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Danillo Curetti Levriers Greyhound Vase Limited Edition from Emaux de Longwy
By Danillo Curetti, Faïenceries et Emaux de Longwy
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
Emaux de Longwy ceramic vase with craqueling glaze White body with greyhounds Limited edition of 50 objects Danillo Curetti (1953-1993) was one of the first great names in the...
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2010s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

French Art Deco Ceramic Vase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage French Art Deco ceramic vase in a light blush color and scalloped edge detail.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

French Art Deco Ceramic Vase or Small Planter
Located in Arles, FR
This dazzling glazed French Art Deco ceramic vase or small planter was handcrafted. The mixture of colors are truly beautiful. It can enhance any shelf, table, credenza or counte...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Stunning French Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Gilbert Menetier, Signed
By Gilbert Metenier
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful French Art Deco vase with handles by Gilbert Méténier, signed. This Art Deco period vase features two handles representing dolphin fins is made with flamed sandstone decor...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Sandstone

Pair of French Art Deco Ceramic Vases Brown-Offhwite by Louis Auguste Dage
Located in Salzburg, AT
Pair of French Art Deco ceramic vases brown-offhwite signed by Louis Auguste Dage. The dark brown surface has a fine ribbed structure, the upper part displays an owwhite colored cera...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Deco French Vase in Ceramic, 1930s
Located in Milan, IT
Stunning French Art Deco vase in ceramic, 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Deco Vase in Ceramic, France, 1930
Located in Milan, IT
Amazing original Art Deco vases, France, 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

French Art Nouveau Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Signed
By Pierrefonds Pottery
Located in Arles, FR
A stunning art nouveau or art deco transition period attributed to French art pottery from La Société Denert et Balichon, known as Denbac Pottery of Vierzon, dating circa 1930. D...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

  • French Art Nouveau Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Signed
  • French Art Nouveau Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Signed
  • French Art Nouveau Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Signed
  • French Art Nouveau Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Signed
H 5.75 in. W 5.88 in. D 5.50 in.
French Art Deco PM-Sevres Round Ceramic Vase
By PM Sèvres 1, Ovington Brother At New York
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Burgundy color French Art Deco 1930s ceramic vase by PM-Sevres France. Sold by Ovington's NY.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Deep Orange Art Deco French Ceramic Vase, 1930s
Located in Verviers, BE
Fabulous combination of orange and green French ceramic vase, circa 1930. Excellent condition (no crack, no repair). Size: Height 22 cm, 9.7 inch, diameter 14 cm, 5.5 inch.    ...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic, Ceramic

French Art Deco Style Ceramic Vase or Small Planter
Located in Arles, FR
This dazzling glazed French Art Deco style ceramic vase or small planter was handcrafted. The mixture of colors are truly beautiful. Signed Picout. It can enhance any shelf, table...
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20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Large Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Primavera, France 1930s
By Colette Gueden, Primavera, Atelier Primavera au Printemps
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Large Art Deco ceramic vase by Primavera. Made in France in the 1930s. Deep turquoise blue glaze. Stamped Made in France. Atelier Primavera was the art studio of Le Printemps, ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Orchies
By Orchies
Located in Paris, FR
Very rare stylish minimalistic ceramic Art Deco vase by famous faience factory company "Orchies" founded by two brothers L'Herminé Declercq, Emile and Joseph in Orchies (in Flanders)...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Orchies
  • Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Orchies
  • Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Orchies
  • Art Deco Ceramic Vase by Orchies
H 14.18 in. Dm 8.67 in.
Glazed Ceramic Vase by Mougin, Art Deco, France, 1930s
By Nancy Mougin
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
Glazed ceramic vase from Mougin (Nancy) Original Art Deco, France, 1930s. signed. Dimensions: Diameter 13 cm Height 25 cm.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Primavera, Art Deco Glazed Ceramic Vase, France, circa 1930
By Primavera
Located in New York, NY
This charming stoneware vase by the famed French firm Primavera takes its form and design from antiquity, re-imagining the Classical aesthetic with a playful modern twist. Incis...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Ceramic Art Deco Vase, circa 1930
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This Art Deco vase is made of ceramic. This is a beautiful piece with a nice design and great colors. This is a French piece of art, circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • Ceramic Art Deco Vase, circa 1930
  • Ceramic Art Deco Vase, circa 1930
  • Ceramic Art Deco Vase, circa 1930
  • Ceramic Art Deco Vase, circa 1930
H 11.03 in. W 7.88 in. D 0.79 in.
Primavera, Art Deco Glazed Ceramic Vase, France, circa 1930
By Primavera
Located in New York, NY
A stoneware vase by the famed French firm Primavera, this piece boasts a glassy glaze and a soft bordered image of a stag in the woods. Incised: PRIMAVERA / FRANCE.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Primavera, Art Deco Glazed Ceramic Vase, France, circa 1928
By Primavera
Located in New York, NY
Signed: Primavera France Numbered: 6115 This elegant Art Deco vase has a wide, low center and a narrow top accented by a series of perfectly spaced blue lines and featuring images...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Deco French Ceramic Vase by Pol Chambost
By Pol Chambost
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Ceramic vase by renowned French potter Pol Chambost. Signed. Mint condition.   
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Vintage 1930s French Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of Original Art Deco Vases in Ceramic, France, 1930s
Located in Milan, IT
Amazing pair of original Art Deco vases, France, 1930s. These vases are very decorative.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

