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Petite Speckled Hand Blown Glass Vase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lovely, little, midcentury, hand blown glass vase features a speckled treatment with iridescent finish and pie crust ruffle opening.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Murano Hand Blown Glass Vase by Alberto Dona, 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Murano hand blown glass vase by Alberto Dona, 1980s.
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20th Century Italian Vases

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Murano Glass

A.V.E.M. Hand Blown Glass Vase with Colorful Starburst Murrhines, 1950s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Large hand-blown glass vase, colorful starburst murrhines over white glass, by Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.V.E.M., Murano Italy, 1950's. This vase is like a jewel.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

'Rabbit Vase' Hand Blown Glass Vase by Simone Crestani
By Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
A hand blown glass bottle by Simone Crestani 'Rabbit Vase' A hand blown glass vase by Simone Crestani This delicate decanter is entirely crafted in transparent glass and featu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Glass

Robert Eickholt hand blown Glass Vase with Spiral Swirl, circa 2001
By Robert Eickholt
Located in View Park, CA
Vintage collectible/rare hand-blown glass vase by Robert Eickholt ft «coral core» motif and a thick latex tentacle spiral. Heavy. Immaculate condition. Eickholt Glass certification o...
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Early 2000s American Modern Vases

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Art Glass

'Tentacle Vase' Hand Blown Glass Vase by Simone Crestani
By Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Tentacle Vase' A Hand Blown Glass Vase by Simone Crestani Tentacle Vase is one of the pieces from the Polpo Collection. "The enveloping elegance of the Polpo Collection may make y...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Glass

A.V.E.M. Hand Blown Glass Vase with Colorful Starburst Murrhines, 1950s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase, colorful starburst murrhines over white glass with gold inclusions, by Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.V.E.M., Murano Italy, 1950's. This vase is like a jewel. The...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Anzolo Fuga Exceptional Hand Blown Glass Vase with Glass Fragments 1960s
By Anzolo Fuga, Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
Hand blown glass vase with glass fragments, rods with avventurine and murrhines by Anzolo Fuga for Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.), Murano Italy, 1960's. Reference: Literature: An...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

A.V.E.M Hand Blown Glass Vase with Colorful Starburst Murrhines, 1950s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase, colorful starburst murrhines over white glass with blue rim, by Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.V.E.M., Murano Italy, 1950's. This vase is like a jewel. We have a ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Murano Hand Blown Glass Vase
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Italian vase attributed to Seguso.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

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H 15 in. W 10.5 in. D 7 in.
Anzolo Fuga Rare Hand Blown Glass Vase with Corroso Finish 1958-60
By Anzolo Fuga, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Rare and unique hand-blown glass vase with multicolor murrhines and rods with corroso finish by Anzolo Fuga for Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.V.E.M.. Murano Italy 1958-60. This is one ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murrine, Murano Glass

FUSO Hand Blown Glass Vase by Ries
Located in Buenos Aires, CABA
Crystal, as glass, has a very interesting characteristic in which its composition and behaviour can be catalogued as both solid and liquid. It is called "vitreous state". We often...
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2010s South American Vases

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Blown Glass

Giulio Radi Hand-Blown Glass Vase with Silver Foil and Blue Spiral, ca 1950
By Giulio Radi
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase, white glass with silver foil and blue spiral design by Giulio Radi for A.V.E.M., Murano Italy ca 1950. Reference: Murano ‘900 by Franco Deboni published ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Silver Leaf

