Word of the Week: Figural

The term figural denotes an object that has a human or animal form.

This is a great term to use in your eBay listings or if you’re just searching the internet for some cute new things to add to your collection. People love figural salt & pepper shakers, vases, mugs, jewelry, etc. Sometimes they’re looking for certain shapes (ie. bears or retro looking women), but other times it just doesn’t matter what it is!

Here are a bunch of examples of figural items that we’ve come across during our time selling:

This is a Wade trinket box in the shape of a turtle.

This is a Bosson's chalkware figurine, in the shape of an old sea captain's head.

Here's a figural brooch, in the shape of a hummingbird.

A mask in the shape of a woman's head also counts!

If you look closely, you'll see that the lamp has tiny lion heads protruding from the center of the glass.

And lastly we have a candlestick holder in the shape of an old man.


2 thoughts on “Word of the Week: Figural

  1. […] You might remember this little beauty from our “Word of the Week” post about figural items. […]

  2. […] up we need to answer the question: anthropomorphic or figural? As I said in a previous post, the word figural refers to something that is in the shape of a person or an animal. If something […]

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