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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.

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Dahlias Chandelier
Dahlias Chandelier
Bandes Des Roses Chandelier
Bandes Des Roses Chandelier
Bacchantes Vase
Bacchantes Vase
Rinceaux Shade
Rinceaux Shade
1913 Rene Lalique Roses En Relief Box Frosted Sepia Stained Glass, Flowers
By René Lalique
Located in Boulogne Billancourt, FR
Rene Lalique "Roses en Relief" box made in 1913 in molded frosted glass with sepia patina. Molded "Lalique" signature on bottom. Félix Marcilhac, René Lalique - Catalogue Rais...
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1910s French Art Deco Vintage René Lalique

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Blown Glass

1936 René Lalique Royat Vase in Frosted Glass
By René Lalique
Located in Boulogne Billancourt, FR
René Lalique "Royat" vase made in 1936 in molded frosted glass. Stamped "R.LALIQUE FRANCE" signature on bottom. This vase is in perfect condition, please consider I'm offering ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage René Lalique

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Blown Glass

Rene Lalique Clear & Frosted Glass Deer Vase
By René Lalique
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Rene Lalique clear & frosted glass 'Biches' vase. This pattern features hinds (female deer) grazing amongst foliage. Stencilled makers mark, 'R. LALIQUE FRANCE' to the underside. Boo...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage René Lalique

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Glass

1937 René Lalique Set of 6 Pieces Glasses Tonnerre
By René Lalique
Located in Boulogne Billancourt, FR
Set of 6 (six) drinking glasses made by René Lalique in 1937. Model is named "Tonnerre" made in clear glass. All pieces are in perfect condition. Detail of the set: 6 glasses...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage René Lalique

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Art Glass

1942 René Lalique Hortense Set of 6 Knife Rests Clear Glass Sepia Patina Leaves
By René Lalique
Located in Boulogne Billancourt, FR
Set of 6 (six) knife rests made in clear glass with sepia stain by René Lalique in 1942. Model is named "Hortense". All pieces are in perfect condition. All pieces are stamped...
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1940s European Art Deco Vintage René Lalique

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Glass

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 René Lalique

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Crystal

Rene Lalique Glass 'Une Figurine et Fleurs' Plate
By René Lalique
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Rene Lalique clear and frosted glass, 'Une Figurine et Fleurs' plate. Sepia stained details. This pattern features a naked female figure, surrounded by flowers. Moulded makers mark, ...
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1920s French Art Nouveau Vintage René Lalique

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Glass

Rene Lalique Barrette Oiseaux Hair Clip or Brooch
By René Lalique
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Rene Lalique Barrette Oiseaux hair clip or brooch. Clear glass, with green backing to give the glass colour. This pattern features birds in flight. Set in gold coloured mount with pi...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau René Lalique

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Glass

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Six Danseuses Lamp
Six Danseuses Lamp
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$16,116
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Six Danseuses Lamp
By René Lalique
Materials
Art Glass, Glass
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Art Deco
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René Lalique furniture for sale on 1stDibs

René Lalique furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of René Lalique furniture, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are currently 361 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there are also 74 modern editions to choose from. Many original furniture by René Lalique were created in Europe during the 20th century in Art Deco style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Edouard Cazaux, René Buthaud and Charles Schneider. René Lalique furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $125 and tops out at $95,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,702.

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