c.1880 Rare French Art Nouveau Yellow Bronze Elephant Head Pen Tray, unsigned
Here’s something you won’t see again soon! This is an antique Art Nouveau [I believe to be, French] pen tray or holder, of yellow bronze. It came to me with a particularly nice patina on about 2/3 of it and a nasty green verdigris on the rest. My guess is that it had been partially submerged for quite a period of time. So….I had it cleaned and polished and the jeweler made me some tusks for “him” out of tusk material. The only thing not being period are the two screws that are securing the tusks from the back. It measures about 6 inches in diameter and a 3 1/2 inch profile or height. Just under one inch to the edge or lip of the tray.