CHRYSIS the mythalogical erotic female nude that leans back into the wind and so lends herself to show off in front of the car!
Lalique produced this model in 1931 and continued to market it being so popular and has only recently been discontinued from their portfolio.... Don't be disapointed as we still have some fine pre and post-war examples of her here!
The Chrysis car mascot shown mounted onto a modern made chrome metal radiator base. Image courtesy of The Jill Reger Photographic Studio (USA).
Chrysis mounted on a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. This has a specialy made chrome metal lighting base. Image courtesy of Frank Dale & Stepsons Rolls-Royce & Bentley dealers, London.
Chrysis in clear & frosted glass with a silky satin finish. The example on the (viewers left) is the car mascot, having a cut or groove top take the radiator mount. Whereas the one on the right has a solid base as the desk ornament or paperweight.
A superb Chrysis mounted onto a (modern) radiator cap.
Chrysis one the most recognised car mascots, so popular that it was still produced until very recently by 'Cristal Lalique'.
Finaly Lalique produced this superb opalescent milky blue example in an individually numbered limited edition and now discontinued. Sold boxed with factory inspection certificate.
This is a wonderful Chrysis in opalescent milky-blue (discontinued) by Cristal Lalique of Paris.
A small selection of our stock.
We have one of the finest selections of Lalique automotive mascots (known as hood ornaments) in the world today. Our Lalique Gallery is located in Kemp Town near Brighton, which is the sunny south coast resort by the sea. Visitors are very welcome but by prior appoinment only as this is not a walk-in shop!
This ad' was placed by Breves' into The London Illustrated News to advertise the mascots and feature the Saint Christopher.
Breves' Galleries ad' proberbly for Thge Autocar magazine (of the period).
Breves Lalique Galleries in Knightsbridge (opposite Harrods) London in between the wars.
The Lalique Gallery at The White Lion Garage in Brighton, Sussex.