In August Helena Hawke facilitated a discussion on 20th and 21st century glass and shared these thoughts. Lalique began as a jewellery designer but early in the 20th century he began to make glass. Early designs included perfume bottles and also car mascots, lamps and statuettes etc. Art Nouveau and Art Deco inspired his designs. The natural world of fruit, flowers, birds and animals as well as the human figure were typical. His glass was generally press moulded in frosted or opalescent white. Colour is rare. They are normally signed.