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Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, Anneau Arc
By Agnès Nivot
Located in Mareil-Marly, Yvelines
Contemporary ceramic ring sculpture in a rich cocoa/velvety brown earthenware vibrates with accents of blue slip along the outer rim and on the textured bottom arch. Wheel-thrown scu...
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2010s French Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, Anneau Arc Bleu
By Agnès Nivot
Located in Mareil-Marly, Yvelines
Contemporary ceramic ring sculpture in a rich cocoa/velvety brown stoneware vibrates with accents of blue slip along the outer rim and on the smooth bottom arch. Wheel-thrown sculptu...
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2010s French Minimalist Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Whimsical Ceramic Butterflies on Squash Sculpture by Sergio Bustamante
By Sergio Bustamante
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool and unique signed piece by Mexican artist, Sergio Bustamante, circa 1970s. The piece was acquired directly from the artist and is beautifully hand painted on ceramic.
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Unique "Double Fish Vase" Handmade and Hand Glazed, Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, Mid-Century Modern ceramic creation of a double fish vase by master designer Eva Fritz-Lindner working ne...
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Big Bold Tall Blue "Polka Dot Owl" Handmade Master Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand painted and hand glazed Mid-Century Modern ceramic effigy of a perched owl by master designer Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017). It was designed about ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Paintings and Screens

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Pottery, Ceramic

Whimsical Blue Boy and Girl Two Faced Sculpture Master Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
A whimsical handmade and hand painted glazed pottery boy and girl two faced Janus pottery sculpture. Few of a kind. Designer/Maker: Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) with stamp i3D, ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

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Ceramic, Pottery

Unique "Circus Rider Family On Horses" Master Design Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
Unique This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed Mid-Century Modern ceramic effigy of 'Circus Riders On Horses' created and crafted by master designer Eva Fritz-L...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Pottery, Ceramic

Tall Whimsical Vase-Lamp Base Teddy Bear & Friends Handmade Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, mid-century modern ceramic creation of a tall classic footed bottle vase or possible lamp base by master ...
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Big Rabbit Hand Painted Master Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
Tall old handmade and hand painted rabbit sculpture handcrafted and hand painted in beautiful colors by the master artist Eva Fritz-Lindner. A few of a kind master work. Designer/...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic, Pottery

Flute Player Master Work Sculpture Hand-Painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
Inolee flute player- A master work sculpture designed and hand-painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner This is a creative handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed sculpture of a flute player na...
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Mid-20th Century German Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic, Pottery

"Big Caterpillar" Master Work Sculpture Hand-Painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
The ‘Big Caterpillar’ a master work sculpture designed and hand-painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) This is a creative handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed sculpture of a s...
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Mid-20th Century German Centerpieces

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Ceramic, Pottery

Fine Blue Love Doves Sculpture Master Work Hand-Painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
A superb conjoined sculpture of two dove birds sculpture master work designed and hand-painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner, circa 1992. This is the only example of this sculpture we have se...
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Late 20th Century German Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

Big Beautiful Owl, Handmade Hand-Painted by Master Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
One of her most favorite Compositions! Tall handmade and hand-painted owl sculpture handcrafted and hand-painted in beautiful colors Designer/maker: Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

"Elephants Safari" Presentation Bowl Master Work Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is the only known example of this -Elephants Safari- Monumental Presentation Bowl & Master Work- Hand Painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) This is a wonderful handmade, ...
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Mid-20th Century German Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

Monumental Angel Sculpture by Master Designer Eva Fritz-Lindner, Unique, 1992
Located in Shelburne, VT
A one -of-a-kind monumental Monumental Floating Angel -Flatterspas- tall sculpture created, handmade, and hand-painted by master designer Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) in 1992. Ha...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

Fantastic Pink Bird of Paradise Sculpture by Master Designer Eva Fritz-Lindnert
Located in Shelburne, VT
A one-of-a-kind monumental Monumental Flamboyant Bird of Paradise -Knuppelhuhn- big sculpture created, handmade, and hand-painted by master designer Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) in ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

Unique "Anteater" Sculpture Masterpiece Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
No ordinary eater A whimsical handmade and hand painted glazed pottery anteater master piece. Designer/Maker: Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) with stamp i3D, circa 1970. Glaze: The ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

Unique Turtle Sculpture Few of Kind Masterpiece Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
A whimsical handmade and hand painted glazed pottery Turtle in the form of a bank master piece. Designer/Maker: Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017), circa attributed 1970. Glaze: Th...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

