If you’re interested in purchasing a Lalique creation, either as a gift for a loved one or as a treat for yourself, simply continue reading to discover a quick guide to Lalique creations.
Everything that you need to know about Lalique creations:
1. There are no shortage of sellers peddling Lalique fakes on eBay
If you have your heart set on purchasing an authentic Lalique creation such as a vase, a perfume bottle, an art piece or a piece of jewellery, make sure to purchase your item from a reputable seller. As unfortunately there are far too many individuals trying to sell fake Lalique items on auction sites such as eBay.
2. All of the products which Lalique produce are manufactured at Alsace Glassworks
While most businesses who manufacture products for a large, international audience use multiple factories in different cities around the world to produce their wares, all of Lalique’s products are produced at Alsace Glassworks. The latter of which is located in Wingen-sur-Moder, which is located in the north of France. When it was opened in 1921, the factory was named the Verrerie d’Alsasce.
3. Lalique currently produces five different types of products
The five different types of products which Lalique currently offers are perfume bottles, art, jewellery pieces, interior design items and decorative items. However in the past Lalique was also known for producing a wide variety of items from hood ornaments to paper weights and book ends.
4. Lalique was founded by Rene Lalique
Rene Lalique first started working for a reputable jewellery business when he was just 16 years old. By the time Lalique turned 21, he had already started to work as freelance jeweller for some of the top jewellery stores in Paris. Five years later at the age of 26 Lalique opened his own workshop. However, it wasn’t until Lalique turned 29, that he started to design and sell glass artwork as well as hand crafted jewellery pieces.
5. Rene Lalique’s son inherited his business
When Rene Lalique passed away in 1945, his son Marc inherited his business. Under Marc’s direction, Lalique moved away from producing glass pieces and started focusing on producing crystal pieces. If you were wondering if the Lalique family still owned Lalique, the answer is no. Since 2010 Lalique has been a property of Art & Fragrance.
6. During his lifetime Rene Lalique produced over 300 unique perfume bottles
Rene Lalique was passionate about producing small, decorative perfume bottles and produced over 300 perfume bottles during his career. To this day Lalique perfume bottles are in hot demand and are the perfect gift for men or women who enjoy wearing perfume or cologne.
If you’re looking for a sentimental gift that a loved one will cherish and hold onto as a family heirloom, it’s well worth hand selecting a Lalique perfume bottle for your special man or woman.
7. One of Lalique’s most famous art pieces is the Oiseau de Feu
The Oiseau de Feu is a large glass artwork which depicts a phoenix and which was crafted by Rene Lalique himself in 1922.
So if you’re convinced that a Lalique item would make the perfect gift for a loved one or you’re tempted to purchase a Lalique item for yourself, just make sure that the item which you purchase is genuine.