A fine delicate and beautiful patineted bronze greyhound by Pierre Jules MENE, French ( 1810-1879). MENE was one on the most celebrated of the group of sculptors known as " The Animaliers".His work can be seen in the Louvre.This greyhound reflect a special sense of a naturalism and of animation underpinned by the sculptor's flawless rendering of anatomical Detaills specific to the greyhound.
Louis Vuitton Malletier — commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton (French commonly or shortened to LV — is a fashion house founded in 1854.
The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris.In 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks with trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight. Before the introduction of Vuitton's trunks, rounded-top trunks were used, generally to promote water run off, and thus could not be stacked. It was Vuitton's gray Trianon canvas flat trunk that allowed the ability to stack with ease for voyages. Becoming successful and prestigious, many other luggagemakers began to imitate LV's style and design.
Louis Vuitton luggage was a huge hit in the start of his career, and gave him enough business for the need to relocate, and he did so to the town of Asnieres in 1860.
In 1867, the company participated in the universal exhibition in Paris. To protect against the duplication of his look, he changed the Trianon design to a beige and brown stripes design in 1876.