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Bull IV by Pierre Yermia - contemporary bronze, animal sculpture
By Pierre Yermia
Located in Paris, FR
Bull IV (Taureau IV) by French contemporary artist Pierre Yermia. Bronze sculpture, 70 cm × 61 cm × 20 cm. Signed and numbered. Limited edition of 8 copies and 4 artist's proofs. "Th...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

'Tortoise' Contemporary bronze animal sculpture of a tortoise, glossy finish
By Tobias Martin
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Tortoise' by Tobias Martin is a Solid Bronze Animal Sculpture. Tobias Martin was born in 1972 in Wiltshire, 12 miles from Stonehenge. Influenced by his idyllic rural upbringing, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Sculptures

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Bronze

'Otter in Pursuit' Contemporary Bronze Animal Sculpture Nature & Wildlife
By Richard Smith b.1955
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Otter in Pursuit' is a stunningly elegant Bronze sculpture. Richard Smith conveys so much character in such simple lines, exemplifying a truly wonderful talent. The fantastic richly...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Sculptures

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Bronze

'Arctic Hare' Contemporary Bronze Animal Sculpture of a hare. Patinated White
By Richard Smith
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Arctic Hare' is a stunningly elegant Bronze sculpture. Richard Smith conveys so much character in such simple lines, exemplifying a truly wonderful talent. The fantastic richly deta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

'Rhino & Baby Rhino' Contemporary Bronze Animal Sculpture of African Rhinos
By Tobias Martin
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Rhino and Baby Rhino' by Tobias Martin is a Solid Bronze Animal Sculpture. Tobias Martin was born in 1972 in Wiltshire, 12 miles from Stonehenge. Influenced by his idyllic rural u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

'The Emperor' Contemporary Bronze Animal Sculpture of an Emperor Penguin
By Richard Smith b.1955
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'The Emperor' is a life-size sculpture of the Emperor Penguin, a Bronze so full of character you might not believe it is solid Bronze! Richard Smith conveys so much personality with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Sculptures

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Bronze

Parading - Frans van Straaten, 21st Century Contemporary Bronze Animal Sculpture
By Frans van Straaten
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Frans van Straaten (1963) should be called an artist of balance always searching for harmony between force and movement in combination with space. Because of the wide range in his ar...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Ram - Frans Van Straaten, 21st Century Contemporary Bronze Animal Sculpture
By Frans van Straaten
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Frans van Straaten (1963) should be called an artist of balance always searching for harmony between force and movement in combination with space. Because of the wide range in his ar...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Bronze Animal Sculpture of a Hare 'Jumping Jack' by Tobias Martin
By Tobias Martin
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'Jumping Jack' by Tobias Martin is a Solid Bronze Animal Sculpture. Tobias Martin was born in 1972 in Wiltshire, 12 miles from Stonehenge. Influenced by his idyllic rural upbringin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sculptures

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Bronze

Pair of Contemporary Cast Bronze Mythological Guardian Animal Sculptures
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of contemporary cast bronze mythological guardian animal sculptures in verdigris patina. Attracting our attention with their striking appearance, this pair of bronze sculpture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Patinated Bronze Dolphin Sculpture
By John Jagger
Located in Soquel, CA
Contemporary Patinated Bronze Dolphin Sculpture Elegant patinated cast bronze dolphin sculpture on granite base by renowned sculptor John Jagger (American, d.2013). Artist has etche...
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Late 20th Century American Animal Sculptures

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Granite, Bronze

A Signed Contemporary Bronze Floridian Lobster Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Signed Contemporary Bronze Floridian Lobster Sculpture Period: Late 20th Century Origin: Florida Height: 15" Width: 9.5" Depth: 9.5" Style: American Modern The i...
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1990s American Animal Sculptures

