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Antique Figures from LoveAntiques

Antique Figures

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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French Monumental Solid Silver Figural Centrepiece c.1840

£ 75,995

€88,485
$91,803
French Monumental Solid Silver Figural Centrepiece c.1840

French Monumental Solid Silver Figural Centrepiece c.1840

£ 75,995

€88485
$91803

Pushkin Antiques Ltd

A Parian Figure C1860

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A Parian Figure C1860

£ 595

€693
$719
A Parian Figure C1860

A Parian Figure C1860

£ 595

€693
$719

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Dying Gaul c.1900

£ 125

€146
$151
Dying Gaul c.1900

Dying Gaul c.1900

£ 125

€146
$151

Jo Brayshaw

French Bronze of Fisherman by C.Anfrie c.1885

£ 1,250

€1,455
$1,510
French Bronze of Fisherman by C.Anfrie c.1885

French Bronze of Fisherman by C.Anfrie c.1885

£ 1,250

€1455
$1510

C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

Those Were The Days

Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

£ 135

€157
$163
Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

£ 135

€157
$163

Those Were The Days

Indonesian Busts 20th Century

£ 125

€146
$151
Indonesian Busts 20th Century

Indonesian Busts 20th Century

£ 125

€146
$151

Those Were The Days

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

Victorian Bronze Figure of Cobbler

£ 495

€576
$598
Victorian Bronze Figure of Cobbler

Victorian Bronze Figure of Cobbler

£ 495

€576
$598

C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Gotthilf Jaeger - Bronze Dancing Girl

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Gotthilf Jaeger - Bronze Dancing Girl

Reserved
Gotthilf Jaeger - Bronze Dancing Girl

Gotthilf Jaeger - Bronze Dancing Girl

Reserved

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A Superb Bronze 'The Three Graces' by Baccarat

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A Superb Bronze 'The Three Graces' by Baccarat

Reserved
A Superb Bronze 'The Three Graces' by Baccarat

A Superb Bronze 'The Three Graces' by Baccarat

Reserved

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

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

Edouardo Montiel  Contemporary Bronze "Alfarera"

£ 2,750

€3,202
$3,322
Edouardo Montiel  Contemporary Bronze "Alfarera"

Edouardo Montiel Contemporary Bronze "Alfarera"

£ 2,750

€3202
$3322

The Lakes Emporium

Doreen Kern Bust

D A M Antiques And Collectables

Doreen Kern Bust

£ 95

€111
$115
Doreen Kern Bust

Doreen Kern Bust

£ 95

€111
$115

D A M Antiques And Collectables

18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

£ 2,815

€3,278
$3,401
18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

18th Century Carved Figure of Madonna and Child

£ 2,815

€3278
$3401

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Antique Bronze Figure

Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

Antique Bronze Figure

£ 5,750

€6,695
$6,946
Antique Bronze Figure

Antique Bronze Figure

£ 5,750

€6695
$6946

Carradale Farm Antiques Ltd

Hungarian Zsolnay Pecs Mother & Child Figure

£ 120

€140
$145
Hungarian Zsolnay Pecs Mother & Child Figure

Hungarian Zsolnay Pecs Mother & Child Figure

£ 120

€140
$145

Verdi Art & Antiques

Garden Statue of Four Seasons Spring

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Garden Statue of Four Seasons Spring

£ 1,565

€1,822
$1,891
Garden Statue of Four Seasons Spring

Garden Statue of Four Seasons Spring

£ 1,565

€1822
$1891

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Sculpture "Les Roseaux" in Bronze by Francois-Raoul Larche

£ 8,950

€10,421
$10,812
Sculpture "Les Roseaux" in Bronze by Francois-Raoul Larche

Sculpture "Les Roseaux" in Bronze by Francois-Raoul Larche

£ 8,950

€10421
$10812

Walton House Antiques Ltd

Large Italian Carved Alabaster Sculpture by Pugi

£ 2,750

€3,202
$3,322
Large Italian Carved Alabaster Sculpture by Pugi

Large Italian Carved Alabaster Sculpture by Pugi

£ 2,750

€3202
$3322

Burgett Langfield

Pair of Antique Victorian Quality Brass Figures of Cavaliers

£ 475

€553
$574
Pair of Antique Victorian Quality Brass Figures of Cavaliers

Pair of Antique Victorian Quality Brass Figures of Cavaliers

£ 475

€553
$574

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

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

19th Century Bronze Grape Picker

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

19th Century Bronze Grape Picker

£ 309

€360
$373
19th Century Bronze Grape Picker

19th Century Bronze Grape Picker

£ 309

€360
$373

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

20th Century Bronze Knight

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

20th Century Bronze Knight

£ 350

€408
$423
20th Century Bronze Knight

20th Century Bronze Knight

£ 350

€408
$423

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Japanese Carved Wood Figure

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Japanese Carved Wood Figure

£ 395

€460
$477
Japanese Carved Wood Figure

Japanese Carved Wood Figure

£ 395

€460
$477

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure

£ 575

€669
$695
Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure

Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure

£ 575

€669
$695

London City Antiques

Art Deco Dancing Girl with Her Hoop

£ 1,750

€2,038
$2,114
Art Deco Dancing Girl with Her Hoop

Art Deco Dancing Girl with Her Hoop

£ 1,750

€2038
$2114

Sovereign Antiques

Carved Wooden Butchers or Waiter

£ 345

€402
$417
Carved Wooden Butchers or Waiter

Carved Wooden Butchers or Waiter

£ 345

€402
$417

Attrells

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

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