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Modern Figurative 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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Style: Modern
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 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Sarah Jones the Times Silver Novelty Figure Sat on a Park Bench
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A wonderful novelty silver figure entitled ‘The Times’ of a figure sat on a park bench reading a newspaper with their hat and umbrella resting alongside them by world renowned silver...
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1990s English Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Silver

21st Century Set of 12 Linden Wooden Chess Pieces Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Set of 12 Linden Wooden Chess Pieces Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. A luxurious chess set designed for the most sophisticated and ambitio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bold God Statement Piece Ceramic Decor Hand Painted Figurative Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
Bold God Statement Piece Ceramic Decor Hand Painted Figurative Sculpture Bold god is a prominent personality, vital energy, reflected by refined gold shades and a statement black an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Piña Michoacana by Onora
Located in Geneve, CH
Piña Michoacana by Onora Dimensions: W 24 x H 49 cm Materials: Clay, Glazed pottery Hand sculpted clay, covered with a mineral based slip and burnished using a quartz stone. The...
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2010s Mexican Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture Bull
Located in Murano, VE
Fighting bull, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Murano 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 Figurative Sculptures

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Art Glass

Woman's Head Sponge Decorative Ceramic Piece, Handmade Italy, 2021, Hand-Crafted
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The piece is a unique representation of a woman's head in a modern way. Our designer creates these pieces completely by hand.  
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Alzata Nero Blue by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Bowl F Verde Unicolore by Bethan Laura Wood
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Versatoio by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Vaso Bianco Mat by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Vaso Unic. Bianco Matt by George J. Sowden
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vaso Oss by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

This is Not a Self Portrait Sculpture by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
This is not a self portrait sculpture by Thomas Dariel Dimensions: D 24 x W 26.5 x H 63 cm Materials: Solid plaster sculpture wrapped in elastic band color paint finish, accent ri...
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2010s French Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic, Plaster

Massimo Giacon's Edited by Superego Modern “Coniglieschio” Italian Sculpture
Located in Madrid, ES
Ceramic sculpture “Coniglieschio” from the series "The pop will eat himself" designed by Massimo Giacon, edited by Studio Superego. A playful and beautiful decorative Italian piece ...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic, Lacquer

Lifesize Realistic Soft Sculpture of a Male Golfer
Located in New York City, NY
A fabulous and amusing life size soft sculpture of a sporty man dressed as a golfer, realistically portrayed with original garb. The golfer wears all authentic clothing, Arnold Pal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Figurative Sculptures

Igor Balbi, Erotic Game Goblet, Amethyst and Gray, 1990s
By Lucio Bubacco, Igor Balbi
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Here artist Igor Balbi steps into a field that was explored and made famous by Lucio Bubacco. The two have collaborated for a while. Igor concept here is not to give realism to hum...
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1990s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass

Ernst Fuchs "Silver Sphinx" Silbersphinx, Female Nude, 925 Sterling Silver
Located in Berlin, DE
Ernst Fuchs (Born 1930 Vienna, acting ibid) "Silver Sphinx" original title (Silbersphinx) 925 sterling silver. Signature and foundry mark "Strassacker Kunstguss Süssen". On a...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Sterling Silver

Modern Iron Brutalist Sculpture of Divers on Marble Stand
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Modern cast iron Brutalist style sculpture of divers on rings sculpture on marble stand. Captured in mid-dive in cast iron, these handsome divers sculpture pay homage to the fluid p...
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1990s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Ferdinand Parpan French Modern Life-Size Bronze Trumpet Player Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
French modern life-size sculpture of a trumpet player, made by Ferdinand Parpan (Parfan). The piece is signed "F. Parfan" and numbered 1 of 8 on the base. In great vintage condition ...
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20th Century French Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Berrocal Figural La Mini Cariatide Puzzle Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful Berrocal figural puzzle sculpture. Nickel-plated bronze signed and numbered on the base.
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1960s European Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Sculptureof a Boxer Signed Bertin, France, circa 1930
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Silver plated figure / sculpture of a boxer signed Bertin, France, circa 1930. Mounted over a marble base. Perfect for a boxing, sports wrestling fan.
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1930s French Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Silver Plate, Spelter

Hilary Clark Cole Mixed-Media Sculpture
By Hilary Clark Cole
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Hilary Clark Cole (Canadian) Mixed-media sculpture done in welded steel and bronze. Canadian sculptor Hilary Clark Cole was born in Victoria, British Columbia, and is a graduate of...
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20th Century Canadian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Metal, Bronze

Italian Lucite Micro Cosmos with Butterfly and Flowers, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Decorative micro-cosmos in translucent sculpted Lucite. Encapsulated arrangement with flowers and a butterfly. handmade in Italy during the 1960s by an anonymous maker/craftsman. Sui...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Lucite

Modern Decorative Objects, Hand-Painted Bowie, Ceramic Figurine Sculpture Decor
Located in Porto, PT
Modern Decorative Objects, Hand-Painted Bowie, Ceramic Figurine Sculpture Decor David figurine decor is the God of Music, and most notable, a tribute to David Bowie, to his art and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Alzata Bianco Nero by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Figura Istrice by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Ceramic by "Eduardo Barco" Fire Clay Yellow
Located in madrid, ES
Fire clay contemporary sculpture by Eduardo Barco, unique piece. The work of Eduardo Barco deepens the knowledge of reality in the form of plastic experience. His research has bee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Clay

Hand Blown Glass Sculpture "Molecolar Study 2021 #01" by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
Hand-blown glass sculpture by Simone Crestani "It's incredible to think how in reality everything that surrounds us, every drop of water, every living being, can be reduced to sim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Blown Glass

