Decorative Bronze & Busts

Bronze is by far the most famous material used to cast metal busts or sculptures. During the medieval period, some of the reliquaries were made as a bust, particularly the famous Charlemange bust from 1350. Since the art of bronze sculptures and busts nearly disappeared, it was rediscovered during the Renaissance period and the mid-nineteenth century.

Busts were created in several materials such as terracotta or wood, and marbles, during the Renaissance period. Initially, at that period, most of them were flat at the bottom. The round-bottomed Roman design was most famous in the Baroque period. One of the renowned bust artists, Gian Lorenzo Bernini from Rome portrayed the popes, foreign monarchs including Louis XVI, and cardinals. His work of Louis XVI had a great influence on sculptors around the world.

Bidsquare’s auction offers vintage and antique bronzes and busts for sale, depicting maidens, nymphs, Presidents, animals, sailors, and dancers, to name a few. Bronze portrait busts and sculptures on sale are mainly crafted by renowned artists such as Agathon Léonard, Margaret Foley, Thomas Ridgeway Gould, Jean-Baptiste Auguste Clesinger, John Henry Foley, and more. Find an immense variety of vintage and antique bronzes and busts at auction on Bidsquare.

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  • Pair of Late 19th C. Gilt Bronze Basket Shaped Wall
    Estimate
    $3,500 - $5,750

    Pair of Late 19th C. Gilt Bronze Basket Shaped Wall

    Est.
    $3,500 - $5,750
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,500
  • F. Barbedienne 3 Pc. Bronze Vanity Set
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    F. Barbedienne 3 Pc. Bronze Vanity Set

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $800
  • French Baccarat Crystal & Bronze Basket Centerpiece
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    French Baccarat Crystal & Bronze Basket Centerpiece

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $700
  • Large French Bronze Figure of Cherub
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Large French Bronze Figure of Cherub

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • Pair of French Gilt Bronze Mounted Breche De Violette
    Estimate
    $12,500 - $16,500

    Pair of French Gilt Bronze Mounted Breche De Violette

    Est.
    $12,500 - $16,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $8,500
  • 19th C. French Champleve Enamel & Bronze Figural
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000

    19th C. French Champleve Enamel & Bronze Figural

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $6,000
  • Pair of Magnificent F. Barbedienne Gilt Bronze & Marble
    Estimate
    $19,000 - $26,500

    Pair of Magnificent F. Barbedienne Gilt Bronze & Marble...

    Est.
    $19,000 - $26,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $17,000
  • Pair Of Tiffany & Co  Gilded Bronze  Roman Soldiers
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    Pair Of Tiffany & Co Gilded Bronze Roman Soldiers

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $3,000
  • Pair of French Bronze Figures
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Pair of French Bronze Figures

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Empire Napoleon III, Circa 1860 Patinated & Gilt Bronze
    Estimate
    $12,000 - $16,000

    Empire Napoleon III, Circa 1860 Patinated & Gilt Bronze...

    Est.
    $12,000 - $16,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $8,000
  • Art Noveau Gilt Bronze and Rouge Marble Figural
    Estimate
    $8,500 - $13,750

    Art Noveau Gilt Bronze and Rouge Marble Figural

    Est.
    $8,500 - $13,750
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5,500
  • Pair of 19th C. Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural
    Estimate
    $3,750 - $6,750

    Pair of 19th C. Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural

    Est.
    $3,750 - $6,750
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,500
  • 19th C. French Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Monogrammed
    Estimate
    $9,250 - $13,500

    19th C. French Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Monogrammed

    Est.
    $9,250 - $13,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $6,500
  • Edward Cormier Signed Elegant Patinated Bronze w/
    Estimate
    $3,500 - $4,500

    Edward Cormier Signed Elegant Patinated Bronze w/

    Est.
    $3,500 - $4,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,400
  • 19th C  Gilded Bronze & Baccarat Crystal Centerpiece
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $3,500

    19th C Gilded Bronze & Baccarat Crystal Centerpiece

    Est.
    $2,500 - $3,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,800
  • 19th C. Fine Mercury Gold, Bronze and Rouge Marble
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000

    19th C. Fine Mercury Gold, Bronze and Rouge Marble

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,800
  • 19th C. Austrian Viennese Enamel and Bronze Figural
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    19th C. Austrian Viennese Enamel and Bronze Figural

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $3,000
  • Large Argentinian Bronze and Marble Figure Signed
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    Large Argentinian Bronze and Marble Figure Signed

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $3,000
  • 19th C. Bronze Group of Bow with Swan Fonderia Signed
    Estimate
    $5,500 - $8,500

    19th C. Bronze Group of Bow with Swan Fonderia Signed

    Est.
    $5,500 - $8,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $4,500
  • Pair of Gilt Bronze/ Brass Light Floral Urns, Circa
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $4,500

    Pair of Gilt Bronze/ Brass Light Floral Urns, Circa

    Est.
    $2,500 - $4,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,900
  • Baccarat Signed Bronze and Etched Crystal Centerpiece
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000

