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20th Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This gorgeous work of modern art came from a $4,000,000 Palm Springs Estate filled with amazing examples of 20th century modern art from all over the world. Originally on a solid bla...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Modern Art Organic Bronze Sculpture, 20th Century
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An interesting yet handsome piece of modern art, with an organic insect like form. Made of cast bronze No signature. It's probably a one-off. A nice decorative form in space.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

20th Century Modern Art Carrera Marble Sculpture
Located in Lake Success, NY
Modern art Carrera marble sculpture mounted on a wood base.
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Vintage 1960s Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

  • 20th Century Modern Art Carrera Marble Sculpture
  • 20th Century Modern Art Carrera Marble Sculpture
  • 20th Century Modern Art Carrera Marble Sculpture
  • 20th Century Modern Art Carrera Marble Sculpture
H 16.75 in. W 6.75 in. D 6.75 in.
Modern 20th Century Terracotta Sculpture/ Bust Signed B. Vandenberghe, Belgium
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Out of the ordinary modern terracotta sculpture from the 1970s in Belgium. This large exceptional bust depicts a female postapocalyptic warrior processed in an very unique technique....
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Late 20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Meissen Parrots Sculptures, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous pair of Meissen parrots sculptures, 20th century. Meissen Porcelain or Meissen China was the first European hard-paste porcelain. Early experiments were done in 1708 by...
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20th Century European Modern Animal Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

  • Meissen Parrots Sculptures, 20th Century
  • Meissen Parrots Sculptures, 20th Century
  • Meissen Parrots Sculptures, 20th Century
  • Meissen Parrots Sculptures, 20th Century
H 11.82 in. W 6.7 in. D 6.7 in.
20th Century Modern Art Steel Sculpture and Pedestal
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A two-piece heavy all steel modern art sculpture. From an upscale Art Collector's Palm Spring Estate. Signed LF.
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1990s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

20th Century Gilt Flame Sculpture
Located in South Salem, NY
Striking modern flame sculpture on an ebony marble stand, originally sold by Harrod's Department Store in London. Dramatic, stylized flame, a classic subject that has captivated arti...
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20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Plaster

  • 20th Century Gilt Flame Sculpture
  • 20th Century Gilt Flame Sculpture
  • 20th Century Gilt Flame Sculpture
  • 20th Century Gilt Flame Sculpture
H 30.5 in. W 21 in. D 8 in.
Bronze Sculpture Figure, 20th Century
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice modern art figure study. Cast bronze. Signed on the side.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Bronze Sculpture Figure, 20th Century
  • Bronze Sculpture Figure, 20th Century
  • Bronze Sculpture Figure, 20th Century
  • Bronze Sculpture Figure, 20th Century
H 10 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
20th Century Modern Art Marble Sculpture on Limestone Plinth Base
Located in Lake Success, NY
Marble sculpture on limestone plinth base signed "JEFF", USA, 1980s.
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20th Century American Abstract Sculptures

20th Century Industrial Modern Wooden Sculpture, Austria, circa 1915-1920
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Out of the ordinary early 20th century modern wooden sculpture out of Austria, circa 1915-1920. This large abstract sculpture impresses with its unusual formed massive wooden tree St...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Abstract Sculptures

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Iron

20th Century Lucite Light Bulb Sculpture
Located in Norwalk, CT
A very interesting light bulb suspended in a Lucite cube, a very cool decorative accent to any shelf or table. Unsigned.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Lucite

  • 20th Century Lucite Light Bulb Sculpture
  • 20th Century Lucite Light Bulb Sculpture
  • 20th Century Lucite Light Bulb Sculpture
  • 20th Century Lucite Light Bulb Sculpture
H 4.25 in. W 3.25 in. D 3.25 in.
20th Century Signed Ceramic Figure Sculpture
By Clyde Burt
Located in Dallas, TX
Very beautifully done, three figures. Signed RZ in base, possibly Roger Zellner. Clyde Burt style as well.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Wood

