Lalique celebrates 2020 — the Year of the Rat in Chinese astrology — in gold-stamped, clear crystal. Those born under this sign are said to be intelligent, passionate, ambitious and generous. René Lalique founded his firm in Paris in 1885, and soon became a celebrated jeweler whose designs contributed significantly to the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the century. In the 1920s, an order for perfume bottles led him to develop a glass-making technique that would endure as Lalique’s signature characteristics: iced surfaces, elaborate or partially realistic patterns in relief, and occasionally applied or inlaid color. 4 1/2"H.