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Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
"Lily" Swiss Modern White Marble Abstract Sculpture, Evelyne Brader-Frank
Located in Hollywood, FL
Dancing Curves, Between abstraction and figuration. "View my sculptures and enjoy the lyrical forms and classical references" - Evelyne Brader-Frank. Evelyne Brader-Frank's high sens...
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2010s Swiss Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Marble

Corps Céleste iii Unique Sculpture by Awaré
Located in Geneve, CH
Corps Céleste III unique sculpture by Awaré Dimensions: L 35 x H 54cm Materials: Plane tree, naturel dyed silk, pigment, oxidation Awaré is the meeting of the sculptor Jérôme Pe...
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2010s French Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Silk, Wood

Telluric III Unique Sculpture by Awaré
Located in Geneve, CH
Corps Céleste III unique sculpture by Awaré Dimensions: L 40 x H 60 cm Materials: Cypress, silk, oxidation Awaré is the meeting of the sculptor Jérôme Pereira and the artist Syl...
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2010s French Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Silk, Wood

Cover #2 by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi
Located in Geneve, CH
Cover #2 by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi Cover Story Dimensions: H 39.5 x L 15.5 x W 26 cm Materials: iron Avihai Mizrahi (b. 1979, Jerusalem), Independent designer / Artis...
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2010s Israeli Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Iron

Cover #13 by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi
Located in Geneve, CH
Cover #13 by Neil Nenner and Avihai Mizrahi Cover Story Dimensions: H 24.5 x L 49 x W 49 cm Materials: iron Avihai Mizrahi (b. 1979, Jerusalem), Independent designer / Artist...
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2010s Israeli Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Iron

Bill Haskell Signed Carved Wood Turned Olive Wood Vase
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful work with elegant shape by California master woodturner artist Bill Haskell. The piece is signed and noted "Olive" on the base. Would be a great addition to any woo...
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20th Century American Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

"Anemone" Grey and White Limestone Sculpture by Irish Artist Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Anemone" is the name given to this remarkable sculpture from the Origami Works Series by award winning Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Limestone

"Centrifugal" Grey and White Limestone Sculpture by Irish Artist Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Centrifugal" from the Origami Series is the name given to this remarkable sculpture series by Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows the master...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Limestone

Hawaiian Artist Signed Hand Carved Turned Wood Vessel Garniture Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully designed and unusually shaped wood-turned vessel/ sculpture. Signed by the artists with pressed signature and noted: "magnolia wood. carved in Hawaii". From a co...
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20th Century American Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

"Anemone" Grey and White Limestone Sculpture by Irish Artist Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Anemone" is the name given to this remarkable sculpture from the Origami Works Series by award winning Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Limestone

Hawaiian Artist Hand Carved Turned Wood Vessel Garniture Sculpture Vase Chalice
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully designed and unusually shaped wood-turned vessel/ sculpture/ chalice. Very well crafted. Noted: "Norfolk Pine. Carved in Hawaii" by the artist on the base. From...
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20th Century American Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Pine

Ed Edward Moulthrop Signed Large Turned Figured Tulipwood Centerpiece Bowl
Located in Studio City, CA
A magnificent work by 20th century master wood-turner/artist Ed Moulthrop who is recognized as the father of modern woodturning, and credited with moving woodturning from a simple cr...
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20th Century American Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Russell Russ Graff Signed Hawaiian Artist Inlaid Carved Wood Bird Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful. Whimsical piece by Hawain artist Russ Graff. Made from Hawaiian Exotic and Kauai inlaid woods and a tree of natural driftwood. Signed and dated ("84") by the arti...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Doug Ayers Signed California Artist Large Organic Wood Turned Weed Vase
Located in Studio City, CA
A very beautifully made, organic wood turned weed vase by famed American/ California (Mendocino, CA) artist/ sculptor Doug Ayers. Signed and dated by Ayers on the base. Ayers ...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

"Sunflower Vessel" Grey and White Limestone Sculpture by Artist Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
‘Sunflower Vessel’ is one of Irish artist Helen O'Connell's signature vessel sculptures from the "Origami Works" series. Composed of the beautiful Kilkenny limestone, it shows the ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Limestone

"Anemone" Grey and White Limestone Sculpture by Irish Artist Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Anemone" is the name given to this remarkable sculpture from the Origami Works Series by Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows the mastery of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Limestone

"Erratic Geometry" Grey Limestone Sculpture by Irish Artist Helen O'connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Erratic Geometry" is the name given to this remarkable sculpture series by Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows the mastery of her chisel in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Limestone

Azerbaijan Blown Art Glass Vase
Located in Pasadena, TX
Azerbaijan Russian art glass fluted vase. Measures: 12.75". Hand crafted art work features multiple layers of hand blown glass in shades of red and amber, rimmed in blue.
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21st Century and Contemporary Azerbaijani Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Art Glass

Bill Haskell Signed Carved Wood Turned Maple Burl Wood Vase
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful work with elegant shape by California master woodturner artist Bill Haskell. The piece is signed and noted "Maple Burl" on the base. Would be a great addition to a...
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20th Century American Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Maple, Wood

Matt Vases, Collection of 4, Handmade in Sicily, Gold Leaf, Reflex Blue Bespoke
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Matt Vases, Collection of 3, Handmade in Sicily, Gold Leaf, Colors Customizable
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Massimo Giacon Ceramic Art ‘Conigliesco’ for Superego Set/2
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
The anti-pop ceramics of Massimo Giacon belong to the family of Superego Editions “The Pop will eat himself“. Their names sound like the words of the comic streeps: ‘Dodo’, ‘Conigli...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Ceramic

Bill Mack 3D Figural Relief Wall Sculpture
Located in Stamford, CT
Bill Mack (American, b. 1949) "Reflection," 1991, bonded sand sculpture, signed and noted edition 18/145 to lower right. One of several pieces from this sought after artist. Bil...
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1990s American Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Sandstone

"Mini 89" Swiss Modern Zebra Marble Abstract Sculpture, Evelyne Brader
Located in Hollywood, FL
Dancing curves, between abstraction and figuration. "View my sculptures and enjoy the lyrical forms and classical references" - Evelyne Brader-Frank. Evelyn Brader-Frank's high sensi...
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2010s Swiss Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Marble

'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 Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Fiberglass

"Beannacht" Grey Limestone Interior / Exterior Sculpture by Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Beannacht" is a brand new sculpture by Irish artist Helen O'Connell from an ongoing series of works called "Vessels". Ceremonial vessels feature regularly in O'Connell's work and pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Limestone

"Beannacht" Grey Limestone Interior / Exterior Sculpture by Helen O'Connell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Beannacht" is a new sculpture by Irish artist Helen O'Connell from an ongoing series of works called "Vessels". Ceremonial vessels feature regularly in O'Connell's work and pay homa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Limestone

Set of 3 Vases Sicily, Handmade in Italy, 2022, Gold Leaf & Colors Customizable
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Modern Recycled Sculptural Tin Iron Life Size Crane Art Sculpture Statue Bird
Located in Dayton, OH
A unique and colorful sculptural crane or ostrich statue. Crafted from reclaimed iron and tin. Features a long purplish neck with orange beak, flowing feathers along the body and wro...
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Late 20th Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Iron, Tin

Modern Figural Abstract Iron Sculpture
Located in New York, NY
Abstract Modern cast iron statue sculpture depicting an abstracted human figure with their arms outstretched, with some upcycled found object details, apparently unsigned. Measures: ...
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20th Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Metal

Collection of 2 Vases "Futuristic Women", Handmade in Italy, 2019, Unique Design
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Moorish Heads Vases "Venus with gold", Handmade in Italy, 2019, Unique Design
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

"Origami Vessel", Grey, White Kilkenny Limestone Geometric Sculpture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Origami Vessel" is the name given to this remarkable sculpture series by Irish artist Helen O'Connell. Composed of Irish Kilkenny limestone, it shows the mastery of her chisel in th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Irish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Limestone

Mid-Century Modern Copper Figure on Stilts with a Bird Sculpture, 1960
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Hammered copper sculpture of a tall angular figure on stilts with a bat over his shoulder. Signed in the block of wood, LJ 60. Measures: 28.75 inches tall.
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1960s American Vintage Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Copper

Matt Moorish Vase, Handmade in Sicily, Gold Leaf, Colors Customizable
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Moorish Vase, Handmade in Sicily, Gold Leaf, Colors Customizable, Centerpiece
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Matt Moorish Men Vase, Handmade in Sicily, Gold Leaf, Colors Customizable
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

21st Century Hand Sculpted "Laathlela" Tree by Atang Tshikare
Located in Cape Town, WC
Lathlela in Setswana means ‘to throw’. Here Tshikare designed a tree, but with the focus on the leaves to tell the story of how “the pre-rain wind blows the leaves off and carries th...
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2010s South African Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Sandstone, Bronze

