Rene and Augustine-Alice were married in 1902. In the process, Lalique would become a world class industrialist with an industrial ability on par with any other of his rich talents and achievements. He also produced unique glass objects including the prized Cire Perdue vases and other Cire Perdue pieces so highly sought after by collectors today. Museum photo courtesy Robert and Deborah Truitt Fig. A page with additional information and scores of examples of authentic R Lalique signatures is available thru the links below, as is an article discussing authentic signatures of the great Lalique and giving answers to frequently asked questions about authentic R. It was sold in 1994 to the French firm Pochet. There are various museums around the world exhibiting good collections of works by R Lalique and also in London, and it is always worth checking their websites.
This seamless blend is a testament to Lalique's artistic skill. I am a well-established reputable and experienced dealer and have been a consultant adviser for the major auction houses in London for many years. During the art nouveau period, Lalique was well known for a wide variety of objects including perfume bottles, vases, inkwells, decorative boxes, and bookends. In the 1920s, he became noted for his work in the style. It was opened in 1921 as the Verrerie d'Alsace Alsace Glassworks and given its present name in 1962.
You can also see less valuable French glass of the 1920s with a Lalique signature. Rene Lalique as a glass maker In 1907, Lalique opened a shop near the business of the famous perfumer Francois Coty. The panel Figurine Et Raisins De Profil. I have seen these with a bowl on top, but I have never seen a paperweight before? In addition, there is a special R Lalique Books and Library Section which contains books and catalogues from nearly 50 Lalique Exhibitions that have been held around the world! Chips, repairs, ground down edges and drill holes will all reduce value. Notice the difference in the last two examples having straight lines instead of everything on one arching curve. Please remember to add these websites to your favourites too! You can sort by any title.
The next documented Lalique glass vase and the first completely glass vase dates to 1909, and is in the collection of the Musee des arts decoratifs in Paris. This technique allowed Lalique to create objects that could not be made in his typical 4 part mold, where the mold would have to be pulled away from the glass object. Lalique marries Augustine-Alice on July 8. The decanters Sirenes Et Grenouilles and Cep. Lovely origional condition, does have a few light surface scratches on the base no chips. The most collectible Rene Lalique glass is the pre 1946 glass signed R Lalique.
Here is a link to a Blog post about discussing a poignant article from Time Magazine's October 30, 1939 Issue, documenting Lalique's rush to his Wingen Factory to save what he can as war spreads. Favored motifs during the Art Nouveau period were dancing nymphs, fish, dragonflies, and foliage. Lalique starts to design jewellery for the famous actress Sarah Bernhardt. It appears they may be signed by hand, which would account for the wide variation in appearance. Lalique Frangipanier Flower Amber ring holder, Signed. The women moves gracefully surrounded by volutes and grapes.
Lalique incorporates glass into his jewellery as cast pates-de-verre. Lalique contributes to the glass and decoration of the Church of St. Two years later Lalique and Marie Anre have their second child, Rene Jeanne Georgette. Who was the famous glassmaker Rene Lalique? This price was topped by over 50% just 9 months later on August 16, 2012 when another R. Lalique signatures is our first example, and we picked it for that reason.
In the rare case where the item is not as described, we will also refund your 2-way shipping costs The great glass makers If you are familiar with the art nouveau and art deco glass of , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , just click on them, and you will be taken directly to fine pieces of glass from the maker of your choice. Lalique signature that contains the word bottle! Through the end of 2014 that number grew to over 10,000 auction reports! The perfume bottles Hirondelles and Sans Adieu the latter in an oversized version. Lalique signatures simply by a word, phrase or symbol they contain. Current and recent production from original molds of Czech frosted pieces are rarely hand finished. He also changed the composition of the glass, renamed Lalique Cristal, which has a lower lead content. Before his glassmaking career would end, Lalique would create an amazing array of over 1500 glass models including ashtrays, seals - cachets, clocks, paperweights, car mascots, vases, decanters, pitchers, glasses and stemware, plates and bowls, knife rests, lamps and all manner of light fixtures, pendants, brooches, necklaces, decorative objects including statues and plaques, architectural objects including glass panels, fountains, and doors, perfume bottles, boxes, menus and menu holders, inkwells and rocker blotters ink blotters , mirrors, frames, and a stunning variety of decorative and functional tableware. Lalique was also asked in 1927 to design the interiors for the famous Orient Express Railroad dining cars.
It could not be confused when you look at it, with any of the modern crystal signatures as it is intaglio molded the letters go into the glass below the surface and it's not inscribed or stenciled. Lalique did not design the house, but many of the unique and creative design enhancements were created by Lalique, including the famous , the design of which, showing pinecones and pine branch, continues into the walls around the doors. René Lalique was buried in in Paris, France. Let us choose the variety of designs for you from unique handmade pieces from Herend artists. Mascot owners could also get a device that would cause the light to shine brighter as the car went faster! The Lalique vases range in size from 2. In addition to these 29 Lalique Mascots, the 1920 Statuette model Sirene small Mermaid was also sold as a Car Mascot, making the total 30 Mascots. By 1902 Lalique was experimenting with and manufacturing glass at a country home in the village of Clairefontaine, not too far from Paris.
Later in the art deco period they followed the fashion for heavier deeply acid cut glass pieces. On earlier pieces, the leading L in the signature could have curlicue on top, making the letter resembles an S. For brief histories of all the others please click on and scroll down the page. His original choice of material was plain glass, which the company has transformed into the vibrant intensity of crystal. The Cristal Lalique Vase Agadir shown here in the photo is one example of the lead crystal designs of Marc Lalique. We do not know if these were done by Lalique for Linz, or if Linz had them done after purchasing a batch of Honfleur Cendriers. Augustine-Alice Ledru gives birth to their second child, Marc, on September 1.
Made from amber crystal to create an exquisite gold luster. Unlike marks, staining added to an item at a later date does not seem to impact its value negatively, but may in fact have a positive effect — probably because, in some instances, it is difficult to establish when a stain was added, and also because staining may add definition to the design as it appears on the surface. In dollars per piece, unique Lalique jewelry items lead most auctions sales records, with many great examples of Lalique's jewelry selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars each. 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. It is a popular investment field, as one would have something that looks good and improves in value over the years. There is also plenty of scope for collecting Lalique from a more recent vintage.