René Jules Lalique (1860 – 1945) was a French artist. He was famous for his jewellery, vases, clocks and chandeliers.
He studied and worked at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, then he spent two years at the Crystal Palace School of Art Sydenham.
He experimented new techniques and used new prestigious materials, such as glass and enamel, ivory and amber, pearls and semi-precious stones. Lalique created designs for Aucoc, Boucheron, Cartier, Destape, Gariod, Hamelin, Jacta and many others. He created a wide range of beautiful glasswork, such as vases, desk or toilet accessories and tableware designed for industrial production.