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Small Chinese Zodiac Head Busts
Located in Greenwich, CT
These small Chinese Zodiac head busts were handcrafted and designed from the Netherlands and feature sculptural busts of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. Each bust is ceramic ...
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2010s Dutch Modern Busts

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Ceramic

  • Small Chinese Zodiac Head Busts
  • Small Chinese Zodiac Head Busts
  • Small Chinese Zodiac Head Busts
  • Small Chinese Zodiac Head Busts
H 2 in. W .75 in. D 2.5 in.
Vintage Buddha Head Bust
Located in New York, NY
A substantial vintage teal blue resin Buddha head bust sculpture decorative object, circa late-20th century, 1980s, 1990s. A great desk, nightstand, bookshelf, etc., object. Dimensio...
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Late 20th Century Asian Chinoiserie More Desk Accessories

Materials

Resin

  • Vintage Buddha Head Bust
  • Vintage Buddha Head Bust
  • Vintage Buddha Head Bust
  • Vintage Buddha Head Bust
H 4 in. W 2.5 in. D 3 in.
Vtg Native American Indian Chief Bear Head Bust Statue Swirl Layered Clay Resin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Native American Indian chief bear head bust statue swirl layered clay resin. Item approx. 20 lbs, Circa mid 20th century. Measurements: 10.5" H x 9" W x 8" D.
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Mid-20th Century North American Native American Busts

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Clay, Resin

Brass Buddha Head Bust
Located in New York, NY
A substantial decorative brass Buddha head bust from Kathmandu, Nepal, circa 1960s, mid-20th century. Inscribed and marked as shown in image #13. Dimensions: 4.25" D x 5.5" W x 8.63"...
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Mid-20th Century Nepalese Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

  • Brass Buddha Head Bust
  • Brass Buddha Head Bust
  • Brass Buddha Head Bust
  • Brass Buddha Head Bust
H 8.63 in. W 5.5 in. D 4.25 in.
Buddha Head / Bust on Lucite Base
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool ceramic Buddha head or bust on a Lucite base, circa 1970s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with no chips or cracks. The piece measures 5.5" D x 5" W x 12.5" H...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Busts

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Ceramic, Lucite

  • Buddha Head / Bust on Lucite Base
  • Buddha Head / Bust on Lucite Base
  • Buddha Head / Bust on Lucite Base
  • Buddha Head / Bust on Lucite Base
H 12.5 in. W 5 in. D 5.5 in.
Greek or Roman Head Bust Sculpture, 1965
By Austin Productions
Located in New York, NY
A mid-20th century Greco-Roman sculpture head or bust, England, 1965. A reproduction piece made of chalkware or plaster with a dark bronze-like finish. Marked on side as show in imag...
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Mid-20th Century English Greco Roman Busts

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Stone

  • Greek or Roman Head Bust Sculpture, 1965
  • Greek or Roman Head Bust Sculpture, 1965
  • Greek or Roman Head Bust Sculpture, 1965
  • Greek or Roman Head Bust Sculpture, 1965
H 8.25 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.75 in.
Life Size Cast Iron Bulls Head Bust
Located in New York, NY
Life size cast Iron bulls head bust. Measures approximately: 20" x 17" x 24".
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20th Century American American Colonial Animal Sculptures

Materials

Iron

  • Life Size Cast Iron Bulls Head Bust
  • Life Size Cast Iron Bulls Head Bust
  • Life Size Cast Iron Bulls Head Bust
  • Life Size Cast Iron Bulls Head Bust
H 24 in. W 17 in. D 20 in.
Terracotta Head Bust Sculptures, Set of 4
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set of four (4) terracotta head bust sculptures. Four female head sculpture carvings glazed in terracotta. Beautiful decorative objects as demonstrated. A signature appea...
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20th Century European Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta, Wood

  • Terracotta Head Bust Sculptures, Set of 4
  • Terracotta Head Bust Sculptures, Set of 4
  • Terracotta Head Bust Sculptures, Set of 4
  • Terracotta Head Bust Sculptures, Set of 4
H 3.38 in. W 2.25 in. D 3 in.
Stress by Deborah Ballard Art Sculpture Figural Head Bust 1986 Contemporary
Located in Dayton, OH
Stress by Deborah Ballard Art sculpture figural head bust 1986 contemporary 24" "Stress bust art sculpture circa 1986, made from fired white clay by Deborah Ballard (b.1951). Debora...
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Vintage 1980s Expressionist Busts

Materials

Clay

Gentleman's Head Bust German Vintage Hand Made Sculpture
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful white earthenware or ceramic gentleman bust. Bust with lots of patina. A nice addition in every living room.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Busts

