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Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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"Impertinent Rooster" Massive Ceramic Sculpture 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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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Earthenware

Asian Modern Lacquer Screen Element Mounted on Stand Attributed to Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Asian red lacquer and parcel gilt screen element mounted with metal embellishments and mounted on a metal stand, attributed to Karl Springer, circa 1970's.
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1970s American Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal

In Stock in Los Angeles, Mickey Mouse Glossy Pastel Blue, Pop Sculpture Figurine
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. In Stock in Los Angeles Mickey mouse, glossy pastel Blue, Pop sculpture figurine Measures: H...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic

21st Century "Amen" Sculpture by Marcantonio, Polished Brass
Located in Cesena, IT
"Amen" Jesus came down from the cross. He is sitting, tired. A hand on the head. The other rests without force on the knee. Between his fingers and scattered on the ground are the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Alone, Set of Three TOTEM Sculptures, Bronze, Figurative, Tribal Influence
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three bronze totems on base, Tribal influence sculpture by Steve Turner. This minimal sculpture was first carved in wood then cast in bronze. The wood grain is visible in the ...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze, Bronze

Batman, Natural Height Sculpture in Black Marble
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
The sculpture was made from a single block of black marble, natural height sculpture, one of a kind piece. It is a unique piece for collectors. Dimensions of the sculpture: cm 170 x ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

"Pan" Sculpture by Michel Anasse
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful representation of a flute-playing "Pan" was created in the mid-1960s by the idiosyncratic French artist Michel Anasse, whose work as a sculptor and ceramist is lately ...
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1960s French Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Iron

Sculpture Bust Woman with Tattoo in Statuario Carrara Marble
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
The sculpture bust was made from a single block of Statuario Carrara marble. Tattoo was made with manual micro-dots technique by the artist.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Carrara Marble, Statuary Marble

Wave Business Card Holder from Souda, Copper, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing includes 1 Wave Business card holder in a copper finish. Add some polish to your desktop with the Wave Business card holder. Geometric, minimal and poetic, this deskt...
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2010s Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Copper, Steel, Metal

Berta Sound Absorbing Figurative Sculpture by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century European Berta sound absorbing figurative sculpture by Marie Aigner. This figurative sculpture has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby melts 2 functions with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic

Big Berta Sound Absorbing Figurative Sculpture by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century European Big Berta sound absorbing figurative sculpture by Marie Aigner. This figurative sculpture has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby melts 2 functions w...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic

Francesco Marcangeli Bronze Sculpture Titled "Giustizia"
Located in Plainview, NY
Francesco Marcangeli Contemporary sculpture titled "Giustizia" is made in 1980's in Rome, Italy. The bronze sculpture is setting on a limestone base and is signed by the artist. Marc...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Limestone, Bronze

Modern Bronze Sculpture "Concert Pianist"
Located in Rochester, NY
A modern bronze sculpture of a flowing concert pianist. He wears a gilt bow tie and plays the grand piano. Signed "Ruth B., 1992" Edition 2/3.
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Bronze

Cactus 6-Armed Sound Absorbing Figurative Sculpture by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century European cactus 6-armed sound absorbing figurative sculpture by Marie Aigner This sound absorbing sculpture has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby melts 2 fu...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

Yellow Cactus 6-Armed Sound Absorbing Figurative Sculpture by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century European yellow cactus 6-armed sound absorbing figurative sculpture by Marie Aigner. This sound absorbing sculpture has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby me...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

Cactus 4-Armed Sound Absorbing Figurative Sculpture by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century European cactus 4-armed sound absorbing figurative sculpture by Marie Aigner. This sound absorbing sculpture has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby melts 2 f...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

Lamp Modern Transparent Cubic Acrylic Glass and Leather Contemporary Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
The table lamp Cosa Nostra is an sculptural lamp made in a highly polished acrylic glass and with a base in leather. Table lamp dimension: L 25 x W 25 x H 27cm. Source of illuminatio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Leather, Plexiglass

