French bronze ‘gumleaf’ dish, by Maurice Bertin, c.1925
French bronze nib tray, shaped as a group of Australian gumnuts and overlapping gum leaves, signed to the rim ‘M.BERTIN’.
Marked ‘Made in France’ to the base,
Charles Maurice Favre-Bertin (1887-1960) was a Paris born sculptor, well known in the medal collecting world but not well documented in the sculpture field. A pupil of G. Greber and C. Monni, Charles Maurice Favre-Bertin started at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1920. He received a gold medal in 1929 and a medal of honor in 1956, decorative arts section.