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12 Vintage German Hand Blown Art Glass Farm Animal Display Figurines 1" to 3"
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage lot of twelve farmhouse ornament / figurine animals, hand blown in various colors and
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Late 20th Century Animal Sculptures

Materials

Blown Glass

Murano Glass Hand Blown Penguin Sculpture
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in North Hollywood, CA
glass figurine with gold murine. Handcrafted beautiful Mid-Century Modern hand blown art glass Italian
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Art Nouveau Peacock Bimini Art Glass Sculpture Figurine, 1910s
By Bimini Glass, Lauschaer
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early-20th century hand blown Peacock Figurine, made probably in the Lauscha Thuringia Area
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Animal Sculptures

Materials

Blown Glass

Murano Sommerso Gold Flecks Italian Large Art Glass Fish Figurine
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Verviers, BE
Murano Sommerso gold flecks Italian Large art glass fish figurine Beautiful Murano hand blown
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Swirl Art Glass Owl Sculpture Figurine, Italy, 1970s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown owl figure. Colors are a black, red and yellow. Made in Murano, Italy
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Murano Art Glass Crane Sculpture Hand Blown Venetian Italian Crystal Glass
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in North Hollywood, CA
glass. Handcrafted beautiful Mid-Century Modern hand blown art glass Italian figurine decorated in clear
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Light Blue and Yellow Blown Murano Glass Fish Decorative Figurine, Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Murano, Italy, 1950s. This fish is made in hand-blown Murano glass. It is a vintage piece
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Danish Art Glass Hen Figurines, 1980s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Decorative pair of hen figurines in marbled multicolored glass. Hand blown and finished by the
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Vintage 1980s Danish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Danish Art Glass Hen Figurines, 1980s
Danish Art Glass Hen Figurines, 1980s
H 3.35 in W 4.53 in D 2.37 in
Murano Glowing Uranium Italian Art Glass Frog Paperweight Figurine Sculpture
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown glowing green with olive spots Italian art glass frog sculpture
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Uranium Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Fratelli Toso Murano Rainbow Filigrana Ribbons Italian Art Glass Swan Figurine
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown rainbow Filigrana ribbons with satin surface Italian art glass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

Murano Gambaro Poggi Yellow Blue Italian Art Glass Fish Figurine Paperweight
By Gambaro & Poggi
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown bright yellow, cobalt blue and orange Italian art glass puffer
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Opaline Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Murano Gambaro Poggi Purple Scavo Italian Art Glass Rabbit Figurine Paperweight
By Gambaro & Poggi
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown purple, blue and green Italian art glass bunny rabbit
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Opaline Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Seguso Murano Black White Italian Art Glass Baby Elephant Figurine Sculpture
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown black and white spotted Italian art glass baby elephant
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Seguso Murano Black White Italian Art Glass Bunny Rabbit Figurine Sculpture
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown black and white spotted Italian art glass bunny rabbit figurine
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Gambaro Poggi Orange Purple Italian Art Glass Snail Figurine Paperweight
By Gambaro & Poggi
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown bright orange, yellow and lavender Italian art glass snail
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Opaline Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Murano Sommerso Glowing Uranium Green Italian Art Glass Owl Bird Figurine
By Cenedese, Alfredo Barbini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful and cute, vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso bright yellow-green with inner olive green
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso, Murrine, Uranium ...

Seguso Tortoise Turtle Figurine Sculpture Pink Alabastro Murano Studio Art Glass
By Archimede Seguso, Seguso
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
An Archimede Seguso tortoise figurine in "Pink Alabastro" Murano art glass. A lovely sculpture and
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

Seguso Murano Sommerso Pink Black Italian Art Glass Fish Figurine Paperweight
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso pink Italian art glass fish sculpture / figurine
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Cenedese Murano Sommerso Red Orange Italian Art Glass Bunny Rabbit Figurine
By Cenedese
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful and very cute Murano hand blown Sommerso red, orange to clear Italian art glass bunny
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso, Glass

Seguso Murano Sommerso Orange Red Yellow Italian Art Glass Squirrel Figurine
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful and very cute, vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso red orange, yellow Italian art glass
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso, Glass

Cat Paperweight Figurine Black White Art Glass Abstract Signed ICET Murano
By ICET Murano, Alfredo Barbini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage ICET Arte Murano hand blown deep black with white accents abstract shape tuxedo
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Late 20th Century Venezuelan Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Sommerso, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Seguso Murano Sommerso Green Italian Art Glass Horse Head Figurine Sculpture
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso green to clear Italian art glass horse head sculpture
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Sommerso, Art Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Murano Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Standing Puppy Dog Figurine Sculpture
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso golden amber and gold flecks Italian art glass puppy
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Archimede Seguso Murano Red Black Italian Art Glass Baby Bird Figurine Sculpture
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful and rare, vintage Murano hand blown red and black Italian art glass mini baby bird
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

