Many civilizations have adorned bronze sculptures throughout history. Known to have long been of historical interest, bronzes still find varied applications. It was found before 3000 BC, however, it was only after centuries that its use in artworks became common. In the fifteenth century, a revival of bronze figurine manufacturing started in Florence, later extending to Padua, Mantua, Venice, and northern Europe.
The Greeks were the first ones to produce life-sized asian bronze sculptures, of which only a few continue to exist. Bronze sculptures were also made by the earliest Chinese, during the rule of the Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE). It gradually became popular among sculptors because they had more flexibility while working in bronzes. Often portraying classical deities such as Venus, or Hercules, the creators drew inspiration from antiquity. Today, their historical value and impeccable craftsmanship mean that vintage and antique bronzes will continue to command interest at online auctions.
Such invaluable asian bronzes are being presented on Bidsquare, the world's largest auction platform. We offer a vast range of bronzes for sale, ranging from 3,000 BC to the present day. You can explore these bronzes at auction, influenced by the classical, art nouveau, and art deco eras at Bidsquare’s sale.