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Baby Lamb

For those of you who have been avid admirers of our Old Plank Sheep Collection, you knew we just had to make a lamb; I mean, why not? We are offering the lamb in either resin as shown, or solid bronze for an additional $1000 and both are covered in real fur. Like the larger sheep we are offering, the lamb can be specified in a medium bronze color, or a very dark patina. Please note; that this is not a lamb made in France by the Lalanne’ s, but rather a new lamb, made in the USA by an American artist.

  • Lamb

  • Measurements
  • Height: 27 inches
  • Depth: 13 inches
  • Length/Width: 27 inches
  • Item Number: opl112r
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New - Custom

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Sheep With Head Down

Bronze Patina

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Bronze Patina Lalanne

The story behind the Life Size Sheep-

While Robin and I were taking a leisurely walk through the Paris Flea Market, a very long time ago; sitting there before us, near the entrance to the Puce, was a genuine Lalanne sheep, priced at about $5000, it was way out of our budget, for we were just married. After all, who could have predicted what a Francois-Xavier Lalanne sheep would bring decades later.

That Lalanne sheep became a pivotal moment in our lives, for ever since that initial sighting, my wife has been on a personal quest to obtain a Lalanne sheep. Unfortunately, their values rose faster than our incomes. So, for decades, we have been searching for a sheep in the style of Lalanne Sheep, that looked right from top to bottom. However, there was always something askew, out of proportion, or just an intangible that you could not put your finger on, but in your hearts of hearts, you knew it was the wrong one and the search continued for decades. This particular Lalanne style sheep, was finally one that hit all the correct marks, scale, facial expression, proportions and price. The one pictured here is made from solid bronze and has a dark patina applied to the bronze. The real fur is available both in black or white and it is referred to as a head down version and there is also a grazing one as well being offered.

  • Sheep With Head Down

  • Measurements
  • Height: 34 inches
  • Depth: 17 inches
  • Length/Width: 34 inches
  • Item Number: ops212b
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New

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Sheep

In Resin

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Claude Lalanne Sheep

The story behind the Life Size Sheep -

About 25 years ago Robin and I were strolling through the Paris Flea Market and sitting right there, near the entrance to the Puce was a real Lalanne sheep, for about $5000 and of course, I instantly told my better half to put it right out of her mind, before we got ourselves into trouble. After all, who was I to predict that what a Francois-Xavier Lalanne sheep would fetch years later.

Ever since my wife laid her eyes on that Lalanne sheep, I have never heard the end of it and we are talking about decades later. So, for years, no, make that for decades, I have been searching for a sheep in the style of Lalanne Sheep, that I could actually afford. but there was always something amiss, or out of proportion. In my opinion, this particular Lalanne style sheep answered my prayers. How could you not love this Sheep? The one pictured on this page is made from resin, but we also offer them in solid bronze and in black or white fur.

Price is for one Lalanne sheep knock off.

  • Sheep In Resin

  • Measurements
  • Height: 34 inches
  • Depth: 16 inches
  • Length/Width: 34 inches
  • Item Number: ops121r
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New

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Sheep

In Solid Bronze

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Claude Lalanne Solid

In the early 1990’s my wife Robin and I were walking through the Puce in Paris and standing right along the curb on the sidewalk was a Lalanne sheep, for a then mind boggling $5000 and without any hesitation what-so-ever, I told my wife to forget the Lalanne Sheep, for who in their right mind would pay that much for a fluffy sheep, made by a French sculptor named Lalanne, that I never even heard of. For how could I have known that what a Xavier Lalanne sheep would fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars years later (made the same mistake with a Ferrari once). Ever since that moment, we have been searching for an affordable solution and with each Xavier Lalanne style sheep, there was always something just a little wrong, or out of scale.

The Lalanne style sheep in solid bronze you see here, was my answer, great face and will you look at those legs? How could you simply not fall in love with this sheep sculpture? Available in resin, or in solid bronze with real fur as shown in this listing. Almost forgot, they also double as a stool.

Price is for one Lalanne sheep (in the style of).

