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Lalique

Lalique is a beacon of French opulence in glassmaking and decorative arts, an enduring brand with a history spanning over 130 years and at least three movements in art and design: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and modernism. The firm’s founder, René Lalique, is a celebrated figure in Art Nouveau jewelry, which drew on feminine forms and natural-world themes. Under his masterful leadership, Lalique came to be known for its gorgeous vases, sculptures and glass and crystal serveware.

Rene Laliqué was born in 1860 in Aÿ-en-Champagne, France. As a young man, he apprenticed under Parisian Art Nouveau jeweler Louis Aucoc and studied at L'École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Lalique's skill and esteem broadened, and he created jewelry for renowned houses like Cartier and Boucheron. He took over a workshop in Paris in 1885 and opened his own business soon afterward. Not one to follow trends, Lalique gained popularity for his innovative accessories, which merged glass, enamel and ivory — materials that were uncommon in jewelry-making — with semi-precious stones and metals. Lalique’s work gained greater prominence at the 1900 Paris Exhibition, which served as a showcase for his extraordinary designs.

In 1907, Lalique began a revolutionary partnership with French perfumer François Coty. He designed a line of molded glass perfume bottles with frosted surfaces and patterned reliefs. Lalique opened his eponymous glassworks in Combs-La-Ville, Paris, in 1909. His attractive bottles and other pieces were shown at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925 — the event that brought Art Deco to worldwide attention — catapulting Lalique to new levels of fame. Shortly afterward, in 1927, he created one of his most iconic pieces: the Bacchantes vase. A marvel of glassmaking that convincingly depicted movement, the vase displays his technical skills and artistry.

Lalique began receiving high-profile commissions — in 1929, he decorated the luxurious Côte d’Azur Pullman Express carriages, and in 1935, he designed lighting for the Grand Salon and dining room on the ocean liner SS Normandie.

Lalique died in 1945, and the reins at the company were passed to his son, Marc Lalique. The firm continued to produce its signature glass pieces as well as crystal vases, decor and serveware. Marc's daughter, Marie-Claude Lalique, became CEO in 1977. She renewed the traditional jewelry and fragrance side of the business. In 2008, Lalique was acquired by Art & Fragrance, now known as Lalique Group. It remains a well-regarded lifestyle brand underpinned by a rich history in glassmaking.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Lalique decorative objects, lighting, tables and more.

Average Sold Price
$1,392
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Lalique Clear and Frosted Crystal Figure of a Panther, Zeila
By Lalique
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A Lalique clear and frosted crystal figure of a panther, Zeila France, 20th century Script marks, Lalique France Measure: Length 14.5 in. (36.83 cm.).
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20th Century Lalique

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Glass

Huge Lalique "Chrysalide" Winged Nudes Vase in Polished & Frosted Crystal France
By Lalique
Located in Rancho Mirage, CA
Offering this huge, rare, signed Lalique "Chrysalide" vase featuring five sides featuring nude fairies with butterfly wings design. This now-retired, limited release, is made from po...
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1990s French Other Lalique

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Crystal

Lalique Limited Edition Clear and Satin Finished Glass Macao Vase
By Lalique
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This large signed and numbered limited edition Lalique vase is titled Vase Macao and features a parrot motif executed in deep relief. The two birds are posed back to back as mirror i...
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1990s French Modern Lalique

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Crystal

Lalique Peugeot and Lalique Feuilles Salt and Pepper Grinders, Set of Two
By Lalique, René Lalique
Located in New York, NY
In 1840, Peugeot launched the first coffee grinder, and eventually salt and pepper grinders. Peugeot grinding mechanisms carry a lifetime warranty. It was not before 1886 that Peugeo...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Lalique

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Crystal

Lalique 100 Points Universal Wine Tasting Glass in Clear Crystal
By Lalique
Located in New York, NY
“Beautiful yet functional” is how internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling describes the 100 POINTS collection. With a name referring to the wine scoring system, 100 po...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Lalique

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Crystal

Lalique 100 Points Wine Decanter in Clear Crystal
By Lalique
Located in New York, NY
“Beautiful yet functional” is how internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling describes the 100 POINTS collection. With the increasing variety of wines worldwide, 100 Poin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Lalique

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Crystal

Black and White Tanzania Vase Zebra by Lalique
By Lalique
Located in North Miami, FL
Lalique Tanzania black vase. Limited Edition. Signatured: France & Numbered 544 etched on base. Mouth blown molded black glass decorated in relief with hand painted center frieze of ...
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20th Century French Modern Lalique

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Art Glass

Art Deco Revival Translucent Crystal Centerbowl w/ Fish Motif by Lalique
By Lalique
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Art Deco revival center bowl was created by Lalique- one of France's most celebrated makers of crystal and luxury home goods since 1888. It features a subtly concave bo...
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1970s French Art Deco Vintage Lalique

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Glass

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Lalique furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Lalique Furniture are available on 1stDibs for sale. These unique pieces are often made of stone, and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Lalique collection of furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. 157 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 119 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Lalique were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Deco style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Max Le Verrier, Charles Schneider and Christofle. Prices for Lalique furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $75 and tops out at $99,000, while pieces like these can sell for $1,474.
Questions About Lalique
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    Since the mid-twentieth century, Lalique has been internationally recognized for its decorative objects as well as non-glass items produced in crystal. The career of the famed jewelry designer, glassmaker and decorative artist René Lalique spanned decades and artistic styles. Best known today for his glass art, vases, chandeliers and more, Lalique first won recognition for his jewelry. Find a collection of Lalique glass on 1stDibs that includes serveware, decorative objects and other furniture.

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