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David Patchen Mid Century Colorful Blown Art Glass Vase
By David Patchen
Located in Countryside, IL
David Patchen mid century colorful blown art glass vase This vase measures: 13.5 wide x 3.5 deep x 22 inches high We take our photos in a controlled lighting studio to show as ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

White Opaline Blown Glass Epergne Vase with Hobnail Design, c. 1950's
By Fenton Art Glass Company 1, Fostoria Glass Company
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Inspired by Victorian Era design, this vintage epergne vase is fitted with three central bud vases. The bud vases have floral forms with removable stems that feature clear diamond po...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Hand-Blown Glass Flower Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-century hand-blown glass flower vase was created by the master glass crafters of Venice, Italy, and features an intriguing Greek Amphora styling accentuated with a cobalt blue ri...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Murano Handkerchief Yellow Art Glass Blown Vase
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Murano handkerchief yellow Art glass blown vase.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

LSA International Art Glass Vase Bold Red Lines Handcrafted Mouth Blown Poland
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in National City, CA
LSA International Art glass vase mouth blown made in Poland Handcrafted Lively pattern of Bold Red Lines Measures: 6.5 diameter x 6 tall inches Original preowned vintage conditio...
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Vintage 1960s Polish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Hand Blown Amethyst Purple Art Glass Vase, Vessel, Decanter
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern tall blown glass vase, vessel, decanter in translucent amethyst purple. Amethyst purple is a shade that captivates the imagination and inspires. This vase is per...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Translucent Gold Hand Blown Art Glass Vase Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern venetian Murano translucent gold hand blown Art glass flower vase, Italy.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Studio Paran Turquoise, Blue Blown & Yellow Art Glass Vase Mid-Century Modern
By Studio Paran
Located in Miami, FL
Studio Paran blown art glass vase in turquoise blue and yellow glass from America. The opening with 1.5 inches diameter is for a little bouquet. Mid-Century Modern unique glass art...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Marked Mid-Century Modern Blown Amethyst Purple Art Glass Vase or Decanter Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern tall blown glass vase, vessel, decanter in translucent amethyst purple from Italy made in the late 1970s. Amethyst purple is a shade that captivates the i...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Red Large Blown Venetian Murano Art Glass Floor Flower Vase Italy 1970
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Miami, FL
Tall Venetian blown Murano red art glass floor flower vase. Situ Pictures to show the Size.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century French Blown Clear Crystal Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, hand blown crystal art vase was crafted in France, circa 1950. The large antique piece features a pulled feathered technique with an intricate elongated design and scal...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Crystal

Mid-Century French Blown Clear Crystal Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, hand blown crystal art vase was crafted in France, circa 1950. The large antique piece features a pulled feathered technique with an intricate elongated design and scal...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Crystal

Original Mid-Century Modern Blue Hand Blown Art Glass Vase, Vessel Blenko, 1980
By Blenko Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Blenko blue Mid-Century Modern hand blown art glass vase, vessel, geometric shape made in the 1980s. The sculptural blue glass body looks stunning with every turn. No markings.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Pink & White Blown Murano Art Glass Bud Flower Vase, Italy Mid-Century Modern
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant Tall Mid-Century Modern sculptural hand-blown Murano art glass vase in pink with white line inserted. The vase is heavy. Simply lovely.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Scandinavia Modern Blue Art Glass Vase Mid-Century Modern
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial Scandinavia Modern Mid-Century Modern blue art glass vase with a tiny, controlled bubble design, mid-20th century, Denmark, Scandinavia. Dimensions: 4.0...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Mid-Century Blue Glass Vase
Located in London, GB
A mid-century deep blue glass vase with generous rim and bulbous body.
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20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Large Murano Hand Blown Art Glass Vase
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautifully Designed! Large Hand Blown Murano Art Glass Vase. Abstract Studio Style. Clear with Beautiful applied Multi-colored Raised Flowing Glass Designs. Measuring approximately ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Two Vases in Blue Mouth-Blown Art Glass, 20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Two vases in blue mouth-blown art glass. 20th century. Measures: 19 x 8.5 cm. In excellent condition.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Modern Sculptural Hand Blown Murano Art Glass Flower Vase
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Sculptural hand blown Murano art glass vase in blue and clear tone.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Set of Four Blown Art Glass Vases by Iittala, Finland, 1959
By Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Set of four blown art glass vases by Karhula-Iittala. Löytö serie. Designed and made in Finland in 1959. Heights: 17.5 cm, 14 cm, 8.5 cm and 8 cm Literature: Iittala catalogues...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Hand Blown Two-Tone Art Glass Vase by Blenko Glass
By Blenko Glass
Located in San Diego, CA
Hand blown two-tone (blue / gold) art glass vase by Blenko Glass, circa 1990s. A large beautiful example of American art glass.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Gino Cenedese, Murano, Vase in Translucent Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gino Cenedese (1907-1973), murano. Vase with handle in translucent blown art glass. Antic colour patine. Mid-20th century. Measures: 11 x 7.5 cm. In excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Vases

