Lalique hood ornaments, known as mascots, were created during the 1920’s and 1930’s in France by renowned glassmaker René Claude Lalique at his factory in Alsace, France. The Art Deco mascots were trophies for the wealthy, with eagles, foxes, stallions and statues among the designs mounted to the Bentleys, Bugattis and Mercedes of the upper class.
It is unclear how many Lalique mascots have been produced, as production records were lost during WWII, although today it is believed that only a handful exist for some of the rarer mascots like the fox. While it’s unknown exactly how many of the 30 different designs were produced, it’s believed only seven people in the world own the full collection.
David Disiere is among the ranks of these collectors. Spurred by his interest in classic and vintage cars, David has spent much time over the years researching and procuring these rarest of hood ornaments to preserve this piece of car luxury history for generations to come.