Unique "Six Talking Birds" Sculpture Rare Masterpiece Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
28" tall A whimsical handmade and hand painted glazed pottery with Six Talking Birds (Birds of Paradise), bottle form 28" tall vase- a master piece. Designer/Maker: Eva Fritz-...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

White Glazed Ceramic Hands Sculpture Italian Vintage
By Taste Seller By Sigma
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful Italian dramatic white glazed hands sculpture is an encompassing energy welcome object with outstretched large male hands. It is monumental and theatrical. This is fro...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Signed Sergio Bustamante Ceramic Hand with Faces
By Sergio Bustamante
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Signed by Mexican artist, Sergio Bustamante, 52" tall hand with faces - very rare and stunning example of Bustamantes work.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Italian Ceramic Hand Painted Oversized Owl Figure by V. Bindi
Located in London, GB
Italian ceramic hand painted oversized owl figure by V. Bindi We are proud to offer a fine quality early 20th century ceramic hand painted figure of an owl. Stamped with the artists...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Pair of Ceramic Hands 1920s in Art Deco
Located in bari, IT
Refined pair of 1920s ceramic hands Art Deco.
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

  • Pair of Ceramic Hands 1920s in Art Deco
  • Pair of Ceramic Hands 1920s in Art Deco
  • Pair of Ceramic Hands 1920s in Art Deco
  • Pair of Ceramic Hands 1920s in Art Deco
H 1.19 in. W 5.52 in. D 10.63 in.
Italian Hand-Painted Ceramic Bust
Located in New York, NY
Whimsical Italian mid century hand decorated ceramic bust/wig stand with floral border.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Busts

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Ceramic

  • Italian Hand-Painted Ceramic Bust
  • Italian Hand-Painted Ceramic Bust
  • Italian Hand-Painted Ceramic Bust
  • Italian Hand-Painted Ceramic Bust
H 12.5 in. W 5 in. D 5 in.
Italian Hand Made Ceramic Stars
By Coricrea
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Italian ceramic stars, made and painted entirely by hand - Idea: glued to the wall in a house by the sea, to form a row or a big star. da O/1997 a O/2005.
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Late 20th Century Italian Folk Art Natural Specimens

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Ceramic

  • Italian Hand Made Ceramic Stars
  • Italian Hand Made Ceramic Stars
  • Italian Hand Made Ceramic Stars
  • Italian Hand Made Ceramic Stars
H 0.79 in. Dm 3.94 in.
Contemporary Porcelain Big Vase Gold Iceberg Ceramic Hand-Painted Italy Fos
By Fos Ceramiche
Located in Faenza, IT
Porcelain vase / sculpture with a bold personality, part of ARTIKA collection, designed by the architect and designer Giovanni Luca Ferreri. Pure white, the signature style of FOS, c...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Gold

Contemporary Porcelain Vase Gold Iceberg White Ceramic Hand-Painted Italy Fos
By Fos Ceramiche, Giovanni Luca Ferreri
Located in Faenza, IT
Porcelain vase / sculpture with a bold personality, part of ARTIKA collection, designed by the architect and designer Giovanni Luca Ferreri. Pure white, the signature style of FOS, c...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Gold

Vintage Hand Painted Italian Ceramic Rooster
Located in La Plata, MD
Large 32" tall vintage hand painted Italian ceramic rooster, vivid colors enhanced with glazing. Hallmarked on bottom.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Other Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Architect Javier Senosiain "Quetzalli" Hand Cast Ceramic
By ADN Studio
Located in Mexico City, MX
We are happy to present this project of an edition series of fine art ceramics featuring works by five of Mexico’s most important modern and contemporary architects. Javier Senosi...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Hand Painted Mosaic Ceramic Bull Figurine
Located in Ferndale, MI
Intricately hand painted mosaic style with bright colors to give the bull form and definition.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Classical Roman Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

  • Hand Painted Mosaic Ceramic Bull Figurine
  • Hand Painted Mosaic Ceramic Bull Figurine
  • Hand Painted Mosaic Ceramic Bull Figurine
  • Hand Painted Mosaic Ceramic Bull Figurine
H 3.25 in. W 5.25 in. D 1.25 in.
Contemporary Hand Built Ceramic Lipstick
Located in Stamford, CT
Ceramic handmade lipstick, glazed, fired, and painted, circa 2019. Made in the United States.
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2010s American Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Large Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Ram, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Large hand painted and glazed ceramic ram, Italy 1950s (signed "243 G Italy"). Don’t feel sheepish. Ewe will really love this incredible accent piece!
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Paint