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Art Glass

Oggetti Colorful Italian Round Blown Art Glass by Venini Mid-Century Modern
By Venini, Oggetti
Located in Miami, FL
Designed for Venini round blown colorful Art glass vase made by Oggetti in Italy. Makers Mark at the side.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Large Murano Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Murano vase in mouth blown art glass, 1960s. Measures: 37 x 21 cm. In good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Floor Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large floor vase in mouth blown art glass. Hand-painted geometric pattern in gold and yellow. 1960's. Measures: 60 x 15.5 cm. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

  • Large Floor Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
  • Large Floor Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
  • Large Floor Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
  • Large Floor Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
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Italian Glass Art, Vase in Mouth-Blown Art Glass with a Pattern of Squares
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Italian glass art. Vase in mouth-blown art glass with a pattern of squares. 1970s. Measures: 19 x 12 x 6 cm. In excellent condition. Minimal shard at the top. Stamped.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Swan Bimini Art Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century Austria
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A Classic mid-20th century hand blown glass vase in a metal stand, in the style of Bimini. Very good vintage condition, consistent with age and use. A nice addition to any table.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Metal

Large Murano Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, Italian Design
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Murano vase in mouth blown art glass. Wavy edge and inlaid bubbles. Italian design, 1960s / 70s. Measures: 27 x 17 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Signed Luigi Camozzo Iridescent Amber Murano Art Glass Vase
By Luigi Camozzo
Located in Roslyn, NY
An incredible Italian hand blown Murano Venetian glass vase, in amber crystal color with a surface iridescence, signed by Luigi Camozzo also retains a Vetro Artistico Murano paper l...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Hand Blown Bamboo Art Glass Vase by Don Shepherd for Blenko Glass
By Blenko Glass, Don Shepherd
Located in San Diego, CA
Hand blown yellow / gold art glass vase by Don Shepherd for Blenko Glass, circa 2005. This bamboo shaped design was initially introduced for one year by Don Shepherd in the late 1970...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Venetian Murano Translucent Gold Hand Blown Art Glass Tall Flower Vase, Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Venetian Murano translucent gold hand blown art glass tall flower vase, Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Italian Mid-Century Blue Piped Shell Shaped Art Glass Vase
By Ercole Barovier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning Italian nautilus shell shaped art glass vase with blue piping made in Murano and probably dating from around 1960/70. The design was probably inspired by Ercole Barovier w...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Michele Luzoro French Peach Gold Fleck Hand Blown Art Glass Vase
By Michele Luzoro
Located in Arles, FR
A unique and rare handcrafted vase by Michele Luzoro, known as the "Diva of Biot" having radiated on the international glass landscape for more than thirty years. This glass vase...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Small Mid-Century Modern Red Murano Glass Bud Vase
Located in Soquel, CA
Small Mid-Century Modern Red Murano Glass Bud Vase Bright translucent red hand blown Murano glass bud vase, with four large ridged details. One very small inclusion (firing blemish)...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Glass

Murano Studio Art Glass Vase Pair, Chihuly-Style, Mid-Century Modern, Venetian
By Dale Chihuly
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous pair of midcentury Murano vases / vessels in the organic modern abstraction, reminiscent of Dave Chihuly. Speckled white and blue glass and iridescent violet glass. Dimensio...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Murano, Italy, Vase in Green Mouth-Blown Art Glass with Bubbles
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Murano, Italy. Vase in green mouth-blown art glass with bubbles and gold decoration, 1960s. In very good condition Measures: 16 x 10 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Gino Cenedese '1907-1973', Murano, Vase in Translucent Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gino Cenedese (1907-1973), Murano. Vase in translucent blown art glass. Antic colour patine. Mid-20th century. Measures: 13.5 x 6.8 cm. In excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Vases