21st Century Hand Sculpted "Mopane" Tree by Atang Tshikare
Located in Cape Town, WC
"It feels like the branches connect us all to each other, entangling us in our complexities. They hold us up and anchor us down, like a melting pot that has stopped boiling half way ...
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2010s South African Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Sandstone, Bronze

Atang Tshikare, Bronze Sculpture, "PEO E ATANG"
Located in Cape Town, WC
"Peo e Atang" is a celebration by artist Atang Tshikare in honor of his firstborn son Peo. The word Peo means seed or beginning and Atang means to grow or multiply. Together they mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Moorish Heads Vases "Galaxy with Gold", Handmade in Italy, 2019, Unique Design
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Moorish Heads Vases "Galaxy Electric Blue", Handmade in Italy, 2019, Home Decor
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Moorish Heads Vases "Mars with gold", Handmade in Italy, 2019, Home Decor
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Collection of 4 Vases with Gold Leaf, Handmade in Italy, 2019, Unique Design
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Collection of 2 Vases "Pop Women", Handmade in Italy, 2019, Unique Design
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Gold Leaf

Collection of 2 Vases "Mars x 2", Handmade in Italy, 2019, Unique Design
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This collection is a work of art that make a statement in modern décor and in the modern cultural art world. It can be used as a vase containing flowers, or as a beautiful centerpiec...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Gold Leaf

Ray Brown Scottish Hand Turned Wooden Agate Mounted Lidded Pot Pourri Bowl
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A finely hand-turned Scottish hard wood lidded pot pourri bowl the lid mounted with a polished agate by Ray Brown and probably dating from the late 20th century. The bowl is of round...
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20th Century Scottish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Hardwood

Lladró Guest Little Figurine by Lladró Atelier
By Lladro, Lladró Atelier, Raul Rubio
Located in New York City, NY
This porcelain piece is a bold new version of the character created by Jaime Hayon for the collection The Guest by Lladró Atelier. Bold and innovative creations, with surprising deco...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Porcelain

Exceptional Life Size Wicker and Bamboo Racing Motorcycle
Located in Hastings, GB
A superb sculpture in the form of a racing motorcycle, using wicker rattan and bamboo the detailing on this piece is fantastic, even down to the rear internal shock absorber. Dat...
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1980s English Vintage Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wicker

Indonesian Stone Coin, Large
Located in New York, NY
A large hand-carved stone coin from Indonesia, square-shaped center. Rustic finishing, natural off-white color. Mounted on a 18" x 8" black metal stand.
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Early 2000s Indonesian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Stone

Indonesian Stone Coin, Extra-Large
Located in New York, NY
A large hand-carved stone coin from Indonesia, round center. Smooth finish in flat white. Mounted on a 18" x 8" black metal stand.
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Early 2000s Indonesian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Indonesian Stone Coin on Stand, Large
Located in New York, NY
A hand-carved stone coin from Indonesia, white color. Round center. Mounted on a black metal stand. Dimensions: 30 inches in diameter, 3 inches thick. Height: 35 inches (mounted on a...
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Early 2000s Indonesian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone, Metal

Lladró The Guest Figurine Large Model by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York City, NY
A glossy porcelain figurine created by Jaime Hayon for the collection The Guest by LLadró Atelier with a base attached to the piece. The Guest is a piece created by Jaime Hayon for T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Porcelain

Speranza Emerald Pinecone Sculpture
Located in Milan, IT
This superb ceramic sculpture glazed in a stunning emerald hue offers a modern variation on a traditional decorative object used in Sicily since ancient times to wish newlyweds a hap...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Ceramic

Sapore Di Lei Gray Pinecone Sculpture
Located in Milan, IT
Deftly handcrafted and splendidly decorated by artist Angelo Salemi, this precious ceramic sculpture is a contemporary take on a symbol of Sicilian tradition. Pinecone statuettes fla...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic

Margherita Yellow Pinecone Sculpture
Located in Milan, IT
Handcrafted following a painstaking artisan process carried out by master ceramist Angelo Salemi, this pinecone-shaped ceramic sculpture will be the focal point of contemporary decor...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic

Ancora Noi Black Pinecone Sculpture
Located in Milan, IT
Artist Angelo Salemi masterfully captures Sicilian popular roots in this modern ceramic sculpture, shaped like a pinecone as the statuettes that were traditionally placed at the side...
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2010s Italian Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic

Marcel Warmenhoven Artwork, Portret III, Metal Sculpture
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Marcel Warmenhoven (1954) has limited himself in his work to a single technique of expression, the images made from waste wood, preferably from discarded furniture, have a new place ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Metal

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