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Amber Glass Mid Century Small Vase
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A small mid-century amber hue glass vase. Perfect for displaying small blooms. Dimensions: 6" tall 2.5" diameter at top.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid Century Blown Glass Amber Vase
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960's Italian ambler blown glass vase. Measurements: Height : 17" Diameter: 4.75"  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Vases

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Blown Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Amber Glass Vases
Located in London, GB
A pair of mid-century amber glass vases of rich colour and tapering form.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Vintage Glass Amber Vase, Northern Europe, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Elegant vintage amber vase is an original glass vase realized in Europe the middle of the 20th century. Very fashionable transparent amber vase. Perfect for a single special flowe...
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Vintage 1950s European Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Vases by Blenko Blue and Amber
By Blenko Glass
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of fish bowl vases by American glass blowing company Blenko. Amber colored case is a little taller than the blue vase 10 inch to 9.5 inch. Amber vase retains 90% of it's origina...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Amber Glass Vase by Blenko
By Blenko Glass
Located in Bastrop, TX
Mid-Century Modern, hand blown amber dimpled art glass vessel in Winslow Anderson style for Blenko. Circa 1960s. Good vintage condition. Measures: 6.5”H x 5.5”W x 5.5”D.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

  • Amber Glass Vase by Blenko
  • Amber Glass Vase by Blenko
  • Amber Glass Vase by Blenko
  • Amber Glass Vase by Blenko
H 6.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Signed Luigi Camozzo Iridescent Amber Murano Art Glass Vase
By Luigi Camozzo
Located in Roslyn, NY
An incredible Italian hand blown Murano Venetian glass vase, in amber crystal color with a surface iridescence, signed by Luigi Camozzo also retains a Vetro Artistico Murano paper l...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Vintage Amber Glass Vase, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
Lovely vintage amber glass, heavy vase.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Vintage Amber Glass Vase, 1970s
  • Vintage Amber Glass Vase, 1970s
  • Vintage Amber Glass Vase, 1970s
  • Vintage Amber Glass Vase, 1970s
H 9.85 in. Dm 5.91 in.
Mid-Century Modern Murano Black and Amber Art Glass Vase Italy, Circa 1950s
Located in Montreal, QC
Large Mid-Century Modern Murano hand blown designer art glass vase. Amber and back stripes. Abstract Studio Style. Italy. Circa: 1950s. Approx. Dimensions: 13.25” tall x 8” wide x 4”...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Small Amber Murano Glass Vase, 1950's
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Beautiful amber Murano glass vase, in perfect condition. About mid-1900s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Vases

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Murano Glass

Signed Mid-Century Blenko Amber Art Glass Nude Female Vase by Joel Philip Myers
By Blenko Glass
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This art glass vase was designed by Joel Philip Myers of Blenko Glass of the United States in approximately 1969 in the period Mid-Century Modern style. The vase is done with clear g...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Empoli Yellow Amber Tartaruga Art Glass Vase
By Empoli
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching ‘Tartaruga’ ovoid art glass vase. Manufactured by Empoli, Italy, 1960s. This handblown Empoli glass vase has a beautiful design with ovoid shape, vibrant color and tort...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

  • Empoli Yellow Amber Tartaruga Art Glass Vase
  • Empoli Yellow Amber Tartaruga Art Glass Vase
  • Empoli Yellow Amber Tartaruga Art Glass Vase
  • Empoli Yellow Amber Tartaruga Art Glass Vase
H 8.67 in. W 7.88 in. D 4.73 in.
Tall Mid-Century Modern Amber Hand Made Blown Art Glass Vessel, Vase by Blenko
By Blenko Glass
Located in Miami, FL
1988 tall Mid-Century Modern hand made art glass vessel, vase, decanter by Blenko. The amber color glass body has a round glass ball stopper.  
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Schott Zwiesel Hand Blown Amber Colored Modernist Art Glass Vase
By Schott Zwiesel
Located in Tilburg, NL
Schott Zwiesel hand blown amber colored modernist art glass vase Beautiful modernist art glass vase by Schott Zwiesel from Germany. Made somewhere from 1960 till 1990. Great vivid...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass

Amber Colored Art Deco Glass Vase, Austria, circa 1920
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautiful amber colored Art Deco glass vase from the era around 1920 in Austria. Showing a lovely yellow/brown tone, this highly decorative glass vase impresses with its fantastic sh...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Art Deco Vases

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Glass

Art Deco Glass Vase Amber Colored, Austria, circa 1920
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Delicate 20th century glass vase from the Art Deco period, circa 1920 in Austria. The lovely vase knows how to convince, a great designed piece of glass, adorned by a special cut whi...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Art Deco Vases

