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Collection of 20th Century Japanese and American Ceramics
Located in Atlanta, GA
Collection of seven Japanese and American ceramic vases, 20th century. The Japanese vases are seen along the back row in the first photo and all exhibit sculptural forms and have a w...
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Takashi Ohyoma, Japan, Unique Goblet / Vase in Glazed Ceramics, 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Takashi Ohyoma, Japan. Unique goblet / vase in glazed ceramics, 1980s. Measures: 8.5 x 8.5 cm. In very good condition.
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

'4' Four Hakone Japanese Bisque Figurines, Circa 1950
By Hakone Manufacturer Japan
Located in Incline Village, NV
Four bisque hand painted Japanese Hakone figurines; also referred to as "Hakata Dolls" or Suyaki Ningyu. These style "dolls" were first introduced in 17th century Japan as offerings ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB 2 Incenso Incense Holders Raku Ceramics White Crackle
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Incenso set An extraordinary addition to a contemporary decor for a stunning visual allure, this set of two incense holders features a raw, porous shape deftly handcrafted followi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Goccia Incense Holder Raku Ceramics White Crackle
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Goccia incenso holder This extraordinary work of art will easily blend in with any contemporary setting, thanks to a clean and timeless allure of sophisticated charm. Handcrafted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Goccia Incense Holder L Raku Ceramics White Crackle
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Goccia incenso holder L Named after the Italian word for "drop" which recalls its delightful shape, this sculptural incense holder is distinguished by a gorgeous pattern elegantly...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Modern Japanese Art Ceramic Vase from the 1990s
Located in Munster, NRW
Modern Japanese ceramic in very beautiful design and quality. With different technical and surface structures.
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1990s Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

  • Modern Japanese Art Ceramic Vase from the 1990s
  • Modern Japanese Art Ceramic Vase from the 1990s
  • Modern Japanese Art Ceramic Vase from the 1990s
  • Modern Japanese Art Ceramic Vase from the 1990s
H 11.23 in. W 7.49 in. D 3.75 in.
Japanese Minimalistic LAAB Earth Set of 3 Tea Cups Raku Ceramics Black Burnt
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Earth 3 cups This set of three cups in matte, black ceramic deftly handcrafted on the lathe makes for an exclusive addition to modern tableware collections, accenting them with a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Rare Lisa Larson Figure in Glazed Ceramics, Japanese Mother with Child, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare Lisa Larson figure in glazed ceramics. Japanese mother with child. 1970s. Measures: 29 x 14 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Noritake Japan Coffee / Tea Set for 4 Snowville Porcelain
By Noritake, Lagardo Tackett
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and rare set of coffee tea for 4 great condition circa 1963 in white porcelain great condition like new, no chips or cracks, 4 snack plates - 8.5" x 7" 4 tea cups - 4" W x...
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain, Rattan

Modern Japanese Ceramic Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Modern Japanese ceramic vase, the title of this piece is "Kaki yu" or "Persimmon glaze". Rectangular vase, with abstract design and heavy glazing. Beautiful craftsmanship. Comes in o...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Showa Ceramics

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Ceramic

  • Modern Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Modern Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Modern Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Modern Japanese Ceramic Vase
H 8.25 in. W 10.25 in. D 9 in.
Signed Vintage Asian Modern Ceramic Sake Server Striped in Brown & Blue, Japan
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Asian Modern Japanese handcrafted striped glazed brown sake server in blue or gray color. Signed by the Artist underneath.  
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Late 20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Modern Japanese Shigaraki Vessel Kohyama Yasuhisa
By Kohyama Yasuhisa
Located in Atlanta, GA
A modern ikebana vase in a rectangular form made in the tradition of Shigaraki ware by celebrated Japanese potter Kohyama Yasuhisa (1936-). Born in the town of Shigaraki, Yasuhisa wa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Dish, Anonymous, Mashiko, Japan, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique, purchased at NK in 1964. Measures: H 5.7 cm / 2 1/4" W 23 cm / 9 1/16".    
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Ceramic Tea Ceremony Chawan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Small Han Tsutsu-gata (half cylinder shape) Japanese tea ceremony chawan, circa mid-20th Century. Attractive partially metallic brown / taupe color combination with lightly mottled s...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Bowl, Designed by Kei Fujiwara, Japan, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Ceramic. Measures: H 5 cm/ 2" D 19 cm/ 7 3/4".
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Modern Japanese Ceramic Shigaraki Ikebana Vase Takahashi Shunsai
Located in Atlanta, GA
A tall ceramic vase made in the tradition of Shigaraki ware by Japanese potter Takahashi Shunsai (1927-2011), the fourth heir of the famed Rakusai lineage of potters. The vase is hea...
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1990s Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Mid-Century Modern Studio Pottery Vase
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Mid-Century Modern art studio pottery vase with luster glaze on diminutive tripod legs.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Pottery

Japanese Modern LAAB Tamu Set of 2 Candle Holders Raku Ceramic Black Green
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Tamu candle holders A metallic effect cover these two tall candle holders so masterfully crafted that these pieces have a mirror effect along their entire bodies. Different shades...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Stelo Flow Set of 2 Candle Holders Raku Ceramic White Green
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Stelo Flow Candle Holders Captivating hues of bold visual impact make these two candle holders one-off pieces of unprecedented artistic charm. A stunning Raku crakle' effect on th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Stelo Wake Set of 2 Candle Holders Raku Ceramic White Green
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Stelo Wake Candle Holders Turquoise and crackle' effect are the main colors of these candle holders but the black and burnt effect is present on both the outside of the pieces and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Rare Set of 4 Porcelain Cups Design by Kato Kogei Postmodern Memphis Japan
By Kato Kogei
Located in San Diego, CA
Great and rare set of 4 cups designed by Kato Kogei, Fujimori Progression Collection, an original condition some wear due to use no chips or cracks circa the 1980s, Memphis.
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20th Century Japanese Post-Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain

Rare Set of 4 Porcelain Cups Design by Kato Kogei Postmodern Memphis Japan
By Kato Kogei
Located in San Diego, CA
Great and rare set of 4 cups designed by Kato Kogei, Japan Alpha - 3 Fujimori Collection, great condition never used circa 1980s, Memphis.
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20th Century Japanese Post-Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain

Japanese Rosewood Wine Bottle Corkscrew Opener 1960s Modern
By Dansk
Located in National City, CA
Vintage Japanese Rosewood and stainless steel modern wine bar accessory corkscrew bottle opener Designed in stainless steel with rosewood handles, circa 1960s Stamped "JAPAN" origina...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Large Modern Japanese Porcelain Studio Vase with Organic Abstract Design
Located in Hudson, NY
Artist signature on the bottom and on original storage box: Hasegawa Isamu. Hasegawa Isamu was born in 1925 in Kyoto, son of famed porcelain artist Hasegawa Hakuho. He studied un...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Ceramics

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Porcelain

Paul McCobb for Contempi, Japan 38 Piece Ceramic Coffee Set in Orange and White
By Paul McCobb
Located in Mexico, DF
Beautiful and rare set of the coffee pitcher, sugar bowl with lid, and twelve sets of the round dish with coffee cup plus twelve dessert round plates in ceramic, designed by Paul McC...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

1960s Asian Modern Pair of Blue & White Ceramic Hibachis Floral Motif, Japan
Located in Miami, FL
Asian modern pair of blue and white ceramic Japanese Hibachis. With a hand painted motif of winding vine with stylized dark and light blue leaves on the top 2/3 of the Hibachi and ba...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Organic Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery

Japanese LAAB 2 Stelo Candle Holders Raku Ceramic Blue
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Stelo candle holders Captivating hues of bold visual impact make these two candle holders one-off pieces of unprecedented artistic charm. Defined by exquisite shades of blue and p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern Pair Cocktail Fondue Forks Sculpted Stainless Steel & Rosewood
Located in National City, CA
Sculptural forks Lovely Japanese pair of fondue cocktail server forks in stainless steel with tapered sculptural rosewood handles. Stamped Japan stainless steel Measures: 10 x .63...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Tableware

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Stainless Steel

Midcentury Japanese Style Blue Ceramic Flowerpot, Hand Painted
Located in Budapest, HU
Midcentury Japanese style blue ceramic flowerpot, hand painted.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Set of Four Japanese Porcelain Bowls Blue Hue
Located in Bochum, NRW
Vintage Mid-Century Modern set of four Japanese Porcelain bowls. Each painted with a different floral motif. Nicely oyster shape, all wear makers mark under the bottom. In excellent ...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Ceramics