"War Hose" Contemporary Bronze Sculpture by Jenna Gearing
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A contemporary solid bronze sculpture of a War horse in movement by Contemporary artist Jenna Gearing. Rich dark brown patination and fine hand finished detail. Limited edition of 12...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Patinated Bronze Equestrian Sculpture by James Osborne
By James Osborne
Located in London, GB
Contemporary patinated bronze equestrian sculpture by James Osborne. British, 1984 Measures: Horse: Height 140cm, width 175cm, depth 40cm Plinth: Height 50cm, width 127cm, depth 4...
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Late 20th Century English Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Bronze Sculpture of a Trotting Warthog by Jenna Gearing
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A Contemporary bronze sculpture of a trotting Warthog by Artist Jenna Gearing. Rich dark brown patination and fine hand finished detail. Limited edition 2/12. Signed Jenna Gearing to...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Bronze Sculpture Depicting a German Shepherd with Dark Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
A contemporary bronze sculpture depicting a sitting German Shepherd with dark patina. Created with the traditional technique of the lost-wax (à la cire perdue) that allows a great pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary White Bronze Rabbit Sculpture by Robert Kuo, Hand Repoussé
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rabbit sculpture (Left) White bronze Hand repoussé Limited edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorati...
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2010s Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Lost Wax Cast Bronze Alligator Sculpture with Textured Scutes
Located in Yonkers, NY
A contemporary lost wax cast bronze alligator sculpture with textured skin. Created with the traditional technique of the lost-wax (à la cire Perdue) that allows a great precision in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Lost Wax Bronze Sculpture Depicting a Bull with Dark Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
A contemporary bronze sculpture depicting a bull, with dark patina. Created with the traditional technique of the lost-wax (à la cire perdue) that allows a great precision and finess...
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21st Century and Contemporary Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

'Fighting Stags' Limited Edition Contemporary Bronze Sculpture by Jenna Gearing
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A contemporary bronze sculpture of two fighting stags by Artist Jenna Gearing. Rich brown patination and fine hand finished detail. Limited edition 2/12. Signed JG to bronze. Jenn...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Black Patinated Solid Bronze Contemporary Art Deco Inspired Leopard Sculpture
By Pablo Simunovic
Located in Firenze, IT
This contemporary sculpture representing a walking leopard on a rectangular naturalistic base is made of solid burnished black patinated bronze, created by the Argentine-Italian arti...
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2010s Italian Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Modern Bronze Steer Table Sculpture Signed Gordon Hipp Dated 1990s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a gorgeous, bronze table sculpture, of a steer's head, signed by Gordon Hipp, dated 1994. In excellent condition, but the glass stand has chips. The dimensi...
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1990s Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Modern Bronze Bear Table Sculpture Signed Gordon Hipp Dated 1990s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a captivating, bronze table sculpture, of a bear face, signed by Gordon Hipp, dated 1993. In excellent condition, but the glass stand has chips. The dimensi...
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1990s Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Ram's Head Bronze Sculpture Lost Wax Casting Technique Green Patina
By Pablo Simunovic
Located in Firenze, IT
This contemporary solid bronze sculpture of a ram's head is inspired by the art of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece with a reference to neoclassicism. The artist is able to attribute ...
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Dog Sculpture by Jacques Talmar, Contemporary Edition III/IV, Belgium
By J. Talmar
Located in Brussels, BE
Bronze sculpture of a dog by Jacques Talmar, Contemporary Edition III/IV Signed and Dated Belgium.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Rhino Trophy Head Bronze Wall Sculpture with Green Patina Finish
By Pablo Simunovic
Located in Firenze, IT
This contemporary bronze sculpture of rhinoceros head faithfully reproduces – in almost real size - one of the largest mammals in the world. Proud and mighty, this rhino trophy head ...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Penguin Sculpture in Copper and White Bronze by Robert Kuo
By Robert Kuo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Penguin sculpture Black copper White bronze Hand repoussé Limited edition Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief onto sheet metal. The technique i...
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2010s Modern Animal Sculptures

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Copper

Mouflon Contemporary Art by Jose Granell Sculpture
Located in London, GB
This amazing artist made Mouflon is mixed-media created from high quality dyed sheepskin over a foam and wooden sub-frame, high quantity of bronze and brass granules with resin forms...
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Early 2000s British Animal Sculptures

