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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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René Lalique Vase Avec Six Figurines
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
René Lalique Vase Avec Six Figurines
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$40015 Bids
LALIQUE 'BROCELIANDE' ART CRYSTAL VASE
Nov 29, 6:00 PM PST
LALIQUE 'BROCELIANDE' ART CRYSTAL VASE
by O'Gallerie
Est: $150- $200
$1808 Bids
Lalique Crystal Swan
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Lalique Crystal Swan
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$2757 Bids
Lalique France Crystal Mesanges Birds Candleholders
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
Lalique France Crystal Mesanges Birds Candleholders
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$2306 Bids
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A Lalique "Luxembourg" crystal bowl
Nov 30, 10:00 AM PST
A Lalique "Luxembourg" crystal bowl
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $500- $700
$5505 Bids
Lalique Pair French Crystal Feeding Bird Figurines
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Lalique Pair French Crystal Feeding Bird Figurines
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1754 Bids
Pair Signed LALIQUE FRANCE Crystal Perfume Bottles
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Pair Signed LALIQUE FRANCE Crystal Perfume Bottles
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$154 Bids
A SCHOOL OF LALIQUE FISH
Dec 02, 10:00 AM CST
A SCHOOL OF LALIQUE FISH
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $400- $800
$4254 Bids
Antique LALIQUE Signed Frosted Crystal Bud Vase
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Antique LALIQUE Signed Frosted Crystal Bud Vase
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $250
$13 Bids
Lalique Frosted Glass Nude "Chrysis" Figurine
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Lalique Frosted Glass Nude "Chrysis" Figurine
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$1253 Bids
Lalique French Crystal HEDERA Frosted Leaves Vase
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Lalique French Crystal HEDERA Frosted Leaves Vase
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1003 Bids
Lovely Signed Lalique France Art Glass Nude Lady with Lamb
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Lovely Signed Lalique France Art Glass Nude Lady with Lamb
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$173 Bids
Vintage Signed Lalique Art Glass Vase with Ladies
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Vintage Signed Lalique Art Glass Vase with Ladies
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$173 Bids
Lovely Signed Lalique France Art Glass Owl
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Lovely Signed Lalique France Art Glass Owl
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$253 Bids
Lalique French Crystal HIRONDELLE Bird Bookend SET
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Lalique French Crystal HIRONDELLE Bird Bookend SET
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2003 Bids
Lovely Signed Lalique France Art Glass Bird
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Lovely Signed Lalique France Art Glass Bird
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$122 Bids
Grp 4 Signed LALIQUE FRANCE Crystal Bird Figurines
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Grp 4 Signed LALIQUE FRANCE Crystal Bird Figurines
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$22 Bids
Lalique French Crystal VERONE Centerpiece Vase
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Lalique French Crystal VERONE Centerpiece Vase
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
Vintage Signed Lalique France Art Glass Buffalo
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Vintage Signed Lalique France Art Glass Buffalo
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$102 Bids
Glamorous Bohemian Art Deco Nude Figural Alexandrite Glass Vase H.Hoffman by Lalique
Dec 05, 7:00 PM CET
Glamorous Bohemian Art Deco Nude Figural Alexandrite Glass Vase H.Hoffman by Lalique
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $300- $400
$1802 Bids
Vintage R. Lalique Art Glass Vase with Birds and Fruit
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Vintage R. Lalique Art Glass Vase with Birds and Fruit
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$122 Bids
Lalique French Crystal Elephant Paperweight
Dec 10, 2:00 PM EST
Lalique French Crystal Elephant Paperweight
by Napoleon's Fine Art
Est: $100- $300
$402 Bids
GLAMOROUS ART DECO 'NUDE LADIES' SATIN CLEAR GLASS VASE H.HOFFMANN BY LALIQUE
Dec 05, 7:00 PM CET
GLAMOROUS ART DECO 'NUDE LADIES' SATIN CLEAR GLASS VASE H.HOFFMANN BY LALIQUE
by ILMASZ spol. s r.o.
Est: $500- $600
$2752 Bids
Lalique Style Glass Grasshopper Vase
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Lalique Style Glass Grasshopper Vase
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$252 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Lalique Glass


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