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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 Crystal Vase
Jun 08, 11:00 AM EDT
Lalique Crystal Vase
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $400- $500
$11117 Bids
LALIQUE FRANCE VASE "HOMMAGE À RENÉ LALIQUE", 1995
May 29, 2:00 PM CEST
LALIQUE FRANCE VASE "HOMMAGE À RENÉ LALIQUE", 1995
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €50- €100
€2209 Bids
Rene Lalique AVALON Opalescent Blue Crystal Vase
May 29, 12:00 PM EDT
Rene Lalique AVALON Opalescent Blue Crystal Vase
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$3007 Bids
Rene Lalique France Large Art Glass Bruges Pigeon
May 25, 11:00 AM EDT
Rene Lalique France Large Art Glass Bruges Pigeon
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $50- $15,000
$1805 Bids
LALIQUE FRANCE COUPE "NEMOURS"
May 29, 2:00 PM CEST
LALIQUE FRANCE COUPE "NEMOURS"
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €200- €400
€605 Bids
Lalique Crystal “Dampierre" Vase
May 26, 10:00 AM MST
Lalique Crystal “Dampierre" Vase
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$604 Bids
Bibi Hilton's Lalique Crystal Tete D'Aigle Paperweight
May 25, 7:00 AM PDT
Bibi Hilton's Lalique Crystal Tete D'Aigle Paperweight
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$2004 Bids
(20) FRENCH LALIQUE COLORED CRYSTAL SCHOOL OF 'FISH' FIGURES
Jun 06, 10:00 AM CDT
(20) FRENCH LALIQUE COLORED CRYSTAL SCHOOL OF 'FISH' FIGURES
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $600
$2003 Bids
Lalique Bagatelle Crystal Bird Vase
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Lalique Bagatelle Crystal Bird Vase
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $400- $600
$1103 Bids
Bibi Hilton's Lalique Crystal Large Bacchantes Vase W/Box
May 25, 7:00 AM PDT
Bibi Hilton's Lalique Crystal Large Bacchantes Vase W/Box
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1,2003 Bids
Lalique French Crystal Elizabeth Bird and Flora
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Lalique French Crystal Elizabeth Bird and Flora
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$302 Bids
Lalique France Crystal Buffalo Figurine
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
Lalique France Crystal Buffalo Figurine
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $200- $400
$302 Bids
LALIQUE
Jun 03, 3:00 PM CEST
LALIQUE
by Tajan
Est: €80- €120
€802 Bids
Green Lalique Crystal Figurine Gregoire Toad
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Green Lalique Crystal Figurine Gregoire Toad
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$452 Bids
French Lalique Crystal St. Cloud Vase
May 26, 10:00 AM MST
French Lalique Crystal St. Cloud Vase
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
Bibi Hilton's Lalique Crystal Dampierre Birds Vase
May 25, 7:00 AM PDT
Bibi Hilton's Lalique Crystal Dampierre Birds Vase
by GWS Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$1202 Bids
R. LALIQUE BACCHANTES VASE, OLD MARK REPAIRED, 9 3/4" X 8 3/4"
Jun 02, 10:30 AM EDT
R. LALIQUE BACCHANTES VASE, OLD MARK REPAIRED, 9 3/4" X 8 3/4"
by Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
Est: $300- $600
$1502 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Lalique Glass


Tremont Auctions

Tremont Auctions

Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH

Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmbH

Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

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