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Italian 1950s Organic Floral Sea Green Handmade Ceramic Vase
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Beautiful organic midcentury modern Italian vase in light and sea green colors. Hand-carved, delicate floral decorations along the belly and neck. In beautiful condition. Signed unde...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Organic Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Egyptian Motif Marchi Brescia Ceramic Vase, Italy, 1960s
By Midcentury Italian school
Located in Nuernberg, DE
An amazing midcentury studio art pottery vase, made in Italy, circa 1960s. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites. Signed with at the base. Hole on top i...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass Vase
Located in Copenhagen, K
Smoked rifled brown tinted glass vase.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Italian Glass Vase
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A gold and transparent glass vase with decorations that form a lattice, vase has been made in Italy in the Fifties and it's in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Deruta Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Vase
By Deruta
Located in New York, NY
Deruta Italian Mid-Century Modern ceramic vase with musical notes and stylized musicians, marked 'Deruta Italy' on the bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Italian Molded Glass Vase
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Early 20th century vase made of special glass, Italy, 1920s.
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

X-Large Mid-Century Modern BERTONCELLO Vase 1960's - Italy
By Bertoncello
Located in Wien, 9
This is an stunning ceramic vase by Bertoncello Ceramiche d’Arte in the shape of a “d” or trumpet in the hue “Tobacco”. It's a wonderful example of artistically crafted Italian desig...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Clay, Earthenware, Stoneware

Mid-Century Italian Vase
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful roughly glazed, in white, orange and black, vase from Italy 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

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H 11.23 in. Dm 6.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Costantini Murano Glass Italian Vase
By Constantini
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Murano hand blown vase made of opaline glass by the Italian artist glassblower Costantini. The body is decorated with round freeform reliefs. This exquisite Venetian vase is signe...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Large Italian Teardrop Green Marble Vase, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Large Mid-Century Modern European green marble vase or urn. Circa 1960's, this magnificent tear drop shaped marble vase is time and elegant in any decor. The vase is perfect as a des...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Marble

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Vase by Bertoncello, Italy, 1950s
By Bertoncello
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Vase by Bertoncello, Italy, 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

1950s Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Italian Vase by Rometti
By Rometti Ceramics 1
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An elegant vase made in Italy in the 1950s by Rometti Ceramiche Umbertide, gilded and ivory painted ceramic it's in very good conditions, it's signed on the bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Italian mid-century modern Gray Murano glass vase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Gray Murano glass vase, 1970s Gray Murano glass vase from the I Sommersi series. 1970s Good conditions. Measurements in cm 7,5x7,5x29
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Gray Murano Glass Vase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Gray Murano glass vase, 1970s Gray Murano glass vase from the I Sommersi series. 1970s Good conditions, present defects. Measurements in cm 10x7x22.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Black Ceramic Spherical Vase, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Black ceramic spherical vase, 1980s Spherical vase in black ceramic. Croff label on the back 1980s. Very good conditions. Measurements in cm 22 x 22 H.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Modern Gray Pewter Rounded Vase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern gray pewter rounded vase 1970s Rounded pewter vase, slightly satin-finished surface. Good condition, with dents on the metal visible in the photos. Measu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pewter

Rosenthal-Netter Mid-Century Modern Glazed Ceramic Vase Italy
By Rosenthal Netter
Located in Miami, FL
Rosenthal-Netter Mid-Century Modern glazed ceramic vase made in Italy. A vintage glazed ceramic vase in a mustard yellow with paisley motifs, by Rosenthal-Netter. Marked and Numbere...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Modern Small White Ceramic Vase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern small white ceramic vase, 1970s Small ball-shaped vase in white glazed ceramic. Excellent condition. Measures: 10x11h cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Modern Irregular Shaped Steel Vase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern irregular shaped steel vase, 1970s Irregular shaped steel vase. excellent general conditions Measures:20 x 10 x 22,5 H cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Murano Carmel Art Glass Vase Italy
Located in Montreal, QC
Mid-Century Modern Excentric Murano Art Glass vase, produced in Sommerso (submerged). Beautifully designed Art Glass piece in Caramel, White, Purple and Black Glass, further embellis...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Collection of Italian Bertoncello Ceramic Vases
By Bertoncello
Located in Bochum, NRW
A beautiful collection of Bertoncello sculptural Italian ceramic vases. Seven glazed ceramic vases produced by Bertoncello Ceramiche D'Arte, Italy in 1960s and 1970s. In very good ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Purple Murano Glass Vase, Italy, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
Hand crafted light pink and purple Murano glass rectangular vase.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bitossi by Rosenthal Ceramic Vase
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern Italian Bitossi for Rosenthal ceramic vase, made in the 1940s in Italy. The piece has its original label and is in very good condition.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Travertine Mid-Century Italian Vase
Located in London, GB
A stylish good quality vase, with concentric ringed detailing. Italy, c1970s. Maker unknown but well designed and well executed. Good condition, Location: Belgium Gal...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Travertine

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H 10.63 in. W 11.82 in. D 3.15 in.
1969 Mid-Century Modern Fat Lava Ceramic Italian Vase
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An orange, brown and green ceramic vase also usable as an umbrella stand, it's signed on the base Etna G. Ponti 1969, a Sicilian ceramist of the period. It remembers Etna the highest...
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Mid-20th Century Sicilian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Striped Terracotta Pottery Vases
By Gio Ponti, Marcello Fantoni, Guido Gambone
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian terracotta vases. Both vases have primarily yellow glazes, with stripes of brownish-red and spots of white. In the style of Guido Gamb...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Terracotta

Mid-Century Modern Large Ceramic Vase by Fratelli Fancuillacci, Italy
By Fratelli Fanciullacci
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Cheerful large ceramic vase by the Italian designers Fratelli Fancuillacci. The primary colors on the earth colored background form two adults and a child walking under an umbrell...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

1950s Stylish Mid-Century Modern Hand Painted Ceramic Italian Vase
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A modernist ceramic vase made in Italy in the 1950s in perfect conditions. It's signed in a side, but is'nt possible find the author.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

1970s Mid-Century Modern Orange and Brown Glass Italian Vase
By Carlo Moretti, Opaline florence
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An orange and brown opaline glass vase made in Italy in the Seventies. These vases are very popular in that period. It has been totally hand-blown and hand-crafted and each of these ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Opaline Glass

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Vase by Italian Maker Fratelli Fanciullacci
By Fratelli Fanciullacci
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Interesting ceramic vase made by Fratelli Fancuillacci. The vase itself has been left unglazed, but the two stylized horses that serve as it decor - one green, one yellow - did recei...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Modern Pink Craquelure Glaze & Gold Décor Vase
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern ceramic vase with pink craquelure glaze with 24k gold decoration. Made in Italy during the 1950's-1960's, with a 'Made in Italy' paper label on bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Gold

Mid-Century Modern Costantini Murano Glass Italian, Pair of Vases
By Constantini
Located in Madrid, ES
Murano hand blown vases made of opaline glass by the Italian artist glassblower Costantini. The body is decorated with round freeform reliefs. This exquisite Venetian vase is sign...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Cylindrical White Murano Glass Vase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
White Murano glass vase, 1970s Cylindrical vase in Murano glass with white spiral pattern. 1970s Good conditions, small chipping on the edge. Measurements in cm 10x30h.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Amethyst Vase by Sergio Asti, 1970s
By Sergio Asti
Located in London, GB
Italian Mid-Century Modern amethyst vase by Sergio Asti, 1970s. Amethyst vase by Sergio Asti, the vase is composed of an upper cup and a flared base. The colour is amethyst and it ch...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Mouthblown Italian Murano Flowery Glass Vase
By Fazzeletto, Murano 5
Located in Lisse, NL
A playful and organically beautiful, mouthblown, glass vase. This large and elegant Murano vase from the 1970s is a truly exquisite vase and she is in very good, original conditio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Costantini Murano Glass Italian Vases
By Costantini
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Pair of Murano hand blown vases made of opaline glass by the Italian artist glassblower Costantini. The body is decorated with round freeform reliefs. These exquisite Venetian vas...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

