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Set of Eight Carousel Theme Zombie Cocktail Glasses
By Libbey Glass Co.
Located in Ferndale, MI
Set of eight carousel theme zombie cocktail glasses. Manufactured by Libbey in original box.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

Danish Teak Ice Bucket Collection by Jens Quistgaard JHQ Individually Priced
By Jens Harald Quistgaard, Dansk
Located in Ferndale, MI
Collection of six Danish teak ice buckets by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk and Nissan. Measures: Tallest 19.25" x 9.75" diameter Square: 8" wide x 8" deep x 9" tall.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Teak

19th Century Chinese Export Canton Famille Rose Medallion Teapot
Located in London, GB
19th century enamelled porcelain canton Chinese export rose medallion porcelain teapot. Original metal handle covered with a braid. Measures: Height 15.80 cm Diameter 12.50cm.       ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Antique Chinese Export Canton Famille Rose Medallion Teapot
Located in London, GB
19th Century antique Canton Chinese export rose medallion porcelain teapot in a very good condition. Original metal handle. Height 14.00cm Diameter 11.00cm.   
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

1960s Vintage Italian Oval Barilla Metal Enamel Advertising Sign
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage metal enamel advertising oval sign Barilla produced in Italy, in the 1960s. The sign in blue, white and red was used on top of Barilla mono-brand display unit. It shows...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Empoli Art Glass Apothecary Jar
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Italian Empoli art glass from the mid-20th century. Excellent condition. Available in larger assortments. Please look at our Storefront page to browse our entire collection.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

  • Empoli Art Glass Apothecary Jar
  • Empoli Art Glass Apothecary Jar
  • Empoli Art Glass Apothecary Jar
  • Empoli Art Glass Apothecary Jar
H 11.03 in. Dm 5.91 in.
Nesting Bowl Set, Matte White Faceted Set of Three Modern Stacking Serving Bowl
By The Bright Angle
Located in Asheville, NC
Nesting bowls are a kitchen staple that find purpose in any home. These delightful oval space-savers can serve as an array of serving bowls that you can neatly store in your cabinet,...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Porcelain

Nesting Bowl Set, Black and White Duo Set of Three Modern Stacking Serving Bowl
By The Bright Angle
Located in Asheville, NC
Nesting Bowls are a kitchen staple that find purpose in any home. These delightful oval space-savers can serve as an array of serving bowls that you can neatly store in your cabinet,...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Porcelain

Mirror Black Glazed Vase with Mark on Bottom
Located in Monterey, CA
Material: Ceramic Origin: China Age: Ching dynasty, Tung-Chih period, circa 1870 Size: 15 inches in height We have a nice collection of black vases currently. As well as oxblo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg, Figure in Glazed Ceramics, Eagle, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg. Figure in glazed ceramics. Eagle, mid-20th century. Measures: 19 x 18 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Era French Barbotine Majolica Bundled Asparagus Pitcher
By Onnaing
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era French Barbotine style Majolica asparagus pitcher, a bundle of white and green asparagus, with purple spear tips, tied at the center and bottom with a red r...
Category

20th Century French French Provincial Pitchers

Materials

Earthenware

Whimsical Blue Boy and Girl Two Faced Sculpture Master Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in South Burlington, VT
A whimsical handmade and hand painted glazed pottery boy and girl two faced Janus pottery sculpture. Few of a kind. Designer/Maker: Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) with stamp i3D, ci...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Knud Kyhn for Royal Copenhagen, Stoneware Figure, Pekingese, Light Sung Glaze
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Knud Kyhn for Royal Copenhagen, stoneware figure, Pekingese, Light sung glaze. 1st factory quality. Model number 20131. Measures: 21.5 x 19 cm. Perfect condition. Stamped.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Ceramic Sculpture of a Young Girl by Elie van Damme for Amphora
By Elie van Damme
Located in Antwerp, BE
Black ceramic sculpture of a young girl by Elie van Damme for Amphora, 1970. Moulded, metallic glaze. Signed E.L.
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Rare Rörstrand Stoneware Figure by Gunnar Nylund, Lying Lama
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare Rörstrand stoneware figure by Gunnar Nylund. Lying lama. Beautiful glaze in blue / green shades. In perfect condition. 1st factory quality. Stamped. Measures 28.5 cm x 13.5 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Large Arne Ingdam Ceramic Figure, Roaring Deer
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Arne Ingdam ceramic figure. Roaring deer. In perfect condition. Stamped. Measures 33 cm x 24.5 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Mid-Century Modern French Faïence Orchies Moulin de Loupes Master Oyster Platter
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Majolica glazed French faïence master Oyster serving platter, Orchies, circa 1950. Hand glazed in an ombre olive green on a bright white ground, showing ten...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern French Faïence Orchies Moulin de Loupes Master Oyster Platter
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Majolica glazed French faïence master oyster serving platter, Orchies, circa 1950. Hand glazed in an ombre olive green on a bright white ground, showing ten...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern French Faïence Orchies Moulin de Loupes Ombre Oyster Plate
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Majolica glazed French faïence Oyster plate, Orchies, circa 1950. Hand glazed in an ombre olive green on a bright white ground, showing six scallop shaped o...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Sarreguemines Mid-Century Era French Faïence Majolica Whole Fish Serving Platter
By Sarreguemines
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Sarreguemines, French faïence, Majolica glazed fish serving platter. A platter with raised rims and a protruding fish head and tail, showing a dimensional, h...
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Mid-20th Century French Aesthetic Movement Platters and Serveware

Materials

Earthenware

Mid-Century Modern Era Northern Italian Faïence Majolica Fish Service, Set of 7
By Nove, Italy
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From the Barrettoni già Antonibon pottery in Nove, Northern Italy, a Mid-Century Modern Era earthenware fish service consisting of a large serving platter and six individual plates. ...
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Mid-20th Century French International Style Platters and Serveware

Materials

Earthenware

Mascarella, Italy, Vase in Glazed Ceramics, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Mascarella, Italy. Vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in dark and light blue shades. Mid-20th century. In very good condition. Measures: 20.5 x 10.5 cm. Signed.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of 20th Century Chinese Blue and White Covered Jars
Located in Woodbury, CT
Porcelain baluster shaped jars with metal ring topped lids. Decorated with clouds, dragons, ribbons and cross hatching.
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinese Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Gösta Andersson for Rörstrand, Vase in Glazed Ceramics, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gösta Andersson for Rörstrand. Vase in glazed ceramics, mid-20th century. Measures: 19 x 5 cm. In very good condition. 1st factory quality. Stamped.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Gunnar Nylund for Rørstrand / Rorstrand Vase in Glazed Ceramics Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gunnar Nylund for Rørstrand / Rorstrand. Vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in brown and green shades. Mid 20th century. Measuring: 20.5 x 12 cm. In very good condition. 1st...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Chinese Clay Vase Table Lamp
Located in NYC, NY
An original Chinese clay container made into a table lamp. The vase has a basket weave motif throughout and has two big black crabs and a small black conch as ornaments. There is an ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Ceramics

Materials

Clay

Italian Ceramic Art Platter by Eugenio Pattarino
By Eugenio Pattarino
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian art pottery charger by Professor Eugenio Pattarino circa 1950s. The platter can services as a large centrepiece and it features a thick and contrasting glaze with mottled ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Pottery

