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Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Rare "Turtle Coffee Table" 1966 'Signed'
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
Rare "Turtle Coffee Table" in patinated bronze and pewter with zoomorphic base by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne, American 1966 (signed on top “Philip Kelvin LaVerne”). This model was typic...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze, Enamel, Pewter

Shell and Thread by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Terrapin Fork Rare Turtle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver terrapin fork 5 5/8" rare with turtle shell design in the pattern shell and thread by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% s...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rare Kerr Art Nouveau Turtle Buckle
By Kerr
Located in New York, NY
Rare Kerr Art Nouveau Turtle Buckle in the form of abstract turtles with whiplash designs, possibly seaweed, surrounding them. Done in the hollow, high relief style Kerr is known for...
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1880s Art Nouveau Belts

Trifari Rare Purple Jelly Belly Turtle Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Rare gold washed sterling silver Trifari purple lucite Jelly Belly brooch. Retro style with emerald cabochon eyes and crystal pave, 1940's. 1.50" L,1.25" W
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Vintage 1940s Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

Rare French Majolica Palissy Turtle & Putti Box Thomas Sergent, circa 1880
By Thomas Sergent
Located in Austin, TX
Rare French Majolica Palissy turtle & putti box Thomas Sergent, circa 1880. Renaissance style.
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Antique 1880s French Rustic Decorative Boxes

Materials

Ceramic, Faience

Rare Boj Brass Turtle Hotel Call Bell by Eibar, Spain, 1960s
Located in L'Escala, ES
This 1960s hotel call turtle bell is made by BOJ, Eibar, Spain. The golden metal turtle has a glazed carapace in all different colors. The bell has to be wind-up, it rings by pushi...
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Mid-20th Century European Collectible Jewelry

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Brass

Rare Antique Japanese Satsuma Vase with Scenes of Figures, Turtle Basin, Reading
Located in New York, NY
Rare Meiji Period Japanese satsuma vase with superbly painted scenes of a sage and his young companion observing three golden turtles swimming in a large basin on one side, with a re...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Rare Antique Louis XVI Style Caldwell Marble & Bronze Turtle Floor Lamps
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of palatial and rare large antique American Louis XVI style gilt bronze and carved marble floor lamps depicting large turtles by E.F .Caldwell.
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Early 20th Century American Louis XVI Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Bronze

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

Rare Kansai Sleeveless Turtle Neck Top
By Kansai Yamamoto
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Presented here is a sleeveless zipper shirt from Kansai. This beautiful shirt is from the 1980's and is in near mint condition given its age. The top has graphics printed on the fron...
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1980s Sleeveless Shirts

Unique and Rare Carved Wood Turtle Candlesticks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Distinctive early to Mid-Century wood carved turtles with bamboo poles topped with lotus leaf cupped candleholders. A fantastic look for a console or dining table. From the Edi...
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Candelabras

Materials

Wood

Rare Cloisonné Bronze Candelabra Representing Turtles and Herons
Located in Brussels, BE
Rare pair of 19th century cloisonné bronze candelabra. Representing turtles and herons. Dimensions: 36 cm height x 17 cm diameter.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze, Enamel

English Copper Figural Turtle Kitchen Baking Cooking Mould Rare Benham
Located in Woodbridge, CT
English, copper extremely rare figural turtle mould. Base about 6.125” as a little out of round. Height 4.25”. Benham Orb and cross number 565. Reverse has a small, possibly, crescen...
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Antique 19th Century English High Victorian More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Copper

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Rare 'Turtle' Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne rare 'Turtle' table tabletop is signed.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bronze

  • Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Rare 'Turtle' Table
  • Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Rare 'Turtle' Table
  • Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Rare 'Turtle' Table
  • Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Rare 'Turtle' Table
H 17 in. W 29.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Rare "Turtle Table" by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
Rare "Turtle Table" in patinated bronze by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, American, 1970s (signed on top "Phillip & K LaVerne). This table can be used as a side table or a coffee table.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Philip & Kelvin Laverne Rare 'Turtle Table' in Patinated Bronze, 1960s
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
Rare sculptural "Turtle Table" in patinated bronze by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, American 1960s. The top has an abstract tortoiseshell-like finish.
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Vintage 1960s American Modern End Tables