  • Sheep In Solid Bronze

  • Measurements
  • Height: 34 inches
  • Depth: 16 inches
  • Length/Width: 34 inches
  • Item Number: ops111b
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New

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The Sheep Ottoman

In Light or Dark Patina

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Francois-Xavier Lalanne

Our Lalanne inspired sheep ottoman, which also functions as a bench for sitting, makes a great addition to any Lalanne collector. Our Lalanne style ottoman is available in a light, or dark patina and also available in resin and is listed on 1stdibs. The image shown is made from real white fur (black is available on special order) and the legs are cast solid bronze, in a dark patina. Famous for his animal sculptures in the 1960s-1980s, Xavier Lalanne worked closely with his wife, Claude, whom he met in the 1950s. While his wife preferred plant life, Francois-Xavier Lalanne preferred animals cast in bronze with wooden Sub-frames and wrapped in real animal fur.

  • The Sheep Ottoman

  • Measurements
  • Height: 24 inches
  • Depth: 16 inches
  • Length/Width: 34 inches
  • Item Number: opt12b
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New

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Grazing Sheep

In Solid Bronze

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Grazing Sheep in the Style of

Every time, we think we have produced the last Lalanne style sheep position, a customer will make a special request and so long as they are nice, we cannot really say no. This is how the head cocked to the left, or cocked to the right positions started and the head tilted down also joined our ever-growing flock. There are currently over a dozen options, all available on 1stdibs. What started out as a special homage to the Lalanne’ s, seems to be ever expanding. Although it was the husband Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008), one would like to think that the sheep evolved from a conglobation, between the two famous Lalanne sculptors. We will be forever indebted for their creativity and genius.

  • Grazing Sheep

  • Measurements
  • Height: 34.5 inches
  • Depth: 38 inches
  • Length/Width: 16 inches
  • Item Number: ops312b
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New

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Black Sheep

In Bronze

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Lalanne Black Sheep in Bronze

Seems like every family has one black sheep and ours is no different. Now available in either resin, or solid bronze as shown. These sheep pay homage to the French sculptors, Les Lalanne’ s. Famous for his surreal sheep and animal sculptures, Lalanne worked with his wife, Claude Lalanne, whom he met in the 1950s. Claude preferred plant life, while Francois-Xavier preferred animals, that he would cast in bronze and attach to wooden bucks (frames) and wrapped in real sheep fur. François-Xavier Lalanne, French Artist, 1927–2008.

  • Black Sheep

  • Measurements
  • Height: 34 inches
  • Depth: 16 inches
  • Length/Width: 34 inches
  • Item Number: ops132b
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New

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Collection of 3 Sheep

In Bronze

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Lalanne Inspired Collection of 3 Sheep

We feel privileged to be able to present these two new Lalanne Inspired Sheep, to the Old Plank Sheep Collection, one you will notice is posed in a grazing position, while the other has its head cocked, or canted to the left and most of you are already familiar with the Lalanne inspired Sheep ottoman we offer. We would like to believe, that these two Lalanne inspired sheep, pay homage to the Lalanne’ s. The sheep are credited to Xavier Lalanne, the husband of Claude, but one has to wonder if Claude Lalanne did not contribute in some way. Both life size sheep are made out of solid bronze and covered in real sheep fur. Please check 1stdibs for our many other listings of Lalanne inspired lifesize sheep.

  • Collection of 3 Sheep

  • Measurements
  • Height: 34 inches
  • Depth: 16 inches
  • Length/Width: 34 inches
  • Item Number: OPM002
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: 2017

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Life-size Sheep in Bronze

Head Canted Left

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Lalanne Inspired Lifesize Bronze Sheep

The story behind the Life Size Sheep - While Robin and I were leisurely walking throughout the Paris Flea Market, commonly referred to as the Puce, a very long time ago; sitting there before us, near the entrance to the Market, was a genuine Lalanne sheep, priced about $5000, it was way out of our budget, for we were just married. After all, who could have foreseen what a Francois-Xavier Lalanne made sheep would bring decades later. That Lalanne sheep became a pivotal moment in our lives, for ever since that faithful encounter, my wife has been on a personal mission to obtain a Lalanne sheep. Sadly, their values rose faster than our incomes. So, for decades, we have been searching for a sheep, made in the style of Lalanne’ s Sheep, that looked correct. However, there was always something askew, out of proportion, or just an intangible that you could not put your finger on, but you knew it was the wrong and the search continued for over 40 years. This particular Lalanne style sheep, was the one that hit all the marks, scale, facial appearance, scale and proportions. Our Lalanne style sheep is created from solid bronze and has a dark patina applied. The fur is real and available both in black or white and it is referred to as head cocked left version and there is also a head cocked right available through 1stdibs.