Vaso Celeste by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Evgeniy Vuchetich 'Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares' Soviet Bronze Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Soviet Modern 'Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares' sculpture by Soviet sculptor Evgeniy Vuchetich. Marked with the title and the artist signature on the side of the base. A large sca...
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Mid-20th Century Russian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Shadow God, Contemporary Decorative Head Sculpture, Handmade Ceramic Figurine
Located in Porto, PT
Shadow God, Contemporary Decorative Head Design, Handmade Ceramic Figurine Shadow God figurine decor empowers us, makes us shine, even in the darkest times. An exquisite handmade de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Seletti "Memorabilia" Porcelain My Crown
Located in Doral, FL
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

Sculpture Construction Model by Nathalie Du Pasquier
Located in Milan, Italy
A Construction sculpture in ceramic and wood designed by Nathalie du Pasquier in 2003. Unique piece. Signed. Biography Nathalie du Pasquier (b. 1957, Bordeaux, France) worked as ...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Modern Decorative Object Decor, Contemporary Face Sculpture Handmade Ceramic
Located in Porto, PT
Modern Decorative Object Decor, Contemporary Face Sculpture Handmade Ceramic Perfectus God cares about the minor details, and as the name tells, he represents Perfectionism. Perfect...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Lladró The Green Guest Small Figurine by Jaime Hayon
Located in Cranbury, NJ
Green glossy porcelain figurine created by Jaime Hayon for the collection The Guest by LLadró Atelier with a white base attached to the piece. The Guest is a piece created by Jaime H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Retro God, Modern Decorative Head Decor, Hand-Painted Ceramic Figurine
Located in Porto, PT
Retro god, modern decorative head decor, hand-painted ceramic figurine Retro God figurine is the classic one, a deep love for high-quality design, rich materials, saving memories in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Bronze Lighter by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze lighter by Rick Owens Dimensions: L 11.5 x W 5.5 x H 3 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 0.45 kg Available in Black and Nitrate finish. Rick Owens is a California-born fashion an...
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2010s French Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

'Rat Dog' Sculpture in Fiberglass by Finn Stone
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
We love this piece! Number 2 from an edition of 2, the other was sold recently on Saatchi online, and honestly we don't mind rat dog hanging around, he eats nothing and makes no mess...
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2010s English Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Fiberglass

The Seedling by Max Jungblut, Artwork for Interior Environment
Located in Maastricht, NL
The work The Seedling presents another step in the development of max jungblut into an autonomous practice with figurative forms. this time represented by a seed, nature is not only ...
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2010s European Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Reclaimed Wood

Vaso Calice Bianco Nero by Ettore Sottsass
Located in New York, NY
Established in 1921 by the heir to a long line of Italian potters and kiln workers, the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory produces many of the most recognizable ceramics o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

David Webb Coral Fish
Located in New York, NY
David Webb, a designer known for his ability to take the mundane into something extraordinary, made this one of a kind figure of a fish with a coral base and natural pearl body. T...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Coral

Figura Pesce Lungo in Colore Nero by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Created in 1987, Aldo Londi’s Arkitectura series is defined by the artist’s take on traditional animal sculptures, through a minimalistic and modern lens. The collection is made of s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Hermanos Calavera Conquistador in Oiled Mahogany by Miguel &Ilse Silva for Wooda
Located in Omro, WI
These handsome but quirky brothers designed by Miguel and Ilse Silva for Wooda are the result of an engaging mix of personality, love, fun and mischievousness. Los Hermanos Calavera(...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Mahogany

'Bursting the Bounds / Back of Man' by Donald De Lue, Society of Medallists
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
'Bursting the Bounds / Back of Man' by Donald De Lue Donald De Lue (American, 1900-1988) Society of Medallists bronze medal "Bursting the Bounds / Back of Man," Signed "DeLue" o...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

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

In Stock in Los Angeles, Marathon Statue in Turquoise XL
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products In Stock in Los Angeles Marathon statue in Turquoise. Stand engraved with the following quote...
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Composition

Marble Circles by Kristina Dam Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Marble circles by Kristina Dam Studio. Materials: Black marble Dimensions: 21 x 30 x H 21cm. Two unbroken circles make this stunning changeable black marble sculpture. A very po...
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2010s Danish Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

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 Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Multi-gemstone, Iron

Seletti "Limited Gold Edition" Porcelain My Robot
Located in Doral, FL
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

30 Pasifila Glass Vase, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Pasifil Glass Vase was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1986 for Memphis. It's part of the “Vetri Glass” collection, made in blown Murano glass. Signed on the base, for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Eve Candelabra
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain Reverie. A heavy dose of temptation to your next dinner party —our Eve-inspired riff on the neoclassical candelabra. Crafted from high-fired porcelain, six surreal hands ri...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Particle Table Lamp by on.entropy, in Seamless White Marble and Bronze
Located in Athens, GR
In Particle table lamp, on.entropy mines the modern design potential of this classical material, by transforming the austerity of raw marble into a warm and bright lamp. Cubicle ...
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2010s Greek Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Gio Ponti Silver Metal Sculpture Model Hand 5 Fingers for Sabattini, Italy
Located in Milan, Italy
Silver metal model hand 5 fingers designed by Gio Ponti for Sabattini in 1978. Signed.
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Vaso by Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Launched in 1959 by expert ceramicist Aldo Londi, the Rimini Blue series, which has been produced for over sixty years by the Manifattura Bitossi, is but one of Bitossi’s numerous cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture
Located in Murano, VE
Sandy crabs, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

5 Atamante Glass Vase, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
5 Atamante vase is in blown glass, and originally designed in 1986 by Ettore Sottsass. Signed on the base, for further information please see authenticity info below. Ettore Sott...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Blown Glass

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