"a Lalique decanter and glasses"
Lalique 'Victoire' car mascot
Creative Commons AttributionLalique 'Victoire' car mascot - Credit: Ingrid Taylar, Flickr
Lalique vase (1934)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeLalique vase (1934) - Credit: Claire H. Flickr

René Jules Lalique (1860-1945) was a renowned French designer and maker of sophisticated glassware that has, over the years, achieved iconic status.

He designed in both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, and produced a range of items, including perfume bottles, jewellery, clocks, lighting, vases and car mascots.

The company he founded is still in business today.