11/28/2022 6:1:28
Antique Animal Sculptures from LoveAntiques

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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Large Chinese Carved & Painted Horse

£ 585

€681
$707
Large Chinese Carved & Painted Horse

Large Chinese Carved & Painted Horse

£ 585

€681
$707

Trade Antiques

19th Century French Bronze of Setter with Hare - Jules Moigniez

£ 1,295

€1,508
$1,564
Pair of Bronze Stags - Edwardian
Reserved
Pair of Bronze Stags - Edwardian

Pair of Bronze Stags - Edwardian

Reserved

Those Were The Days

Early 20th Century Black Forest St Bernard Dog

£ 220

€256
$266
Early 20th Century Black Forest St Bernard Dog

Early 20th Century Black Forest St Bernard Dog

£ 220

€256
$266

Millers Antiques

Pair of 1920's Large Carved Wood Sphinx

£ 2,850

€3,318
$3,443
Pair of 1920's Large Carved Wood Sphinx

Pair of 1920's Large Carved Wood Sphinx

£ 2,850

€3318
$3443

The Old Yard

Life Size Pair of Verdigris Patinated Bronze Lions

£ 15,000

€17,465
$18,120
Life Size Pair of Verdigris Patinated Bronze Lions

Life Size Pair of Verdigris Patinated Bronze Lions

£ 15,000

€17465
$18120

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Qājār Steel Peacock

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

19th Century Qājār Steel Peacock

£ 1,250

€1,455
$1,510
19th Century Qājār Steel Peacock

19th Century Qājār Steel Peacock

£ 1,250

€1455
$1510

Lee Wright Antiques Ltd

Fine Quality Bronze by Auguste Moreau

£ 495

€576
$598
Fine Quality Bronze by Auguste Moreau

Fine Quality Bronze by Auguste Moreau

£ 495

€576
$598

Prometheus Antiques

Art Deco Silvered Bronze Seagull Sculpture by L Carvin

£ 1,150

€1,339
$1,389
Touching Victorian Silvered Bronze of a Fallen Sparrow

£ 190

€221
$230
Touching Victorian Silvered Bronze of a Fallen Sparrow

Touching Victorian Silvered Bronze of a Fallen Sparrow

£ 190

€221
$230

The Three MusCATeers

19th Century French School Bronze Greyhound

£ 495

€576
$598
19th Century French School Bronze Greyhound

19th Century French School Bronze Greyhound

£ 495

€576
$598

Rams Head Antiques

Small Victorian Alabaster Carving of Recumbent Dog

£ 110

€128
$133
Small Victorian Alabaster Carving of Recumbent Dog

Small Victorian Alabaster Carving of Recumbent Dog

£ 110

€128
$133

The Three MusCATeers

Art Deco Spelter Retriever

Merchant House Antiques

Art Deco Spelter Retriever

£ 695

€809
$840
Art Deco Spelter Retriever

Art Deco Spelter Retriever

£ 695

€809
$840

Merchant House Antiques

Large Japanese Bronze Crab Okimono

£ 125

€146
$151
Large Japanese Bronze Crab Okimono

Large Japanese Bronze Crab Okimono

£ 125

€146
$151

Rarebits

Lovely Quality 19th Century Black Forest Carving of Wild Boar

£ 1,250

€1,455
$1,510
19th Century French Bronze Sculpture of Standing Lion

£ 1,895

€2,206
$2,289
19th Century French Bronze Sculpture of Standing Lion

19th Century French Bronze Sculpture of Standing Lion

£ 1,895

€2206
$2289

Burgett Langfield

Bronze Racing Pigeon

Witch Antiques

Bronze Racing Pigeon

£ 845

€984
$1,021
Bronze Racing Pigeon

Bronze Racing Pigeon

£ 845

€984
$1021

Witch Antiques

Adrian Jones - A Bronze Figure of Fred Archer on Ormonde

£ 2,650

€3,086
$3,201
Adrian Jones - A Bronze Figure of Fred Archer on Ormonde

Adrian Jones - A Bronze Figure of Fred Archer on Ormonde

£ 2,650

€3086
$3201

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Leather Elephant Sculpture

D A M Antiques And Collectables

Leather Elephant Sculpture

£ 85

€99
$103
Leather Elephant Sculpture

Leather Elephant Sculpture

£ 85

€99
$103

D A M Antiques And Collectables

Large Bronze Eagle Head

Bridport Antiques

Large Bronze Eagle Head

£ 195

€227
$236
Large Bronze Eagle Head

Large Bronze Eagle Head

£ 195

€227
$236

Bridport Antiques

Lord Ganesh, Hindu Elephant God

£ 120

€140
$145
Lord Ganesh, Hindu Elephant God

Lord Ganesh, Hindu Elephant God

£ 120

€140
$145

Bridport Antiques

Large Bronze Model of Spaniel

£ 720

€838
$870
Large Bronze Model of Spaniel

Large Bronze Model of Spaniel

£ 720

€838
$870

Treehouse Antiques

Pair of Silver Plate Models of Partridges

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Pair of Silver Plate Models of Partridges

£ 110

€128
$133
Pair of Silver Plate Models of Partridges

Pair of Silver Plate Models of Partridges

£ 110

€128
$133

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Joseph Cuvelier - A Good Sized Bronze of a Polo Player C1866
Reserved
Joseph Cuvelier - A Good Sized Bronze of a Polo Player C1866

Joseph Cuvelier - A Good Sized Bronze of a Polo Player C1866

Reserved

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Large Carved Wooden Horse Head

£ 495

€576
$598
Large Carved Wooden Horse Head

Large Carved Wooden Horse Head

£ 495

€576
$598

Elmgarden

Bronze Falcon on Marble Base

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Bronze Falcon on Marble Base

£ 235

€274
$284
Bronze Falcon on Marble Base

Bronze Falcon on Marble Base

£ 235

€274
$284

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Group Of 4 Waddle Penguin Sculptures

£ 600

€699
$725
Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Group Of 4 Waddle Penguin Sculptures

Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Group Of 4 Waddle Penguin Sculptures

£ 600

€699
$725

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Pair of Cast Iron Winged Lions

£ 650

€757
$785
Pair of Cast Iron Winged Lions

Pair of Cast Iron Winged Lions

£ 650

€757
$785

Athey Antiques

Large Late 19th Century Carved Monkey

£ 2,500

€2,911
$3,020
Large Late 19th Century Carved Monkey

Large Late 19th Century Carved Monkey

£ 2,500

€2911
$3020

Youngs Antiques

Japanese Carved Wood Foo Dog

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Japanese Carved Wood Foo Dog

£ 395

€460
$477
Japanese Carved Wood Foo Dog

Japanese Carved Wood Foo Dog

£ 395

€460
$477

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd