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Black Horse Iron Sculpture
By Alterego
Located in Milan, IT
A contemporary take on the traditional trophy, this unique sculpture boasts an elegant structure and exquisite design of a horse head depicted in bold and uncompromising character. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Animal Sculptures

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Iron

  • Black Horse Iron Sculpture
  • Black Horse Iron Sculpture
  • Black Horse Iron Sculpture
  • Black Horse Iron Sculpture
H 13.78 in. W 25.6 in. D 25.6 in.
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Large Real Turtle Shell Box Silver Sculpture, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi large real turtle shell box combined with silver sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition with ageing wear on the sh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver

Set of 2 Modernist Vintage 1970s Sculptural Brutalist Metal Candleholder, France
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder set of 2 Origin: France Material: Metal iron Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage candleholder, was produced in the 1970s in ...
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Mid-20th Century French Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Metal

Extra Large Modernist Vintage Sculptural Brutalist Metal Candleholder, Austria
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder Origin: Austria Material: solid metal handmade Decade: 1960s Description: This original vintage candleholder, was p...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Metal

Cuoio Vase #1
Located in Milan, IT
This striking vase is made with small sheets of curved metal and assembled with a dense texture; the finishing is obtained with rust and various wax passages, that obtains a patina t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Iron

  • Cuoio Vase #1
  • Cuoio Vase #1
  • Cuoio Vase #1
  • Cuoio Vase #1
H 29.53 in. W 21.26 in. D 22.05 in.
Cuoio Vase #2
Located in Milan, IT
This striking vase is made with small sheets of curved metal and assembled with a dense texture; the finishing is obtained with rust and various wax passages, that obtains a patina t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Iron

  • Cuoio Vase #2
  • Cuoio Vase #2
  • Cuoio Vase #2
  • Cuoio Vase #2
H 29.53 in. W 21.26 in. D 22.05 in.
"Germoglio" Lino Sabattini Italian Design 1970s Silver Vase
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Brescia, IT
"Germoglio" Vases design Lino Sabattini 1979 Silver metal Excellent condiction.     
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Metal

Set of Five Original Cross Vases in Glass by Bodil Kjær, 1960s
By Torben Orskov, Bodil Kjaer
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of five vases in glass, designed by Bodil Kjær and made by Toben Ørskov in Denmark. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Sculpture Marbled Geometric Cone Object in Black and White Handmade
By Malka Dina
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handmade ceramic sculptural object. Marbled raw clay exterior with satin black glaze interior. Decorative object perfect for shelf or table accent. Handmade in Brooklyn, New York by ...
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2010s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

19th Century Indian Poona Solid Silver Decorative Bowl, circa 1880
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th century Indian solid silver bowl, of traditional shape and impressive size, highly-decorative, embossed with various scenes from Ramayana (ancient Indian epic poem which...
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Antique 1880s Indian Anglo-Indian Decorative Bowls

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Silver

Large Lodge Style Black Forest Antler Mantel Clock, 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A rare antique lodge style mantel clock. oakwood case, richly decorated with antlers from the deer and fallow deer, mountain goat horns and wildboar tusks. 8-day clockwork in working...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Clocks

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Wood, Antler

Handmade Cast Concrete Bowl in Black by UMÉ Studio
By UMÉ Studio
Located in Oakland, CA
A collection of 200 unique bowls, the Concrete Series by UMÉ Studio expresses the tension between heavy concrete and its delicate edge generated by hand pouring. While one assumes co...
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2010s American Decorative Bowls

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Concrete

Handmade Cast Concrete Bowl in Black by UMÉ Studio
By UMÉ Studio
Located in Oakland, CA
A collection of 200 unique bowls, the Concrete Series by UMÉ Studio expresses the tension between heavy concrete and its delicate edge generated by hand pouring. While one assumes co...
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2010s American Decorative Bowls

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Concrete

Black and White Ceramic Bowl, Coupe Printemps II
By Camille Champignion
Located in Mareil-Marly, Yvelines
This bowl is a decorative contemporary black and white ceramic raku coupe "Spring" by artist Camille Campignion. Drawing from nature, the artist has individually engraved hundreds of...
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2010s French Minimalist Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Labradorite Semi Precious Stone Box with Hinged Lid
Located in New York, NY
Labradorite semiprecious stone box with hinged lid. Labradorite displays an iridescent optical effect (or schiller) known as labradorescence. Labradorite is also known as a stone tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Grand Tour Decorative Boxes