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Gazelle Salt and Pepper Shakers, a Pair
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern gazelle or antelope motif ceramic salt and pepper shakers. This pair is created from ceramic and glazed in beautiful brown, black and pale green ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Paint

Ruscha Keramik Germany Vintage Ceramic Vase With Japanese Decoration
By Ruscha
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Black...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Steak Knives Modern Set of 5 Stainless Steel and Wood, 1960s
By Dansk
Located in National City, CA
Cutlery Midcentury Japanese Steak Knives Modern set of 5 stainless steel and wood 1960s Measures: 9.5 L x 1 x .5 inches Preowned unrestored vintage condition Refer to mages.     
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Tableware

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Stainless Steel

Decorative Modern Japanese Pottery Tea Pot Hand Decorated Cane Handle
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration, a decorative modern Japanese pottery tea pot hand decorated cane handle. Made in Japan, Circa the 1980s. Beautiful round shape. Main color is an off wh...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Anglo-Japanese Tea Sets

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Pottery

1960s Japanese Fancy Modern Cocktail Bar Tool Set Stainless Steel & Rosewood
By Gio Ponti, Jens Quistgaard
Located in National City, CA
Barware 1960s Japanese modern cocktail bar tool set sculpted stainless steel & tapered rosewood handles Crafted in stainless steel & rosewood Japan Spoon 7.88 x 1 W, Stirrup 7.5 x...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Stainless Steel

Eli Keller, Sweden, Unique Cup in Glazed Stoneware, Japanese Style
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Eli Keller (b. 1942), Sweden. Unique cup in glazed stoneware. Japanese style. 21st Century. Measures: 10 x 8.5 cm. In excellent condition. Signed.
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Bar Wine Bottle Corkscrew Opener in Rosewood Japan Mid-Century Modern
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Vintage Mid-Century Modern wine bottle bar corkscrew opener. Made in stainless steel with rosewood handles. Stamped "JAPAN" Original chrome-plated finish. Mea...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Stainless Steel

Japanese Modern LAAB Patto Vase Raku Ceramic Black White Crakle
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Patto vase Marked by sinuous curves outlining a flared profile, this one-of-a-kind vase was handcrafted of ceramic following the ancient Japanese Raku pottery technique, resulting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Modern Barware Walnut Wood Ice Bucket Set Stainless Steel Tongs 1960s Japan
By Nevco, Dansk
Located in National City, CA
Offering MCM barware 1960s: Mid-Century Modern walnut wood ice bucket barware set with Nevco stainless steel tongs 1960s Ice bucket has aluminum liner. Includes stainless steel ton...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Molded Teak Japanese 9 Bottle Capacity Wine Rack
By Alvar Aalto
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool design and rare vintage molded teak, 9 bottle capacity wine rack, retains old made in Japan label.
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20th Century Japanese Scandinavian Modern Wine Coolers

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Teak

Japanese Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture Kiyoharu Ichino
By Kiyoharu Ichino
Located in Atlanta, GA
"Purple Dawn", a ceramic sculpture piece by Japanese potter Kiyoharu Ichino (1957-). Purchased from Touching Stone, Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2003. Tradition meets renovation, this scu...
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Early 2000s Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Striking Red Tea Pot Vintage Modern Yamaka China from Japan, 1960s
By Royal Nippon Hinode
Located in National City, CA
Perky red tea pot vintage modern yamaka China from Japan Lovely design in red black and white Measures: 5.75 Tall x 8.5 D x 5.75 W diameter Selling as is vintage preowned unresto...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Modern Cork Opener Rosewood Japan Bar
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a vintage Mid-Century Modern cork opener. Stainless steel with rosewood handles. Stamped "JAPAN" Original chrome-plated finish. 4 7/8" x 3 1/2" x 5/8"...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Chrome

Japanese Mingei Ceramic Jar Tatsuzo Shimaoka
By Tatsuzo Shimaoka 2
Located in Atlanta, GA
A handsome Japanese ceramic stoneware storage jar attributed to Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007), an important member in Japanese Mingei folk art movement. This piece of pottery is made ...
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20th Century Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Magma Pen Holder Raku Ceramic Black White Crakle
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Magma pen holder A movement frozen in time like the magma solidifed in obisidian. Result of a sudden break in the heating process followed by a fast cooling down of the piece, thi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Cratere Vase Raku Ceramic Black White Crakle Spiral
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Cratere Vase Named after the Italian for crater, the design of this handcrafted ceramic bowl flaunts a singular design of speckles and crackles. The white look on the interior - a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Body Bowls Raku Ceramic Green Red Black Metal
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Body bowls Two bodies, similar for the materials involved in their creation but different for their way of revealing those same materials. One smooth, the other rough, one bright ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Wake Vase Raku Ceramic Green White Black Metal
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Wake Vase A vase representing the concept of japanese Wabi-sabi, revealed the moment the piece is observed in its entirety. The sharp white lines and deep natural green harmonical...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Nauru Sculpture Raku Ceramic Green White Black Metal
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Nauru sculpture The copper details of this sculpture are able to show different colors thanks to the concentric lines present on the surface that expand and contract the space whe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japan Moravan Knives Steak Cutlery Set of 5 Midcentury Modern 1960s
By Dansk
Located in National City, CA
Midcentury Modern cutlery knives By Moravan Steak Knives Set of 5 Midcentury Modern Japan 1960s Stainless steel and wood Measures: 8 x .75 x .38 thick inches Preowned Original u...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Stainless Steel

Japanese Oribe Square Dish by Kitaoji Rosanjin
By Rosanjin Kitaoji
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Oribe-Style rectangular dish with a slightly concaved slab body and up-turned irregular edges, made by Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) circa 1930-50s. The surface of the stoneware wa...
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20th Century Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Echizen Ceramic Tsubo Fujita Jurouemon VIII
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Japanese storage jar (tsubo) made in the ancient Echizen ware tradition by Fujita Jurouemon VIII. Echizen is one of the six ancient kilns in Japan, directly influenced by the Sue w...
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20th Century Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Export Mid-Century Modern Chrome Banjo Figural Decanter and Music Box
Located in Port Hope, ON
This fabulous Japanese export Mid-Century Modern chrome and black enamel banjo figural decanter plays a heart warming version of the tune "How Dry I Am" when it is lifted off the su...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Barware

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Chrome

Japanese Modern LAAB Decisione Vase Raku Ceramic Black White Green Crakle Metal
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Decisione vase Metal and ceramics are combined together in this stunning result of a modern raku bowl where the different materials shine on their own and where metallic and crack...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Modern LAAB Intenzioni Vase Raku Ceramic Black White Green Crakle Metal
By LAAB Milano
Located in monza, Monza and Brianza
Intenzioni Vase A showcase of impeccable craftsmanship, this ceramic vase stands out for its lively design of polychrome stripes, where metallic and crackled effects coexist in a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Modernist Japanese Kyoto Pottery
Located in Stamford, CT
20th century modernist Japanese Kyoto Pottery vessel.   
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Pottery

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Ceramic

Hakata Wasaki Japanese Ceramic Nativity Scene Figurines
Located in New York, NY
Japanese ceramic nativity scene figurines made by Hakata Wasaki in the 1950s. The set comprises fourteen elements with hand painted figures and a wooden nativity manger. In great vin...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Contemporary Stoneware Glazed Vase by Satoru Hoshino
By Satoru Hoshino
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stoneware vessel in globular form in the tradition of wood fire Shigaraki ware, with pinched ridges and indentations and natural ash and partial celadon glaze, made by Japanese con...
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2010s Japanese Organic Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Japanese Shigaraki Jar for Ikebana by Shiho Kanzaki
By Shiho Kanzaki
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Shigaraki stoneware jar by Japanese potter Shino Kanzaki (1942-2018). Kanzaki is a world renowned potter in Shigaraki who based his modern work on the ancient tradition of Shigarak...
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20th Century Japanese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

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Japanese Modern Ceramics For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of Japanese modern ceramics available for sale. The range of distinct Japanese modern ceramics — often made from ceramic, metal and porcelain — can elevate any home. There are 214 antique and vintage Japanese modern ceramics for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 39 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of Japanese modern ceramics available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Japanese modern ceramics made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Maharam, Norihiko Terayama and Scholten & Baijings each produced beautiful Japanese modern ceramics that are worth considering.

How Much are Japanese Modern Ceramics?

Prices for Japanese modern ceramics start at $33 and top out at $12,000 with the average selling for $500.

Finding the Right Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine — why not treat yourself and your guests to the finest antique and vintage glass, silver, ceramics and serveware for your meals?

Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics, silver and serveware today on 1stDibs.