David Disiere is one of only a handful of collectors in the world with the complete Lalique mascot collection. We’re going to take a brief look at each of the mascots from the collection over the coming months, starting with the Archer.
Standing at 5 inches tall, the Tireur d’Arc or the Archer as it’s known in English, depicts an archer on bended knee preparing to shoot an arrow. The figure with bow and arrow is enclosed in a flat disc.
Created in 1926, it is one of three pieces from the collection that were designed within a flat disc plane. The others are the Levrier (Greyhound) and the Saint-Christophe (St. Christopher). All three designs have a smaller base than the other mascots and are quite different from the rest of the collection.
Like all Lalique mascots, it’s unknown how many were produced, however examples have been found in clear glass, clear and frosted glass, and amethyst tinted glass.
Watch out for more Lalique mascot features as we go through the collection from A to Z.
To learn more about Lalique mascots and their history, read our blog post here.
Photo Attribution: By Morio (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons