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Rococo Animal Sculptures

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
Pair of Continental Carved Wood Monkeys with Tambourine
Located in Bradenton, FL
Mirror image pair of naturalistically carved figures of a seated monkey's wearing a carved giltwood cloak and turban, perched on a rocky plinth, with his hand out holding a tambourin...
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Late 19th Century Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Pair of Antique Italian Parcel Gilt Carved Wood Whippets with Urns
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Handsome pair of antique Italian whippets or dogs carved from hardwood paint decorated and parcel gilt depicting the pair seated on pillows while balancing urns on their heads.
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Early 20th Century Italian Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Hardwood, Paint

Gilded Angel Wing on Stand
Located in Sheffield, MA
Impressive distressed gold leaf angel wing mounted on iron stand makes a wonderful sculpture decoration. Rococo style.  
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20th Century Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Synthetic

Peacock Candle Holder by Jacob Petit
Located in New Orleans, LA
This candle holder by renowned porcelain manufacturer Jacob Petit is extravagantly designed in the form of a majestic peacock. Petit owned one of the most important and well-known po...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Three Antique French Gravy Boats White and Gold Swans Made Circa 1860
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this set of three white and gold porcelain gravy boats in the shape of swans. They were made in the 19th century by the French factory of Samson with faux Dag...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Pair Delft Cows 18th Century Made De Porceleyne Lampetkan Netherlands Circa 1785
Located in Katonah, NY
This beautiful pair of cows was made around 1785 in the city of Delft. Since the late seventeenth century, Dutch Delft cows have adorned mantelpieces, furniture, and window sills. ...
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Late 18th Century Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

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20th-C, Hand Painted Tropical Parrot Candlesticks Wrapped in Bronze Branches, P
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a lovely pair of hand painted parrot candleholders. The birds are wrapped in bronze branches, and they rest on rococo style bases. They are unmarked.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Rococo Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Italian Gold Plated Vermeil Pheasant Couple Figures, a Pair
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A grand pair of large gold-plated vermeil pheasant figurines. This set includes two bird statues or figurines, one female and one male. Each fowl is bronze and covered in gold plate ...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Gold Plate

Dry-Edged Figure of a Ewe, Derby Porcelain Works, circa 1752
Located in Melbourne, AU
Derby was able to produce exceptional work, and these vases are a brilliant example of what they were capable of, when making for the top of the market. The body, the modeling, and t...
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

18th Century Rococo German Painted and Gilt Wine Cooler in the Form of a Swan
Located in Troy, NY
Extraordinary wine-cooler in the form of a beautifully sculpted, gilt and polychromed Swan of impressive stature, makes certainly the conversation-piece of the party. The white paint...
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18th Century German Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Tin

Antique Meissen Swan Figurine Model No. 2213
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine swan figurine. Modeled with an erect head and wings outstretched on a naturalistic plinth. A wonderful piece of Meissen! Date: Late 19th or Early 20th Century ...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Fine Pair of Meissen Porcelain Models of Eagles Resting on Branches
Located in New York, NY
A fine pair of Early 20th Century Meissen Porcelain models of eagles naturalistically resting on branches. Each Eagle can be seen with their wings spread wide out and their beaks ope...
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20th Century German Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Bronze Sculpture of Putti on Tortoise
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a charming figural sculpture of a Putti with trident riding on a tortoise. To the ancient Greeks and Romans, the tortoise was a symbol of love and fertility; the tortoise was...
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20th Century French Rococo Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Pair of 18th Century Italian Water-Gilt Fragment Horse Head Sculptures
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Pair of 18th century Italian gold-leaf fragment horse head sculptures. The pair is made of 18th century Italian water-gilt fragments mounted on scroll wood bases. The fragments come...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Antique Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Dachshund Dog
Located in New York, NY
An Antique Meissen Porcelain figure of a Dachshund dog, with double blue crossed swords mark under-glaze. This is a very well portrayed Dachshund dog figure with beautifully hand pai...
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1930s German Vintage Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

18th Century Faience Puppy Made in Brussels circa 1760
Located in Katonah, NY
WHY WE LOVE IT: His attitude! We are pleased to offer this excellent 18th-century Brussels faience figure of a puppy naturalistically modeled, painted with floppy ears, bulging eyes...
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Mid-18th Century Belgian Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Faience

Charming Italian 19th Century Carved Marble Group "Playful Putti with Goat"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and charming Italian 19th century carved Carrara Marble Group "Playful Putti with Goat" depicting two young children, one riding the goat whose two front legs are in the ...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Carrara Marble

Fine Vintage Samson Porcelain Bolognese or Bichon Dog Figurine
By Samson & Cie, J.J. Kaendler
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Samson porcelain model of a Bolognese dog. Modeled after the figurines that Kaendler designed for Meissen in 18th century. A classic form that is always in style! The...
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20th Century French Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Meissen Group of Three Dogs Model 2104, Johann Joachim Kaendler circa 1830-1840
Located in Vienna, AT
MEISSEN MOST LOVELY ANIMAL FIGURINES: GROUP OF THREE DOGS Stunningly painted in most lifelike manner (the dogs are painted in dark and bright brown as well as red brown and white...
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1830s German Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Rare Pair of Vintage Dolby Brass Parrots Animal Sculpture
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.
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1980s Korean Vintage Rococo Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Fine Meissen Porcelain Figure of a Rabbit after a Model by J. J. Kandler
Located in New York, NY
A fine Meissen Porcelain rabbit figure, after a model by J.J. Kandler; with blue double-crossed swords underglaze mark including a blue dot between swords, Indicative of the Pfeiffer...
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1920s German Vintage Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Pair Italian Carved Giltwood Grotto Sea Creatures
Located in Stamford, CT
Unusual pair of carved gilt wood dragons or sea creatures on black lacquer stands. These wonderful carvings are Venetian Grotto 'Fantasy Furniture' architectural elements were possib...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Pair of Meissen Porcelain Figures of Parrots Standing on Branches W/ Cherries
Located in New York, NY
A Magnificent and large pair of antique meissen porcelain figures of colorful parrots, each standing on a tree branch with cherries and beautiful foliage after a model by J. J. Kandl...
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1870s German Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Meissen Model of a Crouching Kitten, German, Modeled by Otto Jarl, 1903
Located in New York, NY
A model of a crouching kitten by Meissen, German, Modeled by Otto Jarl, 1903. The kitten is shown to have pinkish eyes with a pinkish nose and a blue bow. These delicate touches of c...
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1910s German Vintage Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Unusual 19th Century Meissen Figure of a Camel after a Model by J. J. Kandler
Located in New York, NY
A unusual 19th century Meissen figure of a camel with blue under-glaze double crossed swords mark, after J.J. Kandler. Naturalistically modeled above a rocky outcrop on a scroll-mol...
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1850s German Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Magical Carved Stone Monkey Band from the Palm Springs Estate of Jack Warner
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Fanciful set of four carved stone monkey musicians we believe to be perhaps Lava stone. Each on a carved stone plinth. Flute, cymbals, drum and lute are the included musicians. Measu...
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1960s Canadian Vintage Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Stone

Large Dresden Porcelain Pug Dog Mother and Puppy Figurine or Model
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A wonderful Dresden porcelain figurine of a mother pug and her puppy. The figurine is modeled after the 18th century Meissen figurine by Johannes Kaendler with the puppy nestled s...
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20th Century German Rococo Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of George III Giltwood Wall Brackets
Located in Essex, MA
Each with rocaille galleried shelf over a pair of phoenix birds over trailing icicles and C-scrolls.
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1860s British Antique Rococo Animal Sculptures

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