Lalique Escargots inkwell – £1900 at Kingham & Orme.

Enjoy unlimited access: just £1 for 12 weeks

Subscribe now

Top prices came for celebrated vases, designed in the 1920s and made within the founder’s lifetime.

Among them was a 10in (25.5cm) tall, opalescent-cased and blue-stained vase in the Alicante pattern engraved R Lalique France to base.

In February last year a rare jade green version set a record £35,000 at Bonhams. The Evesham offering was estimated at £4000-6000 and sold to an Italian phone bidder at £9500.

Other Lalique vases to go way above estimates included a yellow amber, 8in (20cm) tall Tourbillons vase which was another Italian buy at £7500; a red and white, 9½in (24.5cm) tall Ronces vase which went to the US at £4600 and a 9in (23cm) blue-stained Borromee vase which was a Dutch buy at £3200.


Lalique dragonfly knife rests – £2400 at Kingham & Orme.

A full set of a dozen 4in (10cm) Libellule dragonfly glass knife rests (model 3602), designed c.1919, sold to a French buyer at £2400 (estimate £1000-1500), while another French bidder took the sepia stained Escargots inkwell (model 433) with the post-war etched mark Lalique at £1900, triple the mid estimate.