique collection. Appealing no doubt to the hunting elite, it was produced and purchased in large numbers from its release in October, 1929. Standing at a little over three...
Lalique Feature: Saint Christophe

Lalique Feature: Saint Christophe

Although one of the more common hood ornaments from the Lalique collection, Saint Christophe was popular for a reason. After all, what better mascot to have perched on the front of your automobile than the Patron Saint of Travelers? Depicting Saint Christopher...
5 of the World’s Rarest Books

5 of the World’s Rarest Books

While “rarest” and “most expensive” often go hand-in-hand when it comes to book collecting, it’s important to make a distinction between the two because it is not always the case. It’s possible for a tome to be rarer than another (i.e. have less copies available), but...
Lalique Feature: Renard

Lalique Feature: Renard

Considered one of the rarest of all the Lalique hood ornaments, the Renard is the most sought after mascot of the entire collection. At some eight and a half inches long, it is a striking depiction of a fox in predator mode; its eyes alert, ears erect and body...
Lalique Mascot Feature: Pintade

Lalique Mascot Feature: Pintade

Standing at roughly four inches tall and six inches long, the Pintade or Guinea Hen is often harder to find than other Lalique car mascots as it was produced in lesser numbers than some of the other more common hood ornaments. Introduced in 1929, model number 1164 was...