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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Lungolinea Black Chrome Edition Glass Ping Pong Table by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
The Lungolinea glass ping pong table is a vision, a desire to ambitiously reinterpret the classics. It demonstrates the sophistication and ingenuity of Italian design and craftsmansh...
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2010s Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Chrome

Unootto Leather Poker Game Set Box by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
With each collection, Impatia aims to explore design through different perspectives. Among a strong focus on developing one of kind game tables, it is just as equally important to fo...
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2010s Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Chrome

Giza Ring from Sterling Silvery & Labradorite
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
Within this valley of pyramids is ensconced an oasis of blue. 925 Sterling Silver Etched & Oxidized Set with 1x1cm and 1,2x1,2cm Labradorite size: 0,78"x1,25" Due to the use of n...
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2010s Balinese Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Sterling Silver

21st Century Poseidon Square Bathroom Set Waterproof Leather Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
It’s easy to understand why they are called best seller. This is Poseidon, our square bathroom set entirely covered in soft and waterproof genuine leather. Our Rialto tray, togeth...
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2010s Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Chrome

Red Extra-Size Starfish, Océano Pacific, Ophidiaster Ophidianus
By Oceanic Arts
Located in Valladolid, ES
Ophidiaster ophidianus, measures: 495 × 418 × 140 mm, 576 g weight 2018, Océano Pacífico Red extra-size starfish! A fantastic specimen of Ophidiaster ophidianus caught in the Solo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pacific Islands Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Other

Bedrooms: Creating the Stylish, Comfortable Room of Your Dreams Hardcover Book
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Bedrooms: Creating the Stylish, Comfortable Room of Your Dreams Hardcover The bestselling author of A Room of Her Own, Kitchens, and Bathrooms is back with Bedrooms, a showcase of ...
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Early 2000s North American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Materials Matter Set by Theodora Alfredsdottir
Located in Geneve, CH
Materials matter set by Theodora Alfredsdottir Unique set Materials: Granite Dimensions: 11 x 6 x 18 cm Theodora Alfredsdottir is a product design studio based in London. The...
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2010s English Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Granite, Marble

In Stock in Los Angeles, Brazil's Modern Architecture by Elisabetta Andreoli
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This book is the most comprehensive survey and analysis of Brazilian modern architecture to date, written by a young generation of Brazilian architects and historians for an internat...
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2010s American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Luxury Exotic Wood and Bronze Dugout by William Stuart for Costantini Design
Located in New York, NY
This is the first offering of a limited edition of 20 Argentina Rosewood and bronze dugouts with a ceramic pipe simulated to look like a cigarette. Compatible with most pipes for sal...
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2010s Argentine Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Bronze

In Stock in Los Angeles, Be Extraordinary, The Spirit of Bentley, Assouline
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Since its founding nearly a century ago, Bentley has become an arresting and eloquent voice for the British persona. This book not only illustrates the engineering excellence of the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Lladro Pulcino Obelisk Porcelain Grey Elephant Figurine with Wooden Base, Spain
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Pulcino obelisk porcelain elephant figurine designed by Sculptor Francisco Cuesta at Lladro Porcelain, Spain. The Lladro Figurines are hand crafted by artisans based in the “City of ...
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Early 2000s Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Pulcino Obelisk Porcelain White Elephant Figurine with Wooden Base, Spain
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Pulcino obelisk porcelain elephant figurine designed by Sculptor Francisco Cuesta at Lladro Porcelain, Spain. The Lladro Figurines are hand crafted by artisans based in the “City of ...
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Early 2000s Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

Calder The Complete Bronzes Book
Located in New York, NY
Calder: The Complete Bronzes book. Published on the occasion of the exhibition; October 25 - December 8, 2012, New York, New York. Acknowledgements: "It is our honor and privilege ...
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2010s American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Cartier Vintage Black Sunglasses with Box, 1990 Silver Logo
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Cartier classic black sunglasses with silver CC logo. Classic, timeless, sophisticated piece to add to your wardrobe Authentic, vintage, rare, Cartier Paris France Black Ja...
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Resin

'The Ipcress File' Original Vintage Movie Poster, South African, 1965
Located in Devon, GB
An exceedingly rare poster for the South African release of the 1965 British espionage thriller 'The Ipcress File' starring Michael Caine as agent Harry Palmer. The South African one...
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1960s South African Vintage Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Vintage Louis Feraud Paris Silk Scarf Red Blue and White
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gorgeous Louis Feraud Paris silk scarf in mint pristine condition. Designed by french artist Louis Feraud. Great gift 100 % silk, handcrafted, Made in France Signature of the bran...
Category

20th Century French Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silk

Vintage Picabia Book
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Picabia book An iconoclastic poet and painter, open to everything that was "other" and different, responsive to any form of newness - not only in art but to such external re...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

From the Far West Carpets and Textiles of Morocco Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
From the Far West Carpets and Textiles of Morocco Fiske, Patricia L. and Pickering, W. Russell and Yohe, Ralph S. in black cloth covered board very lightly worn, corners very ligh...
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1980s Moroccan Vintage Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

