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Pair of American Pressure Glass Vases, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
A pair of American pressure glass vases, mid-20th century. Red and yellow decoration. Measures: 30 cm. In good condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Tall Vintage Swedish Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Tall vintage Swedish glass vase, mid-20th century. Tall and slender hand blown glass vase in clear glass with amber colored details. Rounded triangular cross section with three feet...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Large Sommerso Murano Glass Vase, Mid-Century Modern
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large Murano glass vase. Beautiful and rare vase with oval shaped sides and clear glass bottom. The golden glass is striking, especially in the daylight. Large eno...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Murano Glass Vase Mid Century, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Colorful mid century red/ orange Murano glass vase out of the renown glass art workshops of Sommerso on the little island of Murano/ Italy. Artfully made around 1960/70 this fantasti...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Vintage Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
This vintage glass Vase is an original decorative object realized in Italy in the half of the 20th century. A very elegant glass vase with sinuous decorations on the surface and g...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Vases

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Glass

  • Vintage Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
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Murano Glass Vase Mid Century Green, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic looking, large mid century Murano glass vase out of the renown glass art workshops of Sommerso in Venetia. Artfully made in Italy around 1960/70 this lovely shaped glass va...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Vase Mid Century Red / Orange, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Colorful large mid-century Murano glass vase out of the famous glass art workshop Sommerso in Venetia/ Italy. Artfully made around 1960/70 this decorative, beautifully shaped glass v...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Vase Mid Century Green/ Yellow, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic looking, large Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase out of the renown glass art workshops of Sommerso in Venetia. Artfully made in Italy around 1960/70 this lovely shaped glass va...
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Mid-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

Vintage Bohemian Ruby Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Bohemian ruby glass vase is an original decorative object realized in the mid-20th century by Czech manufacture.  This artwork is decorated with cut-glass roses and a central band...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Vases

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Glass

  • Vintage Bohemian Ruby Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Bohemian Ruby Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Bohemian Ruby Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Bohemian Ruby Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
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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

Vintage Cut Glass Crystal Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
Located in London, GB
A thoroughly delightful superb quality vintage cut crystal glass vase dating from the mid-20th century. Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation. ...
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Vintage 1950s Glass

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Cut Glass

Large Blue Faceted Murano Glass Vase, Mid Modern by Simone Cenedese, 1980s
By Simone Cenedese
Located in Dallas, TX
Very large blue translucent Murano glass vase, or urn. By Simone Cenedese, Murano, Italy, 1980s. The Murano glass is faceted outside, creating a matt effect. A beautiful piece of ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Blown Smoked Glass Vase Mid-Century Modern with Mirror Coating & Round Indents
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern vase with mirror coating and six deep round or oval indents, giving a square shape to the side. Looks like a dice without the numbers. Exceptional crafted.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown 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

1960s Minimalist Art Glass Sommerso Vase Gunnar Nylund Strombergshyttan Sweden
By Strombergshyttan
Located in National City, CA
Art Glass Vase Mid-Century Swedish Sputnik Modern Minimalist Tulip Art Glass Vase Sommerso design Gunnar Nylund Asta Stromberg for Strömbergshyttan 1960s Measures: 13.5 tall x 4 w ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful colored mid-century Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the Sommerso (submerged) glass technique.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautifully shaped, large mid-century Murano glass vase from the renown workshops in Italy around 1960. An exceptional item with twisted body combined with fantastic coloration. From...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid Century Murano Glass Vase, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Delicate mid century Murano glass vase from the renown glass art workshops in Italy. Artfully made in the period around 1960 this fantastic shaped glass vase shows a lovely coloratio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

