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640. Grand Tour Italian French Egyptian Sphinx Pair Bronze Bookends Sienna Marble
Stunning Pair of Grand Tour Style Well Figured Sienna Marble and Patinated Bronze Bookends of superb quality. Last half of the Nineteenth Century of French Origin.
The main frame constructed in Sienna Marble which is mounted with a seated Egyptian Bronze Sphinx with an unusual green patination.
Condition: Superb condition for such an early pair with no restoration anywhere, few tiny flea bites to marble edges. Both figures are marked, see images.
Height: (at backs) 6” (15.25cm). Width: 3.75” (9.5cm). Depth: (at base) 5” (12.75cm).
Shipped to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.