All About Glass

All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Glass Question at our Rakow Research Library.

Lalique Perfume Bottle for Coty from René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

Glassmaking techniques of René Lalique
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on the glassmaking techniques of René Lalique and see glassmaking molds displayed in the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

Clos Sainte-Odile Ice Bucket from René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January...

Statuette de la Fontaine Ashtray from René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January...

Athlète et Feuillages Panel for Wanamaker's from René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January...

Tourbillons Vase from René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January...

Sèvres Plate from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor Service from René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January...

René Lalique: Design Drawings for a Perfume Pendant and a Perfume Bottle
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Thanks largely to René Lalique (1860–1945), glass became one of the liveliest forms of expression in French decorative arts during the first half of the 20th century. In the vanguard of both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, Lalique helped to reinvigorate the market for French luxury goods.

Glassmaking techniques of René Lalique
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Sèvres Plate from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor Service
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Tourbillons Vase
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Sauterelles Vase
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Athlète et Feuillages Panel for Wanamaker’s
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Clos Sainte-Odile Ice Bucket
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Merles et Raisins Architectural Glass Panels
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Statuette de la Fontaine Ashtray
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Lalique Perfume Bottle for Coty
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Lalique Perfume Bottle for Coty play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 801 René Lalique’s decision to focus on glass was influenced