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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 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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Lladro The Guest Figurine Small Model by Ricardo Cavolo
Located in New York, NY
This piece is the contribution by the prestigious designer Ricardo Cavolo to The Guest, the creative project inviting cutting-edge artists from around the world to customize this fas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

Maharam Bear by Pin-Up
Located in New York, NY
Maharam bear by Pin-Up 004 Ivy Initially created for Pin-Up’s Fall/Winter 2016-2017 issue, the Bear is handmade by a small-scale Canadian producer from Loam, a high-quality Italian ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Models and Miniatures

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Leather

Maharam Bear by PIN-UP
Located in New York, NY
Maharam bear by PIN-UP 006 Flagstone Initially created for PIN–UP’s Fall/Winter 2016/2017 issue, the Bear is handmade by a small-scale Canadian producer from Loam, a high-quality...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Models and Miniatures

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Leather

Lladro Parrot Vanity Mirror
Located in New York, NY
Toilet mirror with parakeet perched on an original black branch for home decoration. Mirror from the Parrot Party collection, based on the contrast between the refined geometric desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

Maharam Bear by PIN-UP
Located in New York, NY
Maharam Bear by PIN-UP 008 Nightfall Initially created for PIN–UP’s Fall/Winter 2016/2017 issue, the Bear is handmade by a small-scale Canadian producer from Loam, a high-quality...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Models and Miniatures

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Leather

Lladro Canvas Vase Flowers Tapestry Vase by Bodo Sperlein
Located in New York, NY
White glossy porcelain vase with accumulation of one by one handmade flowers for home decoration. Contemporary but Classic this sculptural vase is an impressive design statement comb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

LLadro Porcelain Figurines, a Set of 4
Located in Plainview, NY
A set of 4 Lladro (Spain) porcelain figurines. One figurine of a woman feeding ducks, one figurine of a woman holding a lamb, one of a group of ducks and the last one is a clown. Eac...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

Beatrix Potter’s Collectible Animal Figurines Set of 5
Located in Plainview, NY
A porcelain set of Beatrix Potter's collectible animal figurines. Each figurine is signed, dated and titled in the bottom. Date of manufacturing ranges from 1948-1976. They are just ...
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1940s English Vintage Modern Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

Lladro at the Derby Horses Sculpture by Ernest Massuet
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 Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

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 Models and Miniatures

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Wood, Porcelain

Lladro Horse Race Figurine in White by Ernest Massuet
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 Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

Lladro Arabian Pure Breed Horse Figurine in by Ernest Massuet
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 Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain, Wood

Lladro Spanish Pure Breed Horse Sculpture by Ernest Massuet
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 Models and Miniatures

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Porcelain

GUFRAMINI Pratone by Ceretti, Derossi & Rosso - 1stdibs New York
Located in Barolo, IT
The mini Pratone® plays with the juxtaposition of a "large-small" proportion by reducing to 7/8 the giant Pratone that was designed in 1972 by Ceretti, Derossi, and Rosso, and exhibi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Models and Miniatures

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Other

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

GUFRAMINI Miniature Cactus by Drocco & Mello
Located in Barolo, IT
The miniature Cactus, one of the radical design symbols par excellence. Gufram offers its fans a version identical to the original designed by Drocco and Mello in 1972. The mini mold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Models and Miniatures

GUFRAMINI Pratone by Ceretti, Derossi & Rosso
Located in Barolo, IT
The mini Pratone® plays with the juxtaposition of a "large-small" proportion by reducing to 7/8 the giant Pratone that was designed in 1972 by Ceretti, Derossi, and Rosso, and exhibi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Models and Miniatures

Maharam Bear by Pin-Up
Located in New York, NY
Maharam Bear by Pin-up 003 Harbor Initially created for Pin–up’s Fall/Winter 2016/2017 issue, the Bear is handmade by a small-scale Canadian producer from Loam, a high-quality Itali...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Leather

Maharam Bear by PIN-UP
Located in New York, NY
Maharam Bear by PIN-UP 001 Terracotta Initially created for PIN–UP’s Fall/Winter 2016/2017 issue, the Bear is handmade by a small-scale Canadian producer from Loam, a high-qualit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Leather

