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Birds & Animals

The majority of bird and animal sculptures offered are from the Art Deco period, when the power and grace of certain creatures inspired the animalier artists of the day to create wonderful pieces, some of which are extremely realistic and other quite stylised. Panthers, lions and leopards were popular subjects, sometimes modelled with a fierce attitude when depicted with snarling faces and bared teeth. Our favourites however show them in quieter mood, either resting or stalking. Antelopes and deer were also favoured and you only have to see one or two of the better examples to see why. Dogs too worked well, especially the greyhounds, borzois and German shepherds. Birds were usually depicted realistically and some of the ceramic pieces can be very striking, often with beautiful paintwork. We hope you enjoy looking at our selection of birds and other animals.

Barye Panther and Kill

Superb bronze sculpture of a recumbant panther lying over its kill by the celebrated French animalier Antoine-Louis Barye. A lifelike study with the panther at ease, one paw resting on the dead Muntjac deer lying…

Pair of Hounds by JE Masson

Fabulous Art Deco pair of hounds by the French animalier Jules-Edmond Masson (born 1871). Mounted on a naturalistic rocky base, the male dog is standing high and looking keenly alert whilst his mate alongside him…

Limousin Leaping Panther

Good Art Deco spelter panther from Limousin, quite clearly a notch or two in quality above the grade often seen. Strongly sculpted, leaping and snarling, and patinated in an attractive bronze colour. Mounted on a…

‘Lionne en Chasse’

Very special early French Art Deco wooden sculpture of a Lioness. This is a realistic portrayal of the animal, lean and hungry looking as it sets out on the hunt.  A high quality and very…

Fayral Antelope

Proud and very noble antelope standing with his chest out, head held high and sporting a wonderful pair of antlers.  Beautifully cast in bronze at the Le Verrier foundry in the 1930’s and signed Fayral (a…

Terracotta Panther by Dommisse

Impressive Art Deco terracotta prowling panther by the Belgian artist Johannes Dommisse (1878-1955). Beautifully modelled stealthily moving across the ground, tail swishing and quietly letting out a low growl. Signed on one end of the…

Crested Cockatoo from Karl Ens

Very fine porcelain figure of a crested cockatoo from Karl Ens of Volkstedt, made in the 1930’s. Vividly coloured in green and yellow, these colours standing out all the more as the bird stands on…

Art Deco Lion

Striking, majestic Art Deco seated lion of slightly stylised form with a wonderfully superior expression.  Made of an alloy art metal showing a pleasing aged patina and on a two-tiered, bow fronted portoro marble base. …

‘Chien Policier’ by Chiparus

Fine gilded bronze sculpture of a recumbent German Shepherd dog by Chiparus. Titled ‘Chien Policier’, this working dog is down on all fours but his head is raised, his ears are pricked and he has…

Grey-Headed Kingfisher from Karl Ens

Another superb porcelain figure from Karl Ens of Volkstedt in Germany, made in the 1930’s. This is a grey-headed Kingfisher naturalisticly set by reeds at the water’s edge, patiently waiting to catch a glimpse of…

Panther by Brault

Looking at this fine animal you can see why panthers were such a favourite subject of the Art Deco animal sculptors.  Sleek, speedy and with that edge of danger, they perfectly encompass the artistic style…

Art Deco Gun Dog

Realistically modelled retriever from the noted French animalier Clovis-Edmond Masson.   This was probably originally sculpted in the early 1900’s and produced in bronze at that time.  During the Art Deco era, certain carefully selected…

Roaring Lioness

Splendid black patinated bronze sculpture of a lioness titled “Lionne Rugissante” by the French animalier Irénée Rochard (b. 1906). The powerful looking animal is crouching down on its front legs and roaring at something that…

Tree-Climbing Panther

Green patinated spelter panther unusually modelled climbing a tree, signed by the noted French sculptor M. Leducq. A very tactile piece which is occasionally found as a larger version with the addition of two small…

Snarling Panther

Powerful bronze study by Louis Carvin of a purposeful looking panther with his teeth bared, snarling while striding forward. Modelled strong and muscly rather than sleek and slinky, this animal is tense and just quickening…

Lean and Hungry Cheetah

This big cat, which we think looks more like a cheetah than a panther, has a real look of speed about him.  Lean and hungry looking and striding forward with his head slightly lowered, you…

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