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1876

  • Apprentice to Louis Aucoc at age sixteen.

1878

  • Studied graphic design in London.

1880

  • Worked with Auguste Petit.
  • Designed fans, fabrics and wallpaper.

1882

  • Independent jewelry designer.

1884

  • Went into business with M. Varenne – signed Lalique et Varene, rue de Vaugirard 84

1885

  • Begins fabricating in the style that would make him famous.

1887

  • Boucheron buys ‘Flight of Swallows’ Parure.

1889

  • Exposition Universelle features his work anonymously in Vever and Boucheron’s displays.

1892

  • Begins to use glass
  • Designer of jewelry for Sarah Bernhardt & Maison de l’Art Nouveau.

1897

  • Legion of Honour’s Croix de Chevalier.

1900

  • Lalique displays at Universal Exhibition (Paris) to great acclaim.

1925

  • Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels exhibits “The Springs of France”.
  • Begins manufacturing objet and statuettes in the “Lalique” Style.

1945

  • Death of René Lalique.
  • After his death, firm Run By Son Marc and later Marie-Claude.