French Art Deco Vase, 1930s
Located in Milan, IT
Astonishing French Art Deco vase, 1930s.   
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • French Art Deco Vase, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Vase, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Vase, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Vase, 1930s
H 13.78 in. Dm 7.88 in.
A French Art Deco "Boule de Coloniale" Ceramic Vase by, Longwy
Located in Englewood, NJ
A rare French Art Deco ceramic & enameled "Boule Coloniale" (Jungle Vase) ceramic vase designed by, Maurice Paul Chevallier for Faïences de Longwy decorated in a crackle glaze of vi...
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20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

French Art Deco Vase, 1930s
By Sainte Radegonde
Located in Paris, FR
Urn shaped Art Deco vase produced by the Sainte Radegonde workshop in the 1930s. Axe shape stamp and mark on the bottom.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • French Art Deco Vase, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Vase, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Vase, 1930s
  • French Art Deco Vase, 1930s
H 8.27 in. Dm 6.3 in.
French Art Deco 1930s Silver Overlay Black Ceramic Vase by Ceram
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stylish 1930s French Art Deco black ceramic vase by Ceram Rouen. Silver deposit decoration all round with geometric wave pattern. The original sticker label underside read "Porcela...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic, Faience

Sevres, France, Art Deco Vase in Glazed Ceramic, Beautiful Metallic Glaze
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sevres, France. Art Deco vase in glazed ceramic. Beautiful metallic glaze in golden and reddish brown shades, 1930s. Measures: 22 x 16 cm. Stamped. In very good condition.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Maurice Pinon French Art Deco Vase
By Maurice Pinon
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic French Art Deco porcelain vase dates to the 1930s and is hand painted with stylized acanthus and foliage in gilt gold on a cobalt blue base. Note: Signed by ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic, Ceramic, Ceramic

Art Deco Pottery Pink Vase Attributed to Jacques Lenoble French Ceramic Vase
By Jacques Lenoble
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Attributed to Jacques Lenoble Elegant ceramic vase with pink ceramic glaze color. Beautiful handmade form typical from the 1930s. Signed J under the base. Dimensions: 34 ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Pottery

Jean Besnard Art Deco Ceramic Vase, circa 1932
By Jean Besnard
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Jean Besnard Art Deco ceramic, signed and dated 1932, in excellent condition.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Jean Besnard Art Deco Ceramic Vase, circa 1930
By Jean Besnard
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Jean Besnard Art Deco ceramic vase circa 1930, signed, in excellent condition.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Jean Besnard Art Deco Ceramic Vase, circa 1930
By Jean Besnard
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Jean Besnard Art Deco ceramic vase circa 1930, signed, in excellent condition.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

French Art Deco Turquoise Vase Lachenal
By Edmond Lachenal
Located in The Hills, TX
French Art Deco Turquoise Vase signed Lachenal. Height / 7.5 inches.     
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic, Faience, Pottery

