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Scandinavian Modern Blue Vase with Glaze by Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand
By Gunnar Nylund
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern midcentury ceramic vase with a beautiful blue speckled glaze by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, circa 1940-1950. Measures: Height 10.75", diameter 5.5".
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Clay

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

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Ceramic

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

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Ceramic

Berndt Friberg Studio Large Ceramic Vase, Modern Swedish Design
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Berndt Friberg Studio large ceramic vase. Modern Swedish design. Unique, handmade. Stamped. Fantastic glaze in blue/green tones. Perfect condition. 1st factory quality. Measures:...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Gunnar Nylund for Rørstrand/Rörstrand, Vase in Glazed Stoneware
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gunnar Nylund for Rørstrand/Rörstrand. Vase in glazed stoneware decorated with eggshell glaze on lime green base, 1950s. Measures: 8.5 x 7.5 cm. In perfect condition. 1st factory ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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

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Ceramic

1920s-1930s Large Oxblood Glazed Vase by Jais Nielsen for Royal Copenhagen
By Jais Nielsen, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Knebel, DK
Large 1920´s - 1930´s Oxblood Glazed Vase in excellent condition with relief decorations depicting David with lion, by Jais Nielsen for Royal Copenhagen. Base marked: Royal Copenhag...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

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

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

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian ceramic vase with leaves pattern. Swedish work.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase
H 11.03 in. W 5.12 in. D 4.73 in.
Mid Century Scandinavian Art Glass Vase
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage art glass vase. Circa 1960's. Slender and elegant design. A wonderful accent piece for any home.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid Century Scandinavian Art Glass Vase
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage art glass vase. Circa 1960's. Slender and elegant design. A wonderful accent piece for any home.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Striking Mid-Century Scandinavian Glass Vase
Located in Montreal, QC
Interesting Scandinavian smoked cut glass vase. Signed "Homberg."
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

Off-White Mid Century Scandinavian Vase, 1950's
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Off-White Mid Century scandinavian vase, 1950's, signed With Black/Brown glaze coming through the matte white glaze.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Glass Vase
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian glass vase by Kosta Boda.
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Vintage 1960s European Vases

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Glass

  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Glass Vase
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  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Glass Vase
H 4.34 in. W 0.4 in. D 0.4 in.
Ceramic Vase, Sweden, C 1960, Scandinavian Mid-Century
By Gunnar Nylund
Located in New York, NY
Ceramic vase by Gabriel, Sweden, C 1960. The vase is in good condition with its ruff ceramic finish and a beautiful orange border on the top.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of 2 Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Lungby Vases
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Set of two small iconic vases by Lyngby Porcelain. Manufactured from 1936 to 1969 in Denmark and reissued from 2012. These two small vases are originals Small vase: H 9 cm. Ø 5 cm...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Blue Glass Vase
By Gunnar Ander
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian blue glass vase attributed to Gunnar Ander for Elme Glasbruk.
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Late 20th Century Scandinavian Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Studio Art Glass Vase
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This well executed midcentury art glass vase is unsigned, but believed to have originated from one of a number of Scandinavian glass factories such as Kosta Boda. The vase has a flat...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Rörstrand Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Design Ceramic Vase, 1950s
By Rörstrand
Located in Modena, IT
Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern design ceramic vase designed by Rörstrand with matte glaze, Sweden, 1950s.
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Antique 1650s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Scandinavian Modern Tall Swedish Mid-Century Glass Vase by Pukeberg
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern Swedish Mid-Century tall clear glass vase with textured body made by Pukeberg, circa 1960s. Measures: H 12.5", diameter 6".
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Orrefors Purple Sommerso Scandinavian Glass Vase
By Orrefors
Located in Bochum, NRW
Beautiful purple glass vase made by Orrefors Sweden, realized in sommerso technique, original manufacturer label to the front, signed and numbered to the bottom. Excellent condition....
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Translucent Glass Vase by Orrefors
By Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and understated Mid-Century Modern vase was realized by the renowned maker, Orrefors, in Sweden, circa 1960. It features to intersecting demilune forms that meet to crea...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Signed Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Vase by Strombergshyttan
By Strombergshyttan
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated and striking Mid-Century Modern vase was handblown by esteemed Swedish glass studio Strombergshyttan, previously known as Lindfors. Created by Edward Stromberg- th...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Scandinavian Mid-Century Stoneware Vase by Arne Bang, Denmark, 1950s
By Arne Bang
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful and subtle bud vase by Arne Bang, the vase is adorned with small applied flowers and with a wonderful rusty orange glaze that crawls with hints of green.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Per Lutken Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Blue Glass Vases, Holmegar, 1960s
By Per Lütken, Holmegaard
Located in Modena, IT
Scandinavian glass vases, set of two, designed by Per Lutken for Holmegaard with mark engraved on the bottom, some signs due to normal use over time, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Scandinavian Mid-Century Organic Modern Blown Glass Vase by Timo Sarpaneva
By Timo Sarpaneva
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern vase in clear thick mold blown glass by Timo Sarpaneva. Rare, small production.
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Per Lutken Scandinavian Mid-Century Light Blue Glass Vases, Holmegar, 1960s
By Per Lütken, Holmegaard
Located in Modena, IT
Scandinavian glass vases, set of three, designed by Per Lutken for Holmegaard with mark engraved on the bottom, 1960s. Dimensions from left height 17.5 cm - diameter 5 cm / heigh...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Rectangular Pale Blue Translucent Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern vase was realized in Sweden circa 1960. It features a volumetric rectangular body with curved shoulders in thick translucent pale blue hand blown glas...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Large Vase by Gunnar Nylund
By Gunnar Nylund
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Very large ceramic vase by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand decorate vertical lines. Glaze beige and gray green. Stamped.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Vases

