a "Vitesse" sculpture / car mascot, Art Déco, France post 1929.
Moulded opalescent glass, signed R. LALIQUE FRANCE. Height 18,7 cm. Black marble base with traces of a paper label, 11,3 x 11 cm, height 7 cm.
The marble base with chips.
Possibly formerly in the Collection of André Surmain, Paris.
Christie's, "20th Century Decorative Art", sale 1089, Geneva, 12 May 1991, lot no 123.
Félix Marcilhac, "R. Lalique, Catalogue raisonné de l'oevre de verre", Les éditions de l'amateur, Paris 1994, see the model illustrated p 503, nr 1160.
Patricia Bayer & Mark Waller, "The Art of René Lalique", Wellfleet Press 1988, compare no 154, Vitesse car mascot, probably with the same marble stand, illustrated from the Collection André Surmain, Paris.
The model was designed in 1929, not produced after 1947.