White Murano Glass Vase, Flashed Glass, Mid Century, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Artfully designed white Murano glass vase from the famous glass art workshops in Italy. Made in the mid century period around 1960 this unique shaped glass vase impresses with its be...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Cylindrical Steuben Art Glass Pedastal Vase with Captured Bubble
By Steuben Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Mid-Century Modern art glass vase. By Steuben. With tall, cylindrical side walls supported by a solid cylindrical base containing a captured bubble. Simply great Mid-...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Murano Glass Penguin Vase Mid Century, Italy circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Extraordinary 20th century Murano Glass Penguin Vase out of the famous workshops in Italy from the 1960s. An exceptional designed vase in the shape of a penguin. The fantastic color ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase Purple/ Green, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic designed, mid-sized Murano glass vase from the famous workshops of Sommerso in Italy around 1960. The exceptional shape with twisted body has been combined with a great loo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Midcentury Art Glass Vase
By Schneider Glass
Located in Arles, FR
A beautiful white, black and orange art glass vase perfect with swirl motifs for displaying on a dining or side table, or any shelf. Measures: Height 9 5/8 inches Diameter: 6 3/...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Scandinavian Modern Tall Swedish Mid-Century Glass Vase by Pukeberg
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern Swedish Mid-Century tall clear glass vase with textured body made by Pukeberg, circa 1960s. Measures: H 12.5", diameter 6".
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid Century Sommerso Murano Glass Vase Pink/ Green, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Highly decorative mid century Murano Glass Vase from the renown workshops in Italy around 1960/70. A fantastic shaped, mid-sized vase with twisted body combined with a lovely colorat...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Handkerchief Art Glass Vase by Chalet
By Chalet Art Glass Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous, large and elegant. Freeform handkerchief vase by Chalet. From clear to cranberry.
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Green Pearl Iridescent Art Glass Vase
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice iridescent art glass vintage vase. Drip glass.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Midcentury Opalescent Mdina Glass Vase from Malta
By Mdina
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1960s. Made in glass. This vase features its original label and it signed by the maker. It is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be conside...
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Vintage 1960s Maltese Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Midcentury Opalescent Mdina Glass Vase from Malta
  • Midcentury Opalescent Mdina Glass Vase from Malta
  • Midcentury Opalescent Mdina Glass Vase from Malta
  • Midcentury Opalescent Mdina Glass Vase from Malta
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Midcentury Sabino Art Glass Vase
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Troy, MI
Sabino art glass vase in smoky green color features ribbed body with stream lined leaf and berry motif, circa 1950s. Etched signature on underside of base.  
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Art Glass Vase by Murano, 1970's
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Praha, CZ
- Italy, Murano - Intact, no damages jr.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

  • Art Glass Vase by Murano, 1970's
  • Art Glass Vase by Murano, 1970's
  • Art Glass Vase by Murano, 1970's
  • Art Glass Vase by Murano, 1970's
H 8.27 in. W 2.37 in. D 2.37 in.
Set of 3 Glass Vase by Emil Funke for Gral Glass, circa 1970s
By Gral Glass
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern German vases by Gral Glass, designed by Emil Funke, circa 1970. These beautiful petrol colored and clear vases bring a touch of fun and fantasy to any ro...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mdina Glass Vases and Bowl from Malta, circa 1960
By Mdina
Located in South Hamilton, MA
Collection of Mdina midcentury glass vases and bowl from Malta circa 1960 green and blue glass, signed Mdina Left to right in photo Measures: 6" x 4.5" vase 4" x 5.24-Bowl 5.5" x...
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Mid-20th Century Maltese Vases

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Glass

Large Frosted Glass Handkerchief Italian Vases
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of large hand blown frosted glass handkerchief Italian vases.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Steuben Signed Commemorative Rose Decorative Art Vase
By Steuben Glass
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fun, Steuben signed, glass, commemorative, art vase. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 6" diameter x 11.5" height.   
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Tall French Midcentury Art Glass Vase Attributed to Schneider Glassworks
By Schneider Glass
Located in Arles, FR
A white, blue and orange variegated tall art glass vase perfect as a center piece on a dining or side table. French Art Deco transition period, attributed to Schneider Glassworks. Wh...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Beautiful Art Glass Vase by Beranek Skrdlovice, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Beranek Glass 1
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern art glass vase. Attributed to Beranek Skrdlovice, Czechoslovakia, 1960s. A beautiful piece of art for any room.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Early Handcrafted Signed Glass Vase by Michael Harris for MDina
By Mdina
Located in Dallas, TX
Early Handcrafted glass vase by Michael Harris for Mdina Glass on the Mediterranean Island of Malta. Signed Mdina on the base. Michael was inspired by the scenery of the island and t...
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Mid-20th Century Micronesian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid Century Glass Vase, 1960´s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Art Glass Re-Polished Good Original Condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

  • Mid Century Glass Vase, 1960´s
  • Mid Century Glass Vase, 1960´s
  • Mid Century Glass Vase, 1960´s
  • Mid Century Glass Vase, 1960´s
H 7.88 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
1970s Vintage German Textured 'Lemon Segment' Glass Vase by Walther Glas
By Walther Glass
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Vintage midcentury round textured moulded glass vase by Walther Glas of Germany. Quite a rare form and design. This would work beautifully in a kitchen with the 'Lemon Press' pendant...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Large Bubbled Glass Vase by Gral Glas in Turquoise, circa 1970s
By Gral Glass
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern German vase by Gral Glas, attributed to be designed by Emil Funke, circa 1970. This beautiful turquoise or light blue colored and clear vases brings a to...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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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

Murano Glass Vase Midcentury Multicolored, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful multicolored Murano glass vase from the midcentury, circa 1960. This bulbous shaped glass vase shows a very nice spotty design in many different color tones from yellow, bl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-century Glass Vase,Bohemia Glass,1960's
By Bohemia
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Glass Re-polished Good Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Mid-century Glass Vase,Bohemia Glass,1960's
  • Mid-century Glass Vase,Bohemia Glass,1960's
  • Mid-century Glass Vase,Bohemia Glass,1960's
  • Mid-century Glass Vase,Bohemia Glass,1960's
H 6.3 in. W 8.27 in. D 5.52 in.
Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of glass - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
H 8.27 in. W 3.55 in. D 3.55 in.
Mdina Art Glass Vase Malta, C.1960
By Michael Harris, Mdina
Located in London, GB
Mdina glass vase, Malta, C. 1960. In very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Maltese Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Green Glass Vase
Located in St. Louis, MO
Thick walled green glass vase, possibly Italian.
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Vintage 1950s Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Murano Vase by Sommerso Murano, Italy circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautifully colored mid-century Murano glass vase from the workshops of Sommerso in Venetia. Artfully hand crafted around the 1960/70s on the island of Murano, this incredible lookin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Amber Glass Mid Century Small Vase
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A small mid-century amber hue glass vase. Perfect for displaying small blooms. Dimensions: 6" tall 2.5" diameter at top.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Orange Colored Coupe by Viking Glass
By Viking Glass Company
Located in Buchanan, NY
1960s American glass dish with scalloped wave design resting on a footed hexagonal base . Glass has a ruby/amber color. We believe that this could be a piece made by the Viking Glass...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Murano Blue Glass Vase
Located in London, GB
Beutiful mid century Murano glass vase from the renown glass art workshops in Italy. Artfully made in the period around 1950 this fantastic shaped glass vase shows a lovely coloratio...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