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Art Glass

Ercole Barovier & Toso Mid-Century Murano Cordonato D’oro Art Glass Vase
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning Italian mid-century vintage Murano red art glass Cordonato D’oro art glass vase by Ercole Barovier & Toso (Founded 1880). The vase which is of flat oval shape mounted on a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Large Decorative Italian Vintage Blown Murano Glass Urn Vase
By Antonio da Ros, Cenedese Scavo
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare and large pink blown Murano glass vase. Italy, 1970-1980.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Bottle / Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, Polychrome Striped Design, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Murano bottle / vase in mouth blown art glass. Polychrome striped design in warm shades. 1960s. Measures: 31 x 7.5 cm. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Tall Cenedese Moss Green Vintage Mid-Century Italian Murano Art Glass Vase
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large and tall apple or moss green Cenedese vintage Italian midcentury Murano glass vase, made in Italy, circa 1970-1990. Particularly striking is it's Minimalist form and large size...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Large Murano Vase /Pitcher in Mouth Blown Art Glass. Italian Design, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Murano vase /pitcher in mouth blown art glass. Italian design, 1960s. Measures: 31.5 x 15 cm. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Murano Floor Vase in Smoky and Red Mouth Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Murano floor vase in smoky and red mouth blown art glass. Italian design, 1960s / 70s. Measures: 66 x 16 cm. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

  • Large Murano Floor Vase in Smoky and Red Mouth Blown Art Glass
  • Large Murano Floor Vase in Smoky and Red Mouth Blown Art Glass
  • Large Murano Floor Vase in Smoky and Red Mouth Blown Art Glass
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Large Murano Floor Vase in Smoky and Red Mouth Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Murano floor vase in smoky and red mouth blown art glass. Italian design, 1960s / 70s. Measures: 66 x 16 cm. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

  • Large Murano Floor Vase in Smoky and Red Mouth Blown Art Glass
  • Large Murano Floor Vase in Smoky and Red Mouth Blown Art Glass
  • Large Murano Floor Vase in Smoky and Red Mouth Blown Art Glass
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Blenko Blue Art Glass Bulbous Vase W/ Narrow Neck, Hand Blown Undulating Form
By Blenko Glass
Located in Kansas City, MO
Art Glass vase in blue by Blenko, 1960s. Hand blown bulbous with undulating wave like form. No chips, cracks or repairs.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Set of Seven Italian Vintage Textured Blown Murano Glass Vases
By Cenedese Scavo, Antonio da Ros
Located in Berlin, DE
Decorative set of seven beautiful midcentury murano glass vases. Italy, 1970s-1980s. 1. Height 6", diameter 3.9" 2. Height 7.1", diameter 3.55" 3. Height 5.7", diameter 4.7" 4...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Vase in Mouth-Blown Art Glass, Italian Design, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Murano vase in mouth-blown art glass, Italian design, 1960s. Measures: 17 x 5.5 cm. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Strömbergshyttan, Sweden, Two Vases in Purple Mouth-Blown Art Glass, 1960s / 70s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Strömbergshyttan, Sweden. Two vases in purple mouth-blown art glass. 1960s / 70s. Largest measures: 18.5 x 6 cm. In excellent condition. Sticker.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Barovier and Toso, Venice, Giant Vase in Mouth-Blown Art Glass, 1960's
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Barovier and Toso, Venice. Giant vase in mouth-blown art glass. Black body with blue-yellow pattern. Italian design, 1960s. Measures: 53 x 29.5 x 26 cm In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Italian Murano Vase Thick Smoked Blown Glass 1970s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Beautiful Italian Murano vase, Thick smoked blown glass 1970.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Murano Battuto Art Glass Vase
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful long neck vase with several colors melting into each other. A sexy lip at the top with a unique 'stamped' style band or "collar" mid neck with a bulb base - the Murano st...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

  • Murano Battuto Art Glass Vase
  • Murano Battuto Art Glass Vase
  • Murano Battuto Art Glass Vase
  • Murano Battuto Art Glass Vase
H 11.25 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Italian Vase blown Murano Glass exclusive shape with stripes 1990s
Located in Villaverla, IT
Elegant, and Modern, Italian Venetian, Vase, blown Murano Glass, exclusive shape, with stripes, 1990s. This is a unique portrait, entirely handcrafted in Blown Murano Glass in the I...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Barovier and Toso, Venice, Rare Organically Shaped Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Barovier and Toso, Venice. Rare organically shaped vase in mouth-blown art glass. Italian design, mid-20th century. Measures: 19 x 8.5 cm In excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Vases

