Glass with gray patina
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Also known as "Quatre Tetes de Faunes" (Four Faun Heads)
This is molded in a cylindrical form that becomes wider at the top. It features the heads of four fauns, molded in heavy relief equally spaced just under the shoulder. This model was inspired by the Renaissance fountains that ornamented the gardens of the royal Valois castles in Touraine. There is belief that this was designed as early as 1910-12 when Lalique was favoring the theme of the faun and exploring the formula of a motif repeated four times. However, it was not realized until 1920. The owner of this examples wonders if it might have been re-patinated. Ref: The Art of Rene Lalique, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, 2010.