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Italy Seguso Murano Mid-Century Modern Design Amber Color Blown Glass Vase
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Brescia, IT
The high thickness of this Seguso vase in Murano blow glass, captures the light. It's a pleasure for the eyes to look at this charming amber color vase. In perfect conditions With c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Murano Glass, Clear and Color, 1970s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Vienna, AT
Italian handcrafted chalice in clear, amber and green glass. The base is decorated with cutted dots, the chalice with cutted flowers The stem is adorned with different Morise decora...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Murano Glass, Clear Gold and Color, 1970s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Vienna, AT
Italian handcrafted chalice in clear, gold, red and blue glass. The stem is cutted and decorated with gold. Due to the cut the gold is glossy and matte. The base is also decoratied ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass, Clear Gold and Color, 1970s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Vienna, AT
Italian handcrafted chalice in clear, gold, amber and red glass. The stem is cutted and decorated with gold. Due to the cut the gold is glossy and matt. The base is also decorated i...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass, Clear Gold and Color, 1970s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Vienna, AT
Italian handcrafted chalice in clear, gold, white and blue glass. The stem is cutted and decorated with gold. Due to the cut the gold is glossy and matte. The base is also decoratie...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Murano, Submerged Glass Vase, Colour Smoky Gray, Mandruzzato Italy, 1960s
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Roma, IT
Large multi-faceted glass vase by Mandruzzato. This beautiful piece is very elegant thanks to the delicate line and the smoky-transparent color. It is rare, not only for its shape bu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Submerged Glass Vase Colour Fumé, Mandruzzato Italy, 1960s
Located in CABA, AR
Very rare colour and in excellent condition. Large multi-faceted brown/yellow fumé vase. Interesting size!  
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Vintage Bartlett Collins Color Frosted and Gilt Decorated Tom Collins Glasses
By Bartlett Collins Glass Co.
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern set of eight Tom Collins glasses by Bartlett Collins, two each of four frosted colors with a clear central band with 22 gold grid-pattered squares.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Massive Murano Butterflies Multi-Color Glass Paperweight with Air Bubbles, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
One of a kind colorful hand blown Murano glass large paperweight, Italy, 1950s. This clear glass ball shaped paperweight has an internal decoration of air bubbles, multi-color confet...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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

Heavy Murano Glass Clear to Vibrant Color Sommerso Pinched Bowl
Located in Ferndale, MI
Murano Glass
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Vase in Glass, Kaj Franck, Nuutajärvi Notsjö, Bordeaux Red / Brown Color
By Kaj Franck, Nuutajärvi Notsjõ
Located in Stockholm, SE
A lovely vase designed by Kaj Franck at Nuutajärvi Notsjö in Finland in a Bordeaux red / slightly brown color.
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Glass

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Glass

Multi-Color Murano Art Glass Vase in the Style of Cenedese, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sculptural hand-blown Italian art Murano multicolor glass vase with applied colorful big glass drops in the style of Cenedese. Italy, 1970s. This exquisite large vase, with murrine i...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Murrine

Italian Handcrafted Chalice in Blown Murano Glass Clear Color and Gold, 1990s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian handcrafted chalice in blown Murano glass clear color and gold, 1980s This elegant chalice is rich in lovely details that add harmoniously to its grace. The stem is richly a...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold

Murano Hand-Crafted Midcentury Round Green Color Italian Vase, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Fantastic vase from the Murano glassworks, both for its special processing and for its color, in fact the vase is green. Murano vese, with a special workmanship all around. Vase of ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Midcentury Round Dove Gray Color Italian Vase, 1970
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
Fantastic vase from the Murano glassworks, both for its special processing and for its double color, in fact the vase is dove gray color but has an internal white coating, called "in...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Vintage Multi-Color Murano Dino Martens Millefiori Silver Flake Folded Bowl
By Murano 5
Located in Soquel, CA
Vintage Multi-Color Murano Dino Martens Millefiori Silver Flake Folded Bowl Fun and colorful Mid-Century Modern Murano loose millefiori silver flake folded bowl/candy dish attribute...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Styrofoam Ice Bucket Aldo Londi Style Rimini Blue Color
By Aldo Londi
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful Styrofoam Mid-Century Modern ice bucket in the style of Aldo Londi with Rimini blue accents. It is in great vintage condition on the outside but has a small puncture on the...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Foam