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Glass

Giorgio Ferro Hand-Blown Amber Glass "Anse Volante" Vase, 1952
By Giorgio Ferro, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown amber glass vase from the "Anse Volante" series, iridized with large handle, by Giorgio Ferro for Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.VE.M., Murano Italy, 1952. This series was ex...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

1970s Vintage Abstract Italian Smoked Amber Murano Glass Oval Flower Vase
By Giorgio Ferro
Located in New York, NY
A minimalist 1970s vase flower in blown smoked amber Murano glass, with a slight hammered texture, a very innovative modern design in oval shape: the central part for the flowers is ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Giulio Radi Amber Glass Vase with Silver Foil, Ca 1950
By Giulio Radi, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase, amber with silver foil and spiral design, by Giulio Radi for A.V.E.M., Murano Italy, ca 1950. The coloration and silver foil make this piece sublime. Refere...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Foil

Giulio Radi Amber Glass Vase with Gold Foil and Murrhines, 1950
By Giulio Radi, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown amber glass vase with gold foil and murrhines, from the Reazione Policrome Series, Ad Anelli by Giulio Radi for Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.V.E.M., Murano Italy, ca 1950. ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Foil

Midcentury Murano Glass Vase in Green and Amber with Gold Leaf
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Murano glass pointed vase, produced in Italy circa 1950's - 1960's, in ombre green and amber, infused with flecks of gold leaf. Very good vintage condition, consistent with...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Gold Leaf

Otto Brauer Gulvvase Floor Vase Kastrup Holmegaard Denmark Brown Amber Glass
Located in Lambertville, NJ
20" Otto Brauer Gulvvase floor vase Kastrup Holmegaard Denmark Brown Amber Glass Vase Marked 1960s. An impressive 20" glass "Gulvvase" or floor vase by Otto Brauer for Kastrup Holmeg...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Custom Tall Italian Murano Glass Vase with Black and Amber Dots
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Custom Italian Murano glass vase with black and amber dots. 2 available in stock. Custom orders are also available with changes to the size and color.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Art Decò Murano Glass Vase, Amber Color, "Pulegoso" by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Important circa 1940s Murano glass vase, amber color, "Pulegoso”, by Mazzega, excellent conditions Product features: wonderful amber colored Murano glass vase. History and curios...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Vases

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Murano Glass

Donà Furnace Mid-Century Modern Amber Molato Three Murano Glass Vases, 1998s
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Alberto Donà does simple things, but to great effect. And simple, by the way, is a big word. The work they do in the furnance here in Murano is certainly not easy. The Katia vase...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Vintage Seguso Vetri D'Arte Amber and White 'a Scavo' Murano Glass Vase
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large, long 'pencil' necked 'a Scavo' amber and white colored / coloured glass vase or vessel by Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano, Italy. Elegant in form and showing extraordinary craftsma...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Iridiscent Murano Glass Vase Amber Colored with Chrome Effect, Italy circa 1970
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Extraordinary handcrafted Murano glass vase from the late 20th century around 1970 in Italy. This fantastic looking glass vase shows an unusual shaped, amber-colored body with except...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Large Light Amber Italian Cut & Etched Glass Chalice Shaped Vase or Centerpiece
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very large and substantial light amber art glass vase is unsigned, but presumed to originate from Italy and dating to approximately 1950 and done in a Renaissance Revival style....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Vases

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Cut Glass

Amber Crystal Vase Made in Germany Midcentury
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous midcentury lead crystal vase. Beautiful amber color, 1950s-1960s. Still retains original marking sticker. Made in Germany. Excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Crystal