  • French Art Deco Turquoise Vase Lachenal
  • French Art Deco Turquoise Vase Lachenal
  • French Art Deco Turquoise Vase Lachenal
  • French Art Deco Turquoise Vase Lachenal
H 7.5 in. W 4.8 in. D 6 in.
Felix Gete Small Art Deco Sphere Shaped Vase, C. A. B., France, circa 1930
By Felix Gete, Ceramique d'Art de Bordeaux
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Felix Gete small Art Deco sphere shaped vase, C. A. B., France, circa 1930 Small brown & off-white sphere shaped Art Deco vase by Felix Gete, C. A. B. Bordeaux Art Ceramics, France,...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Primavera Glazed Ceramic Vase, France, c. 1930s
By Atelier Primavera au Printemps, Primavera, Ceramique d'Art de Bordeaux
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Primavera glazed ceramic gourd shaped vase in green, from France, circa 1930s. Primavera was the design studio of Parisian department store, Printemps. Signed on base: Prim...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Primavera, Art Deco Vase, France, C. 1925
By Atelier Primavera au Printemps
Located in New York, NY
Primavera vase, France, circa 1925. Signed: JC Armand, PRIMAVERA.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Ceramic Glass with French Art Deco Silver
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ceramic glass with French Art Deco silver Art Deco period origin France, manufactures bulogne perfect state.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • Ceramic Glass with French Art Deco Silver
  • Ceramic Glass with French Art Deco Silver
  • Ceramic Glass with French Art Deco Silver
  • Ceramic Glass with French Art Deco Silver
H 9.85 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Art Deco Blue Ceramic Vase with Fish Handles Gilbert Méténier, France, 1920
By Gilbert Metenier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful tall Art Deco vase with fish handles in blue, beige and terracotta brown glazed ceramic. Attributed to Gilbert Méténier. Marked BR for Bourg La Bresse, France, 1925.   
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Deco French Futurist Vase, 1930s
Located in Milan, IT
Art Deco French futurist vase in ceramic, 1930.
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

L. Cagnat, French, Ceramist, S. Art Deco Gourd-Shaped Ceramic Vase, 1930-1940
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
L. Cagnat, French ceramist, 1930s-1940s. Art Deco gourd-shaped ceramic vase. Unique work. Beautiful polychrome glaze. Signed. In perfect condition. Measures: 19 cm. x ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

Sainte Radegonde Art Deco Ceramic Vase, circa 1930-1950
By Sainte Radegonde
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Sainte Radegonde Art Deco ceramic vase, circa 1930-1950.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Large French Art Deco Nouveau Vase Ivory Color Crackle Ceramic Guerin, 1920s
By Roger Guerin
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Exceptional large antique French Art Nouveau / Art Deco ceramic vase probably designed by Roger Guerin in cooperation with Albert Chezal, France around 1910-1930. The crackled glaze ...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases

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Metal, Pewter

Pair of Art Deco Light Blue Vases in Ceramic, 1930s
Located in Milan, IT
Astonishing pair of original Art Deco light blue vases in ceramic, France, 1930.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Deco French Vase in Craquelè, 1930s
Located in Milan, IT
Astonishing French Art Deco vase in craquelè, 1930.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Emile Tessier Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Malicorne, circa 1930-1950
By Emile Tessier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Emile Tessier (1887-1971) Art Deco ceramic vase, Malicorne, circa 1930-1950.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Deco French White and Blue Cubist Ceramic Vase, circa 1930
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
French 20th century Art Deco ceramic vase Rich abstract or cubist decoration, circa 1930. White ceramic vase with blue and black geometric decoration. Original perfect condi...
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Saint Clement Art Deco Crackle Ceramic Vase, circa 1930s
By Saint-Clément
Located in Arles, FR
Stunning Art Deco ceramic vase by Saint Clement, France with white crackle glaze finish and floral decor near the bottom, circa 1930s. The crackle clear glaze was a popular techniq...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of Original Art Deco Vases, France, 1930s
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of original Art Deco vases with futurist flowers, France, 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Saint Clement Art Deco Crackle Glaze Ceramic Vase Umbrella Stand
By Saint-Clément
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exquisite Art Deco tall vase or umbrella stand by Faiencerie Saint Clement. French ceramic vase with off-white crackle glaze finish. Features an impressive Amphora shape with antique...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Faience, Ceramic

