Sculpture, Carvings & Other

Browse our stock of antique sculpture and carvings including a wide range of busts, stone sculpture, plaques and key stones in a range of materials like stone, wood, cast iron and terracotta.

  • Stock: 14980

    A Neoclassical style marble plaque in pure white Statuary Marble finely carved with a central urn surrounded by scrolling foliage and ribboned descending grape vines. English, mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    18 78"
    48 cms
    8 18"
    20.7 cms
    1 18"
    2.8 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14977

    A Statuary Marble classically styled delightful antique plaque of generous proportions carved with a central shell cartouche flanked by a sunflower and rose and surrounded with an abundance of small flowers, wheat ears and ribboned bellflowers. English.
    19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    39 1316"
    101 cms
    10 1316"
    27.5 cms
    1 58"
    4 cms

    Listed Price: £6,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14868

    A monumental Regency stoneware urn, in the manner of the antique. This magnificent urn recalls the form of an Ancient Greek krater - a large vessel for mixing wine. The entire urn is dedicated to the God of Wine Bacchus (Dionysus), with a band of fruiting vines to the neck, underneath which is high-relief frieze depicting a Bacchic procession or thiasus, with revellers carrying cups of wine, bunches of grapes and the other trappings of a hedonistic feast. The serpents fashioned into handles are characteristic of Bacchic iconography and they are often associated with Bacchus, as Maenads - female followers of the God - wore snakes in their hair.

    This urn is unlike any other we have come across, but echoes the popularity of themes from classical antiquity, made even more popular by the phenomenon of the Grand Tour. The great engraver and antiquarian Giovanni Battista Piranesi even produced an engraved volume solely dedicated to the designs of urns in the antique style. He then manufactured urns in his Italian workshops. In England, the famous manufacturer Elizabeth Coade and designers such as Thomas Hope also produced urns in the antique manner for an eager public.

    The urn is made from a weather impervious stoneware, similar to the famous Coade stone.
    English c.1820.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 78"
    76 cms
    57 78"
    147 cms
    32 1116"
    83 cms
    Base 18 12"
    47 cms

    Listed Price: £24,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8449

    A pair of Baroque models of angels kneeling at prayer cast in plaster.
    French late 18th century.

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    width height depth
    left figure 16 14"
    41.3 cms
    27 12"
    69.8 cms
    9 12"
    24.1 cms
    right figure 16 1116"
    42.5 cms
    27 12"
    69.8 cms

    Listed Price: £5,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 4226

    A tall 18th century finely carved wood and polychrome figure of the Bohemian saint St. John Nepomuk(1345-1393). He was purportedly the confessor to the Queen of Bohemia and at the request of King Wenceslaus(1361-1419), King of the Romans and Bohemia, was drowned in the Vltava River in Prague for refusing to divulge the secrets of the confessional. Nepomuk is also believed to be the protector against floods and troubled waters and is considered a patron saint of bridges.
    Bohemian, early 17th century but could possibly be earlier. (a/f)

    Notes: Not the "Good King Wenceslaus"(907-935) of legend who is sung about in the carol of the same name whose life was based on the life of the historical Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia or Svatý Václav in Czech.

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    width height depth
    19 1316"
    50.2 cms
    64"
    162.6 cms
    11"
    27.9 cms

    Listed Price: £8,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10307

    A Regency statuary marble tablet representing the marriage of Cupid and Psyche. The couple is veiled and Cupid holds a dove whilst they are accompanied by three putti, holding a torch, a basket of fruit and a stool for their wedding ceremony. This is based on the onyx cameo made by Tryphon during the Roman Late Republican or Early Imperial Period (50–25 B.C.). This cameo once belonged to Peter Paul Rubens and was inventoried in both the collection of the Duke of Arundel and the Duke of Malborough in the 18th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    20 12"
    52 cms
    8 78"
    22.6 cms
    1 38"
    3.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,950 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7546

    'The Choice of Heracles'. A carved Statuary Marble chimneypiece tablet or plaque depicting the Greek hero Heracles (Roman Hercules) at the moment in which he was offered to choose an easy peaceful life or a turbulent glorious life by the two allegorical figures Vice and Virtue. He chose the latter.
    English, late 18th early.

