Antique French Silvered Bronze Figural Wax Seal, Desk Stamp, Animialier Study of a Mouse & Snake
Exquisite antique 19th century French silvered bronze figural wax seal. The casted solid bronze figure is fully dimensional and finely detailed. Representing a mouse atop a wheat stalk, fleeing from a coiled snake ready to strike from below. A superb bronze animalier study, beautifully modeled with life-like rendering . The matrix with highly stylized monogram of interlaced initials, appears to be HA or perhaps MA. Measures 4 1/8" height. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use.