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Pair of Majolica Poodle Onnaing, circa 1900
By Onnaing
Located in The Hills, TX
French petite pair of Majolica poodle unsigned Onnaing, circa 1900. Supposed to be a toy.  
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Folk Art Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Faience

  • Pair of Majolica Poodle Onnaing, circa 1900
  • Pair of Majolica Poodle Onnaing, circa 1900
  • Pair of Majolica Poodle Onnaing, circa 1900
  • Pair of Majolica Poodle Onnaing, circa 1900
H 3.5 in. W 1.8 in. D 2.5 in.
Pair of Ornamental German Silver Fighting Cockerels, circa 1910
Located in London, London
Antique 20th century German solid silver pair of table ornaments representing fighting cockerels, both extremely detailed and ornamental, very naturalistically and well-refined to th...
Category

Early 20th Century German Animal Sculptures

Materials

Silver

Pair of Sommerso Art Glass Birds/Pheasants by Murano Glass Studios
By Murano 5
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice pair of art glass birds / pheasants by Murano glass studios, circa 1970s in a orange / clear Sommerso style glass with gold speckles. The larger bird measures 14.5" high x 11" d...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Sommerso

Pair of Multicoloured Italian Midcentury Ceramic Cats by Roberto Rigon
By Roberto Rigon
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming Italian modern ceramic cat sculptures from the 1960s designed and manufactured by Roberto Rigon, both marked with RR on the underside and in beautiful condition. They have a...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Rare Pair of Vintage Dolby Brass Parrots Animal Sculpture
By Dolbi Cashier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful pair of large brass parrots by Dolbi. 1980s. Rare and very collectible. Newly polished. Smaller parrot: 18" height x 6" diameter.
Category

Vintage 1980s Korean Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Buccellati Silver Animals Elephants Centerpiece Pair
By Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Buccellati silver animals elephants centerpiece pair in sterling silver. Buccellati set of two elephants. Larger elephant measures approximate: 23? in length, 9? in width, 12.5? i...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Silver

Pair of Antique Bronze Figures of Cherubs and Animals
Located in London, GB
Full of humour and narrative detail, this joyous set of two figural sculptures are charmingly cast in bronze to depict young boys playing with animals. One of the figures shows a boy...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Pair of Brass Crane Sculptures
By Maison Jansen
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of brass crane / stork interlocking sculptures. Taller crane is 47.5 and shorter 42".
Category

Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Brass Crane Sculptures
  • Pair of Brass Crane Sculptures
  • Pair of Brass Crane Sculptures
  • Pair of Brass Crane Sculptures
H 47.5 in. W 26 in. D 18 in.
Sculptures "A pair of Lions" Aglomarble
Located in Liverpool, GB
Small in size, but very decorative pendant (left / right) impressive sculptures made of agglomerate marble, depicting a pair of lying, resting lions. Perfectly refined details. C...
Category

2010s Italian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Marble

  • Sculptures "A pair of Lions" Aglomarble
  • Sculptures "A pair of Lions" Aglomarble
  • Sculptures "A pair of Lions" Aglomarble
  • Sculptures "A pair of Lions" Aglomarble
H 7.88 in. W 12.21 in. D 3.94 in.
Pheasant Birds Brass Sculptures, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A pair of vintage brass pheasant birds sculptures or decorative objects, circa 1960s. Measurements: 6.5" H x 15.5" L Vases shown also available, search 1stdibs ID#: LU131426459203...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Pheasant Birds Brass Sculptures, Pair
  • Pheasant Birds Brass Sculptures, Pair
  • Pheasant Birds Brass Sculptures, Pair
  • Pheasant Birds Brass Sculptures, Pair
H 6.5 in. W 15.5 in. D 4 in.
Pair of Antique Northern Thai Carved and Polychrome Mythical Guardian Animals
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of antique Chiang Mai wood mythical guardian animals from Thailand. Carved in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, this pair of mythical guardian animals attracts our attention with...
Category

Antique 19th Century Thai Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Wood