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    Width Height Depth
    18 18"
    46 cms
    8 78"
    22.6 cms
    1 38"
    3.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7098

    A French Faience ceramic plaque of a woman in the style of Honore Daumier (1808-1879) represented in the Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
    French late 19th century

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    Width Height Depth
    15"
    38.1 cms
    18"
    45.7 cms
    2 12"
    6.4 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14442

    An antique Italian carved Alabaster figure of a young bather standing on a rusticated base of rocks, lapped by waves, and resting on a circular moulded plinth. Some minor scuffs and scratches.
    Italian, late 19th century.

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    width height
    24 38"
    62 cms

    Listed Price: £7,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14105

    A fine neoclassical style antique bronze figure of a muse holding a lyre in one hand and a small musical scroll in the other, standing on a break bowfront base signed with the name Magnan Paris 1867. French late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    9 38"
    24 cms
    22"
    56 cms
    7 18"
    18 cms

    Listed Price: £2,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13872

    A 19th century patinated bronze of Leonardo da Vinci, the 15th century Italian Renaissance inventor, painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, astronomer and so on - a polymath of his time. He is depicted seated on a stool studying a collection of sea creatures, a crab, an eel, a lobster and fish, displayed on a platter held in his hand. Italian, possibly French, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    9 38"
    24 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms
    8 14"
    21 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14387

    A 20th century bronze of a beautiful young gypsy maiden with a tambourine after the model by Claudius Marioton (1844-1919). The name Marioton and the number 126 are enscribed on the back. The original would have been made in Paris at the art foundry - Fondeur, Siot-Decauville active in the 19th and early 20th century and whose workshops and stores were in Villehardouin Street, Paris. French early to mid 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    5 12"
    14 cms
    17 14"
    44 cms
    5 78"
    15 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14383

    An antique carved beech wood plaque depicting the Coat of Arms of the City of Manchester which was granted to the City in 1842. The City's motto is inscribed on the plaque and reads "Concilio et Labore" which loosely translated means "Wisdom and Effort".

    The Coat of Arms depicts the Heraldic Antelope with its chain, a symbol of peace and harmony, extreme courage and discipline also representing the engineering industries; and the Heraldic Lion a symbol of bravery and strength, his crown, a castle is a reference to the ancient Roman fort of Castlefield. Each wears the Red Rose of Lancaster on their shoulders. They flank a central cabuchon depicting a ship representing the trading relationships of Manchester, and a globe covered in bees which in heraldic terms is a symbol of efficient industry. To this day the bee is often used as a shorthand emblem of Manchester.

    English late 19th century.

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    width height
    28 1116"
    73 cms
    11 14"
    28.8 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13871

    A patinated antique bronze of Lorenzo de Medici, the 15th century Italian Statesman and the powerful ruler of the Florentine Republic. He was well known for his patronage of Renaissance scholarship. poetry and art most notably that of Botticello and Michaelangelo. He is depicted deep in thought, this figure is deserving of its nickname "Pensieroso" or "The thoughtful one" and is after the original by Michelangelo on the tomb of Lorenzo de Medici in the Chapel of San Lorenzo in Florence. Italian, possibly French late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    6 1116"
    17 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13747

    A Coalbrookdale lamp stand modelled as an allegory of Europe, from a series of four cast-iron standards representing the continents. This series was designed by the celebrated British sculptor John Bell in the 1860s.

    It was Francis Darby's interest in the possibilities of statue casting that led to the foundry’s partnership with Bell, who allowed the foundry to take a mold from his celebrated statue, The Eagle Slayer. Once they had successfully completed this task, Bell went on to design a number of fine cast items for them, including pieces for the Great Exhibition and the Paris Exposition.

