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Rhodonite and Glass Sculpture on acrylic base
By Ernesto Duran, Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Lascaux - Rhodonite and Glass sculpture from TYME Collection, a collaboration by Orfeo Quagliata and Ernesto Durán TYME Collection A dance between purity and detail bring a crea...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

  • Rhodonite and Glass Sculpture on acrylic base
  • Rhodonite and Glass Sculpture on acrylic base
  • Rhodonite and Glass Sculpture on acrylic base
  • Rhodonite and Glass Sculpture on acrylic base
H 7.88 in. W 11.82 in. D 4.73 in.
Citrine Rutilated Quartz and Glass Sculpture on Acrylic Base
By Ernesto Duran, Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Sawuman, Citrine Rutilated quartz and glass sculpture from TYME Collection, a collaboration by Orfeo Quagliata and Ernesto Durán TYME Collection A dance between purity and detai...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Watermelon Tourmaline and Quartz Glass Sculpture on Acrylic Base
By Ernesto Duran, Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Granayd - Watermelon tourmaline and quartz and glass sculpture from Tyme collection, a collaboration by Orfeo Quagliata and Ernesto Durán Tyme collection A dance between purity ...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Brazilian Aquamarine and Blue Glass Sculpture on Acrylic Base
By Ernesto Duran, Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Paired, Brazilian aquamarine and glass sculpture from TYME collection, a collaboration by Orfeo Quagliata and Ernesto Durán TYME collection A dance between purity and detail bri...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Classic Sculpture in Biscuit on Base, Gustafsberg, Dated 1910, Siblings
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Classic sculpture in biscuit on base, Gustafsberg, dated 1910. Siblings. Measures 30.5 cm. x 20 cm. In perfect condition. Stamped. Gustafsberg, PS.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures

Brazilian Amazonite and Pink Shade Glass Fusion Sculpture on Acrylc Base
By Ernesto Duran, Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Greeneggs N´Ham- Brazilian amazonite and pink shade glass sculpture from TYME collection, a collaboration by Orfeo Quagliata and Ernesto Durán TYME collection A dance between pur...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Art Glass

Midcentury Abstract Bronze Nude Sculpture on Metal Base by Ken Vares
By Ken Vares
Located in San Diego, CA
Midcentury abstract bronze nude on black metal base sculpture by Ken California listed artist Ken Vares, circa 1960s. The piece is very heavy, well detailed and signed.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Bronze, Metal

Chocolate Calcite and Glass Sculpture from TYME Collection on Acrylic Base
By Ernesto Duran, Orfeo Quagliata
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Kleat, Chocolate Calcite and glass sculpture from TYME Collection, a collaboration by Orfeo Quagliata and Ernesto Durán TYME collection A dance between purity and detail bring a ...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Glass

Brazilian Quartz Cluster Natural Form in Acrylic Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Brazilian quartz cluster sculpture in a custom made acrylic base.
Category

2010s Mexican Organic Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Quartz

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

Bronze Bust on Red Marble Base by J. A. Injalbert Art Nouveau France, circa 1900
By Jean-Antoine Injalbert
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Outstanding bronze bust by famous French sculptor Jean Antoine Injalbert (1845-1933) from the beginning of the 20th century. This unique, extra large version - twice as big as the co...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Busts

Materials

Griotte Marble, Bronze

French Antique Stately Bronze Napoleon on Prancing Horse Sculpture, Marble Base
Located in Lisse, NL
Handcrafted. Practical size sculpture of imperator Napoleon Bonaparte. If you are a collector of good quality antiques having to do with (French) historical figures then this rare a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Animal Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Signed Mid-Century Modern Solid Bronze Ballerina Dancer Sculpture Lucite Base
Located in Miami, FL
Signed Mid-Century Modern solid bronze ballerina dancer sculpture on an oval Lucite base. Dated 1975 and signed by the Artist. Simply a graceful table sculpture.      
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Brutalist Signed Tennis-Ball Bronze Sculpture on Marble Base, German, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful substantial and stunning Brutalist sculpture cast in bronze with a powerful sense of movement. The circa 1970s work is presented upon a black marble base and is signed to...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Rare Art Deco Bookends, Indian Sculptures in Meditating Position on Marble Base
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique on 1stdibs and possibly worldwide. It was in the early 20th century that meditation became known in Western society. Like many artists, the one who handcrafted the sculptures...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Brass

