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Antique Animal Sculptures

To produce a really competent 3D representation of something is extremely hard. Not only does the artist need to understand the unique bone and muscle structures of the animal as is moves and rests, but also needs to capture the true character and essence of the creature at that moment in time. On top of this common features such as fur, feathers and markings need to be simplified to suggest merely their presence as such detail would otherwise become overwhelming.


Because animals have played a central role in human experience there are plenty of famous animal sculptures as diverse as the Sphinx in Egypt to the bronze bull at Wall Street. But while these may win our affections from their scale and physical presence, sometimes even tiny handheld animal sculptures can win our hearts just as much for their fragility and attention to detail. Indeed, to produce a peaceful curled up cat the size of a coin is far harder than creating it in full size. We have some great 20th Century examples where this is the case.


Whether made of Bronze, stone, wood or something else, at LoveAntiques our knowledgeable dealers understand what makes the difference between a good animal sculpture and a great one.

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Mounted Gilt Bronze Study of Cat & Mouse

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Mounted Gilt Bronze Study of Cat & Mouse

£ 185

€217
$233
Mounted Gilt Bronze Study of Cat & Mouse

Mounted Gilt Bronze Study of Cat & Mouse

£ 185

€217
$233

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Late 19th Century Figure of Eagle

Windsor House Antiques

Late 19th Century Figure of Eagle

£ 3300

€3879
$4149
Late 19th Century Figure of Eagle

Late 19th Century Figure of Eagle

£ 3300

€3879
$4149

Windsor House Antiques

Large Art Deco Spelter Group of Seagulls

£ 495

€582
$622
Large Art Deco Spelter Group of Seagulls

Large Art Deco Spelter Group of Seagulls

£ 495

€582
$622

Merchant House Antiques

Life Size 1960's Collie Dog Ceramic Sculpture

£ 425

€500
$534
Life Size 1960's Collie Dog Ceramic Sculpture

Life Size 1960's Collie Dog Ceramic Sculpture

£ 425

€500
$534

Marylebone Antiques

Greyhound Pen Wipe

Bridport Antiques

Greyhound Pen Wipe

£ 115

€135
$145
Greyhound Pen Wipe

Greyhound Pen Wipe

£ 115

€135
$145

Bridport Antiques

Pre Cast Lion on Plinth Statue

£ 595

€699
$748
Pre Cast Lion on Plinth Statue

Pre Cast Lion on Plinth Statue

£ 595

€699
$748

Rocaille

Three Wise Monkeys in Bronze

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Three Wise Monkeys in Bronze

£ 210

€247
$264
Three Wise Monkeys in Bronze

Three Wise Monkeys in Bronze

£ 210

€247
$264

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Large Greyhound Statue

£ 2500

€2939
$3143
Large Greyhound Statue

Large Greyhound Statue

£ 2500

€2939
$3143

Rocaille

Rare Bronze Dog by Henry Snell Gamley

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Rare Bronze Dog by Henry Snell Gamley

£ 695

€817
$874
Rare Bronze Dog by Henry Snell Gamley

Rare Bronze Dog by Henry Snell Gamley

£ 695

€817
$874

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

20th Century Life Size Bronze Stag's Head

£ 1795

€2110
$2257
20th Century Life Size Bronze Stag's Head

20th Century Life Size Bronze Stag's Head

£ 1795

€2110
$2257

Pushkin Antiques Ltd

Pair of Well Carved Late 19th Century Trophies

£ 1850

€2175
$2326
Pair of Well Carved Late 19th Century Trophies

Pair of Well Carved Late 19th Century Trophies

£ 1850

€2175
$2326

Windsor House Antiques

Russian Agate Carved Bear with Gold and  Ruby Eyes

£ 7500

€8816
$9430
Russian Agate Carved Bear with Gold and  Ruby Eyes

Russian Agate Carved Bear with Gold and Ruby Eyes

£ 7500

€8816
$9430

Museum of Treasure

Victorian Japanese Spelter  Raging Tiger

£ 149

€175
$187
Victorian Japanese Spelter  Raging Tiger

Victorian Japanese Spelter Raging Tiger

£ 149

€175
$187

Mostly Boxes Antiques ltd

Very Well Carved Early 20th Century Temple Dog

£ 195

€229
$245
Very Well Carved Early 20th Century Temple Dog

Very Well Carved Early 20th Century Temple Dog

£ 195

€229
$245

Windsor House Antiques

Pair of Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds

£ 2900

€3409
$3646
Pair of Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds

Pair of Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds

£ 2900

€3409
$3646

Rocaille

Bronze Horse Statue

Lascombe Interiors

Bronze Horse Statue

£ 2250

€2645
$2829
Bronze Horse Statue

Bronze Horse Statue

£ 2250

€2645
$2829

Lascombe Interiors

French Art Deco Sculpture Statue Lady with Greyhound

£ 795

€934
$1000
French Art Deco Sculpture Statue Lady with Greyhound

French Art Deco Sculpture Statue Lady with Greyhound

£ 795

€934
$1000

Draper & Humphries

Cast Iron Sculpture of Horses Head

£ 450

€529
$566
Cast Iron Sculpture of Horses Head

Cast Iron Sculpture of Horses Head

£ 450

€529
$566

Ripley Antiques

Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Figure of a Hound c.1910

£ 475

€558
$597
Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Figure of a Hound c.1910

Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Figure of a Hound c.1910

£ 475

€558
$597

Marion David Decorative Arts

Large Scale 19th Century Black Forest Carved Ibex

£ 1450

€1704
$1823
Large Scale 19th Century Black Forest Carved Ibex

Large Scale 19th Century Black Forest Carved Ibex

£ 1450

€1704
$1823

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Late 19th Century Chinese Green Jade Carving of Ox

£ 1400

€1646
$1760
Late 19th Century Chinese Green Jade Carving of Ox

Late 19th Century Chinese Green Jade Carving of Ox

£ 1400

€1646
$1760

Museum of Treasure

Carved Japanese Figure of a Cat Playing With a Dogfish

£ 600

€705
$754
Carved Japanese Figure of a Cat Playing With a Dogfish

Carved Japanese Figure of a Cat Playing With a Dogfish

£ 600

€705
$754

Windsor House Antiques

Pair of Carved Wooden Spaniels

Merchant House Antiques

Pair of Carved Wooden Spaniels

£ 695

€817
$874
Pair of Carved Wooden Spaniels

Pair of Carved Wooden Spaniels

£ 695

€817
$874

Merchant House Antiques

Art Deco Bronze Seabird by Lorino

Merchant House Antiques

Art Deco Bronze Seabird by Lorino

£ 695

€817
$874
Art Deco Bronze Seabird by Lorino

Art Deco Bronze Seabird by Lorino

£ 695

€817
$874

Merchant House Antiques