This year the classic French design company Lalique is celebrating 130 years since its foundation by René Lalique.
From its founding in 1888 Lalique became one of France's foremost Art Nouveau jewellery designers. As the fashion for Art Nouveau peaked in the first two decades of the twentieth century, Lalique began to focus on glasswork, transitioning into one of the world's most renowned makers of artistic glass objects. In 1921 he founded the Alsace glassworks factory in Wingen-sur-Moder, which is still the company’s sole production facility today.
René Lalique's products, made by means of a combination of mould and blown methods and in a variety of different finishes, embraced the clean lines of the new geometric style of the Art Deco and by the time of the landmark 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs, the Paris trade show that gave Art Deco its name, Lalique was a key participant and celebrated name.
The company has continued to work in glass, crystal, jewellery, and perfumery to this day. Enduring as one of the ultimate symbols of French design and luxury, the works of Lalique are as collectable and popular as ever. And so we are delighted to bring a luminous collection from a private individual into our Art and Design Sale on 10th May. With around 50 lots of entrancing and classic Lalique glass work we know that each piece is going to be highly sought after. The sale presents an opportunity for everyone, from the dedicated collector to those with a passing interest in Art Deco design, to acquire a piece of timeless French decorative style.
Auction: The Art and Design Sale, 10th May 2018, 11am onwards at Cheffins, Clifton House, 1-2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, UK, CB1 7EA
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