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20th Century Art Nouveau Hand Painted Pair of Ceramic Vase
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful ceramic vase characterized by an elaborate decoration. Hand painted with high pictorial quality. Please look in detail at all the images to understand the perfection of thi...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of Vintage Italian Pewter Ewer with Cherub and Rams, Italy Art Nouveau
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A pair of large amazing pewter vases, Ewer, or Amphoras made in Italy. Vases are in very good condition with a nice patina. Marked on the bottom 90% peltrato.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pewter

Italian 1930s Archimede Seguso Pulegoso Amber Murano Glass Decanter
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sculptural amber Murano glass pulegoso tall handblown decanter. Attributed to Archimede Seguso. Italy, 1930s. The 'Pulegoso' glass work technique gives to this piece a spongy silver...
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20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Bottles

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Earthenware Art Nouveau Vases by G. Fieravino
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
Three earthenware Art Nouveau vases decorated with yellow daffodils with gilded details, signed by G. Fieravino. They differ somewhat in height, two vases are 60 cm, the third one is...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Earthenware

Art Nouveau Blue Murano Glass Vase Produced by Toso, Italy
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1920s-1930s. Made in Murano glass. It might show slight traces of use since it's vintage, but it can be considered as in excellent original condition. Measures: Diameter 7 cm Heig...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass

Pair of High Art Nouveau Ceramic Vases, Italy, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of high Art Nouveau ceramic vases. Made in Italy, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Fratelli Toso Murano Venice Italy Art Nouveau Blown Glass Millefiori Vase
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Firenze, IT
Exceptional Murano blown glass millefiori vase by Fratelli Toso early 1900s between 1900-1920 beautiful multicolored murrine with different glass pastes, the shape of the vase with b...
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Vintage 1910s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass

Yellow and Red Blown Murano Glass Vase 1950 Art Nouveau Italian Design
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Yellow and red blown Murano glass vase 1950 Art Nouveau Italian design.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass

Pair of Art Nouveau Twin Handled Majolica Vases, 1920
Located in Rijssen, NL
A stunning matching pair of Majolica twin handled pottery decorated with a floral design. They are marked but i am not sure what this stamp relates to. Size: large vase Height 1...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Majolica

20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Crystal and Silver Vase, 1920s
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful and precious crystal vase Art Nouveau, circa 1920s. the body presents relief work of the crystal. In the upper part finishes with finely worked silver embossed with floral ...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Vases

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Crystal, Silver

20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Crystal and Silver Vase, 1920s
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful and precious crystal vase Art Nouveau circa 1920s; the body presents work of the crystal with floral decorations. The base is in silver. Silver presents 800 brand of purity...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Vases

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Crystal, Silver

Monumental Large Art Nouveau Etched Glass Vase Vessel Blues and Green
Located in West Hartford, CT
Unusual Art Nouveau etched glass vase that measures twenty inches tall by seven inches wide. The color scheme is spectacular, with blues and greens on etched glass, again very unusu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass

Liberty Italian Laveno Ceramic Floral Art Nouveau Cachepot with Stand
By Giorgio Spertini, S.C.I. Laveno
Located in Brescia, IT
Vase with stand by Giorgio Spertini, SCI Laveno Italy, 1900-1908 Perfect condiction.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

"Murrine" by Fratelli Toso 1910 Murano Glass Wrought Iron Art Nouveau Vase
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Brescia, IT
Blue "Murrine" Glass and Wrought Iron by Fratelli Toso Vetreria Artistica Italy, 1920s Excellent condition slight sign at the glass (look the pictures).       
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Vintage 1910s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Wrought Iron

20th Century Art Nouveau Blue Ceramic Vase, 1920s
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful Art Nouveau blue ceramic vase, 1920s. The body presents a refined work with decorations in relief flowering trees that surround the vase and are typical of the Art Nouveau ...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Vases

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Ceramic

Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Ambra Vase, Murano Glass "Sommerso" by Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Vigonza, Padua
A characteristic Art Nouveau ambra vase, Murano Glass "Sommerso" by Salviati. Measures cm: Height 38, diameter 22.  
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass

Fratelli Toso Murano Millefiori Flowers Antique Italian Art Glass Cabinet Vase
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
ONLY 1 Left! Beautiful antique Murano hand blown millefiori flower Mosaic Italian art glass decorative double handles cabinet vase. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company, circa 190...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass, Glass, Murrine, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Fratelli Toso Murano Millefiori Flowers Antique Italian Art Glass Cabinet Vases
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
ONLY 1 Left! Beautiful antique Murano hand blown millefiori flower mosaic Italian art glass decorative cabinet vase. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company, circa 1910-1930. The vas...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass, Murrine