Hannah Hansdotter “Stucco Print” Bright Yellow/Green Hand Blown Glass Vase, 2020
By Hannah Hansdotter
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hannah Hansdotter Vase model “Stucco Print” Manufactured by Hannah Hansdotter Produced in exclusive for SIDE GALLERY Sweden, 2020 Hand blown glass Bright yellow and green han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Nadine Saylor's Hand Blown Glass Vase, Flower Power
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderfully modern white blown glass vase with two blue flowers and red rim by Nadine Saylor (American, 20th Century), 2005. Signed and dated on bottom. Condition: Excellent. Measure...
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Early 2000s American Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Nadine Saylor's Hand Blown Glass Vase, Dash & Three Dots
Located in Soquel, CA
Wonderfully modern clear blown glass vase with boxed dash and three dots by Nadine Saylor (American, 20th Century), 2004. Signed and dated on bottom. Condition: Excellent. Measures 1...
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Early 2000s American Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Set of Colorful Hand Blown Glass Vases - Aqua, Amber, Gray Bottles by Vetro Vero
By Vetro Vero
Located in West Grove, PA
A curated group of three contemporary hand blown glass vases features a composition of geometric forms inspired by modern design. Each vessel is complete with a spherical stopper and...
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2010s American Modern Bottles

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Gold Leaf

Hand Blown Glass Vase by Lino Tagliapietra for F3 International
By Lino Tagliapietra, F3 International
Located in New York, NY
Hand blown, striped and solid Murano glass from the “Giano” series. Original label attached.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Hannah Hansdotter “Incommodious Print”, Vibrant Green Hand Blown Glass Vase 2020
By Hannah Hansdotter
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hannah Hansdotter Vase model “Incommodious Print” Manufactured by Hannah Hansdotter Produced in exclusive for SIDE GALLERY Sweden, 2020 Handblown glass Vibrant Green Handblow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Hannah Hansdotter “Incommodious Print”, Pale Yellow Hand Blown Glass Vase, 2020
By Hannah Hansdotter
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hannah Hansdotter Vase model “Incommodious Print” Manufactured by Hannah Hansdotter Produced in exclusive for Side Gallery Sweden, 2020 Pale pink and yellow hand blown glass ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Country Style Hand Blown Glass Vase Green Crystal Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hand blown Country style crystal vase in a bright yellow with peonies all around. The decor is hands-free engraved by glass artists all around in Bavaria by Sofina. Sofina glass and ...
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2010s German Country Vases

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Crystal

Anzolo Fuga Hand-Blown Glass Vase from the "Pavone" Series 1957-60
By Anzolo Fuga, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Handblown glass vase from the Pavone Series with yellow, blue, pink and green transparent color decoration around and red rim by Anzolo Fuga for A.V.E.M., Murano Italy, 1957-60. R...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Country Style Hand Blown Glass Vase with Flower Decor Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hand blown Country style crystal vase in a bright yellow with peonies all around. The decor is hands-free engraved by glass artists all around in Bavaria by Sofina. Sofina glass and ...
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2010s German Country Vases

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Crystal

Julie Richoz Pale Blue and cream Hand Blown Glass Vase Mexico Contemporary
By Julie Richoz
Located in Barcelona, ES
Julie Richoz (1990-) Vase model “Isla” Manufactured by Nouvel Edition SIDE GALLERY (Sabine Marcelis, Guillermo Santomá, Muller Van Severen, Faye Toogood...) Mexico, 2019 Glass Meas...
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2010s Mexican Vases

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Glass

Modernist Hand Blown Glass Vase in Indigo and Smoky Topaz by Vetro Vero
By Vetro Vero, Michael Schunke, Josie Gluck
Located in West Grove, PA
Voluminous, two-toned hand blown glass statement vase features deep purple "indigo" and earthy "smoky topaz" translucent hues. A speckled gold leaf seam emphasizes the shoulder. The ...
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2010s American Modern Vases

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Gold Leaf

Country Style Hand Blown Glass Vase with Flower Decor Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hand blown crystal vase in blue with peonies all around the vase. The decor is hands-free engraved by glass artists in Bavaria by Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel. Sofina glass and porcela...
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2010s German Country Vases

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Crystal

Country Style Hand Blown Glass Vase with Flower Decor Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hand blown crystal vase in 2 colors blue and pink with peonies all around the vase. The decor is hands-free engraved by glass artists in Bavaria by Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel. Sofina...
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2010s German Country Vases

