This wonderful French bronze Art Deco paperknife is by Lucien Bazor (1889–1974). It is beautifully detailed with a nude female holding a child aloft and is signed "Lucien Bazar 1928" on the front foot.
Lucien Bazor was the Chief Engraver at the Paris Mint from 1930 to 1958. He initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor and later became the pupil of Patey at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.
Length: 25.2cms - 10ins
Width: 4.3cms - 1 5/8ins
Weight: 287gms - 0lb 9 7/8oz
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