R Lalique Cire Perdue Wasp Vase by Rene Lalique


The Address For:
The Worldwide Gathering Place Of Rene
Lalique Enthusiasts And R Lalique Collectors

Log in  | Register | Reality Check | Suspicious Thread | About Our Blog | Rules Of The Comment Road | Contact Us | Blog Home

Posts Tagged ‘Rene Lalique Plates and R Lalique Plates’

Rene Lalique Plate: Are Two Lalique Plates Better Than One? Or Is A Lalique Plate A Lalique Bowl?

May 4th, 2011

Rene Lalique Ondines PlateThe works of Rene Lalique, be they plates, bowls, or what have you (or what you don’t have?); they all have one thing in common. A picture is worth a thousand words!*** Or our point better made: Two pictures say it all!

Consider this online auction listing (cached version ****): LALIQUE SEA NYMPH “Ondines” Glass Plate Ebay Item No. 220777826015. Take a close look at the photos in that auction.

Are we missing something or is the first photo of an R. Lalique Ondines Plate, complete with signature and model number, while the second (and two others in the ad) are of a Calypso Bowl?

Rene Lalique Calyspo Bowl in Ondines AuctionWe wrote the seller and never got a satisfactory answer. How could we. Here is what the seller replied when we told her we think the photos might be of two different items:

I was informed the this plate is named “Ondines” however whatever it is called the photos are of the actual plate.

REALLY Crystal???

Obviously, we put the auction on the R Lalique Police Page.

Maybe it’s a two for one sale. Chameleon Bowl/Plate? Whatever, get your bids in early and often.

*** A picture is worth a thousand words: Whatever the modern origin of that phrase, consider this from Napoleon Bonaparte: “Un bon croquis vaut mieux qu’un long discours”! Basically: A good sketch is better than a long speech! Heck, it’s almost like he knew Rene Lalique was coming down the road.

**** December 23, 2011 Switched Link to Cached Version of Original Listing

Rene Lalique Lights It Up At Sotheby’s: Lalique Lighting Leads Great Lalique Sales Results In New York City

March 12th, 2011

Rene Lalique Veronique Veilleuse

Rene Lalique’s star once again shined brightly in New York, this time at Sotheby’s 20th Century Design Sale on March 10th. Sotheby’s offered up 15 great lots including a rare collection of five seldom seen Veilleuses, as well a few hanging light fixtures, a couple of nice vase lots, two attractive plates, one cachet, and two lots of architectural panels.

Rene Lalique Bacchantes Vase In Gray GlassThere were three hanging light fixtures: the half bowl shaped Charmes with four matching glass plaques incorporated into the hanging cords, the rare Madrid Chandelier, and the large Fougeres Chandelier. The Madrid (pictured below) was the high seller for Lalique with an all-in price of $46,875 (all prices in this article include buyers premium), the Fougeres made $31,250, and the Charmes made a very strong $16,250.

For the vases, Sotheby’s presented a gray glass Bacchantes which tied for second high seller for Lalique at $34,375, and a rare Deux Anneaux Lezards Vase, an elegant and tall clear vase with hanging lizard decorated side rings, which made $31,250.

The plates were composed of the attractive though frequently seen Calypso, a nearly 15 inch wide plate which made $3,750 as the second lowest selling Lalique item, and the enameled rare Souris plate of nearly identical size which brought $18,750.

Both architectural panel lots were of the “Fleurs” design; each included more than one panel, with both lots presented in modern frames. One of these lots reached $21,250, while the other hit $32,500 claiming the fourth highest selling slot for Lalique.

Rene Lalique Souris PlateLow Lalique seller was the iconic 1910 Gros Bourdon (Large Bumblebee) Seal that sold for $2500.

A Veilleuse is a night-light, basically a small table lamp. Of the five Rene Lalique Veilleuses, the rare and highly attractive Pissenlit Veilleuse sold for $34,375 making it the other second highest Lalique seller of the day, while Hirondelles, Veronique, and Branches De Prunus Veilleuses made $25,000, $23,750 and $22,500 respectively.

The 15th lot and the fifth Veilleuse, was the Veilleuse Brule-Parfum (perfume burner) Pommier, which sold for $21,250.

The works of the great Rene Lalique totaled $365,625 for an average of over $24,000 per lot. Note that you can see all of these items and thousands more by going to the Past Lalique Auctions main page at RLalique.com. There you can research great Lalique works in the RLalique.com past auctions database by category, such as all the Lalique Lighting or all the Lalique Plates in our database.

In spite of the fact that many of the wonderful items in this Sotheby’s sale are not widely collected (likely owing to the fact that some are so rare there just aren’t many examples to go around), the sale results showed strength across the board and represented yet another highly successful auction in a continuing trend of great auction results for R. Lalique. The take-up rate for R. Lalique (sold lots as a percentage of offered lots) in this sale? 100%. Oh yeah!

Rene Lalique Madrid Chandelier

Rene Lalique Plates: Lalique Glass Ondes Plate in Great Opalescent Glass – $19.99 No Reserve – R Lalique Online

May 17th, 2009

Rene Lalique Grande Boule Lierre R Lalique VaseRene Lalique Plate Ondes Online: $19.99 No Reserve in Opalescent Glass! Lalique made a lot of tableware, and the R.Lalique Ondes Plate that appeared online this morning, 11 inches wide and opalescent glass, is a good example that is typical of the dizzying array of plates and dishes that poured out of the Lalique factory before World War II. Most of these designs were made in large numbers, and even with the high percentage of broken pieces over the years of use, handling and war, a good number still remain. Here online, is one such R Lalique survivor, in apparently good condition, and sporting the extremely reasonable starting price of under $20 without reserve from a high volume 100% feedback seller. This plate is listed as Ondes No. 2 in the R.Lalique Catalogue Raisonne. The R.Lalique number 10-3035 and is shown on page 721 of the 2004 (and latest) edition. This example is signed in block letters R. Lalique France. A seemingly good chance to pick up a solid example of Lalique glass tableware that was intended for daily use at a possible bargain price, subject of course, to where the bidding leads. 🙂 The auction ends on May 23rd.

Here is a link to a saved/cached image version of the original Rene Lalique Plate Ondes listing online. You may have to use the zoom function of your browser (or whatever program opens images for you) to get the cached image to expand in the window if it does not appear full size. After clicking on the link to the item, a new window will open with the cached image in it. On a Mac, just press the apple key and click on the cached image in your browser window. On a PC, hold down the alt key while clicking on the cached image.

This R.Lalique item is also listed in our Rene Lalique Auctions Worldwide Section.


Copyright 2014 by City Concession Co. of Arizona Inc. We are not affiliated with anyone using part or all of the name Rene Lalique. We are a gathering place for R. Lalique enthusiasts.