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

Vintage African Tribal Hand Carved Wood Head Bust Sculpture
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a large vintage African tribal head wooden sculpture. This is a unique piece that looks to be made of mahogany. It is hand carved feautring the bust a person's head. See p...
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Early 20th Century African Tribal Busts

Materials

Wood

French Cast Iron Horse Head Bust Trade Sign
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Impressive late 19th century French horse head bust trade sign made of cast iron. Features a beautifully rustic patinated finish with a wall mounting plate attached. Very heavy and s...
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Antique 19th Century French Rustic Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Hundred Vintage Taxidermy Heads, Busts, Forms Made of Plaster and Papier Mache
Located in Haarlem, NL
Large lot of more than 100 vintage and antique taxidermy moulds or forms. Lots of different sizes, some heads, some heads with neck and some head/neck/shoulder forms. Made of papie...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Busts

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Fabric, Plaster, Wood, Paper

Pair of 1950s French Cast Iron Mercury Winged Head Busts
Located in Malaga, ES
Pair of 1950s French cast iron winged head busts of Mercury, the Greek god of financial gain and commerce.
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Mid-20th Century French Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Pair of Chinese Ox Horn Buddha Head Bust with Openwork Crown
Located in Forney, TX
A pair of handsomely carved ox horn Buddha head busts on wooden base, the figural statues with intricate openwork crowns. Very unique and interesting. Dimensions (largest, approx)...
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Mid-20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Horn, Wood

Thai Cast Stone with Bronzed Patina Buddha Head Bust, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
Thai cast stone with bronzed patina Buddha head bust, 19th century. 16.9" H x 7.5" W x 10" D.
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Antique 19th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Cast Stone

Pair of Associated Chinese Style Carved Stone Buddha Head Busts
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Sublime pair of associated carved stone Buddha head bust sculptures. Each having a high Ushnisha with serene faces. Slightly varied in size with one being around 1 inch smaller in al...
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20th Century Unknown Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Stone

Art Deco Bedouin Head Bust Terracotta, Glazed Ceramic & Wood Table Lamp, 1950
Located in Miami, FL
One of a kind bedouin head bust table lamp. Bust is handmade out of Terracotta and Ceramic and mounted on a black lacquered base. Marked at the reverse. Wired for Europe, can be m...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Large 25" Pair of Blanc De Chine White Porcelain Horse Head Bust Statues Figures
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large 25" pair of Blanc de Chine White porcelain horse head bust statues. Item features large impressive size, fine details, stamp to underside reads, "Porcelana de Cuernavaca Mexico...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Lapis Lazuli Guanyin Bodhisattva Buddha Asian Head Bust Carved Statue Sculpture
By Eastern Artisans
Located in Milano, IT
Carved with extreme detail by fantastic local artists which transform raw stones into unique art works. Inspired by legends about Guan Yin worshipped as the “Goddess of Mercy”, who f...
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Vintage 1970s Hong Kong Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Lapis Lazuli

Plaster of Paris Italian Head Bust Sculpture with Black Wood Base Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful Italian vintage aqualine plaster of Paris head bust sculpture is so reminiscent of what would be in a museum setting. She has beautiful surreal features with great det...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

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Plaster, Wood

Large Carved Polychrome Buddha Head Bust on Stand
Located in Studio City, CA
A large polychrome Buddha bust on an acrylic base. Stunning piece, wonderfully executed. From a larger collection of Asian artifacts and religious works. Would make a great centerpie...
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20th Century Asian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Murano Sommerso Glass Horse Head Bust Signed Italian
Located in North Miami, FL
This Italian Murano Sommerso glass horse head is signed Bortaro. It is lovely and in then colors of black, gray and clear. The mane of hair in hand blown glass is clear and very deta...
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Vintage 1980s Unknown Modern Glass

Materials

Blown Glass

Guiseppe Carli Signed, Polychrome Ceramic Bust of an Arab Head
By Giuseppe Carli
Located in Verviers, BE
Head bust face statue from Belgium by Guiseppe Carli, (1915-1987) ceramic. Signed. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any further questions.      ...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Nouveau Busts

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Ceramic

Antique French Head Portrait Greek Roman Head Bust Portrait Bearded Man
Located in Cirencester, GB
"The Bust Portrait" French School, 19th century. charcoal drawing on paper, unframed. painting: 23.5 x 17.75 inches Condition report: The painting is in good and sound con...
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Antique 19th Century Renaissance Paintings