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Stone, Brass

Antique Carved Wood Deer Head
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th century American Arts & Crafts / Black Forest style carved wood deer head the real antlers. The backplate is hand-carved with a branch and leaf motif and a hunting dog ch...
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Antique 1890s American Mounted Objects

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Wood

  • Antique Carved Wood Deer Head
  • Antique Carved Wood Deer Head
  • Antique Carved Wood Deer Head
  • Antique Carved Wood Deer Head
H 24 in. W 15 in. D 13 in.
Antique Chinese Theatre Opera Headdress in Turquoise and Coral Colored Pom Poms
Located in New York, NY
Chinese opera theatre headdress in turquoise with coral colored pom poms along with faux pearls, early 20th century, mounted on a custom black painted metal base.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Mounted Objects

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Metal

Antique Chinese Theatre Opera Headdress, Turquoise/Silver, Red/Fuchsia Pom-Poms
Located in New York, NY
Chinese opera theatre headdress in turquoise and silver colors with red and fuchsia colored pom poms along with faux pearls, early 20th century, mounted on a custom black painted met...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Mounted Objects

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Metal

French Napoleon III "Boulle" Marquetry, Nacre and Gilded Brass Gloves Box
Located in LEGNY, FR
Very nice French Napoleon III "Boulle" marquetry, tortoiseshell, nacre and gilded brass decorative gloves box. Restored by a cabinetmaker.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Decorative Boxes

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Brass

Lalique Gorilla Figure/Sculpture in Black Crystal
By Lalique
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the fauna of the jungle, new wild animal sculptures have been added to the Lalique bestiary. The purity of the satin-finished and polished crystal, the brand's hallmark, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Animal Sculptures

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Crystal

Wood and Painted Metal Sculpture by Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in London, GB
Painted metal sculpture with painted wooden spheres by Curtis Jere. Signed and dated 1988. The paintwork is lightly distressed.  
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Late 20th Century Sculptures

Wood and Painted Metal Sculpture by Curtis Jere
H 37.01 in. W 20.08 in. D 20.08 in.
Black Forest Wood Carving, Mother with Child and Cat
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A wooden carved statue of a mother with her child which is playing with a cat. a detailed and outstanding woodcarving, most probably carved in brienz, circa 1900. Measure: height ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Female Nude Sculpture in Cast Resin by Dorothy C. Thorpe
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Pasadena, CA
Inspired by classical antiquity, this sculpture of a female nude is skilfully rendered in cast resin. The label underneath reads "Dorothy C. Thorpe, Inc. Mexico;" etched beneath is t...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

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Resin

Lalique Sitting Tiger Grand Sculpture in Black Enamel
By Lalique
Located in New York, NY
The tiger is described as brave, impulsive, solitary, proud and haughty. Imposing and majestic, it has the power and grace of the great felines. The sitting tiger created in amber cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Crystal

Krenit Bowl by Herbert Krenchel of Black Metal and White Enamel from the 1960s
By Herbert Krenchel
Located in Lejre, DK
Krenit bowl by Herbert Krenchel from the 1960s. The bowl is of Danish design and great vintage condition. The item is decorated with black metal on the exterior and white enamel on t...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Metal, Enamel

Large Carved Standing Black Forest Bear, Brienz, circa 1930
Located in Berghuelen, DE
an antique finely carved Black Forest begging bear, brienz, circa 1930. Measures: width: 7.48" (19cm) height: 19.69" (50cm) depth: 13.19" (33.5cm).
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

René Lalique "Damiers" Vase Black Enameled
By René Lalique
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rene´ Lalique "Damiers" vase black enameled. Black enameled encircling rectangles on frosted background design. Trumpet form with curving rows of small black enameled rectangles. ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Art Glass

Lalique Mossi Grand Vase Black Crystal
By René Lalique
Located in New York, NY
The kaleidoscopic effect of the Mossi vase is both a stroke of creative genius and a feat of technical mastery. René Lalique designed this iconic piece in 1933. His original choice o...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Vases

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Crystal

Lalique Mossi Grand Vase Black Crystal
H 12.2 in. W .01 in. D 10.24 in.
Contemporary Wooden Sculpture Painted Black/Grey/Off-White by Christofer Kochs
By Christofer Kochs
Located in Salzburg, AT
Contemporary wooden life-size sculpture created by circular sawing, black-grey-off-white painted on white-stuff. Signed Christofer Kochs, 2009. Measures: Iron base 40 x 40 cm CHRIST...
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Early 2000s German Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood, Paint

René Lalique "Damiers" Pair of Vases Black Enameled
By René Lalique
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
René Lalique "Damiers" vases black enameled. Black enameled encircling rectangles on frosted background design. Trumpet form with curving rows of small black enameled rectangles. ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Art Glass

