Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
WMF Flower Dish
Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…
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Patinated bronze sphinx made in France or possibly Italy circa 1860. This was almost certainly a memento from a Grand Tour that some fortunate person was lucky enough to have undertaken at the time.
Very nicely modelled and with great definition, the half-man half-lion has a typically strong face and wears a finely marked headdress over his head and shoulders. Just to make the whole image more fearsome still, a serpent with its mouth agape sits right at the top.
A real piece of Egyptian Revival artwork, unsigned but with an assortment of hieroglyphics, which we haven’t attempted to decipher, on his chest and flanks.
We suspect that it was originally mounted on a marble or slate base but it displays perfectly without.
Length is 23 cm and width a little under 9 cm.