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Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Large Real Turtle Shell Box Silver Sculpture, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi large real turtle shell box combined with silver sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition with ageing wear on the sh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver

Female Nude Sculpture in Cast Resin by Dorothy C. Thorpe
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Pasadena, CA
Inspired by classical antiquity, this sculpture of a female nude is skilfully rendered in cast resin. The label underneath reads "Dorothy C. Thorpe, Inc. Mexico;" etched beneath is t...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

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Resin

Tall Blue Owl 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 Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

"Proud Rooster" Tall Master Work Sculpture Hand Painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
Proud rooster- A master work sculpture designed and hand-painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) This is a tall, creative handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed sculpture of a st...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Pottery, Ceramic

Ceramic Sculpture of a Young Girl by Elie van Damme for Amphora
By Elie van Damme
Located in Antwerp, BE
Black ceramic sculpture of a young girl by Elie van Damme for Amphora, 1970. Moulded, metallic glaze. Signed E.L.
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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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, ci...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

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Ceramic, Pottery

Japanese Pair of Smiling Hero Tanukis Handmade Glazed Big Belly Sculptures
Located in Shelburne, VT
Charmers from Old Japan An older pair (2) of smiling, fun loving handmade and hand glazed and big bellied Folk art Hero Tanukis- raccoon dog party animals from Japan, heavy duty, th...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Models and Miniatures

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Ceramic, Pottery

Large Ceramic Mid-Century Modern Italian Hippo
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Handmade, painted and glazed in Italy, large Mid-Century Modern ceramic hippopotamus, circa 1960. This rare charming sculpture presents an accurate and detailed depiction of a fierce...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Archimede Seguso Murano Clear Black Base Italian Art Glass Elephant Sculpture
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful Murano hand blown crystal clear on black base Italian art glass elephant sculpture. Documented to designer Archimede Seguso, with original "Archimede Seguso, Murano, Made I...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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

Sommerso Sculpture / Paperweight by Murano Glass
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage Sommerso orb sculpture / large paperweight by Murano Glass, circa 1970s. The outline of the sculpture is clear blown glass with an inner core of shimmering, sparkling gold ci...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Art Glass

Nude Female Bronze Ballerina Dancer Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
5 Feet tall signed bronze sculpture of a nude female ballerina dancer. The dancer is mounted on a black marble base. The sculpture looks graceful all around.   
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Belgian Black Marble, Bronze

Walter Bosse Midcentury Zebra Donkey Brass Sculpture, Hertha Baller, Austria
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful modernist brass figurine, displaying a zebra from the left side and a donkey from the other side. A very humorous design by Walter Bosse, executed by Hertha Baller, Austr...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Whimsical Metal Wire Lion Sculpture Unsigned in the Style of C. Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in San Diego, CA
Fun, metal wire sculpture of a male lion sitting on a black metal base. The body is black metal wire and the mane is tinted in gold. The piece is unsigned but in the style of C. Jere...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Walter Bosse Elephants Brass Key Hanger by Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Vienna, AT
A charming and rare key holder, displaying five elephants in different sizes. A very humorous design by Walter Bosse, executed by Hertha Baller, Austria, in the 1950s. Also suitable ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Crucifix
Located in San Diego, CA
A very nice brass crucifix, circa 1960s. Nice weight and detail.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

  • Midcentury Brass Crucifix
  • Midcentury Brass Crucifix
  • Midcentury Brass Crucifix
  • Midcentury Brass Crucifix
H 10.25 in. W 5 in. D .5 in.
Chinese Art Glass Figurine by Dino Rosin for Murano Glass
By Dino Rosin, Murano 5
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous art glass Chinese figurine in green swirl, black and clear Murano glass, circa 1970s. The pieces is signed "Rosin Murano" and has incredibly vibrant color and great texture!...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Art Glass

