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Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
English Traditional Cast Iron Dog Door Stops or Bookends - A Pair
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A pair of cast iron door stops or bookends. Created from heavy cast iron, this set of collies is hand-painted in black, white, green, and gold. Each piece is identical and features a...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Pair of Early 19th Century Italian Giltwood Eagle Wall Brackets
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of early carved and giltwood Italian eagle wall brackets. Realistically carved wooden eagles with original bracket shelves. Mostly original gilding, minor restorations. Good lar...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Giltwood

Bronze Sculpture of a Child Holding an Unruly Rooster
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Large and very well detailed bronze of a child bawling while struggling to hold a rooster, standing on a square base. Very well made with great verdigris patina. Suitable for outdoor...
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20th Century Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Monumental Large Neo Classical Gilt Bronze Oil Lamp and 12 Candle Chandelier
Located in Lisse, NL
Large and amazing work museum quality of lighting Art. The first owner of this incredible piece of lighting art must have been one of the wealthiest people in town, because this qua...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Mid-Century Italian Carved Pine Spaniel Dog Figurine / Sculpture
Located in Kennesaw, GA
The holidays are upon us! This is a fun carved pine seated Spaniel dog. The piece is believed to be Italian and is in very good condition. It is unmarked.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Pine

Pair of Bronze LIONS Maitland Smith
Located in Sarasota, FL
This Pair of Monumental Vintage Maitland Smith BRONZE overlayed in dark brown enamel have been cast in the traditional way. They are in a resting position with solemn expressions. Th...
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1960s American Vintage Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Neoclassical Panther Sculpture
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Neoclassical panther sculpture Material: Pewter and marble base (alpe green) Origin Germany Circa 1900 Perfect condition natural wear No visible signature.
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Early 1900s German Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Pewter

19th Century French Silver Patinated Bronze Borzoi
Located in Miami, FL
A 19th century French silver patinated bronze borzoi on a cream marble base. A beautiful depiction of this sleek handsome dog. In very good condition with slight wear to the patina. ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Marble High Relief "Horse Head"
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine Carrara marble high relief depicting a classical Greek horse. Dimensions: D 4" W 26.5" H 17.5"   CW3811.
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Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

Antique bronze sculpture of a vulture on a sphinx by Cain, France 1851.
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique bronze sculpture of a vulture on a sphinx by August Nicolas Cain. Modelled for an exhibition in France in 1851. This model is illustrated in Bronzes, sculptors and founders ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Contemporary Ram's Head Bronze Sculpture Lost Wax Casting Technique Green Patina
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

Old Paris Polychromed Biscuit Porcelain Model of Seated Draped Armorial Whippet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Old Paris Polychromed Biscuit Porcelain Model of Seated Draped Armorial Whippet / Greyhound France, Circa 1880 Realistically modeled figure of a seated Whippet/ Greyhound, draped w...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

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...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

20Th c Signed Bronze Bald Eagle Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
20Thc hand made bronze sculpture of a bald eagle in fine as found condition.This is so well constructed and very heavy.
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1930s American Vintage Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Neoclassic French Heavy Solid Bronze Lion
Located in Miami, FL
Neoclassic French large and very heavy solid bronze lion on a marble base. No markings. Very detailed and lovely made.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

French Neoclassical Bronze Of Androcles and the Lion
Located in Rochester, NY
Large French Neoclassical sculpture of Androcles and the Lion. Exceptional quality casting and patina. Mid 19th century. The runaway slave Androcles became friends with a wounded li...
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19th Century Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Bronze

Italian Marble Furietti Centaurs
Located in New Orleans, LA
These remarkable Italian marble objets d'art are based on two of the most famous classical sculptures ever found, the Furietti Centaurs. These Roman marble centaurs were excavated to...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble

George III Blue John Panther
Located in New Orleans, LA
One of the only known sculptures rendered in Blue John to exist in the world, this extraordinary George III panther exemplifies Georgian sophistication. Georgian — and later Regency ...
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18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Siena Marble

Jacques Adnet Style Bronze Horse Sconce Wall Lamp French Neoclassical
Located in Miami, FL
Jacques Adnet style neoclassical bronze horse head sconce, wall light, lamp with form fit original shade. In perfect working condition and takes 2 light bulb max. 40 watts, or LED b...
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Brass, Bronze

Vintage Patinated Bronze Sculpture 'American Bald Eagle Upon Landing'
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage patinated bronze sculpture 'American Bald Eagle Upon Landing' USA, Circa 1960s Of large scale, realistically cast and modeled of a landing American bald eagle with spread...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Silvered Lion Sculpture, France, Early 20th Century
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
An early 20th century Silverplated Lion. This particular example very well modelled. Mounted over a Portoro Italian marble base. Perfect size to decorate a desk. France, circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Metal

Italian 19th Century Life Size Marble Group "Hebe and Eagle" by Aristide Fontana
By Aristide Fontana 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine Italian 19th century Carrara marble life-size marble sculpture of "Hebe and The Eagle"; depicting a young maiden seated on a rocky outcrop holding an urn over her shoulde...
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

Pair of 19th Century Italian Giltwood Bat Wall Brackets
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of rare 19th century Italian carved and gilt wood bat form wall brackets. Original gilding. As found. Rare and wonderful. Neoclassical and Gothic, in time for Halloween.
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19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Giltwood

Brown Ceramic Horse Head Bookend in Brown and Black
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A large ceramic hand-painted horse head. This piece would be great in a nursery or for equestrians. Created from ceramic, this piece depicts the bust of a horse hand painted in brown...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Paint

English Traditional King Charles Spaniel Porcelain Dog in Black White and Gold
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A porcelain King Charles Spaniel ceramic dog in black, white, and gold. A timeless piece spotted on the mantles and bookshelves of collectors across the globe. This piece depicts a s...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Paint

Horse Weathervane with Gilt Surface on Display Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
A trotting horse weathervane likely modeled after "Ethan Allen" with its original mount and displayed on a custom stand in a slightly upslope manner. The horse with full molded coppe...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Copper

20th C Original Painted Hubley Boston Terrier Doorstop
By Hubbly
Located in Los Angeles, CA
20th C original painted Hubley Boston Terrier doorstop.
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20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Antique Iron Bulldog Dog Children's Piggy Money Bank Painted in Brown, 1920s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
An antique cast iron bulldog piggy bank. Created in the 1920s, this piece is painted in brown and cream. And would make a fabulous addition to a nursery or child's room. A slot is lo...
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Antique Ceramic Seated Schnauzer Terrier Dog in Brown and White
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A seated ceramic terrier in brown, black, and white. This small statue will be adorable in a nursery or in a library. We suggest placing it on a bookshelf, or perhaps a side table. ...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Paint

Pair of Antique Italian Earthenware Lions
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Antique Italian true pair of lions crafted in terra cotta, decorated, glazed and forever in repose.
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Earthenware

Carrara Marble Sculpture "Ariadne on the Panther" Signed A. Frilli, Firenze
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Carrara marble sculpture "Ariadne on the Panther" signed A. Frilli, Firenze, Italy, circa 1890. Dimensions green marble pedestal: 114 cm.
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

Running Horse Weathervane on Display Stand
By L. W. Cushing & Sons
Located in Atlanta, GA
A weathervane in the form of a running horse, that was likely modeled after "Dexter" circa late 19th century on a custom display stand. The full body molded horse has a gilt surface ...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Copper

P. J. Mene Bronze Sculpture of Horse. France 19th C
Located in Norwalk, CT
Pierre-Jules Mêne (1810-1879) was a French sculptor known for animal sculptures. This work of a walking stallion has exceptional quality of casting and patina. It also features the c...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

"Tuant un Sanglier" After Alfred Barye (French, 1839–1882) Bronze, c. 1900
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
After Alfred Barye (FRENCH, 1839–1882) bronze lion sculpture, "Lion - Tuant un Sanglier," a male lion standing over his prey, a wild boar; signed on base on right side, raised on a c...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Cast Bronze Lions, Italy, Late 19th Century
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of cast bronze lions, France, late 19th century.
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Pair of Lions. Bow Porcelain C1750
Located in Melbourne, AU
An attractive pair of lions, in the white; possibly based on a Chinese original.
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

19th Century French Marble Sculpture by Falguiere
Located in London, GB
This fine sculpture is carved entirely in sumptuous white marble. The sculpture is titled 'La Femme au Paon' and is created by Alexandre Falguiere (French, 1831-1900). The original m...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble

19th Century French Bronze Animal Sculptures
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of finely chaste bronze and dore bronze of dog and cat. Very life like.
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Boston Terrier Doorstop
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Boston Terrier doorstop in all original paint.
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20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
Located in Katonah, NY
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Ferocious! I don't think so. This is a fine and rare pair of creamware lions, each resting on a tall base decorated with swags of dark blue "curtains" with yellow t...
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Creamware

