Speedwell bracelet. Rene Lalique (1860 - 1945). ca 1900, bracelet of gold, glass and enamel. 7” (17.8 cm).
Les Escargots. Rene Lalique (1860 - 1945) Circa 1895) Gold, enamel.
Diamond Flower Brooch. Rene Lalique (1860 -1945). Circa 1890. Gold, diamonds.
This piece is typical of the older, Victorian school of jewelry design - lots of jewels in a stylized frame. The Art Nouveau school of thought was to break away from the restrictions imposed on the artist by a reliance on expensive stones, and rather embrace cheaper materials that gave a greater degree of freedom for creative design. It’s ironic that now that Lalique’s later pieces, while being made from cheaper materials, are worth considerably more than his earlier, jewel-bedecked work.
Dancing Maidens Brooch. Rene Lalique (1860 -1945). Circa 1905. Gold, enamel.
Snake Cane Handle. Rene Lalique (1860 -1945) Circa 1908 -1917. Silver. 9cm (3.52 inches).
Autumn Ring. Rene Lalique (1860 -1945) Circa 1900. Diamonds, gold, enamel. 6.5cm (2.5 inches)
Maidens on a Boat Brooch. Rene Lalique (1860 -1945) Circa 1904 -1906. Gold, enamel.
Lorgnette and Chain. René Jules Lalique (1860–1945). ca. 1900. Gold, enamel, diamonds, jade, glass Dimensions: Double chain: L. 33-1/2 inches (85.1 cm.) Total: L. 40 inches (101.6 cm.)