Design for a vase

Design for a vase
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A design for a classical urn, decorated with masks around the base, and semi erotic naked nymphs and gods sculpted in high relief on the body of the vase. Saly (1717-76), trained as a sculptor and was pupil of Coustou. However, he also became an accomplished etcher, executing more than thirty classical designs. He became Director of the Copenhagen Academy, but returned to France in 1774, dying two years later.