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Sphinx Bookends

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Art Deco pair of silvered bronze sphinx book-ends by Charles dating from around 1925. 

Depicting the full face of the sphinx complete with ornate headdress, these are extremely eye-catching.  The silvered finish contrasts beautifully with the portoro marble on which the figures are mounted.    

They typically reflect the popularity of Egyptian Revival influences in the decorative arts movement which began in the nineteenth century and was still very much in evidence throughout the 1920’s.  We’ve not come across these particular models before and consider them to be quite a find.

Charles, who was born in Paris in the late 1800’s, was a regular exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes Fran├žais.  Both are signed and measure 14.5 cm high.

Ref: 12456

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