"Living with Books Vintage Decorative" Book by the New York Times
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Living with books soft cover vintage decorative book by The New York Times Rita Reif 123 pages Black and white pictures The New York Times Book Company, 1968.    
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1960s American Vintage Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Modern American Brass Hanukkah Lamp Menorah by Maxwell Chayat
By Maxwell Chayat
Located in New York, NY
Handmade brass Hanukkah Lamp Menorah by Maxwell Chayat, USA, 1974. Modern design, signed on the bottom: "Chayat, 1974" Maxwell Chayat (1909-1982) American Mid-Century Modernist Jewe...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

Vintage Gorgeous Pink Silk Scarf by Leonard, Paris
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Gorgeous Leonard Paris silk scarf in mint pristine condition. Authentic Carre Leonard Paris scarf, vintage gray pink black floral print, silk square scarf, hand-rolled edges...
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20th Century French Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silk

In Stock in Los Angeles, Sig Bergamin Maximalism Book by Assouline
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
About the product: Architect and designer Sig Bergamin’s bold Brazilian style comes across clearly in his vivid, eclectic work. A self-described “maximalist,” Bergamin travels con...
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2010s Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Signed Vintage Peter Max "The Grammy Poster," 1991
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Signed vintage Peter Max "The Grammy Poster" in a glossy red wooden frame Inside measurements 18 x 24 inches.
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

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.
Category

1930s French Vintage Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silver Plate, Spelter

Nureyev, 1995
Located in London, GB
Nureyev Phaidon Press, London, 1995. Softcover in dust jacket. The book presents some of the most iconic photographic images of Nureyev and contains a complete resume of Nureye...
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20th Century European Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Oligarch Size Sterling Silver Humidor
Located in Hingham, MA
Extra large sterling silver cigar humidor prototype custom-made by a renowned gunsmith. Measures: 18 inches wide by 12 inches deep by 4 inches high on four bone feet. Sterling silver...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver, Brass

Diamond 'Emerald Cut’ Ring, GIA report no. 5222228828
Located in Bronx, NY
This stylish & stunning sparkling ladies diamond ring is beautifully cut & shaped with a dazzling emerald cut center stone. This stone weighs 1.78 carats with an E color grade & a cl...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Stone, Metal

In Stock in Los Angeles, Architizer: The World's Best Architecture, Phaidon
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A spectacular celebration of the most inspiring contemporary architecture from around the globe The Architizer A+Awards represent a celebration of the year's best architecture and...
Category

2010s American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Reebok x Basquiat Sneakers Collection, Black & Beige, 2004
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Reebok x Basquiat sneakers collection – Black & beige - 2004 Limited Edition Basquiat Shoe size : eur 42, UK 8, usa 9 New, box is new - Perfect condition.    
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Early 2000s European Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Faux Leather

In Stock in Los Angeles, Alaïa Livre de Collection by Prosper Assouline
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Alaïa: Livre de Collection by Prosper Assouline (Hardcover) In stock in Los Angeles For over 35 years, Prosper Assouline and Azzedine Alaïa were close friends. As a tribute to th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Tobacco Pot, Leather Sheathed from the Maison Longchamp Brand in Paris
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Tobacco pot, cladding sheathed leather Maison Longchamp brand in Paris, 20th century. Measures: H 20cm, W 12cm, W 12cm.
Category

1960s French Vintage Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Ceramic, Leather

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Lucite and Metal Chunky Link Necklace
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome and versatile YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) chunky link necklace or belt of Lucite and metal in beautiful tones of pewter and gun-metal grey, circa 1960-1970s. This wonderful vin...
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Metal

Lladró Canvas Vase Flowers Tapestry Vase by Bodo Sperlein
Located in Cranbury, NJ
White glossy porcelain vase with accumulation of one by one handmade flowers for home decoration. Contemporary but Classic this sculptural vase is an impressive design statement comb...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Porcelain

In Stock in Los Angeles, Olga Hanono The Art of Beautiful Living
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Olga Hanono: The Art of Beautiful Living (Cloth Hardcover) by Marcela Aguilar y Maya In Stock in Los Angeles 288 pages 150 illustrations Released in June 2019 W 24.8 x L 33 x ...
Category

2010s American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

In Stock in Los Angeles, Black Kong Mini Portable Charger
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Kong mini power bank battery charger In stock in Los Angeles Power bank. You can carry Kong MINI in your bag as an external battery for your smartphone or any other device. Made in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Plastic

Filotto Gold Edition Contemporary Glass Pool Table by Impatia
Located in Milan, IT
The Filotto Gold Edition is a revived rendition of the Classic Filotto in IMPATIA's collection. The presented new edition radiates a sleek elegance, that is bound to become the epit...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Slate, Metal, Gold Plate

In Stock in Los Angeles, Marc Jacobs Illustrated by Grace Coddington
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Marc Jacobs Illustrated (Hardcover) by Grace Coddington In stock in Los Angeles A unique monograph of over 50 collections created by the fashion designer Marc Jacobs in the past ...
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2010s American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Michael Graves Two Tone Chess & Checkers Set, circa 2000
Located in New York, NY
A carved wood chess and checkers set with board and box by famed architect Michael Graves. Chess board is two-toned wood and signed; each chess and pawn piece is signed Graves; USA, ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Resin, Wood

