Unusual 19th Century French gilt bronze standing egret figure wax seal or document stamp, signed by maker. The sculptural details in the egret's body reflect excellent workmanship and very high quality production. The gilding is bright with appropriate aged patina. There is a fancy entwined monogram "S W" on the matrix. The bronze is artist signed below the figure and just above the plinth although the sculptor's name is unrecognized.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" high, 1 3/4" wide and 1 1/8" thick with the matrix being 7/8" in diameter.
Condition: Very good to excellent with the bronze having nice original patina. There are no noted flaws on this nice wax seal.
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