An antique artist-signed vide poche (translates to empty pockets for keys, change, etc.) in gilt bronze made in France by Parisien sculptor André Villien, ca. 1900. Very detailed Art Nouveau decoration featuring a central heron with spreading wings standing on a branch with pine cones. Signed A. Villien on upper surface. Very good condition with a little wear to gilt finish, measuring 5.25 in. L x 4 in. W.