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1970s Solid Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
By Victor Roman
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
One of kind sculpture by Victor Roman.
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Vintage 1970s French Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 1970s Solid Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
  • 1970s Solid Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
  • 1970s Solid Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
  • 1970s Solid Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
H 29.53 in. W 35.44 in. D 37.01 in.
Cast Bronze Sculpture of Diana, Roman Goddess of the Hunt in Various Patinas
Located in Yonkers, NY
A contemporary cast bronze sculpture depicting Diana, goddess of the hunt, moon and animals in verde bronze patina. This piece is available in different patinas – bronze, antique ver...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Fountains

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Bronze

Marvelous Bronze Archangel Sculpture from Roman Bronze Works
By Roman Bronze Works
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Beautiful cast bronze archangel sculpture having incredible wings and details with a wonderful dark green patina and black marble base. Signed BM Mellon, 1947.   
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Vintage 1940s North American Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

American Sculpture "Sulking Bull" '1937' by Harry Wickey and Roman Bronze Works
By Roman Bronze Works
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very fine cast of Sulking Bull executed in 1937 by the Roman Bronze Works foundry in New York for Harry Wickey, it is an exceedingly rare model to show up on the open market. In 20...
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20th Century American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Art Deco Bronze Sculpture of Anubis by Roman Bronze Works
By Roman Bronze Works
Located in New York, NY
An Art Deco bronze sculpture of Anubis, Egyptian God of the Underworld, by Roman Bronze Works. The foundry mark is on the base. Good vintage condition with age appropriate patina...
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20th Century American Art Deco Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
By Victor Roman
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Bronze sculpture by Victor Roman. Signed and numbered 2/8.
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Vintage 1970s French Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
  • Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
  • Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
  • Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
H 15.75 in. W 13.78 in. D 3.55 in.
Model of a Human Fist in Bronze, by the Roman Bronze Works NY
By Roman Bronze Works
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A model of a Human Fist in bronze, by the Roman Bronze Works NY. Realistically cast and modeled, highly detailed, made at one of the United States premiere bronze foundries, Artist u...
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Early 20th Century American Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Abstract Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
By Victor Roman
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Patinated bronze sculpture Signed and numbered 4/8.
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Vintage 1970s French Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Abstract Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
  • Abstract Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
  • Abstract Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
  • Abstract Bronze Sculpture by Victor Roman
H 14.97 in. W 14.18 in. D 3.94 in.
American Modernist Roman Bronze Works Sculpture of a Gazelle by Walter Rotan
By Roman Bronze Works, Walter Rotan
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A superb, modernist model of a Gazelle by Walter Rotan (1912-2001) with a very dark verdigris patina. Cast at the Roman Bronze Works in the 1930s or 1940s. The bronze is stampe...
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Mid-20th Century American Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Arts & Crafts/Secessionist Clock with Female Figures by Roman Bronze Works
By Roman Bronze Works
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Extremely rare if not unique, this extraordinary timepiece may be the only sculpture-cum-clock ever cast by the Roman Bronze Works, America's premier bronze foundry in the early 20th...
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Vintage 1910s American Arts and Crafts Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Victor Roman, La Porte, Bronze Sculpture, 1983
By Victor Roman
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Victor Roman, signed, numbered and documented. Bronze sculpture on a rectangular travertin base representing an arch flanked by two removable semi-circle panels. Inside the arch, ...
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Vintage 1980s French Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Travertine, Bronze

