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Sotheby's: Important Design

Introduced 1913

Medium
Signature
Signed LALIQUE with maker's mark

The French glass designer René Lalique (1860-1945) officially became an artist at the age of twelve, when he entered the Collège Turgot for drawing and sketching, though he would become famous for his jewelry and glass designs. Lalique studied at the Crystal Palace School of Art Sydenham in London, where he developed his skills in graphic design. He then worked as a freelance jewelry designer until 1885, when he opened his own business and became one of the foremost Art Nouveau jewelry designers in France. Lalique is also known for his Art Deco style of glass art, which is shown today in public museums in countries such as Portugal, France, Germany, England, the United States, and the Netherlands.

Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
MXHM at HIGHLIGHTS International Art Fair Munich 2020MXHM
2018
Jewelry: The Body TransformedThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
2017
Channeling Nature by DesignPhiladelphia Museum of Art
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"Sauterelles et Cabochon" Brooch

Patinated molded glass and gilt metal
3 1/8 × 1 3/8 in
7.9 × 3.5 cm
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SID
Sotheby's: Important Design

Introduced 1913

Medium
Signature
Signed LALIQUE with maker's mark

The French glass designer René Lalique (1860-1945) officially became an artist at the age of twelve, when he entered the Collège Turgot for drawing and sketching, though he would become famous for his jewelry and glass designs. Lalique studied at the Crystal Palace School of Art Sydenham in London, where he developed his skills in graphic design. He then worked as a freelance jewelry designer until 1885, when he opened his own business and became one of the foremost Art Nouveau jewelry designers in France. Lalique is also known for his Art Deco style of glass art, which is shown today in public museums in countries such as Portugal, France, Germany, England, the United States, and the Netherlands.

Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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