Extra Large Italian Handblown Amber Art Glass Vase or Decanter Empoli or Blenko
By Empoli, Blenko Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A massive and impressive glass decanter attributed to Empoli in Italy. Very much in the style of Blenko Glass. It consists of sculptural handblown amber glass with large stopper.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Pair of Amber Colored Vases in Murano Glass with Spikes Decor, Signed Costantini
By Costantini
Located in Salzburg, AT
A spectacular pair of Venetian vases, imposing size in clear and amber blown Murano glass, hand decorated with the technique rostrato: spikes of glass individually pulled in relief. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Flavio Poli by Seguso Amber Green "Sommerso" Murano Glass 1950s Midcentury Vase
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Brescia, IT
Flavio Poli by Seguso Vetri D'Arte Murano, Italy 1950s Amber and Green "Sommerso" Vase "Seguso" paper label Perfect condition H 35 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Midcentury Scalloped Murano Vase in Amber, White and Clear Glass
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sculptural handblown Murano glass scalloped vase with ripples (amber, cream and white) cased into clear glass. Italy, 1960s. The vase is in excellent condition. Pointil mark underne...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Large Hand Blown Thin Walled Murano Amber Vase
Located in Troy, MI
New Murano glass mouth blown pedestal vase in amber. Very thin-walled blown glass with round body and thin neck and mouth. Unsigned. New with no flaws found.  
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Trittico, Ribbed Baloton Amber Saguaro Shaped Vases, Barovier, Murano
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
A splendid group of three vases made combining the regarding straight technique and the baloton. Shape is cylindrical and resembles the Saguaro cactus. Deep amber coated with clea...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Clear Over Amber Lindshammar Vase of Elliptical Form
By Lindshammar Glasbruck
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern, Lindshammar cased amber and clear glass vase of ovoid form with vertical ribs on one side and horizontal ribs on the other, creating an optical grid pattern.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Three Piece Blue Amber and Smoke Scandinavian Glass Collection
By Nuutajärvi Notsjõ
Located in Ferndale, MI
Three pieces of finely formed colored glass. Two are Swedish the pinched cylinder piece is Finnish. Tallest is 11" bulbous about 10 wide mouth vase 7.5 tall.
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-19th Century Amber Apothecary Glass Bottle with Lid
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-19th century amber apothecary glass bottle with lid. By unknown manufacturer from France. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a bea...
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Antique 1890s French Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Glass

Finnish Glass Artist, Two Vases in Clear and Amber Colored Mouth-Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Finnish glass artist. Two vases in clear and amber colored mouth-blown art glass with inlaid bubbles, Mid-20th century. Largest measures: 8.5 x 7 cm. In excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Set of Four Holmegaard Gulv Vases by Otto Brauer, in Amber
By Otto Brauer, Holmegaard
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of four Holmegaard Gulv vases by Otto Brauer, in amber Here are heights of the vases: 25.5cm/10" 29.5cm/11.6" 37cm/14.6" 50cm/ 19.6".
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Amber Yellow Blenko Handblown Crackle Art Glass Carafe
By Blenko Glass
Located in Haarlem, NL
Cute little 1950s MCM amber yellow Blenko handblown crackle Art-Glass carafe with stopper and visible pontil. Blenko Glass Company has been a family owned and operated American comp...
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Mid-20th Century Central American Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Amber-Colored Art Deco Glass Bottle with Lid, Bohemia circa 1930
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Extraordinary Art Deco cut glass/ liquor bottle from the early 20th century around 1930 in Bohemia. A very appealing designed glass bottle made of very thick unusual amber colored gl...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Vases

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Cut Glass

Set of Five Amber Glass Gulvase by Otto Bauer for Kastrup Holmegaard
By Otto Bauer, Holmegaard
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A rare complete set of these stunning large and decorative glass Gulvase ( floor vases) by Otto Bauer for Holmegaard in Amber color, all in good original condition. The set are as f...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Two Murano Block Vases with Red Core and Diffused Amber
By Flavio Poli
Located in Verviers, BE
Two similar block vases after the design by Flavio Poli for Mandruzzato, each with a diffused amber color around the red core. This iconic Murano design takes a Minimalist approach ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Eleven 1960s Italian Empoli Rossini Amber Genie Glass Bottles Vase and Candy Jar
By Rossini
Located in Haarlem, NL
Very decorative amber or caramel brown yellow set of eleven different size and colour Italian glass Rossini Empoli bottles. Nine pressed bottles, of which five genie bottles. Two bl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Glass, Blown Glass

Amber Glass Eagle Bottle or Decanter, Empoli Style
Located in Antwerp, BE
Amber glass decanter bottle in the shape of an Eagle bird. This glass eagle decanter is detailed and in the style of the Empoli glass decanter bottles. It will look great at your h...
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Mid-20th Century European Bottles

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Glass, Art Glass

Paolo Venini for Venini Inciso Murano Amber Glass Italian Bottle
By Paolo Venini
Located in Chicago, IL
Paolo Venini (1895-1959) for Venini Inciso bottle, Murano, Italy, circa 1950 Amber wheel-carved glass and original black stopper three-line acid stamp 'Venini Murano Italia' Measures...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Murano Glass

Rare Cenedese Amber 'Corroso' Glass Apothecary Jar with Lid Murano, Italy
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Venetian Murano amber colored / coloured glass Apothecary jar or urn with lid with an acid etched (corroso) finish. Wonderful vintage midcentury Italian glass and perfect for the sto...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Vintage Dark Amber Italian Art Glass Ribbed Footed Cookie Jar Container
By Empoli
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown dark amber honey Italian art glass cookie jar or container. In the manner of Empoli glass, with a "Paul's Products - E.P.P. & Co. New York - Made ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Midcentury Italian Blown Amber Glass Pinecone Carafe Decanter with Swan Stopper
Located in Haarlem, NL
Very pretty, amber coloured 1950s Italian glass bottle in the shape of a large pinecone with bird or swan stopper. Mouth blown bottle decorated with glass 'scales' to form a pinecone...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Blown Glass