    John Bell (1811–1895) was a British sculptor perhaps most famous for his statue, The Eagle Slayer.

    English, c.1860

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    Base diameter Height
    13"
    33 cms
    58 14"
    148 cms

    Listed Price: £5,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13742

    A grand and finely modelled life size bronze figure of a prowling tiger.
    Powerful and Regal.
    Probably 20th Century Japanese.

    Weight: 90kg

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    length height
    77 316"
    196 cms
    26 58"
    67.5 cms

    Listed Price: £6,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7478

    A most attractive patinated bronzed cast-iron Baroque style figure of a small girl reminiscent of the illustration by Emile Bayard of the child Cosette from Victor Hugo's " Les Miserables". It was almost certainly made by the Coalbrookdale Foundry. There are holes in the base which point to it once being part of a larger piece and the figure of the girl is identical to the one depicted in the fourth image below of a Coalbrookdale fountain base which sold at Sothebys Billingshurst on 26th May 1987.

    English, the Diamond Foundry mark on the base indicates1854 image five attached below.

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    width height depth
    13"
    33 cms
    33"
    83.8 cms
    9"
    22.9 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8273

    An interesting pair of Japanese street entertainers in spelter. One has its forearm missing, the other some fingertips. They would originally have supported acrobatic children as part of their act. Copies from the much earlier bronze originals
    Japanese 19th century

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    Width Height
    15 38"
    39 cms
    30 14"
    77 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7358

    A plaster bust of Zachariah probably cast in the late 19th century from the original monumental 'Well of Moses' sculpture by the Dutch artisan Claus Sluter ( 1395 - 1405 ) for the Carthusian monastery of Chartreuse de Champmol built as a burial site by the Burgundian Duke Philip the Bold just outside the Burgundian capital of Dijon, now in France. See image below.
    French late 19th century

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    width height depth
    25"
    63.5 cms
    25"
    63.5 cms
    17 12"
    44.4 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11022

    A large antique terracotta campana urn, possibly by Blashfield, decorated in the Greek Revival manner after Bertel Thorvaldsen and Thomas Hope. Frieze features under the anthemion motif beneath the rim show various figures of flower and fruit maidens, minstrels and an angel typical of Ancient Greek inspiration, the handles are butted by the heads of river deities. English, early 19th century.

    Notes: Although not stamped the texture of the clay & the design is very similar to the work produced by J M Blashfield." There was an identical urn sold at a Sotheby's Sale on 21 Sept 1999.

    Weight: 110 kg.

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    Diameter Height Base W & H
    30 14"
    77 cms
    41 14"
    105 cms
    15 316"
    38.5 cms

    Listed Price: £11,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12080

    A remarkable tall contorted wrought iron sculpture set on a wooden plinth and entitled "Whirligig 2005". Sculptor: A D Tobias Williams.
    Provenance: From Manches, 6th Floor, Aldwych House, London, WC2.
    English 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    27 58"
    70 cms
    66 12"
    169 cms
    27 316"
    69 cms

    Listed Price: £5,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11498

    A well sculpted antique statuary marble bust in the manner of a Roman Senator.
    Probably Italian, 19th century.

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    width height depth
    13 38"
    34 cms
    17 12"
    44.5 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms

    Listed Price: £3,400 As Is( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12679

    An antique large Victorian bronze figure of a Knight Crusader.
    Mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    External 11 38"
    29 cms
    19 14"
    49 cms
    6 14"
    16 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12262

    A tall pair of painted polychrome terracotta, romanticised, jewelled and turbaned Nubian Water Carriers. Image before restoration. Probably by Goldscheider of Vienna, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    16 18"
    41 cms
    40 316"
    102 cms
    11 38"
    29 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12134

    A life size bronze of Don Quixote of La Mancha who with his squire, Sancho Panza was the inveterate tilter at windmills. He was the creation of the early 17th century author Miguel de Cervantes.
    Sculptor: Fredy Balthazar Stoll(1869-1949).
    Early 20th century.

