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Classical Bronze and Gilt Bronze Torchere With a Winged Sphinx

£7,500.00

  • This exceptional Cast Bronze Torchiere is modelled after the Roman originals discovered in Italy
  • The winged Sphinx is an ancient motif that dates back to Egyptian times, It evolved through the Greeks and Romans through to ‘modern’ neoclassicism.
  • The zoomorphic tripod legs are perfectly in tune with the winged Sphinx and referencing mythical beasts
  • 57.75 x 18in (146 x 46cm)
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A fine 19th century cast bronze torchere inspired by classical Roman discoveries of the 18th and 19th centuries. The circular top supported on a sphinx’s head, raised on a tapered fluted column, the capital hung with swags of flowers, the base supported on three zoomorphic cast bronze legs raised on gilt pads and issuing from the stem base interspersed with cast anthemions.

England, Mid 19th century

57.75 x 18in (146 x 46cm)

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