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Lalique Glass

An icon of French glassmaking, René Lalique's early 20th-century designs established a new standard for art glass. Now universally recognized as one of the most pivotal producers of the day, Lalique is a name inextricably linked to the Art Nouveau era.

A native of Ay, a small town nestled in the heart of France's Champagne region, Lalique developed a fascination with three-dimensional design and décor in his early years of artistic training. His earliest foray was in the field of jewelry design, yet by the end of the 1880s, he shifted his focus toward art glass. So successful were these initial pieces that Lalique expanded his production in the early years of the 20th century both in scale and in scope, providing new designs for glass objects ranging from bookends to perfume bottles.

While many of Lalique's glass pieces are considered Art Nouveau, some of his designs from the late '20s and '30s incorporated elements of Art Deco as well. In these pieces, Art Deco's stylized, geometric elements merged within the organic sensibilities of the Art Nouveau aesthetic. This seamless blend is a testament to Lalique's artistic skill. It also explains why so many antique glass collectors clamor for Lalique's pieces.


Quick Facts

  • Lalique's glass pieces are featured in museums around the world from the Princeton University museum collection to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London
  • A unique aspect of Lalique's production was a limited line of car hood ornaments created between 1925 and 1930. They ranged from female figurines to streamlined animal forms. The rarest of these, such as the fox and the owl, now sell at auction for up to several hundred thousand dollars
  • You'll know the authenticity of your piece if it bears an R. Lalique signature on the underside, as the signature is only on pieces that predate 1945, the year he died. His signature was omitted from subsequent pieces when the company entered the hands of Lalique's son, Marc

Recommended Items at Auction

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Lalique France Crystal Flower Sculpture
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Lalique France Crystal Flower Sculpture
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$3613 Bids
Lalique France Crystal Flower Sculpture
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Lalique France Crystal Flower Sculpture
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$3311 Bids
Rene Lalique Crystal Tourterelles Covered Vase
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Rene Lalique Crystal Tourterelles Covered Vase
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$5009 Bids
A Lalique crystal 'Fluers' scent bottle (W:10cm), together with a Lalique flower
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A Lalique crystal 'Fluers' scent bottle (W:10cm), together with a Lalique flower
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD1009 Bids
Lalique France Bird Design Vase
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Lalique France Bird Design Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$1108 Bids
Lalique France Bird Design Vase
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Lalique France Bird Design Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$1308 Bids
A Lalique crystal 'Coppelia' trinket box (W:18cm)
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A Lalique crystal 'Coppelia' trinket box (W:18cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD2808 Bids
A Lalique Bacchantes vase (H:24.5cm-Dia:18.5cm)
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A Lalique Bacchantes vase (H:24.5cm-Dia:18.5cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD3,500- AUD4,500
AUD2,0008 Bids
Lalique Crystal Cherub And Floral Bowl
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Lalique Crystal Cherub And Floral Bowl
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$556 Bids
Lalique Champs Elysees Large Crystal Glass Leaf Centerpiece Bowl
Mar 02, 12:00 PM EST
Lalique Champs Elysees Large Crystal Glass Leaf Centerpiece Bowl
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $800- $1,000
$7506 Bids
Lalique France Crystal Flower Sculpture
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Lalique France Crystal Flower Sculpture
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$326 Bids
A Lalique amber crystal Kazak horse figurine (H:11cm)
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A Lalique amber crystal Kazak horse figurine (H:11cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD506 Bids
Deco Amber Glass Nude Archers Vase after R Lalique
Feb 28, 12:00 PM EST
Deco Amber Glass Nude Archers Vase after R Lalique
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2005 Bids
Lalique Crystal Nude Figural Vase
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Lalique Crystal Nude Figural Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$805 Bids
A Lalique crystal two anemones perfume bottle (H:16cm)
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A Lalique crystal two anemones perfume bottle (H:16cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD455 Bids
A Lalique crystal Dahlia perfume bottle (H:13cm)
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A Lalique crystal Dahlia perfume bottle (H:13cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD905 Bids
A pair of Lalique crystal frosted pin trays (L:8.5cm)
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A pair of Lalique crystal frosted pin trays (L:8.5cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD405 Bids
Lalique France Vase With Brown Flowers
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Lalique France Vase With Brown Flowers
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$805 Bids
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LALIQUE KOI FISH PAPERWEIGHT
Feb 29, 9:00 AM AEST
LALIQUE KOI FISH PAPERWEIGHT
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD554 Bids
Lalique France Figural Bird Footed Compote
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Lalique France Figural Bird Footed Compote
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$414 Bids
A Lalique crystal ring dish (Dia:10cm)
Feb 29, 1:00 PM AEDT
A Lalique crystal ring dish (Dia:10cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD204 Bids
Lalique Opalescent "Hommage a Rene Lalique" Vase
Mar 09, 11:00 AM EST
Lalique Opalescent "Hommage a Rene Lalique" Vase
by Joshua Kodner
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5504 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Lalique Glass


Joshua Kodner

Joshua Kodner

Activity Auctions

Activity Auctions

Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery