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Rococo Sculptures

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
Sculpture of a Saint, Village Madonna, Linden Wood, 19th Century, South Tirol
Located in Basel, BS
Sculpture of a saint, "Bauern-Madonna", linden wood, 19th century, South Tyrol. Half-plastic figure made of linden wood depicting Mary with a crown, holding the Christ Child on h...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Wood

17th Century Italian Vase with a Chesapecten Shell & Crystal Point
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
17th century Italian vase with a chesapecten shell, crystal point, and fossil shells on a petrified wood base. This fragment is from a church in Florence. It was found and saved f...
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17th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Rock Crystal

Derby Porcelain Figure of Neptune with a Dolphin, 1765-1830
Located in London, GB
This is a gorgeous porcelain figure of Neptune with a dolphin, shaped by Derby possibly as early as around the year 1765, and finished by Bloor Derby in 1829 or 1830. The figure is i...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

Parian Bust of Mme, Adelaide
Located in Woodbury, CT
Marie Adelaide de France, was a French princess, the sixth child, and the fourth daughter of King Louis XV of France and his consort, Marie Leszczynska. As the legitimate daughter of...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

19th Majolica Monkey Pianist Humidor Tobacco Jar Sarreguemines
Located in The Hills, TX
Amusing Majolica monkey pianist tobacco jar signed Sarreguemines, circa 1880.Rarely found complete with his lid the chimpanzee wear a costume of Oriental style, he play piano and two...
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1880s French Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Majolica, Ceramic, Faience

18th Century Italian Mecca Candlestick with Phantom Quartz & Chalcedony Rosettes
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian mecca gold leaf candlestick with a red phantom crystal quartz point encased in Italian antique metal petal drip pan tray. The candlestick is decorated with chalc...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Quartz, Rock Crystal, Marble, Metal, Gold Leaf

Italian Carved Wood Figural Card Stand, Receiver, Late 18th Century
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique Italian carved wood figural card stand or server. Life-sized figure in the form of a young cavalier holding a round tray, on a small pedestal base. 1EXA.
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Mid-19th Century Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Wood

Meissen Wife of Tailor on Goat Model 155 by Eberlein, circa 1850
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen stunning figurine: Wife of tailor riding on goat Manufactory:  Meissen Dating: 19th century / made circa 1850 Material: white porcelain, glossy finish, finest painting ...
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1850s German Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

Romantic Very Fine 19th Century Bronze Figure with Putti on Marble Base
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A gorgeous very fine 19th century heavy bronze statue in a dramatic pose having a cherub by her feet and a rouge marble base. Title is Crepuscule or Twilight by Hippolyte Francois Mo...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Derby Porcelain Figure of Female Ranelagh Dancer, Rococo 1759-1769
Located in London, GB
This is a sublimely made porcelain figure of the female "Ranelagh Dancer", made by Derby between 1759 and 1769, which was the Rococo era. The figure would originally have had a male ...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

18th Century Putti
Located in Hudson, NY
Early 18th century flying putti, probably South German, with traces of original paint and gilding on robe.
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Early 18th Century German Antique Rococo Sculptures

18th Century Monumental XL Italian Rococo Carved Wood "Supra Porte" Ornament
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Super Large Antique Italian Rococo Carved Wood "Supra Porte'. This monumental 18th Century ornament is 2 meters wide! Beautiful A-symmetrically carved Pinewood and Basswood with C-Sc...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Pine

18th Century Italian Cross on a Blue Celestial Geode Heart with Baroque Pearls
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian cross mounted on a blue celestial geode heart and adorned with natural-forming baroque pearls and a cross-shaped baroque pearl adorning the cross. The piece is i...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Rock Crystal, Gold Leaf

Pair of 18th Century Italian Candlesticks with Chalcedony and Barite Crystals
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
A pair of 18th century Italian candlesticks adorned with chalcedony rosettes with deposits of pyrite and golden barite crystals tapering down the matrix. Barite crystals are a very r...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Rock Crystal, Pyrite, Gold Leaf

18th Century Italian Candlestick Top with Fossil Agate Coral and Baroque Pearls
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian gold leaf candlestick top with polished fossil agate coral and natural forming baroque pearls. The 18th century fragment comes from Tuscany and has the original ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Agate, Coral, Gold Leaf

Albert Carrier-Belleuse '1824-1887' Pair of French Five-Fire Candelabra 19th
Located in Madrid, ES
Albert Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887) Pair of French five-fire candelabra from the 19th century. in gilded bronze. Decorated with female figures, on a marble base. Signed. He...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Bronze

Nymphenburg Frankenthal Figurine 'Guitar Player', Germany, 1923
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare figurine from the former manufacturer Frankenthal. The young man, dressed in Rococo style: black knee breeches, white stockings, fitted, white, striped jacket with puffed ...
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1920s German Vintage Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

18th Century Italian Bases with Polished Fossil Ammonites
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian (Region of Puglia) painted and bronzed bases decorated with a matching pair of polished fossil coordinating ammonites with ruffled copper on a copper in a matrix...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Copper

Bow Figure of Harlequin Playing Bagpipes, circa 1765
Located in Geelong, Victoria
Rare bow figure of Harlequin playing the bagpipes, modelled after a Meissen original by Kaendler, shown seated on a tree stump with scattered flowers, wearing a brightly striped top ...
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1760s English Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Meissen Gallant Couple Rococo Garments August Ringler Model O 158 Made 1956
By August Ringler
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen most lovely Gallant Couple Clad in Rococo Garments. Size: Height: 19 cm (= 7.48 inches) Width of base: 12.5 cm (= 4.92 inches) Depth of base: 9.5 cm (= 3.74 inches) ...
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1950s German Vintage Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

Pair of Meissen Hand Painted Porcelain Figurines, Shoemaker and His Wife
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This a pair of Meissen porcelain figurines depicting a shoemaker and his wife. He is sitting in a chair made of a barrel with a high back. Over the back of it, there is a blanket and...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Early French Terracotta Figures of Pomona and a Girl, Signed Clodion
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic pair of 18th/19th century French terracotta figures of Pomona and a Girl Carrying Fruit in her Skirt, Signed Clodion. These exceptional terracotta figures of two beautifu...
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1790s French Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Terracotta

Pair of 18th Century Italian Leaf Fragment with Baroque Pearls on Chalcopyrite
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Pair of 18th-century Italian leaf fragments with natural-forming baroque pearls on chalcopyrite mineral bases. The fragments were once part of a decorative motif in a church in Tusca...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Rock Crystal

Decorated 18th Century Italian Sunray on a Chalcopyrite Mineral and Agate Base
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian sunray on a chalcopyrite mineral base decorated with baroque pearls and iridescent kyanite on a polished agate base. The sunray artifact came from a church in th...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Agate, Rock Crystal

Italian 19th Century Lifesize Marble Sculpture Titled "Searching for Love"
By Vito Pardo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine museum quality Italian 19th century lifesize marble sculpture titled "Searching for Love" by Vito Pardo (Italian, born in Venice in 1872) Depicting a semi-nude lifesize m...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Marble, Bronze

Original French Etagere 'Shelf' 18th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
French etagere ( shelf ) 18th century Original condition Measures: 19cm x 40cm.
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Wood

18th Century Italian Mecca Arrow with a Baroque Pearl on a Polished Calcite Base
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th-century Italian mecca arrow with a baroque pearl on a polished calcite base. The arrow was once used as part of a decorative motif in artistic depictions in historic Italian ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Rock Crystal, Gold Leaf

Large Pair of 19th Century Meissen Porcelain "Day & Night" Figures of Putti
By Heinrich Schwabe 1, Meissen Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A Fantastic and Large Pair of 19th Century Meissen Porcelain "Day & Night" Figures of Putti. Each is beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted by the finest Meissen artists. They are ...
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1870s German Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Meissen Porcelain Revelry Groups
Located in New Orleans, LA
This charming pair of Meissen porcelain figures celebrates the essence of Revelry. First modeled by the renowned Johann Joachim Kändler on bases by Peter Reinicke, circa 1767, these ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Patinated Bronze Antique French Bacchanalia Sculptural Group after Clodion
Located in London, GB
This dynamic antique patinated bronze sculpture is composed of two female figures and a satyr captured in a moment of frenzied dancing and Bacchic revelry. The women are dressed in f...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

18th Century Rococo German Painted and Gilt Wine Cooler in the Form of a Swan
Located in Troy, NY
Extraordinary wine-cooler in the form of a beautifully sculpted, gilt and polychromed Swan of impressive stature, makes certainly the conversation-piece of the party. The white paint...
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18th Century German Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Tin

Very Fine French 19th Century White Marble Bust of a Young Beauty by René Rozet
By René Rozet 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and large French 19th century white marble bust of a young beauty, purported to be a young "Marie Antoinette" (Queen of France 1755-1793), by René Rozet (French, 1859-193...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Carrara Marble, Siena Marble

The Kiss Aguste Moreau, Bronze
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aguste Moreau. Bronze Foundry B Colin. Paris base marble Ruge Royal with watch (machine Paris) 22 cm 19th century clock, does not work small imperfections in the marble The piece is ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Meissen Group of Three Dogs Model 2104, Johann Joachim Kaendler circa 1830-1840
Located in Vienna, AT
MEISSEN MOST LOVELY ANIMAL FIGURINES: GROUP OF THREE DOGS Stunningly painted in most lifelike manner (the dogs are painted in dark and bright brown as well as red brown and white...
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1830s German Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Palatial French 19th-20th Century Allegorical Figural Cast Iron Group Torchere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and palatial French 19th-20th century allegorical figural cast-iron group torchere - sculpture - fountain - representing spring and the harvest, probably cast by Le Fonde...
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Early 1900s French Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Iron

18th Century Italian Cross Adorned with Native Copper with Crystals & Kyanite
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th Century Italian cross adorned with native copper with crystals from White Pine Mine, Michigan and copper-plated kyanite on a crystal druzy in copper ore matrix base. The crucifi...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Rock Crystal, Copper

Pair of Meissen Porcelain Figures of Parrots
Located in New York, NY
Although invented by the Chinese centuries before, the making of porcelain was a closely guarded secret. As more and more examples of this craft left China via the Silk road and the ...
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19th Century German Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Neoclassical Angel & Child Marble Rondel
Located in Bradenton, FL
19th century antique Neoclassical Angel & Child marble rondel. Relief carved depiction of winged angel with child in carerra marble.
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Carrara Marble

Fine Vintage Samson Porcelain Bolognese or Bichon Dog Figurine
By Samson & Cie, J.J. Kaendler
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Samson porcelain model of a Bolognese dog. Modeled after the figurines that Kaendler designed for Meissen in 18th century. A classic form that is always in style! The...
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20th Century French Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

18th Century Italian Cross on a Yellow Hematoid Quartz Heart with Baroque Pearls
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian cross mounted on a polished yellow hematoid quartz heart and adorned with natural-forming baroque pearls and a cross-shaped baroque pearl. The piece is inspired ...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

Materials

Rock Crystal, Gold Leaf

Very Early Meissen Round Group of Musicians, by Kaendler, Germany, 1762-1773
Located in Vienna, AT
Elaborately crafted porcelain group from the 18th century: Four musicians in festive, rural Rococo clothing on a high round base, adorned with a three-dimensional wreath of leaves a...
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1760s German Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

Set of 5 Meissen Figures Emblematic of the Senses by J.J. Kändler and Eberlein
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent and fully complete set of 5 Meissen figures emblematic of the senses: Hearing, smell, touch, taste, and sight, Modeled by J.J. Kändler and J.F. Eberlein. These figures ...
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1860s German Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

Pair of Dutch Delft Cows Painted in Polychrome Petit Feu Colors Made circa 1760
Located in Katonah, NY
This pair of polychrome figures of recumbent cows was made in Delft, Holland, circa 1760. Each cow shows a spotted hide and brown forelock, eyes, horns, and tail. And each is wearing...
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Delft

18th Century Italian Leaf Fragment Decorated with Baroque Pearls on Chalcopyrite
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian painted leaf fragment decorated with Baroque pearls on chalcopyrite mineral base. The fragment with Baroque pearl and chalcopyrite mineral coordinate to look as ...
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18th Century American Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Wood