Elephant Animal Figure in Black Biscuit Porcelain by Nymphenburg
Located in New York, NY
If one is to compare this elephant designed by August Göhring in 1936 with its older brothers, it soon becomes clear why it was decided to produce the young bull Edward in black bisc...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Lladro Naturofantastic Candlestick in Blue by Javier Molina
Located in New York, NY
Candleholder with a blue porcelain design decorated with handmade natural motifs. Lladró's Naturofantastic collection is inspired by lush plant forms to create a luminous and warm fa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Naturofantastic Candleholder in Golden Lustre by Javier Molina
Located in New York, NY
Chandelier with a white porcelain design and gilded luster decorated with natural handmade motifs. An imaginary universe where the organic and fantasy are combined to create everyday...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Perching Bird Emil Figure in White Biscuit Porcelain by Nymphenburg
Located in New York, NY
Designer Ted Muehling chose this bird — "Emil" — from the Nymphenburg figure repertoire and reinterpreted it, the branch clip made from blackened metal adds a new design element to t...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Naturofantastic Candlestick with Multi Design by Marco Antonio Noguerón
Located in New York, NY
Candlestick with a multicolored porcelain design decorated with natural handmade motifs. Lladró's Naturofantastic collection is inspired by lush plant forms to create a luminous and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Tête 'Head', Marble Sculpture by Unknown Artist
Located in Budapest, HU
This finely sculpted head sculpture features a head of a woman and another peble like stone attached to it. It comes apart, and is attached with a steel rod.  
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1970s Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Japanese Okimono of a Shunga Lady Playing a Biwa
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Heisei period wood carved okimono of a shunga lady playing a Biwa. Made during the Heisei period in circa 1990, the piece remains in remarkable vintage condition with age-ap...
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1990s Japanese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Galos Design Porcelain of a Couple Driving a Car
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a hand painted Galos porcelain depicting a couple who are enjoying driving their sport car without hood. Black, white and silver are the predominant colors.
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20th Century Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Ernest Trova Falling Man Sculpture Vintage One of a Kind
Located in North Miami, FL
This amazing two part one of kind Ernest Trova vintage sculpture is polished brass. It is from his falling man subject and what he is most coveted for and known for. Each part as you...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Modern Stylized Figure of Nude Woman on Metal Stand
Located in New York, NY
Modern stylized figure of a woman in standing pose, mounted on a metal base, circa late 1970's.
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1970s Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Sydney Alex Kumalo Modern Reclining Nude Bronze Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Sydney Alex Kumalo (South African, 1935-1988) modern bronze sculpture depicting a reclining female nude in distress, signed along bottom: "Kumalo," mounted to green marble base. Over...
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Mid-20th Century South African Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Flamingo Statue
Located in Milan, IT
A unique statue of a confident flamingo posing. It is made in bronze completely chiseled by hand by masters of the profession. The shiny visual effect is fantastically delivered by t...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Apple w/ Worm Sculpture in Antique Copper and Brass by Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Apple with worm sculpture Antique copper Brass Hand Repoussé Limited Edition Each piece is individually crafted and is unique. Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammer...
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2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass, Copper

Ginevra Egg-Shaped Box
Located in Milan, IT
Reminiscent of Fabergé-style eggs, this luxury box exudes pure opulence with its intriguing design. The amber-toned silhouette in fine crystal is adorned with a superb, etched patter...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Crystal

Large Amber Glass Pineapple
Located in Milan, IT
A superb objet d'art, this pineapple-shaped crystal sculpture will make a refined statement in an elegant and modern home. A superb showcase of craftsmanship, it is masterfully made ...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Crystal

Buddha Bronze Mask
Located in Milan, IT
A superb showcase of deft craftsmanship, this objet d'art is masterfully handmade of molten bronze using traditional, age-old techniques. Reproducing the elegant likeness of Buddha w...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Massimo Giacon Modern “Coniglieschio” Italian Sculpture
Located in Madrid, ES
Ceramic sculpture “Coniglieschio” from the series "The pop will eat himself" designed by Massimo Giacon, edition by Studio Superego.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Lacquer

Large Crystal Pineapple
Located in Milan, IT
This splendid crystal sculpture is masterfully handmade using traditional crafting techniques. Boasting a sleek yet charming profile, its pineapple-shaped silhouette will add a lumin...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Crystal

Large Glass Bull Figurine
Located in Milan, IT
A tribute to Italian glassmaking tradition, this splendid statuette is masterfully crafted by hand. Showcasing a tall (20 cm) and polished silhouette, its natural transparent hue is ...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Zeville Black Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The Zeville Punching Bag is a great combination of a beautiful center piece that can be put to practical use after a stressed day. Handmade by a master saddler in Italy The super...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Leather

