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Humans appear to be the only species interested in representing themselves in Art. The earliest known figurative sculpture found so far dates back over 35,000 years and since then we have never stopped recreating models of ourselves out of other materials. It is of course amazing how one basic body form can create an endless array of poses and positions, each uniquely suggestive of the person’s mood and personality. The most common materials for figural work are bronze, wood and stone, with each creating very different effects.


While competence alone can create an accurate representation of the body in sculptural form, it takes a true artist to give the piece a sense of presence and life. The most famous including Michelangelo, Degas, Rodin, Moore and others recognised this. In Europe the Renaissance allowed sculptors to consider the sense of allegory and movement in the frozen moment and also how to manipulate the finish to help suit that mood. Therefore, when looking at a great sculpture you are not just seeing the physical likeness of someone, but often a glimpse into their personality as well. If the 19th Century was all about recreating energy-charged classical pieces, by the 20th Century allegory was replaced with tenderness, humour and abstraction, capturing and portraying more personal moments.


At LoveAntiques we have a fine selection of Antique and Vintage sculptures from knowledgeable dealers across the UK and beyond.

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Pair of Art Deco Cold Painted Figures

£ 650

€766
$811
Pair of Art Deco Cold Painted Figures

Pair of Art Deco Cold Painted Figures

£ 650

€766
$811

Town House Traders Ltd

Well Modelled Late 19th Century Bronze of Snake Charmer

£ 590

€696
$736
Well Modelled Late 19th Century Bronze of Snake Charmer

Well Modelled Late 19th Century Bronze of Snake Charmer

£ 590

€696
$736

Windsor House Antiques

Pair of Distressed Clay Sculptures Vintage 1960's

£ 295

€348
$368
Pair of Distressed Clay Sculptures Vintage 1960's

Pair of Distressed Clay Sculptures Vintage 1960's

£ 295

€348
$368

Marylebone Antiques

19th Century Spelter Miner Statue

£ 95

€112
$118
19th Century Spelter Miner Statue

19th Century Spelter Miner Statue

£ 95

€112
$118

Attrells

20th Century Bronze of Mother & Daughter

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

20th Century Bronze of Mother & Daughter

£ 845

€996
$1054
20th Century Bronze of Mother & Daughter

20th Century Bronze of Mother & Daughter

£ 845

€996
$1054

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Figure of a Female Kneeling

£ 1500

€1768
$1870
Early 20th Century Neoclassical Figure of a Female Kneeling

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Figure of a Female Kneeling

£ 1500

€1768
$1870

Windsor House Antiques

Bronze Sculpture of Woman & Child

£ 450

€531
$561
Bronze Sculpture of Woman & Child

Bronze Sculpture of Woman & Child

£ 450

€531
$561

Marylebone Antiques

Gothic Period Angle In Walnut - 15th Century - Flanders

€ 4600

£3902
$4865
Gothic Period Angle In Walnut - 15th Century - Flanders

Gothic Period Angle In Walnut - 15th Century - Flanders

€ 4600

£3902
$4865

Alain Michel Antiques

Terracotta Warrior Guardian Figure

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

Terracotta Warrior Guardian Figure

£ 995

€1173
$1241
Terracotta Warrior Guardian Figure

Terracotta Warrior Guardian Figure

£ 995

€1173
$1241

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

Adrien Gaudez Bronze Stature

£ 8500

€10021
$10599
Adrien Gaudez Bronze Stature

Adrien Gaudez Bronze Stature

£ 8500

€10021
$10599

Georgian Antiques

Pair of Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds

£ 2900

€3419
$3616
Pair of Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds

Pair of Art Deco Bronze Greyhounds

£ 2900

€3419
$3616

Rocaille

Vintage Wooden Carved Angel

Matthew Coles Antiques

Vintage Wooden Carved Angel

£ 475

€560
$592
Vintage Wooden Carved Angel

Vintage Wooden Carved Angel

£ 475

€560
$592

Matthew Coles Antiques

Classical Cherub Figure on Slate Base

IM Chaney Antique Furniture

Classical Cherub Figure on Slate Base

£ 60

€71
$75
Classical Cherub Figure on Slate Base

Classical Cherub Figure on Slate Base

£ 60

€71
$75

IM Chaney Antique Furniture

1920s English Whirligig

Robert Pagden Antiques

1920s English Whirligig

£ 325

€383
$405
1920s English Whirligig

1920s English Whirligig

£ 325

€383
$405

Robert Pagden Antiques

Gold Gilt Deity

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

Gold Gilt Deity

£ 495

€584
$617
Gold Gilt Deity

Gold Gilt Deity

£ 495

€584
$617

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

Great Bronze of the Bard

Those Were The Days

Great Bronze of the Bard

£ 425

€501
$530
Great Bronze of the Bard

Great Bronze of the Bard

£ 425

€501
$530

Those Were The Days

François Théodore Devaulx - Bronze Semi Naked Woman with Grapes

£ 1350

€1592
$1683
François Théodore Devaulx - Bronze Semi Naked Woman with Grapes

François Théodore Devaulx - Bronze Semi Naked Woman with Grapes

£ 1350

€1592
$1683

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Antique Carved Wood Classical Sculpture

£ 525

€619
$655
Antique Carved Wood Classical Sculpture

Antique Carved Wood Classical Sculpture

£ 525

€619
$655

Marylebone Antiques

19th Century Italian Figure of the Crucifixion

£ 1950

€2299
$2432
19th Century Italian Figure of the Crucifixion

19th Century Italian Figure of the Crucifixion

£ 1950

€2299
$2432

Windsor House Antiques

Art Deco Cold Painted Figure of Dancing Girl

£ 590

€696
$736
Art Deco Cold Painted Figure of Dancing Girl

Art Deco Cold Painted Figure of Dancing Girl

£ 590

€696
$736

Town House Traders Ltd