René Lalique (France, 1860–1945)

The career of the famed jewelry designer, glassmaker and decorative artist René Lalique spanned decades and artistic styles. Best known today for his works in glass, Lalique first won recognition for his jewelry. He was described as the inventor of modern jewelry by the French artist and designer Émile Gallé, and his luxurious naturalistic designs helped define the Art Nouveau movement. Later as a glassmaker in the 1920s and ‘30s, Lalique designed vases, clocks, chandeliers and even car hood ornaments that were the essence of Art Deco chic. Even now, the name Lalique continues to be a byword for a graceful, gracious and distinctively French brand of sophistication.


     Born in 1860 in the Marne region of France, Lalique began his career as a jewelry designer in the last decades of the 19th century. His work employed now-classic Art Nouveau themes and motifs: flowing, organic lines; forms based on animals, insects and flowers — all rendered in luxurious materials such as ivory, enamel, gold and semi-precious stones. By 1905, Lalique had begun creating works in glass, and his style began to shift to a cleaner, sharper, smoother, more modern approach suited to his new medium. His Paris shop’s proximity to perfumer François Coty’s led him to experiment with beautiful perfume bottles. He offered the first customized scent bottles, transforming the perfume industry. By the end of the First World War, the artist had fully embraced Art Deco modernity, devoting himself to new industrial techniques of glass production and designs that manifest the sweeping lines and the forms suggestive of speed and movement characteristic of the style. Lalique’s work looked both backward and forward in time: embracing ancient mythological themes even as it celebrated modern progress.


     Late in his career, Lalique took on high profile luxury interior design projects in Paris, Tokyo and elsewhere. He designed decorative fixtures and lighting for the interior of the luxury liner Normandie in 1935, and decorated the salons of well-known fashion designer Madeleine Vionnet. Today, Lalique’s influence is as relevant as it was when he opened his first jewelry shop in 1890. In a modern or even a traditional décor, as you will see from the objects offered on these pages, the work of René Lalique provides the stamp of savoir-faire.

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René Lalique “Milan“ Blue Stained Glass Vase
By René Lalique
René Lalique “Milan“ Blue Stained Glass Vase...
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
"Milan" a vase also known as "Feuilles et branches polies" in plain blown-moulded patinated blue glass. Signed "Lalique France". Model created in 1929. Measures: H 11 1/2 inches. Vase ...
René Lalique Box "Figurines Et Voiles"
By René Lalique
René Lalique Box "Figurines Et Voiles"
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Boxes
Art Glass
Covered box: two parts frosted glass highlighted with dark blue stain depicting early Greek themed dancing figures swirling their veils about on the top of the lid and all around the si...
Rene Lalique Clock" Moineaux"
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Clock" Moineaux"
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s Art Deco Clocks
"Butterscotch" gold yellow amber opalescent dome shaped glass with a design of birds and foliage surround the original ATO movement electric clock "Sparrows" with ATO movement, molded-...
Lalique 'Archers' Vase
By René Lalique
Lalique 'Archers' Vase
René Lalique
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Glass
Lalique, Rene´ (1860-1945) 'Archers' vase, circa 1930. The red, cased vase features a frieze of classical male archers and swooping birds etched marked R. Lalique, France No. 893. H...
Rene Lalique Art Deco Opal Fox Cachet
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Art Deco Opal Fox Cachet
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desk Accessories
Art Glass
A super signed Art Deco opal Rene Lalique Reynard (fox) cachet, dating from 1926 (Marcilhac ref: 217). The opalescence is particularly good in this example. Cachets were made so you cou...
'Avallon' Art Deco Glass Vase by René Lalique
By René Lalique
'Avallon' Art Deco Glass Vase by René Lalique
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Most impressive clear, frosted and opalescent glass vase decorated with raised figures of birds on branches. A fabulous Art Deco design the surface of the vase has been finished by hand...
Rene Lalique Petite Libellule Small Dragonfly Car Mascot
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Petite Libellule Small Dragonfly Car ...