Materials

Other

Large Carved Wood and Gilt Temple Shrine Buddha Head Bust
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic, wonderfully carved, unique piece. Solid and heavy. Clearly aged. Likely Burmese. We are listing as 20th century but could be older. Would be the center of attention ...
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Early 20th Century Burmese Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Pam Foss Racehorse Head Bust Sculpture Bronze Blinkers Signed by Artist
Located in National City, CA
Sculpture Studio Artist Pam Foss racehorse head with blinker hood in bronze formica stone wood Sculpture Signed and numbered by artist Measures: 16.5 H x 8.13 W x 16 D inches Origin...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Stone, Bronze

Large Green Glazed Ceramic Serene Buddha Head Bust Sculpture Custom Wood Stand
Located in Studio City, CA
A truly wonderful, one of a kind, unique artisan Buddha head sculpture beautifully drip glazed with Fall shades of green, brown and yellow colours. The Buddha's eyes appear closed in...
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20th Century Asian Ceramics

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Large Golden Hand Carved Wood and Gilt Temple Shrine Buddha Head Bust
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic, wonderfully carved, unique piece. Solid and heavy. Clearly aged. Likely Thai or Burmese. We are listing it as mid-20th century but could be older. Pieces like thi...
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Mid-20th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Large Heavy Thai Siam Asian Ceramic Buddha Head Bust Sculpure on Display Stand
Located in Studio City, CA
This is truly a spectacular work A beautifully sculptured Buddha head (the features and finial suggest that it is Thai/ Siam) on a custom display stand. The Buddha's eyes are semi-cl...
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20th Century Asian Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic, Wood

Bronze Thai Siam Asian Temple Shrine Buddha Head Bust Fragment Custom Wood Stand
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully sculpted Thai/ Siam Southeast Asian bronze Buddha head on a custom wood and lucite stand. The Buddha's eyes are closed in serene meditation. The piece has a nice feel a...
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Antique 19th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Large Sepik River Tribe Papua New Guinea Oceanic Wood TOTEM Head Bust Figure
Located in Studio City, CA
Fantastic, large, and heavy work by the Sepik River tribe of Papua New Guinea. Carved from a single piece of wood with traditional pigments and shell ornamentation for eyes. Woul...
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Mid-20th Century Papua New Guinean Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Bronze Sculpture of Head Bust of Japanese Woman in the Style of Isamu Noguchi
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful, well-crafted work reminiscent of Isamu Noguchi's early work in bronze. Heavy and solid on a beautiful rosewood base. Apparently unsigned. From a collection of Jap...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Bronze Bust of a Man's Head
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century bronze bust of a man's head mounted on a black marble cube base. (Signed "H. Haas '71).     
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Busts

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Marble, Bronze

  • Bronze Bust of a Man's Head
  • Bronze Bust of a Man's Head
  • Bronze Bust of a Man's Head
  • Bronze Bust of a Man's Head
H 20 in. W 7 in. D 10.5 in.
Large Plaster Bust of Horses Head
Located in Bagshot, GB
If you are a Horse lover then this must be a piece for you A large plaster Horse Head on a base. This is a great decorative piece for the home or interior project.  
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21st Century and Contemporary British Other Busts

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Plaster

  • Large Plaster Bust of Horses Head
  • Large Plaster Bust of Horses Head
  • Large Plaster Bust of Horses Head
  • Large Plaster Bust of Horses Head
H 31.89 in. W 33.08 in. D 10.63 in.
Large French Patinated Plaster Bust, Head of a Gaul
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning large French patinated plaster bust sculpture after Francois Rude's "Head Of A Gaul." This gorgeous bust is flat black in color and is well detailed.
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Vintage 1920s French Napoleon III Busts

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Plaster

1990s Spanish Painted Terracotta Ceramic Venetian Woman Bust Head
Located in Malaga, ES
1990s Spanish painted terracotta ceramic Venetian woman bust head.
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Late 20th Century Spanish Busts

Materials

Ceramic

Small Bust of a Woman Head Made of Silvered Bronze
Located in Stockholm, SE
A small bust of a woman head made of silvered bronze. Signed on the back but we do not know by who. A truly nice piece of art.   
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Busts

Materials

Bronze

Rustic Plaster Bust, Head Sculpture, Figurative Art, Craftsman, Belgian, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rustic plaster bust, head sculpture, figurative art, Belgian art, 1970's; This bust in plaster is hand-made in Belgium in the 1970s, the artist is unknown. Would fit perfectly in...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Rustic Busts

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Plaster

White Plaster Bust of a Male Head, France, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
French 19th century plaster bust of a male head. Excellent condition.
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Antique 19th Century French Busts