GUFRAMINI Miniature Cactus by Drocco & Mello - 1stdibs New York
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The miniature Cactus, one of the radical design symbols par excellence. Gufram offers its fans a version identical to the original designed by Drocco and Mello in 1972. The mini mold...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Other

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(...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Mahogany

RS3 Wood Football Table in Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
RS3 wood football table pits grey jerseys against white on a black field. Players are based on a vintage Spanish design with splayed legs which allows for better ball control and fin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

Gorgeous Vintage Carre Silk Scarf Lanvin Paris 70's
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Gorgeous vintage Carre silk scarf Lanvin in mint pristine condition. Carre accessorie Lanvin vintage scarf. Stunning colorful french vintage scarf from Lanvin Paris. Retro from th...
Category

20th Century French Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Silk

in Stock in Los Angeles, AB Concept, Paola Singer, Assouline
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Founded in Hong Kong two decades ago by Ed Ng and Terence Ngan, AB Concept has been touted as one of the most innovative design firms in Asia and across the globe. The forward-thinki...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase O by Ettore Sottsass
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese Artificial flower vase O by Ettore Sottsass, edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numered pieces, number 3 / 1...
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1990s European Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Brass

Hermes Travel Size Playing Cards
Located in New York, NY
2 Decks of travel sized playing cards both featuring an abstracted graphic H pattern. Hermes, Paris.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

in Stock in Los Angeles, So Far So Goude by Jean-Paul Goude
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Ibiza Bohemia (Hardcover) by Renu Kashyap & Maya Boyd In stock in Los Angeles So Far So Goude represents Goude's work from the late 1960s up to the present. It is, in fact, an ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

Georg Jensen Heart Key Ring in Stainless Steel and Polyurethane by Klaus Rath
By Klaus Rath, Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
The heart keyring is an elegant rendering of love’s greatest symbol. The heart keyring packs a lot of sophisticated design into a very small package. Heart places the Classic symbol ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Stainless Steel

Art Deco Revival White Full Body Vintage Plastic Mannequin, 1980s, France
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco Revival white full body vintage plastic mannequin, which was designed and manufactured, 1980s, France. The mannequin shows geometric and cubism inspired features. The body ...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Plastic

You & Me Wooden Top 220 Ping Pong Table in Walnut and Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
With our wood topped Medium You and Me ping-pong table, we’ve taken our playful attitude indoors. Wood offers comfort and elegance, while sportiness blends in seamlessly in new setti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Walnut

In Stock in Los Angeles, Light Blue Rabbit Mini Portable Charger
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rabbit mini power bank battery charger In stock in Los Angeles Power bank. You can carry Rabbit MINI in your bag as an external battery for your smartphone or any other device. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Plastic

RS Stationary Ping Pong Table in Black by RS Barcelona
Located in Edison, NJ
RS Stationary Ping Pong table with black HPL top and iroko wood legs is the pong pong complement to our RS3 Wood foosball tables. This is a full, regulation sized ping pong table sui...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Wood

Italian Modern Plexiglass and Glass Mercury Wall Thermometer, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern plexiglass and glass mercury wall thermometer, 1980s Mercury wall thermometer, from a doctor's office, with rectangular frame and plexiglass panel with numerical indi...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Glass, Plexiglass

European Ceramic Crucifix, Red, Black Contour, 1970s
Located in Chicago, IL
European crucifix in red and black, handmade by ceramic artisans in the 1970s. Hand-painted in deep red with black contours. Minimal illustrated Christ figure. Finished in high-gloss...
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1970s European Vintage Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Ceramic

Mary Dunhill English Sterling Silver Funnel
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful sterling silver funnel from luxury maker Dunhill, by Mary Dunhill, circa early-20th century, London, England. As marked: "Mary Dunhill", "Sterling" as shown in images, cl...
Category

Early 20th Century English Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Sterling Silver

GUFRAMINI Little GOD Miniature by Toiletpaper
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The little GOD, a miniature version of Gufram's most iconic collaborations with TOILETPAPER. GOD derives from the union of the Cactus® - designed by Drocco and Mello in 1972 - and th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Other

in Stock in Los Angeles, Portraits of the New Architecture 2, Assouline
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Following the success of the first volume, Portraits of the New Architecture II introduces thirty-four new and exciting architects and architectural firms whose projects are shaping ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

'Cheaper by the Dozen' Original Vintage Movie Poster, Danish, 1951
Located in Devon, GB
With it's twelve jolly little hats, this charming poster by Klitgaard advertised the first Danish release of the fun-filled 1950 family comedy 'Cheaper by the Dozen,' starring Clifto...
Category

1950s Danish Vintage Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

Materials

Paper

GUFRAMINI Little Bocca Miniature by Studio 65
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The little Bocca, drawing from the exact proportions of the original version, maintains the sinuous feel and sensuality of a woman’s lips, exactly as intended by Studio65 which desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Collectibles and Curiosities

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