René Lalique
20th Century French Art Deco Glass
Glass, Chrome, Wood
Lalique Petite Libellule / Small Dragonfly car mascot. Model Number: 1144 Mounted in a Chrome radiator cap on a turned wooden base. This is in A1 Condition and a truly great rare exampl...
FAN-TAS-TIC and Classique Lalique Dampierre Vase S...
René Lalique, René Lalique Vases
FANTASTIC and CLASSIQUE DAMPIERRE Vase de chez Lalique Handcrafted vase. 24% lead crystal. Approximately : Diamètre base : 6 cm Diamètre du haut : 11....
Rene Lalique Sanglier / Wild Boar Car Mascot
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Sanglier / Wild Boar Car Mascot
René Lalique
20th Century British Art Deco Glass
Glass
Rene Lalique Sanglier/Wild Boar in a dark topaz finished. Model Number #1157 These wonderful glass Lalique car mascots originally adorned many fabulous Prestigious Motor Cars in the...
Lalique Art Deco Inseparables Frame
By René Lalique
Lalique Art Deco Inseparables Frame
René Lalique
Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Picture Frames
Glass
Inseparables, an Art Deco frame by René Lalique (1860-1945) – also known as ‘Quatre Perruches’. In press-molded, clear and opalescent glass. Raised motif of four lovebirds perched among...
Rene Lalique Art Deco Duck Cachet
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Art Deco Duck Cachet
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Glass
Art Glass
A classic clear and frosted Art Deco signed Rene Lalique 'Canard' (Duck) cachet, dating from 1925 (Marcilhac ref: 219). Cachets were made so you could have your initials cut into the ba...
Rene Lalique Art Nouveau Double Fleur Cachet
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Art Nouveau Double Fleur Cachet
René Lalique
Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Glass
Art Glass
A early and tiny signed original grey stained Rene Lalique 'Double flower' cachet, dating from 1919. (Ref: Marcilhac 196b) Cachets were made so you could have your initials cut into the...
Lalique Centrepiece Opalescent Glass Vintage, Fran...
René Lalique
Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Glass
Glass
A centrepiece made of opalescent glass with embossed spiral ornaments. Manufacturer brand under the base. Manufactured in France, first half of the 20th century.
Lalique Black Lacquer and Ivory Ash Side Table wit...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Side Tables
Crystal, Ash, Lacquer
Recalling Bacchus, god of wine, vegetation and pleasure, the Raisins motif adorning the iconic panel evokes the art of fine living. The Classic design accents the Raisins side table. W...
Lalique Mossi Grand Vase Black Crystal
By René Lalique
Customizable
Lalique Mossi Grand Vase Black Crystal
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Crystal
The kaleidoscopic effect of the Mossi vase is both a stroke of creative genius and a feat of technical mastery. René Lalique designed this iconic piece in 1933. His original choice of m...
Rene Lalique Tiny Opal Satuette Drapee
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Tiny Opal Satuette Drapee
René Lalique
Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Glass
Art Glass
A rare very early opal and blue stained Art Nouveau Rene Lalique 'Statuette Drapee' cachet, dating from 1913 (Marcilhac ref:181). It depicts a tiny scantily dressed lady. Cachets were m...
Lalique Natural Ebony Console or Entryway Table wi...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Console Tables
Crystal, Ebony
Beginning in 1925, René Lalique designed 30 glass car mascots to adorn the most prestigious vehicles of the roaring twenties. The combination of the distinctive design and the limited n...
Lalique Black Lacquer Console or Entryway Table wi...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Console Tables
Crystal
The Masque de Femme panel created by René Lalique in 1935 to adorn a fountain embodies the imaginative power of its creator who was fascinated by women and nature. Both Classic and avan...
Lalique Seville Clear Crystal and Gilded Metal Small Chandelier
Customizable
Lalique Seville Clear Crystal and Gilded Metal Sma...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Crystal
Designed by Marc Lalique in 1947, the Seville crystal element illuminates all interiors. Its satin finished crystal volutes create fascinating plays of light. This majestic artwork ref...
Lalique Coq Nain Cockerel Glass Car Mascot
By René Lalique
Lalique Coq Nain Cockerel Glass Car Mascot
René Lalique
20th Century French Other Glass
Glass
Lalique Coq Nain / Cockerel car mascot. Model number: 1135 These were originally made as car hood ornaments in the 1920s by famous glass make René Jules Lalique, who started a company ...
