Rene Lalique

Take a Flying Leap


René Lalique has long been considered the most brilliant and original French Art Nouveau designer of jewelry and glass.  His lifelong study of nature in drawings and photographs including wildflowers and rare floral species, animals and insects such as swans, bats, birds, and dragonflies provided the unusual repertory for his jewelry and accessories.  In place of traditional gemstones, Lalique developed a technique of incorporating non-precious stones including opals with enamel on materials such as ivory and horn that changed the look of nineteenth-century jewelry.
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Design for Corsage Ornament


 
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The Jewels of Lalique


Some 200 rare pieces of art nouveau jewelry and works in glass created before World War I by Rene Lalique (1860-1945) are on view. Lalique's work first gained renown in 1900 at the Exposition Universelle in Paris and his jewelry was worn by stars and royalty, including Queen Victoria and Sarah Bernhardt. This exhibition features many rarely-seen pieces and sketches from museums and private collections. This traveling exhibition was organized by Yvonne Brunhammer, curator at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
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