Plate 4, Livre de vases (Book of Vases)

Etching in red ink on cream laid paper | c. 1738

François Boucher

Folio 4, plate 4 of a series of 12. Design for a vase to be executed in metal with curving forms, placed on a pedestal. A shell-shaped lid is attached to the left handle by a chain, the handles composed of two rams' heads decorated with snakes.

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