Fratelli Toso Murano Millefiori Flowers Antique Italian Art Glass Cabinet Vase
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
ONLY 1 Left! Beautiful antique Murano hand blown millefiori mosaic Italian art glass decorative cabinet vase. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company, circa 1910-1930. The vase has o...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass, Murrine, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Fratelli Toso Murano Millefiori Flowers Antique Italian Art Glass Cabinet Vase
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful antique Murano hand blown millefiori mosaic Italian art glass decorative cabinet vase. Documented to the Fratelli Toso Company, circa 1900-1910. Art Nouveau era. The vase h...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass, Murrine, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Fratelli Toso Murano Antique Millefiori Flowers Italian Art Glass Mosaic Vase
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Large antique Murano handblown millefiori Italian art glass decorative flower mosaic vase. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company. The vase has a flared rim, with 2 ornate handles. ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass, Murrine

Fine Art Italian Gilt Bronze Cornucopia Vase Sea Serpent Decoration 20th Century
Located in Miami, FL
Art Nouveau Italian cornucopia vase in gilt bronze from the late 20th century. The neck is surrounded with a Sea Serpent and is mounted firmly on a square base. The Cornucopia Vas...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

Murano Venetian Red and Blue Ornate Handles Italian Art Glass Flower Vase
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous and delicate antique Murano hand blown burgundy red and cobalt blue Italian art glass double handle vase. Attributed to the Fratelli Toso Company, circa 1930s or earlier. Cr...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass, Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Murano Cranberry Art Glass Fazzoletto Vase
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely Murano cranberry and white art glass fazzoletto vase, Italy, 1970s.   
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Vintage 1970s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass

Italian Antique Blue and Green Floral Ceramic Liberty Vase, 1900s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian antique blue and green floral ceramic Liberty vase, 1900s Green and blue ceramic Liberty vase with floral details, 1900s Perfectly preserved. Measures: 25 x 40 H cm.
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of Hand Painted Porcelain Vases, Italy, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Decorative pair of hand painted porcelain vases out of Italy from the beginning of the 20th century. A great shaped body and the wonderful hand painted design makes this pair of Art ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Porcelain

Set of Two Candlesticks and a Vase
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of two candlesticks and a vase. The height of the vase is 42 cm. Diameter 19 cm. The height of the candlesticks is 41 cm. Diameter 15 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

  • Set of Two Candlesticks and a Vase
  • Set of Two Candlesticks and a Vase
  • Set of Two Candlesticks and a Vase
  • Set of Two Candlesticks and a Vase
H 16.54 in. Dm 7.49 in.
Tall Italian Art Nouveau Emerald Glass Silver Overlay Black Decanter, 1938
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful and substantial 1930s century colorful Italian Murano art glass bottle, Italy, 1938. The tall bottle has a beautiful abstract design.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Bottles

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Silver

Early 1900 by Christopher Dresser SCI Laveno Secessionist Ceramic Cachepot Vase
By Christopher Dresser, S.C.I. Laveno
Located in Brescia, IT
Purple ceramic cachepot Perfect condiction.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

Early 1900 by Christopher Dresser SCI Laveno Jugendstill Ceramic Cachepot Vase
By Christopher Dresser, S.C.I. Laveno
Located in Brescia, IT
Purple ceramic cachepot Perfect condiction.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Pottery

Sergio Rossi, Two Murano iridescent vases in the Style of Loetz, 1980
By Sergio Rossi
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Pair of unique iridescent vases made by Sergio Rossi in the 1980s. Rare combination of techniques. Varigolatura, blob and dripping, iridescence. Beautiful, unique pieces by Sergio R...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Art Nouveau Style Italian Ceramic Jardinière/Urn, Signed, Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black ceramic Art Nouveau style jardinière with green distressed finish. Inside is flamed glaze and outside is natural finish. Minor chipping/scuffs. (See pics). Signed Italy.
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Early 20th Century Italian Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Creamware

Pair of Amphoras Enamel Luster Gualdo Tadino, 1940
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of amphoras enamel luster Gualdo Tadino, 1940.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

20th Century Art Nouveau Revival Italian Sterling Silver Vase
By Ferrari Milano
Located in VALENZA, IT
This Art Nouveau vase displays particularly beautiful embossing which allows the harmonious creation of the figures of two young women at the front of the vase and two more at the ba...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau Liberty Pink White Green Butterfly Ceramic Vase, Italy 1910s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Gorgeous Italian butterfly glazed ceramic vase from the Liberty period in pastel colors. This highly decorative ceramic vase is in excellent condition. Italy, circa 1910.           ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Pottery, Ceramic

Set of Two Art Nouveau Ceramic Neapolitan Vases, 1900s
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Two rare Art Nouveau ceramic vases made in Italy in 1900. They depicting two children playing. Signs of use and age visible on the photos.
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Ceramic

Midcentury Amphora Murano Glass, Decorated in Pure Gold Hand Polychrome Enamels
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Beautiful amphora in Murano blue glass, decorated in pure gold, polychrome hand-painted enamels, signed murano 42. Excellent conditions. Measure cm: Height 32, diameter 13.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Jars

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Enamel, Gold Leaf

Art Nouveau Large Amphora Vase, Salviati Murano, Amber, Etched Floral Motifs
By Salviati
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Venetian early 20th century, age Art Nouveau, large amphora vase attributed Salviati Murano glass, amber color, etched with floral motifs.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Centerpieces

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Murano Glass

Terracotta Cherub Bowl
Located in Antwerp, BE
Terracotta cherub bowl or planter. Width:56 cm. Height:29 cm.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Terracotta

  • Terracotta Cherub Bowl
  • Terracotta Cherub Bowl
  • Terracotta Cherub Bowl
  • Terracotta Cherub Bowl
H 11.42 in. W 22.05 in. D 11.42 in.
Majolica Ship Surrounded by Animals, Late 19th Century
Located in Cookeville, TN
We are offering a fabulous Majolica ship that has a variety of animals placed on the piece. The rudder is moveable and is attached with wire. The colors are rich as is consistent wit...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and J...

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Porcelain

Modern Pietro Melandri and Paolo Zoli Ceramic Vase
By Pietro Melandri
Located in Paris, FR
Italian artists Pietro Melandri and Paolo Zoli glazed majolica round shaped vase for ’La Faiance’. Faenza Italy 1915 ca. This wonderful little masterpiece, depicting floral in shade...
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Vintage 1910s Italian Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Italian Metal and Glass Tulip Vase, circa 1900
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Amazing vase in painted metal and glass, made in Italy in 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Metal

Art Nouveau Blue Murano Glass Vase Produced by Toso, Italy, 1920s-1930s
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Murano glass. It might show slight traces of use since it's vintage, but it can be considered as in excellent original condition. Measures: Diameter 7 cm Height 17.5 cm.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass

Liberty by Cappellin Bellotto 1910 Glass and Wrought Iron Art Nouveau Vase
By Cappellin
Located in Brescia, IT
Amethyst blown glass and wrought iron Glass in perfect condition.
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Vintage 1910s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Wrought Iron

20th Century Art Nouveau Hand Painted Ceramic Vase, 1920s
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful ceramic vase characterized by an elaborate decoration. Hand painted with high pictorial quality. Please look in detail at all the images to understand the perfection of thi...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Vases

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Ceramic

Handmade Hand-Hammered Copper Art Nouveau Ewer Flower Vase, 1930
Located in Shelburne, VT
Designers source An early handmade and hand-hammered antique copper Bau Haus/Art Nouveau ewer flower vase, 1920s-1940s Designer/Maker: Possibly an early Trento, Italy Finish: Go...
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Early 20th Century Italian Vases

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Copper

20th Century French Art Nouveau Hand-Painted Green Ceramic Cachepot Vase, 1920s
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful Art Nouveau artistic ceramic cachepot vase, 1920s. The body presents a refined work with decorations in relief flowering trees that surround the vase and are typical of the...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Vases

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Ceramic

Vetreria Maestri Muranesi / Murano, Glass Vase in Favrile Hand Painted Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Vetreria Maestri Muranesi / Murano. Glass vase in favrile hand painted, mouth blown art glass. Art Nouveau style, circa 1960. In very good condition. Measures: 22.5 x 12 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

Italian Majolica Jardinière Early Art Nouveau Period, Italy, circa 1900
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Breathtaking Italian Majolica jardinière from the early Art Nouveau period in Italy, circa 1900. This masterpiece of Majolica art comes in fantastic original untouched condition and ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Majolica

