💙💛 TO BE AUCTIONED IN #HELPUKRAINEAUCTION (Instagram) FROM 8/3/22
💙💛 As the title says this beautiful vintage treasure will be auctioned from 8/3/22 on Instagram for #helpukraineauction was for sale at £150. . . starting bid is £1 with no reserve!! 💙💛
This gorgeous French bronze Greyhound inkwell is by the French sculptor called MENE. He lived from 1810 to 1879 born in Paris.
He was considered to be one of the pioneers of animal sculpture in the 19th century, producing mainly sculptures of domestic animals.
His work was first shown in London in 1849, he specialised in small figures. This would explain why none of his work exists as public statuary. His was particularly successful with the bourgeois class, who used his works to decorate private homes of the period.
This particular piece would be perfect on a desk or even as a decorative piece on a shelf. Nice in the hallway on a table to drop your keys on.