Lladro The Guest Small Figurine by Rolito, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
White and black porcelain figurine with a silver gloss created by Rolito for The Guest by LLadró Atelier collection with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Kiss Couple Sculpture in Golden Luster by Antonio Ramos
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain sculpture of a representation of the work of the painter Gustav Klimt with great decoration with different types of gilded luster. This piece, inspired by the most famous w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Rocking Chicken Ride Figurine in Green by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine designed by Jaime Hayon with a modern design highlighting the green color and touches of gilded sheen. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy coll...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Beautiful Catrina Figurine by Raul Rubio
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition Mexican Bella Catrina figurine in black gloss finish porcelain, adorned with three handmade flowers. The people of Mexico have a special relationship with death, to t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Winged Beauty Woman Sculpture by Francisco Polope
Located in New York, NY
Limited edition, gloss finish porcelain sculpture of a woman with beautiful white wings, embellished with blue and white enamel. Half woman, half goddess, the protagonist of this pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro the Love Explosion Couple Figurine by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine designed by Jaime Hayon with a modern design of a family decorated with bright colors and golden luster. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Guest Figurine Large Model by Ricardo Cavolo
Located in New York, NY
This piece is the contribution by the prestigious designer Ricardo Cavolo to The Guest, the creative project inviting cutting-edge artists from around the world to customize this fas...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Oriental Horse Sculpture in Matte Finish by 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 Models and Miniatures

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 Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Lladro The Guest Small Figurine by Paul Smith, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain figurine with a brightly colored finish created by Paul Smith for the collection The Guest by LLadró Atelier with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Guest Small Figurine by Jaime Hayon, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
White, yellow and gold glossy porcelain figurine created by Jaime Hayon for the collection The Guest by Lladró Atelier with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro the Guest Small Figurine by Devilrobots, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain figurine with black gloss on its face, hands and feet created by Devilrobots for The Guest by Lladró Atelier collection with a white base attached to the piece. This piece ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Mandrill Mask in Black and Gold by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain piece inspired by traditional African masks with a bold, contemporary and modern design of great decorative power. A collection that brings together three different animals...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Polo Player Figurine in White by Ernest Massuet
Located in New York, NY
White matte porcelain figurine of a limited series polo player with methacrylate support attached to the base. Polo Player, is a piece full of energy in which we see the horse litera...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain, Acrylic

Lladro Tiger Mask in Black and Gold by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain piece inspired by traditional African masks with a bold, contemporary and modern design of great decorative power. A collection that brings together three different animals...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Horses' Group Sculpture in Black by Fulgencio García
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 Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro the Guest Figurine Large Model by Gary Baseman
Located in New York, NY
A glossy porcelain figurine with a black satin finish on his hands and feet created by Gary Baseman for the collection The Guest by Lladró Atelier with a white base attached to the p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

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 Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

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 Models and Miniatures

Materials

Metal

Lladro The Lover I Figurine by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine designed by Jaime Hayon with a modern design and a red heart. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy Collection, this creation arises from the fus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Owl Mask in Black and Gold by José Luis Santes
Located in New York, NY
Porcelain piece inspired by traditional African masks with a bold, contemporary and modern design of great decorative power. A collection that brings together three different animals...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro the Guest Small Figurine by Tim Biskup, Numbered Edition
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine in silver luster created by Tim Biskup for the collection The Guest by LLadró Atelier with a white base attached to the piece. This piece is renowned design...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro Great Dragon Sculpture in Golden Lustre by Francisco Polope
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 Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Lladro The Family Portrait Figurine by Jaime Hayon
Located in New York, NY
Glossy porcelain figurine designed by Jaime Hayon with a modern design of a family decorated with bright colors and golden sheen. Like all the pieces in Jaime Hayon's The Fantasy col...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain

Monumental Leica
Located in New York, NY
A gigantic oversized window display of a Leica camera. Painted manufacturer's mark to top 'Leica Ernst Leitz Wetzlan D.R.P' and to lens frame 'Leitz Elmar 1930s Measures: 10.5...
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1930s Vintage Modern Models and Miniatures