Pair of Brass Seal Sculptures
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Pair of brass seal sculptures that could also be used as bookends.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Brass Seal Sculptures
  • Pair of Brass Seal Sculptures
  • Pair of Brass Seal Sculptures
  • Pair of Brass Seal Sculptures
H 12 in. W 8 in. D 10 in.
ceramic pair of Leopard Sculptures
Located in Antwerp, BE
hand-painted ceramic leopard sculptures, Italy 1970s It's a set of two identical porcelain pieces would fit well in a regency inspired tropical gabriella creeps style interior Check...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

  • ceramic pair of Leopard Sculptures
  • ceramic pair of Leopard Sculptures
  • ceramic pair of Leopard Sculptures
  • ceramic pair of Leopard Sculptures
H 10.63 in. W 29.14 in. D 9.45 in.
Pair of Porcelain Dog Sculptures
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1930s English green porcelain Whippet dogs. Measurements: Height 11" Width 3.75" Depth 8".
Category

Vintage 1930s Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

  • Pair of Porcelain Dog Sculptures
  • Pair of Porcelain Dog Sculptures
  • Pair of Porcelain Dog Sculptures
  • Pair of Porcelain Dog Sculptures
H 11 in. W 3.75 in. D 8 in.
Pair of Modern Bronze Giraffe Sculptures
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Pair of large modernist solid brass with beautiful details and patina giraffe sculptures. Dimensions: H 62 inches, W 9.5 inches, D 33 inches H 33 inches, W 27 inches, D 40 inches.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Modern Bronze Giraffe Sculptures
  • Pair of Modern Bronze Giraffe Sculptures
  • Pair of Modern Bronze Giraffe Sculptures
  • Pair of Modern Bronze Giraffe Sculptures
H 62 in. W 9.5 in. D 33 in.
Pair of "Mushroom" Sculptures by Cenedese
By Cenedese
Located in Milan, IT
Outstanding set of two "mushroom" sculptures manufactured by Cenedese. Heavy transparent Murano glass pieces with pure biomorphic shape. Size refers to the taller piece.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Organic Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Silver Plated Rooster Sculptures
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1940s Spanish silver-plated rooster sculptures on wooden bases. With artist initials on bases. Measurements: Height: 14.5? Width: 25? Depth: 9.75?.
Category

Vintage 1940s Spanish Animal Sculptures

  • Pair of Silver Plated Rooster Sculptures
  • Pair of Silver Plated Rooster Sculptures
  • Pair of Silver Plated Rooster Sculptures
  • Pair of Silver Plated Rooster Sculptures
H 14.5 in. W 25 in. D 9.75 in.
Pair of Mixed Metal Wall Sculptures
Located in New York, NY
Pair of American 1960s mixed metals bird wall sculptures. The body n brass, with copper, with enameled decorations and with different patinated finished. The tails are made with indi...
Category

Vintage 1960s Animal Sculptures

  • Pair of Mixed Metal Wall Sculptures
  • Pair of Mixed Metal Wall Sculptures
  • Pair of Mixed Metal Wall Sculptures
  • Pair of Mixed Metal Wall Sculptures
H 38 in. W 15 in. D 2 in.
Pair of Seguso Murano Glass Sculptures
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Milan, IT
Marvelous pair of Murano glass fishes by Seguso.   
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

  • Pair of Seguso Murano Glass Sculptures
  • Pair of Seguso Murano Glass Sculptures
  • Pair of Seguso Murano Glass Sculptures
  • Pair of Seguso Murano Glass Sculptures
H 7.09 in. W 9.06 in. D 1.97 in.
Pair of Modern Brass Gazelle Sculptures
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Striking pair of Mid-Century stylized brass gazelles with a strong, simplified approach. Set off with semi-precious blue stone eyes and presented on round sculptural bases. Executed ...
Category

20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Pair of Cast Stone Dog Sculptures
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This set of English Regency style cast stone whippets were acquired from a Palm Beach estate and will make the perfect guardians to your home or garden.
Category

Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Revival Animal Sculptures

Materials

Cast Stone

  • Pair of Cast Stone Dog Sculptures
  • Pair of Cast Stone Dog Sculptures
  • Pair of Cast Stone Dog Sculptures
  • Pair of Cast Stone Dog Sculptures
H 16.50 in. W 11 in. D 27.50 in.
Pair of Large Iron Cranes Sculptures
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1940s Italian hammered iron sculptures depicting two cranes. Original finish and patina. Measures: 34″ height.
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Animal Sculptures

