The exquisite glass automobile mascots created by René Lalique first gained popularity after their debut at the 1925 Art Deco exposition in Paris. With their rising notoriety, Lalique went on to create many more including the Coq Nain (Bantam Cockerel) several years later.
The Coq Nain stands at around 20 centimeters tall and comprises a rooster positioned gracefully with its beak toward the ground and tall tail plumage thrust into the air. The Coq Nain mascot versions vary from clear to frosted glass, and sometimes a combination, with even more unique options found in tinted topaz or amethyst.
The cockerel is designed with claws that wrap around the base. This is important to note, as some of the higher value examples feature intact claws. Many Coq Nains on the market have damage or wear, of which the delicate claw area is particularly prone.
As with all Lalique mascots, the better the condition and the less available the model, the higher the price tag. The Coq Nain, model number 1135, has been known to fetch over $20,000 US dollars.