Art Deco Turquoise Blue Ceramic Vase Atelier Primavera Longwy, 1925
By Faïenceries et Emaux de Longwy
Located in Antwerp, BE
Longwy Primavera Art Deco ceramic vase in turquoise blue with dark blue pattern. France 1925. This French Art Deco vase was made by Longwy for Atelier Primavera, the design studio ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

French Deco Turquoise Ceramic "PV" Vase Attributed to Raoul Lachenal
By Raoul Lachenal
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Art Deco ceramic vase attributed to Raoul Lachenal (Studio Boulogne-Sur-Seine, France) circa 1930s. Incised "PV France" signature, indicating the "Peasant Village" cypher used by the...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Small French Art Deco Vases
By ODYV, Boch La Louviere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of two small French Art Deco vases. Measures: Larger ODYV vase: 8" height x 6" diameter Smaller Bosch Frères vase: 5" height x 4" diameter.
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Lachenal Unique Ceramic Art Deco Museum Quality French Pottery
By Raoul Lachenal
Located in Oakland, CA
Lachenal Unique Ceramic Art Deco museum-quality French pottery. This very important piece is part of a long legacy by the Lachenal family which started with Edmond Lachenal (3 June 1...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Vases

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Enamel

French Art Deco Style White Crackle Glaze Vase
Located in New York, NY
A vintage, large scale bottle form vase, produced Mid-Century in France, comes in matte, crackle glaze white ceramic with aqua-toned interior. Markings include illegible stamp along ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

French Art Deco Vase possibly Jean Besnard, Primavera
By Primavera, Jean Besnard
Located in New York, NY
Very well made Art Deco vase having textured glaze and a deer and fawn motif. In the style of Jean Besnard, and Primavera, but not signed. No damage, flaws or repairs.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Lachenal French Art Deco Unique Ceramic Piece
By Raoul Lachenal
Located in Encino, CA
Unique piece, one of a kind, glazed ceramic vase with a rare nude woman motif. Signed "LACHENAL - Piece Unique" Motif by Fevola Measures: H 7"5/8 x W 8" x D 3"1/2.
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Vintage 1930s French Vases

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Ceramic

Lachenal French Art Deco Unique Ceramic Piece
By Raoul Lachenal
Located in Encino, CA
French Art Deco ceramic by Lachenal, piece unique "The Dance" Rare, one of a kind, glazed ceramic vase with a very rare naked women motif, inspired from "The Dance" by Henri Matiss...
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Vintage 1930s French Vases

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Ceramic

Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 4 cm Signed.   
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 2.76 in. W 1.58 in. D 1.58 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 12.5 x 4 x 4 cm.     
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 4.93 in. W 1.58 in. D 1.58 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 3 cm Signed.    
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 1.58 in. W 1.19 in. D 1.19 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 6 cm.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 2.37 in. W 2.37 in. D 2.37 in.
Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
Located in Geneve, CH
Art Deco original ceramic Bookshelf little decorative vase Dimensions: 8.5 x 5 x 5 cm Signed.  
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
  • Bookshelf Art Deco Original Ceramic
H 3.35 in. W 1.97 in. D 1.97 in.
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French Art Deco Ceramic Vases For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of French art deco ceramic vases for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct French art deco ceramic vases — often made from ceramic, metal and earthenware — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of French art deco ceramic vases available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. French art deco ceramic vases are generally popular furniture pieces, but Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Art Nouveau styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made French art deco ceramic vases over the years, but those made by Atelier Primavera au Printemps, Saint Clément and Jean Besnard are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are French Art Deco Ceramic Vases?

Prices for French art deco ceramic vases start at $255 and top out at $35,697 with the average selling for $1,545.

A Close Look at Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.”

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments in their pieces, such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

At 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furniture by designer, including works by Georg Jensen and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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.