Seguso Murano Black White Italian Art Glass Baby Duck Bird Figurine Sculpture
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown black and white spotted Italian art glass baby duck bird
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Gambaro Poggi Red Blue Purple Italian Art Glass Bird Figurine Paperweight
By Gambaro & Poggi
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown bright red, dark cobalt blue and lavender Italian art glass
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Opaline Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Glass

Murano Blue Purple Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Baby Bird Figurine Paperweight
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown blue purple, and gold flecks Italian art glass bird figurine on
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Seguso Duck Loving Couple Figurines Pink Alabastro Murano Studio Art Glass
By Archimede Seguso, Seguso
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
glass, crafted by Seguso, is a charming representation of the skilled artistry of the era. These
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

Large Scale Vintage Murano Glass Duck Bird Figurine Sculpture Dino Martens
By Seguso, Dino Martens, Fratelli Toso, Venini, Barovier
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
This is a large, massive duck sculpture from the 1950s made in the Sommerso and mezza filigrana technique. It is a decorative piece and was likely designed by Dino Martens for Fratel...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Murano Art Glass Silver Flecked Swan Figurine by Formia, Italy, 1960s
By Formia Murano
Located in WARSZAWA, 14
This gorgeous Murano glass swan figurine was manufactured by Formia Murano. Core interior solid
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Silver Leaf

Seguso Murano Clear with Black Accents Italian Art Glass Owl Bird Figurine
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown clear crystal with black accents Italian art glass horned baby
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Murano Gambaro Poggi Green Red Blue Italian Art Glass Rabbit Figurine Sculpture
By Gambaro & Poggi
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand green, red, and blue Italian art glass bunny rabbit figurine
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Barovier Toso Murano Teal Pink Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Bird Figurine
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown teal green, pink, gold flecks and bubbles Italian art glass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Murano Emerald Green Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Swan Bird Sculpture Figurine
By Salviati, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown emerald green and gold flecks Italian art glass swan sculpture
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Archimede Seguso Murano Sommerso Red Orange Italian Art Glass Owl Bird Figurine
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso yellow orange over red Italian art glass horned owl
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Sommerso, Art Glass, Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Murano Red Orange Gold Flecks Chevron Pattern Italian Art Glass Fish Figurine
By Fornasa De Murano A L'Insegna Del Moreto, Galliano Ferro
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso red orange, white and gold flecks Italian art glass
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Seguso Murano Green Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Standing Duck Bird Figurine
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown green and gold flecks Italian art glass duck bird figurine
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Murano Blue White Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Duck Bird Figurine Sculpture
By Archimede Seguso, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, and cute, vintage Murano hand blown blue and white Italian art glass bird or duck
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Seguso Fish Figurine Copper / Rose Gold Flecks Sommerso Art Glass Moray Eel
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
This 24cm tall Aventurine fish figurine with rose gold dust inclusions by Seguso is skillfully
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Dark Green Controlled Bubbles Italian Art Glass Vintage Bunny Rabbit Figurine
By Toscany
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Cute vintage handblown dark green with controlled bubbles, Italian art glass bunny rabbit sculpture
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso, Glass

Seguso Murano Large Green Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Duck Bird Figurine
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, extra large, vintage Murano hand blown green and gold flecks Italian art glass duck bird
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Barovier Toso Murano Yellow Blue Gold Fleck Italian Art Glass Love Bird Figurine
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown bright yellow and sapphire blue spots, bubbles and gold flecks
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano White Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Dog Figurine
By Salviati, Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Alfredo Barbini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown white and gold flecks Italian art glass puppy dog figurine
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Mid Century Modern Gino Cenedese Antonio da Ros Frog Figurine Murano Art Glass
By Cenedese, Antonio da Ros
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
A lovely vintage decorative frog figurine with blue accents attributed Antonio da Ros for Cenedese.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

Mid-century Murano Glass Sculpture Fish Italian Design 1960s
By Seguso, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in North Hollywood, CA
create a sense of depth and dimensionality. Mid-Century Modern vintage hand blown Murano glass fish
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

Murano Sommerso Red Green Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Pony Horse Head Figurine
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Cute vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso red to green, with gold flecks Italian art glass pony horse
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Murano Glass Fish Sculpture Coral Reef Italian Art Glass Centerpiece Sculpture
By Archimede Seguso, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in North Hollywood, CA
create a sense of depth and dimensionality. A Venetian sculptural fish figurine in hand blown glass
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Barbini Murano White Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Bird Figurine Paperweight
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown white and gold flecks Italian art glass bird on base figurine
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold Leaf

Art Nouveau Deer Bimini Style Lauscha Art Glass Sculpture Figure, 1910s
By Bimini Glass, Lauschaer
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Classic early-20th century hand blown Deer Figurine, made probably in the Lauscha Thuringia Area in
Category

Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Animal Sculptures

Materials

Blown Glass

Duck Murano Glass Vetri di Murano Italy Vintage Art Glass, 1950s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A Venetian sculptural duck figurine in hand blown glass, produced on the isle of Murano, circa
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Modern Murano Art Glass Owl Sculpture Figurine, V. Nason Murano Italy
By Vincenzo Nason & Cie
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown owl figure. Colors are a clear with gold flakes inside. Made in Murano
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Large Salviati Italy Murano Glass Exotic Bird Figurine in Shades of Green
By Salviati
Located in Tustin, CA
Magnificent large Salviati Murano Italy hand-made and mouth-blown glass figurine of an exotic bird
Category

20th Century Italian Other Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Vintage Multicolored Murano Glass Fish Decorative Figurine by Fratelli Toso
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Murano, Italy, 1950s. This fish is made in polychromed encased hand-blown Murano glass with fins
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Vintage Murano Glass Fish Decorative Figurine by Fratelli Toso, Italy
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Murano, Italy, 1950s. This fish is made in polychromed hand-blown Murano glass. It is a vintage
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

2 Murano Italian Art Glass Sea Turtle Aquarium Figurines Paperweights Pair
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of hand blown Italian art glass figurines / paperweights or hand chillers in the shape of sea
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Late 20th Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Murano Italian Art Glass Fish Sculpture Statue, Italy Vintage
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A Venetian sculptural fish figurine in hand blown glass, produced on the isle of Murano, circa
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Signed Daum France Crystal Carved Owl Sculpture Figurine Mid-Century Modern 1970
By Lalique, Daum
Located in Miami, FL
This hand carved transparent Owl Figurine, Animal Sculpture is made from one piece of Crystal Glass
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

Impressive 25" Tall Murano Art Glass Caribbean Blue Shark on a Wave Figurine
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Tustin, CA
Very impressive, hand made and mouth blown in Italy, Murano art glass figure or sculpture of a
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20th Century Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Impressive Over Two Feet Tall Murano Art Glass Hot Pink Shark on a Wave Figurine
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Tustin, CA
Very impressive, hand made and mouth blown in Italy, Murano art glass figure or sculpture of a
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20th Century Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Gourmande, a Unique Glass Sculptural Vase with Black Crow by Julie Johnson
By Julie Johnson
Located in London, GB
Gourmande, is a hand-blown art glass vase in apricot with a removable lid adorned with a hot
Category

2010s French Organic Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

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Hand Blown Glass Animal Figurines For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of hand blown glass animal figurines is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique hand blown glass animal figurines was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, art glass and blown glass. We have 190 antique and vintage hand blown glass animal figurines in-stock, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. Hand blown glass animal figurines have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. mid-century modern, modern and Art Nouveau hand blown glass animal figurines are consistently popular styles. Many hand blown glass animal figurines are appealing in their simplicity, but Archimede Seguso, Alfredo Barbini and Seguso Vetri d'Arte produced popular hand blown glass animal figurines that are worth a look.

How Much are Hand Blown Glass Animal Figurines?

Prices for hand blown glass animal figurines start at $80 and top out at $9,800 with the average selling for $500.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right animal-sculptures for You

Invite the untamed wonders of the animal kingdom into your home — and do so safely — with the antique, new and vintage animal sculptures available on 1stDibs.

Artists working in every medium from furniture design to jewelry to painting have found inspiration in wild animals over the years. For sculptors, three-dimensional animal renderings — both realistic and symbolic — crisscross history and continents. In as early as 210 B.C., intricately detailed terracotta horses guarded early Chinese tombs, while North America’s native Inuit tribes living in the ice-covered Arctic during the 1800’s wore small animal figurines carved from walrus ivory. Indeed, animal sculpture has a long history, and beginning in the 19th century, the art form started becoming not only fashionable but artistically validated — a trend that continues today. At home, animal sculptures — polished bronze rhinos crafted in the Art Deco style or ceramic dogs of the mid-century modern era — can introduce both playfulness and drama to your decor.

In the case of the frosted glass sculptures crafted by artisans at legendary French glassmaker Lalique, founded by jeweler and glass artist René Lalique, some animal sculptures are purely decorative. With their meticulously groomed horse manes and detailed contours of their parakeet feathers, these creatures want to be proudly displayed. Adding animal sculptures to your bookcases can draw attention to your covetable collection of vintage monographs, while side tables and wall shelving also make great habitats for these ornamental animal figurines.

Some sculptures, however, can find suitable nests in just about any corner of your space. Whimsical brass flamingos or the violent, realist bronze lions created by Parisian sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye are provocative and versatile pieces that can rest on windowsills or your desk. Otherwise, the brass cat shoehorns and bronze porcupine ashtrays designed by Viennese artist Walter Bosse are no longer roaming aimlessly throughout your living room, as they’ve found a purpose to serve.

Embark on your safari today and find a fascinating collection of vintage, modern and antique animal sculptures on 1stDibs.