  • Victor Roman, La Porte, Bronze Sculpture, 1983
  • Victor Roman, La Porte, Bronze Sculpture, 1983
  • Victor Roman, La Porte, Bronze Sculpture, 1983
  • Victor Roman, La Porte, Bronze Sculpture, 1983
H 16.93 in. W 29.53 in. D 15.75 in.
1917 Sports Trophy for IC4A by Roman Bronze Works, Two Lap Relay Race
By Roman Bronze Works
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This extraordinarily rare -- perhaps unique -- bronze trophy was cast by America's premier art bronze foundry, the Roman Bronze Works in New York City, for the Intercollegiate Associ...
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Vintage 1910s American Classical Greek Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture Victor Roman
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Signed and numbered.
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Vintage 1980s Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Bronze Sculpture Victor Roman
  • Bronze Sculpture Victor Roman
  • Bronze Sculpture Victor Roman
  • Bronze Sculpture Victor Roman
H 63 in. W 48 in. D 20 in.
Adolescent Turkey Bronze Sculpture by the American Animalier Albert Laessle
By Albert Laessle, Roman Bronze Works
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare model of what we believe is an adolescent turkey by the important American Animalier Sculptor, Albert Laessle. The dynamically modeled young bird is straining to scratch ...
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Early 20th Century American Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture Roman Warrior Julius Schmidt Felling
By Schmidt Felling
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique bronze sculpture of a standing Roman warrior wearing a helmet and holding a spear. The bronze is signed by the German artist Julius Schmidt Felling, circa 1895. The sculpture...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Bronze Sculpture of Augustus Roman Emperor by Boschetti
By Benedetto Boschetti
Located in London, by appointment only
A fine large-scale bronze casting of Emperor Augustus, Signed Boschetti. Height 27in Diameter 11in Benedetto Boschetti was an Italian sculptor active between approximately ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

After Drouot, Roman Soldier Bronze Sculpture
By Edouard Drouot
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
After the model by Edouard Drouot ( French, 1859-1945 ) Roman Legion soldier sculpture statue. Lost wax casting method bronze, with brown patina, mounted on marble base. Measures: 14...
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20th Century French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Vintage Italian Bronze Wall Sculpture of Roman Warrior, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Whether this bronze wall plaque depicts a Roman Gladiator or Legionaire is uncertain. It was brought home from Rome in 1970 or 71. It is made from solid bronze that has a rich brown ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Roman Chariot Sculpture on Onyx Base
Located in New York, NY
Fine quality Italian bronze Roman chariot sculpture on onyx base.
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Vintage 1910s Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Onyx, Bronze

19th Century Brown Italian Bronze Roman Sculpture Bust, 1820
Located in Roma, IT
Roman bronze bust. “Grand Tour” brown patinated bronze bust of a Roman Consul, represented as a middle aged and imposing Roman man. This is a typical example of a Grand Tour obje...
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Antique 1820s Italian Grand Tour Busts

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Bronze

Large Classical Roman Male Nude Warrior Bronze Sculpture
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Near 3/4 lifesize, 19th century, possibly earlier cast bronze sculpture in the style of a Roman copy of a Classical Greek statue. It would make a wonderful garden sculpture or outdoo...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Greco Roman Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Classical Roman Style Bronze Sculpture
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Classical bronze figure in the Greek style. Wonderful aged patina.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Classical Roman Sculptures

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Bronze

Italian 19th Century Bronze Sculpture Group of a Two-Horse Roman Chariot & Rider
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine and large Italian 19th century Greco Roman style brown patinated bronze sculpture group of a two-horse Roman Chariot and rider in a dark patina, raised on a fitted Verde d'alp...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Greco Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Vintage Bronze Sculpture of Roman Emperor on Marble Base 20th C
Located in London, GB
This is a large beautifully detailed bronze sculpture of a standing Roman Emperor, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century. The dark brown patinated Roman Emperor has a s...
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Vintage 1980s Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture "The Roman Charioteer" by Arthur Strasser 'Austrian, 1854-1927'
By Arthur Strasser
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A powerful bronze group executed in a gilt and burnished surface, this model of Roman Charioteer is one variation modeled by Arthur Strasser with the man driving a group of two horse...
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20th Century Austrian Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Large, Decorative Bronze Sculpture of a Spartan Warrior with Sword, Greco Roman
By Victor Heinrich Seifert
Located in Berlin, DE
Large and decorative bronze sculpture of a Spartan warrior. By Professor Victor Heinrich Seifert. Signed. Excellent masterpiece. On marble base.
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Midcentury Horse Sculpture in Bronze of 1950 Italian Design Greek Roman
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury horse sculpture in bronze of 1950 Italian design Greek Roman.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Important Roman Patinated Bronze Sculpture of Three Graces after Antonio Canova
Located in New York, NY
A very large and important bronze sculpture of the three graces, after Antonio Canova. This magnificent sculpture portrays the famous Three Graces by Canova in finely casted and hand...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze figure of Augustus after Roman period original
Located in London, GB
Known as the ‘Augustus of Prima Porta,’ the original bronze version of this sculpture was created c. 20 BCE. That original has been lost since antiquity but is known today from a mar...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Large, Cast Bronze Roman Figures
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A pair of large, detailed cast bronze Roman figures of a senator (likely Julius Caesar) and possibly an emperor. Each in cascading drapery with beautifully rendered facial expression...
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Vintage 1910s Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

