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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 others 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 carefully 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.

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…

Pair of Keramos Flamingos

Very fine pair of porcelain flamingos made by the Austrian firm Keramos circa early 1930’s. A similarly designed pair were also made in a smaller size but this larger model is altogether more impressive. Painted…

‘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…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

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…

Prowling Panther by Rochard

Fabulous bronze prowling panther by Rochard dating from around 1935.  The stealthy movement of this super-sleek creature has been so cleverly captured, with the leading paw of the animal just clear of the ground. With…

Art Deco Antelopes

Large, crackle-glazed ceramic pair of antelopes running and leaping side by side, by the French artist Charles Lemanceau who was a noted animal sculptor. Dating from circa 1935 with the Lemanceau name clearly marked at…

Terracotta Panther

Fine terracotta study of a prowling panther.  You can almost feel the stealth in his steady, quiet progress across the rocky terrain. The artist obviously studied these animals at some length as this sculpture is…

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