I am always awed by the incredibly beautiful Lalique more involved pieces such as this. Additionally, the meaning of the artwork is fascinating as well. In Greek mythology, "Silenes" is the adoptive father and tutor of Dionysos. The name of "Silenes" is sometimes given to satyrs or fauns. Lalique celebrates this myth through the "Silenes" vase featuring faces of fauns hidden behind finely engraved crystal leaves. Truly an incredible piece.
Country of Origin: France.
Designed: By Rene Lalique in 1938.
Size: 7 3/4 inches tall.
6 3/4 inches wide at the mouth.
Weight: Approximately 6 lbs.
Signed: On Bottom "Lalique France"
Comes in its original fitted Lalique box.