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Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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21st Century "Amen" Sculpture by Marcantonio, Polished Brass
Located in Cesena, IT
"Amen" Jesus came down from the cross. He is sitting, tired. A hand on the head. The other rests without force on the knee. Between his fingers and scattered on the ground are the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

Mission Pendant Light by on.Entropy, in Seamless White Marble and Satin Bronze
Located in Athens, GR
In Mission pendant light, on.entropy mines the contemporary design potential of a classical material. Missions consists of a seamless volume of marble and a satin mat bronze frame...
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2010s Greek Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Nina Figurine Head Hand-Painted Ceramic Figurative Sculpture Modern Wall Decor
Located in Porto, PT
Nina figurine is a very special decorative ceramic head. Each detail of this item is inspired by the Native American name “Nina”, which means “mighty warrior”. A hand-painted figurin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Batman, Sculpture in Black Marble
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
The sculpture was made from a single block of black marble, natural height sculpture, one of a kind piece. Dimensions of the sculpture: cm 170 x 87 x 47 cm. Size of the sculpture w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Sculpture in Italian Roman Travertine
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
The sculpture was made from a single block of Roman Travertine. Dimensions of the sculpture: cm 93 x 52 x 40 cm. Size of the sculpture with shaft and plinth in corten: 120 x 67 x 5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Travertine, Marble

Sculpture Bust Woman with Tattoo in Statuario Carrara Marble
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
The sculpture bust was made from a single block of Statuario Carrara marble. Tattoo was made with manual micro-dots technique by the artist.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Carrara Marble, Statuary Marble

Horse, Black Marble Animal Sculpture
Located in Tivoli Terme, Roma
The sculpture was handcrafted from a single block of black marble. Dimensions of the sculpture: cm 77 x 54 x 19 cm.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Vases Sculptures Majolica Handmade Turned Moulded Piercing
Located in Sesto Fiorentino, IT
Completely handmade sculpture Majolica vase with nose. Turned and moulded by hand. Metal piercing and frosted natural brass.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Majolica

Pajaso Sculpture by Alfredo Sosabravo Limited Edition
Located in Milan, IT
Named after the Spanish word for "Clown", this exquisite sculpture is an original piece by Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo. Bold and iconic, it will infuse a playful and colorful char...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

El Sueño del Gato Sculpture by Alfredo Sosabravo Limited Edition
Located in Milan, IT
The splendid result of the collaboration between Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo and master glassmaker Toso Cristiano, this sculpture belongs to a Limited Edition of 12 pieces. Singul...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Alone, Set of Three TOTEM Sculptures, Bronze, Figurative, Tribal Influence
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three bronze totems on base, Tribal influence sculpture by Steve Turner. This minimal sculpture was first carved in wood then cast in bronze. The wood grain is visible in the ...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze, Bronze

Perfectus, Modern Decorative Ceramic Head Decor, Hand Painted Figurine Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
Perfectus figurine decor Perfectus figurine decor is an eye-catching decorative object to adorn your tabletop. Handmade and painted, this beautiful ceramic head is perfect for decor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Modern Decorative Head Decor, Hand-Painted Bowie, Ceramic Figurine Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
David figurine decor is an eye-catching decorative object to adorn your tabletop. Inspired by the unique David Bowie, hand-painted, this beautiful ceramic head is perfect for decorat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Modern Wall Decor Figurine Head Hand-Painted Ceramic Figurative Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
Nina figurine is a very special decorative ceramic head. Each detail of this item is inspired by the Native American name “Nina”, which means “mighty warrior”. A hand-painted figurin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Modern Decorative Figurine Head Ceramic Decor Hand Painted Figurative Sculpture
Located in Porto, PT
Lacrimosso figurine decor is an eye-catching decorative object to adorn the tabletop, living room, or even the master bedroom floor. Inspired by the tear boy painting, Lacrimosso bel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

21st Century Marcantonio Chair Limited Edition Wood Inlay Black Flower
Located in Tezze sul Brenta, IT
Life After Life Life After Life è una sedia esclusiva, realizzata in edizione limitata di 8 pezzi. Il tema della vita dopo la morte e della rinascita viene tradotto in un prezios...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Hardwood

Sculpture by Dick Shanley, circa 1984, USA, Wood Sculpture, Laminated Wood, Tall
Located in New York, NY
Tall laminated wood sculpture of a woman, "Ellie," by Dick Shanley, circa 1984, USA. The platform is missing. This is a very beautiful tall sculpture. The laminated wood is fantasti...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Playful Signed Bronze Seesaw Sculpture by Curtis Jere, 1968
Located in San Francisco, CA
Well-executed solid bronze sculpture of young boys on a seesaw; all resting on a solid onyx base; Curtis Jere was a metalwork company of wall sculptures and household accessories fou...
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1960s North American Vintage Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Wave Business Card Holder from Souda, Copper, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing includes 1 Wave Business card holder in a copper finish. Add some polish to your desktop with the Wave Business card holder. Geometric, minimal and poetic, this deskt...
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2010s Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Copper, Steel, Metal

John Maltby Studio Pottery Sculptural Figure of an Angel on a Dog
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish and individual studio pottery ceramic glazed sculptural figure of an angel riding on the back of a dog by distinguished English sculptor John Maltby (1936-2020) and probabl...
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Early 2000s English Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stoneware

John Maltby Studio Pottery Glazed Large Angel and Baby Figure
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish and individual studio pottery ceramic large glazed sculptural figure of an angel holding a baby by distinguished English sculptor John Maltby (1936-2020) and dating from ar...
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Early 2000s English Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Stoneware

Wendy Hendelman White Marble Torso Sculpture, 2018
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary American sculptor Wendy Hendelman's white marble torso sculpture on a marble base. Hendelman’s work reflects her love of the primitive and the ancient. The small scale a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Marble

Caverna Contemporary Sculpture, by Eduard Locota resin Acrylic Glass & Marble
Located in Timisoara, RO
The sculptural group “Abstract Isometry” has been gravitating around the theme of fragmentation, slicing of the Earth and plasticity. In the contemporary context, channeled almost ex...
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2010s Balkan Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Mirror Mountains Contemporary Sculpture by Eduard Locota Acrylic Glass & Marble
Located in Timisoara, RO
The sculptural group “Abstract Isometry” has been gravitating around the theme of fragmentation, slicing of the Earth and plasticity. In the contemporary context, channeled almost ex...
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2010s Balkan Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble

Amber-Color Cornucopia Sculpture in Blown Murano Glass, 1990s, Italy
Located in Villaverla, IT
Amber-color Cornucopia sculpture in blown Murano glass, 1990s, Italy. This beautiful cornucopia is a timeless Italian artwork, entirely made with amber-colored blown Murano glass in...
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1990s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Cut Glass, Murano Glass

Downtown - Handmade Glass Skyline of Lower Manhattan, Contemporary, Modern
Located in New York, NY
Handmade custom skyline of lower Manhattan composed of blown and hot sculpted glass objects. Grouping consists of 50 various pieces to compose the skyline as shown, along with a port...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Blown Glass

Zeville Beige Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The Zeville Punching Bag is a great combination of a beautiful center piece that can be put to practical use after a stressed day. Handmade by a master saddler in Italy The super...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Leather

Zeville Brown Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The Zeville Punching Bag is a great combination of a beautiful center piece that can be put to practical use after a stressed day. Handmade by a master saddler in Italy The super...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Leather

Zeville Black Handcrafted Leather "Punching Bag"
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The Zeville Punching Bag is a great combination of a beautiful center piece that can be put to practical use after a stressed day. Handmade by a master saddler in Italy The super...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Leather

Contemporary Design 'Meadow Blocks Side Table, by Andredottir & Bobek
Located in copenhagen, DK
One-off a kind - Contemporary Design, Meadow Block side tables embody the surface of stone and rocks. Made by the art and design duo Andredottir & Bobek They have in this collect...
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2010s Danish Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Foam

Lamp Modern Transparent Cubic Acrylic Glass and Leather Contemporary Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
The table lamp Cosa Nostra is an sculptural lamp made in a highly polished acrylic glass and with a base in leather. Table lamp dimension: L 25 x W 25 x H 27cm. Source of illuminatio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Leather, Plexiglass

Seletti Limited Gold Edition "My Skull" in Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

Seletti "Limited Gold Edition" Porcelain My Robot
Located in New York, NY
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Seletti "Limited Gold Edition" Porcelain My Crown
Located in New York, NY
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Seletti "Limited Gold Edition" Porcelain My Spaceship
Located in New York, NY
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Porcelain

