"Bacchantes Vase" by Lalique Glass. Edition electric blue glass vase decorated with naked dancing bacchantes in various poses and pairings. This fabulous example is enhanced with burnished areas, a deep rich colour and a fabulous detailed finish. Signed Lalique France and numbered 1/250. Materials: Coloured & Polished Glass.In 1885, he opened his own workshop on Place Gaillon in Paris, the former workshop of Jules Destape. In 1887, Lalique opened a business on Rue du Quatre-Septembre, and registered the "RL" mark the following year.
In 1890, he opened a shop in the Opera District of Paris. Within a decade, Lalique was amongst the best-known Parisian jewellers. In 1905, Lalique opened a new shop at Place Vendôme which exhibited not only jewellery, but glass works as well.It was close to the shop of renowned perfumer François Coty; in 1907, Lalique began producing ornate perfume bottles for Coty. The production of glass objects began at his country villa in 1902, and continued there until at least 1912.
In December 1912, Lalique hosted an exhibition of Lalique Glass-as his glass would come to be known-at the Place Vendôme shop. During the First World War, the glassworks produced mundane items in support of the war effort. In 1919, work began on a new production facility in Wingen-sur-Moder, which opened in 1921. During the 1920s and 1930s, Lalique was amongst the world's most renowned glassmakers. René Lalique died in 1945.
His son Marc Lalique took over the business, operating initially as M. Lalique" and later as "Cristal Lalique. Under Marc's leadership, the company transitioned from producing its famous Lalique Glass to producing lead glass, commonly known as crystal. Marie-Claude Lalique took control of the company following Marc's death in 1977.Since 2010, Cristal Lalique has been wholly owned by Art & Fragrance. Established in 1936, Hickmet Fine Arts is an international family run business and one of the world's most important dealers in original Art Deco and Art Nouveau Antique Sculpture and Art Glass. We are located at Gallery 85 on London's famous Portobello Road where we offer a fine range of sculpture, glass and works of art from the 19th and 20th Centuries by the most famous sculptors and artists from this period.