Glass Mascots

Red-Ashay:  Butterfly Girl.

In the 1920s the British company of H.G.Ascher Ltd of 4/8 Acomb Street Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester, 40-44 Holborn Viaduct London EC1 and 16a Princess Square Glasgow C1, was established as a company dealing high quality lead crystal cut glass vases and bowls.

As the company moved from the late 1920s and into the 1930s Mr Ascher began dealing also in car mascots under the Trade name of Red-Ashay.  Many of the 30 plus moulded glass car mascots were imported from Eastern Europe and other European outlets.  It has been claimed that many of these mascots were very close to being copies of the more expensive Rene Lalique range of mascots, this beautiful Butterfly Girl is however nothing like anything Lalique produced.

Always worth remembering when purchasing one of these mascots the bottom of the base is clear so the light from an original Red-Ashay designed metal to glass illuminated mounts will allow light to transmit through the mascot.

The example shown has a chip to the side of the base, this would be hidden by the mount.  Standing 7.75 with a wingspan of 3 inches, not signed.