French 19th Century Bronze Stallion Sculpture on Marble Base, Signed P.J. Mêne
Located in New York, NY
This stunning stylized bronze stallion sculpture was realized in France by the renowned sculptor Pierre-Jules Mêne (1810-1879) in the mid 19th Century. It offers a galloping horse wi...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Black Metal Cast Iron Pheasant Bird Figurines, a Pair
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Pair of large cast-iron metal pheasant birds in black. Each figure is identical and features a pheasant with its long tail, textured to resemble feathers. This would be a wonderful p...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Iron

Bronze Ducks, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
20th C bronze ducks - pair.
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20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Iron, Bronze

Bronze Sculpture of a Conquered Bucking Horse
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a rare and very well done bronze sculpture depicting a cowboy who is standing in the soil and has finally conquered a bucking horse in a rodeo. The clothes of the bronze cowb...
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20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Pair of Sleeping Lion Sculptures by Canova, Faux Marble Lacquered Wood from 1790
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of sculptures depicting sleeping lions. The model is an invention of Canova. Legend says that in 1767 Canova at the age of 10 made a lion with butter for a cake, it was a wing...
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Pair of Italian Life-Sized Carved Limestone Lion Statues
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic pair of Italian, life-sized, carved-limestone, lion statues. Monumental works in the neoclassical style with masterful, expressive detail throughout: thick, flowing manes...
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1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Limestone

Antique Carved Wood Lion’s Head from a Manhattan Bar, ca. 1880s-1890s
Located in New York, NY
Dimension: Height: 14 inches Width: 13 inches Depth: 12 inches. About the object: This elaborately carved wood lion's head was an integral decorative piece of a bar counter ...
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1880s American Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Large Heavy Rectangular Carved Marble Relief of the Agnus Dei 'Lamb of God'
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a large heavy rectangular shaped carved marble relief of the Agnus Dei. It depicts a lamb with curly hair seated over a Bible and bearing a cross. This one also has a banner ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble

Pair of 19th Century Russian Ormolu and Baccarat Cut Crystal Swan Centerpieces
Located in Essex, MA
Magnificent pair of Russian Ormolu and Baccarat crystal centerpieces. The removable Baccarat Tazzas with engraved in deeply cut laurel wreath motif sit atop an ormolu sculpture of th...
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Late 19th Century Russian Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Crystal, Ormolu

Cast Iron Horse Doorstop Signed Hunter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cast iron horse doorstop Signed Hunter. Copyright 1949. VA Metal Crafters, Waynesboro, VA.
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20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Austrian Bronze Dog 'ashtray and phosphor'
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Austrian bronze dog (ashtray and phosphor) Artist: F. Gornik sealed at its base circa 1900 perfect condition.
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Early 1900s French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Snell Johnson "NV Pingo" Bronze Horse Bust
Located in New York, NY
Snell Johnson (American, 1929-2001) bronze horse bust sculpture of NV Pingo mounted on an ovoid wooden base, titled, signed, numbered and marked "S-1 / 11/50" to bottom. 9.25" H x 12...
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20th Century Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Monumental Antique Roman Bronze Works Gilt American Bald Eagle Sculpture Statue
Located in Dayton, OH
Museum quality antique solid bronze 70lb sculpture by Roman Bronze Works of an eagle seated on the base with wings outstretched. Roman Bronze Works, now operated as Roman Bronze Stud...
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Cast Iron Bulldog Piggy Money Bank Painted in Brown, 1920s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
An antique cast iron bulldog piggy bank. Created in the 1920s, this piece is painted in brown and cream. And would make a fabulous addition to a nursery or child's room. A slot is lo...
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Aged Bronze Bucking Broncos
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mid century Bucking Bronco horse figures with articulating back leg.
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Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

1950 Pair of Statuary White Marble Sphinxes
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of winged sphinxes, heads of monkeys, bodies of female dragons, adorned with a wreath of flowers, white statuary marble, condition of use, old restorations, circa 1950, weight o...
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1950s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Marble

Hunter and Deer Sculpture
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hunter and deer sculpture materials pewter electro plated and marble Origin Germany, circa 1900 perfect condition.
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Early 1900s German Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Pewter

French Terracotta Lion's Head on Custom Iron Stand
Located in Pembroke, MA
This French terracotta lion's mask was originally an element of a 19th century fountain with water jetting from its mouth. This garden piece is now mounted on a custom iron, making i...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Aristide Fontana animal sculptures for sale on 1stDibs

Animal sculptures by Aristide Fontana are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of stone and designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our collection of animal sculptures by Aristide Fontana, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original animal sculptures by Aristide Fontana were created in italy during the 19th century in the Neoclassical style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider animal sculptures by and . Prices for Aristide Fontana animal sculptures can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $127,500 and tops out at $127,500, while pieces like these can sell for $127,500 on average.

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