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A Pair of Plaster Sphinxes

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials Plaster and marble
Dimensions
W. 7.75 in; H. 6.25 in; D. 4 in;
W. 19.69 cm; H. 15.88 cm; D. 10.16 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date Circa 1805
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Benjamin Shout and his son Robert were one of the most successful plaster figure makers of the Regency period. At Brighton Pavilion, a pair of gilded plaster torcheres supported by Three Graces is signed ‘Published March 1803 by Robt. Shout, High Holborn, London’. These smaller ornaments depict a pair of facing sphinxes on marble bases. One of the figures is inscribed ‘R. Shout Holborn’ on the side of its plinth.
Styles / Movements Classical, Neoclassical, Regency
Patterns Traditional
Dealer Reference Number S1024
Incollect Reference Number 369794
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