Italian Ceramic Hand Painted Bust of a Woman with Wheat and Tassel Crown
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Beautiful rare ceramic hand painted bust. A lovely accent piece for any room. This figure features a woman with a crown of yellow wheat and blue and white tassels atop her head. Her ...
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20th Century Italian Classical Greek Busts

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Ceramic, Paint

Fisherman a Late 19th Century Clay/Ceramic Hand Painted China Figure
Located in London, GB
An unusual figure of a late 19th century clay/ceramic hand painted china figure. This item stands of a mahogany wooden base, sculpted from hand we would assume due to the detail and ...
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Vintage 1920s British Folk Art Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Helping Hand, Ceramic Vase with Underglaze Sgraffito Detailing
By Alex Hodge
Located in Miami, FL
Helping Hand Ceramic vase with underglaze Sgraffito detailing This ceramic vase features lush, vibrant plant forms. On each side, a hand emerges as if to reach for something. The...
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2010s American Other Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Paint

Signed Ceramic 'Hands' Hanging Bowl by Richard Etts 1974
By Richard Etts
Located in Hudson, NY
a rare 'Hands' hanging bowl by artist Richard Etts in plaster. Etts is known for his iconic sculpture and lighting cast from hands in plaster. the hanging bowls are rarely seen. pric...
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Vintage 1970s American Decorative Bowls

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Plaster

Hand Built Ceramic Sculpture, Pod Composite In White Underglaze
By Helena Starcevic Ceramics
Located in New York, NY
Hand built ceramic sculpture, "White Cloud Pod Composite". Individually hand-formed clay pods, combined into a "composite" of forms, fused together during the firing. White stonewa...
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2010s American Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

G. Gusella, Figurative Hand Painted Ceramic Sculpture, circa 1980s
Located in Norwalk, CT
Guglielmo Gusella, a.k.a. William G. Gusella, Italian (b. 1952). Painted ceramic on a lacquered particle board base, circa 1980. Signed " Guglielmo Gusella" on left leg. Base bears ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Vintage Ceramic Tile Wall Hanging
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Beautiful ceramic tile hand painted and glazed with exceptional wondering school of colorful fish on a turquoise color background. The tile can hang on the wall.  
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20th Century Turkish Mounted Objects

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Ceramic

Contemporary Sculptural Hand-Built Ceramic Mushroom-Shaped Table Lamp
By Yuko Nishikawa, Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Persimmon is a mushroom-shaped hand-built ceramic table lamp whose plinth base and socket cover are integrated into the main body making one seamless sculptural ceramic shell. The cu...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Ceramic

Ceramic Sculpture Glazed Earthenware Platinum Gold Hand Painted, Italy
Located in London, GB
Francesco Raimondi, lucky charm, 2020 glazed earthenware, platinum and gold, hand painted, unique piece, 21st century Measures: Approximate 100cm x 25 x 25cm Francesco Raimondi w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Renaissance Revival Abstract Sculp...

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Ceramic, Majolica

Italian Hollywood Regency Hand Painted Ceramic Lion, circa 1960
By Gucci
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A great pop in any space, this life-size Italian ceramic hand painted lion sculpture is the out of the ordinary accessory that adds a fun, but elegant sensibility. Reminiscent of the...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Hand Painted Two Side Modern Ceramic Tile
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Beautiful hand painted and glaze ceramic tile painted on two sides, funny subject. Displayed on wood stand, wood stand included.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mounted Objects

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Ceramic

  • Hand Painted Two Side Modern Ceramic Tile
  • Hand Painted Two Side Modern Ceramic Tile
  • Hand Painted Two Side Modern Ceramic Tile
  • Hand Painted Two Side Modern Ceramic Tile
H 0.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 9.5 in.
Italian Hollywood Regency Hand Painted Ceramic Poodle, circa 1960
By Gucci
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A great pop in any space, this life-size Italian ceramic poodle sculpture is the out of the ordinary accessory that adds a fun, but elegant sensibility. The poodle is in excellent vi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

G. Gusella, Small Figurative Hand Painted Ceramic Sculpture, circa 1980s
Located in Norwalk, CT
Guglielmo Gusella, a.k.a. William G. Gusella, Italian (b. 1952). Painted ceramic on lacquered particle board base, circa 1980. Signed "Gusella" and possibly numbered "1" on back. Ba...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

1960s Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Snarling Black Panther
Located in London, GB
A life-sized ceramic black panther, hand painted with a black body and glass eyes. This Italian 1960s jungle cat is portrayed seated, his tail curling around his front paw, and his s...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Hand-Built Ceramic White Contemporary Sculpture Goso-Goso by Yuko Nishikawa
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Goso-Goso is a contemporary hand-built stoneware ceramic sculpture finished in a satin-matte white glaze. It is entirely hand-built with coiling and sculpting and fired in the artist...
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2010s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Ceramic