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Art Glass

1960s Mid-Century Modern White Occhi Murrine Vase Tobia Scarpa Venini Art Glass
By Tobia Scarpa, Venini
Located in Hyattsville, MD
A small white opaline vase that appears to be from the 1960s "Occhi" Murrine series by Tobia Scarpa, for Venini of Venice Italy. This vase is unsigned/unmarked with a ground and poli...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Italian White Opaline & Turquoise Blown Murano Art Glass Flower Vase Midcentury
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Ripped tall Mid-Century Modern hand blown Murano Studio Art glass vase. The inside is white opaline glass the outside in Turquoise Murano glass. Made in Italy in the late 1970s. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Murano Blown Glass Chalice Vase Pedestal, Kelly Green, 1960s, Venice
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury Murano blown glass chalice vase pedestal, Kelly Green, 1960s, Venice. With import sticker.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Hand Blown Smoke Grey Three Bubble Art Glass Vase in the Style of Blenko Glass
By Blenko Glass
Located in San Diego, CA
Hand blown smoke grey three bubble art glass vase in the style of Blenko Glass (could possibly be Blenko??), circa 1970s. This uniquely shaped bubble design creates a distinct look w...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Pair of Murano Vases in Clear, Red and Blue Mouth Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
A pair of Murano vases in clear, red and blue mouth blown art glass. Italian design, 1960s. Measures: 15.5 x 4.5 cm In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mint Condition Murano Barovier Black & Green Mount Blown Glass Art Vase
By Barovier
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful mouth blown art glass vase from the midcentury era. If you are looking for unique and truly decorative works of art to grace your living space then this midcentury era, It...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Glass

Rare Murano Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, Pink Shades with Abstract Motif
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare Murano vase in mouth blown art glass. Pink shades with abstract motif. 1960s / 70s. Measures: 36 x 13 cm. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

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Art Glass Blown Mid Century Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the art glass blown mid century vase you’re looking for at 1stDibs. An art glass blown mid century vase — often made from glass, blown glass and art glass — can elevate any home. Find 758 options for an antique or vintage art glass blown mid century vase now, or shop our selection of 19 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer art glass blown mid century vase, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An art glass blown mid century vase made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made art glass blown mid century vase over the years, but those crafted by Fratelli Toso, Venini and Archimede Seguso are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Art Glass Blown Mid Century Vase?

Prices for an art glass blown mid century vase can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $155 and can go as high as $111,499, while the average can fetch as much as $1,159.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Vases for You

Whether it’s a Chinese Han dynasty glazed ceramic wine vessel, a work of Murano glass or a hand-painted Scandinavian modern stoneware piece, a fine vase brings a piece of history into your space as much as it adds a sophisticated dynamic.

Like sculptures or paintings, vases are considered works of fine art. Once offered as tributes to ancient rulers, vases continue to be gifted to heads of state today. Over time, decorative porcelain vases have become family heirlooms to be displayed prominently in our homes — loved pieces treasured from generation to generation.

The functional value of vases is well known. They were traditionally utilized as vessels for carrying dry goods or liquids, so some have handles and feature an opening at the top (where they flare back out). While artists have explored wildly sculptural alternatives over time, the most conventional vase shape is characterized by a bulbous base and a body with shoulders where the form curves inward.

Owing to their intrinsic functionality, vases are quite possibly versatile in ways few other art forms can match. They’re typically taller than they are wide. Some have a neck that offers height and is ideal for the stems of cut flowers. To pair with your mid-century modern decor, the right vase will be an elegant receptacle for leafy snake plants on your teak dining table, or, in the case of welcoming guests on your doorstep, a large ceramic floor vase for long tree branches or sticks — perhaps one crafted in the Art Nouveau style — works wonders.

Interior designers include vases of every type, size and style in their projects — be the canvas indoors or outdoors — often introducing a splash of color and a range of textures to an entryway or merely calling attention to nature’s asymmetries by bringing more organically shaped decorative objects into a home.

On 1stDibs, you can browse our collection of vases by material, including ceramic, glass, porcelain and more. Sizes range from tiny bud vases to massive statement pieces and every size in between.