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Set of 2 Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Gerhard Liebenthron, Germany, 1980s
By Gerhard Liebenthron
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic stoneware object set of 2 Designer and producer: Gerhard Liebenthron Information: Gerhard Liebenthron, Bremen 1925-2005 Decade: 1980s Th...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase Tina and Thorsten Behrendt, Worpswede Germany, 1980
By Tina and Thorsten Behrendt
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic stoneware Object Designer and producer: Tina and Thorsten Behrendt, Worpswede Both were students of Gerhard Liebenthron in Bremen. the influence of Liebe...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Extraordinary Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Es Keramik, Germany, 1960s
By ES Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: ES Ceramics, Germany (see label) Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in G...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of 3 Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Elmar and Elke Kubicek, Germany, 1970
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic vases set of 3 Producer: Studio Kubicek, Germany Designer: Elmar and Elke Kubicek Decade: 1970s Set of 3 original vintage studio ...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Italian Large Floor Vase
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Italian ceramic floor vase from the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Italian Large Floor Vase
  • Italian Large Floor Vase
  • Italian Large Floor Vase
  • Italian Large Floor Vase
H 18.12 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Whimsical Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, mid-century modern ceramic creation of a tall classic footed bottle vase or possible lamp base by master ...
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Double Fish Handmade Hand Painted Vase Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, Mid-Century Modern ceramic creation of a double fish vase by master designer Eva Fritz-Lindner working ne...
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Whimsical Hand Thrown Vase Lamp Base Teddy Bear
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, mid-century modern ceramic creation of a tall classic footed bottle vase or possible lamp base by master ...
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Mid-20th Century German Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Pottery

Mid-Century Modern Uta Feyl Bisque Porcelain Vase for Rosenthal, Germany
By Rosenthal
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing Mid-Century Modern studio art bisque porcelain vase made in Germany, by Uta Feyl for Rosenthal, circa 1970s. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Pair of Mid-Century West German Bitossi Style Vases by Spara Pottery, circa 1970
By Spara, Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Pair of vintage midcentury handmade vases by West German Pottery manufacturer 'Spara', Germany, circa 1970s. The embosse/impressed relief pattern on these vases is not dissimilar to ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Clay, Pottery

Collection of 2 Ice Block Glass Vases, German, 1980s
By Ingrid Glas Euskirchen
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass modern vases, circa 1980s. These are heavy glass items in clear and satin glass, outside like ice glass. They are in very good conditi...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Vintage Sgrafo Modern Ceramic Vase Vintage, German, 1960s
By Sgrafo Modern
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing glazed midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, circa 1960s by Sgrafo Modern. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites. Signed at the...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Collection of 2 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of 2 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of 3 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Midcentury 1950s Earthenware Vase or Vessel Germany Studio Pottery
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Lovely vintage 1950s vase or vessel pottery made of natural terracotta clay. Marked 74/35 form number. Reflecting the typical Asian style popular in the 1950s it will make a nice add...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Collection of 3 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase Richard Uhlemeyer, Hannover Germany, 1940s
By Richard Uhlemeyer
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic stoneware vase Designer and producer: Richard Uhlemeyer (born October 3, 1900 in Göttingen, November 4, 1954, according to other information November 7, 1...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Petite Midcentury Bisque Fossil Vase by Kaiser Porcelain, Germany, 1970s
By AK Kaiser
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing bisque porcelain midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, by Kaiser Porcelain, circa 1970s. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites....
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Two Midcentury Bisque Fossil Vases by Kaiser Porcelain, Germany, 1970s
By AK Kaiser
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Two amazing bisque porcelain midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, by Kaiser Porcelain, circa 1970s. Vases are in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bit...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Petite Midcentury Bisque Fossil Vase by Kaiser Porcelain, Germany, 1970s
By AK Kaiser
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing bisque porcelain midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, by Kaiser Porcelain, circa 1970s. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites....
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Multi-Color Ceramic Pottery Vase, Sawa Ceramic Franz Schwaderlapp, Germany 1960
By Sawa Ceramic, Franz Schwaderlapp
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase Producer: Sawa Ceramic, Germany Design: Franz Schwaderlapp Decade: 1960s Original vintage 1960s pottery ceramic ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Vintage 1960s Ceramic Pottery Vase by Sawa Ceramic Franz Schwaderlapp, Germany
By Sawa Ceramic, Franz Schwaderlapp
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase Producer: Sawa Ceramic, Germany Design: Franz Schwaderlapp Decade: 1960s Description: Original vintage 1960s pottery ceramic vase in...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Abstract Pheasant Vintage West German Vase Ceramic Bay Pottery, circa 1970
By Bay Keramik
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing pottery vase made in Germany, by Bay Ceramic, circa 1970s. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites. Signed like seen in the picture.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Original Porcelain Op Art Vase by Christa Galtz for Rosenthal Germany, 1970s
By Rosenthal
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Op art porcelain vase Produced: Rosenthal, Germany Designer: Christa Galtz Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage Op Art vase set was pr...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Set of 2 Multi-Color Op Art Pottery Vase by Bay Ceramics, Germany, 1960s
By Bay Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase set of 2 Producer: BAY ceramic, Germany Decade: 1960s Description: set of 2 original vintage 1960s pottery ceramic vase made in Germany. High...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage 1970s Bright Yellow West German Pottery Fohr Vase with Black Lava Glaze
By Fohr, ES Keramik
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A tall, cylindrical, beautiful and bright vivid yellow vase attributed to Fohr Pottery although similar vases were made by ES Keramik, circa 1970. The bright yellow looks wonderful a...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Clay