  • Large, Cast Bronze Roman Figures
  • Large, Cast Bronze Roman Figures
  • Large, Cast Bronze Roman Figures
  • Large, Cast Bronze Roman Figures
H 27 in. W 10 in. D 7 in.
Bronze Sculpture of a Fisherman, after the Roman Antique Found in Pompeii
Located in Kensington, MD
The original bronze was found at Pompeii in the Casa della Fontana Piccolo (House of the Little Fountain) first excavated in 1823 and is now in the Archeological Museum in Naples. On...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

A Bronze Sculpture of Victory
Located in Manchester, MA
This is a stunning bronze example of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace. The original is made of marble of the Hellenistic Period, 2nd century BC a...
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Antique 1890s French Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • A Bronze Sculpture of Victory
  • A Bronze Sculpture of Victory
  • A Bronze Sculpture of Victory
  • A Bronze Sculpture of Victory
H 39 in. W 24 in. D 25 in.
Continental Patinated Bronze Roman Warrior
Located in Cypress, CA
Imposing continental patinated bronze seated Roman soldier on a black marble base. Mid-20th century Beautiful impression on the face and great attention to detail Measures: H. 26"...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

Classical 19th Century Bronze Statue of a Roman Scholar
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality 19th century French patinated bronze statue of a classical Roman scholar, dressed in a toga and holding a scroll. Measures: 73cm (28.5") Signed; Dalou Aimé-...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Greco Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Patinated Bronze Figure of Roman Emperor by Mathurin Moreau
By Mathurin Moreau
Located in London, GB
This fine, full length figure is modelled in the contrapposto pose, a position originating from ancient Greek Classical sculpture. The visual arts uses the term 'contrapposto' to des...
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Antique 19th Century French Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Grand Tour Classical Bronze Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Antique Grand Tour classical bronze Roman figural sculpture with laurel crown.  
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Antique 19th Century Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Antique Grand Tour Classical Bronze Sculpture
  • Antique Grand Tour Classical Bronze Sculpture
  • Antique Grand Tour Classical Bronze Sculpture
  • Antique Grand Tour Classical Bronze Sculpture
H 5.25 in. W 3.25 in. D 1.25 in.
Over-Lifesize Patinated Bronze Greco Roman Standing Half-Figure of Andromeda
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine over-lifesize patinated bronze Greco roman revival style standing half-figure of Andromeda, probably French, late 19th century or early 20th century. The heavily finely cast-b...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Greco Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Wall Mounted Hook of Medusa and Serpent in the Roman Style
Located in East Hampton, NY
A most unusual cast bronze wall hook with the face of Medusa and a scrolled snake with hook. Nice dark patina in great antique condition. Stamp impressed upon foundry frame (see deta...
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Vintage 1930s French Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Ancient Grecco-Roman Bronze Figure of Isis/ Aphrodite from Second Century B C
Located in Hudson, NY
This fine ancient bronze statue of Isis/Aphrodite, a syncretistic goddess of Hellenistic origin combines, the Egyptian goddess Isis with the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Created between ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Greek Greco Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Arthur Strasser 'Austrian, 1854–1927' a Roman Charioteer Bronze
Located in Kenley Surrey, GB
Arthur Strasser (1854-1927, Austrian) bronze group of a Roman Charioteer. The powerful scene has two horses rearing back, the man is standing at the back of the chariot holding the r...
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Antique 1880s French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

