Rene Lalique - Hood Ornaments


Since the dawn of the motor car, owners have added their own personal touches — inside, outside and under the hood. Lord Montague is thought to have been among the first to add a hood ornament to his automobile when he attached a Saint Christopher medal to his 1899 Daimler. Well over 5,000 different types of hood ornaments and mascots have since followed, either as factory offerings or as accessories, in nearly all shapes and sizes and cast from a variety of materials, but none were as elegant as those offered by René Lalique.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2013/03/07/glass-in-motion