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Maurice Bouval - Gilt-bronze Art Nouveau inkwell with a sensual female figure and a gilt-bronze letter opener "Ophelia"

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Maurice Bouval - Gilt-bronze Art Nouveau inkwell with a sensual female figure and a gilt-bronze letter opener "Ophelia"

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Ca. 1900, Paris, France

A gilt-bronze Art Nouveau sculpture in the shape of a young girl holding an inkwell of water lily leaves with a small lid, surmounted by a bee in high relief.

A gilt-bronze letter opener embellished with a young girl (Ophelia?) with a poppy in her hair.

Both Signed "M. Bouval" and stamps "E. Collin & Cie" and "Paris"
Inkwell : 11 x 21.5 x 16 cm, letter opener : 22 cm

Similar piece is in collection of Musée d'Orsay in Paris

Maurice Bouval :
Sculptor and pupil of Alexandre Falguière.
His main works are in the Museum
He participated in the 1890 Exposition Universelle in Paris and
was a member of the Société des Artistes Français.

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