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Brass, Bronze

  • Mouflon Contemporary Art by Jose Granell Sculpture
  • Mouflon Contemporary Art by Jose Granell Sculpture
  • Mouflon Contemporary Art by Jose Granell Sculpture
  • Mouflon Contemporary Art by Jose Granell Sculpture
H 35.44 in. W 15.75 in. D 39.38 in.
Everzwijn Wild Boar Bronze Animal Sculpture Contemporary
By Evert den Hartog
Located in Utrecht, NL
Everzwijn Wild Boar Bronze Animal Sculpture Contemporary Evert den Hartog (born in Groot-Ammers, The Netherlands in 1949) followed his education to be a sculptor at the Rotterdam Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Nature White Whale- contemporary animal bronze sculpture
By Mireia Serra
Located in New York, NY
Mireia Serra's little figurative bronze sculptures capture feelings and sensations of day to day lives. She transforms everyday dilemmas into something beautiful that captures the be...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Bronze, Iron

Per Ardua - contemporary animal horse bronze sculpture
By Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie
Located in London, GB
Working in a variety of scales and mainly to commission, Sara's work captures the spirit and form of people and animals, inspired mostly by everyday life, nature, mythology or circus.
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Rebel Black Whale- contemporary animal bronze sculpture
By Mireia Serra
Located in New York, NY
Mireia Serra's little figurative bronze sculptures capture feelings and sensations of day to day lives. She transforms everyday dilemmas into something beautiful that captures the be...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Iron, Metal, Bronze

Tiger Tiger - contemporary animal tiger bronze sculpture
By Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie
Located in London, GB
Working in a variety of scales and mainly to commission, Sara's work captures the spirit and form of people and animals. Many of them are inspired by mythology, nature or circus.
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Gazelle I, Animal Bronze Sculpture
By Pierre Yermia
Located in Paris, FR
Gazelle I, by French contemporary artist Pierre Yermia. Bronze, 70 cm × 40 cm × 20 cm. Limited edition of 8 + 4 artist’s proofs, each signed and numbered. This bronze sculpture repr...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Baboune (Bronze Animal Sculpture)
By Marine de Soos
Located in Paris, FR
Baboune, by French contemporary artist Marine de Soos. Bronze, 41 cm × 34 cm × 13.5 cm. Edition of 8 + 4 artist's proofs. For each sculpture the artist draws her inspiration from he...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Stier Klein Bull Small Bronze Sculpture Animal Contemporary
By Evert den Hartog
Located in Utrecht, NL
Stier Klein Bull Small Bronze Sculpture Animal Contemporary Evert den Hartog (born in Groot-Ammers, The Netherlands in 1949) followed his education to be a sculptor at the Rotterdam ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

A Mare - Contemporary bronze sculpture, abstract, geometric, animal
By Antoni Janusz Pastwa
Located in Warsaw, PL
ANTONI JANUSZ PASTWA (b. 1944) Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at the Faculty of Sculpture. Obtained his diploma in 1970. Between 1974-1981 he was an assistant at profe...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Maraboe no. 2 Marabou Bird Bronze Sculpture Contemporary Animal
By Evert den Hartog
Located in Utrecht, NL
Maraboe Marabou Bird Bronze Sculpture Contemporary Animal Evert den Hartog (born in Groot-Ammers, The Netherlands in 1949) followed his education to be a sculptor at the Rotterdam Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Ibex, Animal Bronze Sculpture
By Pierre Yermia
Located in Paris, FR
Ibex (2020) is a bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Pierre Yermia. 62 cm × 37 cm × 16 cm. Sculpture signed and numbered, limited edition of 8 + 4 artist’s proofs. The wor...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Ibex, Animal Bronze Sculpture
  • Ibex, Animal Bronze Sculpture
  • Ibex, Animal Bronze Sculpture
  • Ibex, Animal Bronze Sculpture
H 24.41 in. W 14.57 in. D 6.3 in.
Drum Horse - contemporary animal horse drum bronze sculpture
By Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie
Located in London, GB
Working in a variety of scales and mainly to commission, Sara's work captures the spirit and form of people and animals. Many of them are inspired by mythology, nature or circus.
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Ironclad - contemporary rhinoceros animal bronze sculpture on pedestal
By Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie
Located in London, GB
Working in a variety of scales and mainly to commission, Sara's work captures the spirit and form of people and animals. Many of them are inspired by mythology, nature or circus.
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Ocean Blue Color Whale- contemporary animal bronze sculpture
By Mireia Serra
Located in New York, NY
Mireia Serra's little figurative bronze sculptures capture feelings and sensations of day to day lives. She transforms everyday dilemmas into something beautiful that captures the be...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Bronze, Iron