  • 20th Century Signed Ceramic Figure Sculpture
  • 20th Century Signed Ceramic Figure Sculpture
  • 20th Century Signed Ceramic Figure Sculpture
  • 20th Century Signed Ceramic Figure Sculpture
H 13.75 in. W 3.63 in. D 3.5 in.
Thoroughbred Horse Portrait Sculpture, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous thoroughbred horse portrait sculpture, 20th century. This stunning bust is full of life and motion. Sculptured after Albert Hinrich Hussman, 1874-1946. Marble sculpture...
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20th Century European Modern Animal Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

  • Thoroughbred Horse Portrait Sculpture, 20th Century
  • Thoroughbred Horse Portrait Sculpture, 20th Century
  • Thoroughbred Horse Portrait Sculpture, 20th Century
  • Thoroughbred Horse Portrait Sculpture, 20th Century
H 11.82 in. W 11.82 in. D 3.94 in.
Michel Anasse Brutalist Sculpture, 20th Century
By Michel Anasse
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fun piece welded steel great as a decorative catch all for keys, fruit etcetera.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Steel

Zoltan Bohus Laminated Glass Sculpture, 20th Century
By Zoltan Bohus
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
PLEASE NOTE: This piece is currently located in our Amsterdam office, please enquire for delivery times. Stunning architectural art laminated glass sculpture of angled form by worl...
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20th Century Hungarian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Glass

20th Century Bronze Sculpture of Nude Woman
Located in Roma, IT
Bronze sculpture.
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20th Century European Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

  • 20th Century Bronze Sculpture of Nude Woman
  • 20th Century Bronze Sculpture of Nude Woman
  • 20th Century Bronze Sculpture of Nude Woman
  • 20th Century Bronze Sculpture of Nude Woman
H 13.39 in. W 10.63 in. D 7.88 in.
Pastore Abstract Marble Sculpture, 20th Century
Located in Chicago, IL
A gorgeous marble sculpture abstractly depicting a reclining figure. Signed "‘Pastore’ and date 01. Beautiful gray veining in the peach marble. Pictured on a Lucite base, not include...
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Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Mid-20th Century Golden Metal Animalier Snake Sculpture
Located in Milano, IT
1940s golden metal Animalier sculpture representing a snake Mid-20th century golden metal animalier snake sculpture 4.5" high 138 cm high A golden metal snake animalier sculptu...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Henry Moore Style Abstract Marble Sculpture, 20th Century
By Henry Moore
Located in Hamburg, PA
A modernist Henry Moore or Constantin Brancusi style abstract marble sculpture, 20th century. Artist unknown, however, signed with artist cipher. The sculpture has minor scuffs, as s...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Klaus Ihlenfeld Abstract Bronze Untitled Sculpture, 20th Century
By Ihlenfeld
Located in Hamburg, PA
A modernist Klaus Ihlenfeld abstract bronze untitled organic mushroom sculpture, unmarked. Klaus Ihlenfeld was a studio assistant to Harry Bertoia. He is best known for his abstract ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Metal Sculpture by Ernesto Riva, Italy, 20th Century
By Ernesto Riva
Located in Greding, DE
Metal sculpture by Ernesto Riva (born 1913) consisting of several metal squares which are welded together. The artist had not the construction itself in mind, but furthermore the eff...
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20th Century Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Jack Boyd Small Bronze Sculpture Figures, 20th Century
By Jack Boyd
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Boyd was an artist out of San Diego California. These pair of sculptures are a fine example of his art. They appear to be a male and female couple that are floating or dancing...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Klaus Ihlenfeld Abstract Bronze "Sunflower" Sculpture, 20th Century
By Ihlenfeld
Located in Hamburg, PA
A modernist Klaus Ihlenfeld abstract bronze "Sunflower" Sculpture stamped "K" (upper right corner). Klaus Ihlenfeld was a studio assistant to Harry Bertoia. He is best known for his ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

