It is signed by the back foot of the greyhound Mene. Pierre Jules Mene was an early 19th century French sculptor who cast all of his own sculptures throughout his career (1810 - 1977). He was the most successful and prolific animalier sculptor of his time and was awarded First Class Medals at the london Exhibition of 1855 and 1861 and was, in 1861 awarded the Cross of Legion d'Honnear in recognition of his contributions to art. His bronzes were cast to the highest detail and workmanship literally set a new standard that all other foundaries tried to meet.
This beautifully cast bronze greyhound stands atop an ornate ink and stationery stand. The two inkwells with lifting, hinged lids, (the insets for the ink are still with this piece which is rare), the tray at the front for pen and the support and space between the greyhound and the ornate back for papers and envelopes, makes this a very useful as well as decorative piece.
The item is strong and has no faults. Buyers are encouraged to ask questions to make sure that the specifications of the item match their requirements. The actual cost will not be more than the estimate and a more accurate price will be given when the buyers postcode has been received. The item "ANTIQUE (1837) FRENCH BRONZE GREYHOUND INK AND STATIONERY STAND SIGNED MENE" is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Marine/Maritime".
The seller is "johnamc" and is located in Tunbridge Wells. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion, South africa.