Sculptures & Carvings

The sculpture is a 3-dimensional work of visual art representing a natural or imagined form that embraces the physicality of raw material. Bidsquare’s vintage, antique sculptures, and carvings auction online feature masterpieces of noble provenances ranging from the medieval period to the present date. 

Antique, Vintage, Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Sculptures played a significant role in the evolution of world culture. In ancient times, sculptures and carvings were used to document the adventurous journey of people. Novica artists carried on the tradition by creating beautiful stones, bronzes, as well as metal sculptures and wood carvings. Sculptures are created using hard or plastic components. Its design can take the form of freestanding, assemblage, kinetic, tableaux, in contexts, or wall sculptures. 

As an art form, sculptures continually develop and evolve over time, expanding their range and introducing new types of artworks. All the major traditional sculptures employed “direct techniques” of carving. In the early twentieth century, antique and vintage sculptures and carvings were regarded as representations of art, imitating mainly human forms. However, the definition of sculptures and carvings became broader than ever in the late twentieth century.

These art pieces are often crafted using a variety of mediums such as clay, metal, wax, fabric, wood, stone, glass, and found objects. At Bidsquare auctions of sculptures and carvings for sale online, you can explore unique works of art from the Gothic, Medieval, and Renaissance period through to the early 20 century and beyond. It has established its reputation as a premier auction house featuring works of art for sale by Barbara Hepworth, Harry Bertoia, and other skilled artists from all around the world.

Quick Facts about Sculptures & Carvings

  • Michelangelo’s most famous work Madonna was vandalized in 1472 when Laszlo Toth, a geologist suffering from mental instabilities broke off the forearm, nose, veil, and eyelid of the sculpture.

  • The designer of the Microsoft Xbox 360 got inspiration from the “Bird in Space” series of sculptures.

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  • Ursula von Rydingsvard (b. 1942): Wooden Mushroom
    Estimate
    $400 - $800

    Ursula von Rydingsvard (b. 1942): Wooden Mushroom

    Est.
    $400 - $800
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Eastern Screech Owl House
    Estimate
    $0 - $0

    Eastern Screech Owl House

    Est.
    $0 - $0
    Studio MM Architect
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Barn Owl House
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    $0 - $0

    Barn Owl House

    Est.
    $0 - $0
    Studio MM Architect
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Gustave Flaubert,  La Tentation de Saint Antoine
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Gustave Flaubert, La Tentation de Saint Antoine

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Great Horned Owl House
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    $0 - $0

    Great Horned Owl House

    Est.
    $0 - $0
    Studio MM Architect
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Bette Klegon Halby (b. 1941): Black Russian
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    Bette Klegon Halby (b. 1941): Black Russian

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Sculpture Shelter from Storm, Color Xerox of Installation, K King
    Price$430

    Sculpture Shelter from Storm, Color Xerox of Installati...

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    King Art & Antiques
    Buy Now Price
    $430
  • Allyson Ross (b. 1981): El Capitan
    Estimate
    $700 - $900

    Allyson Ross (b. 1981): El Capitan

    Est.
    $700 - $900
    Stair
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • Barred Owl House
    Estimate
    $0 - $0

    Barred Owl House

    Est.
    $0 - $0
    Studio MM Architect
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • An early 20th century German whistler with two figures attributed to Karl Griesbaum
    Estimate
    $500 - $700

    An early 20th century German whistler with two figures ...

    Est.
    $500 - $700
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250
  • A 20th century Conjurer automaton by Jean Farkas
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    A 20th century Conjurer automaton by Jean Farkas

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • A twentieth century Smoking Turk automaton attributed to Jean Farkas
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    A twentieth century Smoking Turk automaton attributed t...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • An early 20th century German Father Christmas whistler attributed to Karl Griesbaum
    Estimate
    $700 - $1,000

    An early 20th century German Father Christmas whistler ...

