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Modern Animal Sculptures

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Opinion Ciatti Ombres de Chats #6 Bookend
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ombres de Chats by Angelo Barcella are poetic objects, delicate table sculptures. Shadows of curious, busy, sore, angry or bored cats, instants which are made eternal when transforme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Steel

New Yellow Decorative Metal Fish Sculpture
Located in Madrid, ES
Yellow Decorative Metal Fish  Metals : Iron Sculpture Size: 108 x 82 cm Weight: 3.5 kg Every single piece is handmade and unique Availability: Available.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Sheep Sculpture, Curly Brown Fur, by Hans-Peter Krafft, Germany
Located in Renens, CH
Sheep' is a sculpture in the shape of a sheep created by Hans-Peter KRAFFT in 1982 and handmade in Germany. This sheep is designed as a piece of furniture and is strong enough to b...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Animal Sculptures

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Wool, Beech, Leather

Nano Lopez "Dusty" Limited Edition Bronze Horse Sculpture 1/45
Located in Toledo, OH
Bronze limited edition 1/45 horse sculpture by Columbian artist Nano Lopez. Lost wax process, hand painted with clear coat. Very nice condition. Dimensions: 5" depth x 15" W x 17" H.
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1990s Unknown Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

White Lion, Ceramic Centerpiece, Handmade Design in Italy, 2021
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The piece is a unique representation of a Lion in a modern way. The animal is gently painted with a cream colour. Our designer creates these pieces completely by hand.   
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Paint

'Disco Dog' Mirrored Figure of Seated Great Dane with Collar
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
'Disco Dog' mirrored figure of seated great dane with collar An ambitious work of countless inlaid mosaic mirror covering a seated dog with glass eyes, wearing a 'Sapphire' mirrored...
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Late 20th Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Composition

Italian Murano Glass Elephant
Located in Catania, IT
This 1980s Italian handmade Murano glass sculpture depicts an elephant in clear glass. This sculpture is in excellent condition and has no scratches or chips. This item is a perfect ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Salviati, Murano Sommerso Glass, Blue Cobalt and Uranium Giraffe Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is part of a series called " Zoo" beautiful animals in sommerso glass .In black light you can see light uranium green glass .
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

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Glass

Murano Red Black White Italian Art Glass Male Female Decoy Duck Bird Sculptures
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, large, and elegant Murano hand blown red and black Italian art glass duck sculptures. The male and female pair have white collars. One looks back and another forward. Woul...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

Early Spider Sculpture by James Bearden, Excellent Condition
Located in Kansas City, MO
Spider Sculpture in welded iron and steel by James Bearden. Heavy and sturdy. Condition is Mint.
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Early 2000s American Modern Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Big Iron Horse Sculpture by Lida Boonstra, 1998
Located in Weesp, NL
Stunning welded black painted iron horse sculpture made in 1998 by Lida Boonstra. This beautiful and big work of Art measures L 105 x W 29 x H 81 cm. It will be shipped insured over...
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1990s Dutch Modern Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Hand Carved Wood Sculpture, "Struggle-Serpent", Tall Carved Poplar Totem
By Steve Turner
Located in Chicago, IL
This hand-carved poplar sculpture transforms from an open, geometric cage form at the bottom to a serpent head at the top. Steve Turner slowly works the wood, revealing natural eleme...
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2010s American Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Walter Bosse, for Herta Baller, "Black Gold Line" Mouse in Bronze, 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Walter Bosse, Austrian artist and designer (b. 1904, 1974) for Herta Baller. "Black gold line" mouse in bronze, 1950s. Walter Bosse was affiliated with Wiener Werkstätte with Josef ...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Massiccio Alberto Donà Incalmo Fish with Sbruffi Glass Casing over Sommerso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Unique color combination massiccio fish sculpture combining the top skill of Murano glass making, incalmo, Sommerso and sbruffi. Exquisite. Large massiccio sculptured fish made with...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass

'Antelope Bottle' Hand Blown Glass Bottle by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'A Hand Blown Glass Bottle by Simone Crestani' Antelope Bottle is one of the pieces from the Africa Trophy Bottles. "A collection of bottles with linear shapes that reserve a surpr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

"Abissi" Jellyfish, Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design, 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The spe...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Gambone Ceramic/Pottery Lion Sculpture, Marked
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a great animal sculpture by the well known Italian artists, Gambone, marked with the donkey mark as shown in bottom.
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Modern Landscape Bronze of Tree Frogs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Modern Landscape Bronze of Tree Frogs Circa 1970s Of larger size and scale, a unique well cast, highly detailed bronze of four tree frogs in situ, balanced on organic tree. Mounted...
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Late 20th Century European Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Plaster Traditional Horse Figure, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Traditional plaster figure of a horse. Made in traditional Catalan atelier in Olot, Spain, circa 1950. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, prese...
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1950s Spanish Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Plaster