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    width height depth
    26 1316"
    68 cms
    39 1316"
    101 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms

    Listed Price: £9,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9184

    A pair of terracota winged lions in the Baroque manner.
    Italian, 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    9 18"
    23 cms
    33 12"
    85 cms
    11"
    28 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 6440

    A marble bust of a classical female with high necked draped robe.
    Italian 18th century.

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    width height Depth
    24"
    61 cms
    28 14"
    72 cms
    11 1316"
    30 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9036

    A Pre Raphaelite marble statuette of Shakespeare's tragic heroine Ophelia, lover of Hamlet. This interpretation somewhat reminiscent of the painting by Arthur Hughes in 1863. Her hands are full of dripping river weeds symbolising her death by drowning after she had been driven mad with grief at the discovery that her father had been mistakenly murdered by Hamlet.
    "OPHELIA" is carved into the rectangular base.
    English, circa 1890. ( photo before restoration ).

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    width height depth
    9 18"
    23 cms
    29 12"
    75 cms

    Listed Price: £7,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11353

    A small antique bronze bust of Dionysus set on a circular plinth, his locks intertwined with vine leaves and grapes. Dionysus was the son of Zeus and known as the Ancient Greek God of the wine harvest. In Ancient Rome he was known as Bacchus. Victorian, mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    7 1116"
    19.5 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    5 78"
    15 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7134

    A plaster bust of Bacchus, Roman god of wine and fertility, formerly the Greek God Dionysius, after the original by Raux in the Louis XIV manner.
    French, 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    15"
    38.1 cms
    23"
    58.4 cms
    9 12"
    24.1 cms

    Listed Price: £750 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11225

    11225. A carved marble angel on a cross.

    width height depth
    23 58"
    60 cms
    48 316"
    122.5 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms

    Listed Price: £1,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10762

    A pair of heavy cast bronze Eagles purportedly from a Midlands branch of Barclays Bank. English,1930's.

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    width height
    17 1116"
    45 cms
    20 12"
    52 cms

    Listed Price: £1,680 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 4615

    A large finely carved oak bust of a Benedictine monk in pensive mood in the Baroque manner. French, circa 1830.

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    base height depth
    15 316"
    38.7 cms
    19 1316"
    50.2 cms
    32"
    81.3 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9289

    A lifesize marble library bust in statuary marble of a gentleman in classical garbe. Photo before restoration. Signed : J C Lough.
    English circa 1830. The sculptor John Graham Lough produced a variety of portrait sculpture, and ideal male and female figures in classical style. He was born near Hexham, Northumberland, and according to Redgrave, may have worked as a farmer in his youth. However, after an apprenticeship with a stone mason, and a period at Newcastle, he came to London to study the Elgin Marbles at the British Museum. He began exhibiting ideal figures and heads at the Royal Academy from 1826. Later, from 1834-38, he spent a period in Rome.
    Among Lough's public works are a statue of Lord Collingwood in Tynemouth, and a Stephenson Memorial in Newcastle. In London, he produced the monuments to Henry Montgomery Lawrence and to Bishop Middleton in St Paul's Cathedral, and made the Queen Victoria and Prince Albert for the Royal Exchange. In Canterbury Cathedral, he was responsible for the monuments to Bishop Broughton, and to Lt Col Frederick Mackeson.
    He died in his late 80s, and is buried in Kensal Green cemetery, London.

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    width height depth
    22"
    56 cms
    31 18"
    79 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms

    Listed Price: £5,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9690

    A large high relief Victorian ceramic Keystone of the head of a weeping child possibly by Lipscombe & Co. after the model by Francois Duquesnoy ( 1597-1643).

    English 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    Max 12 316"
    31 cms
    17 1116"
    45 cms
    12 58"
    32 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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