Prof. E. Pattarino Capodimonte Majolica, Madonna and Child, circa 1925
Located in Rijssen, NL
Prof. E. Pattarino Capodimonte majolica Madonna and child Expressive figure depicting the crowned Mother of God with baby Jesus Design: Prof. Pattarino. Execution: Capodimonte, I...
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1920s European Vintage Rococo Sculptures

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Majolica, Porcelain

Antique 18th Century Polychromed Wax Portrait Relief
Located in London, by appointment only
Rare 18th century giltwood framed carved and polychrome wax silver and gold decorated figure of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Icon, with original gilt frame. The rarity of this piece...
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Gesso

Meissen Crinoline Group 'The Heart Box Sale', by J.J. Kaendler, Germany, ca 1850
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare 19th century Meissen porcelain group: Lady in elaborate, magnificent rococo clothing with a sweeping crinoline and an ermine-trimmed cape enthroned on a richly decorated a...
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1850s German Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

Magnificent and Rare 19th Century Life-Sized Meissen Porcelain, Turkey
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent and rare life-sized 19th century Meissen Porcelain figure of a Turkey. This is truly an exceptional piece. The figurine has been outstandingly hand carved and sculpted ...
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1860s German Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

19th Century French Turned Wood Crucifix with Porcelain Bisque Figure of Christ
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
19th century French turned wood crucifix with a porcelain bisque figure of Christ and coordinating cream details. The cream carved wood finials on the double-tiered base of the cross...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain, Wood

Unusual 19th Century Meissen Figure of a Camel after a Model by J. J. Kandler
Located in New York, NY
A unusual 19th century Meissen figure of a camel with blue under-glaze double crossed swords mark, after J.J. Kandler. Naturalistically modeled above a rocky outcrop on a scroll-mol...
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1850s German Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

Rococo Style Patinated Bronze Figural Group after Clodion
Located in London, GB
This exquisite Rococo style sculpture depicts a moment of revelry, showing a woman with two infants. She is shown holding one of them on her lap, and with another below. The naturali...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Bronze

18th Century Italian Mecca Fragments with a Baroque Pearl on Chalcopyrite
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian mecca fragments with a natural forming Baroque pearl on a coordinating chalcopyrite in matrix.
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Wood

18th Century Italian Angel Wing Mounted on Tourmaline in Crystal Quartz
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
18th century Italian gold leaf angel wing mounted on tourmaline in crystal quartz. The large, gold leaf and painted angel wing originally came from a church in Tuscany. It was onc...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Quartz, Tourmaline, Rock Crystal, Gold Leaf

Pair of Dutch Delft Horses Painted in Polychrome Colors Made, Mid-19th Century
Located in Katonah, NY
We are excited to offer this outstanding pair of Dutch Delft horses. Each horse is painted with a white coat, a caparison covering of iron red and blue mesh, brown ears, hooves, fore...
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1870s Dutch Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Delft

Pair of 18th Century Italian Gold Leaf Candlesticks with Fossil Agate Coral
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Pair of 18th century Italian gold candlesticks with agate coral and baroque pearls. The altar sticks originally came from a church in Tuscany.. They are mounted with the coordinat...
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18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Agate, Coral, Gold Leaf

Sculpture in Wood, Abstract , Fro Africa, circa 1950
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This sculpture is from Africa, it has been made circa 1950. There is an old patina on the wood. The condition is good with wear consistent with age. It is an abstract sculpture , i...
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1950s Angolan Vintage Rococo Sculptures

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Wood

Bisque Figures in the Manner of Jean Gille
Located in New Orleans, LA
This splendid bisque porcelain figural group depicting a lavishly-dressed couple is crafted in the manner of Jean Gille. The lively pair are dressed for a masquerade ball complete wi...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Rococo Sculptures

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Ceramic

Porcelain Group, "The noble rococo game of chess", German Manufacturer
Located in Berlin, DE
Large, decorative porcelain group, "The noble game of chess". German porcelain manufacturer. Undamaged.
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20th Century German Rococo Sculptures

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Porcelain

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