While in Paris for a second honeymoon, I not only visited tons of museums,I also visited numerous warehouses full of brass stampings. Paris has been home to the brass stamping industry for centuries. The pieces are used in jewelry and cabinetry.
This is a lovely, high quality first generation stamping from original molds. The detail is amazing and crisp. One can see clear, lovely details.
Heavy weight raw brass with a slight rose cast. The back is slightly hollow from the stamping process.
I have had the piece for 20 years but have no idea how long ago it was stamped.