The following is a guide only, as there are many variations and exceptions as to how lalique glass is marked.
The greatest confusion for new collectors is how the R is used in the signature. Many people believe that the use of the R means the piece must be made before 1945 and if there is no R that is must be after 1945. This is not so.
Pieces that are signed R. Lalique can be from old molds such as worth perfume bottles issued with the R until very recently and some early lalique may not have the R.
Please note: Lalique pieces are often signed without the “R” for “Rene.”
Mark used on metal mounted jewellery circa 1920s
Molded relief before 1914
Current diamond point signature
Early facsimile signature with or with out R for tableware.
R. Lalique facsimile signature before 1926 with the addition of “France” after 1926.
Wheel carved circa 1925
Stencil circa 1925
Engraved mark after 1926 often with a number denoting the Lalique catalogue model number (not how many where produced.)
Molded early mark on some mascots and vases
Stencil after 1926
Very rare early mark reserved for perfume makers.