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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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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"Taurus" by J. W. Kaufman
By J. W. Kaufman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A vigorously modeled figure of a bull (somewhat reminiscent of Picasso's sculpture in the late 1940s and 1950s) by my late father -- who in addition to being an animalier, was a surg...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Animal Sculptures

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Resin

"Oiseau" Ceramic Sculpture by Jules Agard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jules Agard (French, 1905 - 1986) was a ceramist and sculptor who collaborated closely with his friend, Pablo Picasso. During the great artist's period of experimentation with cerami...
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1950s French Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

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Earthenware

Retired Baccarat France Black Crystal Modernistic Bear Figurine
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautifully handmade and hand blown in France, Baccarat black crystal modernistic bear animal figurine. Very collectible, in the true form and quality as Baccarat is known to be, the...
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20th Century French Modern Animal Sculptures

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Crystal

Modernist Brass and Marble Gazelle Bookends
Located in Denton, TX
Pair of brass gazelle sculptures mounted on black marble stands.
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20th Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Belgian Black Marble, Brass

Rhys Caparn, a Creeping Сat, American Modernist Patinated Bronze Sculpture, 1935
Located in New York, NY
This amazing signed and dated dark-brown patinated bronze sculpture of a creeping cat on the original wood base is a classic by Rhys Caparn Steel (1909-1997), a renowned American scu...
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1930s American Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Marina Núñez del Prado, Bull, Bolivian Patinated Bronze Sculpture, ca. 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Signed on the plinth “M. NUNEZ DEL PRADO” Original black patina. Dimensions Height: 9.5 inches (23.75cm) Width: 13 inches (32.5cm) Depth: 5.5 inches (13.75cm) Marina Núñez ...
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1960s Bolivian Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

'Disco Dog' Mirrored Figure of Seated Great Dane with Collar
Located in Atlanta, GA
'Disco Dog' mirrored figure of seated great dane with collar An ambitious work of countless inlaid mosaic mirror covering a seated dog with glass eyes, wearing a 'Sapphire' mirrored...
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Late 20th Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Composition

Cast Bronze Fly Sculpture with Hidden Ashtray
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bronze fly ashtray with subtle engraved detailing on the wings and tail. Hinged wings lift to reveal patinated ashtray with two grooves traditionally used to place the smoking access...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze, Bronze

1980s Mid-Century Modern Brown Heavy Murano Glass Sculpture of a Dolphin
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A rare brown murano glass dolphin in perfect conditions, it has been made in the eighties.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Murano Glass

"Penguin" Inlaid Art Piece by Ivan Paradisi, Italy
Located in Turin, IT
"PENGUIN" represents one of the conceptual works where animals, in the Natural Line by master Ivan Paradisi, are being conceived as creatures of exchange where the design and wood in...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Maple, Walnut

"Tiger" Inlaid Wood Art Piece by Ivan Paradisi, Italy
Located in Turin, IT
Tiger represents the spirit animal of power and is a very special and auspicious symbol used in art to convey the respect and admiration of the beauty, the symbolism of this piece dr...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Palisander, Wenge, Zebra Wood

"Taurus" Inlaid Walnut Art Piece by Ivan Paradisi, Italy
Located in Turin, IT
Taurus is the sign of practicality and possessions, this piece by Ivan Paradisi is exclusively made by hands. People born under the sign of Taurus tend to be very patient, practical ...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Maple, Padouk, Walnut, Wenge

Contemporary Penguin Sculpture in Copper and White Bronze by Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Penguin sculpture Black copper White bronze Hand repoussé Limited edition Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief onto sheet metal. The technique i...
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2010s Modern Animal Sculptures

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Copper

Contemporary Penguin Sculpture in Copper and Cream Lacquer by Robert Kuo
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Penguin sculpture Black copper Cream lacquer Hand repoussé Limited edition Repoussé is the traditional art of hand-hammering decorative relief onto sheet metal. This technique...
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2010s Modern Animal Sculptures

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Copper

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 Animal Sculptures

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Wood

"Amber" Jellifish, Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The spe...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

"Her Majesty", Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The spe...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

"Extraterrestrial", Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design, 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The spe...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

"Transparent vessel", Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design, 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The spe...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Art Glass

Xai Sculpture by Salvador Dalí
Located in Barcelona, ES
Design inspired on an artwork by Salvador Dali´: Interpretation project for a stable-library, 1942 Stuffed lamb, elaborated with a technique by a taxidermist. Drawer and table top i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Salvador Dali Xai 7/20 Limited Edition
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
"XAI” lamb designed by Salvador Dali manufactured by BD Barcelona and Deyrolle. Measures: 87 x 26 x H 71 (head) and H59 (back) approximate Inspired by the painting "Interpreta...
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2010s Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Wool

Red Fox in Wire Mesh by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini
Located in Milan, IT
Benedetta works in many materials but is most well known for her innovative and extraordinarily wire work. Each piece starts life as flat rolled chicken wire which is gradually shape...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Wire

Lladro African Savannah Wild Animals Sculpture in White by Ernest Massuet
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture in matte white porcelain animals from African savannah, adult female elephant that guides her group through a long path with an iroko wooden base. As an African proverb say...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Wood, Porcelain

Elephant Animal Figure in Black Biscuit Porcelain by Nymphenburg
By August Göhring, Nymphenburg Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
If one is to compare this elephant designed by August Göhring in 1936 with its older brothers, it soon becomes clear why it was decided to produce the young bull Edward in black bisc...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Lladro at the Derby Horses Sculpture by Ernest Massuet. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain sculpture racing in the racetrack limited series represented by three horses with jockey of intense red and blue colors, combination of different glazes. Base includ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Lladro Arabian Pure Breed Horse Figurine by Ernest Massuet. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain animal figurine of limited series of purebred Arabian horse with thick fur on a wooden base. Portrait of a purebred grey Arabian horse, capturing in porcelain all it...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain, Wood

Spanish Pure Breed Horse Sculpture by Ernest Massuet. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition sculpture of a Spanish horse trotting in position in matte porcelain, embellished with blue and gold lustre on the head, chest, saddle and blanket. Faithfully inspire...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Lladro Horse Race Figurine in White by Ernest Massuet. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Race of horses figurine joined together and one of them attached to the white, glossy and matte porcelain base limited series. The thrilling energy of a horse race, captured in all i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Lladro Oriental Horse Sculpture by Salvador Furió. Limited Edition.
By Lladro, Salvador Furió
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition sculpture of an oriental battle horse in matte white porcelain with brown, ochre and blue tones. This majestic and elegant animal is inspired by traditional art of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Hercules Beetle Figurine by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
An innovative porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects collection. This original piece is made in glazed porce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Lladro Rhinoceros Beetle Figurine by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
An innovative porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects Collection. This original piece is made in glazed porce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Lladro Horses' Group Sculpture in Black by Fulgencio García. Limited Edition.
By Lladro, Fulgencio Garcia
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture of three horses made of deep black porcelain, shaken and stirred together.        
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Dragonfly Figurine by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
An innovative porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects Collection. This original piece is made in glazed porce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Lladro Great Dragon Sculpture by Francisco Polope. Limited Edition.
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition dragon sculpture in matte porcelain with gold lustre. A symbol of power and prosperity in Eastern culture, this magical creature, the bearer of good luck, is the prot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

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Porcelain

Heron II Sculpture by Gianluca Pacchioni
Located in New York, NY
Gianluca Pacchioni, a Milan-based artist, acclaimed for his rigorously sculpted metal objects, began forging metal as a self-taught apprentice in a studio shared with other artists a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Mindfulness Jellyfish, Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The spe...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

"Mars" Jellyfish, Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The spe...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

"Abissi" Jellyfish, Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design, 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The spe...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Art Glass

"Transparent Vessel", Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The spe...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Art Glass

Equus Decorative Horse Hand Sculpted Calacatta Bianco Port Saint Laurent Marble
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Hand sculpted horse in Calacatta Bianco marble matte finish. Base in Port Saint Laurent marble polished. Equus marble sculpture ST027 Calacatta Bianco marble; matte finish ST0...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Animal Sculptures

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Marble, Marble

Lord Buffalo Small, Decorative Item in Resin, Made in Italy
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
VG participates in creating very distinct environments, spaces in which you can escape from reality; to seek refuge whilst expressing your personality; spaces in which you can breath...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Resin

French Modern Carved Pine Sculpture of a Standing Monkey
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
French Modern Carved Pine Sculpture of a Standing Monkey A well carved figure of a crouching monkey with the arms resting on the legs. Raised on an eboinzed wood base.        
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20th Century French Modern Animal Sculptures

