Lalique glass is lead based, either mold blown or pressed. Favoured motifs during the Art Nouveau period were dancing nymphs, fish, dragonflies, and foliage. Characteristically the glass is crystal in combination with acid-etched relief. Later some items were made in as many as ten colors (red, amber, and green among them) and were occasionally accented with enameling. During the ’20s and ’30s, Lalique designed several vases and bowls developing a line in the Art Deco style decorated with stylized birds, florals, and geometries. In addition to vases, clocks, automobile mascots, stemware, and bottles, many other useful objects were produced. Most glass was clear or opalescent glass and signed via engraving or in the mould “R. Lalique”. The R. Lalique signature was only used until 1945 with the death of Rene. At that time, Rene Lalique’s son Marc took over the company and the signature dropped the ‘R’ to become ‘Lalique ~ France’. Production of many pieces produced prior to 1945 ceased following Rene’s death although some are still in production albeit with a different signature. The firm is still in operation today.
Our René Lalique Collection
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