Set of 2 Multi-Color Fat Lava Op Art Pottery Vase Made Bay Ceramics, Germany
By Bay Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase set of 2 Producer: BAY Ceramic, Germany Decade: 1960s Description: Set of 2 Original vintage 1960s pottery ceramic vase mad...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

German Glass Vase by Karl Wiedmann for WMF Ikora, 1930s Bauhaus Art Deco
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, Karl Wiedmann
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Glass vase Producer: WMF, Germany Designer: Karl Wiedmann Age: 1930s Description: Wonderful heavy Art Deco glass element designed by Karl Wie...
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Mid-20th Century German Art Deco Vases

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Art Glass

Set of 2 Multi-Color Fat Lava Op Art Pottery Vase "215-17" Bay Ceramics, Germany
By Bay Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase set of 2 Producer: BAY Ceramic, Germany Decade: 1960s Description: Set of 2 original vintage 1960s pottery ceramic vase mad...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Midcentury Green and Graphite Glazed Vase by Waechtersbach, 1950s
By Waechtersbach Ceramics
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Beautiful and collectable little midcentury West German vase by Waechtersbach, circa 1955 in graphite grey and green. This is a hard to find vase. Similar, in style, to a variatio...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Cenedese Murano Glass Vase Set and Walter Wohlschlegel Abstract Painting
By Napoleone Martinuzzi, Walter Wohlschlegel, Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Set - featuring a pair of Italian teal green Murano glass vases by Cenedese, circa 1970-1990 and a wonderful informal abstract modernist oil painting signed by German artist Walter W...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass, Wood, Blown Glass

Pottery Fat Lava Multi-Color "837" Floor Vase Made by Ruscha, 1970s
By Ruscha
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase extra large version Model: 837 Producer: Ruscha, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in the 19...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Rectangular Bubble Glass Vase by WMF Glas in Clear Color, circa 1970s
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern German vase by WMF Glas, circa 1970. These beautiful clear colored vase brings a touch of fun and fantasy to any room. Made of very heavy art glass, this...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Rectangular Bubble Glass Vase by WMF Glas in Clear Color, circa 1970s
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern German vases by WMF Glas, circa 1970. These beautiful clear colored vase brings a touch of fun and fantasy to any room. Made of very heavy art glass, thi...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Cenedese Yellow Murano Glass Vases and Abstract Modern Mixed-Media Painting Set
By Irene Höll
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Set featuring a pair of Italian Murano glass yellow vases by Cenedese circa 1990s and an original artwork by German Artist Irene Höll titled 'Komet' (Comet) - wonderful large and inf...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Canvas, Wood, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Majolica vase with world map, by Karl-Heinz Feisst, Germany, 1955
By Karl-Heinz Feisst
Located in Roma, IT
This vase with world map is a wonderful contemporary Majolica vase, realized by the German artist Karl-Heinz Feisst (born in 1925 in Karlsruhe). The brick-red shards are enameled ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Majolica

Set of Red and Blue Murano Glass Cenedese Vases & Abstract Modern Art Painting
By Cenedese, Walter Wohlschlegel
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A wonderful set of blue and red Murano glass vases by Cenedese glass, Italy, circa 1990s and an informal abstract modernist oil painting signed by German artist Walter Wohlschlegel (...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

West German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A well formed ceramic vase. Stamped W.Germany to base. Germany, c1970s. Lovely swirl decoration in white contrasts to the blue rim. Good condition. Dimensions: 25...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Vases

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Wood

  • West German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase
  • West German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase
  • West German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase
  • West German Mid-Century Ceramic Vase
H 9.85 in. W 9.06 in. D 9.06 in.
German Mid-Century Metal Modernist Vase Collection No.2 '7'
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A run of seven modernist mid-century German vases. Turned metal. Germany, c1970s. Perfect as a collection of artwork pieces for a mantelpiece or on the coffee table. ...
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Metal

German Mid-Century Modern Pottery Fat Lava Vase, Germany, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, circa 1970s. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites. Signed with makers mark.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

