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

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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."

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Dimensions
    H 6 in. x W 7.5 in. x D 4.25 in.H 15.24 cm x W 19.05 cm x D 10.8 cm
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU865113965332
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