Contemporary Lost Wax Cast Bronze Sea Lion Sculpted Group with Verde Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
A contemporary lost wax cast bronze sea lion group sculpture with verde patina. We have several available, priced and sold $450 each. Created with the traditional technique of the lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Pair of Contemporary Lost Wax Cast Outdoor Sitting Lions with Dark Bronze Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of contemporary cast bronze outdoor lions with dark bronze patina. Created with the traditional technique of the lost-wax (à la cire Perdue) that allows a great precision in t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Kiomba, Animal Bronze Sculpture (Lion)
By Jacques Owczarek
Located in Paris, FR
This lion in bronze by French contemporary artist Jacques Owczarek takes shape through a series of lines, edges and curves. The peculiarity of the artist's interpretation comes to th...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Rooster "French Symbol" by Chésade - Contemporary Animal Bronze Sculpture
By Chésade
Located in Paris, FR
Rooster "French Symbol" is a one-off sculpture by French contemporary sculptor Chésade. Bronze, 90 cm × 70 cm × 20 cm. Chésade's bronze sculptures stand out by their very tactile and...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Fukio, Animal Bronze Sculpture (Fish)
By Jacques Owczarek
Located in Paris, FR
This fish in bronze by French contemporary artist Jacques Owczarek takes shape through a series of lines, edges and curves. The peculiarity of the artist's interpretation comes to th...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Abeekio, Animal Bronze Sculpture (Crab)
By Jacques Owczarek
Located in Paris, FR
This crab in bronze by French contemporary artist Jacques Owczarek takes shape through a series of lines, edges and curves. The peculiarity of the artist's interpretation comes to th...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Small Bull I by Pierre Yermia - Contemporary Animal Sculpture, Bronze
By Pierre Yermia
Located in Paris, FR
Small Bull I (2020), bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Pierre Yermia. 45 cm × 51 cm × 12 cm. This sculpture is signed and numbered. Edition of 8 & 4 A.P. "The bull is th...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Camel by Marine de Soos - Animal Bronze Sculpture, Contemporary
By Marine de Soos
Located in Paris, FR
Bronze sculpture by French contemporary artist Marine de Soos. 56 cm × 75 cm × 17 cm. Limited edition of 8 copies and IV artist’s proofs. Each cast is signed and numbered.
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Hinde Hind Bronze Sculpture Contemporary Nude Woman Animal Mythology
By Erwin Meijer
Located in Utrecht, NL
Hinde Hind Bronze Sculpture Contemporary Nude Woman Animal Mythology The statues of Erwin Meijer are subtle with a recognizable, personal handwriting. They breathe the atmosphere of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Roofvogel no. 2 Bird of Prey Bronze Sculpture Animal Contemporary
By Evert den Hartog
Located in Utrecht, NL
Roofvogel no. 2 Bird of Prey Bronze Sculpture Animal Contemporary Evert den Hartog (born in Groot-Ammers, The Netherlands in 1949) followed his education to be a sculptor at the Rott...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Sacred Ibis (Bronze Animal Sculpture)
By Marine de Soos
Located in Paris, FR
Sacred Ibis, by French contemporary artist Marine de Soos. Bronze, 56 cm × 44 cm × 20 cm. Edition of 8 + 4 artist's proofs. For each sculpture the artist draws her inspiration from ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Rosa - Animal Bronze Sculpture (Horse)
By Marie Louise Sorbac
Located in Paris, FR
Rosa is a bronze sculpture by Marie Louise Sorbac representing a horse, more specifically a mare. Its name is a tribute to French artist Rosa Bonheur. This work of art is part of a s...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Waterman Aquarius Zodiac Bronze Sculpture Contemporary Animals Water Man
By Theo Mackaay
Located in Utrecht, NL
Waterman Aquarius Zodiac Bronze Sculpture Contemporary Animals Water Man Theo Mackaay (1950) Mackaay works with recognizable shape:: women, men and animals, with a pointer at the p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Junior, Bronze Animal Sculpture (Bear)
By Marie Louise Sorbac
Located in Paris, FR
Junior is a sculpture of a bear in bronze by Paris-based artist Marie Louise Sorbac. This work of art is part of the animal bronzes so dear to the sculptor celebrating nature and the...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Xsakioro, Animal Bronze Sculpture (Horse)
By Jacques Owczarek
Located in Paris, FR
This horse in bronze by French contemporary artist Jacques Owczarek takes shape through a series of lines, edges and curves. The peculiarity of the artist's interpretation comes to t...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Gazelle IV, Animal Bronze Sculpture
By Pierre Yermia
Located in Paris, FR
Bronze, 2019. Signed and numbered, limited edition of 8 + 4 artist’s proofs. This sculpture represents a gazelle, a slim and elegant animal which is sometimes associated with feminin...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Macho, Bronze Animal Sculpture, Bull
By Marie Louise Sorbac
Located in Paris, FR
Macho is a sculpture of a bull in bronze by French/Argentinian contemporary artist Marie Louise Sorbac. This work of art is part of the animal bronze series celebrating nature and th...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Patagonia, Animal Bronze Sculpture (Penguin)
By Marie Louise Sorbac
Located in Paris, FR
Patagonia (2017) is a bronze sculpture by Marie Louise Sorbac representing a penguin. 64 cm × 35 cm × 27 cm. Limited edition of 8 copies and 4 artist's proofs. Specific finishes (pa...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

