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Los Angeles, CA
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About Sam Kaufman Gallery

Sam Kaufman has been selling fine and idiosyncratic 20th-century objects since he opened his Los Angeles store, back in the 20th century. The collection defies easy categorization, but every piece meets three criteria Sam personally values in applied art: playfulness, craftsmanship, and historical significance. The core of the gallery's collection is ceramics and furniture of the post-war period, especially pieces from Italy, France, and Scandinavia. These are augmented by ethnographic artifacts and the odd eccentric antique; things that complement the best work of the m...Read More

Sam Kaufman Gallery

Established in 19991stDibs seller since 2005

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Featured Pieces

Sculptural Bowl/Wall-Plaque by Stig Lindberg
By Stig Lindberg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A unique, massive (very heavy) stoneware bowl with a marvelous, typically Lindbergian figure -- a ball of a head, lightly bearded and weeping from both eyes. Stig Lindberg's incise...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Stoneware

"The Snake Priest" by Charles M. Russell
By Charles Marion Russell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) and Frederic Remington (1861-1909) were the two leading artists to portray the American West. The affluent Remington studied art at Yale and, though he...
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Early 20th Century American Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

"Poliedra" Lamp by Felice Ragazzo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The "Poliedra" lamp, designed by Felice Ragazzo in 1969 for D.H. Guzzini, and exhibited in 1970 at Milan's Eurodomus 3 show, was an audacious modular lighting system in which the use...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel, Chrome

1940 Table Lamp by Axel Salto
By Axel Salto
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A gorgeous blanc de chine table lamp modelled in Salto's signature "budding style". Also displays beautifully as a tall vase. Made in 1940. Signed "Salto".
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Rare Enamel Tray by Guido Gambone
By Guido Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
For Guido Gambone, the making of enamels was a natural foray, given the medium's obvious commonalities with ceramics. Still, he executed very few works in enamel; perhaps he was frus...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Copper

Table Lamp by Guido Gambone
By Guido Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A graphically stunning ceramic table lamp by postwar Italy's greatest ceramist, Guido Gambone. The enigmatic design of intricately but spontaneously decorated squares and rectangles ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Marble Portrait Bust of George Boole, F.R.S. by Thomas Earle
By Thomas Earle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Earle (1810-1876) was a distinguished 19th century English sculptor who regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy and was honoured by that institution with a gold medal for his...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Neoclassical Busts

Materials

Marble

"Soleil" Vide-Poche by Georges Jouve
By Georges Jouve
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A handsome Georges Jouve tray, glazed in the great ceramist's beloved gunmetal black, with a typically Jouvian representation of a radiant, pouty-faced sun. Made in the early 1950s. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Earthenware

"Impertinent Rooster" Massive Ceramic Sculpture by Salvatore Fiume
By Salvatore Fiume
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Salvatore Fiume (1915-1997) was a fascinating and relentlessly inventive Italian artist and writer, a larger-than-life figure who worked in a surrealist idiom, creating fantastic pai...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Earthenware

1956 "Farsta" Vase by Wilhelm Kåge
By Wilhelm Kage
Located in Los Angeles, CA
By Wilhelm Kåge, student of Matisse, grand old man of Swedish ceramics, and creator of the 20th century's greatest series of studio ceramics: his famous Farsta collection of the 1940...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Aubusson Tapestry by André Borderie
By Camille Legoueix Atelier, Andre Borderie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
André Borderie (1923-1998) was an energetic French painter, sculptor and ceramist, an ardent experimentalist with form whose work has attracted renewed interest by connoisseurs in th...
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Vintage 1960s French Modern Tapestries

Materials

Wool, Tapestry

1958 "Putrella" Bowl / Centrepiece by Enzo Mari
By Enzo Mari, Danese Milano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In 1958, the highly experimental Italian designer Enzo Mari created a family of vessels made from a surprising material. "Putrella" is Italian for girder, and these bowls were all ma...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Steel

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