Materials

Pottery

Large Trumpet Shaped Murano Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large trumpet shaped Murano vase in mouth blown art glass, 1960s. In perfect condition. Measures: 33 x 16 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefor, a Pair of "Stella Polaris" Vases
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefors. A pair of "Stella Polaris" vases in mouth blown art glass, mid-1900s. In perfect condition. Signed. The vase measures: 22 x 13 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Holmegaard Huge Vase or Bottle with Lid in the Shape of Ball, Otto Brauer
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Holmegaard huge vase or bottle with lid in the shape of ball, Otto Brauer. Bottle green. Measures: 51 cm. x 19 cm. In perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Starfire by Lunt Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 Service 78 Pieces
By Lunt Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Stunning starfire by Lunt Silver flatware set, 78 pieces. This set includes: 12 knives, 9 1/8" 12 forks, 7 1/4" 12 salad forks, 6 5/8" 12 teaspoons, 6" 12 place soup spoons, 6 5/8" ...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Sauce Boats, Bow Porcelain Factory, circa 1753
By Bow Porcelain
Located in Melbourne, AU
Pair of Sauceboats, circa 1752-1755: Of flat hexagonal form with waved top and scroll handle, painted after the Chinese in blue with the ‘desirable residence pattern’ of a buildi...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chinoiserie Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Du Maurier by Oneida Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 32 Pieces
By Oneida
Located in Big Bend, WI
Stunning Du Maurier by Oneida sterling silver flatware set, 32 pieces. This set includes: 8 knives, 9 1/4" 8 forks, 7 3/8" 8 salad forks, 6 5/8" 8 teaspoons, 6" Storage chest is no...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Contempora by D&H Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 8 Service 37 Pcs Art Deco
By Dominick & Haff
Located in Big Bend, WI
Art Deco Contempora by Dominick & Haff sterling silver flatware set - 37 pieces. This set includes: 8 knives, 8 3/4" 8 forks, 7 1/4" 8 salad forks, 6 3/8" 8 teaspoons, 6" 1 gravy la...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Southern Grandeur by Easterling Sterling Silver Flatware 12 Set Service 95 Pcs
By Easterling
Located in Big Bend, WI
Southern Grandeur by Easterling sterling silver flatware set, 95 pieces. This set includes: 12 knives, 9 1/4", 12 forks, 7 1/4", 12 salad forks, 6 5/8", 12 teaspoons, 6", 12 fl...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Deco Gents Glass and Silver Cologne Bottle, circa 1930
By Karl Palda
Located in Devon, England
We've had many pieces of Czech glass pass through our hands over the years and this if the first time we've found a gents cologne bottle. Quite a rare find and still smells of men's ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Glass

Materials

Glass

Pair of First Period Worcester "Brocade" Pattern Dishes
By 1st Period Worcester Dr. Wall
Located in Katonah, NY
Known as the "Brocade" pattern, the design on these exquisite eighteenth-century dishes is complicated yet delicate. The inspiration for this pattern comes from seventeenth-century ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George III Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Surrealist Postmodern Porcelain and Glass Cheese Cover Designed by Borek Sipek
By B. Sipek
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Charming cheese cover designed by Borek Sipek, the Czech designer who passed away in 2016. Made of porcelain and glass this is the ideal object to store your cheeses on the counte...
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Vintage 1980s Czech Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain, Glass

Salvador Teran Mosaic and Brass Pitcher
By Salvador Teran
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Salvador Teran mosaic and brass pitcher. Born in Taxco, Salvador Teran (1920-1974) trained with Spratling at Las Delicias, then from 1939 worked with his cousins Los Castillo at thei...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

Materials

Brass

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Toast Rack and Tray No. 1183
By Henning Koppel, Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver toast rack and tray no. 1183 Measures: Rack H 7cm(2.75 in) L 12.8 cm(5.03 in) W 10.8 cm(4.25 in) Tray L 17 cm(6.69 in) W 13.5 cm(5.31 in) ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Amethyst Jars
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sometimes you need that last finishing touch to complete a room. Look no further these jars will dress up any room, whether a living room, bedroom or even a den. The color of glass, ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Pair of Amethyst Jars
  • Pair of Amethyst Jars
  • Pair of Amethyst Jars
  • Pair of Amethyst Jars
H 4 in. Dm 5 in.
Austrian Midcentury Horn Salad Servers by Carl Auböck Vienna
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of Austrian modernist horn salad servers designed and manufactured by Carl Aubo¨ck Vienna.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Horn

Sterling Silver Footed Center Piece Bowl / Two Candlesticks
Located in Hudson, NY
Sterling silver midcentury footed center piece bowl with two candle sticks. Each piece is undersigned and numbered. Each one is in excellent condition. These pieces would bring a gre...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Funkis III by Ws Sorensen Sterling Silver Danish Flatware Set 12 Service 73 Pcs
By W. & S. Sorensen
Located in Big Bend, WI
Fabulous Funkis III by W.S. Sorensen Danish sterling silver flatware set, 73 pieces. This set includes: 12 knives, 8", 12 forks, 7 1/4", 12 salad forks, 6 1/2", 12 teaspoons, 5 ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Old Danish Sterling Silver Cake Fork No 043
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen old Danish sterling silver cake fork no 043. Measures 14.4 cm / 5 43/64 in.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cactus Dessert Spoon No 021
By Georg Jensen, Gundorph Albertus
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver Cactus dessert spoon No 021. Measures: 16.9 cm / 6 21/32 in. Design Gundorph Albertus, 1930.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Carl Aubock Triangular Walnut Cutting Board with Wickerwork Handle Knife, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful triangular cutting board and knife, designed and executed in the 1950s by Carl Aubock. Made of walnut and leather. The knife is manufactured by Amboss Austria and fully m...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Steel

Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful set of red ceramics wall lights by Kaiser Leuchten, Germany.
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
H 10 in. W 10 in. D 5.5 in.
Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, Boomerang Shaped Bowl in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand. Boomerang shaped bowl in glazed ceramics. Beautiful lime green eggshell glaze, mid-20th century. Measures: 21 x 3 cm. In very good condition. 2nd fact...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Carl Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand, Large Cylindrical Vase in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Carl Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand. Large cylindrical vase in glazed ceramics, mid-20th century. Measures: 36 x 11 cm. In very good condition. 1st factory quality. Stamped.   
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Ettore Sottsass Geometrical Ceramic Vase
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Vase by Ettore Sottsass, part of the "geometrical" cast. Triple square form made in glazed dark green ceramics.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fantastic Roger Capron and Jean Derval Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps, circa 1970
By Roger Capron
Located in Megeve, FR
Fantastic Roger Capron and Jean Derval pair of ceramic table lamps, circa 1970, in excellent condition. Measures: H 46cm without lampshade. (Price without lampshades: 8000 euros).
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fantastic Roger Capron and Jean Derval Ceramic Table Lamp, circa 1970
By Roger Capron
Located in Megeve, FR
Fantastic Roger Capron and Jean Derval ceramic table lamp, circa 1970, in excellent condition. Measure: H 46cm without lampshade. Price without lampshade: 4000 euros.
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

‘Sahara’ Colere Enameled Ceramic Ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Savona, IT
Ashtray produced in the 1960s by Bitossi based on a design by Aldo Londi. Colored and enameled ceramic from the Sahara series. Good general condition. Dimensions: Diameter 12.5 ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

‘Sahara’ Colere Enameled Ceramic Pitcher by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Savona, IT
Pitcher produced in the 1950s by Bitossi based on a design by Aldo Londi. Colored and enameled ceramic from the Sahara series. Good general condition, two small chips in the upper ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Two Extraordinary Hans Theo Baumann Majolica Vases for Karlsruhe
By Hans Theo Baumann
Located in New York, NY
These two rarely seen Hans Theo Baumann vases are hand built and glazed by Baumann. One of the most prominent midcentury industrial designers, his work was produced by prominent manu...
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Majolica

Midcentury Porcelain china Vase and Plate Collection of 8 Pieces
Located in Denia, ES
Stunning Chinese collection ex collection "Palais de .... " Paris 1/ Large Tulip vase blue and white porcelain five mouth dragon bud vase . Featuring a large moon flask shaped body...
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinese Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Studio Ceramic Vase by Peter Beard British, PFB Seal / Mark, 1980s
By Peter Beard
Located in Nürnberg, Bavaria
Contemporary Studio ceramic vase by Peter Beard (British, b.1951), 1980s. Base with an impressed PFB Seal and Mark.        
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Vintage 1980s English Mid-Century Modern Pottery

Materials

Ceramic

1980s Italian Blue Original Campari Soda Ashtray in Ceramic by Thun Design
By Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez
Located in Milan, IT
Original Campari soda advertising ashtray in blue ceramic designed by Thun design in 1985-1986. Bottom mark: Original Campari Thun design Made in Italy Milano Collector'...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

1970s Italian Advertising Cordinal Campari Liquor Little Plastic Tray
Located in Milan, IT
Advertising Cordial Campari Liquor little plastic tray made in Milan, Italy in the 1970s. The tray reproduces a copy of the original adverting image for Cordial Campari Liquor "L...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Plastic

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Mid Century Ceramics For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of mid century ceramics for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique mid century ceramics was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, ceramic and glass. There are 21414 antique and vintage mid century ceramics for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 263 modern editions to choose from as well. Mid century ceramics have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid century ceramics are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Scandinavian Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many mid century ceramics are appealing in their simplicity, but Georg Jensen, Fornasetti and Carl Auböck produced popular mid century ceramics that are worth a look.

How Much are Mid Century Ceramics?

Prices for mid century ceramics can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, mid century ceramics begin at $10 and can go as high as $1,348,060, while the average can fetch as much as $790.

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.