Lalique watercolor drawing of a design for a swan-form pendant

René Lalique Drawings Exhibition

Lalique watercolor drawing of bat jewel, with "A La Vieille Russie" above and exhibition information below

A La Vieille Russie is pleased to present a special exhibition of René Lalique drawings, on view through Mach 29, 2024.

This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see the thought process behind the work of renowned glass and jewelry designer René Lalique. With 38 drawings exhibited, it’s the largest collection outside of France. Made between 1894 and 1910 and produced in pencil or Indian ink and embellished with watercolors and gouache, Lalique used these drawings for planning designs and presenting them to his clients. All drawings are available individually for sale. This exclusive exhibition will also include a selection of René Lalique jewels.

A La Vieille Russie’s collection of Fabergé drawings will also be on view, alongside a selection of corresponding pieces. Both Lalique and Fabergé exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, each receiving top honors.

Lalique expert Nick Dawes will be speaking about Lalique’s life and works on Thursday, November 30th at 6:00 PM. Attendance is limited. Please RSVP by emailing Additional dates to be announced.

close up, 1950s Gold and Diamond Collar Necklace

Deceptively Modern Jewelry 1940s-1980s


Deceptively Modern Jewelry: 1940s-1980s

An elaborate collection of post-war jewelry featuring Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Mauboussin, Verdura, Pierre Sterlé, Angela Cummings, David Thomas, and Andrew Grima.

October 23 – November 15, 2019

As seen in:

Forbes, “A La Vieille Russie Takes Us On A Jewelry Journey from the Post War Years through The 1980s.”

Katerina Perez, “A La Vieille Russie: Virtual tour around the upcoming ‘Deceptively Modern Jewellery’ exhibition.”

Vogue, “A La Vieille Russie Hosted a Glittering Cocktail Party to Celebrate Its Latest Jewelry Exhibition.”

JCK Magazine, “You Need to See This Antique Jewelry Exhibit ASAP.”

Art & Object, “Legendary Antiques Dealer Exhibits Stunning Mid-Century Jewelry.”