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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

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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

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

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H 11.03 in. Dm 5.91 in.
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

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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

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Ceramic

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

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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

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

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Ceramic

‘Sahara’ Colere Enameled Ceramic Ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
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 ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

‘Sahara’ Colere Enameled Ceramic Pitcher by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
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 ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

1960s Vintage Italian Campari L'aperitico Advertising Glass
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage Campari advertising glass made in Italy in the 1960s. This specific advertising glass is rare due to its Campari L'aperitivo logo in marine green. Collector's note: Ca...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

1960s Vintage Advertising Italian Copper Campari Reverse Mould
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage advertising "Un Campari" (a Campari) reverse mould made in Italy in the 1960s in metal and copper. Collector's note: Campari is an Italian alcoholic liqueur, considered...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Copper, Metal

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

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Plastic

1960s Vintage White Plastic Italian Bitter Campari Rectangular Bar Tray
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage white plastic rectangular bar tray made in Italy by KEAN Milano for Campari. Mark on bottom: Viale Maino 25 KEAN Milano Made in Italy Collector's note: Campari ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Plastic

1970s Vintage Italian Campari Soda Metal Design Red Bottle Opener
Located in Milan, IT
Iconic vintage Italian Campari Soda ultra slim metal red bottle opener.   Collector's note: Campari is an Italian alcoholic liqueur, considered an apéritif obtained from the inf...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

1950s Vintage Glass Italian Advertising Syphon Seltzer Cinzano Soda Bar Bottle
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable Italian bars in the 1950s to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

1950s Rare Vintage Glass Italian Soda Syphon Seltzer Campari Milano Soda
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable Italian bars in the 1950s to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

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'...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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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'...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Ceramic

1980s Large Italian Yellow Ceramic Ferrari Ashtray by Bitossi with Original Box
Located in Milan, IT
Ferrari advertising ashtray in yellow ceramic made in Italy by Bitossi in the 1980s. This large circular ashtray has a black Ferrari horse symbol in the centre and one Ferrari logo o...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Ceramic

1950s Glass Italian Soda Syphon Seltzer Large Logo Campari Soda Bar Bottle
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable Italian bars in the 1950s to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

1950s Glass Italian Vintage Soda Syphon Seltzer Bitter Campari Milano Bar Bottle
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable Italian bars in the 1950s to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

1950s Rare Vintage Red Glass Italian Soda Syphon Seltzer Galleria Campari Milano
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable Italian bars in the 1950s to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

1950s Glass Italian Soda Syphon Seltzer Logo Campari Soda 1/2 Liter Bar Bottle
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable Italian bars in the 1950s to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

1970s Vintage Italian Advertising Cordial Campari Glacette
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage advertising glacette in blue made in the 1970s for Cordial Campari. A glacette is a simple, double-walled or otherwise insulated container that keeps a chilled bottle of s...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wine Coolers

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Metal

1970s Vintage Advertising Campari Soda Milano Ashtray in White and Red Ceramic
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage Campari Soda Milano advertising ashtray in white and red and dark blue ceramic made in Italy by Ceramica E Piola in Carpignano Sesia, Novara in the 1960. The ashtray is de...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Ceramic

1950s Rare Vintage Cobalt Blue Glass Soda Syphon Seltzer Antica Farmacia Rimini
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable Italian bars in the 1950s to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

1950s Vintage Glass Soda Syphon Advertising Seltzer Galleria Campari, Milano
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable Italian bars in the 1950s to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

20th Century Italian Venetian Glass and 22-Karat Gold Drinks Set of 5
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Midcentury Italian Venetian blown glass and 22-karat gold, crystal ruby jeweled drinks set of 5 pieces. This lovely handmade drinks set features a vivid blue ground with 22-karat gol...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Glass

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Crystal, Gold

Aldo Londi Blue Ceramic Ashtray Handcrafted in Italy
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Round "Rimini Blu" enameled terra cotta cigar ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand carved geometric designs. Round ash receiver with nice midcentury de...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Stoneware

Italian Designer White Gold & Orange Espresso Coffee Cup by Richard Ginori
By Richard Ginori
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Italian white and orange porcelain and gold gilt decoration espresso coffee or tea demitasse cup and saucer by designer Richard Ginori, circa mid-20th century, Italy. Col...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Porcelain

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Gold

Murano Ashtray, Flavio Poli, Submerged Glass, Amber, Glass, Italy, 1960s
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Roma, IT
Murano ashtray, attributable to Flavio Poli, Vetro Sommerso. Amber, glass, Italy, 1960s. No chipping.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Richard Ginori Designer Italian White & Gold Espresso Coffee or Tea Cup Saucer
By Richard Ginori
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Italian espresso coffee or tea demitasse cup and saucer 'Toscana' by designer Richard Ginori, circa mid-20th century, Italy. Porcelain cup and saucer have beautiful shape...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Classical Roman Porcelain

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Set of 2 Murano red Glass Sommerso Bowl Shells Ashtray Element, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli, Alessandro Mandruzzato, G. Campanella & Co.
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass bowl elements set of 2 Origin: Murano, Italy Decade: 1970s This original vintage glass element was designed and produced in the 1970s in...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Richard Ginori Designer Italian White and Gold Coffee or Tea Cup, circa 1960s
By Richard Ginori
Located in New York, NY
Very beautiful vintage Italian white porcelain with gold gilt coffee or tea cup(s) by designer Richard Ginori, Italy, circa mid-20th century, circa 1960s. Colors include: gold gilt a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Classical Roman Porcelain

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Gold

Richard Ginori Designer Italian Coffee or Tea Cup and Saucer in Green and Gold
By Richard Ginori
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful vintage century Italian white porcelain with emerald green and gold coffee or tea cup and saucer by designer Richard Ginori, circa 20th century, Italy. Colors includ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Classical Roman Porcelain

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Gold

Set of 6 Murano Glass Tumblers, Blooming Field with Poppies and Lavender, Signed
By Silvio Piattelli, Ercole Barovier, Gio Ponti, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
The original name is Campo fiorito con papaveri e lavanda. I designed this at the turn of the millennium for Nancy and Robert Frehling of Oggetti. I was experimenting with the piera ...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Set of 6 Murano Glass Deep Champagne Cups, Green Rigadin and Gold Leaf, Seguso
By Archimede Seguso, Gianni Seguso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Set of 6 stemmed cups in green with dense rigadin deep cups. Stem is solid glass with gold leaf fused in the rigadin design. Stem hot attached to cup and foot with two green necks. F...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold Leaf

Set of 10 Murano Tumblers, Cenedese Sfumato 1960, Young Collection, Masterpieces
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese, Amelio Cenedese
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Set of tumblers from Cenedese, made in Murano. Labelled and signed. For a glass lover and collector. Each glass has a sfumato technique, striping, a bottom incalmo and a dot. Thi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Set of 10 Murano Long Drink and Tumblers Cenedese Murano 1960, Young Collection
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese, Amelio Cenedese
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Set of 10 glass made of 5 long drink tumblers and 5 wiskey tumblers from Cenedese, made in Murano. A great collection of vibrant colors with an incredible number of techniques. E...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Glass Tumbler, Blooming Field with Poppies and Lavender, unit price
By Silvio Piattelli, Ercole Barovier, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini, Gio Ponti
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This listing is for unit price for customer who needs quantities that are different than the listed set of 6. The original name is Campo fiorito con papaveri e lavanda. I designed th...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Set of 6 Murano Art Glass Tumblers, Doppio Ritorto Amazing Technique, Signed
By Silvio Piattelli, Gio Ponti, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Proud to offer such a beautiful piece. In this tumbler the traditional technique of straight canes receives an additional work. The glass before blowing is heated again to get to th...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Art Glass Tumblers, Doppio Ritorto Amazing Technique, signed. Unit price.
By Silvio Piattelli, Gio Ponti, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This listing is for unit price for customer who needs quantities that are different than the listed set of 6. Proud to offer such a beautiful piece. In this tumbler the traditional t...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-20th Century Italian Design Pineapple Ice Bucket in Pewter by Mauro Manetti
By Mauro Manetti
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
An elegant Italian design pineapple ice bucket, a container with lid, in silvered pewter. This charming eyecatcher and piece of Italian design has been created by Mauro Manetti in t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Pewter

1970s Vintage Italian Metal San Pellegrino Mineral Water Bottle Holder
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage metal San Pellegrino mineral water round advertising bottle holder made in Italy. This bottle holder fits the 1/2 L bottle only. Dimensions: upper ring 8 cm diameter, ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

1960s Vintage Italian Daily Perpetual Calendar San Pellegrino Mineral Water
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage Italian advertising daily perpetual calendar Acqua Minerale San Pellegrino produced by SIMP Milano, Italy, in the 1960s. The calendar is made up of two components: A) a p...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Metal

1950s Rare Vintage Italian Cordial Campari Glass Flask with Aluminium Cup
Located in Milan, IT
This rare vintage Cordial Campari glass flask is totally iconic! Both for its limited edition as bottle both because this Raspberry flavoured liqueur was produced only in the spring/...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Aluminum

1960s Italian White Plastic Buon Appetito! ‘Enjoy Your Meal!’ Coca-Cola Ashtray
Located in Milan, IT
Coca-Cola advertising ashtray in white plastic made in Italy by Mebel in the 1960s. This triangular ashtray have two Coca-Cola logos in red on two sides and a "Buon Appetito!" (Enjoy...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Plastic

1950s Vintage Italian Birra Italia Beer Brown Glass Bottle Made in Milan
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage Italian "Birra Italia" beer brown glass bottle. The bottle shows two slogans "Birra Italia Speciale Milano" (Birra Italia specialty from Milan) as label and "Birra Italia...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

1950s Italian White Advertising Martini Dry Ashtray in Ceramic by Richard Ginori
Located in Milan, IT
1950s Italian vintage advertising white triangular ashtray with Martini Dry logo in black and green on all three sides, in ceramic by Richard Ginori. Marked on bottom "Richard Gin...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Ceramic

1950s Rare Vintage Italian Fratelli Branca Milano Glass Flask with Aluminium Cup
Located in Milan, IT
This vintage Fratelli Branca Milano glass flask with a separate small aluminium cup is totally iconic! Flask is made in glass with a herringbone pattern in relief and marked "Frat...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Aluminum

1950s Vintage Italian Birra Italia Beer Green Glass Bottle with Ceramic Stopper
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage Italian "Birra Italia" beer green glass bottle with ceramic stopper. The bottle has a "Birra Italia Speciale Milano" (Birra Italia specialty from Milan) horizontal relief ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Torviscosa Bottle
By Ceramica Artistica Torviscosa
Located in New York, NY
Handmade ceramic bottle by Torviscosa. Irregular bottle form with slant-cut mouth at top. High fire glazes in mottled reds and blues create a beautiful effect. Really fine example of...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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H 16.75 in. W 7 in. D 6 in.
Modern Porcelain Breadstick Holster Server Platter Rometti Ceramics 1950s, Italy
By Rometti Ceramics 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rometti Italy midcentury porcelain breadstick holster server platter. Hand painted figurative scene in orange and cream inside, green marbled exterior, swooping metal handle with yel...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Wrought Iron

1970s Mid-Century Modern Brass and Smoked Glass Italian Tray by MB
By MB Italy
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A serving tray made in Italy by MB, brass and smoked glass are ion perfect conditions. It's labeled on a side, probably it hasn't been never used.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Brass

1970s Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Italian Vase
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A ceramic vase hand-crafted in italy in the Fifties, good conditions overall.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

1950s Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Italian Basket
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An amazing entree dish basket in black painted metal, polychrome ceramic and wicker handle. It's in very good conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Iron

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H 7.49 in. W 14.97 in. D 8.27 in.
Sardinian polychrome ceramics by Claudio Pulli for Isola. Italy 1970s
By Claudio Pulli
Located in Roma, IT
Sardinian polychrome ceramics by Claudio Pulli for Isola. CLAUDIO PULLI one of the greatest Sardinian artists, Ciotola realized for I.S.O.L.A. Isola is the most prestigious ceramice...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid Century Lidded Bowl by Ceramiche Batignani, Italy
By Ceramiche Batignani
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A beautiful pumpkin shaped bowl with lid crowned by a brass handle by Ceramiche Batignani from the 1950's. This handmade bowl is in perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Modern Signed Ceramic Vessel Sculpture
Located in North Miami, FL
This amazing signed but not legible Italian Mid-Century Modern ceramic sculpture and or vessel tells a story. It looks like it may be signed Gianni. We have tried to do the research ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Italian Mid Century Pinguin Ceramic by Cima, 1950
By Cima
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Beautiful penguin ceramic from Italy made by Cima, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

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Mid Century Italian Ceramics For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of mid century Italian ceramics available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, ceramic and metal, all mid century Italian ceramics available were constructed with great care. There are 5116 antique and vintage mid century Italian ceramics for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 19 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of mid century Italian ceramics available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of mid century Italian ceramics to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco mid century Italian ceramics are of considerable interest. Fornasetti, Bitossi and Aldo Tura each produced beautiful mid century Italian ceramics that are worth considering.

How Much are Mid Century Italian Ceramics?

Prices for mid century Italian ceramics start at $20 and top out at $66,420 with the average selling for $852.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right 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.