A pair of large Meissen Sphinxs (ESTIMATE SHOULD BE LOWERED TO £8-12,000)
Lot 250
A rare and large pair of Meissen sphinxes, circa 1855-65
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 30,091) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of large Meissen Sphinxs (ESTIMATE SHOULD BE LOWERED TO £8-12,000) A pair of large Meissen Sphinxs (ESTIMATE SHOULD BE LOWERED TO £8-12,000) A pair of large Meissen Sphinxs (ESTIMATE SHOULD BE LOWERED TO £8-12,000)
A rare and large pair of Meissen sphinxes, circa 1855-65
Modelled by Ernst August Leuteritz, each recumbent facing left and right, respectively, their lioness's bodies covered in a puce, gilt-edged tasseled saddle cloth, wearing a gilt-edged mantle surmounted by a tiara moulded with a gilt flowerhead on a blue ground, the fur heightened in shades of brown, 58cm long; 44cm high, crossed swords marks in blue (minor restoration) (2)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    S. & T. Bergmann, The Art of Meissen Figures (2010), cat. nos. 2 & 3

    Modelled by Leuteritz in 1855 after the models by Johann Gottlieb Kirchner of 1732.
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