Materials

Plaster

Maitland Smith Bronze Boy Bust Head Victorian Style on Marble Base
By Maitland Smith
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Maitland Smith 19" Bronze Boy Bust Head Victorian Style on Marble Base. Item features marble pedestal base, cast bronze figure, very nice details, great style and form, Approx. 30 lb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Victorian Busts

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Marble, Bronze

Hagenauer Manner Patina Bronze & Wood Bust, Child Head Sculpture Sucking Fingers
By Franz Hagenauer
Located in Miami, FL
Art Deco style manner of Franz Hagenauer terra cotta bust of a little girl's head sucking on her fingers. No signature found. Made circa 1940s.   
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Busts

Materials

Bronze

1970s Elvis Presley & Charlie Chaplin Heads Ceramic Busts for Flesh Pots
By Morris Rushton, Flesh Pots
Located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
1970s Lifesize ceramic busts designed and manufactured by Morris Rushton for the 'Hollywood Greats' collection by Flesh Pots, UK. White glaze ceramic. Charlie Chaplin and Elvis...
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Vintage 1970s English Modern Busts

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Ceramic

Antique Portrait Bust, English, Plaster Head, Francis Derwent Wood, Circa 1920
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique portrait bust. An English, plaster head, signed by Francis Derwent Wood (1871-1926), dating to the early 20th century, circa 1920. Francis Derwent Wood RA was a...
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Early 20th Century British Busts

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Plaster

George, Raku Fired Modern White Ceramic Bust of Male Head by Pavel Amromin
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a white glazed and black clay raku fired ceramic bust. Though modern, this sculpture references Classical Greek and Roman antiquities. A subtle red glaze is used on the lips ...
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2010s American Classical Roman Busts

Materials

Ceramic

Antique Mounted on Base Sculpture Cast Head Zeus Bust Decorative Bibelot CA LA
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Bust inspired by Classic models. Head mounted on a black base representing a bearded male character. Inspired by ancient Roman pieces while maintaining the idealization that was an i...
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Early 20th Century European Busts

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Plaster, Wood

Early 19th Century Carved Angel Bust Head in Lime-Wood and Ebonized Turned Base
Located in Berlin, DE
This early 19th century carved Angel Bust or head was hand-carved in lime-wood and has got a ebonized turned wooden base. Fantastic craftsmanship and beautiful carved. A unique pie...
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Antique Early 1800s German Baroque Busts

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Beech, Wood

Benin Bronze Head
Located in Bochum, NRW
Very good cast of a Benin bonze head, probably mid 20th century. From the Benin Tribe of Africa comes this beautiful bronze head of a woman A collectors item! Measure: Height 20 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Beninese Tribal Busts

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Brass, Bronze

  • Benin Bronze Head
  • Benin Bronze Head
  • Benin Bronze Head
  • Benin Bronze Head
H 7.88 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.73 in.
Head in Marble
Located in Rome, IT
Head in marble, represents a personage with a beard, 18th century. Dimensions: 45 x 35 x 19cm. Measure including the base. Good condition.     
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Antique 18th Century Busts

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Marble

  • Head in Marble
  • Head in Marble
  • Head in Marble
  • Head in Marble
H 17.72 in. W 7.49 in. D 13.78 in.
Marble Child's Head Sculpture
Located in Houston, TX
Marble child's head sculpture: 18th century fragment from Italy.
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Antique 18th Century Italian Busts

Materials

Marble, Steel

  • Marble Child's Head Sculpture
  • Marble Child's Head Sculpture
  • Marble Child's Head Sculpture
  • Marble Child's Head Sculpture
H 9 in. W 4.25 in. D 5 in.
Dance Head Ornament Representing an Antelope Head, Burkina Faso, Africa
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
A beautiful stylized antelope head used as headdress on ceremonial dances. Retains the old painting and patina over the carved wood. Traded by a professor working in Africa in the 19...
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Mid-20th Century Burkinabe Primitive Busts

Materials

Wood

Austrian Ceramic Female Head
Located in New York, NY
A striking deco style ceramic female head in vivid colors, made in Austria.
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Vintage 1930s Austrian Busts

Materials

Ceramic

  • Austrian Ceramic Female Head
  • Austrian Ceramic Female Head
  • Austrian Ceramic Female Head
  • Austrian Ceramic Female Head
H 7.25 in. W 2.5 in. D 3 in.
Head Sculpture, Mark Twain
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Bust/Head, a bronzed plaster sculpture cast of Mark Twain with lifelike details.  
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20th Century American American Classical Busts