1950s Giuseppe Barile Albisola Italian Mid-Century Modern Pottery Vase
By Giuseppe Barile Albisola
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Gorgeous and rare polychrome pottery vase in bizzarre shape. Made in the pottery manufactury from Giuseppe Barile in Albisola, Italy. The vase is hand-crafted and hand-painted in b...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Italian Mid-Century Modern Alexandrite Vase with Irregular Shape, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern alexandrite vase with irregular shape, 1960s Alexandrite vase with irregular shape, workmanship on the corners. Good general condition Measures: 10...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Costantini Murano Glass Italian Vases
By Constantini
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of murano hand blown vases made of opaline glass by the Italian artist glassblower Costantini. The body is decorated with round freeform reliefs. These exquisite Venetian vas...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Italian Glass Red & Purple Striped Vase
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Flavio Poli
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A good Murano glass vase with red and purple stripes. In the style of Flavio Poli with a thick body, bullicine and 'a face' decoration. Measure: Height ca. 12 1/2 in. Items ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Tall Raymor Yellow Red Ceramic Vase Italy
By Raymor
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern vase made out of ceramic in deep red, yellow and black colors by Raymor, Italy. Marked and dated underneath. A gorgeous vase for your holiday table.     
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Modern Vase Ceramic Red Gold Color, 1950s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian Mid-Century Modern vase ceramic red gold color, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Fluted Brass Vase
Located in New York, NY
This elegant brass vase was crafted in Italy, circa 1970. It features a fluted cylindrical body and a scalloped top all in lustrous polished brass. With its austere form and bold mat...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Brass

Murano Vase Italy Mid Century Unused
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in New York, NY
Mid century 1950s 1960s Murano hand blown art glass vase. Beautiful rose color. Still retains original Murano marking sticker. Made in Italy. Measurements: Vase height: 9.5 inch...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass

Mid-Century Fratelli Fanciullacci Italy Vase
By Fratelli Fanciullacci
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Stunning and vibrant, 40 cm high, jug vase with sgrafitto and hand-painted colored glossy pattern of stylised women. On the base is painted Italy 7882. Fratelli Fanciullacci Potte...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

1950s Huge Mid-Century Modern Blue and Gold Ceramic Italian Vase
By Saca
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A blue and gold ceramic vase decorated with flowers made in Italy in the early Fifties by Società Accomandita Ceramiche Artistiche of Sesto Fiorentino. The vase it's in excellent con...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Salvatore Procida Hand Decorated Ceramic Vase, Vietri, Italy Mid-Century Modern
By Salvatore Procida, Vietri
Located in New York, NY
Three sided ceramic vase with hand painted faces designed by Salvatore Procida for Vietri Italy circa 1950’s. Mid-Century Modern.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid Century Colorful Vase Italy 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning glass vase multicolor in a beautiful and unique shape made in Italy 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

1970s Mid-Century Modern Orange and Gray Opaline Glass Italian Vase
By Carlo Moretti, Opaline florence
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An opaline glass vase made in Italy in the Seventies. Orange and gray colors are typical of the period. It's in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Opaline Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Orange Ceramic Vase with Abstract Decoration, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern orange ceramic vase, 1960s Round-shaped vase in orange glazed ceramic and abstract brown decorations. Very good condition Measures in cm 25 D x 20 H.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Modern Alexandrite Vase Attributed to Sergio Asti, 1970s
By Sergio Asti
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern alexandrite vase attributed to Sergio Asti, 1970s Alexandrite vase attributed to Sergio Asti, the vase is composed of an upper cup and a flared base. The ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Gianni Tosin Lava & Blue Glaze Italian Mid-Century Modern Pottery Vase
By Guido Gambone
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fantastic Italian modernist pottery vase by Gianni Tosin. With Gambone style mottled blue glaze and raised cream colored 'lava' decoration. Stamped Italy and marked 19/13 to bas...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

Italian Mid-Century Modern Set of Orange Foam Rubber Vases, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern set of orange foam rubber vases with irregular surface, 1980s Set of dark orange foam rubber vases with irregular surface. Good condition, a small defe...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Foam

Italian Mid-Century Modern Irregular Shaped Blue Glazed Ceramic Vase, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern irregular shaped blue glazed ceramic vase, 1960s Irregular shaped blue glazed ceramic vase. Very good condition. Measures: 10 D x 20 H cm.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Green Yellow Pair of Murano Vases, Italy, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Murano glass vases carved and molded by hand.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Signed Alvino Bagni Raymor Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Vase Italy Bloomingdales
By Alvino Bagni
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare signed Alvina Bagni large vase that was purchased through Bloomingdales in the 1960's. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful red mid-century Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the Sommerso (submerged) glass technique.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

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H 7.88 in. W 2.76 in. D 2.76 in.
Semeraro Vase Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Multi-Color Abstract Figure
By Semeraro
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Semeraro vase Mid-Century Modern Italian design multi-color abstract figure.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Mid-Century Modern Guzzini Crystal Lucite Italian Vases, 1970s
By Guzzini
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful set of four crystal plexiglass flower vases. This fantastic set was designed by Guzzini in Italy during the 1970s. This set is made of four different flower vases with t...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Acrylic, Lucite, Plexiglass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bitossi Red and Black Ceramic Vase, 1960
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Stunning Bitossi vase in really good condition the inside of the vase is glaze in black color and the outside has the original ceramic tone. Signed on the bottom.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

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Mid Century Modern Italian Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century modern Italian vase you’re looking for. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and ceramic, every mid century modern Italian vase was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a mid century modern Italian vase, we have 6102 options in-stock, while there are 51 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the mid century modern Italian vase you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mid century modern Italian vase, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one mid century modern Italian vase that is appealing in its simplicity, but Bitossi, Venini and Aldo Londi produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Italian Vase?

The average selling price for a mid century modern Italian vase at 1stDibs is $1,193, while they’re typically $32 on the low end and $113,205 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Vases for You

Whether it’s a Chinese Han dynasty glazed ceramic wine vessel, a work of Murano glass or a hand-painted Scandinavian modern stoneware piece, a fine vase brings a piece of history into your space as much as it adds a sophisticated dynamic.

Like sculptures or paintings, vases are considered works of fine art. Once offered as tributes to ancient rulers, vases continue to be gifted to heads of state today. Over time, decorative porcelain vases have become family heirlooms to be displayed prominently in our homes — loved pieces treasured from generation to generation.

The functional value of vases is well known. They were traditionally utilized as vessels for carrying dry goods or liquids, so some have handles and feature an opening at the top (where they flare back out). While artists have explored wildly sculptural alternatives over time, the most conventional vase shape is characterized by a bulbous base and a body with shoulders where the form curves inward.

Owing to their intrinsic functionality, vases are quite possibly versatile in ways few other art forms can match. They’re typically taller than they are wide. Some have a neck that offers height and is ideal for the stems of cut flowers. To pair with your mid-century modern decor, the right vase will be an elegant receptacle for leafy snake plants on your teak dining table, or, in the case of welcoming guests on your doorstep, a large ceramic floor vase for long tree branches or sticks — perhaps one crafted in the Art Nouveau style — works wonders.

Interior designers include vases of every type, size and style in their projects — be the canvas indoors or outdoors — often introducing a splash of color and a range of textures to an entryway or merely calling attention to nature’s asymmetries by bringing more organically shaped decorative objects into a home.

On 1stDibs, you can browse our collection of vases by material, including ceramic, glass, porcelain and more. Sizes range from tiny bud vases to massive statement pieces and every size in between.