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

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Porcelain

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

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Porcelain

Artistic Handmade Murano Glass Sculpture Gold Soul
Located in Murano, VE
A modern sculpture portraying the soul of a glass man. Core of black glass with 24-karat gold leaf Sommerso with clear glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture Rhino
Located in Murano, VE
Gangsta Rhino is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture King Lion
Located in Murano, VE
King lion, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Artistic Handmade Murano Glass Sculpture Epic Hand
Located in Murano, VE
A modern Murano glass sculpture portraying an epic hand . Dark Amber with blue Sphere.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture Bull
Located in Murano, VE
Fighting bull, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture
Located in Murano, VE
Sheriff, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Artistic Handmade Murano Glass Sculpture Aquamarine Turtle
Located in Murano, VE
A modern artistic acquatic turtle sculpture . Handmade in Murano.
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass

Wendy Hendelman Creamy Alabaster Head Sculpture, 2016
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary American sculptor Wendy Hendelman's Creamy Alabaster Head Sculpture on black marble base. Hendelman’s work reflects her love of the primitive and the ancient. The small ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Alabaster

Tondo 5 Faience Charger Plate
Located in Milan, IT
This superb majolica charger plate celebrates the unrivaled artistry of Faenza ceramic and the visionary approach of designer Ennio Nonni. Displaying the stylized and discreet skylin...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Tondo 2 Faience Charger Plate
Located in Milan, IT
Imbued with artistic allure, this round charger plate handcrafted from the finest Faenza majolica belongs to the "Ceramica in Tavola" Collection. The vibrant color palette depicts a ...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Tondo 7 Faience Charger Plate
Located in Milan, IT
This delightful charger plate belongs to the precious "Ceramica in Tavola" Collection of artful majolica tableware handcrafted in Faenza. The visionary decoration combines colorful g...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Mad Panther Sculpture by Renzo Vianello
Located in Milan, IT
A bold and iconic sculpture to enliven a tabletop of an eclectic or contemporary interior, this piece was deftly handcrafted by master glassmaker Renzo Vianello. Fashioned of solid g...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Omaggio a Picasso Sculpture by Toso Cristiano
Located in Milan, IT
A tribute to visionary Spanish artist Pablo Picasso by master glassmaker Toso Cristiano, this stunning sculpture exudes a colorful charm of Cubist inspiration. Entirely handcrafted o...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

La Amiga de los Animales by Alfredo Sosabravo Limited Edition
Located in Milan, IT
La Amiga de los Animales is a striking sculpture designed by Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo and handcrafted by expert glassmaker Toso Cristiano, literally representing a "friend of t...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Arlequino Sculpture by Alfredo Sosabravo Limited Edition
Located in Milan, IT
Named after the Italian Commedia dell'Arte Harlequin theatre character, this exceptional sculpture by artist Alfredo Sosabravo belongs to a Limited Edition of 12 artworks handcrafted...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Gondola Nera Sculpture by Renzo Vianello
Located in Milan, IT
A tribute to Venice and the small island of Murano, this splendid glass sculpture flaunts a sleek and polished shape that will effortlessly adorn contemporary and traditional decors ...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Fantastic Animal Sculpture by Renzo Vianello
Located in Milan, IT
Contemporary art and traditional craftsmanship superbly merge in this striking design: a fantastic animal meticulously handmade of crystal and carved by hand by master artisan Renzo ...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Viajera Sculpture by Alfredo Sosabravo Limited Edition
Located in Milan, IT
Named after the Spanish word for "wanderer", this sculpture is distinguished by an eclectic combination of lines and colors, symbolic of Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo's repertoire. ...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Donna Pescatrice Sculpture by Alfredo Sosabravo Limited Edition
Located in Milan, IT
Designed by Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo for a Limited Edition of 12 pieces handcrafted by Ars Murano's master glassmaker Toso Cristiano, this glass sculpture is a singular artwork...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Glass

Minerva Sculpture by Alfredo Sosabravo Limited Edition
Located in Milan, IT
A striking representation of Goddess of wisdom by renowned Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo, this magnificent sculpture will create a singular and refined focal point in a modern inter...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Fiesta Sculpture by Alfredo Sosabrava Limited Edition
Located in Milan, IT
A superlative combination of bronze and glass in a strikingly modern artwork by Cuban artist Alfredo Sosabravo, the Fiesta Sculpture will create a cheerful and stylish focal point in...
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2010s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze