We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Lalique Victoire, Large Original Carved Wood Studio Model
This is not a plaster, resin or plastic reproduction. This is a two foot long carved wood study for the Iconic Art Deco car mascot named Victoire. It has a gesso primer and a gold finish. There are warn areas that revel the wood. Its design was fashioned as the Spirit of the Wind and is the most iconic of all René Lalique’s glass car mascots. During the design process many variations are created for comparison. This example differs slightly form the final design. This one has ears and a closed mouth unlike the final. Mounted on a black marble base... 24" x 12" x 6"... $3600