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Contemporary Bronze Animal Sculpture For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact piece of contemporary bronze animal sculpture you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Find Abstract versions now, or shop for Abstract creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of contemporary bronze animal sculpture from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a choice in our collection of contemporary bronze animal sculpture to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gold, blue, black, white and more. Finding an appealing object in our assortment of contemporary bronze animal sculpture — no matter the origin — is easy, but Gillie and Marc Schattner, Jacques Owczarek, Pierre Yermia, Mireia Serra and Marie Louise Sorbac each produced popular versions that are worth a look. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in bronze, metal and iron.

How Much is a Contemporary Bronze Animal Sculpture?

The average selling price for a piece of contemporary bronze animal sculpture we offer is $5,415, while they’re typically $198 on the low end and $135,106 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

The history of sculpture as we know it is believed to have origins in Ancient Greece, while small sculptural carvings are among the most common examples of prehistoric art. In short, sculpture as a fine art has been with us forever. A powerful three-dimensional means of creative expression, sculpture has long been most frequently associated with religion — consider the limestone Great Sphinx in Giza, Egypt — while the tradition of collecting sculpture, which has also been traced back to Greece as well as to China, far precedes the emergence of museums.

Technique and materials in sculpture have changed over time. Stone sculpture, which essentially began as images carved into cave walls, is as old as human civilization itself. The majority of surviving sculpted works from ancient cultures are stone. Traditionally, this material and pottery as well as metalbronze in particular — were among the most common materials associated with this field of visual art. Artists have long sought new ways and materials in order to make sculptures and express their ideas. Material, after all, is the vehicle through which artists express themselves, or at least work out the problems knocking around in their heads. It also allows them to push the boundaries of form, subverting our expectations and upending convention. As an influential sculptor as much as he was a revolutionary painter and printmaker, Pablo Picasso worked with everything from wire to wood to bicycle seats.

If you are a lover of art and antiques or are thinking of bringing a work of sculpture into your home for the first time, there are several details to keep in mind. As with all other works of art, think about what you like. What speaks to you? Visit local galleries and museums. Take in works of public art and art fairs when you can and find out what kind of sculpture you like. When you’ve come to a decision about a specific work, try to find out all you can about the piece, and if you’re not buying from a sculptor directly, work with an art expert to confirm the work’s authenticity.

And when you bring your sculpture home, remember: No matter how big or small your new addition is, it will make a statement in your space. Large- and even medium-sized sculptures can be heavy, so hire some professional art handlers as necessary and find a good place in your home for your piece. Whether you’re installing a towering new figurative sculpture — a colorful character by KAWS or hyperreal work by Carole A. Feuerman, perhaps — or an abstract work by Won Lee, you’ll want the sculpture to be safe from being knocked over. (You’ll find that most sculptures should be displayed at eye level, while some large busts look best from below.)

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