The 'Leaf'was obviously the Logo of this 'CLASSICAL FRIENDS' Society based in VILLEFRANCHE. We researched this piece and found details of the group and a picture of the 1910 Classe which is attached......the stated aim of the 'Classe' was " To allow the liaison between the Classical Friends, to announce the different manifestations of conscripts of Villefranche in Beaujolais". It looks like the organisation is still in operation today.
The LEAF is beautifully fashioned in solid bronze with applied gilt in parts....it has an overall length of 20 inches and a maximum width of 7 inches.
Lovely FRENCH Historical piece and a stunning piece of Art Nouveau craftsmanship.....AND a great Decor piece also.....be beautiful mounted on a wall.
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