TOTEM Sculptures by Reuben Karol, America, 20th Century
Located in Culver City, CA
TOTEM Sculptures by Reuben Karol, America, 20th century. A pair of totemic forms composed of hybrid female figures constructed of thinly slatted wood. Measures: 10.5" W x 9.5" ...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Signed Paporter 20th Century Female Nude Marble Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Original Mid-Century Modern female marble sculpture signed by the Artist Paporter. Sculpted out of one piece of marble and mounted on a green marble base. The marble has a stunning...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Metal Sculptures by Ernesto Riva, Italy, 20th Century
By Ernesto Riva
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of large metal sculptures by Ernesto Riva (born 1913) out of single metal rings, welded together individually. The sculptures stand on round disk feet and slightly sway front an...
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20th Century Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Surrealist Bronze Female Nude Abstract Sculpture, Mid 20th Century
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An alluring solid bronze desktop sculpture executed in surrealist style and with a spectacular, rich surface patina. Beautifully executed and just the perfect size to double as a pap...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Large Ceramic English Bulldog Sculpture, Late 20th Century, Italy
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large Italian late 20th century English bulldog sculpture. This hand painted brown porcelain ceramic, stonewear English bulldog figurine is signed and numbered A/7350 C S. Italy. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Klaus Ihlenfeld Abstract Patinated Brass "Tree" Sculpture, 20th Century
By Ihlenfeld
Located in Hamburg, PA
A modernist Klaus Ihlenfeld patinated brass sculpture stamped "KI" (on base). Klaus Ihlenfeld was a studio assistant to Harry Bertoia. He is best known for his abstract sculptures in...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass

Red Metal Sculpture by Ernesto Riva, Italy, 20th Century
By Ernesto Riva
Located in Greding, DE
Red lacquered sculpture by Ernesto Riva (born 1913) consisting of three interlocked ellipses. The artist had not the construction itself in mind, but furthermore the effect it has on...
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20th Century Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

20th Century Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Marble Obelisks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian architectural pair of decorative hand carved table pyramid obelisks in Italian Rosso Levanto marble on a square black marble base, richly polishe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

20th Century Italian Abstract Metal Sculpture by Marcello Fantoni
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian Brutalist abstract sculpture made of metal, welded and signed by Marcello Fantoni, in good condition. Wear consistent with age and use, circa 195...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Metal

Mid-20th Century Mythological Terracotta "Medusa" Ceramic Sculpture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sculpture depicting a female, armless figure lying on her side, circa 1960s-1970s. Unsure of the subject, but the style and details of the hair suggest this could depict Medusa. Imp...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Terracotta

Bronze Brutalist Style Sculpture on Marble Base, circa 20th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful brutalist bronze sculpture on a marble base. Artist unknown. 20th century.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

20th Century Abstract Oval Bronze Sculpture by Jacques Duval-Brasseur
By Jacques Duval-Brasseur 1
Located in Miami, FL
Abstract sphere sculpture made of bronze with three oval openings. by the French well know sculptor Jacques Duval-Brasseur. A "Certificate of Authenticity" will be provided to the ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Mid-20th Century Painted Wood Face Sculpture 1950s Signed L.N
By Louise Nevelson
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Mid-20th century wooden face sculpture 1950s. Signed L.N. 1951 Painted wood sculpture, signed and dated on left side. Supported on an acrylic base.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

20th Century American Metal, Brass Wall Sculpture by Marc Weinstein
By Marc Weinstein
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large, vintage Mid-Century Modern American sculpture made of hand crafted gilded metal and brass. Designed and produced by Marc Weinstein in good condition. Wear consistent with ag...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

20th Century Glazed Earthenware Giraffe Sculpture Bright Colors & Mint Condition
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and highly decorative giraffe sculpture. Anyone who has ever been to Africa and saw these majestic animals in the wild will never forget the sight of them. The graceful manner ...
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Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Earthenware

Mid 20th Century Valsuani Bronze Sculpture of a Martiniquaise after Paul Gauguin
By Paul Gauguin, Valsuani Foundry
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine bronze of the 'Martiniquaise' or 'Woman of Martinique' sculpture after Paul Gauguin. This bronze was modeled after the 'Woman of Martinique' or 'Femme de la Martinique' ...
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20th Century French Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Architectural Red and White Ceramic Sculpture by Simone Couderc 20th Century
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Simone Couderc Original 20th century ceramic sculpture. Abstract and architecural stoneware ceramic form with white and red ceramic glazes colors. Signed at the base circ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bold Industrial Bronze and Steel Casting Mold Sculpture, France 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
Stunning, strong-lined Industrial sculpture in harmoniously balanced steel, bronze, and plaster, incorporating casting molds in a surrealist wink to the female form.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze, Steel