Rene Lalique Art Deco Opal Alaska Cachet
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Art Deco Opal Alaska Cachet
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Glass
Art Glass
A rare Art Deco opal Rene Lalique 'Alaska' cachet, dating from 1931 (Marcilhac ref: 236). The opalescence is particularly magnificent in this example. Cachets were made so you could hav...
Ginkgo-Inspired Crystal and Brushed Nickel Wall Sc...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces
Crystal
Lalique and Delisle present Ginkgo, a lighting collection combining the haute couture know-how of the master of crystal with the master of bronze and iron art. This alliance revives a g...
Lalique Mossi Grand Vase Gold Luster Crystal
By René Lalique
Customizable
Lalique Mossi Grand Vase Gold Luster Crystal
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Crystal
The kaleidoscopic effect of the Mossi Vase is both a stroke of creative genius and a feat of technical mastery. René Lalique designed this iconic piece in 1933. His original choice of m...
Lalique Black Lacquer Dining Room Table with Raisi...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Center Tables
Crystal, Wood
Recalling Bacchus, god of wine, vegetation and pleasure, the Raisins motif adorning the iconic panel evokes the art of fine living. The classic design accents the Raisins rectangular ta...
Rene Lalique Art Deco Belacourt Paperweight
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Art Deco Belacourt Paperweight
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Glass
Art Glass
Rene Lalique Art Deco Belacourt paperweight -this very rare bird was originally made by Rene Lalique to go on a vase, but it is recorded that he made some as stand alone pieces (separat...
Lalique Mossi Grand Vase Clear Crystal
By René Lalique
Lalique Mossi Grand Vase Clear Crystal
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Crystal
The kaleidoscopic effect of the Mossi vase is both a stroke of creative genius and a feat of technical mastery. René Lalique designed this iconic piece in 1933. His original choice of m...
Lalique Tourbillons Grand Vase Clear Crystal
By René Lalique
Lalique Tourbillons Grand Vase Clear Crystal
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Crystal
In 1926, René Lalique created the Tourbillons vase. Inspired by movement of the fern blossom, its abstract design allows for the utmost freedom of interpretation. Graphic and poetic, it...
Lalique Black Lacquer Table with Granite Top with ...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Side Tables
Crystal, Granite, Wood, Lacquer
The Masque de Femme panel created by René Lalique in 1935 to adorn a fountain embodies the imaginative power of its creator who was fascinated by women and nature. Both Classic and avan...
Rare Luminaire by René Lalique, "Tulipes"
By René Lalique
Rare Luminaire by René Lalique, "Tulipes"
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps
Bronze
"Tulipes", an electrified Art Deco centerpiece by René Lalique, created in 1930, comprised of a clear and frosted glass panel, molded with a decoration of tulips in intaglio, resting on...
Lalique Clear Crystal Versailles Pedestal Side or ...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Side Tables
The base of the Versailles pedestal table is inspired by a vase designed by René Lalique in 1939. The vase is a tribute to Versailles, architectural masterpiece and emblem of French cla...
Rene Lalique Art Deco 'Smoke' Daim Paperweight
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Art Deco 'Smoke' Daim Paperweight
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desk Accessories
Art Glass
A wonderful 'smoke' clear and frosted, signed, Rene Lalique Daim figure (Ref: Marcilhac 1168 -where they note that it was only made in clear/colorless and 'Fume') designed to be a paper...
Lalique Ginkgo Crystal and Brushed Nickel Ceiling Lamp
Lalique Ginkgo Crystal and Brushed Nickel Ceiling ...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Crystal
Lalique and Delisle present Ginkgo, a lighting collection combining the haute couture know-how of the master of crystal with the master of bronze and iron art. This alliance revives ...
R. Lalique "Verone" Chandelier
By René Lalique
R. Lalique "Verone" Chandelier
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Glass
A rare "Verone" chandelier by Rene Lalique, designed in 1927, comprised of multiple glass elements, molded with a floral "Dahlias" motif. Diameter 16", adjustable art. Ref. "R. Lalique...