Salvador Dali 'Ibex' Bronze, 4/50, 1960
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Salvador Dali 'Ibex' Bronze, 4/50, 1960 Salvador Dali, Spanish 1904-1989, Numbered 4/50 and signed and dated 1960 11" H x 6.25 W x 6" D, raised on a 3.5" marble base The sculptu...
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20th Century Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

'Flamingo Jar' Hand Blown Glass Jar by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Flamingo Jar' A hand blown glass jar by Simone Crestani "I find birds to be among the most interesting living things on our planet, such as flamingos: they are said to stand on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Animal Sculpture, Wall Art, The Long Horn by Bend Goods, Copper
Located in Ontario, CA
The Longhorn is the largest in the animal sculpture collection and will add a wild feel to any space. This wire design is made to mount on your walls or sit atop a shelf. *Copper a...
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2010s Unknown Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Alessandro Albrizzi "Nest of Snakes" Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Baron Alessandro Albrizzi grew up in, and later inherited, the family palazzo in Venice, where the French doors that opened onto the garden had hardware embellished with bronze snake...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Chameleon Sculpture in Cast Bronze in Verdigris Finish by Elan Atelier
Located in New York, NY
Chameleon Sculpture in Cast Bronze in Verdigris Finish by Elan Atelier Cast bronze Chameleon sculpture in Verdigris finish on black marble base by Elan Atelier. Custom finishes are ...
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2010s Unknown Modern Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Moretti Cat
Located in Catania, IT
Cat in Murano glass by the glass master Franco Moretti.
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

In Stock in Los Angeles, Black Teddy Bear Lamp LED Rechargeable, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) In Stock in Los Angeles The teddy bear, the emotional object par excellence, is reinte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

Coniglieschio Bronze Sculpture by Massimo Giacon for Superego Editions, Italy
Located in Milan, Italy
Bronze sculpture casted with lost wax method part of the 'Pop Will Eat Himself' designed by Massimo Giacon and produced by Superego Editions. Limited edition of 9 pieces. Signed and ...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Neko Stool, Designed by Setsu & Shinobu Ito, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) Accessory made from a single block of scented cedar with its sculptured shape inspired...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Cedar

Murano Glass Sommerso Sculptural Fish with White Gold
Located in New York, NY
A sculptural Murano glass fish, produced in Italy circa 1970s-1980s, rendered through Sommerso, with clear layer over multicolored glass, infused with white gold flakes. Very good co...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Elie Nadelman Wall Plaque
By Elie Nadelman
Located in Providence, RI
Elie Nadelman wall plaque, circa 1950. This plaque is cast from the original work in bronze by Elie Nadelman, circa 1930's. There are remnants on the back stating as such. This was m...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Plaster

Animal Sculpture, The Wire Marching Bear by Bend Goods, Peachy Pink
Located in Ontario, CA
The Marching Bear is designed to stand. And comes in a variety of colors! This cute little sculpture of a bear is the perfect gift for a loved one.
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2010s Unknown Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Metal

1970s Bronze Horse Sculpture by Miguel Berrocal
Located in IT
Miguel Berrocal (Villanueva de Algaidas 1933 - Antequera 2006) Title "Caballo casinaide" Tear 1977-1978 Material: bronze Size: cm 34 x 40 x 15 Edition of 200 exemplars, exempla...
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Late 20th Century European Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Whimsical Standing Owl in Oxidized & Hammered Copper handmade by Los Castillo
Located in Mexico, DF
Beautifully handcrafted owl with open wings made by Los Castillo workshop in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico. It is manufactured by hand in oxidized and hammered copper and welded together. ...
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1960s Mexican Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Copper

Handmade Ceramic Accessories Fauna Color Collection
Located in Lisbon, PT
These handmade decorative accessories combine the traditional portuguese ceramic and glazing techinques in a modern approach of shapes and color, as they bring such brightness and jo...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Ibex Rutting Sculpture
Located in Milan, IT
A homage to the majestic fauna of the Swiss Alps, this complex and dynamic sculpture was crafted in 2018 by Vincenzo Romanelli. The artist studied these elegant animals in their habi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Colorful Chimpanzee, Ceramic Centerpiece, Handmade Design in Italy, 2021
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The piece is a unique representation of a Chimpanzee in a modern way. Our designer creates these pieces completely by hand.   
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Glamour Cat Sculpture by Scott Musgrove for Superego Editions, Italy
By Superego Editions, Scott Musgrove
Located in Milan, Italy
A "Glamour Cat" sculpture in enamelled gold ceramic designed by Scott Musgrove and produced by Superego Editions. Limited edition of 50 pieces signed and numbered. Biography Born...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Mancioli Italian Pottery Horse, Figure, Sculpture for Raymor, Florence, 1960s
Located in Delft, NL
A Mancioli Italian pottery horse, figure, sculpture for Raymor Florence, 1960s. The horse is made with thick with glaze and with blue and green decor A muscular horse in stately...
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20th Century Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Pottery