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Crystal

Country Style Hand Blown Glass Vase with Flower Decor Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hand blown crystal vase in pink with peonies all around the vase. The decor is hands-free engraved by glass artists in Bavaria by Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel. Sofina glass and porcela...
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2010s German Country Vases

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Crystal

Country Style Hand Blown Glass Vase with Flower Decor Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hand blown crystal vase with peonies all around the vase. The decor is hands-free engraved by glass artists in Bavaria by Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel. Sofina glass and porcelain was f...
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2010s German Country Vases

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Crystal

Giulio Radi Hand Blown Glass Vase with Gold Foil and Murrhines, ca 1950
By Giulio Radi, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown green glass vase model 80 with gold foil and murrhines, from the Reazione Policrome Series, A perle (or Leopoardo) by Giulio Radi for Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.V.E.M., M...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Foil

Hannah Hansdotter “Stucco Print” Blue/White Opac Hand Blown Glass Vase, 2017
By Hannah Hansdotter
Located in Stockholm, SE
The Swedish artist's Hannah Hansdotter was born in 1984 and has emerged as one of our most interesting glass artists of today. She is based in her studios in Kosta and Boda and has p...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Country Style Hand Blown Glass Vase with Flower Decor Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hand blown Country style crystal vase in a bright yellow with peonies all around. The decor is hands-free engraved by glass artists all around in Bavaria by Sofina. Sofina glass and ...
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2010s German Country Vases

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Crystal

Giulio Radi Hand-Blown Glass Vase with Murrhines and Gold Foil, circa 1950
By Giulio Radi, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand blown blue glass vase with murrhines and gold foil by Giulio Radi for Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.), Murano Italy, circa 1950. Radi's works are beautiful and rare. The gold ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Gold Leaf

Giulio Radi Hand Blown Glass Vase with Murrhines and Gold Foil, circa 1950
By Murano 5, Giulio Radi
Located in New York, NY
Hand blown blue glass vase with murrhines and gold foil by Giulio Radi for Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.), Murano, Italy, circa 1950. Radi's works are beautiful and rare. The gold...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Gold, Foil

Large Antque Hand Blown Glass Vase Table Lamp
Located in Søborg, DK
Large antique hand blown glass table lamp with an ArtbyMaj handmade shade in the manner of Josef Frank. Rewired with an in-line switch. The glass is in original condition and not...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Edwardian Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Modern Earth Tone Hand Blown Glass Vase in Smoky Topaz & Mist Blue by Vetro Vero
By Josie Gluck, Michael Schunke
Located in West Grove, PA
Two-toned hand blown glass statement vases feature translucent earthy hues and a speckled gold leaf seam at the shoulder. The Goccia (Italian: "drop") Collection by Vetro Vero ("True...
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2010s American Modern Vases

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Gold Leaf

'Calosoma Sycophanta' Hand Blown Glass Vase by Simone Crestani
By Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
Hand-blown glass 'Calosoma Sycophanta' vase by Simone Crestani & Camilla Brunelli. Calosoma Sycophanta Vase is one of the pieces from the Metamorphosis Collection. Metamorphosis Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Natural Specimens

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Glass

Medium Pizzicati Vase in Hand Blown Murano Glass by Norberto Moretti
By Salviati, Norberto Moretti
Located in Venezia, IT
Hand blown glass vase decorated with gold leaf.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Glass

Large Pizzicati Vase in Hand Blown Murano Glass by Norberto Moretti
By Norberto Moretti, Salviati
Located in Venezia, IT
Hand blown glass vase decorated with gold leaf.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Glass

Large Ribbed White Iridescent Hand Blown Cambridge Glass Vase
Located in Vallejo, CA
A large vintage hand blown glass vase. Beautiful opaque white iridescent coloring throughout in a unique ribbed shape. Made by Cambridge Glass.
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Late 20th Century European Post-Modern Vases