Rare Trio of Cenedese Amber 'Corroso' Glass Apothecary Lidded Jars Murano Italy
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Rare set of three Venetian Murano amber colored / coloured glass Apothecary jars or urns with lids with an acid etched (corroso) finish. Wonderful vintage midcentury Italian glass an...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Cenedese Rare Trio of Amber 'Corroso' Glass Apothecary Lidded Jars Murano Italy
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Rare set of three Venetian Murano amber colored / coloured glass Apothecary jars or urns with lids with an acid etched (corroso) finish. Wonderful vintage midcentury Italian glass an...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Midcentury Set of Six Amber Gold Murano Drinking Glasses with Jug, 1990
By Lavorazione Arte Murano
Located in Murano, Venezia
Set of 6 "Balloton" glasses and jug in blown Murano glass in amber color with 24-karat gold leaf decoration This set is called "Goti De Fornasa". Tradition wants that the Murano gla...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Set of Two Italian Glass Bowls, Green Amber and Purple and Clear, Italy 1960
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Bronx, NY
Two Italian 1960s glass bowls one is green with the top in amber the smaller one is blue with the top layer of glass in purple beautiful and heavy quality.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Glass

Art Deco Cut Glass or Liquor Bottle Amber Colored with Cap, Bohemia circa 1930
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Gorgeous Art Deco cut glass/ liquor bottle from the period around 1930 in Bohemia. An absolute great designed glass bottle made of amber colored glass. A beautiful and highly decorat...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Bottles

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Cut 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 Artistic Crystal in the 1970s. This amazing item has its original label and it's ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

René Lalique Amber Snake Glass Vase
By René Lalique
Located in Los Angeles, CA
René Lalique amber snake glass vase.    
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Mid-20th Century Decorative Bowls

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Glass, Blown Glass

  • René Lalique Amber Snake Glass Vase
  • René Lalique Amber Snake Glass Vase
  • René Lalique Amber Snake Glass Vase
  • René Lalique Amber Snake Glass Vase
H 2.800 in. W 9.000 in. D 8.500 in.
Daum Nancy, Art Deco Amber Glass Vase with Scalloped Rim, France, C. 1950's
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
1950s Art Deco glass vase from France. Signed Daum Nancy, France.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Amber Clear Three Molato Murano Glass Vases 1992
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Three Murano blown glass vases Molato (engraved), color clear and amber inside. To perform this work we need two different processes: the first, to model the hot vase giving form an...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Crystal Amber Black Gold Pair of Murano Glass Vases 1995
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Two Murano glass blown vases, clear color with amber/gold and black/gold buttons. The vases are of thick glass. Project by Toso Murano in 1995s Vases signed with engraving: Toso M...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

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Midcentury Glass Vase Amber For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of midcentury glass vase amber available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and blown glass, every item from our selection of midcentury glass vase amber was constructed with great care. There are 167 variations of the antique or vintage choice in our collection of midcentury glass vase amber you’re looking for, while we also have 13 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of midcentury glass vase amber is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. Blenko, Seguso Vetri d'Arte and Siemon & Salazar each produced at least one beautiful option in this array of midcentury glass vase amber that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Glass Vase Amber?

The average selling price for a piece of midcentury glass vase amber at 1stDibs is $825, while they’re typically $50 on the low end and $25,000 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 and Vessels for You

For thousands of years, vases and vessels have had meaningful functional value in civilizations all over the world. In Ancient Greece, ceramic vessels were used for transporting water and dry goods, holding bouquets of flowers, for storage and more. Outside of utilitarian use, in cities such as Athens, vases were a medium for artistic expressionpottery was a canvas for artists to illustrate their cultures’ unique people, beliefs and more. And pottery skills were handed down from fathers to sons.

Every antique and vintage vase and vessel, from decorative Italian urns to French 19th-century Louis XVI–style lidded vases, carries with it a rich, layered story. 

On 1stDibs, there is a vast array of vases and vessels in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. Our collection features vessels made from delicate materials such as ceramic and glass as well as durable materials like rustproof metals and stone.

A contemporary vase can help introduce an air of elegance to your minimalist space while an antique Chinese jar would make a luxurious addition to an Asian-inspired interior. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a statement piece, consider an Art Deco vase crafted by Italian architect and furniture designer Gio Ponti.

Vases and vessels — be they handmade pots, handblown glass wine bottles or otherwise — are versatile, practical decorative objects, and no matter your particular design preferences, furniture style or color scheme, they can add beauty and warmth to any home. Find yours on 1stDibs today.