Outstanding antique French solid bronze or brass figural letter opener, circa late 19th century. Featuring a finely modeled figure of a German Shepherd dog. Signed with the mark of the foundry Ch.
Gautier Bronzier, for Charles Gautier (or Charles Gauthier) of 12 Cours de L'Intendance in Bordeaux. In overall good condition with general wear commensurate with age and use.
Measures 11" length x 2 1/8" width. Gauthier (1831 1891) was born in Chauvirey-le-Châtel.He enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris on 6 April 1854, where he studied under François Jouffroy. He won a silver medal at the 1861 Prix de Rome and was awarded medals in 1865, 1866 and 1869. He exhibited at the Salon between 1859 and 1882. Welcome to the Antique Boutique.
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Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Antique French Signed Bronze Letter Opener, German Shepherd Dog Figural" is in sale since Wednesday, February 07, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Desktop Items\Letter Openers". The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.