Modern Decorative Figurine Head Ceramic Decor Hand Painted Figurative Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
Lacrimosso figurine decor is an eye-catching decorative object to adorn the tabletop, living room, or even the master bedroom floor. Inspired by the tear boy painting, Lacrimosso bel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Modern Decorative Head Decor, Hand-Painted Bowie, Ceramic Figurine Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
David figurine decor is an eye-catching decorative object to adorn your tabletop. Inspired by the unique David Bowie, hand-painted, this beautiful ceramic head is perfect for decorat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Perfectus, Modern Decorative Ceramic Head Decor, Hand Painted Figurine Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
Perfectus figurine decor Perfectus figurine decor is an eye-catching decorative object to adorn your tabletop. Handmade and painted, this beautiful ceramic head is perfect for decor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Modern Wall Decor Figurine Head Hand-Painted Ceramic Figurative Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
Nina figurine is a very special decorative ceramic head. Each detail of this item is inspired by the Native American name “Nina”, which means “mighty warrior”. A hand-painted figurin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Hand-Painted Ceramic Dog Sculpture, Dalmatian Bulldog, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hand-painted ceramic dog sculpture from the 1960s. This vintage ceramic Puppy Dog - Dane Dog Puppy - little Dalmatian Dog - Dalmatian Bulldog sculpture is so adorable. This Dog Fig...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

1980s Spanish Hand Painted Glazed Ceramic Tiger Sculpture
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s Spanish hand painted glazed ceramic tiger sculpture.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Red Chalice on Black Tripod Legs, Hand Built Ceramic Stoneware
By Helena Starcevic Ceramics
Located in New York, NY
This Red Ceramic Chalice is a modern take on an ancient idea, designed and hand built by the artist, Helena Starcevic. It has a glossy red glaze over a dark clay body which shows thr...
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

French Bulldog Figurine Decor, Hand-Painted Ceramic Dogs Figurative Sculptures
Located in Porto, PT
French bulldog is an artistic and exclusive decor piece. These luxury figurine objects are made and painted by hand to provide each piece a distinct and unique character, designed w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Figurative S...

Materials

Ceramic

Abstract Sculpture Shaped like a Seashell Hand Formed Ceramic Rust Brown
Located in London, GB
Hand formed abstract sculpture shaped like a large seashell is glazed in rust brown. Its organic form is accentuated by the way it leans sideways resting in its natural position, by ...
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Vintage 1960s British Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vally Wieselthier Important Ceramic Head, & Hand from Wiener Werkstätte Showroom
By Vally Wieselthier
Located in Sharon, CT
This large head was found on the Joseph Urban Estate Yonkers NY. This and a hand are all that remain of Vally Wieselthier’s masterpiece exhibited at the Wiener Werkstätte America's M...
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Midcentury Hand-Painted Ceramic Wig or Hat Stand
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern hand-painted ceramic wig or hat stand depicting a female bust. The piece was made in the 1960s in Italy and is signed on the bottom. In great vintage condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Busts

Materials

Ceramic

Four-Legged Metallic Glaze Modern TOTEM, Hand Built Ceramic Sculpture
By Helena Starcevic Ceramics
Located in New York, NY
A unique metallic Modern TOTEM from an ongoing series investigating the Totemic form. This one has a rounded, rectangular open-face cup on 4 legs. The rare Metallic Glaze is the last...
Category

Early 2000s American Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Blue, Black and White Crackle-Surfaced Ceramic Sphere, Hand Built Sculpture
By Helena Starcevic Ceramics
Located in New York, NY
Blue, black and white ceramic sphere. This 3-inch piece is coated in many layers of "Terra Sigillata" a liquid clay that has been used in ceramics around the world for centuries. Her...
Category

2010s American Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

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Ceramic Hands For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of ceramic hands for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique ceramic hands was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, stoneware and pottery. Find 733 antique and vintage ceramic hands at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 350 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Ceramic hands have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of ceramic hands to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Modern ceramic hands are of considerable interest. Some ceramic hands are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller ceramic hands, measuring 1.25 inches across, are available at 1stDibs. Goldscheider Manufactory of Vienna, Helena Starcevic Ceramics and Stefan Dakon each produced beautiful ceramic hands that are worth considering.

How Much are Ceramic Hands?

Ceramic hands can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,400, while the lowest priced sells for $22 and the highest can go for as much as $172,444.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Styling your home with vintage, new and antique sculptures 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. And 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.

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