I've been cruising around Pinterest (why don't you follow us? http://pinterest.com/jewelenvy), and I started looking at some Rene Lalique art. Don't know who that is? Boy, are you ever missing out!
Rene Lalique was born a rural 19th century man in a pre-industrialized Europe. It was a time before light bulbs, and telephones, before automobiles and washing machines and electricity. But by the time of his death in 1945 at the dawn of the atomic age, he would have completed two careers spanning two different centuries. In 1900 at the age of 40, he was the most celebrated jeweler in the world and an art nouveau artist and designer of magnificent proportions. But by 1925 at the height of the art deco era he was the most celebrated glassmaker in the world.
My info is quoted from here.
Head on over to our Pinterest board called "Art" and take a look at some Lalique jewellery and glass work.
Here are a couple images of Lalique's jewellery.
Hope you've enjoyed this as much as I do!