Lalique Black Lacquer and Ivory Ash Side Table wit...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Side Tables
Crystal, Wood, Ash, Lacquer
The Masque de Femme panel created by René Lalique in 1935 to adorn a fountain embodies the imaginative power of its creator who was fascinated by women and nature. Both Classic and avan...
Design Fee for Custom Lalique Clear Crystal Versai...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Side Tables
Non-refundable design fee to do a technical study and final quote, but will credit towards purchase of the piece. On receipt of the fee, we will provide the technical study and final qu...
Rene Lalique Art Deco Caravelle Cachet
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Art Deco Caravelle Cachet
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Glass
Art Glass
A rare Art Deco Rene Lalique 'Caravelle' cachet, dating from 1930 (Marcilhac ref:224). It depicts a Portuguese sailing ship. Cachets were made so you could have your initials cut into t...
French Chandelier "Grosse Boule Champs Elysees" by René Lalique
French Chandelier "Grosse Boule Champs Elysees" by...
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Glass
Frosted glass spherical shade created by René Lalique in 1927 for the Gallerie des Champs Elysees. Pair available.
Lalique Ivory Ash Console or Entryway Table with M...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Console Tables
Crystal
The Masque de Femme panel created by René Lalique in 1935 to adorn a fountain embodies the imaginative power of its creator who was fascinated by women and nature. Both Classic and avan...
Rene Lalique Art Deco Coq Houdan Proud Cock Car Mascot, 20th Century
Rene Lalique Art Deco Coq Houdan Proud Cock Car Ma...
René Lalique
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Collectibles and Curiosities
Glass
Lalique Coq Houdan / Proud Cock car mascot. Model Number: 1161 These were originally made as car hood ornaments in the 1920s by famous glass make René Jules Lalique, who started a c...
Lalique Black Lacquered Bedside Table with Crystal...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Side Tables
Crystal, Wood, Lacquer
Recalling Bacchus, god of wine, vegetation and pleasure, the Raisins motif at adorns the iconic panel evokes the art of fine living. The Classic panel accents the raisins bedside table....
René Lalique Vase "Sauterelles"
By René Lalique
René Lalique Vase "Sauterelles"
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Rene Lalique vase Sauterelles, model created in 1912. Measures: 27 cm tall glass with a design of grasshoppers on stems highlighted by blue and green patina R. Lalique vase Alique Ren...
René Lalique Vase "Vichy"
By René Lalique
René Lalique Vase "Vichy"
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Blue patinated glass wide mouth form fruit and leaf Art Deco. Pressed molded glass high 17 cm. Model created in 1937. Signed. Bibliographie: Félix Marcilhac, "René Lalique," catalo...
Rene Lalique Sauterelles Vase
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Sauterelles Vase
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Rene Lalique Sauterelles vase. Rene Lalique vase grasshopper, blue glass mold blown vase with a decor of grasshoppers Signed R. Lalique, France. René Lalique "SAUTERELLES" vase, Marc...
René Lalique Cendrier "Archers" Ashtray
By René Lalique
René Lalique Cendrier "Archers" Ashtray
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desk Accessories
Art Glass
Rene Lalique Cendrier Archers: 11.5 cm wide clear glass with a frosted and grey blue patinated men shooting arrows motif elevated flat rim encircling the clear central well Bibliograph...
Rene Lalique Opalescent "Rampillon" Vase
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Opalescent "Rampillon" Vase
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
A Rene Lalique Rampillon vase, no. 991. Designed, 1927. Opalescent and blue stained glass 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high wheel-engraved “R. Lalique, France.” Press molded tapering opalesc...
René Lalique "Royat" Vase
By René Lalique
René Lalique "Royat" Vase
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Royat, model created on April 28, 1936 vase molded glass pressed and, largely, satin. Signed R. Lalique France in relief under the base. Measure: Height 15.5 cm Bibliography: "R. Laliqu...
