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Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

A gold sylph spreads her plique-ajour enamel and diamond wings to fill the dog collar plaque. The gold veins of the wings and the crustaceous tail are lightly colored with a thin layer of transparent green enamel. The ethereal being seems made out of air and light, characteristic of her sphere. Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery
French jeweler and glass-maker, Rene Jules Lalique (1860 – 1945) is one of the outstanding representatives of Art Nouveau. Rene Lalique was a revolutionary in jeweler’s art in every sense of the word. Pushing aside gold and diamonds, he experimented with amber, enamel, metal alloys, glass, favorite semi-precious stones, horn and tortoiseshell. And – the most interesting – the public madly in love with his ornaments. The images and figures appeared out of the very thick fog of Nouveau: dragonflies and scarabs, peacocks and ears of wheat, thin silhouettes of women: in some of them is possible to recognize the features of Rene Lalique muse Augustine-Alice Ledru, whose father and brother used to assist Roden. Rene Lalique always followed the rule of three French “F” – Femme, Fauna, Flora, which still remains the motto of the house.

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Gold, enamel, diamonds; 1898-1900. Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery. The dog collar plaque shows two revelers playing their pipes in a diamond woods. The design reveals the Japanese influence on Lalique’s jewelry; it has no perspective point, the composition is flat, and the subjects are cropped on all sides

In 1889 Lalique designed the singing bird brooch for Vever. Almost fully three-dimensional, the animated diamond birds with ruby eyes perch on a rose branch with leaves, flowers, and a butterfly

In 1889 Lalique designed the singing bird brooch for Vever. Almost fully three-dimensional, the animated diamond birds with ruby eyes perch on a rose branch with leaves, flowers, and a butterfly

At his thirty-seven years, Rene Lalique – Commander of the Order of Legion of Honor. Made by him jewelry was bought by museums, collectors, and Empress – wholesale, directly at the exhibition. Emile Galle, colleague and eternal rival, bursts into a newspaper article, which called Lalique “founder of modern jewelry art” (the very Galle, with whom Lalique shared Grand Prix at the World Exhibition of 1900).

Thistle collar plague. Thistle pattern in enamel. Its spiky stem is inspired by Lalique, which is diamonds.

Thistle collar plague. Thistle pattern in enamel. Its spiky stem is inspired by Lalique, which is diamonds.

With the arrival of the XX century, Lalique changed the direction – now he is interested in glass, from which he makes sculptures, dishes, perfume bottles and mascots for vehicles, lamps, vases and even furniture. His son Mark, after his father’s death refocused the family production on crystal. Hermitage storerooms in St. Petersburg keep a lot of the work of Rene Lalique: they were bought at one time by the whole Russian aristocracy headed by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

Unusual colored glass and glass coated with a patina (enamel color) – the hallmark of Lalique pieces. Recipe of the famous Lalique opalescent glass is still the “trade secret.” In his later years, Rene Lalique was busy with “large forms” – designing hotels, churches, restaurants. Light panels, chandeliers, door panels, pillars, serving items, tableware, interior decorations, fountains, and many other things were produced by the firm in 1930th-40th. Rene Jules Lalique was born on 6 April 1860, Ay, Marne, died 5 May 1945, Paris. He started a glassware firm, named after himself, which still remains successful. After the death of Rene Lalique, his firm passed to his son – Marc Lalique, and then granddaughter, Marie-Claude.

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Favorite Peacock theme

Pansy brooch – a mixture of seemingly incompatible materials in jewelry – diamonds and glass

Pansy brooch – a mixture of seemingly incompatible materials in jewelry – diamonds and glass

Pearl bracelet. Gold, enamel, glass, pearls; 1899

Pearl bracelet. Gold, enamel, glass, pearls; 1899

Mythical creature brooch. Rene Jules Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Mythical creature brooch

Butterfly Woman brooch/pin. Rene Jules Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Butterfly Woman brooch/pin

“Pine branches.” Silver, enamel, carved stone. 1898-1900

“Pine cone branches.” Silver, enamel, carved stone. 1898-1900

White swans brooch

White swans brooch

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Insect brooch

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Blue thistle and poppies pendant

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Fabulous pin pendant. Gold, pearl, enamel

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Romantic pendant

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Diamond and gold pendant

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Art Nouveau jewellery by Lalique

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Lady in a hat pendant, gold enamel

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Winter theme pendant

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Thistle theme pendant

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Nature inspired jewellery

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Peacock buckle

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Floral motif brooch. Pearl, gold, enamel

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Buckle

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Mythological brooch

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Gorgeous Winter pendant

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Beautiful tiara made of gold, pearls, enamel

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

A pair of matching earrings

Rene Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery

Dragonfly woman corsage ornament (1897–1898)

Rene Lalique

Swan brooch

Rene Lalique

Flower brooch

Rene Lalique

Gold, enamel, chrysoprases; 1900

Rene Lalique

Fabulous peacock booch. Gold, enamel, moonstones; 1897-1898

Rene Lalique

Swallow Hairpin

Rene Lalique

Kiss brooch

Rene Lalique

Narcissus necklace. Gold, enamel, glass; 1899-1900

Rene Lalique

Orchid brooch

Rene Lalique

Peacock brooch

Rene Lalique

Peacock brooch (left) and bracelet

Rene Lalique

Antique Pendant

Rene Lalique

Swallow Brooch

Rene Lalique

Lalique jewellery

Rene Lalique

Born on 6 April 1860, Ay, Marne, Rene Lalique. Died 5 May 1945, Paris

A pair of earrings with opal and enamel in the original case. 1900-1905

A pair of earrings with opal and enamel in the original case. 1900-1905

A pendant made of gold with enamel. Around 1900

A pendant made of gold with enamel. Around 1900

Bat brooch

Bat brooch

Collar of gold with enamel and diamonds 'Hawthorn'. 1902-1904. Abundant use of diamonds is not typical for other works of this master

Collar of gold with enamel and diamonds ‘Hawthorn’. 1902-1904. Abundant use of diamonds is not typical for other works of this master

'Collar' of pearls with enamel, opal and diamonds. 1900. Put into fashion by Princess Alexandra, the collars remained popular until the outbreak of the First World War

‘Collar’ of pearls with enamel, opal and diamonds. 1900. Put into fashion by Princess Alexandra, the collars remained popular until the outbreak of the First World War

Gold bracelet with glass paste and enamel. 1900-1905. Intaglio from glass paste with Ceres images, transparent green enamel with gold fibers

Gold bracelet with glass paste and enamel. 1900-1905. Intaglio from glass paste with Ceres images, transparent green enamel with gold fibers

Gold buckle with diamonds, opals and enamel. Around 1900

Circa 1900. Gold buckle with diamonds, opals and enamel

Gold collar, enamel and diamonds. 1906-1908. The lattice decorated with tiny diamonds. Enamel wisteria with a transparent green stalk, pale blue and purple flowers of transparent enamel

1906-1908 Gold collar, enamel and diamonds. The lattice decorated with tiny diamonds. Enamel wisteria with a transparent green stalk, pale blue and purple flowers of transparent enamel

Red poppy necklace

Red poppy necklace

Tiara with diamonds and black pearls by René Lalique. About 1900

Tiara with diamonds and black pearls. About 1900

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