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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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19th Century Alabaster Sculpture of a Female

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

19th Century Alabaster Sculpture of a Female

£ 3,850

€4,381
$4,760
19th Century Alabaster Sculpture of a Female

19th Century Alabaster Sculpture of a Female

£ 3,850

€4381
$4760

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A Large 17th Century Panel of St Cosmos.

£ 3,500

€3,982
$4,327
A Large 17th Century Panel of St Cosmos.

A Large 17th Century Panel of St Cosmos.

£ 3,500

€3982
$4327

Youngs Antiques

A Large 17th Century Panel of St Odorada.

£ 3,500

€3,982
$4,327
A Large 17th Century Panel of St Odorada.

A Large 17th Century Panel of St Odorada.

£ 3,500

€3982
$4327

Youngs Antiques

A Large 17th Century Carved St Andreas (Andrew).

£ 3,500

€3,982
$4,327
A Large 17th Century Carved St Andreas (Andrew).

A Large 17th Century Carved St Andreas (Andrew).

£ 3,500

€3982
$4327

Youngs Antiques

Art Deco Spelter Sculpture of 2 Herons

£ 695

€791
$859
Art Deco Spelter Sculpture of 2 Herons

Art Deco Spelter Sculpture of 2 Herons

£ 695

€791
$859

Merchant House Antiques

Large Pair of Antique Victorian Quality Spelter Figures

£ 685

€779
$847
Large Pair of Antique Victorian Quality Spelter Figures

Large Pair of Antique Victorian Quality Spelter Figures

£ 685

€779
$847

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

White Marble Romantic Figurine Victorian

£ 65

€74
$80
White Marble Romantic Figurine Victorian

White Marble Romantic Figurine Victorian

£ 65

€74
$80

Those Were The Days

19th Century Plaster Sculpture of Mercury

£ 295

€336
$365
19th Century Plaster Sculpture of Mercury

19th Century Plaster Sculpture of Mercury

£ 295

€336
$365

JMR Antiques Ltd

Pair Of Carved Wooden From The 17th Century

€ 1,900

£1,670
$2,064
Pair Of Carved Wooden From The 17th Century

Pair Of Carved Wooden From The 17th Century

€ 1,900

£1670
$2064

Alain Michel Antiques

Victorian Bronze Small Model Lion Sculpture

£ 1,495

€1,701
$1,848
Victorian Bronze Small Model Lion Sculpture

Victorian Bronze Small Model Lion Sculpture

£ 1,495

€1701
$1848

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Bronze Figure of a Golfer

Antiques and Things

Bronze Figure of a Golfer

£ 135

€154
$167
Bronze Figure of a Golfer

Bronze Figure of a Golfer

£ 135

€154
$167

Antiques and Things

Pair of 19th Century Bronze Athlete Figures After Canova

£ 1,495

€1,701
$1,848
Pair of 19th Century Bronze Athlete Figures After Canova

Pair of 19th Century Bronze Athlete Figures After Canova

£ 1,495

€1701
$1848

Debenham Antiques Ltd

Pair of 19th Century Carved Figures

£ 995

€1,132
$1,230
Pair of 19th Century Carved Figures

Pair of 19th Century Carved Figures

£ 995

€1132
$1230

JMR Antiques Ltd

Parian Biscuit Ware Statue Lovers French Parian Antique

£ 950

€1,081
$1,174
Rare 19th Century Butchers Advertising Point Of Sale Pig Sculpture

£ 1,365

€1,553
$1,688
Rare 19th Century Butchers Advertising Point Of Sale Pig Sculpture

Rare 19th Century Butchers Advertising Point Of Sale Pig Sculpture

£ 1,365

€1553
$1688

Cheshire Antiques Consultant

Quality Pair of Antique Victorian Bronze Storks/cranes

£ 1,150

€1,309
$1,422
Quality Pair of Antique Victorian Bronze Storks/cranes

Quality Pair of Antique Victorian Bronze Storks/cranes

£ 1,150

€1309
$1422

London City Antiques

Bronze Statue of a Figure

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

Bronze Statue of a Figure

£ 375

€427
$464
Bronze Statue of a Figure

Bronze Statue of a Figure

£ 375

€427
$464

Allsorts Antiques and Collectibles

David Vainqueur de Goliath by Antonin Mercie

£ 7,500

€8,534
$9,272
David Vainqueur de Goliath by Antonin Mercie

David Vainqueur de Goliath by Antonin Mercie

£ 7,500

€8534
$9272

Scandinavian by Design

Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure of a Seated Lady

£ 595

€677
$736
Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure of a Seated Lady

Antique Victorian Quality Bronze Figure of a Seated Lady

£ 595

€677
$736

Unique Antiques By Emma Jade

Pair of Bronze Statues of Soldiers

£ 1,000

€1,138
$1,236
Pair of Bronze Statues of Soldiers

Pair of Bronze Statues of Soldiers

£ 1,000

€1138
$1236

Lascombe Interiors

French Monumental Solid Silver Figural Centrepiece c.1840

£ 75,995

€86,471
$93,951
French Monumental Solid Silver Figural Centrepiece c.1840

French Monumental Solid Silver Figural Centrepiece c.1840

£ 75,995

€86471
$93951

Pushkin Antiques Ltd

A Parian Figure C1860

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

A Parian Figure C1860

£ 595

€677
$736
A Parian Figure C1860

A Parian Figure C1860

£ 595

€677
$736

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Dying Gaul c.1900

£ 125

€142
$155
Dying Gaul c.1900

Dying Gaul c.1900

£ 125

€142
$155

Jo Brayshaw

French Bronze of Fisherman by C.Anfrie c.1885

£ 1,250

€1,422
$1,545
French Bronze of Fisherman by C.Anfrie c.1885

French Bronze of Fisherman by C.Anfrie c.1885

£ 1,250

€1422
$1545

C.S.Moreton (Antiques)

Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

Those Were The Days

Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

£ 135

€154
$167
Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

Bronze Rodin's The Thinker

£ 135

€154
$167

Those Were The Days

Indonesian Busts 20th Century

£ 125

€142
$155
Indonesian Busts 20th Century

Indonesian Busts 20th Century

£ 125

€142
$155

Those Were The Days

Fine Quality Bronze by Auguste Moreau

£ 495

€563
$612
Fine Quality Bronze by Auguste Moreau

Fine Quality Bronze by Auguste Moreau

£ 495

€563
$612

Prometheus Antiques

Victorian Bronze Figure of Cobbler

£ 495

€563
$612
Victorian Bronze Figure of Cobbler

Victorian Bronze Figure of Cobbler

£ 495

€563
$612

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