  • Life-size Sheep in Bronze

  • Measurements
  • Height: 34 inches
  • Depth: 34 inches
  • Length/Width: 16 inches
  • Item Number: ops412b
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New

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Life-size Sheep in Dark Resin

   

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Lalanne Sheep (Dark Resin)

The story behind the Lalanne Sheep (in the Style of) A Life Size Sheep-

About 25 years ago Robin and I were strolling through the Paris Flea Market and sitting right there on the sidewalk of rue des Rosiers was a Claude Lalanne sheep, for the equivalent of a then staggering $5000 and of course I immediately told my wife to just forget it, for who in their right mind would pay that much for a furry life size sheep. After all, who was I to predict that what Claude, and her husband Francois-Xavier Lalanne, sheep would sell for years later.

Ever since that moment we have been searching for a more affordable Lalanne Sheep equivalent, but there was always something just a little off, or out of proportion. In my opinion, this particular Lalanne sheep was the answer to my prayers. Great sheep reproduced face and will you look at those unique sheep legs? How could you not love this Claude Lalanne Sheep (in the style of)?

Price is for one Lalanne sheep knock off.

  • Life-size Sheep in Dark Resin

  • Measurements
  • Height: 34 inches
  • Depth: 16 inches
  • Length/Width: 34 inches
  • Item Number: ops122r
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New

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Outdoor Sheep

In Bronze

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Outdoor Hand Made Lalanne

Starting in 2016, we embarked on manufacturing indoor bronze sheep with real fur in the style of Claude Lalanne. To say that was a success is probably an understatement. Customers continued to ask, want and demand a sheep for their garden, yards and other outdoor applications.

We are proud to announce our first outdoor sheep (see pictures). Made with a true bronze cast for the legs, ears and face; there is nothing close to this unbelievable outdoor sculpture. The body is manufactured from a silicone mold and has the look of a real sheep but can weather the elements of being outside.

Here is the history of the Lalanne Sheep -

A very long time ago, my wife Robin and I were walking through a Flea Market at the outskirts of Paris and standing right on the sidewalk of rue des Rosiers was a life size sheep, made by the famous French Sculptor, Xavier Lalanne for the equivalent of small automobile and without any hesitation, I told my wife to forget it. For whom was I to predict that what a Xavier Lalanne sheep would bring years later (made the same mistake with some cars, but much more serious). Ever since then, I have been seeking an affordable alternative, but there was always something out of scale, or just plain weird about them.

The sheep you see here is hand-made in America, by an artist and has the greatest face and wonderful proportions. Virtually impossible not fall immediately in love. Constructed in solid bronze.

The lead time on the outdoor sheep is roughly 10 weeks at this point. Each sheep is hand made for each individual customer.

  • Outdoor Sheep

  • Measurements
  • Height: 32.5 inches
  • Depth: 16 inches
  • Length/Width: 35 inches
  • Item Number: OPS162b
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New

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Sheep in Dark Bronze

   

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Sheep in the Style of Lalanne

A very long time ago, my wife Robin and I were walking through a Flea Market at the outskirts of Paris and standing right on the sidewalk of rue des Rosiers was a life size sheep, made by the famous French Sculptor, Xavier Lalanne for the equivalent of $5000 and without any hesitation, I told my wife to forget it. For whom was I to predict that what a Xavier Lalanne sheep would bring years later (made the same mistake with some cars, but much more serious). Ever since then, I have been seeking an affordable alternative, but there was always something out of scale, or just plain weird about them. The sheep you see here is hand-made in America, by an artist and has the greatest face and wonderful proportions. Virtually impossible not fall immediately in love. Constructed in resin, or in solid bronze with real fur (as shown in this listing). And yes, they also function as a stool for extra seating.

  • Sheep in Dark Bronze

  • Measurements
  • Height: 34 inches
  • Depth: 16 inches
  • Length/Width: 34 inches
  • Item Number: ops112b
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Era: Custom Made
  • Age: Brand New

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