A most handsome antique cast bronze desk-top paper knife / letter opener with a wonderful figural handle featuring a laying fox together with a grapevine decoration.
It is signed by the well renowned, "A. Marionnet". Albert Marionnet was a French visual artist who was born in 1852 and died in 1910. I would suggest this piece was made around 1890.
Excellent condition, measuring 11 1/2" x 2" x 1" tall.