20th Century Murano Purple and Violet Swan Italian Art Glass Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Archimede Murano purple and violet Italian art glass sculpture features a swan.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Murano Glass

20th Century Abstract Modernist Stone Sculpture of Three Faces in Profile
Located in South Salem, NY
Elegant contemporary art sculpture in an Art Deco revival style, signed by artist C. Marinse. Carved from beautiful green stone, three sensual faces with eyes closed are shown profil...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stone

Noel 20th Century "Le Taureau", Sculpture in Metal, Signed
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Noel (20th century) "Le Taureau", sculpture in metal, iron and recovered material. Signed on the back.  
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Vintage 1980s European Modern Animal Sculptures

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Iron

20th Century Large Aluminum Antelope Head Sculpture by Arthur Edward Court
By Arthur Court
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage large Mid-Century Modern American sculpture in polished aluminum, depicting an Antelope head sculpture with wall mount brackets. Designed by Arthur Edward Court. Very impor...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Aluminum

Abstract Rider, 20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Small bronze sculpture of a rider on his horse in an abstract and soft design. The surface of the rider is structured with concave indentations; the horse is marked with horizontal l...
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20th Century European Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Abstract Rider, 20th Century
  • Abstract Rider, 20th Century
  • Abstract Rider, 20th Century
  • Abstract Rider, 20th Century
H 15.75 in. W 14.18 in. D 7.09 in.
20th Century Abstract Sculpture in Black Textured Iron Metal by John Roper
By John Roper
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a signed 20th century abstract sculpture in black textured iron by Philadelphia artist, John Roper. Each of John Roper's sculptures is a unique design of direct metal scul...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Iron

20th Century Rare and Mint Condition Purple Glazed Ceramic Barn Owl Sculpture
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and highly decorative, 1980's owl sculpture. This stunning barn owl will look great on any mid-century design piece of furniture. It is beautifully made and in perfect conditio...
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20th Century Unknown Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

20th Century Hivo Van Teal Signed Lucite Modernist Abstract Sculpture
By Hivo Van Teal
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This modernist Hivo Van teal clear Lucite sculpture features two thick four-sided curved arm-like forms which terminate in sharp points. The arms are approximate mirror images of eac...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Lucite

20th Century Italian Metal Sculpture, Fish on a Wood Base by Marcello Fantoni
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian abstract metal sculpture, a fish on a wood base, signed by Marcello Fantoni, in good condition. As seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brookl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Metal

Small Bronze Dog, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A charming depiction of a seated German Shepard dog, signed by the artist with a crown in circle and 'M.C'. Dimensions (cm) H 27/W 25/D 14.
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20th Century French Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

  • Small Bronze Dog, 20th Century
  • Small Bronze Dog, 20th Century
  • Small Bronze Dog, 20th Century
  • Small Bronze Dog, 20th Century
H 10.63 in. W 9.85 in. D 5.52 in.
Mid-20th Century Carved Stone
Located in Woodbury, CT
Using the shape of the stone, the artist has carved a face , right arm and hand. It has a signature on the bottom back edge that is indecipherable. It stands vertically and is flat o...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Stone

  • Mid-20th Century Carved  Stone
  • Mid-20th Century Carved  Stone
  • Mid-20th Century Carved  Stone
  • Mid-20th Century Carved  Stone
H 29 in. W 24 in. D 9 in.
Pair of Italian Bronze Rooster and Hen Sculptures from the Mid-20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
This pair of Italian bronze chicken sculptures (a rooster and a hen) from the mid-20th century is quite stunning. Their large size (the tallest one is 20.75" high) and their strong e...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Black Anthropomorphic Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-century modern partly glazed black sculpture in an anthropomorphic shape. The piece has a mark on one if its feet and is in good vintage quality.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Nude Bronze Sculpture
Located in New York City, NY
1970s Mid-Century Modern bronze nude women torso sculpture by Oxana Narozniak. Oxana Narozniak is a Ukrainian artist born in Germany then move to Brazil currently she lives in Miami.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Granite, Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Degroot Owl Sculpture
By Degroot
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Brutalist metal and brass sculpture by Degroot.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Brass