René Lalique Vase "Damiers"
By René Lalique
René Lalique Vase "Damiers"
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
René Lalique Damiers vase highlighted with sienna stain encircling rectangles on frosted background design. Trumpet form with curving rows of small black enameled rectangles. Measure...
René Lalique "Damiers" Vase Black Enameled
By René Lalique
René Lalique "Damiers" Vase Black Enameled
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Rene´ Lalique "Damiers" vase black enameled. Black enameled encircling rectangles on frosted background design. Trumpet form with curving rows of small black enameled rectangles. Mea...
Lalique Crystal Perles D'eau Coffee Table with Cle...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Crystal, Glass
Designed by Marie-Claude Lalique in 1990, the Perles d'eau Coffee table features finely crafted accents along the base, like beautifully fallen droplets of water. Clear crystal base Di...
Lalique Crystal Coffee Table with Four Versaille Vase Feet
Lalique Crystal Coffee Table with Four Versaille V...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Crystal
The base of the Versailles table is inspired by vases designed by René Lalique in 1939. These vases are a tribute to Versailles, architectural masterpiece and emblem of French classical...
René Lalique Lamp "Six Danseuses"
By René Lalique
René Lalique Lamp "Six Danseuses"
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Table Lamps
Art Glass
René Lalique lamp "Six Danseuses": patinated Lalique table lamp Signed R. Lalique cachet. Model created in 1931 and deletted after 1947 Haut. 34 cm - diameter 23.5 cm Bibliographi...
René Lalique, Gros Scarabées, Vase, France, C. 1923
By René Lalique
René Lalique, Gros Scarabées, Vase, France, C. 192...
René Lalique
Early 20th Century French Vases and Vessels
Glass
Molded glass vase with original sepia patina by French designer René Lalique. Signed: R Lalique, France.
Rene Lalique Moyenne Voilee Statuette
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Moyenne Voilee Statuette
René Lalique
Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Glass
Art Glass
Super rare Art Nouveau Rene Lalique signed grey stained 'Moyenne Voilee' Statuette -a beautiful lady, leaning slightly back, draped in thin material and holding a cup. This is one of hi...
Lalique Crystal Desk or Dining Room Table with Mer...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Center Tables
Crystal
René Lalique designed the iconic Merles et Raisins panels in 1928. The beautifully crafted design celebrates one of Lalique's favorite themes, nature. The classic design is transformed ...
Rene Lalique Vase" Honfleur"
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Vase" Honfleur"
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Clear glass container with a clear and frosted leaves on vines motif handle on either side type protrusions on either side which rise to flat tops parallel with the rim Bibliographie...
Lalique Side or Accent Crystal Table with the Merl...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Side Tables
Crystal, Glass
René Lalique designed the iconic Merles et Raisins panels in 1928. The beautifully crafted design celebrates one of Lalique's favorite themes, nature. The Classic design is transformed ...
Rene Lalique Yellow Chardonneret Moqueur
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Yellow Chardonneret Moqueur
René Lalique
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Glass
Art Glass
An amazing Yellow clear and frosted, signed, Rene Lalique Chardonneret Moqueur (Ref: Marcilhac 1211 -where they note that it was only made in clear/colorless and yellow) Designed to be ...
Rene Lalique Black Eagle Head Cachet
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Black Eagle Head Cachet
René Lalique
Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Glass
Art Glass
A super rare and exceptionally early black Rene Lalique eagle head cachet (Tete D'Aigle) produced circa 1911. This is the earliest Cachet made by Rene Lalique. (Ref: Marcilhac 175) Cach...
Rene Lalique Yellow and Red Coupe Martigues
By René Lalique
Rene Lalique Yellow and Red Coupe Martigues
René Lalique
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Bowls and Baskets
Art Glass
Heavily molded yellow amber and red fish motif glass thickly molded pressed glass and fish decorated shallow Model: 377, circa 1920. Bibliographies: Félix Marcilhac, "Catalogue raiso...
Lalique Natural Ebony Console or Entryway Table wi...
René Lalique
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Console Tables
Crystal, Ebony
Crafted in collaboration with designers Lady Tina Green and Pietro Mingarelli, the roses console table features the exquisitely crafted roses panel in natural ebony. Dimensions: H 31.8...