Materials

Plaster

  • Head Sculpture, Mark Twain
  • Head Sculpture, Mark Twain
  • Head Sculpture, Mark Twain
  • Head Sculpture, Mark Twain
H 14 in. W 9.5 in. D 9 in.
Plaster Head of Apollo
Located in Washington, DC
Plaster Head of Apollo - a copy of Apollo Belvedere. The original marble bust is in The Louvre in Paris.
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Busts

Materials

Plaster

  • Plaster Head of Apollo
  • Plaster Head of Apollo
  • Plaster Head of Apollo
  • Plaster Head of Apollo
H 30 in. W 21 in. D 15 in.
Vintage Monumental Lucite Head Sculpture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An amazing large three dimensional sculpture of the silhouette of a person’s head, neck, and shoulder constructed from two pieces of black lucite. The two pieces each have a cut out ...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Busts

Materials

Lucite

Carved Stone Female Head Sculpture
Located in Trensacq, FR
Carved stone female head sculpture c1930s Europe Stone carved life-size head sculpture of a young woman by unknown artist. Well executed with good detailing and nice patina. ...
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Early 20th Century European Busts

Materials

Stone

  • Carved Stone Female Head Sculpture
  • Carved Stone Female Head Sculpture
  • Carved Stone Female Head Sculpture
  • Carved Stone Female Head Sculpture
H 12.6 in. W 8.67 in. D 9.45 in.
L.N. Fowler Phrenology Head Statue
Located in Buchanan, MI
L.N. Fowler phrenology head statue. Phrenology was a popular 19th century theory that intelligence and personality and character traits are revealed by the location of contours, or b...
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Antique 19th Century European Busts

Materials

Porcelain

  • L.N. Fowler Phrenology Head Statue
  • L.N. Fowler Phrenology Head Statue
  • L.N. Fowler Phrenology Head Statue
  • L.N. Fowler Phrenology Head Statue
H 18 in. W 8 in. D 6 in.
Mike's Head, Cool and Decorative!
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Mike his head
Category

Vintage 1950s European Busts

  • Mike's Head, Cool and Decorative!
  • Mike's Head, Cool and Decorative!
  • Mike's Head, Cool and Decorative!
  • Mike's Head, Cool and Decorative!
H 11.03 in. Dm 7.49 in.
Olmec Head by Eric Ledoux
By Eric Ledoux
Located in Chicago, IL
Glazed ceramic bust by Eric Ledoux. Born in Paris in 1946. Studied at Academy “Grande Chaumière” (drawing and composition). In 1968 he lead his own print workshop for the te...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Brutalist Busts

Materials

Ceramic

  • Olmec Head by Eric Ledoux
  • Olmec Head by Eric Ledoux
  • Olmec Head by Eric Ledoux
  • Olmec Head by Eric Ledoux
H 9 in. W 8 in. D 8 in.
Ashanti Female Head, Ghana Style
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Ashanti female head, Ghana style Measures: Height 43 in (109.2 cm.), width 8.25 in. (20.95 cm.), base width 7.75 in. (19.68 cm.), base depth 9.18 in. (23.33 cm.).
Category

20th Century Busts

Materials

Wood

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Head Bust For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the head bust you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A head bust — often made from metal, stone and wood — can elevate any home. Find 280 options for an antique or vintage head bust now, or shop our selection of 7 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer head bust, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A head bust is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made head bust over the years, but those crafted by Apparatu, Xavier Mañosa and Austin Productions are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Head Bust?

Prices for a head bust can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $10 and can go as high as $275,926, while the average can fetch as much as $1,839.

Finding the Right Busts for You

The presence of vintage and antique bust sculptures can add a necessary decorative layer to any interior. And just because a statue looks classical doesn't mean it has to be conventional.

A touch of whimsy, a dose of drama — a single bust can alter a room. And when placed in just the right spot, these statues can almost feel alive.

“They give humanity in a way that a more abstract sculpture can’t give,” says Los Angeles designer Timothy Corrigan, who loves pieces that beg to be touched. For a welcoming entry hall project in California, Corrigan selected an antique Persian rug and a bust that invites you to touch it. A collection of sculptures in wood, marble and brass complement the star of the show.

For Consort cofounder and creative director Mat Sanders, a bust doesn’t have to be pretty. “I most enjoy busts that are a little busted,” Sanders jokes — but choose something with a soul you can live with, as “sculpture representative of the human form carries with it an energy you will add to the space.”

The antique and vintage bust sculptures for sale on 1stDibs include Art Deco busts, mid-century modern busts and more.

Questions About Head Bust
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A head bust is a sculpted part of the human figure showing only the person’s head and neck. Sometimes sculptors may also include a portion of the chest and shoulders. It is considered by some to be the most intimate form of sculpture. On 1stDibs, you can find antique and vintage head busts.

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