Throughout most of history, the purpose of creating sculpture has been to produce works of art that are as permanent as is possible. So to that end, works were usually produced in durable and frequently, expensive materials, primarily bronze and stone, such as marble, limestone, porphyry, onyx and granite. More rarely, precious materials such as gold, silver, jade, ivory and other semi-precious stone was used for sculptural works. More common materials were used for sculpture for wider consumption, including woods such as oak, boxwood (buxus) and lime or linden, terra cotta and other ceramics (including porcelain and pottery), and cast metals such as pewter and zinc (spelter).
At Atlanta Antique Gallery we have a large selection of sculpture in all materials and from eras including Deco, Nouveau, Antiquarian (including Pre-Columbian), Victorian, and other eras. We are constantly adding new items to our website so keep checking!