Beautiful late 1800’s Grand Tour Sphinx Bronze Thermometer, resting on deep red marble. Clean accurate mercury thermometer, that is original to the piece. Sphinx has crisp well cast features. The thermometer is affixed to a stylized Egyptian fern or fan that rises from the center back of the Sphinx. It has 3 small chips in the marble base which does not detract significantly from the overall beauty of the piece. Wonderful deep patina all over. The piece stands 7 inches tall at its highest point.