    Baccarat Signed Bronze and Etched Crystal Centerpiece

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,800
  • Pair of Gilt Bronze Figures on Marble Base
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    Pair of Gilt Bronze Figures on Marble Base

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • 19th C. French Champleve Enamel, Onyx, & Bronze
    Estimate
    $7,000 - $9,500

    19th C. French Champleve Enamel, Onyx, & Bronze

    Est.
    $7,000 - $9,500
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $5,500
  • 18th C. Exquisite Large Mercury Gold Empire Figural
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000

    18th C. Exquisite Large Mercury Gold Empire Figural

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $6,000
  • Bronze Figural Statue of Woman Dancing
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Bronze Figural Statue of Woman Dancing

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Large 19th C Marble Figural Enamel  Gilt Bronze Mantel
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000

    Large 19th C Marble Figural Enamel Gilt Bronze Mantel

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $6,500
  • Fine 19th C. French Rouge Marge and Gilt Bronze Rotary
    Estimate
    $10,000 - $15,000

    Fine 19th C. French Rouge Marge and Gilt Bronze Rotary

    Est.
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $8,000
  • Pettigrew, Cast Bronze Relief Plaque, Mother/Child
    Estimate
    $300 - $400

    Pettigrew, Cast Bronze Relief Plaque, Mother/Child

    Est.
    $300 - $400
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • E. Cornu Champleve Enamel Bronze & Onyx Jardiniere
    Estimate
    $12,000 - $15,000

    E. Cornu Champleve Enamel Bronze & Onyx Jardiniere

    Est.
    $12,000 - $15,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $8,000
  • AN ART DECO COLD PAINTED EROTIC ORIENTALIST BRONZE, SIGNED, BARNER, PROBABLY AUSTRIA, 1930s,
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    AN ART DECO COLD PAINTED EROTIC ORIENTALIST BRONZE, SIG...

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Bronze Head of Buddha
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Bronze Head of Buddha

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • 19th C French Marble Bust of a Maiden
    Estimate
    $125 - $225

    19th C French Marble Bust of a Maiden

    Est.
    $125 - $225
    Sarasota Estate Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $75
  • Terracotta Signed Lenzini Bust of Horse, C. 1970
    Estimate
    $100 - $150

    Terracotta Signed Lenzini Bust of Horse, C. 1970

    Est.
    $100 - $150
    Sarasota Estate Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • BILL MACK (American b 1944) A RELIEF WALL HANGING, "Beethoven," 1985,
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    BILL MACK (American b 1944) A RELIEF WALL HANGING, "Bee...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Bronze Singing Bowl/Stand
    Estimate
    $100 - $200

    Bronze Singing Bowl/Stand

    Est.
    $100 - $200
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    2 Bids
    Current Bid
    $50
  • Grand Tour Apollo Belvedere Carved Marble Bust
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000

    Grand Tour Apollo Belvedere Carved Marble Bust

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Auctions at Showplace
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $300
  • A PAIR OF ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL STYLE BRÊCHE MARBLE OBELISKS, 20TH CENTURY,
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL STYLE BRÊCHE MARBLE OBEL...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $750
  • Early 20th C. Gorham Bronze Plate
    Estimate
    $100 - $150

    Early 20th C. Gorham Bronze Plate

    Est.
    $100 - $150
    Sarasota Estate Auction
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Vintage Figural Thai Wooden Carved Panel
    Estimate
    $2,500 - $3,500

    Vintage Figural Thai Wooden Carved Panel

    Est.
    $2,500 - $3,500
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • A Large Art Nouveau French Bronze Figural Centerpiece
    Estimate
    $6,000 - $8,000

    A Large Art Nouveau French Bronze Figural Centerpiece

    Est.
    $6,000 - $8,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $3,750
  • A FINE FRENCH ORMOLU FIGURAL CENTERPIECE
    Estimate
    $35,000 - $45,000

    A FINE FRENCH ORMOLU FIGURAL CENTERPIECE

    Est.
    $35,000 - $45,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $25,000
  • A FRENCH PATINATED & GILT BRONZE CENTERPIECE
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    A FRENCH PATINATED & GILT BRONZE CENTERPIECE

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,500
  • Interesting 1873 Bronze Bell
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Interesting 1873 Bronze Bell

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $100
  • BILL MACK (American b.1949) A RELIEF WALL HANGING, "Workout," 1988,
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    BILL MACK (American b.1949) A RELIEF WALL HANGING, "Wor...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Four Parian Busts
    Estimate
    $100 - $300

    Four Parian Busts

    Est.
    $100 - $300
    5th Avenue Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Italian Marble Bust of a Woman
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Italian Marble Bust of a Woman

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Turner Auctions + Appraisal...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Porcelain Bust of Nymph Clytie, After C. Delpech
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Porcelain Bust of Nymph Clytie, After C. Delpech

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Turner Auctions + Appraisal...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010): Eye
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010): Eye

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500