19th Century Pair of Pointer Hunting Dogs, 19th Century Animal Bronze
Located in Marseille, FR
19th century pair of pointer hunting dogs animal bronze.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

19th Century Pair of Animalier Sculptures
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th century Black Forest pair of finely hand carved animalier sculptures depicting owls.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century German Animal Sculptures

Materials

Walnut

  • 19th Century Pair of Animalier Sculptures
  • 19th Century Pair of Animalier Sculptures
  • 19th Century Pair of Animalier Sculptures
  • 19th Century Pair of Animalier Sculptures
H 9.25 in. W 5.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Pair of Gilt Bronze Sculptures of Dogs
Located in Rome, IT
Elegant pair of gilt bronze dog sculptures. The item will be well-suited to either an indoor or outdoor setting.
Category

1990s European Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Pair of Gilt Bronze Sculptures of Dogs
  • Pair of Gilt Bronze Sculptures of Dogs
  • Pair of Gilt Bronze Sculptures of Dogs
  • Pair of Gilt Bronze Sculptures of Dogs
H 35.44 in. W 15.75 in. D 21.66 in.
Pair of Elegant Cast Cement Whippet Sculptures
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A striking pair of cast cement whippet dog sculptures with beautiful detail originating from a Pennsylvania estate.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Animal Sculptures

Materials

Cement

Overscale Hollywood Regency Brass Giraffe Sculptures, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Overscale Hollywood Regency brass giraffe sculptures, pair Offered for sale is a very large pair of Hollywood Regency brass giraffe sculptures. The pieces can be situated in vario...
Category

Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Pair of Australian Aboriginal Wood Sculpture Echidna
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of echidna sculpture carved from wood with found branches made by Australian Aboriginal artist Bob Burruwal (Born 1952-). Bob Burruwal is a celebrated Rembarrnga artist, who l...
Category

Early 2000s Australian Folk Art Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Pair of Silvered Brass Lion Sculptures Bookends
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of silvered brass lion sculptures bookends.  
Category

Antique Mid-17th Century Baroque Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Pair of Glazed Terracotta Rampant Lion Sculptures
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A decorative pair of terracotta rampant lions with white glazing, each sitting facing each other with one front foot resting on an oval shield decorated with a fleur-de-lys.  
Category

Early 20th Century French Empire Animal Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Charming Pair of Ceramic Metallic Giraffe Sculptures
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A beautiful pair of ceramic or lustreware giraffes having black backgrounds with gold metallic details. Measures: Smaller giraffe 17 H, 14 W, 6 D.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Horse Sculptures on Custom Stands
Located in Palm Beach, FL
An intriguing pair of polished bronze Asian male and female horse sculptures on custom wood stands. Long a symbol of mindful willpower, this pair inspires tranquillity and strength. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Chinese Chinese Export Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Bernhard Stylized Ceramic Dog Sculptures
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of stylized ceramic dog figures depicting patchwork dogs decorated in an array of florals, geometrics and solid paints including jeweled collars. Both dogs are signed Bernhard. ...
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Lisa Larson Lion Sculptures Gustavsberg
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of large lion ceramic sculptures by Lisa Larson for the Africa Series made by Gustavsberg. This size is the largest of the series. Signed at bottom. Whimsical interpretation a...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Fishes Ceramic Sculpture or Garniture
By Vallauris
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Pair of fishes ceramic sculpture garniture.  
Category

Vintage 1970s French Rococo Revival Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

  • Pair of Fishes Ceramic Sculpture or Garniture
  • Pair of Fishes Ceramic Sculpture or Garniture
  • Pair of Fishes Ceramic Sculpture or Garniture
  • Pair of Fishes Ceramic Sculpture or Garniture
H 16.15 in. W 7.09 in. D 8.27 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Cat Tail Sculptures
Located in Buchanan, MI
Fantastic pair of Mid-Century cat tail sculptures.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Pair of Smiling Ceramic Bulldog Sculptures, 1960s
Located in Den Haag, NL
Pair of Smiling Ceramic Bulldog Sculptures, 1960s
Category

Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Cenedese Murano Glass Pair of Bird Sculptures, 1970s
By Cenedese
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of Murano ducks be Cenedese. Beautiful corroso glass.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Life-Size Bronze Whippet Dog Sculptures
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A great pair of life-size bronze Whippet dog sculptures. Wonderful bronze, and patina is great. Nice detail. One sitting, one lying down. Sold as a pair of 2 23” tall sitting dog. 23...
Category

Late 20th Century American British Colonial Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Large Brass Koi Fish Figural Sculptures
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of large Asian heavy cast brass koi fish sculptors newly mounted on black lacquered wood and metal bases. Each fish is finely crafted and sightly different in size. The bases ar...
Category

Vintage 1950s Asian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large Brass Crane Bird Sculptures, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large brass crane bird sculptures from the 1960s-1970s. This pair of messing bird sculptures, brass bird sculptures or animal art sculptures does have little patina by age what make...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Large Brass Crane Bird Sculptures, 1960s
  • Pair of Large Brass Crane Bird Sculptures, 1960s
  • Pair of Large Brass Crane Bird Sculptures, 1960s
  • Pair of Large Brass Crane Bird Sculptures, 1960s
H 27.56 in. W 8.67 in. D 9.06 in.
Pair of Wild Bears Fishing Salmon Bronze Sculptures
Located in London, GB
This is an interesting pair of bronze sculptures of wild grizzly bears with golden patinated fur fishing for salmon with their paws. They date from the last quarter of the 20th cent...
Category

Vintage 1970s Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Pair of Wild Bears Fishing Salmon Bronze Sculptures
  • Pair of Wild Bears Fishing Salmon Bronze Sculptures
  • Pair of Wild Bears Fishing Salmon Bronze Sculptures
  • Pair of Wild Bears Fishing Salmon Bronze Sculptures
H 29.53 in. W 21.26 in. D 34.26 in.
Pair of Marble Pedestal and Brass Crane Sculptures
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Art Deco inspired solid brass crane sculptures surmounted on dark grey Carrara marble pedestals with brass sabots. One sculpture stands 27.5" tall and the other is 26.5" tall...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Animal Sculptures

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Pair of Stylized Dragonfly Ebonized Wood Wall Sculptures
Located in Chicago, IL
Very well executed carved wood dragonfly ornaments or wall hangings. These would also make very impressive sconces, if wired with the addition of a single socket to the back.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Folk Art Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Companion Pair of Rock Crystal Tiger Sculptures, France
Located in Hollywood, FL
One tiger outstretched and the other in climbing pose, both on a rock work base.
Category

1990s Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Rock Crystal

Pair of Patinated Brass Stork Flying Birds Sculptures
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice pair of patinated brass stork birds sculptures, nice patina circa 1970s can be polished but we are selling them as/is condition.
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Dramatic Pair of Bronze Horse Head Bust Sculptures
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A pair of dramatic hollow cast bronze horse head sculptures on custom iron stands. Measures: Base 7 1/4 square.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pair of 1968 Studio Metal Dancing Bird Sculptures
Located in Garnerville, NY
Finely crafted languid pair of metal bird sculptures signed and dated HTS, 68. Painstakingly and intricately produced. Each stands on a curved metal base. Approximately 14" x 5" x...
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Brass Fish Sculptures by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of unusual fish sculptures by C. Jere, 1981. Polished brass, alabaster bases. Each measures approximately 19" L. and pivots 360 degrees.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Pair of Beautiful Carved Sculpture Lapis and Jade
Located in Milan, Italy
Pair of beautiful carved sculptures in Lapis and green Jade produced in China. Italian private collection.  
Category

20th Century Chinese Animal Sculptures

Materials

Amethyst

Pair of Large Zanetti Glass Seal Sculptures, Murano, Italy
By Licio Zanetti
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Set of two large heavy hand-blown clear Murano glass sculptures by Licio Zanetti In 1956 Zanetti Vetreria Artistica was founded by the Glass Master Oscar Zanetti and his son Licio. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Pair of Italian Silver Plate & Horn Heron Bird Sculptures
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of silver plate & horn Heron bird sculptures.
Category

