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René Lalique

French, 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.

Iconic Designs from René Lalique
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
Rene Lalique Bacchantes Vase
Rene Lalique Bacchantes Vase
Riinceaux Shade
Riinceaux Shade
Rene Lalique Dahlias Chandelier
Rene Lalique Dahlias Chandelier
Soleil Chandelier
Soleil Chandelier
René Lalique "Canard" Cendrier, Marcilhac No. 283
By René Lalique
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
René Lalique (1860-1945) "Canard" Cendrier, Marcilhac NO. 283 Script signature R. LALIQUE Molded glass Model introduced 1925 Measures: 3.87 in. by 3 in.   
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1920s Vintage René Lalique

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Art Glass

Rene Lalique '1860-1945' "Ormeaux" an Opalescent Glass Vase
By René Lalique
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rene LALIQUE (1860-1945) "Ormeaux" An opalescent glass vase model introduced 1926 Marcilhac reference number 984 6.60 in. (16.5 cm) high script signature R. Lalique France Pro...
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20th Century René Lalique

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Glass

Lalique "Cigogne" Vase From the Linda Ronstadt Collection
By René Lalique
Located in Los Angeles, CA
From the esteemed collection of Lind Ronstadt comes this Rene Lalique, "Cigognes" glass vase, model 965, designed circa 1926. Signed with a moulded intaglio mark R Lalique.
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1920s French Vintage René Lalique

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Glass

René Lalique "Rinceaux" Chandelier
By René Lalique
Located in Bridgewater, CT
French Art Deco chandelier by René Lalique "Rinceaux" Clear and frosted pressed glass. Suspended by nickel rods and canopy, electrified for the US. Measures: Diameter 15", height 25".
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage René Lalique

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Glass

1925 René Lalique Suzanne Statuette Deep Milky Opalescent Glass, Woman Statue
By René Lalique
Located in Boulogne Billancourt, FR
René Lalique "Suzanne" vase made in 1925 in molded deep and milky opalescent glass. Molded "R.LALIQUE" signature back and engraved signature on bottom. Perfect and great condit...
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1920s European Art Deco Vintage René Lalique

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Blown Glass

Rare Pair of Rene Lalique Art Deco Wall Sconces with Sparrows
By René Lalique
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of rare Rene Lalique Art Deco frosted and clear glass wall sconces with relief sparrow birds. Embossed signature R. Lalique lower right. Bronze rectangular backplate...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco René Lalique

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Glass

A R.Lalique Grey Glass Bacchantes Vase
By René Lalique
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
The bacchantes vase is probably one of R.Lalique's masterpieces. The study of the circling dancers is amazing and the grey glass color of the vase is enhanced by a white patina . I...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage René Lalique

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Glass

1921 René Lalique - Vase Eglantines Frosted Glass with Sepia Patina
By René Lalique
Located in Boulogne Billancourt, FR
Vase "Eglantines" made in frosted glass with sepia patina created by René Lalique in 1921. Engraved signature. Perfect condition. Very beautiful patina. height: 11 cm Félix Marcil...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau René Lalique

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

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Rene Lalique Bacchantes Vase
Rene Lalique Bacchantes Vase
Average Price
$28,340
Number Available
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Rene Lalique Bacchantes Vase
By René Lalique
Materials
Glass, Art Glass
Styles
Art Deco
Sensual and sophisticated, the Bacchantes vase was, in effect, an opportunity for René Lalique (1860–1945) to show off his technical mastery of glass design, as its elaborate detail and realistic portrayal of movement are extremely difficult to accomplish in the medium. Lalique, whose work considerably influenced both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, was a goldsmith and jewelry designer for the likes of Paris-based luxury house Cartier before settling on his true passion in the early 1...
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Riinceaux Shade
Riinceaux Shade
Average Price
$15,000
Number Available
1
Riinceaux Shade
By René Lalique
Materials
Bronze, Glass, Metal
Styles
Art Deco
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Rene Lalique Dahlias Chandelier
Rene Lalique Dahlias Chandelier
Average Price
$8,800
Number Available
1
Rene Lalique Dahlias Chandelier
By René Lalique
Materials
Glass
Styles
Art Deco
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Soleil Chandelier
Soleil Chandelier
Average Price
$15,000
Number Available
1
Soleil Chandelier
By René Lalique
Materials
Glass, Metal
Styles
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René Lalique furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

René Lalique furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of René Lalique furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 541 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 69 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by René Lalique were created in the Art Deco style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Daum, Charles Schneider, and Lalique. Prices for René Lalique furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $125 and can go as high as $120,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,629.
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    Rene Lalique was a famous glassmaker and jeweler who was part of the inspiration behind the Art Deco movement. He also established a renowned glass factory in Alsace, France. Shop an array of beautiful authentic Rene Lalique pieces on 1stDibs.

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