Model No: 1181 Hibou. Created January 1931
The venerable owl head looks unmistakably like that featured on Athenian Greek coins. The owl symbolizes serenity since Athena was the goddess of peace.
Lalique’s model is quizzical and appealing and one of the most desirable of mascots in both form and exclusivity.
René LALIQUE's owl is today, despite its calmness, one of the most expensive mascots in the collection due to its rarity, being late to market as a car mascot.
Clear (white) glass press molded
Price (1932 Lalique et Cie Catalogue): 385FF
Breves of Knightsbridge, London UK did not list this model in their Car Mascots leaflets or material, Likewise the Renard and Chrysis launched in the same timeframe as car mascots. This was probably as a result of the economic climate and fading fashion for car mascots at the time of launch.
Other names for this mascot - Hibou, Owl. Mascotte, Hood Ornament, Car Mascot, Bouchon de Radiateur, Radiator Cap.
Appeared in 1932 Lalique Catalogue. Removed from 1937 Catalogue (though continued as a paperweight).
No known reissue in crystal post 1947, not marketed today.