Walter Bosse Cow Candleholder, Hertha Baller, Blackened Brass, 1960
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Graz, AT
A candleholder in the form of a cow by Walter Bosse and manufactured by Hertha Baller, Austria, Vienna, in midcentury, circa 1960 (late 1950s or early 1960s). The candleholder is ma...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Victorian Casted Iron Candlestick with Bears
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A great Victorian casted iron candlestick, Germany, circa 1860. Depicting a mother bear holding one cub in her left paw and another one on her back. Signed with foundry mark F. L. VO...
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Early Victorian Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Nice Carved and Painted Tyrolian Carnival Fasnet Mask
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique wooden carved carnival mask from the region of South Tyrol. these masks are used in Austria, South Germany and Italy at the carnival “Fasnacht” processions to chase away w...
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Mid-20th Century German Black Forest Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wood

Folksy Hand Carved Tyrolian Carnival Fasnet Mask
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A folksy wooden carved carnival mask from the region of South Tyrol. These masks are used in Austria, South Germany and Italy at the carnival “Fasnacht” activities to chase away wint...
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Mid-20th Century German Black Forest Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wood

  • Folksy Hand Carved Tyrolian Carnival Fasnet Mask
  • Folksy Hand Carved Tyrolian Carnival Fasnet Mask
  • Folksy Hand Carved Tyrolian Carnival Fasnet Mask
  • Folksy Hand Carved Tyrolian Carnival Fasnet Mask
H 9.06 in. W 7.09 in. D 2.76 in.
Art Deco Black Marble Sculpture of Horse Head Bust
By Gucci
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Black Marble horse head sculpture, great to use on a desk as a paper weight or decorative object around the house or office. Equestrian Gucci, Hermes style horse bust with bridle. Me...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Paperweights

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Marble

Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Lustermanchen Sculpture Chandelier W. Lantern Light
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and hand carved, beer serving landlord chandelier with real ibex horns. If you are looking for a decorative light fixture for a bar, pub, tavern, restaurant, mancave or lodge t...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Black Forest Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

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 Sculpture of Black Panther, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of ceramic - Good, original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

  • Mid-Century Sculpture of Black Panther, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Sculpture of Black Panther, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Sculpture of Black Panther, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Sculpture of Black Panther, 1960s
H 4.34 in. W 12.6 in. D 2.76 in.
Fine Art Mid-Century Modern Black Wire Lion Table Sculpture, Animal Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Black Mid-Century Modern wire metal lion sculpture, Fine Art, animal sculpture. The lion is mounted on a metal base. Felt cover underneath.   
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Wire

Mid-Century Iron Garden Sculpture
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century iron garden sculpture with crescent moons.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Iron

  • Mid-Century Iron Garden Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Iron Garden Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Iron Garden Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Iron Garden Sculpture
H 62 in. W 14 in. D 26 in.
Mid Century Brutalist Sculpture
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid Century brutalist sculpture, probably American, circa 1960s. We are not sure who created this work, as it is unsigned, but they did wonderful work, giving the sculpture a sense o...
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Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

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Metal, Iron

  • Mid Century Brutalist Sculpture
  • Mid Century Brutalist Sculpture
  • Mid Century Brutalist Sculpture
  • Mid Century Brutalist Sculpture
H 40 in. W 24 in. D 15 in.
Figurative Mid-20th Century Black Ceramic Sculpture circa 1960 Woman Art
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Figurative ceramic sculpture, circa 1960 Elegant black ceramic glaze color Original mid-20th century form Perfect condition Measures: Height 18cm, large 12cm.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Mid-Century Modern or Modernist abstract marble sculpture on steel base. This great geometric marble sculpture is artist signed which is currently under research. Wood loo...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble, Steel

  • Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture
H 20.25 in. W 9.63 in. D 5 in.
Black Abstract Ceramic Sculpture by Nadia Pasquer Mid Century Design
By Nadia Pasquer
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Nadia Pasquer Black asbtract ceramic sculpture by the French artist Signed under the base Original perfect condition Realised circa 2000 Measures: Height: 7cm, large: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Carrara Marble Abstract Sculpture on Black Granite Base
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern sculpture was realized in the United States, circa 1970. It features an organic abstract sinuously curved form- full of verve and dynamism- with a fla...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

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

Vintage Modernist Black Ceramic Bird Form Sculpture Mid-Century Abstract Dove
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Washington, DC
A glazed ceramic dove form sculpture by Quebec artists Guy Simoneau and Christiane Paquin.
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Vintage 1980s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Pottery

Mid-Century Modern Italian Walrus Black Brown Murano Glass Sculpture Italy 1960s
By Seguso
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing Mid-Century Modern Italian walrus black, brown and crystal Murano glass sculpture. This incredible item was produced in Italy during the 1960s and it is attributed to Arc...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Wire Sculpture "Chicken"
Located in Buffalo, NY
Mid-Century Modern wire sculpture "Chicken", very well executed, mixed color twisted wire.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Wire

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Steel Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern Brutalist sculpture of tortured and burnt welded steel.
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Mid-20th Century American Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

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Steel

Black Lacquer Sculptural Wood Mid-Century Modern Fine Art Sculpture Square Base
Located in Miami, FL
Large Mid-Century Modern organic shaped wood sculpture in lacquered black finish. The fine art sculpture is made out of one piece of wood. Mounted on a square base and looks stunni...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Wood

Black Star Ceramic Sculpture by Nadia Pasquer French Mid Century Design
By Nadia Pasquer
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Nadia Pasquer Black star ceramic sculpture by french artist Nadia Pasquer Signed and dated 1998 Original perfect condition Measures: Height: 10cm large: 14cm.
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Late 20th Century French Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

Abstract Mid-Century Modern Brass Composite Sculpture on Black Wooden Base 1970s
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern abstract patinated brass composite sculpture on black wooden swivel base, 1970s.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Composition, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Abstracted Exotic Marble Bird Sculpture w/ Black Enamel Base
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern sculpture was realized in the United States, circa 1970. It offers a stylized bird form- resembling an abstracted owl- carved exotic marble in a rich ...
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Marble Sculpture on Black Enamel Swivel Base
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern abstract sculpture was realized in the United States, circa 1960. It offers an amorphic form with two circular perforations incised into its bod...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Metal Copper Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury brutalist sculpture designed and manufactured in the United States, circa 1960s. This rare handmade sculpture features a textured metal body that changes in size from a tr...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sculpture Art Signed M. Blaine
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This gorgeous vintage modern sculpture stands 50 inches high and features a unique cube pedestal base. Sitting comfortably on top is a square casing with a unique and colorful globe....
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Crystal

Mid-Century Wooden Bear with Fish Sculpture
Located in Antwerp, BE
Hand carved bear sculpture with a fish. This large bear sculpture circa 1950s is in the style of the Black Forest sculptures. A beautiful decorative object for your interior. ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Wooden Bear with Fish Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Wooden Bear with Fish Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Wooden Bear with Fish Sculpture
  • Mid-Century Wooden Bear with Fish Sculpture
H 9.06 in. W 14.57 in. D 8.27 in.
Cool Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A dramatic Mid-Century Modern sculpture by renowned artist, Curtis Jere. The brass sculpture has great size and movement and is mounted on a black marble base.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Marble, Brass

  • Cool Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Cool Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Cool Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Sculpture
  • Cool Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Sculpture
H 36 in. W 23.25 in. D 7.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Metallic Sculpture, circa 1960s
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Metal, sculpture, rustic, some residue of paint Mid-Century Modern, 3-dimensional, modern, abstract, abstract sculpture, cubism, cubist, cubism inspired with some imagination you cou...
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Mid-20th Century American Abstract Sculptures

