An impressive pair of French mid-18th century carved sandstone sphinges
Lot 16
An impressive pair of French mid-18th century carved sandstone sphinges
£30,000 - 50,000
US$ 48,000 - 81,000

Lot Details
An impressive pair of French mid-18th century carved sandstone sphinges An impressive pair of French mid-18th century carved sandstone sphinges An impressive pair of French mid-18th century carved sandstone sphinges
An impressive pair of French mid-18th century carved sandstone sphinges
both recumbent, and modelled with female faces, wide-set eyes, slightly open smiling mouths and prominent ribs, one looking to dexter with her hair braided and swept up behind her head, secured by a band adorned with flowers, a tress of hair on her right shoulder, the other looking to sinister, her part-braided hair tied back behind her head with fabric, and trailing over her left shoulder, both raised on a rectangular pedestal with cut-corner panels to the sides, on a moulded plinth base, overall 130cm high (51in high), the plinths 100cm wide, 63 deep (39in wide, 24.5in deep). (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Château de Bussy, France.

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