Materials

Bronze

Rare Life Size Turtle Sculpture.
Located in Miami, FL
Unique life size turtle sculpture. All hammered bronze with turtle shell. Attributed to Jacques Duval Brasseur.
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Vintage 1970s French Sculptures

  • Rare Life Size Turtle Sculpture.
  • Rare Life Size Turtle Sculpture.
  • Rare Life Size Turtle Sculpture.
  • Rare Life Size Turtle Sculpture.
H 11.5 in. W 44 in. D 41 in.
Rare French Coral Diamond Gold Turtle Brooch
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
With a shell designed in coral and diamonds it truly makes this little guy irresistible. The head and limbs are free to move and have been texturized creating life to this piece. Cra...
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Vintage 1950s Brooches

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Rare Large Turtle Shell Sconce, circa 1960
Located in L'Escala, ES
Rare and beautiful large turtle shell sconce, circa 1960. This original carapace has been mounted in sconce with two bulbs. In perfect vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Costa Rican Decorative Art

Materials

Tortoise Shell

  • Rare Large Turtle Shell Sconce, circa 1960
  • Rare Large Turtle Shell Sconce, circa 1960
  • Rare Large Turtle Shell Sconce, circa 1960
  • Rare Large Turtle Shell Sconce, circa 1960
H 27.56 in. W 23.63 in. D 7.88 in.
Rare And Unusual Gabriella Crespi Turtle Box
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in New York, NY
We have never seen this box before. It may have been a prototype as it may have been to difficult or expensive to make. The Turtle shell is real and the body is nickel plated bronze....
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Tortoise Shell

Rare Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Turtle Dishes
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Wonderful pair of tabletop brass turtle dishes having fabulous detailing and slightly raised on 4 protruding feet.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Brass

"Turtle," Rare Cocktail Table by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
Abstract, petite table with free-form bronze top with torched patina. Asymmetrical bronze base in an elegant, architectural style. To see our entire inventory, www.donzella.com
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Vintage 1960s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Swiss Made Gübelin Lucerne Mystery Floating Turtle Water Clock, Rare
By Gubelin
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A rare E. Gubelin Swiss made floating turtle mystery table clock made circa 1900 fitted with a very high quality movement designed to run eight days on a wind. The hollow square case...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swiss Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Marble, Silver

Rare 19th Century William IV Turtle Stone Marble Top Specimen Table
Located in Benington, Herts
A delightful and rare 19th century William IV period Septarian Nodule / turtle stone English marble circular specimen table. English, circa 1835. The circular top having a ros...
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Antique 19th Century English William IV Tables

Materials

Marble

Exquisite & Rare Vintage Sea Turtle Floor Lamp in the Manner of Anthony Redmile
By J. Antony Redmile
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Outstanding vintage sea turtle lamp with hand forged brass base and frame. The lamp is comprised of a 200 year old turtle shell with stylized brass borders and a stepped pedestal ba...
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20th Century Moroccan Floor Lamps

Antique Stone Turtle Kame Intricately Carved Rare to Find 19thc. FREE SHIPPING
Located in South Burlington, VT
A good opportunity to acquire a rare Japanese hand-carved stone turtle "minogame", and dating to the 19th century. Look at the superb carving detail on its shell- a master work of a ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Granite

50 Million Year Old Eocene Era Rare Fossil Turtle Mural in Stone, from Wyoming
By Green River Stone Company
Located in Logan, UT
This Baena arenosa, an extinct ancient turtle, is a highlight of Green River Stone Company's collection of rare specimens. The exquisitely preserved details as well as the profession...
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2010s American Decorative Art

Materials

Limestone

Rare Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Turtle-Top Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A five-legged form with an irregular shaped top. Acid etched and patinated cloud-like surface. Signed.
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Vintage 1970s American Tables

