Rene Lalique Art Nouveau Gold And Glass Dandelion Hat Pin c1905

Buyer Protection Guaranteed


The dandelion seed head formed of moulded glass with individual seed detail, highlighted with pale green to the outer edge and blue to centre where the glass is mounted to the gold head, all to a long gold pin.

Paris, France

Yellow gold with makers signature to head and French importation mark to pointed end of pin.

Head 63mm long and 50mm wide, total length including pin 317mm.


  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number

About René Lalique

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

Typical response time: 4 hours

Located in London, GB

More from this Seller

Art Nouveau Rene Lalique Enamel Diamond Gold Brooch, circa 1900
Art Nouveau Rene Lalique Enamel Diamond Gold Brooc...
René Lalique
ART NOUVEAU GOLD, DIAMOND & ENAMEL BROOCH BY RENE LALIQUE c.1900 Modelled as the head of a woman 'wood nymph' with rose-cut diamond-set pale green translucent enamel bandeau surrounded...
E. Wolfe & Co. Gold and Diamond Hummingbird Brooch
E. Wolfe & Co. Gold and Diamond Hummingbird Brooch...
E Wolfe & Company
The charming brooch designed as a hummingbird in mid hover, the wings and tail with finely engraved feathers, the body pavé set with round brilliant cut diamonds and with a ruby caboch...
E. Wolfe & Co. Yellow And White Gold And Diamond Elephant Brooch
E. Wolfe & Co. Yellow And White Gold And Diamond E...
E Wolfe & Company
The delightful brooch finely crafted in textured 18ct yellow gold designed as a standing elephant in profile with trunk raised, white gold tusks, diamond pavé set ear and ruby cabochon...
1860s Castellani Micromosaic Gold Staurogram Brooch
1860s Castellani Micromosaic Gold Staurogram Brooc...
The exceptionally crafted brooch of staurogram form depicting the overlapping Greek letters T ‘tau’ and P ‘rho’ in yellow gold set throughout with an exquisitely fine micromosaic patter...