Antique French gilt bronze figural wax seal, desk stamp in the form of an elephant by the sculptor Jean GARNIER (1853-1910) in the form of an elephant. The casted solid bronze figure is fully dimensional and finely detailed. The matrix bearing a monogram, appears to be interlaced HG or GH. Signed Garnier on the back foot. With original bronze and marble display stand. Measures 3 1/2” total height with the stand x 2" square at the base. The elephant wax seal measures 2 1/4" height x 2 1/2" wide from trunk to tail. The matrix is 7/8" diameter. In overall good condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. There are some corner/edge chips to the marble base.
Jean Garnier was born in Mouzeuil, France, in 1853. He was a 19th-century French sculptor best known for his bronze figures and decorative vessels, including automobile mascot radiator caps. Garnier exhibited at the Salon des Artiste Français, winning an honorable mention in 1892. Garnier died in 1910 in Paris, France.