Zeville Brown Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The Zeville Punching Bag is a great combination of a beautiful center piece that can be put to practical use after a stressed day. Handmade by a master saddler in Italy The super...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Leather

Zeville Beige Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The Zeville Punching Bag is a great combination of a beautiful center piece that can be put to practical use after a stressed day. Handmade by a master saddler in Italy The super...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Leather

In Stock in Los Angeles, Life-Size 4.6 Ft Tall Glossy Pink Minnie, Pop Sculpture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. Life-size, 4.6 feet tall pastel glossy Pink Minnie with rose gold chrome ears accent pop sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin

Salvador Dali Armchair Invisible Personage Limited Edition of 20
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Salvador Dali manufactured in Spain by BD. "Invisible Personage" is extracted from the "Singularities" painting, painted by Salvador Dali in 1935. During thos...
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2010s Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Sheepskin, Upholstery, Lacquer

21st Century Monroe Floor Lamp, Brushed Brass and Beige Lampshade, Art Lighting
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Monroe” floor lamp is made of brushed brass cast with a lampshade adorned by a gold tassel fringe complementing the set. After smelting, a process known...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Sculptural Monroe Gold Wall Sconce, Polished Brass, White Lampshade, Art Light
Located in Oporto, PT
1. Product description: The “Monroe” wall lamp is made of brushed brass cast with a lampshade adorned by a gold tassel fringe complementing the set. After smelting, a process known ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Caverna Contemporary Sculpture, by Eduard Locota resin Acrylic Glass & Marble
Located in Timisoara, RO
The sculptural group “Abstract Isometry” has been gravitating around the theme of fragmentation, slicing of the Earth and plasticity. In the contemporary context, channeled almost ex...
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2010s Balkan Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Mirror Mountains Contemporary Sculpture by Eduard Locota Acrylic Glass & Marble
Located in Timisoara, RO
The sculptural group “Abstract Isometry” has been gravitating around the theme of fragmentation, slicing of the Earth and plasticity. In the contemporary context, channeled almost ex...
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2010s Balkan Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Marie-Paule Deville-Chabrolle for Daum Athena Limited Edition Crystal Sculpture
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This pâte de verre crystal sculpture was designed by French sculptor Marie-Paule Deville-Chabrolle (b. 1952) and hand made by Daum in Nancy, France. The piece, titled Athena, was pro...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Important Plaster Sculpture of a Hidalgo by Coste, 1964
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Important plaster sculpture of a Hidalgo by Coste, 1964.
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Late 20th Century European Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plaster

!980s Modernist Brown Murano Glass Sculpture of a Madonna
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A grey, brown and black Murano glass sculpture in perfect conditions. It has been made in Italy in the 1980s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Locus-21 Sculpture by Krzywda
Located in Geneve, CH
Locus-21 sculpture by Krzywda Dimensions: 60L x 30D x 30H cm Materials: Brass, marble, leather Individually handmade in France by Krzywda. All materials employed are from France...
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2010s French Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Brass

Ceramic Sculture "CLETA" Handcrafted in Bronze by Gabriella B., Made in Italy
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic sculture handcrafted in bronze CLETA - code TE001 – size: Height 60.0 cm., diameter 16.0 cm.  
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Golf Ball "Albatros" Handcrafted in White by Gabriella B. Made in Italy
Located in Treviso, IT
Ceramic golf ball handcrafted in white enamel Albatros - code GB040, measures: H 40.0, Dm 40.0 cm.    
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Seletti Limited Gold Edition "My Skull" in Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Seletti "Limited Gold Edition" Porcelain My Robot
Located in New York, NY
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Seletti "Limited Gold Edition" Porcelain My Spaceship
Located in New York, NY
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Seletti "Limited Gold Edition" Porcelain My Crown
Located in New York, NY
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Passionate Kiss Couple Sculpture in White by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
White satin-finished porcelain sculpture of a couple kissing sitting on a rock decorated with blue and green enamels. A couple's passion and love, captured as never before by Lladró....
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro the Silver Guest Little Figurine in Silver by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Silver glossy porcelain figurine created by Jaime Hayon for The Guest by Lladró Atelier collection with a white base attached to the piece. The Guest is a piece created by Jaime Hayo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Guest Small Figurine by Rolito, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
White and black porcelain figurine with a silver gloss created by Rolito for The Guest by LLadró Atelier collection with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain