Lalique is a name synonymous with high quality, high fashion design. The French glass designer known for his creations of chendeliers, clocks, hood ornaments, perfume bottles, jewellery and more is having yet another comeback. The man behind Lalique, René Jules Lalique was born April 6, 1860 in Ay, Marne and died May 5, 1945 in Paris. Lalique’s early life was spent learning the methods of design and art he would use in his later life. At the age of two, his family moved to a suburb of Paris, but traveled to Ay for summer holidays. These trips influenced Lalique’s later naturalistic glasswork. With the death of his father two years later, Lalique began working as an apprentice to goldsmith Louis Aucoc in Paris. He died 5 May 1945, Paris. René Lalique was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France. His granddaughter, Marie Claude-Lalique (b. 1936), was also a glass maker. She died on April 14, 2003 in Fort Myers, Florida.
AntiquitiesWeb carries the following pieces from the world-renowned glassmaker:
A Rene Lalique molded glass perfume burner: Sirenes. Marcilhac 2651, model introduced 1920. Blue patina, inscribed R. Lalique.
A Rene Lalique molded and frosted glass scent bottle with stopper: Habanito. Marcilhac-3 p. 945, model introduced 1929 for Molinard. Blue patina, inscribed Molinard/Made in France/Lalique.
Designed in 1921 and executed post 1945, Clear and frosted with a sepia stain (looks rose colored). Moulded Lalique once and France twice. Three interior little lights. Cream satin cord.
Designed 1931, executed post 1945; clear frosted and russet stained; engraved Lalique and later with R.
Designed 1938; clear, frosted, sepia stained and russet enameled; stencilled R. Lalique France.
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