"Monkey Philosopher Bronze Paperweight 1850"
Nice paperweight representing a monkey (philosopher?) Taking his forehead and holding what appears to be a roll of parchment in his hand. Gilt bronze mounted on a turquin marble base (the photos make it blue but it is originally grayer) An element is missing on the front of the base, probably the initials, replaced by hammered copper nail. Some chips on the edges of the base otherwise very good condition. Napoleon 3 period