Lalique’s professional career can be neatly divided into halves: the first, from about 1880 to about 1907, when he earned his reputation as one of the most renowned Paris jewelers; the second, until his death in 1945, when he turned his hand to designing glass. In either field, he is considered among the most important designers of the twentieth century.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed (on base) LALIQUE FRANCE
the designer, Paris (1912–23; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Century of Design, Part I: 1900–1925," December 14, 1999–March 26, 2000, no catalogue.
Yokohama. Sogo Museum of Art. "René Lalique 1860–1945," August 26–October 29, 2000.
Tokyo Metropolitan Tein Art Museum. "René Lalique 1860–1945," November 11, 2000–January 31, 2001.
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. "René Lalique 1860–1945," February 10–April 15, 2001.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Design," March 30–December 3, 2006, no catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.
Gustave Geffroy. René Lalique. Exh. cat., Pavillon de Marsan. Paris, 1922, unpaginated, pl. .
R. Craig Miller. Modern Design in The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1890–1990. New York, 1990, ill. p. 71 (color).
Jane Adlin in "'Ars Vitraria': Glass in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 59 (Summer 2001), p. 62, ill. (color).
Félix Marcilhac. René Lalique, 1860–1945: Maître-verrier. Analyse de l'oeuvre et catalogue raisonné. Rev. ed (1st ed., 1989). Paris, 2004, p. 807.