After designing for the greatest names in fine jewellery from Boucheron to
Cartier, René Lalique (1860-1945) began creating jewellery in his own name
in 1885. His designs quickly earned him the title of uncontested master of
Art Nouveau jewellery. With insatiable curiosity, he took his inspiration from
nature to recreate it with magic. His limitless imagination was equalled only
by his boldness and talent in representing the female form and the motifs
of flora and fauna which he explored meticulously.
Lalique gave special attention to crafting materials, modelling their colour
and appearance in a search for the most vibrant resemblances to nature.
© Douzal & Sauvage, Agence de Relations Presse