Antique French silvered bronze wax seal desk stamp featuring a finely detailed fully dimensional figure of Joan of Arc in full armor and chain mail, clasping her sword to her chest. Gilt bronze matrix with monogram of interlaced initials, appears to be TM or JM. There is a faint signature at the base of the figure for Daubree. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. Measures 3 3/8" height, the matrix is 3/4" square. Housed in an old presentation box. Box measures 4 1/4" x 2" x 1 3/8".
The box bears a retailer label in gold on the inner lid of Daubrée Nancy, for Alfred Daubrée (1817-1855) a French sculptor and bronze maker who worked in Nancy, and then opened a store in the 1850's in Paris where he designed several objects in bronze for Fratin and Cumberworth. His own bronze pieces of art rarely bore his stamp. During the 1867's World Exhibition, Daubree has been named as a famous bronze maker of Paris.