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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