Pair Of Antique Stone Sphinxes
A unique opportunity to purchase a pair of 18th century winged sphinx statues / gate pier ornaments, originally from High Head Castle, Cumbria.
These date to the remodeling of the house 1744 – 48, thought to be by the renowned architect James Gibbs.
A replacement pair can be seen in position on the gate piers to the front elevation of the castle.
In good overall condition. Showing wear and weathering consistent with age and use.
There have been repairs and restorations to some areas. The wings have been re-carved. These will need to be leaded into the bodies once they have been positioned.
Date of Manufacture
Materials and Techniques
Hand carved, Red Lazonby Sandstone
-Wear consistent with age and use
-Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches
Height 99 cm
Width 56 cm
Depth 92 cm
Total weight 400 kg
Stock No: 26537