Pair of 18th Century French Lead Sphinxes

$26,500

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Rare pair of 18th Century French lead and limestone sculptures depicting courtly ladies heads on the bodies of sphinxes and standing on stepped limestone plinths. Although no doubt inspired by the sculptures of Madame de Pompador and Madame du Barry after the celebrated likenesses at Versailles, this pair appears unlike other known examples and would seem to represent other ladies.

Period
18th Century And Earlier
Material
Lead, limestone.
Country
France
Condition

Good

Dimensions
Height 37 inches
Width 42 inches
Depth 19 inches