Antique J Moigniez French Animalier Gilt Bronze Feather Talon Claw Letter Opener. Today we are delighted to offer for sale a rare antique Jules Moignier signed figural letter opener! Jules Moigniez (28 May 1835 29 May 1894) was a French animalier sculptor who worked during the 19th century. His output was primarily cast in bronze and he frequently exhibited his sculptures at the Paris Salon. He was best known for his bronzes depicting birds, although his skill and versatility enabled him to produce quality horse sculptures (primarily racehorses), dog sculptures and hunting scenes.His bird sculptures were among the finest ever created in his time. This fabulous and elegant letter opener is superbly crafted and detailed.
It features Moignier's favored bird motif, with a rooster leg and claw holding a large feather which servers as the letter opener blade. The piece is crafted of gilt patinated bronze and signed on the shaft of feather J.
Letter opener presents beautifully and is in very good antique condition, with minor wear, tarnish, and patina commensurate with age. What a wonderful addition to any fine bronze collection. This piece will add elegance and whimsy to any well-appointed desk. \ Dimensions: 9-3/4" in length, 1-3/8" in depth, 1/2 in width.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Desktop Items\Letter Openers". The seller is "ri2u" and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.