Rene Lalique at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Joao Castel-Branco Pereira, Maria Fernanda Passos LeiteISBN: 978-88-572-0042-2;
The worlds largest collection of jewellery, art objects, artistic glass and drawings by Rene Lalique. Calouste Gulbenkian (1869 1955), the famous Portuguese collector, was a friend of Rene Lalique for 50 years and a great connoisseur of the various activities of this versatile artist. Between 1899 and 1927 Calouste Gulbenkian acquired 80 extraordinary works of art directly from the artist. these are conserved today in an exclusive space inside the Calouste Gulbenkian museum in Lisbon.