Stylish Art Deco Lady in Dress with Her Greyhounds Sculpture on a Marble Base
Located in Lisse, NL
Wonderful work of art for displaying on a side table, dresser etc. This Art Deco sculpture embodies everything we love about art and antiques. The beautiful and realistic, young fem...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Spelter

Stunning Pharaoh Toetanchamon Golden Coated Brass Bust Sculpture on Marble Base
Located in Lisse, NL
Top quality and condition sculpture. If you are a collector of anything to do with ancient Egypt or if you are decorating a room or business with an Egyptian theme then this rare P...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Egyptian Busts

Materials

Marble, Brass

Rome Romulus Remus Souvenir Building on Marble Base vintage, Italy, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A Rome 1960s Souvenir building architectural model. Some wear with a nice patina, but this is old-age. Made of metal on a marble base. This was bought as a souvenir in Italy. A beaut...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Metal

Handcrafted Bonsai Tree Sculpture in Brass, Copper, Bronze on a Burl Wood Base
Located in Miami, FL
Whimsical Organic Modern handcrafted Bonsai Tree Sculpture in Brass, Copper, Bronze on a Burl Wood Base. Note the details of the leaves and the swing. No signature found.
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Late 20th Century American Organic Modern Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Copper

White Marble Abstract Sculpture on Base
Located in Tarrytown, NY
White marble abstract sculpture on base.
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Vintage 1970s Abstract Sculptures

  • White Marble Abstract Sculpture on Base
  • White Marble Abstract Sculpture on Base
  • White Marble Abstract Sculpture on Base
  • White Marble Abstract Sculpture on Base
H 17.5 in. W 11 in. D 7 in.
Bronze Bronze Sculpture, Marble Base, 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Silver bronze sculpture, marble base, 1930, hole above the head to electrify Measures: H 36cm, W 14cm, W 14cm.
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20th Century French Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Bronze Bronze Sculpture, Marble Base, 1930
  • Bronze Bronze Sculpture, Marble Base, 1930
  • Bronze Bronze Sculpture, Marble Base, 1930
  • Bronze Bronze Sculpture, Marble Base, 1930
H 14.18 in. W 5.52 in. D 5.52 in.
Carved Wood Almond Shaped Sculpture and Base
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Carved wood almond shaped sculpture and base Base: 7"W x 5" D.
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2010s Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

1970s Italian Abstract Animal Bronze Sculpture, Marble Base
Located in Firenze, IT
One of a kind abstract sculpture in bronze with marble base, beautiful vintage patina, signed, Italy, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Animal Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Curtis Jere Flying Chrome Plated Eagle Sculpture Marble Base
By Curtis Jere
Located in Toledo, OH
Vintage Curtis Jere chrome plated steel flying eagle sculpture. 18" x 20". Sits on a 30" hexagon shaped pedestal made of travertine marble.
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Vintage 1970s North American Modern Animal Sculptures

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Steel

Kafka Stainless Steel Sculpture on Base
By George Kafka
Located in Hollywood, FL
Kafka stainless steel sculpture on base. Signed kafka 1967.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Kafka Stainless Steel Sculpture on Base
  • Kafka Stainless Steel Sculpture on Base
  • Kafka Stainless Steel Sculpture on Base
  • Kafka Stainless Steel Sculpture on Base
H 20.75 in. W 7.75 in. D 7.75 in.
1990s Black Belgium Marble Hand-Carved Abstract Sculpture and Base
Located in Malaga, ES
1990s black Belgium marble hand-carved abstract sculpture and base.
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1990s Spanish Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Midcentury Painted Concrete Pelican Sculpture on Base with Distressed Patina
Located in Atlanta, GA
A painted concrete pelican sculpture from the mid 20th century, with nicely distressed patina. Created during the midcentury period, this statue captures our attention with its charm...
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Mid-20th Century Animal Sculptures

Materials

Concrete

Sumo Sculpture on Metal Base
Located in Paris, FR
Sumo sculpture in resin in bronzage finish, on metal base.  
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21st Century and Contemporary French Figurative Sculptures

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Resin

  • Sumo Sculpture on Metal Base
  • Sumo Sculpture on Metal Base
  • Sumo Sculpture on Metal Base
  • Sumo Sculpture on Metal Base
H 25.6 in. W 18.12 in. D 10.63 in.
Jerrican Chanel N°5 Black Sculpture on Base Art Piece in Limited Edition
Located in Paris, FR
Sculpture Chanel N°5 Black Jerrican on base, art piece. Limited Edition of 8 pieces. Exceptional piece made in 2018. Base: L 50 x D 10 x H 50cm. Signed by Eric Salin.
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Figurative Sculptures

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Stainless Steel

Cast Resin Aphrodite Anadyomene Sculpture on Base from the MOMA Collection
By MOMA Museum New York
Located in San Diego, CA
Cast resin Aphrodite Anadyomene sculpture issued by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MOMA) in New York, circa 1980s. #1546 This reproduction of the Aphrodite torso is manufactured...
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Late 20th Century American Figurative Sculptures

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Resin

19th Century French Patinated Bronze Hunt Dog Sculpture on Base
By Thomas Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate an office shelf or a man’s study with this antique bronze sculpture; created in France, circa 1890 in the manner of Jules Moigniez or Thomas Cartier, the composition feature...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Mother and Small Children Sculpture Walnut Base by Austin Productions 1978
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
2-303 Mother with 2 small children cast stone sculpture on a solid walnut wood base Produced by Austin Production, 1978.
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Vintage 1970s Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Cast Stone

French Painted Lead Lifesize Crowing Rooster Sculpture on Base, circa 1920
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French lifesize painted lead crowing rooster sculpture from the first half of the 20th century. Famous for being the French national emblem, our rooster is standing proudly on a ba...
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Early 20th Century French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Lead

19th Century Industrial Copper and Brass Hand Sculpture on Base
Located in Wallkill, NY
An industrial hand consisting of both copper and brass. Sits on a base someone made to hold it upright. The hand measures, 17.25 in H, 3.25 in W, .75 in deep, On stand it measures 26...
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Antique 1890s American Industrial Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Copper

Mid-Century Modern Signed Arthur Schneider Bronze Couple Sculpture Wood Base
By Arthur Schneider
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a sweet art sculpture of a couple kissing, made of bronze on a wood base, signed by Arthur Schneider, circa 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions ar...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Arthur Schneider Signed Bronze Table Sculpture Wood Base
By Arthur Schneider
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful sculpture of a family, made of bronze on a wood base, signed by Arthur Schneider, circa the 1970s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 8....
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Gaetano Cecere Plaster Sculpture Wood Base #34
By Gaetano Cecere
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Gaetano Cecere N.A. was born in New York on November 26th, 1894, to Ralph Cecere and Catherine La Rocca. He studied with Hermon A. MacNeil at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. His ...
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Vintage 1930s American Neoclassical Sculptures

Gaetano Cecere Plaster Sculpture Wood Base #35
By Gaetano Cecere
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Gaetano Cecere N.A. was born in New York on November 26th, 1894, to Ralph Cecere and Catherine La Rocca. He studied with Hermon A. MacNeil at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. His ...
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Vintage 1930s American Neoclassical Sculptures

Gaetano Cecere Plaster Sculpture Wood Base #33
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Gaetano Cecere N.A. was born in New York on November 26th, 1894, to Ralph Cecere and Catherine La Rocca. He studied with Hermon A. MacNeil at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. His ...
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Vintage 1930s American Neoclassical Sculptures

Bronze Flower Sculpture on Marble Base
Located in London, GB
Brutalist bronze sculpture of a dried flower on marble base.
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Vintage 1960s European Brutalist Figurative Sculptures