20th Century Italian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Silver Plate

Pair of Italian Gold Guild Doves Ceramic Sculptures / Figurines
By Alvino Bagni
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful pair of 1970's Italian gold guild ceramic doves, figurines great condition no chips or crack nice patina and finish.
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of Midcentury Lucite Giraffe Sculptures by Abraham Palatnik
By Abraham Palatnik
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of midcentury Lucite giraffe sculptures by Brazilian artist Abraham Palatnik, circa 1960s. Palatnik was a Pioneer in the "Kinetic and Op Art movements". The pieces are solid mol...
Category

Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Lucite

Adorable Pair of Squirrel Sculptures with Beautiful Verdigris Patina
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Enchanting pair of cast iron squirrel tabletop sculptures in a striking shade of turquoise.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Animal Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Pair of Cat Ceramic Sculpture by Karel Dupont, Belgium
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of cat ceramic sculpture by Karel Dupont, Belgium.
Category

Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Patinated Figurative Bronze Sculptures by Frederic Weinberg
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of simple and elegant figurative patinated bronze sculptures by Frederic Weinberg, circa 1950s. The Minimalist and modern complementing figures have a wonderful vintage patina a...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Bronze Game Bird Sculptures by Jules Moigniez
By Jules Moigniez
Located in London, GB
Each bird in this pair is a partridge—the ubiquitous European game bird. The partridges are cast from bronze and are finished with a beautiful, polychrome patina. Each partridge in t...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze, Bronze

Pair of Beautiful Carved Sculpture Jasper and Green Jade
Located in Milan, Italy
Pair of beautiful carved sculptures in jasper and green Jade produced in China. Italian private collection.    
Category

20th Century Chinese Animal Sculptures

Materials

Jade

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Pair Animal Sculpture For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of pair animal sculpture for your home. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, ceramic and stone. If you’re shopping for an item from our selection of pair animal sculpture, we have 1704 options in-stock, while there are 12 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the choice in our collection of pair animal sculpture you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of pair animal sculpture made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Hollywood Regency — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made option in this array of pair animal sculpture over the years, but those crafted by Staffordshire, Abraham Palatnik and Meissen Porcelain are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Pair Animal Sculpture?

The average selling price for a piece of pair animal sculpture at 1stDibs is $2,230, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $295,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Animal Sculptures for You

Invite the untamed wonders of the animal kingdom into your home — and do so safely — with the antique, new and vintage animal sculptures available on 1stDibs.

Artists working in every medium from furniture design to jewelry to painting have found inspiration in wild animals over the years. For sculptors, three-dimensional animal renderings — both realistic and symbolic — crisscross history and continents. In as early as 210 B.C., intricately detailed terracotta horses guarded early Chinese tombs, while North America’s native Inuit tribes living in the ice-covered Arctic during the 1800’s wore small animal figurines carved from walrus ivory. Indeed, animal sculpture has a long history, and beginning in the 19th century, the art form started becoming not only fashionable but artistically validated — a trend that continues today. At home, animal sculptures — polished bronze rhinos crafted in the Art Deco style or ceramic dogs of the mid-century modern era — can introduce both playfulness and drama to your decor.

In the case of the frosted glass sculptures crafted by artisans at legendary French glassmaker Lalique, founded by jeweler and glass artist René Lalique, some animal sculptures are purely decorative. With their meticulously groomed horse manes and detailed contours of their parakeet feathers, these creatures want to be proudly displayed. Adding animal sculptures to your bookcases can draw attention to your covetable collection of vintage monographs, while side tables and wall shelving also make great habitats for these ornamental animal figurines.

Some sculptures, however, can find suitable nests in just about any corner of your space. Whimsical brass flamingos or the violent, realist bronze lions created by Parisian sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye are provocative and versatile pieces that can rest on windowsills or your desk. Otherwise, the brass cat shoehorns and bronze porcupine ashtrays designed by Viennese artist Walter Bosse are no longer roaming aimlessly throughout your living room, as they’ve found a purpose to serve.

Embark on your safari today and find a fascinating collection of vintage, modern and antique animal sculptures on 1stDibs.