A BRIEF HISTORY OF RENÉ LALIQUE AND LALIQUE CRISTAL

René Lalique (French, 1860-1945) was an incredibly diverse artist and craftsman as well as an astute businessman. His career began when he was apprenticed to the jeweler Louis Aucoc in Paris at the age of 16. After studying in France and England and working as a jewelry designer for several firms, Lalique eventually opened his own shop in Paris in 1890. It was while working on jewelry designs for his own shop that he began experimenting with glass and incorporating it into his pieces. By the 1890s, Lalique was incredibly well-known and successful as a high-end jewelry designer while also beginning to experiment with designing objets d’art. Marc Lalique, L’Air du Temps Perfume Bottle, 1951 Af