Flying B, Lalique for Bentley
Continuing the tradition of René Lalique’s legendary car mascots, Flying B, emblem of the British luxury car icon, celebrates both the richness of Lalique's past and its stunning modernity. The dynamic of its wings, wrought in gleaming crystal, epitomizes timeless beauty while evoking lightness, speed and elegance.
The roaring twenties also meant the veneration of luxurious cars.
The name of Lalique has been associated with cars since 1906, with the creation of the trophy awarded to the winner of the «Targa Florio», a legendary race. It was the reign of the motor mascot and so from 1925, René Lalique created 30 legendary models of Mascots out of glass to adorn the Delage, Hispano-Suiza, Voisin, Bentley and Rolls-Royce.
The most dazzling of these fi gurines and the most eagerly sought after today by collectors throughout the world are those few René Lalique designed. In addition to being of unquestionable artistic value, these creations are the symbols of a vanished age, the epitome of a fascinating era. It is little wonder why they are the delight of collectors worldwide. Reissued in crystal, Chrysis, Rooster, Longchamp, Eagle Head, Victoire and Vitesse take life within the satin- fi nished and re-polished crystal fashioned by the magic touch of the artist. These paperweights are sculptures of light celebrating both the richness of Lalique's past and its modernity.
Inspired by these legendary car mascots, the Flying B paperweight, emblem of British luxury car icon Bentley Motors, was born from the association of two icons of French and British industries founded by two visionary men, René Lalique and Walter Bentley. The partnership stems from the commitment of these two Houses to the same values of craftsmanship and exceptional know-how, though at the same time, they both excel in distinct fi elds of expertise. The dynamic of its wings, wrought in gleaming crystal, epitomizes timeless beauty while evoking lightness, speed and elegance.