Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice
For Art and Antique Auctions, standard shipments are being delayed 2-4 weeks due to increased safety procedures and vendor and carrier slowdowns. As soon as your order ships, you will receive a tracking number.
There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.

Rene Lalique (French, 1860-1945)

Sculptures

Biography:
René Lalique (1860-1945) is a French master jeweler who is best known for creating luxury glassware items that helped define the aesthetics of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. Lalique is also credited as one of the artists who invented bijouterie, the jewelry technique of mixing semiprecious stones with non-precious materials like glass, enamel and horn. Lalique’s glasswork initially became famous when he crafted a variety of elegant perfume bottles for France’s master perfumer François Coty; Lalique later produced numerous collectable and covetable glass vases.

As a child growing up in Ay, France, Lalique showed an early propensity for drawing, which he studied beginning at age 12 at the Collège Turgot. In 1876 he became an apprentice to jeweler Louis Aucoc and formally learned how to become a master jeweler as well as a goldsmith. He also studied for 2 years at the Crystal Palace School of Art in Sydenham, London.

The pinnacle of Lalique’s career as a master glass craftsman is considered to be the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Moderns in Paris, which defined the Art Deco style. Highlights of this style included bold colors, images of nature and romanticized human figures. In addition to having his own pavilion at the Exposition, Lalique installed a 40 foot glass fountain that was seen by most of the 16 million visitors who attended the 1925 event.

Lalique’s works are on display in approximately 3 dozen international museums, including the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, which possesses the largest publicly displayed collection of Lalique glass in the world. The Musee Lalique in Wingen-sur-Moder, France is the main museum dedicated to Lalique in his homeland and contains 1,500 pieces. This village was the site of Lalique’s glass factory.

Read More


Filters (4)
Save "Rene Lalique" to My Wantlist Free Appraisal

How do you know what's valuable?

Our Art Value Guide provides free information about how to value your Rene Lalique Artwork.

Get Notified of New Matches Create a Wantlist for Rene Lalique Artwork
Create Wantlist
Have Rene Lalique Artwork to sell? Ask about cash advances.
Free Appraisal

Rene Lalique Original Art values sold at auction

Note: Amounts include buyer's premium.
* Although your bid is currently losing, your Bid Protection on this lot is still in effect, and it will be placed during the live auction. You can view/edit your Bid Protection in Heritage Live during the auction event.

GREEN indicates a winning bid. Highlighted GREEN indicates that the current bid is within one increment of your secret maximum. RED indicates a losing bid.
GREEN indicates your reserve is met. Highlighted GREEN indicates that the current bid is within one increment of your secret maximum. RED indicates your reserve is not met.
GREEN indicates a winning bid or that your reserve is met. Highlighted GREEN indicates that the current bid is within one increment of your secret maximum. RED indicates a losing bid or that your reserve is not met.
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Results per page: 24 48 72
Get Notified of New Matches Create a Wantlist for Rene Lalique Artwork
Create Wantlist
Have Rene Lalique Artwork to sell? Ask about cash advances.
Free Appraisal