Lot 9
  • 9

A pair of Wedgwood black basalt sphinxes 19th century

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
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Description

  • stoneware
  • length 11 in.
  • 27.94 cm
impressed WEDGWOOD. Together with a Wedgwood black basalt winged sphinx couchant, impressed WEDGWOOD. 3 pieces.

Condition

There is a haircrack on the top corner of the base running down both sides of one of the sphinxes; the corner may have been off and reattached. The same sphinx also has its tail broken off and restored back on. The other has also restoration to the tail and all four corners have been restored. The winged sphinx couchant has an approximate 1/4-inch chip to one corner of the base.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.