Materials

Bronze

  • Rare Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Turtle-Top Table
  • Rare Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Turtle-Top Table
  • Rare Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Turtle-Top Table
  • Rare Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Turtle-Top Table
H 17.00 in. W 29.50 in. D 22.50 in.
Rare Find Abercrombie & Fitch Large Vintage Leather Turtle Ottoman
By Abercrombie & Fitch
Located in Hopewell, NJ
The focal point show stealer in any room, a rare vintage brown leather ottoman in the shape of a handsome giant turtle. Made in England AF tag, superb condition.
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Vintage 1940s English Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather

Rare Steiff Turtle "Sit on" Pull Toy, circa 1950s
By Steiff
Located in Incline Village, NV
All original Steiff Turtle "sit on" and "pull toy," circa 1950s. Has original pull chord (17" plus) and original rubber wheels with red painted sides; original bar over the top. All ...
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Vintage 1950s German Folk Art Toys and Dolls

Materials

Metal

Turtle Pulling Cart Victorian Figural Napkin Ring, Rare, American, circa 1885
Located in Incline Village, NV
This is a very rare American silver plated Victorian figural napkin ring; attaining the status of A+ (rarest; only a few examples known) in Sandra Whitson's study, "Figural Napkin Ri...
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Antique 1880s American Victorian Tableware

Materials

Silver Plate

Rare 1970's Sonia Rykiel Green Turtle Neck Sweater w/Intarsia Child at Front
By Sonia Rykiel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extremely rare 1970's Sonia Rykiel for Henri Bendel green wool sweater with intarsia image of a child at front. In excellent condition. Please consult measurements. MEASUREMENTS: ...
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1970s Pullovers

Rare Philip and Kelvin Laverne Turtle Top Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rare sculptural "Turtle Table" in patinated bronze A Beautiful example of their abstract line of tables. Great leg formation.
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Vintage 1970s North American Tables

Materials

Bronze

  • Rare Philip and Kelvin Laverne Turtle Top Table
  • Rare Philip and Kelvin Laverne Turtle Top Table
  • Rare Philip and Kelvin Laverne Turtle Top Table
  • Rare Philip and Kelvin Laverne Turtle Top Table
H 17.00 in. W 21.00 in. D 29.00 in.
RARE Beatles "Snapping Turtle Turk" Art
Located in Los Angeles, CA
RARE vintage Beatles "Yellow Submarine" art featuring 20 Snapping Turtle Turks prints in glossy white lucite box frames. These images were issued by King Features Syndicate (stamped...
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Vintage 1960s American Prints

  • RARE Beatles "Snapping Turtle Turk" Art
  • RARE Beatles "Snapping Turtle Turk" Art
  • RARE Beatles "Snapping Turtle Turk" Art
  • RARE Beatles "Snapping Turtle Turk" Art
H 11 in. W 8.75 in. D 1.5 in.
Turtle Vintage Bag Purse Rare Item Circa 1950
Located in New York, NY
Very rare bag circa 1950's . Hard case small doctors style with tush top open . Turtle skin. Chained coin purse made of same fabric as lining. . bag features two outside pockets.One ...
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1950s Handbags and Purses

Rare Amazing Hermes Sea Turtle Silk Scarf
By Hermès
Located in Teaneck, NJ
Gorgeous, rare Hermes Sea Turtle 35" silk scarf. Pristine condition.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Scarves

Vibrant and Rare Murano Sculpture of a Turtle by Pino Signoretto
By Pino Signoretto
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Signed Pino Signoretto turtle, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Rare Pair of French Bronze Candlesticks of a Sea Nymph Riding a Turtle, 1840
Located in San Francisco, CA
A wonderful large pair of bronze candle sticks cast as young sea nymphs riding a turtle on a scrolling weighted base. Raised arms support candle cup and bobeche. From a very good Wes...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Candlesticks

Materials

Bronze

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Rare Turtle For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic rare turtle available at 1stDibs. A rare turtle — often made from metal, bronze and silver — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect rare turtle — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right rare turtle, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Folk Art styles are of considerable interest. A well-made rare turtle has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Gabriella Crespi and Abercrombie & Fitch are consistently popular.

How Much is a Rare Turtle?

A rare turtle can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $6,124, while the lowest priced sells for $409 and the highest can go for as much as $19,500.