Lalique Mouse Seal Clear Crystal
Located in New York, NY
A true recollection of childhood, the mouse feeds the imagination of fairy tales. Always playful, it is one of the most petite pieces in Lalique’s rich animal kingdom. It is brought ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Crystal

Sculptural Lucite Snake Bookends by Spisani
Located in San Diego, CA
Mesmerizing pair of beautiful lucite bookends by Spisani. Sculpted and graphic, this beautiful piece catapults to sculptural status. The snake rendering is detailed in a tortoise fin...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Lucite

Abstraction, Naxian Marble Shelf Sculpture, Tom von Kaenel
Located in Geneve, CH
Minoan - Naxian marble shelf sculpture - Tom von Kaenel Dimensions: height 24.5 cm / diameter 15 cm unique artwork signed by Tom von Kaenel Rare Naxian marble All the artworks ...
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2010s Greek Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Pair of Stylized Ceramic Swans by Waylande Gregory, circa 1940s
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of large scale ( 18"L) ceramic swan sculptures by Waylande Gregory. Brown/gray with gold paint and sgraffito stylized and typical of Gregory's work, circa 1940s, signed Waland...
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1940s American Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Contemporary 'Dog' Handmade Light Blue Crystal Sculpture by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
2021 Collection of Handmade Crystal sculpture by Ghirò Studio. This sculpture was entirely handmade from a block of crystal. The artisanal and artistic workmanship makes this object...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

New Blu Decorative Metal Fish Sculpture
Located in Madrid, ES
Blu Decorative Metal Fish  Metals : Iron Sculpture Size: 108 x 82 cm Weight: 3.5 kg Every single piece is handmade and unique Availability: Available.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Franco Moretti Fish
Located in Catania, IT
Murano glass fish by the master glassmaker Franco Moretti.
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1970s Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

Copper Metallic Teddy Bear Lamp with LED, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) The teddy bear, the emotional object par excellence, is reinterpreted by Stefano Giova...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Plastic

Large African Elephant Sculpture by Vincenzo Romanelli
Located in Milan, IT
This magnificent sculpture by Vincenzo Romanelli was modelled in clay in 2015 and then cast in bronze using the traditional lost wax method in the Florentine foundry. The result is a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

French Modern Carved Pine Sculpture of a Standing Monkey
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
French Modern Carved Pine Sculpture of a Standing Monkey A well carved figure of a crouching monkey with the arms resting on the legs. Raised on an eboinzed wood base.        
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20th Century French Modern Animal Sculptures

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Wood, Pine

Chinese Attributed Hard Stone Carving of a Recumbent Horse Signed S C Yip
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An unusual vintage hand carved hard stone figure of a recumbent horse signed S C Yip and believed to be Chinese dated 1978. The horse is carved from a hard green stone, of jade color...
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1970s Chinese Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Stone

De Sede Leather Elephant Toy Accessory by Alfredo Häberli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Miniature toy elephant accessory designed by Alfredo Ha¨berli for De Sede.
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Leather

Lalique Gregoire Frog Gold Luster Crystal
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the fauna of the natural world, Lalique continues to expand its bestiary to include the Gregoire Frog in illustrious gold luster.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Crystal

Unique pink colored Decorative Balloon Dog Sculptures Bookend
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A pink colored Balloon Dog sculpture book end or decorative object. It is a bookend consisting of 2 parts, a front and a back part. Nice addition to any room, but very nice to see in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Animal Sculptures

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Resin

Sitting Xolo by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Sitting Xolo by Onora Dimensions: W 30 x H 25 cm. Materials: clay, glazed pottery. Xolo, short for xoloitzcuintle is a breed of dog that has long been a culturally-significant s...
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2010s Mexican Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Clay

Bird for Lasso Lounge Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Bird for lasso lounge chair by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Aluminum. Dimensions: 17.5 cm x 74 cm x H 68cm Drift away on a flight of dreams in Lasso, a visual expression of the...
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2010s Philippine Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Aluminum

Rhys Caparn, a Creeping Сat, American Modernist Patinated Bronze Sculpture, 1935
Located in New York, NY
This amazing signed and dated dark-brown patinated bronze sculpture of a creeping cat on the original wood base is a classic by Rhys Caparn Steel (1909-1997), a renowned American scu...
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1930s American Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Modern Style Carved Gemstones Humming Bird Group
Located in Cypress, CA
Unique modern style finely carved six gemstones humming birds on a large Rock Crystal in various positions, Amethyst Quartz, Rose Quartz, Lapis Lazuli and other gemstones The caref...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Animal Sculptures

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Multi-gemstone, Iron

Hare & Ballerina Sculptural Table Lamp, Hand Made
Located in London, GB
Hare & Ballerina hand crafted sculptural table lamp is part of of Wonderlamps series. Each consists sculptural figurings and each tells a story. A whimsical lamp of a hare dancing g...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Steel, Gold Leaf

Lladró Rhinoceros Beetle Figurine by José Luis Santes
Located in Cranbury, NJ
An innovative porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects Collection. This original piece is made in glazed porce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Metal

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