    Est.
    $700 - $1,000
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • An early 20th century German carved whistler
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    An early 20th century German carved whistler

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Michael Magyar, Custom-Designed GIANT Lighted Sculpture
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $2,250

    Michael Magyar, Custom-Designed GIANT Lighted Sculpture...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $2,250
    Arts Foundation of Cape Cod...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Erte - Fantasia
    Estimate
    $5,500 - $7,500

    Erte - Fantasia

    Est.
    $5,500 - $7,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,200
  • Niki de Saint Phalle - Perfume
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    Niki de Saint Phalle - Perfume

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $350
  • BANKSY - Paint Pot Angel
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000

    BANKSY - Paint Pot Angel

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,000
  • Erte - Maidens Candlestick (Pair)
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $5,500

    Erte - Maidens Candlestick (Pair)

    Est.
    $4,000 - $5,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • A girl with yarn and cat automaton attributed to Leopold Lambert
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000

    A girl with yarn and cat automaton attributed to Leopol...

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,000
  • A mid 20th century fox hunter whistler attributed to Karl Griesbaum
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    A mid 20th century fox hunter whistler attributed to Ka...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • A Turkish Dancer automaton attributed to Roullet & Decamps
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500

    A Turkish Dancer automaton attributed to Roullet & Deca...

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $750
  • A Bubble Blowing Polar Bear automaton attributed to Roullet & Decamps
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,600

    A Bubble Blowing Polar Bear automaton attributed to Rou...

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,600
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $600
  • Thomas McKnight - Flora
    Estimate
    $3,500 - $5,000

    Thomas McKnight - Flora

    Est.
    $3,500 - $5,000
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,400
  • Louis Mendez, Shaman
    Estimate
    $1,800 - $2,600

    Louis Mendez, Shaman

    Est.
    $1,800 - $2,600
    CITYarts
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,100
  • A 20th century automaton based on Roullet & Decamps Clown on Full Moon
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    A 20th century automaton based on Roullet & Decamps Clo...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Schmitt Horan & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Erte - Sun and Moon (Bronze Mirror)
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,500

    Erte - Sun and Moon (Bronze Mirror)

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,000
  • Mr. Brainwash - Life is Beautiful II (WHITE)
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,500

    Mr. Brainwash - Life is Beautiful II (WHITE)

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,200
  • Mr. Brainwash - Life is Beautiful II (RED)
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $4,500

    Mr. Brainwash - Life is Beautiful II (RED)

    Est.
    $3,000 - $4,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,200
  • Erte - Vestal Candlestick (Pair)
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $5,500

    Erte - Vestal Candlestick (Pair)

    Est.
    $4,000 - $5,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Turi Simeti, "Tre Ovali Bianco"
    Estimate
    $25,000 - $30,000

    Turi Simeti, "Tre Ovali Bianco"

    Est.
    $25,000 - $30,000
    CITYarts
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $15,000
  • Yinka Shonibare, Untitled (Dollhouse)
    Estimate
    $700 - $1,000

    Yinka Shonibare, Untitled (Dollhouse)

    Est.
    $700 - $1,000
    CITYarts
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • Arthur Bowen Davis "The Three Graces" Bronze
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Arthur Bowen Davis "The Three Graces" Bronze

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Henri Laurens - Nu Couche
    Estimate
    $600 - $800

    Henri Laurens - Nu Couche

    Est.
    $600 - $800
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Deborah Barrett "Man" Mixed Media Sculpture, 1987
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Deborah Barrett "Man" Mixed Media Sculpture, 1987

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Ron English - Yucky Charmer
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000

    Ron English - Yucky Charmer

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250
  • Ron English - Count Calorie (Purple)
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000

    Ron English - Count Calorie (Purple)

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250
  • Erte - Faubourg St. Honore
    Estimate
    $5,500 - $7,500

    Erte - Faubourg St. Honore

    Est.
    $5,500 - $7,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,000
  • Ron English - Cap'n Corn Starch
    Estimate
    $500 - $1,000

    Ron English - Cap'n Corn Starch

    Est.
    $500 - $1,000
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $250
  • Javier Calleja - Pot Pop Top
    Estimate
    $4,500 - $6,500

    Javier Calleja - Pot Pop Top

    Est.
    $4,500 - $6,500
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,800
  • Erte - Ermine Brocade
    Estimate
    $5,500 - $8,000

    Erte - Ermine Brocade

    Est.
    $5,500 - $8,000
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $2,200
  • Yayoi Kusama - Pumpkin (Red)
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000

    Yayoi Kusama - Pumpkin (Red)

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Dane Fine Art
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • Deborah Barrett "Woman" Mixed Media Sculpture
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Deborah Barrett "Woman" Mixed Media Sculpture

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Auctions at Showplace
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100