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Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Art Glass Bowl 1960s
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Art glass bowl 1960s A large and heavy Murano Sommerso glass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jard...

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful olive green with yellow Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful red and orange Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the Sommerso
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful green and yellowwi Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the Sommerso
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful purple and blue Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the Sommerso
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful blue and peach Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the Sommerso
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
H 15.75 in W 3.94 in D 3.94 in
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
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass, Glass

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
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful green/blue with peach midcentury Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the Sommerso
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful green yellow midcentury Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the Sommerso (submerged
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

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
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

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

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful green/yellow midcentury Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the Sommerso (submerged
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern, Murano 'Sommerso' Blue Art Glass Vase, Italy, 1960
Located in Catania, IT
This Murano glass vase has the same workmanship as a "sommerso". The "sommerso" is an art form of
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Sommerso, Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Sommerso Cobalt and Azure BlueTextured Glass Vase
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Buffalo, NY
Striking Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso glass vase, in brilliant cobalt and azure blue, with a
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Sommerso Murano Glass Vase, Mid-Century Modern
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large Murano glass vase. Beautiful and rare vase with oval shaped sides and
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Sommerso Murano large vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Zandhoven, BE
A Venetian organic glass sculpture vase, made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. Made in
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Sommerso Murano large vase
Mid-Century Sommerso Murano large vase
H 15.75 in W 10.24 in D 10.24 in
Mid-Century Modern, Set of 3, Murano Sommerso, Bowls
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful midcentury Italian Murano glass bowls. Made using the Sommerso (submerged) glass
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass

Vintage Mid Century Modern Hand Blown Sommerso Murano Glass Vase, Italy, 1950s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in VALENCIA, ES
Step into the timeless elegance of Mid-Century Modern Murano glass with this exquisite hand-blown
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Murano Vase by Sommerso Murano, Italy circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautifully colored mid-century Murano glass vase from the workshops of Sommerso in Venetia
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-century Modern Murano Glass Bowl
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Stunning green and amber colored Murano glass bowl in a beautiful shape.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Murano Glass

Mid-century Modern Murano Glass Bowl
Mid-century Modern Murano Glass Bowl
H 3.55 in W 13 in D 4.34 in
Large Mid Century Modern Archimede Seguso Murano Centerpiece Bowl
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Soquel, CA
Large Mid Century Modern Archimede Seguso Murano Centerpiece Bowl Dramatic and modern, this 1950s
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Vase - Sommerso - Flavio Poli
By Murano Glass Sommerso, Flavio Poli
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A beautiful art glass Sommerso vase, attributed to the Italian designer Flavio Poli. The vase is
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Rare Mid-century Murano Glass Flavio Poli Sommerso Vase, Filigrana Applied
By Flavio Poli, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Miami, FL
Rare Mid-century Murano Glass Flavio Poli Sommerso Vase, Filigrana Applied Offered for sale is a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid Century Sommerso Murano Glass Vase Pink/ Green, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Highly decorative mid century Murano Glass Vase from the renown workshops in Italy around 1960/70
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Big Murano Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful purple and green Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano glass vase. This piece is a tall one
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Big Murano Glass Vase
Mid-Century Modern Big Murano Glass Vase
H 12.21 in W 5.91 in D 3.55 in
Murano Sommerso Decanter c1970
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Heading : Murano sommerso decanter Date : c1970 Origin : Murano, Italy Colour : Ink and pale blue
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Murano Sommerso Decanter c1970
Murano Sommerso Decanter c1970
H 22.56 in Dm 3.75 in
Italian Mid-Century Modern Green Murano Bowl
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Copenhagen, K
Green Mid-Century Sommerso Murano bowl or centerpiece.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Ashtray or Bowl by Flavio Poli, Sommerso Murano Glass
By Murano Glass Sommerso, Flavio Poli
Located in Camblanes et Meynac, FR
Mid-Century Murano Glass ashtray or bowl by Flavio Poli - Faceted Murano Glass This is a beautiful
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-P...

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Murano Glass

Murano Sommerso Triple Cased White Beige Gold Dust Glass Bowl Italy Mid-Century
By Seguso, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano triple cased white, beige & gold dust blown glass bowl, catchall
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Gold

Mid-Century Modern Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A beautiful art glass Sommerso vase, attributed to the Italian designer Flavio Poli. The vase is
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
Mid-Century Modern Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
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H 9.85 in W 2.37 in D 2.37 in
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Murano Amber Green Glass Bookends - a Pair
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown green amber Italian art glass bookend sculptures. Can be used
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookends

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Murano Glass

Round Heavy Murano Mid-Century Modern Transparent Glass Ashtray Italy 1960s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Murano attributed heavy glass ashtray made in Italy in the late 1960s. In very
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Vintage Murano Glass Sommerso Table Lamp
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning Murano glass sommerso table lamp, circa 1950s. White and clear art glass are swirled in a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass, Wood

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Blue Blown Glass Trefoil Murano Style Bowl Dish
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern blue blown glass trefoil murano style bowl dish/ item features thick
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass

Mid-Century Small Murano Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Charming and beautiful colored Murano glass vase for one flower.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Small Murano Glass Vase
Mid-Century Small Murano Glass Vase
H 5.91 in W 1.78 in D 1.78 in
Small Faceted Vase Sommerso Tricolore Murano Glass, 1970s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful tricolore Sommerso block vase Murano glass made in the 1970s. This small vase has a rare
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A beautiful art glass Sommerso vase, attributed to the Italian designer Flavio Poli. The vase is
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
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H 8.27 in W 3.15 in D 3.15 in
Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A beautiful art glass Sommerso vase, attributed to the Italian designer Flavio Poli. The vase is
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
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H 7.09 in W 3.55 in D 3.55 in
Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A beautiful art glass Sommerso vase, attributed to the Italian designer Flavio Poli. The vase is
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
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H 6.3 in W 3.15 in D 3.15 in
Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A beautiful art glass Sommerso vase, attributed to the Italian designer Flavio Poli. The vase is
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Table Lamp Organic Grape Artistica Murano CCC Glass Sommerso Italy 20th century
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Sommerso collection. The Murano glass that is crafted with a warm hue consisting of grape and blue comes
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Mid 20th Century Murano Glass Decanter
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Murano glass decanter composed of a purple hued body, accented with a gold speckled glass bass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Bowl Glass Pink Sommerso Art Handblown Vintage Italy 20th century
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Antwerpen, BE
renowned Murano region in Italy. Representing an eventful design from the 20th century, this unique bowl
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Art Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Large Heavy Mid Century Modern Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount, 1960s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A gorgeous metal and glass flush mount by a Murano Glass Company. Very heavy Murano ice pattern
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Fish Aquarium Made of Murano Glass
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Houston, TX
Murano glass aquarium with sticker still attached. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Large Murano Glass Fruit Bowl
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Stunning colored Murano glass fruit bowl in a beautiful shape.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Large Murano Glass Fruit Bowl
Mid-Century Large Murano Glass Fruit Bowl
H 2.76 in W 15.75 in D 9.06 in
Set of Two Small Vases Sommerso Murano Glass, 1970s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful set of two Sommerso Murano glass vases made in the 1970s. These two small vases have nice
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Large Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A beautiful art glass Sommerso vase, attributed to the Italian designer Flavio Poli. The vase is
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Large Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
Mid-Century Modern Large Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
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H 11.42 in W 4.34 in D 4.34 in
Exceptional Stunning Murano Glass Flush Mount Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A large midcentury flush mounted Murano leaf glass chandelier, textured curved glass leaves on a
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Exceptional Monumental Murano Glass Flush Mount Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
An extra large midcentury flush mounted Murano leaf glass chandelier, textured curved glass leaves
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Blown Murano Art Glass Bowl Ashtray
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant Italien sculptural hand-blown Murano art glass decorative bowl, Ashtray in dark pink, blue
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Swirl Mushroom Table Lamp
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Houston, TX
A beautiful vintage Italian Murano mushroom lamp in pale blue and white. These pieces are hand
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Amber Yellow "Sommerso" Murano Glass Italian Artistic Vase, 1970s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury amber yellow "Sommerso" Murano glass vase. This fantastic piece was created by
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
By Murano Glass Sommerso, Fabio de Poli
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A beautiful art glass Sommerso vase, attributed to the Italian designer Flavio Poli. The vase is
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Sommerso Vase - Flavio Poli
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H 7.88 in W 3.55 in D 3.55 in
1960s Murano Bronze-Mounted Glass Casket Attributed to Sommerso
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Chicago, IL
A striking vintage bronze-mounted clear thick Murano glass casket attributed to Sommerso having a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Glass

Large Gold-Green Murano Sommerso Glass Table Lamp
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Oakland, CA
Large scale Murano Sommerso glass table lamp with all original chromed hardware, thick amber green
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Murano Mid-Century Ruby Glass Dolphin Stem Bowl
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning Italian Venetian mid-century ruby glass dolphin stem bowl made on Murano. The bowl
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Blown Glass

Murano Mid-Century Ruby Glass Dolphin Stem Bowl
Murano Mid-Century Ruby Glass Dolphin Stem Bowl
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H 4.14 in W 4.14 in D 3.15 in
Blown Murano Glass & Brass c1950s Base Mid Century Modern Floor Lamp MINT
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Blown Murano Glass & Brass c1950s Base Mid Century Modern Floor Lamp MINT. Glass ball finial
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Marine Blue Murano Glass Vase Sommerso Vintage, Italy, 1950s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
An amazing Venetian Murano glass Mid-Century Modern Sommerso Vase made in Italy, circa 1950s. This
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

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Mid Century Modern Murano Sommerso For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century modern murano sommerso for your home. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and art glass, every mid century modern murano sommerso was constructed with great care. There are 2073 variations of the antique or vintage mid century modern murano sommerso you’re looking for, while we also have 4 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the mid century modern murano sommerso you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modern murano sommerso made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Murano Glass Sommerso, Flavio Poli and Alfredo Barbini each produced at least one beautiful mid century modern murano sommerso that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Murano Sommerso?

Prices for a mid century modern murano sommerso can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $59,500, while the average can fetch as much as $843.

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 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using 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 influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.