The Genius of René Lalique
This is new talk is a homage to René Lalique, the 20th
century's greatest glass designer. Lalique's extraordinary
work was unrivalled, combining his unique visual sense with
a perfect understanding of glassmaking technologies and
revolutionary approach to marketing. This talk is a visual
feast, covers Lalique's early work in jewels and furniture
before he dedicated the remainder of his life, c1905-45, to
glass. His output spanned simple, pressed cosmetic pots
through car mascots and stemware to the unique cire perdu
[lost wax] vases that today can command tens and even
hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Enamelled gold Dragonfly brooch. Size unknown.
1905-30. A selection of the scent bottles designed
by René Lalique for various Parisian
parfumeurs. [Lalique SA].
1911. Frosted Chypre box, designed by
Lalique for Coty. Signed COTY PARIS.
1920. Jade-glass Languedoc vase, designed
by Lalique. 24cm. [Lalique SA].
1924. Amber Serpent vase, designed by
Lalique. 24.8cm. [Lalique SA].
6: 1934. Interior of St Matthew’s Church, Jersey.
A Lalique commission for Lady Trent,
husband of the retailing chemist, Jesse Boot.