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Rene Lalique Glass Chrysis Car Mascot

Introduced in 1931. 13.5cm (5.3in) high, 15cm (5.9in) wide, 6.8cm (2.7in) deep. Rene Lalique clear and frosted glass 'Chrysis' car mascot (radiator cap). Features a naked female figure, kneeling, with her head thrown back.

In ancient Greece, Chrysis was the priestess of Hera at the ancient Greek sanctuary of Hera, Argos, during the Peloponesian War. She is known for having inadvertently caused a fire that led to the destruction of the temple.

Stencilled maker's mark, 'R LALIQUE FRANCE' to the front of the base.

Book reference: 'R. LALIQUE Catalogue Raisonne De L'Oeuvre De Verre', by Felix Marcilhac. Les Editions De L'Amateur. Figure 1183.


CONDITION: Very good. Three small air bubbles in base from original manufacture.

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