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Do you own any statue? Are you curious to know what they are worth? Our Experts can provide a free appraisal to give you an estimate of the market price, then help you to ensure the best possible price should you decide to sell.

A reputable sculpture often with man or animal as its subject

The statue has existed since the beginnings of humankind (some statues dating back to prehistoric times have been found) since it was designed and carved by man in various materials. Its purpose is to represent something, often by trying to retranscribe reality as faithfully as possible. A statue can thus be the result of a work of artistic expression, decoration or reproduction.

The materials differ according to the times and practices. In Greek and Roman times, the statue was often intended to represent a living being, often gods or goddesses, but also animals or mythological events. In the Middle Ages it also represented religious figures. During the Renaissance period many nude statues were made. If until then statues had mainly focused on representing reality as faithfully as possible, be it a living being or an object, this changed from the 20th century onwards with Modern Art. Artists then seek originality and renewal, whether in the subjects chosen or in the choice of materials used.

An endless supply of materials

The statue is a three-dimensional work sculpted or sometimes moulded in a solid material, most of the time representing an object, a human being or an animal.

The statue is the fruit of an artistic practice, sculpture, which has taken very diverse forms throughout history, being influenced by several artistic currents with very different practices. Thus, nothing brings Michelangelo’s David closer to Giacometti’s The Man Who Walks.

The materials can be of all kinds: plaster, stone, wood, marble, bronze, and even polyester or glass. As far as models are concerned, most often they are statues representing men or animals, but there are also objects. Some statues are even called “d ‘abstraites”, i.e. they embody an unidentifiable form, such as the figurines of Thomas Tooarts.

Prices vary according to the reputation of the artist

From prehistoric times to the present day, the techniques used to create a statue have varied, both in the materials used and in the representation of the same subject. But in any case, the statue remains a major artistic practice, very widespread and highly prized. Many artists have tried it, and prices vary enormously depending on the reputation of the artist and the type of materials used. Some materials are considered noble, such as bronze, while others are rather cheap, such as earth or stone.

Prices can vary from a few tens of euros to tens of thousands of euros depending on the reputation of the artist. For example, a bronze sculpture by Angel Botello can reach an auction price of more than 30,000dollars, those by the American Remington can be estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars.

How do we appraise your statue?

Requesting an online valuation of your sculpture is simple and entirely free of charge. You just need to complete our appraisal form with a brief description and some photos. This information will be sent directly to one of our experts who will provide you with a price range and sales advice.

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If you own a statue, use our online form for a free appraisal.

You will then be contacted by a member of our team of experts and auctioneers to give you an independent opinion of the market price. Should you wish to sell your sculpture, our specialists will also advise you on the various options available for selling at the best price.

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