French Bronze Roman Soldier
Located in New York, NY
French (19th Cent) bronze figure of a classical Roman soldier riding in a chariot with 2 horses mounted on a rouge marble base resting on claw feet
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Antique 19th Century French Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

  • French Bronze Roman Soldier
  • French Bronze Roman Soldier
  • French Bronze Roman Soldier
  • French Bronze Roman Soldier
H 10.25 in. W 14.5 in. D 8.5 in.
Equestrian Bronze Statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Located in London, by appointment only
Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius modeled after the antique in superb detail and raised on an architectural statuary marble base. Italy, 18th century Measures: Height 57cm He...
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Antique 18th Century Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

German Figural Young Roman Bronze Mounted on Rouge Marble Base, Circa 1885
By Fritz Heinemann
Located in Charleston, SC
German figural bronze of young roman mounted on a circular squared rouge marble base, Late 19th century. Signed by sculptor Fritz Heinemann, Roma.
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Antique 1880s German Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

"Nude with Lily Pad," Important Bronze Candlestick by Roman Bronze Works
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Because the Roman bronze works cast sculpture for most of America's greatest sculptors in the early 20th century, this gorgeous bronze was no doubt created by an important artist, th...
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture with White Patina, Steven Strumlauf
Located in Richmond, VA
Stephen Strumlauf sculpture of a woman with her arms up in bronze and white patina. Steven Strumlauf received his formal training working with renowned sculptor Richard McDermott Mil...
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20th Century American Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Bronze Figural Nude Greek 'Wine' God 'Bacchus' Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
A small figural nude bronze Greek god 'Bacchus' sculpture piece, circa mid-late 20th century. Bacchus was known as the 'wine' god. Piece has nice detail and is made of sold bronze or...
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Mid-20th Century European Greco Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Brass, Bronze

Vienna Bronze Figure of a Roman Warrior by Franz Bergmann
By Franz Bergmann
Located in Petaluma, CA
This bronze is about as finely painted and cast as Vienna bronzes come. It is an early cast and good size example and is signed by the Bergmann Foundry on the underside. If you colle...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Belle Époque Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Pair of Bronze Roman Soldier Centurion Statues, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a fine pair of huge larger than life size bronze Roman soldiers dating from the last quarter of the 20th century. One warrior is holding a spear, the other wields a sword an...
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Vintage 1970s Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Grand Tour Bronze Roman Borghese Gladiator Circa 19th C, Antique
Located in Kenley Surrey, GB
Antique Grand Tour Bronze Roman Borghese Gladiator late 19th century This fine bronze statue of a Roman Borghese gladiator dating from C1870 in date. The attention to detail is amaz...
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Antique 1880s French Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Neoclassical Romanesque Bronze Female Form Sculptures with Marble Bases
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous pair of antique golden cast bronze roman women on newly fabricated marble bases. They are hollow and the water jugs are open so they can be used to display an arrangement wi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Classical Patinated Bronze Sculpture of Diana by Ferdinand Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in London, GB
Classical patinated bronze sculpture of Diana by Ferdinand Barbedienne French, late 19th century Dimensions: Height 60cm, width 40cm, depth 28cm This superb patinated bronze scu...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

