Rare and exquisite antique Art Nouveau era French bronze inkstand and ink blotter desk set. Featuring an exquisite animalier study of elephants. The casted solid bronze figures are fully dimensional and finely detailed, enhanced with a silvered & gilded finish. The majestic figure of the elephant is posed on a naturalistic rocky ledge and striking an impressive trumpeting stance. The inkstand having two inkwells with hinged lids and a large well for writing accessories and trinkets, pens and pencils. The inkstand is signed A. Marionnet. The blotter is signed A. Marionnet and stamped Depose France. Inkstand measures 10 3/4” length x 8 3/8” deep x 6 3/8” height. The blotter measures 5 1/2” length x 3 3/8” deep x 4 5/8” height. The set is in overall good condition with general wear from age and use.