Antique French vide poche by Auguste Ledru, shaped as an oyster shell with water nymph. Auguste Ledru, a friend of Auguste Rodin, was well known for creating figurative Art Nouveau sculptures in the form of ewers and decorative vases, often featuring sirens and water nymphs surrounded by waves and shells. His daughter Augustine married René Lalique and Ledru’s work clearly influenced Lalique in his jewelry and (later) glass designs. Made of blackened silver plated cast bronze, signed by the artist. Ca 1800s.
• In good antique pre used condition.
• 16 cm long by 14.5 cm wide.
• 6.29" long by 5.70" wide.
• 650 gm / 22.9 oz.
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