19th Century Grand Tour Bronze and Marble Roman Soldier
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century grand tour bronze and marble roman soldier. Great quality and detail.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Bessie Potter Vonnoh "Daphne" Art Nouveau Statue Roman Bronze Works
By Bessie Potter Vonnoh 1
Located in Westport, CT
Art Nouveau bronze "Daphne" statue by World Famous Women Artist Bessie Potter Vonnoh 1872-1955. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fountain 1923-1927, the Corcoran Gallery of art...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Classical Bronze Bust of Young Greek or Roman Man Life Size
Located in Rochester, NY
Classical bust of young Greek or Roman man. Grand tour style. Circa mid 20th century. 
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Mid-20th Century European Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Sculpture of the Roman Poet Virgil after Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
By Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This 19th century Grand Tour bronze depicts the Roman poet Virgil in contemplation and is after the sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. Note: The sculpture is separate from t...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Figurative Sculptures

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Gold, Bronze

Roman Bronze & Lead Steelyard Weight
Located in Kenley Surrey, GB
Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. An elegant bronze and lead steelyard weight depicting a Cherub with wings, shown wearing a chain around his neck and with white eyes. with ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Italian Busts

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Bronze, Lead

  • Roman Bronze & Lead Steelyard Weight
  • Roman Bronze & Lead Steelyard Weight
  • Roman Bronze & Lead Steelyard Weight
  • Roman Bronze & Lead Steelyard Weight
H 3.3 in. W 2.5 in. D 2.5 in.
A Rare Monumental Bronze Statue of a Roman Soldier next to a Big Panter
By Adolphe-Jean Lavergne
Located in Ulestraten, Limburg
A beautiful monumental patinated bronze French statue with name "Animus et VIs", beautiful work by Jean Lavergne (1863-1928). It is signed and it is provided with founder informatio...
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Antique Late 19th Century Belgian Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Sculpture of Antinous of Belvedere, 19th Century, Italian
Located in Montreal, QC
Antique bronze statue of Antinous of Belvedere who was a close friend or lover of Emperor Hadrian. After his untimely death Hadrian deified him. A striking figure, standing in the nu...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

After Gaston Leroux French 19th Century Bronze Sculpture of Rebecca
By Gaston Veuvenot Leroux
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine French 19th-20th century orientalist silvered and gilt patinated bronze sculpture of "Rebecca" with a plaque that reads "Jeune Fille Arabe" (A Young Arab Girl - Water-Carrier)...
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Antique Early 1900s French Greco Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Antique Bronze Female Sculpture by Eugene Antoine Aizelin, 19th Century, France
Located in Montreal, QC
Exquisite bronze sculpture by Eugene Aizelin (French 1821-1902) featuring a strikingly beautiful statue of a female figure standing and reading a letter; set on plinth base. Dimensio...
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Antique 19th Century French Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

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Bronze Roman Sculpture For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of bronze roman sculpture you’re looking for. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, bronze and stone. If you’re shopping for an item from our selection of bronze roman sculpture, we have 299 options in-stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right choice in our collection of bronze roman sculpture, those designed in Art Deco, Neoclassical and Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made object in our assortment of bronze roman sculpture over the years, but those crafted by Roman Bronze Works, Victor Roman and Ferdinand Barbedienne are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

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A piece of bronze roman sculpture can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,463, while the lowest priced sells for $245 and the highest can go for as much as $110,000.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Styling your home with vintage, new and antique sculptures means adding a touch that can meaningfully transform the space. By introducing a sculptural work as a decorative finish to any interior, you’re making a statement, whether you tend toward the dramatic or prefer to keep things casual with modest, understated art.

A single, one-of-a-kind three-dimensional figurative sculpture mounted on your dining room wall is a guaranteed conversation piece, while a trio of abstract works arranged on your living room bookshelves can add spontaneity to the collection of first-edition novels or artist monographs you’re displaying as well as draw attention to them. Figurative sculptures are representational works that portray a specific person, animal or object. And while decorating with busts, which are sculpted or cast figurative works, hasn’t exactly topped the list of design trends every year, busts are back. According to designer Timothy Corrigan, “They give humanity in a way that a more abstract sculpture can’t give.” Abstract sculptures, on the other hand, are not meant to show something specific. Instead, they invoke a mood or scene without directly stating what they are portraying.

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