Aldo Tura Pitcher Bottle Goatskin Mid-Century Modern Italian Design Clear Color
By Aldo Tura
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Aldo Tura pitcher bottle goatskin Mid-Century Modern, Italian design clear color.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

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Metal

Venetian Crystal Flacon Color Clear Crystal 1950 in Style of Chanel
By Chanel
Located in Hamburg, DE
Perfume flacon, Venetian crystal class, modern design in style of chanel, created in 1950, perfect condition, cap with crome detail, size 23cm hight including top cap, 16cm width x ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Crystal

Set 21 Blown Glass Multi Color Small Cocktail Snifters Cordials or Shot Glasses
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous vintage set of 21 blown glass multi-colored small cocktail snifters, cordials, or shot glasses in three different sizes. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Ashtray Oval Shape Green Blue Color Venini
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in National City, CA
We are pleased to offer for your consideration a vintage Murano ashtray in an oval shape in blue and green color. Made in Italy, circa 1960s. Unmarked. No label present from the ma...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories

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Glass

1950s Retro High School Lunch Trays Vintage Mid-Century Graphic Design Art Color
By George Nelson
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Set of 4 vulcanized or rag-filled Bakelite trays, 16 3/8 x 12 1/8 in. Presentable condition but show age.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Tableware

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Natural Fiber

Vintage Murano Glass Ashtray Green and Pink Double Color, 1950s
Located in Florence, IT
Murano Glass Ashtray formed by a particular irregular torchon submerged glass, with wonderful green and pink double color. The ashtray has a circular shape and it has a particular gr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Ashtray in Agate, Made in Italy, Mid Century, Grey and Brown Color, 20 Century
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This ashtray, this has been made in Italy. The color is grey and brown. The datation is the 20 century.
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20th Century Italian Ashtrays

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Agate

Massive Italian Curved Vase in Blown Murano Glass Ice Color, 1990s
By Romano Donà
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Venetian, vase curves, blown Murano glass, ice color, Romano Donà, 1990s. The vase is constituted by a very thick bowl entirely handcrafted in blown Murano glass, in color ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Cut Glass, Murano Glass

Set Aldo Tura Box Pitcher Red Color Brass and Goatskin Mid-Century Modern 1950s
By Aldo Tura
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Set Aldo Tura box pitcher red color brass and goatskin Mid-Century Modern, 1950s. Measures: Box ice height cm 13, width cm 16.5, depth cm 16.5. Pitcher height cm 25, width cm 9.5...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

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Brass

Blown Glass Dichroic and Silver, Iridescent Color from Pink to Blue.
Located in Roma, IT
This very light piece of artistic glass changes color based on light. changes color, from pink to light blue. The center is in silver.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Silver

Set of 17 Multi Color Snifter Cocktail Glasses in Two Sizes
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome set of 17 multi-color snifter cocktail glasses in eight different colors and two sizes, small and very small. They are in fabulous vintage condition with no chips, cracks, or...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Murano bowl, Flavio Poli, submerged glass. Cut and ruby ​​color, Italy, 50s
By Flavio Poli, Carole Stupell
Located in Roma, IT
This is a Ruby-cut and Ruby-colored sculpture. Murano ashtray or bowl, attributable to Flavio Poli, Vetro Sommerso. Red faceted glass, Italy, 1950s. No chipping.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Italian Metal Tray Turquoise-Blue Base Color Gilded Ornaments 1950s
Located in Salzburg, AT
Extremely decorative and rare metal tray from the 50s Italy. The turquoise-blue base color is decorated with a gilded representation of classicism (stylized) and decorative element...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Metal

Tri-Color Murano Glass Ashtray by Flavio Poli for Seguso, 1960s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Heavy, partially collapsed and thick decorative small bowl or ashtray composed of 3-colored glass: salmon, light blue and clear. Designed by Flavio Poli and manufactured at Seguso in...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Blown Glass

Large Murano Glass "Multi-Color" Bowl Element Shell Ashtray Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli, Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass bowl, ashtray element Origin: Murano, Italy Decade: 1970s This original vintage glass bowl element, ash tray was produced in the 1970s...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Large Murano Glass "Multi-Color" Bowl Element Shell Ashtray Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli, Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass bowl, ashtray element Origin: Murano, Italy Decade: 1970s This original vintage glass bowl element, ash tray was produced in the 1970s...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Large 1,1 Kg Murano Glass "Multi-Color" Bowl Shell Ashtray Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli, Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass bowl, ashtray element Origin: Murano, Italy Decade: 1970s This original vintage glass bowl element, ash tray was produced in the 1970s...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Art Deco Age Centrepiece Murano Glass Shades of Color from Violet to Transparent
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian Art Deco Age centrepiece Murano glass shades of color from violet to transparent signed famous master A. Barbini.    
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Centerpieces

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Murano Glass

Elegant Mid Century Four Color Glass Lights
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful 4 color glass light, the picture speak for it self.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

  • Elegant Mid Century Four Color Glass Lights
  • Elegant Mid Century Four Color Glass Lights
  • Elegant Mid Century Four Color Glass Lights
  • Elegant Mid Century Four Color Glass Lights
H 15 in. W 11.050 in. D 11.050 in.
Bi-Color Cristal Ashtray, circa 1970
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
Bi-color crystal ashtray, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Crystal

  • Bi-Color Cristal Ashtray, circa 1970
  • Bi-Color Cristal Ashtray, circa 1970
  • Bi-Color Cristal Ashtray, circa 1970
  • Bi-Color Cristal Ashtray, circa 1970
H 2.37 in. W 7.49 in. D 7.49 in.
Bruno Gambone Italian Multi-Color Ceramic Vase, 1960s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Modena, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern design ceramic glass or ceramic vase designed by Italian artist Bruno Gambone, circa 1960s. Signed Gambone Italy under the base. Please note that the i...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Pottery from Morocco, Cream and Black Color, Handcrafted, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Pottery from Morocco. Inspired by Swedish midcentury pottery like Stig Lindberg. Designed and made by a local artist in Rabat.
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Pottery

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Ceramic

Marcello Fantoni Shaped Vase, Italy, circa 1960 Multi-Color
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in Sydney, NSW
A lovely signed Marcello Fantoni waisted shape vase of large size. Decorated with dripping matt glazes of green, orange and yellow over a cream body. Signed underneath. Perfect condi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pottery

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Pottery

Murano Glass Round Gold Color Mid-Century Chandelier, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Classic circular Murano chandelier with large gold-colored "Graniglia" glass leaves. The chandelier has a gold-colored iron structure and triangular-shaped leaves of gold color ar...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Pottery from Morocco, Cream and Burgundy Color, Handcrafted, Contemporary, New
Located in New York, NY
Pottery from Morocco. Inspired by Swedish midcentury pottery like Stig Lindberg. Handcrafted pottery by a local artist in Rabat.
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Pottery

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Ceramic

Chinese Vintage Large Porcelain Platter with Oxblood Color
Located in Yonkers, NY
A large Chinese vintage porcelain platter from the mid-20th century, with oxblood color. Created in China during the mid-century period, this porcelain platter captures our attention...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Important Stoneware Architectural Ceramic Vase Brown and Grey Color La Borne
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
La Borne, circa 1970 Important and architectural stoneware ceramic vase with brown and grey ceramic glaze color. Elegant form and decorative colors. Midcentury design realis...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Italy Richard Ginori Porcelain Coffee Pot Multi-Color Country Flowers Decor
By Richard Ginori
Located in Brescia, IT
This is a beautiful piece in Italian porcelain handmade by Richard Ginori, 18th century. The high quality of this Italian production of Doccia, is recognizable at first glance. The f...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Baroque Porcelain

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Porcelain

Italian Marble Vide Poche, Grey Color, Italy, 1970
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This vide poche or boxe is in a cylindar shape, is in Marble, in Grey color, from Italy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Knife Boxes

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Marble

Murano Oval Bronze Glass Color Mid-Century Chandelier, 1960
Located in Rome, IT
Stunning Murano chandelier with a perfect oval shape and an exciting design and bronze color. The chandelier has a colored iron structure, with narrow and long bronze colored Murano...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Sandstone Dish, from France 1950, with a Fish Pattern, in a Brown Color
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This a dish from France, it has been made in the 1950s. The sabdstone is in a brown color.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Sandstone

Elegant Midcentury Pitcher Italian Design Rosewood and Brass Gold Color, 1950s
By Aldo Tura
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Elegant midcentury pitcher Italian design rosewood and brass gold color, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

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Brass

Ashtray Rack Design Italian Geometric Brass Enameled Aluminum Red Gold Color
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Ashtray rack design Italian geometric brass enameled aluminum red gold color. On request the brass part can be polished, without any additional cost.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Aluminum, Brass

Ernestine Italian Design 1950 Ceramic Water Service in Yellow Blue Color Lemons
By Ernestine
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Ernestine Italian design 1950 ceramic water service in yellow blue color lemons. Measures: Glasses height cm. 13.5 diameter cm.6.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Midcentury Amethyst Ashtray from Zambie with Medium Size and Purple Color
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
This is a rare utilisation of Amathyst we can track from the 20th mid-century. You often have jewelry in amethyst, like the bishops rings, or for the woman pendants. Amethyst has als...
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Mid-20th Century Zimbabwean Hollywood Regency Ashtrays

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Amethyst

Franco Agnese Set of Six Ceramic Vases in Multi-Color, France, 1960s
By Franco Agnese
Located in Maastricht, NL
A set of six vases in a mixed color glaze finish, by French ceramist Franco Agnese. Measures: The lowest piece is 5.5 cm (2.17") high and has a 9.5 cm (3.74") diameter. The tallest...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Vintage Art Glass Psychedelic Sea of Color Modern Paperweight, 1970s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in National City, CA
Paperweight Vintage art glass vibrant sea of color paperweight No signature. Style of Murano. Measures: 3.88 diameter x 1.5 Preowned vintage original good condition. Polished fla...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Art Glass

Elegant and Massive Pottery Vase with White Ceramic Glaze Color by Steen Kepp
By Steen Kepp
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Elegant massive ceramic vase. Signed by Steen Kepp. Realised, circa 1975. Beautiful ceramic firing effects and white ceramic glaze color. Really massive pottery vase. Dim...
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Mid-20th Century French Ceramics

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Pottery

Modern Stoneware Ceramic Vase by Astoul in La Borne 1982 Shinny Grey Color
By Eric Astoul
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Astoul E. Elegant and large ceramic stoneware vase. Masterpiece of the artist realised and dated 1982, signed at the base. Original excellent conditions. Dimensions: 28 x...
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Lamp with Spiral Color Details
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Elegant handblown Murano lamp with swirled glass design in hues of red wine or a dark purple. The lamp features a blown glass centre ball detail also with spiral designs hues of cham...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Round Periwinkle Color Art Glass Mid-Century Chandeliers, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Wonderful and elegant periwinkle color, like the flower of the same name, this perfect round chandelier, created and produced in Murano immediately after the second half of the 20th ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Art Glass Multi Color Italian Mid-Century Chandelier, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
Something really incredible this Murano chandelier. Amazing design from the 1970s, due to its very particular shape of these large glass stalactites. Very elegant, will furnish and d...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Round Bottle Green Color Mid-Century Chandelier, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Simple and linear but there is all the style of Murano in this splendid chandelier with a beautiful Fontana Arte and green color. The chandelier has a structure made of polished bra...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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Midcentury Color Glass For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of midcentury color glass you’re looking for. An item from our selection of midcentury color glass — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. Find 74 options for an antique or vintage choice in our collection of midcentury color glass now, or shop our selection of 2 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect object in our assortment of midcentury color glass — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. An option in this array of midcentury color glass, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Hollywood Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Murano, Venini and Barovier&Toso each produced at least one beautiful piece of midcentury color glass that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Color Glass?

Prices for a piece of midcentury color glass can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $180 and can go as high as $28,685, while the average can fetch as much as $1,995.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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

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

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

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

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

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