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SPHINX, ONE OF TWO

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The model follows the 18th century French type of sphinx with a body of a lion and a woman's head dressed in the 18th century style. Sitting on her back is a nude cupid playing with a garland of roses.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
SPHINX, ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Biscuit porcelain
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
Late 19th c.-Early 20th c.
Size:
12.1 x 13.5 cm (4 3/4 x 5 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.168.1
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK Crossed L with two dots and 112 [Inscribed on the bottom] LABEL Fabrication Francaise (oval label); 567/26 / pair / UCX. (round label) [On the bottom] INSCRIPTION #567 / PC / # 833 (strikethrough) [On the bottom in pencil]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Perfume and Seduction