Antique French Gilded Bronze Letter Opener. Fox and Grapes, Aesops Fable, Signed. Extraordinary antique French gilded bronze letter opener is designed with a full relief fox, grapevines, grape leaves and bunches of grapes, illustrating the well known fable by La Fontaine.The Fox and the Grapes. Inspired by the original fable by Aesop. 1910, was a sculptor and designer in precious metals in Paris who specialized in the highest quality decorative objects on the Parisian market during the last third of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century. He was especially well known for his desk items - inkwells, letter openers, etc.
He belonged to the naturalist movement of his period - many of his creations included animals - and also made pieces in the. His work was regularly exhibited in Parisian galleries and salons, especially in the. Section of the prestigious annual Paris Salon, at the Paris. Just on the edge of Paris, in 1901, as well as in numerous salons such as those organized by the. Gardens and those of the.Also collaborated with other artists of his time such as. And engineer at the famous.
Many honors included being made an officer of the. A Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit, a member of the Fine Arts division of the.
And a member of the Paris Fair committee. His works can be found in many museums including the. In Paris, and his name is found on. As well as other sites specializing in decorative arts.This piece is in good condition with the exception of faint scratches, small dents, numerous dark spots and an aged patina, all resulting from age and normal use. Please refer to the detailed photos on this page. This eye catching piece will add an authentic French element to your decor or be an excellent addition to your collection.
Length: 11 ½ inches (29.50 cm). Weight: 12.48 ounces 354 gr. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We try to describe all items as fully as possible, but it is impossible to describe every aspect of an object. We give the history of an object to the best of our abilities, but we may make mistakes.
Please look at our photos. And see more beautiful examples of French decorative items.The item "Antique French Gilded Bronze Letter Opener Fox & Grapes, Signed Albert Marionnet" is in sale since Thursday, August 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "jerrymartel" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.