  • Mid-Century Murano Blue Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Murano Blue Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Murano Blue Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Murano Blue Glass Vase
H 12.8 in. Dm 10.63 in.
Vintage Pretty Swirled Decorative Glass Vase Style of Murano 1960s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in National City, CA
GLASS VASE Vintage pretty swirled decorative glass vase In the style of Murano Glass Sommerso Measures: 6.75 diameter x 3.5 height Preowned unrestored vintage condition. Review image...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Vase Ice Glass Sculptured by Pukeberg
By Pukeberg Sweden, Uno Westerberg
Located in Vienna, AT
An ice glass sculptured vase by Swedish manufacturer Pukeberg, designed by Uno Westerberg. This cheerful and bright object provides an authentic and humorous look back into the livel...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Vase Ice Glass Sculptured by Pukeberg
  • Vase Ice Glass Sculptured by Pukeberg
  • Vase Ice Glass Sculptured by Pukeberg
  • Vase Ice Glass Sculptured by Pukeberg
H 5.52 in. W 5.12 in. D 1.97 in.
Mid Century Scandinavian Art Glass Vase
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage art glass vase. Circa 1960's. Slender and elegant design. A wonderful accent piece for any home.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid Century Scandinavian Art Glass Vase
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage art glass vase. Circa 1960's. Slender and elegant design. A wonderful accent piece for any home.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Crystal Glass Vase, 1950's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of crystal glass Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

  • Mid-Century Crystal Glass Vase, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Crystal Glass Vase, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Crystal Glass Vase, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Crystal Glass Vase, 1950's
H 9.06 in. W 5.12 in. D 5.12 in.
Cracked Glass Vase, Austria, Mid-1900
Located in Roma, IT
This cracked glass vase is an original glass vase realized in Austria, circa 1950s of the 20th century. Domed with two transparent glass handles. On the body of the vase, the gla...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Vases

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Glass

  • Cracked Glass Vase, Austria, Mid-1900
  • Cracked Glass Vase, Austria, Mid-1900
  • Cracked Glass Vase, Austria, Mid-1900
  • Cracked Glass Vase, Austria, Mid-1900
H 6.7 in. W 5.52 in. D 3.94 in.
Large, Heavy Blue and Teal Sommerso Murano Art Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Kansas City, MO
Murano Sommerso blown glass vase. Thick and heavy, beautiful blue and teal / green colors. Tiny flea bites along the bottom edge and scratches to the underside.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Mercury Glass Vase
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a Mid-Century mercury glass two handled vase probably from Mexico.
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Spanish Colonial Vases

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Mercury Glass

Striking Mid-Century Scandinavian Glass Vase
Located in Montreal, QC
Interesting Scandinavian smoked cut glass vase. Signed "Homberg."
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

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Glass Vases Mid For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal glass vases mid for your home. Each glass vases mid for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, murano glass and art glass. If you’re shopping for a glass vases mid, we have 5847 options in-stock, while there are 113 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a glass vases mid — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right glass vases mid, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. Venini, Cenedese and Seguso Vetri d'Arte each produced at least one beautiful glass vases mid that is worth considering.

How Much is a Glass Vases Mid?

Prices for a glass vases mid start at $10 and top out at $248,000 with the average selling for $916.

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 and Vessels for You

For thousands of years, vases and vessels have had meaningful functional value in civilizations all over the world. In Ancient Greece, ceramic vessels were used for transporting water and dry goods, holding bouquets of flowers, for storage and more. Outside of utilitarian use, in cities such as Athens, vases were a medium for artistic expressionpottery was a canvas for artists to illustrate their cultures’ unique people, beliefs and more. And pottery skills were handed down from fathers to sons.

Every antique and vintage vase and vessel, from decorative Italian urns to French 19th-century Louis XVI–style lidded vases, carries with it a rich, layered story. 

On 1stDibs, there is a vast array of vases and vessels in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. Our collection features vessels made from delicate materials such as ceramic and glass as well as durable materials like rustproof metals and stone.

A contemporary vase can help introduce an air of elegance to your minimalist space while an antique Chinese jar would make a luxurious addition to an Asian-inspired interior. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a statement piece, consider an Art Deco vase crafted by Italian architect and furniture designer Gio Ponti.

Vases and vessels — be they handmade pots, handblown glass wine bottles or otherwise — are versatile, practical decorative objects, and no matter your particular design preferences, furniture style or color scheme, they can add beauty and warmth to any home. Find yours on 1stDibs today.