19th Century Italian Paperweight of a Headless Sphinx, Grand Tour

(Italy, 19th Century)

19th Century Italian Paperweight of a Headless Sphinx, Grand Tour
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19th Century Italian Paperweight of a Headless Sphinx, Grand Tour

List Price $325

19th Century Paperweight, Grand Tour Memento, Italian. In form of terracotta recumbent Sphinx, ca. 1840s. Produced to be headless, and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 7" x 2 1/4" Ex: Christie's New York. The New York Times recently described the Grand Tour in this way: Three hundred years ago, wealthy young Englishmen began taking a post-Oxbridge trek through France and Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization. With nearly unlimited funds, aristocratic connections and months (or years) to roam, they commissioned paintings, perfected their language skills and mingled with the upper crust of the Continent. Gross, Matt., "Lessons From the Frugal Grand Tour." New York Times 5 September 2008.

WIDTH: 3 in | HEIGHT: 4 in | DEPTH: 7 in

Origin Italy
Category Case Pieces
Circa1840
Period 19th Century
Style Victorian
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: Produced as a Headles Sphinx

THB REF: 1133017724 DEALER REF: 1350269
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