The Artist Rene Lalique
Rene Lalique, who passed away in 1945, became famous for exquisite glass work he created for more than 50 years between 1890 to the 1940’s. His artwork was extensive and widespread designing clocks, car mascots (radiator caps), perfume bottles, mirrors, and elegant decorative vases.
During his lifetime, he created more than 250 distinctive perfume bottles for Houbigant, Worth, Coty, Forvil and various other French perfumers. Rene Lalique designed frosted, clear and colored glass in black, blue, yellow, green, gray, amber and plum. He perfected how opalescent glass was used, resembling opals and diamonds. This form of glass work was used to create plates, vases, car mascots, bowls and figurines.
Every one of the creations by Rene Lalique were produced in the Art Nouveau and later in the Art Deco_ Style. These pieces of art have become highly valuable and sought out by collectors at all levels from around the world. His works have been exhibited in many museums in many different countries.
Many people are not aware that Rene Lalique was also an accomplished jeweler and goldsmith. He designed and created many pieces for famous actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt, a number of nobility, as well as his most important patron Calouste Gulbenkian.
At the height of his career, Rene Lalique employed more than 600 workers at his Wingin-Sur-Moder factory. Shortly after his death in 1945, Marc Lalique (Lalique’s Son) reopened the factory. Presently, his granddaughter Marie Claude runs the business.
Rene Lalique was blessed with unequaled talent and it’s evident in every piece he designed. Art and antique collectors throughout the world find it a truly wonderful experience collecting his breathtaking pieces of art. If you are an avid collector of Lalique, you will appreciate the unique expertise we can offer you.