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Glass

Hand Crafted Blown Glass Vase with Sandy Finish
Located in Greenwich, CT
The Dune vase is a hand blown glass vase that is artisan crafted with a sandy colored finish. Each vase is different and has an organic shape that has a way of blending within enviro...
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2010s Dutch Organic Modern Vases

Materials

Glass, Blown Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Pink Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them a wrinkled su...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Pink Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them a wrinkled su...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Blue Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Wrinkle Black Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Small Wrinkle Blue Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Wrinkle Neon Yellow Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Aldo Nason Hand-Blown Glass "Yokohama" Vase, 1960s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM), Aldo Nason
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase with undulating form from the Yokohama Series, green glass with murrhines and silver foil, by Aldo Nason for Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.), Murano Italy, 19...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

A.V.E.M. Hand Blown Glass with Blue Glass Fragments and Hole, 1950s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand blown glass vase with blue glass fragments, iridized with hole in the middle, by Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.), Murano Italy 1950's. The visual effects of the glass fragment...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

1930s Rare Topaz Hand Blown Spherical Vase, Signed by Daum Nancy France
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
This elegant topaz and museum quality French Art Deco hand blown glass vase by the studio Daum is designed with vertically equidistant repeating bands tapered to a 2.5" neck. This sp...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Anzolo Fuga Hand Blown "Pavone" Vase with Murrines, circa 1958
By Anzolo Fuga, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
hand blown glass vase from the “Pavone Series”, in pink Pulegoso glass with red and blue murrines, by Anzolo Fuga for Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.) Murano Italy, circa 1958. R...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Pair of Glass Vases Bamboo Design by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in London, GB
A pair of hand blown glass vases designed in 1964 by Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) for Iittala, Finland. Textured glass outside with a bamboo design is achieved by mold-blown technique ...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair of Bamboo Shape Glass Vases by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala
By Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala
Located in London, GB
A pair of hand blown glass vases designed in 1964 by Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) for Iittala, Finland. Textured glass outside with a bamboo design is achieved by mold-blown technique ...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

1930s Art Deco Topaz Colored Hand Blown Tall Vase, Signed by Daum Nancy France
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
This outstanding topaz and museum quality French Art Deco hand blown glass vase by Daum studio is features vertically equidistant repeating striations tapering to a narrow neck. This...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Palais Royal French Ormolu Mounted Pink Opaline Glass Vase
By Palais Royal
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very finely made antique French Palais Royal ormolu mounted pink opaline glass vase dating from around 1850. The pedestal vase is of cylindrical shape and possibly originates from ...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Revival Vases

Materials

Metal

Thomas Webb Art Nouveau Pair Bronze Iridescent Handled Glass Vases
By Thomas Webb & Sons
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A superb and stylish pair British Art Nouveau iridescent bronze glass vases by Thomas Webb and dating from around 1890-1910. The hand-blown glass vases stand raised on a rounded pede...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Antonio Salviati Antique Venetian Revival Art Glass Stem Vase
By Antonio Salviati
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning and elegant Italian Murano Renaissance Revival art glass stem vase designed by Antonio Salviati in the late 19th century. This tall glass vase stands on a wide domed and m...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Giulio Radi Vase with Colorful Murrhines, ca 1950
By Giulio Radi, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase, green glass with gold foil and red and blue murrhines, by Giulio Radi for A.V.E.M., Murano, Italy, ca 1950. This vase is a like a jewel. Reference: AVEM Ar...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Aldo Nason Vase with Gold Foil and Murrhines, 1960s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM), Aldo Nason
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase with undulating form from the Yokohama Series, blue glass with murrhines and gold foil, by Aldo Nason for Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.), Murano Italy, 1960'...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Foil

Giulio Radi Vase with Silver Foil and Blue Inside, ca 1950
By Giulio Radi
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase, yellow with silver foil and spiral design on the outside and blue on the inside, by Giulio Radi for A.V.E.M., Murano Italy, ca 1950. Reference: Murano ‘9...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Vases

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Silver Leaf

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Hand Blown Glass Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

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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.

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