Rare Lalique Perch Car Mascot Paperweight (Large Model)This is a genuine piece of design history. Lalique glass synonymous with quality and design. Crystal in the finest French tradition here in the form of a magnificent perch. This model was created in 1978 and is no longer produced by Lalique and has been retired. So this precious item is only going to rise in value.
This gorgeously detailed paperweight was originally designed by Rene Lalique and released on the 20th April 1929 (see picture 5 to compare models) as a car radiator mascot and then as a paperweight by Lalique from 1960. This paperweight is called "PERCHE" and they are becoming increasingly rare in sale and auction rooms. It is even more rare to find this piece without any chips or damage to the top of the fins, as due to the design these were often broken. This piece is perfect in every respect. The fish has stripes down both sides and the detail of the fins make this a highly desirable piece for any serious collector. The opalescent form of the fish stands on a clear glass round base. This is a truly stunning and much sort after collectors piece. Supplied in superb condition with no chips or scratches and marked Lalique France on the base. I have checked on the internet and found only three other previous sales in auctions. One ... read more