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

  • Bronze Flower Sculpture on Marble Base
  • Bronze Flower Sculpture on Marble Base
  • Bronze Flower Sculpture on Marble Base
  • Bronze Flower Sculpture on Marble Base
H 17.72 in. W 8.67 in. D 3.94 in.
Gaetano Cecere Plaster Sculpture Wood Base #37
By Gaetano Cecere
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Gaetano Cecere N.A. was born in New York on November 26th, 1894, to Ralph Cecere and Catherine La Rocca. He studied with Hermon A. MacNeil at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. His ...
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Vintage 1930s American Neoclassical Sculptures

Gaetano Cecere Plaster Sculpture Wood Base #36
By Gaetano Cecere
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Gaetano Cecere N.A. was born in New York on November 26th, 1894, to Ralph Cecere and Catherine La Rocca. He studied with Hermon A. MacNeil at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. His ...
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Vintage 1930s American Neoclassical Sculptures

Curtis Jeré Sculpture on Marble Base
Located in New York, NY
Curtis Jeré sculpture on marble base. The sculpture is stainless steel with a brass ball tip on a round marble base.
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel, Brass

Modernist Bronze Sculpture on Resin Base
Located in Chicago, IL
A modernist bronze sculpture mounted on a resin base resembling anatomy.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

  • Modernist Bronze Sculpture on Resin Base
  • Modernist Bronze Sculpture on Resin Base
  • Modernist Bronze Sculpture on Resin Base
  • Modernist Bronze Sculpture on Resin Base
H 14 in. W 11.5 in. D 4 in.
Bronze Dolphin Sculpture on Marble Base
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3-494 small bronze dolphin sculpture on green marble base.
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Vintage 1960s Animal Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Murano Sommerso Green Italian Art Glass Flying Swallow Bird Sculpture on Base
By Alfredo Barbini, Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso green Italian art glass flying bird sculpture. Attributed to the Salviati Company. Has a silver Murano glass - Made in Italy label. The b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Lion Bronze Sculpture on Wood Base
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Antique lion bronze sculpture on a round wood base. I've not found signature, but it is a French statue. nr. O/7561   
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Other Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Swirls Silver Sculpture with Marble Base
By Art Flower Maker
Located in Milan, IT
Marcella Trimarchi's flower and leaf sculptures are truly one-of-a-kind artistic expressions inspired by nature and crafted entirely by hand. Seemingly blossoming from a stunning bas...
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2010s Italian Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Brass, Nickel

  • Swirls Silver Sculpture with Marble Base
  • Swirls Silver Sculpture with Marble Base
  • Swirls Silver Sculpture with Marble Base
  • Swirls Silver Sculpture with Marble Base
H 11.42 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Murano Sommerso Orange Yellow Italian Art Glass Flying Bird Sculpture on Base
By Salviati
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso orange with yellow wings Italian art glass flying bird sculpture. Attributed to the Salviati company. The bird glides while a clear glass...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso, Glass

Black Lacquer Sculptural Wood Mid-Century Modern Fine Art Sculpture Square Base
Located in Miami, FL
Large Mid-Century Modern organic shaped wood sculpture in lacquered black finish. The fine art sculpture is made out of one piece of wood. Mounted on a square base and looks stunni...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Large Ceramic Sculpture Lamp Base "Toro" One of a Kind by Dominique Pouchain
By Dominique Pouchain
Located in Paris, FR
Earthenware Sculpture, one of a kind 2021 creation signed by French ceramicist Dominique Pouchain Dark patina on gray ceramic and shiny blue enamel / Dimensions: H 64 cm x L 28 cm x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Mother and Children Cast Stone Sculpture Walnut base by Austin Productions 1983
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
2-295 mother with 2 small children cast stone figurative sculpture on walnut wood base Austin Productions 1983.
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Vintage 1980s Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Cast Stone

Carved Indonesian Sculpture on Plinth Base
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Carved sculpture of a warrior on horseback carrying the wounded. Condition: Splits, especially to foot, consistent with shrinkage. Base shows wear/scratches to top however the presen...
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20th Century Indonesian Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Carved Indonesian Sculpture on Plinth Base
  • Carved Indonesian Sculpture on Plinth Base
  • Carved Indonesian Sculpture on Plinth Base
  • Carved Indonesian Sculpture on Plinth Base
H 72.25 in. W 14 in. D 8 in.
Brass Sculpture on Marble Base, Signed
Located in Miami, FL
Signed brass sculpture on a marble base. Marked on base.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Brass