Contemporary Med. Dew Vase #5 Black Ceramic and Glaze, Handmade
By Malka Dina
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handmade ceramic vase. Glazed with black dew texture exterior and glossy black interior. Also available in brown and white. Handmade by Malka Dina in Brooklyn, NY. Due to the handma...
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2010s American Modern Vases

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Ceramic

One of a Kind Blown and Watermarked Black and White Glass Vase
By Michel Détré
Located in Paris, FR
One-of-a-kind glass vase signed by Michel Détré. Creation 2019 Michel Detré is a French artist, his vases are unique blown glass pieces, reworked by the wheel. Another vases a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vases

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Glass

French Hand Carved Silver and Gilt Wood Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Mirror
Located in New York, NY
French 1940 wall mirror / frame in the modern neoclassical spirit with carved fleur d'lys motifs and Doric columns arranged sequentially around the border of the frame. The frame is ...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Picture Frames

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Silver

Poul Partanen for Arabia, Finland, Modernist Vase in Black Glazed Ceramics 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Poul Partanen for Arabia, Finland. Modernist vase in black glazed ceramics, 1980s. Measures: 25.5 x 17 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1980s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Kähler, HAK, Glazed Ceramic Bowl in Modern Design, 1930s-1940s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Kähler, HAK, glazed ceramic bowl in modern design, 1930s-1940s. Blue flowers on a cream background. Stamped. Measures: 27.5 x 7.5 cm. In very good condition.   
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Burmese Maung Yin Maung Silver Bowl, Rangoon, circa 1900
By Maung Yin Maung, Maung Shwe Yon
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique early 20th century exceptionally rare Burmese, Myanmar solid silver repousse' bowls, very well made and heavy gauge, repousse' decorated in high relief with continuous scene ...
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20th Century Burmese Decorative Bowls

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Silver

Astrid Tjalk for Kähler, Denmark, Unique Bowl in Glazed Ceramic, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Astrid Tjalk for Kähler, Denmark. Unique bowl/dish in glazed ceramic with motif of fish monger, 1960s. Stamped. Measures: 31 x 22 cm. In very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre 'Firbolgs' Antique Centre Bowl
By Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Wedgwood fairyland lustre antique centre bowl, decorated with Firbolgs pattern to exterior, and Thumbelina pattern to interior. Dragon Bead border to rim and foot rim. Maker's marks ...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Sven Hofverberg Swedish Ceramist, Three Unique Bowls, 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sven Hofverberg (1923-1998) Swedish ceramist. Three unique bowls in glazed ceramics. Beautiful metallic glaze, 1980s. Largest measures: 8 x 5 cm. In very good condition. Signed.
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Murano, Red Bowl in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Murano, red bowl in mouth blown art glass, 1960s. In perfect condition. Measures: 11 x 4.5 cm. Designed with bubbles in the glass mass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Ceramic Pottery Shell Plate "Pergamon" Hans Welling for Ceramano, Germany, 1960s
By Hans Welling, Ceramano
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic shell bowl Producer: Ceramano, Germany Designer: Hans Welling Decade: 1960-1965 This original studio pottery vintage plate e...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

French Late 19th Century Footed Handmade Wire Metal Garden Planter Basket
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A round wire basket or planter, late 19th century, France. Hand-formed with open work woven metal, with a skirted bottom and sitting on three raised feet. This type of basket wor...
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Decorative Baskets

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Metal

One of a Kind Blown and Watermarked Black Glass Vase with Blue Patine by M.Detré
By Michel Détré
Located in Paris, FR
One-of-a-kind hand made glass vase signed by Michel Détré. Black glass with blue patina Creation 2018 Michel Detré is a French artist, his vases are unique blown glass pieces, rewor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vases

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Glass

Moorish Ceramic Plate Adorned with Silver Filigree from Fez
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Handcrafted antique large Moroccan polychrome decorative ceramic plate from Fez. Bleu de Fez, very nice designs hand painted by artist in Fez. Geometrical and floral designs and ado...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moorish Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Rick Owens Cast Bronze Duck Neck Vase Black Patina Signed Rick Owens
By Rick Owens
Located in Chicago, IL
The now iconic bronze duck neck vase from the Rick Owens bronze relic collection. This is shown in the black patina but other patinas are available by order. Each bronze is signed. ...
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2010s French Modern Vases

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Bronze

Collection of Three Barn House Structures by Jim Rose, Welded Salvaged Steel
By Jim Rose
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a collection of three welded steel sculptures made by furniture creator Jim Rose. They are created from salvaged and recycled steel panels left over from his larger projects ...
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2010s American Folk Art Figurative Sculptures

