A very fine early 20th Century French gilt bronze desk seal modelled as the head and shoulders of an Art Nouveau maiden with organic theme decorated with flowers, exhibiting very fine golden colour and good detail, engraved with initials 'WPM'
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Condition: Excellent Lightly Worn Original Condition
French Bronze During the 19th Century a time when Paris was the centre of the art world, the French bronze sculptors and their foundries were creating work with remarkable precision and detail. Table-top and figurative bronzes became a popular feature of tasteful interior decor. Leading the demand of bronzes were foundries including: Barbedienne, Susse Freres, Peyrol and Siot-Decauville. The foundries became proficient at using both lost-wax and sand cast techniques to produce exceptional bronzes of outstanding quality.