  • Brass Sculpture on Marble Base, Signed
  • Brass Sculpture on Marble Base, Signed
  • Brass Sculpture on Marble Base, Signed
  • Brass Sculpture on Marble Base, Signed
H 14.5 in. W 5.75 in. D 4.0 in.
Leda and the Swam Hand Carved Life-Size White Marble Sculptures with Base
Located in Malaga, ES
Leda and the Swam hand carved life-size white marble sculpture with base.
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Late 20th Century European Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble

Stone Carved Heavy Abstract Head Sculpture on Base in the Style of Modigiliani
Located in Studio City, CA
A nice designed and executed, abstract piece. Somewhat reminiscent of Amedeo Modigliani with its elongated form. On a beautiful base. No maker's mark that we can find but clearly ...
Category

20th Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stone

Cubist Steel Sculpture on Travertine Base, 1978
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Cubist steel sculpture on Travertine base, France 1978. Unique sculpture made out of Corten steel sheets showing a abstract cubistic laying figure. The sculpture is placed on a trave...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Travertine, Metal

  • Cubist Steel Sculpture on Travertine Base, 1978
  • Cubist Steel Sculpture on Travertine Base, 1978
  • Cubist Steel Sculpture on Travertine Base, 1978
  • Cubist Steel Sculpture on Travertine Base, 1978
H 55.52 in. W 66.93 in. D 19.69 in.
Oversized Brass Ibex Sculpture on Marble Base
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3-761 oversized brass ibex sculpture on marble base.
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Vintage 1960s Animal Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Brass

Small Bronze Dolphins Sculpture on Marble Base
Located in San Diego, CA
A nice small bronze dolphins sculpture on a green marble base, circa 1990s. The piece has a wonderful patina and measures 4"W x 3"D x 5.75"H; the marble base is 3"D. #1682.
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20th Century Japanese Animal Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Abstract Green Marble Sculpture on Marble Base
Located in Chicago, IL
We lovingly sourced this sculpture while on a buying trip in Palm Beach, Florida. This beautiful sculpture is hand carved of a gorgeous green stone that features rust hued graining. ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Marble

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Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Styling your home with vintage, new and antique sculptures means adding a touch that can meaningfully transform the space. By introducing a sculptural work as a decorative finish to any interior, you’re making a statement, whether you tend toward the dramatic or prefer to keep things casual with modest, understated art.

A single, one-of-a-kind three-dimensional figurative sculpture mounted on your dining room wall is a guaranteed conversation piece, while a trio of abstract works arranged on your living room bookshelves can add spontaneity to the collection of first-edition novels or artist monographs you’re displaying as well as draw attention to them. Figurative sculptures are representational works that portray a specific person, animal or object. And while decorating with busts, which are sculpted or cast figurative works, hasn’t exactly topped the list of design trends every year, busts are back. According to designer Timothy Corrigan, “They give humanity in a way that a more abstract sculpture can’t give.” Abstract sculptures, on the other hand, are not meant to show something specific. Instead, they invoke a mood or scene without directly stating what they are portraying.

Busts made of stone or metal may not seem like a good fit for your existing decor. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seemingly incongruous piece to fit in with the rest of your room’s theme. You can embrace a dramatic piece by making it the focal point of the room, or you can choose to incorporate several elements made out of the same material to create harmony in your space. If an antique or more dramatic piece doesn’t feel like you, why not opt for works comprising plastic, fiberglass or other more modern materials?

When incorporating sculpture into the design of your home — be it the playful work of auction hero and multimedia visionary KAWS, contemporary fiber art from Connecticut dealer browngrotta arts or still-life sculpture on a budget — consider proper lighting, which can bring out the distinctive aspects of your piece that deserve attention. And make sure you know how the size and form of the sculpture will affect your space in whole. If you choose a sculpture with dramatic design elements, such as sharp angles or bright colors, for example, try to better integrate this new addition by echoing those elements in the rest of your room’s design.

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