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John Richardson, The Art of Yves Saint Laurent, id., p. 167.
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A SNAKE VASE, THE MODEL DESIGNED IN 1919, DISCONTINUED CIRCA 1939
In brown patinated bronze, baluster form, the heads heightened in gold
The Bouilhet-Christofle museum has two examples of this model