An early 20th Century desk weight in the form of a Sphinx - possibly relating to An Armstrong-Siddeley car mascot
Lot 31
A silver model of a Sphinx maker's mark absent, London 1927
Sold for £625 (US$ 1,049) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A silver model of a Sphinx
maker's mark absent, London 1927
Seated form, length 14cm, weight 11oz.

Footnotes

  • A Sphinx was used as the symbol for the car firm Armstrong-Siddeley (previously Siddeley-Deasy), best known for the production of luxury motor cars and aircraft engines. It is thought the Sphinx was used as the company mascot after a journalist commented on the cars performance "as silent and inscrutable as the Sphinx", inspiring the company to use it as their trademark from 1912.
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