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Wood, Pine

Emporium Crystal Glass Vase Hand Engraved Lions 24-Karat Gold
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
The architectural design of this stately object, in conjunction with typical Moser engraving, expresses artistically the tension of dramatic moments from the world of fauna. The cent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass

Lladro Monkey Vase by Virginia González
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain vase with two grey lagures sitting on the edge decorated with glazes and various colors for home decoration.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Very Stately Baccarat France Crystal Buffalo Animal Figurine
Located in Tustin, CA
Beautifully handmade and hand blown in France, Baccarat crystal buffalo animal figurine. Very stately, in the true form and quality as Baccarat is known to be, the buffalo will make ...
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20th Century French Modern Animal Sculptures

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Crystal

Porcelain Birds with Iron Legs Decoration
Located in Greenwich, CT
A set of four unglazed white porcelain starlings with iron legs. Perched throughout your space for a year round decoration. Dimensions: 5” H x 2” W x 4” L.
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2010s Dutch Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Butterfly Jellyfish, Murano Glass, Handmade in Italy, Contemporary Design, 2020
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The jellyfish is the main element of the Mosche Bianche's "Medusa" Collection: fluid, delicate but also dangerous and deadly. It represents the water, the circle of life. The speci...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Art Glass

Venini Pavoncella Bird Sculpture by Toni Zuccheri
Located in New York, NY
Venini Pavoncella sculpture by Toni Zuccheri. Numbered edition for year. Sculpture hand-blown glass. Technique: Canes and Filigree Dimensions: Ø 31 cm, H 23 cm Year of Manufactu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Venini Multicolor Glass Upupa Bird Sculpture by Toni Zuccheri
Located in New York, NY
Venini Upupa in multi-color by Toni Zuccher. Numbered edition. Bronze structure with plumes applied when still hot. Color: Multi-color Dimensions: D 40 cm, H 38 cm Year of manuf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Venini Anatre Glass Duck Sculpture in Black & Crystal by Toni Zuccheri
Located in New York, NY
Venini Anatre sculpture by Toni Zuccheri. Numbered edition for year. Sculpture hand-blown glass. Technique: Beaten, Canes and Filigree, Engraved Dimensions: Ø 30 cm, H 19 cm Y...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Venini Anatre Glass Duck Sculpture in Black and Gold by Toni Zuccheri
Located in New York, NY
Venini Anatre sculpture by Toni Zuccheri. Numbered edition for year. Sculpture handblown glass.  Technique: Beaten, canes and filigree, engraved Dimensions: Ø 30 cm, H 19 cm Ye...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Ghidini 1961 Medium Rabbit in Polished Brass by Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Decorative object medium in brass "The rabbit is the latest iconic object I have designed. For Ghidini it has turned into a family of precious metal objects: salt and pepper, paper...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Small Patinated Bronze Fountain Frog Sculpture
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a small lazy frog patinated bronze sculpture fountain. The frog is laying down and enjoying the sun. It is piped below the base, so a hose can be attached. The frog has been ...
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20th Century Unknown Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

8.6 Feet Pop Art White Indoor Giraffe with Chandelier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. "Giraffe in Love" is the new product born from artist/designer Marcantonio. It is a dreamy i...
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2010s Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Fiberglass

White Giraffe Wall Lamp, Marie-Thérèse Chandelier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (2.2) "Giraffe in Love" is the new product born from artist/designer Marcantonio. It is a dr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Fiberglass

In Stock in Los Angeles, Minnie Mouse Pink / Rose Gold Glossy Pop Figurine
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 500 other unique products. In Stock in Los Angeles Minnie mouse pink / gold glossy with chrome rose gold ears accent, p...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Animal Sculptures

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Chrome

In Stock in Los Angeles, Mickey Mouse Metallic Chrome Gold, Pop Figurine
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. In Stock in Los Angeles Mickey mouse metallic chrome gold, pop sculpture figurine. Measures:...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Animal Sculptures

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Plastic

Bronze Abstract Signed Sculptures Pair of French
Located in North Miami, FL
These lovely pair of bronze abstract sculptures seem to be of animal seal nature and form that look like abstract body forms. They are engraved Alix Rossignol and are a limited editi...
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1980s French Vintage Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze