Sold for £2,200
The glass mascot has a number of small chips around the base area. These are less noticeable once in mount, though I have removed to take additional images. There is one towards the bottom of the grenouille's left foot, though the remainder are to the base. The original etched signature is one of the chipped areas so that no only the remaining 'e' is visible.
The mount itself is with losses to the plating. Again, images are available of the mount from several angles. The base light has a wire (unplugged) currently not functioning.
Provenance: private collector.
RENÉ LALIQUE (FRENCH, 1860-1945),
'GRENOUILLE' CAR MASCOT,
designed in 1928, model no. 1146, in clear glass, press-moulded, frosted and polished, moulded 'LALIQUE FRANCE' signature and partial etched 'e' from original signature, 6.2cm high, fitted in 'BREVES GALLERIES KNIGHTSBRIDGE S.W.3 PAT. NO. 309301' nickelled metal mount and later turned wood plinth, 12.5cm high overall
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