Jardiniere by Alessandro Mazzucotelli
By Alessandro Mazzucotelli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tripod Jardiniere by Alessandro Mazzucotelli, Italy, circa 1910, in wrought iron and copper.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Copper, Wrought Iron

Italian Liberty Display in Silver Plate Pedestal Stand with Vase in Glass, 1900s
Located in Milano, IT
Liberty - Art Nouveau display in silver plate pedestal with artistic glass vase. The product can also be used as a vase, fruit display or as a cake stand. The peculiarity of the obj...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Art Nouveau Centerpieces

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Silver Plate

Midcentury Pair of Italian Cobalt Blue Porcelain Vase Table Lamps
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Pair of Italian vintage cobalt blue porcelain and brass vase table lamps, on one side hand painted gilded floral decor, with high relief etched glass shades and glass chimneys, circa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Antique Cantagalli Maiolica Floral Painted Vase
By Cantagalli
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning and large antique Italian rounded globular pottery Maiolica vase hand painted in bright colors with floral designs by Cantagalli. The vase is decorated in yellow and green...
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Antique 1880s Italian Art Nouveau Pottery

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Pottery

S.A.L.I.R. Murano Glass Vase Hand-Engraved with Flower Decor
By S.A.L.I.R.
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Large original S.A.L.I.R. Murano transparent handblown glass vase. Polyoctagonal with 12 egdes. Hand-engraved flower and leave decor rimmed in gold. Original paper tag at the bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Glass

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Crystal

Italian Earthenware Art Nouveau Vases by G. Fieravino
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
Two earthenware Art Nouveau vases (height 60 cm) decorated with yellow daffodils with gilded details, signed by G. Fieravino.
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Earthenware

Italian Art Nouveau Earthenware Jardinieres by G. Fieravino
Located in RHEEZERVEEN, Overijssel
Italian Art Nouveau jardinieres (height 19 cm) decorated with yellow daffodils and gilded details, signed by G. Fieravino.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Earthenware

Art Nouveau Vase Green Vittorio Zecchin Cappellin Venini 1920s M.V.M. Model 1822
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Art Nouveau Murano glass vase green Vittorio Zecchin Cappellin Venini 1920s M.V.M. Model 1822, Signature to Acid.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Murano Glass

Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Blue Vase, Murano Glass "Sommerso" by Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Vigonza, Padua
A characteristic Art Nouveau blue vase, Murano glass "Sommerso" by Salviati. Measures cm: Height 38, diameter 20.
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Fratelli Toso Murano Millefiori Flowers Antique Italian Satin Art Glass Vase
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous antique Murano hand blown light green Italian satin art glass millefiori flowers art glass decorative vase. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company. It has a unique shape an...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Murrine

Fratelli Toso Murano Millefiori Flowers Antique Italian Art Glass Pitcher Vase
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous antique Murano hand blown dark purple with white and pink millefiori art glass decorative vase. Documented to the Fratelli Toso Company. It has an ornate handle and folded r...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Murrine, Glass

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Italian Art Nouveau Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Italian art nouveau vase for your home. Each Italian art nouveau vase for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, murano glass and ceramic. There are many kinds of the Italian art nouveau vase you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. An Italian art nouveau vase made by Art Nouveau designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one Italian art nouveau vase that is appealing in its simplicity, but Fratelli Toso, S.C.I. Laveno and Christopher Dresser produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is an Italian Art Nouveau Vase?

The average selling price for an Italian art nouveau vase at 1stDibs is $1,200, while they’re typically $198 on the low end and $45,219 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Art Nouveau Furniture

Art Nouveau furniture designers did not intend to revive past styles but rather to create something innovative that reflected the climate of the time. The style originated in France and Britain in the early 1880s before taking shape as a vastly popular movement in the United States and elsewhere in the years that followed. In furniture, jewelry-making and graphic design, Art Nouveau (“New Art”) designers embraced the inherent beauty of the natural world, freeing themselves from the stiff and stuffy confines of Victorian-era decorative arts.

Fittingly, Art Nouveau furniture makers — such as architects Victor Horta and Antoni Gaudí — were fluent in multiple media, freely producing handcrafted walnut tables as frequently as they worked in metal. Industrial materials, such as iron and glass, were utilized in concert with new methods of bending and shaping wood. Art Nouveau furniture mixed curved and geometric contour lines and is rich in details and adornments.

There are ways to tastefully integrate a touch of Art Nouveau into even the most modern interior — browse the ever-expanding selection of original antique Art Nouveau style furniture at 1stDibs, which includes decorative objects, seating, tables, garden elements and more.

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.