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Ceramic

Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Translucent Glass Vase by Orrefors
By Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and sophisticated vase was realized by the esteemed midcentury Swedish glass studio, Orrefors, circa 1960. It features an ovoid form- with a concentric form of the same ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase by Royal Copenhagen 663/3505
By Royal Copenhagen, Ellen Malmer
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian ceramic vase by Ellen Malmer for Royal Copenhagen. Model Baca 663/3505.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid Century Scandinavian Art Glass Vase by Lindshammer Gunrander of Sweden
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage art glass vase by Lindshammer Gunrander. Made in Sweden, circa 1960's. Beautiful green hue, with a slender and elegant design. A wonderful accent piece for any home.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Ceramic Vase by Gunnar Nylund, Scandinavian Mid-Century, circa 1950, Green
By Gunnar Nylund
Located in New York, NY
Decorative green ceramic vase by Gunnar Nylund, Gustavsberg, Sweden, circa 1950. This is the large size of three sizes of a group called "Charmotte".
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic Vase by Ingrid Atterberg for Ekeby
By Ingrid Atterberg, Upsala Ekeby
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian ceramic vase by Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala Ekeby. This vase has had the neck cut. There is some lack of glaze and glaze chipping around the opening.
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Vintage 1950s European Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Light Blue Glass Vase by Per Lutken
By Per Lütken
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian light blue glass vase by Per Lutken for Homelgaard, 1960. Signed.
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Vintage 1960s European Vases

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Glass

Scandinavian Modern Flygsfors Coquille Vase
By Paul Kedelv, Flygsfors
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This Kedelv vase is sold individually, but we have two other items available in the same color. Professional, skilled furniture restoration is an integral part of what we do every...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Sculptural Stoneware Scandinavian Vase
Located in Bochum, NRW
Large stoneware vase on wooden base, rectangular shape, decorated with branches and buds, dark blue glaze. Signed to the bottom, original label to the wall. Excellent condition. Di...
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

  • Sculptural Stoneware Scandinavian Vase
  • Sculptural Stoneware Scandinavian Vase
  • Sculptural Stoneware Scandinavian Vase
  • Sculptural Stoneware Scandinavian Vase
H 18.51 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Scandinavian Modern Flygsfors Coquille Vase
By Paul Kedelv, Flygsfors
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This Kedelv vase is sold individually, but we have two other items available in the same color. Professional, skilled furniture restoration is an integral part of what we do every...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Glass Candleholder
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian glass candleholder by Kosta Boda.
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Vintage 1960s European Vases

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Glass

Smoky Green Scandinavian Vase
By Arthur Percy
Located in Buchanan, NY
Tall glass vase, most likely by Arthur Percy, in a smoky green color. Great condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

  • Smoky Green Scandinavian Vase
  • Smoky Green Scandinavian Vase
  • Smoky Green Scandinavian Vase
  • Smoky Green Scandinavian Vase
H 17.5 in. Dm 6.5 in.
Scandinavian Modern Mouthblown Glass Vase, Holmegaard, 1957
By Per Lütken, Holmegaard
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Danish mouthblown glass vase designed by Per Lütken (1916-1998). Imprinted at the bottom and original label partly remained. Designed for the exhibition at the "Triennial" in Mila...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vintage Scandinavian Etched Glass Vase with Girl
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian etched glass vase with girl. The pillow vase style glass vase is hand blown with an etched girl on the front. No marks. Excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Scandinavian Modern Large Ceramic Vase "Pop" Vases from Rörstrand, Sweden
By Inger Persson, Rörstrand
Located in New York, NY
Two large midcentury Swedish vases circa 1960 from Rörstrand. These are attributed to Inger Persson but not signed by her. Left: Height 25”, diameter 11” Right: Height 10”, di...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Midcentury Scandinavian Glass Vase and Dish
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Consider this Scandinavian vase and dish set the next addition to your blossoming midcentury decorative glass collection. The modernist design of each piece has a slight organic qual...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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  • Midcentury Scandinavian Glass Vase and Dish
  • Midcentury Scandinavian Glass Vase and Dish
  • Midcentury Scandinavian Glass Vase and Dish
H 2.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.5 in.
1960s Mid-Century Modern Iittala Textured Glass Vase
Located in Amherst, NH
1960s Mid-Century Modern Iittala Finland textured glass vase. Great design and form! Marked underneath.
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Scandinavian Modern Black Ceramic Vase, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Slate black Scandinavian vase with diagonal incisions, pin-stripes. Designed by an anonymous ceramist in Scandinavia during the 1950s or 1960s. It was possibly created at either Höga...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