Mid-20th Century Bronze Animalier Labrador Retrievers Sculpture by Franz Canins
By Frans Canins
Located in Paris, FR
Signed bronze sculpture, depicting a young Labrador Retriever. Signed by Franz Canin at the tip of the tail.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Mid-20th Pair of Brass Herons Sculpture in a Pedestal
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-20th pair of brass Herons sculpture You can turn the herons as you want.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

20th Century Gilt Bronze Tree Sculpture
Located in Paris, FR
Large 1970s sculpture featuring a tree with leaves. The trunk and branches are in gilt bronze, the leaves are in plastic imitating scale. circa 1970 Dimensions: W 51.2 in, D 35....
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens

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Bronze

  • 20th Century Gilt Bronze Tree Sculpture
  • 20th Century Gilt Bronze Tree Sculpture
  • 20th Century Gilt Bronze Tree Sculpture
  • 20th Century Gilt Bronze Tree Sculpture
H 30.71 in. W 51.19 in. D 35.44 in.
Julius Caesar Bust Sculpture , 20th Century
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Julius Caesar bust sculpture, the Emperor made with marble dust. A fine large library bust of Julius Caesar, probably the most famous of all Roman emperors. Gaius Julius Caesar w...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Busts

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Marble

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20th Century Modern Sculpture For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic 20th century modern sculpture available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and ceramic, every 20th century modern sculpture was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the 20th century modern sculpture you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A 20th century modern sculpture, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Curtis Jere, Archimede Seguso and Walter Bosse each produced at least one beautiful 20th century modern sculpture that is worth considering.

How Much are 20th Century Modern Sculpture?

A 20th century modern sculpture can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,452, while the lowest priced sells for $55 and the highest can go for as much as $320,000.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Styling your home with sculpture means adding a touch that can meaningfully transform the space. By introducing a sculptural work as a decorative finish to any interior, you’re making a statement, whether you tend toward the dramatic or prefer to keep things casual with modest, understated art.

A single, one-of-a-kind three-dimensional figurative sculpture mounted on your dining-room wall is a guaranteed conversation piece, while a trio of abstract works arranged on your living-room bookshelves can add spontaneity to the collection of first-edition novels or artist monographs you’re displaying as well as draw attention to them. Figurative sculptures are representational works that portray a specific person, animal or object. While decorating with busts, which are sculpted or cast figurative works, hasn’t exactly topped the list of design trends every year, busts are back. According to designer Timothy Corrigan, “They give humanity in a way that a more abstract sculpture can’t give.” Abstract sculptures, on the other hand, are not meant to show something specific. Instead, they invoke a mood or scene without directly stating what they are portraying.

Busts made of stone or metal may not seem like a good fit for your existing decor. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seemingly incongruous piece to fit in with the rest of your room’s theme. You can embrace a dramatic piece by making it the focal point of the room, or you can choose to incorporate several elements made out of the same material to create harmony in your space. If an antique or more dramatic piece doesn’t feel like you, why not opt for works comprising plastic, fiberglass or other more modern materials?

When incorporating sculpture into the design of your home — be it the playful work of auction hero and multimedia visionary KAWS, contemporary fiber art from Connecticut dealer browngrotta arts or still-life sculpture on a budget — consider proper lighting, which can bring out the distinctive aspects of your piece that deserve attention. And make sure you know how the size and form of the sculpture will affect your space in whole. If you choose a sculpture with dramatic design elements, such as sharp angles or bright colors, for example, try to better integrate this new addition by echoing those elements in the rest of your room’s design.

Get started on decorating with sculpture now — find figurative sculptures, animal sculptures and more on 1stDibs today.