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Steel

Georgian Solid Silver Chinoiserie Tea Caddies, J & J Angell, circa 1834
By Joseph Angell & Son
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th century Georgian exceptional Rococo style solid silver pair of tea caddies, of rectangular form, profusely embossed in the chinoiserie style, the panels depicting c-scro...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Tea Caddies

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Silver

20th Century Art Nouveau Table Lamp with Sculpture in Clay, Couple in Love 1920s
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful table lamp Art Nouveau refined sculpture in clay. The lamp is a true work of art executed with great quality. A couple of young lovers kissing with great passion. The two y...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Clay

Green Vintage Ceramic Candlelight Lions St. Eriks, Uppsala 1920s Sweden
By Gamla Uppsala Keramik
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of majestic green lion candlelight figurines in lying position. Holed underneath with stamp from Uppsala, St. Erik. Made of ceramic and glaced. This vintage lion candle light pa...
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Large Rosenthal Mammoth / Elephant in Hand Painted Porcelain, 1930s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Rosenthal mammoth / elephant in hand painted porcelain, 1930s. Measures: 39 x 24 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Jerome Massier Majolica Cockerel/Rooster Vase
By Jerome Massier
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Jerome Massier Majolica vase which features a cockerel/rooster. Coloration: Ochre, pink, brown, are predominant. The piece bears maker's marks for the Jerome Massier pottery.
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Antique 1890s French Victorian Figurative Sculptures

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Majolica

Fourteen French Geometric Bakelite Art Deco Science Classroom Crystal Models
Located in Haarlem, NL
Set of fourteen early 20th century black Bakelite crystal models with white edges. These crystal models used to be used as teaching material at school, to show students the differen...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Abstract Sculptures

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Bakelite

Ulrica Hydman Vallien for Kosta Boda, Sweden, Triangular Candlestick
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ulrica Hydman Vallien for Kosta Boda, Sweden. Triangular candlestick in clear mouth blown art glass decorated with gold and black. Swedish design 1980s. Measures: 11 x 4.5 cm. In...
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

Large Art Deco French Bakelite Mantle Clock by JAZ, circa 1930s
By Jaz
Located in Devon, England
This is the daddy of true 1930s Art Deco clocks. Made in France by the very collectable JAZ company, this clock screams everything about the deco era we all love and admire, streamli...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Mantel Clocks

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Chrome

19th Century Victorian Solid Silver Hunting Trophy, Elkington, circa 1894
By Elkington & Co.
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Description:  Antique 19th century Victorian solid silver important figural hunting statue, dipicting a huntsman holding a fox and his hounds at his feet. Standing tall on an ebon...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Figurative Sculptures

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Sterling Silver

Fine Carved Statue of a Staghound, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A wooden carved statue of a staghound. Carved as half relief out of one piece of nutwood. Brienz, Switzerland, circa 1920. Measures: Width 3.94" (10cm) Height 9.45" (24cm) Depth...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

  • Fine Carved Statue of a Staghound, circa 1920
  • Fine Carved Statue of a Staghound, circa 1920
  • Fine Carved Statue of a Staghound, circa 1920
  • Fine Carved Statue of a Staghound, circa 1920
H 9.45 in. W 3.94 in. D 1.58 in.
Antique Wooden Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An old Swiss woodcarving of the famous lion of Lucern. Brienz, Black Forest circa 1900 Measures: width: 9.84" (25cm) height: 3.74" (9.5cm) depth: 3.15" (8cm).
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

  • Antique Wooden Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne
  • Antique Wooden Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne
  • Antique Wooden Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne
  • Antique Wooden Sculpture of the Lion of Lucerne
H 3.75 in. W 9.85 in. D 3.15 in.
Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A large antique wooden carved statue of a fisher presenting his haul. Italy, circa 1880. Hat brim restored. Measures: Width 14.57" (37 cm) Height 33.46" (85 cm) Depth 11.81" (30...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

  • Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
  • Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
  • Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
  • Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
H 33.47 in. W 14.57 in. D 11.82 in.
Elaborate Carved Tyrolian Group of Poachers in the Forest, circa 1880
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique elaborate carved tyrolian poacher group celebrating their hunt in the forest. most probably brienz, second half of the 19th century Measures: Width 9.84" (25cm) Height...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Blue Coral Organic Sculptural Specimen on Lucite Base
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful and rare large blue coral organic specimen mounted on a solid 1" thick polished Lucite base, circa 1980s.
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Natural Specimens

Materials

Coral

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