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Cut Steel

Mid Century Palatnik Op Art Lucite Crane Sculpture
By Abraham Palatnik
Located in Winter Park, FL
A Mid-Century Modern Lucite Op Art crane designed by Abraham Palatnik. Original label on bottom: Made in Brazil. Abraham Palatnik (1928-2020) was a Brazilian artist and inventor whos...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Lucite

Early to Mid-20th Century Hand Carved Black Forest Sitting Eagle Sculpture
Located in Lisse, NL
Quality carved, mint condition and majestic bird of prey. This stunning bald eagle sculpture stands out, because the artist has managed to create a perfectly realistic eagle without...
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Mid-20th Century European Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Soapstone Sculpture of Embracing Couple
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern soapstone sculpture depicting a stylized couple in embrace. The piece is in great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear and use. Measures: 17" H x 16" W x 10...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Soapstone

Mid-Century Modern Geisha Sculpture in Resin Black Laminate Base, Italy, 1960s
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Geisha sculpture in white resin and black laminate covered particle board base. Beautiful quite tall sculpture and in good condition.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Resin

Mid-Century Modern Italian Dolphin Sculpture in Green Black Murano Glass, 1960s
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Murano dolphin in gray/green/black In perfect condition in style mid century modern.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Bronze Sculpture by Albers Henselmann Mid-Century Modern
Located in North Miami, FL
This heavy bronze abstract sculpture entitled "Worshipper" is by a sculptor named Albers Henselmann, circa 1890-1974. The original label is on the bottom. From every angle the abstra...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Mid Century Horse Bust Open Work Iron Sculpture
Located in Troy, MI
Table top horse head sculpture of iron wire welded in open work form on an iron base, circa 1960s. Wire shows patina and some rust, base shows some wear. Unknown artist/maker.
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal, Iron

Mid-Century Modern Sculpture Bust of a Young Girl
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern composition sculpture bust of a young girl made in 1965. The piece is bearing an illegible signature and date on the reverse, possibly "M Hersh '65." The bust rest...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Large Modern Giraffe Sculpture, Latin American, Mid- Century
By Manuel Carbonell
Located in Rochester, NY
A large and early sand cast aluminum Modernist sculpture of a giraffe by Cuban American artist Manuel Carbonell. Pedestal included. Height is 73” with base. Carbonell’s early sc...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Aluminum, Metal

Mid-Century Iron Brutalist Sculpture by J. Duval Brasseur
By Jacques Duval-Brasseur 1
Located in Miami, FL
Early work of art by the French sculptor Jacques Duval Brasseur. Iron Brutalist human silhouette.  
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Mid-20th Century French Brutalist Abstract Sculptures

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Iron

Tall Mid-Century Modern Metal Sculpture of a Goat
Located in Rockaway, NJ
nice quality mid century modern sculpture of a goat (3')
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Mid-Century Modern Bronze Sculpture of a Couple Embraced
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Modern Art Foundry NY mark at base. Excellent patina.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Shlomi Haziza Mid-Century Modern Abstract Lucite Sculpture
By Shlomi Haziza 1
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Shlomi Haziza Mid-Century Modern abstract multicolored acrylic Lucite sculpture.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Acrylic, Lucite

Mid-Century Modernist Ceramic Crouching Woman Sculpture
Located in North Bergen, NJ
A very cute "cubist" sculpture in metallic color. Great for a coffee table or on your desk. Adds a very nice touch to your current decor. Metallic color sculpture "cubist" .
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1990s Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Midcentury Sculpture Black For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the midcentury sculpture black you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, ceramic and iron, every midcentury sculpture black was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the midcentury sculpture black you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each midcentury sculpture black bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one midcentury sculpture black that is appealing in its simplicity, but Jitka Forejtova, Walter Bosse and Olle Hermansson produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Midcentury Sculpture Black?

A midcentury sculpture black can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,100, while the lowest priced sells for $20 and the highest can go for as much as $60,000.

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.