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Steel

Giant Watch, Working
Located in New York, NY
A giant wristwatch, meant to be used as a wall clock. Measures: Total length 25" Diameter of dial 4".
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1960s Vintage Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Gold Plate

ClassiCon Miniature Bell Side Table in Copper and Grey by Sebastian Herkner
Located in New York, NY
A modern classic as miniature: the Bell table by Sebastian Herkner turns our perceptual habits on their head, using the lightweight, fragile material of glass as base for a metal top...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Blown Glass

Vitra Miniature Chair Art 41 Paimio by Alvar Aalto 1930s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Iconic miniature Paimio chair designed by Alvar Aalto, circa 1930, and edited by Vitra. Alvar Aalto designed the Paimio chair in 1932-33, which revolutionized both the aesthetics a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Wood

Modern Herend Hand Painted Porcelain "Badger" Figurine, Hungary
Located in Cagliari, IT
A hand painted blue fish scale badger figurine, golden feet, nose and mane. New, never used. Since 1826, Herend's factory has been one of the most famous centers for the production...
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1990s Hungarian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain, Porcelain

Modern Herend Hand Painted Porcelain "Wild Boar" Figurine, Hungary
Located in Cagliari, IT
A hand painted blue fish scale wild boar figurine, golden feet, nose and fangs. New, never used. Since 1826, Herend's factory has been one of the most famous centers for the produc...
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1990s Hungarian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Porcelain, Porcelain

Ettore Sottsass Twenty-Seven Woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase Z
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Twenty-seven woods for a Chinese Artificial Flower Vase Z by Ettore Sottsass, edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed and numered pieces, number 4 / 1...
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1990s Spanish Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Wood, Glass

Ettore Sottsass J Limited Edition Vase in Wood and Murano Glass for Flowers
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
J vase made for the collection of twenty-seven woods for Chinese artificial flowers vase by Ettore Sottsass, Edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 signed a...
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1990s European Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Brass

Monumental Ship Model Hull
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A nautical ship model presentation piece. Made for a CRN twin screw motor yacht, Cayman Islands, Georgetown. Hand crafted by Captains' Brian and Sue Mitchell, 2010.
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2010s Caymanian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Hardwood

Compulsion Gallery Pewter Large Aston Martin DBR1 Car Model 1959 Le Mans Racing
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original Pewter plated large compulsion gallery Aston Martin Le Mans 24 hour race DBR1 1959 This is the largest I have ever seen, it...
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20th Century English Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Pewter

Compulsion Gallery Pewter Mercedes Benz W196 300SLR 1954-55 Racing Car Small
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this lovely original Pewter-plated small sized Compulsion gallery 1939 Mercedes-Benz W196 300SLR racing car model This is a small size, it’s in perfect vintage...
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20th Century English Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Pewter

Compulsion Gallery Pewter Medium 1939 Mercedes Benz 540K Special Roadster Car
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original Pewter plated medium sized Compulsion gallery 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster This is a medium size, it’s in perfe...
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20th Century English Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Pewter

Ettore Sottsass Flower Vase C for Twenty-Seven Woods for an Artificial Flower
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
C vase made for the collection of twenty-seven woods for Chinese artificial flowers vase by Ettore Sottsass, Edited by Design Gallery Milano, 1995. Limited edition of 12 numbere...
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1990s Italian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Brass

Industrial Vintage Metal Aircraft Plane Model Desk Item Statue, circa 1980s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A Industrial plane model made in the 1980s. This unique object is made of metal, probably aluminum. A nice Industrial sculpture for displaying them on a cupboard, credenza or a desk.
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1980s German Vintage Modern Models and Miniatures

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Metal

Series of 3 Sculptures for the Vienna Design Week Lucidi Pevere by Woka Vienna
Located in Vienna, AT
During the "Passionswege" in the context of the Vienna Design Week, 2011, LucidiPevere presented sculptures, manufactured at the Wiener Werkstaette of Woka Lamps Vienna, 3 x 1. 3 di...
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2010s Austrian Modern Models and Miniatures

Materials

Brass