Carl-Harry Stålhane Blue Studio Vase, Scandinavian Modern
By Carl-Harry Stålhane, rorstrand studio
Located in New York, NY
Unique studio vase by Carl-Harry Stalhane created at Rorstrand Studio, Sweden. Hand decorated by Stalhane in green and brown on a deep blue ground. Signed on the bottom, circa 1970. ...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Clay

Scandinavian Modern Circle Vase by Britt-Louise Sundell
By Gustavsberg, Britt-Louise Sundell
Located in New York, NY
A Scandinavian Modern vase by Britt-Louise Sundell for Gustavsberg, circa 1960. The vase has rows of raised circles above horizontal bands and a shiny glaze inside. Measures: Hei...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Swedish / Scandinavian Modern Studio Vase by Wilhelm Kåge
By Wilhelm Kage
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian modern studio vase by master ceramicist Wilhelm Kåge made at the Kåge Work Studio. Measures: Height 8.25", diameter 5.75". Signed on the bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vase, by Ittala, Scandinavian Midcentury, Orchid Vase by Timo Sarpaneva
By Ittala
Located in New York, NY
Decorative crystal glass vase by Ittala, Finland. The vase is called the orchid and was designed by Timo Sarpaneva, circa 1950. This vase was produced circa 2000.
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Ceramic by Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala-Ekeby
By Ingrid Atterberg, Upsala Ekeby
Located in Bochum, NRW
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian ceramic vase and tray. Amazing pottery of the 1960s by Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala Ekeby, depicting a textured leaf motif with brown and yellow contr...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Midcentury German or Scandinavian Art Pottery Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very stylish and finely made midcentury art pottery vase probably of German or Scandinavian origin. The vase is very lightly potted with a layered skirt style pattern around the bo...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

Scandinavian Modern Glazed Ceramic Vase by Palshus, Denmark, 1960s
By Annelise and Per Linemann-Schmidt, Palshus Stentoj
Located in Barcelona, ES
Glazed ceramic vase designed by Annelise and Per Linemann-Schmidt for Palshus, Denmark, 1960s. Rich shiny green-blue glaze & clean and repetitive architectonic pattern makes this lit...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Wilhelm Kage, Gustavsberg Scandinavian Modern Unique Splatter Glazed Vase
By Gustavsberg, Wilhelm Kage
Located in New York, NY
Unique Wilhelm Kage, Carrara stoneware vase in globular form. The vase has been “splatter glazed” and may be a prototype. Made at Gustavsberg, Sweden, circa 1940s. Signed on the bott...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Scandinavian Raku Glazed Pottery Vase, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A hand thrown and raku fired ceramic vase by an anonymous Scandinavian designer/maker. This piece is signed but not identified.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

Scandinavian Modern Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen Tilt Vase for Rorstrand
By Vilhelm Bjerke Petersen
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern, Rorstrand ceramic tilted or angled vase with black and blue abstract design by Vilhelm Berke Petersen. Petersen studied under artists Paul Klee and Wassily Kandi...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Jorgen Mogensen for Royal Copenhagen Ceramic Scandinavian Modern Vase
By Royal Copenhagen, Jørgen Mogensen
Located in New York, NY
A large ceramic vase with a raised surface motif glazed in earthy cream and brown with undertones in greenish-blue. Designed by Jørgen Mogensen for Royal Copenhagen, circa 1950s. Me...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Scandinavian Modern Studio Vases by Master Ceramicist Wilhelm Kåge
By Gustavsberg, Wilhelm Kage
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian modern studio vases by master ceramicist Wilhelm Kåge made at the Kåge Work Studio. Measures: Height 8.25", diameter: 5.75".
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vase by Ewald Dahlskog, Midcentury Scandinavian, circa 1940, Tall Vase, Vintage
By Ewald Dahlskog
Located in New York, NY
Decorative, midcentury tall vase by Ewald Dahlskog, Sweden, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Mid Century Vase Scandinavian For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century vase Scandinavian available at 1stDibs. Each mid century vase Scandinavian for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, glass and stoneware. There are many kinds of the mid century vase Scandinavian 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 vase Scandinavian, those designed in Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. A well-made mid century vase Scandinavian has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Rörstrand, Gunnar Nylund and Gustavsberg are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Vase Scandinavian?

A mid century vase Scandinavian can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $642, while the lowest priced sells for $51 and the highest can go for as much as $17,000.

A Close Look at Scandinavian Modern Furniture

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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.