René LALIQUERENE LALIQUE & CIE, Bowl Enlarge 1 /2
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On display on Level 1


France 1860 – 1945



commenced 1898

manufacturer (organisation)

Bowl 1931 Description: with frieze of parakeets and blossom around rim
Place made: Alsace, France
Creation Notes: manufactured in 1930s
Materials & Technique: glass, bowls, moulded opalescent glass

Primary Insc: etched on base, "R. LALIQUE/ FRANCE"
Dimensions: 10.6 h 24.7 diameter cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1312

René Lalique trained as a jeweller, studying in Paris and London between 1876 and 1880. He established his own business in 1885, developing a range of extravagant jewellery in the fluid and organic Art Nouveau style of the 1890-1905 period. From 1908, commissions for the design of glass perfume bottles stimulated his interest in working with glass. His work of the 1920s was designed for mass-production, using advanced industrial moulding techniques. Lalique was the leading designer of glass in the modern, geometric figurative style of the 1920s now known as Art Deco.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design