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"Whispering with the Sphynx", Stunning, Rare Art Deco Bookends, France

US$4,250per set


Unusual in conception and stunning in color, this pair of bookends from France -- unlike other depictions of the sphynx which show a man straining to hear its whisper -- depict a winged sphynx face to face with a large idol, whispering a mystery only they will know. Superb examples of high style Art Deco design, the winged sphynxes are finished in a ruddy, buttery glaze, while the idols are finished in a deep, mottled black color. The pair are attributed to the Marcel Guillard pottery in Paris. They are marked "Made in France."


  • Attributed to
    Marcel Guillard (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Width: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)Depth: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865113965332

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    US$110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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