19thc bronze of sphinx on marble base
A mid 19th century fine quality bronze figure of a sphinx set on a green marble base with ormolu scroll feet - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
The sphinx is finely cast and is most probably of French origin, the scroll feet being a later addition.
The sphinx consists of the body of a lion and the head of a King or God, this being symbolic of strength and wisdom.
This bronze is in excellent condition for age and can go straight into a home and would be an ideal addition to a desk etc.