German Mid-Century Modern Art Pottery Vase, Scheurich Keramik, West Germany
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
This original vintage Vase was produced in the 1970s in Germany. It is made of ceramic in fat lava optic. super rare in this orange-red coloration. The bottom is marked with W. Germa...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Continental, Possibly German, Mid-Century Orange Textured Art Pottery Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish Continental attributed, possibly German, mid-century art pottery vase decorated in bright orange mottled and textured glazes. The vase made from a terracotta colored clay s...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

German Mid-Century Modern Pottery Fat Lava Vase Steuler Ceramic, Germany
By Steuler
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, circa 1970s, by Steuler Keramik. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites. Only some hairlin...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Jasba West German Mid-Century Marble Glazed Art Pottery Vase
By Jasba
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish German mid-century art pottery vase decorated with flames and marble designs and made by Jakob Schwarderlapp and dating from the 1960's. This formal vase was made in Baumba...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

Black and Cream Decorative Design Vase, East Germany, Mid Century
Located in New York, NY
Mid century East German vase. Black with cream decorative design. Part of a large collection.
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Ceramic

Black and Cream Decorative Design Vase, East Germany, Mid Century
Located in New York, NY
Mid century East German vase Black and cream decorative design Part of a large collection.
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Ceramic

Huge German Mid-Century Handpainted Porcelain Vase by Hutschenreuther, 1950s
By Lorenz Hutschenreuther
Located in Vienna, AT
A huge mid-century porcelain vase with beautiful, handpainted pattern. Exectuted in the 1950s by Lorenz Hutschenreuther in Selb/Germany. In excellent condition, signed on the bottom....
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Dark Brown and Cream Decorative Design Vase, East Germany, Mid Century
Located in New York, NY
Mid century East German vase Dark brown and cream decorative design Part of a large collection.
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Ceramic

Dark Brown and Cream Decorative Design Vase, East Germany, Mid Century
Located in New York, NY
Mid century East German vase. Dark brown and cream decorative design. Part of a large collection.
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Ceramic

Dark Brown and Cream Decorative Design Vase, East Germany, Mid Century
Located in New York, NY
Mid century East German vase Dark brown and cream decorative design Part of a large collection.
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Ceramic

Two German Mid-Century Modern Pottery Fat Lava Vase by Kreutz, Germany, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing set of two midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, circa 1970s, by Kreutz Keramik. Vases in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites. Signed wi...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

1960s German Mid-Century Stoneware Vase Earthtone Layered Glazes Keramik Flower
Located in Washington, DC
Beautiful stepped glazes design, illustrating the Muller's patented design technique. Peter Müller was the owner of a small porcelain factory in 1955. His partner was his brother K...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Bay Keramik West German Mid-Century Volcanic Fat Lava Glazed Art Pottery Vase
By Bay Keramik
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very stylish German mid-century art pottery vase decorated in volcanic and fat lava glazes by Bay Keramik. The bell shaped vase stands on a narrow rounded unglazed foot rim with a ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

Pair of West German Mid-Century Yellow Lava Glaze Vases by Scheurich, circa 1965
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Gorgeous pair of vases by West German Pottery manufacturer Scheurich Keramik (Ceramic), circa 1965. Add a splash of color/colour to your home decor with these beautiful mustard yello...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Clay, Pottery

German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp Stand Glazed Ceramics Green Brown
By Lilo Grinzoff- Assenmacher
Located in Ettlingen, DE
A ceramic glazed lamp stand by the pottery Artist Lilo Grinzoff-Assenmacher, Germany 1960ties. The colors vary from black, beige, brown to green. Lilo Grinzoff- Assenmacher (192...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Clay

Floor Lamp Stand German Mid-Century Pottery Art Metallic Brown Glazed
Located in Ettlingen, DE
A stoneware ceramic glazed lamp stand by the Artist Lilo Grinzoff-Assenmacher, Germany, 1960ties. The speckled colors vary from Metallic Beige, Brown to Grey. Has something of a mo...
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20th Century Vases

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Clay

Rosenthal Vase, Germany Porcelain Mid Century
By Rosenthal
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century 1970s Rosenthal Germany Porcelain White Vase. Identical design on both sides.
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Modern German Drip Glaze Vase
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Mid-Century Modern drip glazed vase. Clean and sleek design. Made in Germany.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Run of 7 Modernist Mid-Century German Vases
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A run of seven modernist mid-century German vases. Turned metal. Germany, c1970s. Perfect as a collection of artwork pieces for a mantelpiece or on the coffee table. ...
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Metal

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German Midcentury Vases For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of German midcentury vases available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique German midcentury vases was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, porcelain and pottery. There are all kinds of German midcentury vases available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. German midcentury vases bearing Mid-Century Modern or Hollywood Regency hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made German midcentury vases over the years, but those made by AK Kaiser, Scheurich Keramik and Rosenthal are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are German Midcentury Vases?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $495, while they’re typically $80 on the low end and $5,800 highest priced.

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.