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Midcentury Murano Vase Pink and Blue
Located in Weiningen, CH
Midcentury Murano vase pink and blue.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Italian Midcentury Murano Vase, 1970s
Located in Paris, FR
A 20th century vintage Italian bottled shaped vase in white with a red rim, bottom, and abstract pattern. Italy, circa 1970s-1980s. A beautiful decorative object. About us: Spirit ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Vase Murano Glass Sommerso Green Purple Seguso Italian Design 1970s
By Seguso
Located in Palermo, IT
Vase produced by the famous and ancient Italian glassmaker Seguso in the 70s. The vase was made of submerged and bullicant Murano glass, which is a particular decorative effect used ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Murano "Sommerso" with Silver Plating Mid-Century Vase, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Superb "submerged" vase with internal silvering, in Murano glass with a round shape, as if it were a big eye. The vase has a particular process called "sommerso". The "sommerso" is ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Handblown Murano Glass Vase in Ombre Tones of Rose and Chambord
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century vase features six translucent fins protruding from the gently tapered and elongated body. The vase was handblown, circa 1950, in Murano- the legendary ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Milk Glass

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

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Glass, Art Glass

Mid Century Murano Glass Vase, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Delicate mid century Murano glass vase from the renown glass art workshops in Italy. Artfully made in the period around 1960 this fantastic shaped glass vase shows a lovely coloratio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautifully shaped, large mid-century Murano glass vase from the renown workshops in Italy around 1960. An exceptional item with twisted body combined with fantastic coloration. From...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Murano Vase by Sommerso Murano, Italy circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Beautifully colored mid-century Murano glass vase from the workshops of Sommerso in Venetia. Artfully hand crafted around the 1960/70s on the island of Murano, this incredible lookin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

1970s Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Huge Vase by Formia
By Formia Murano
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A white and transparent murano glass tall vase made in Italy in the Eighties by Formia, it's in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

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

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Glass

  • Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
H 7.88 in. W 2.76 in. D 2.76 in.
Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful colored mid-century Italian Murano glass vase. Made using the Sommerso (submerged) glass technique.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Murano Glass Penguin Vase Mid Century, Italy circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Extraordinary 20th century Murano Glass Penguin Vase out of the famous workshops in Italy from the 1960s. An exceptional designed vase in the shape of a penguin. The fantastic color ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Vase Mid Century, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Colorful mid century red/ orange Murano glass vase out of the renown glass art workshops of Sommerso on the little island of Murano/ Italy. Artfully made around 1960/70 this fantasti...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Pink & White Blown Murano Art Glass Bud Flower Vase, Italy Mid-Century Modern
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant Tall Mid-Century Modern sculptural hand-blown Murano art glass vase in pink with white line inserted. The vase is heavy. Simply lovely.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase Purple/ Green, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic designed, mid-sized Murano glass vase from the famous workshops of Sommerso in Italy around 1960. The exceptional shape with twisted body has been combined with a great loo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Large Sommerso Murano Glass Vase, Mid-Century Modern
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large Murano glass vase. Beautiful and rare vase with oval shaped sides and clear glass bottom. The golden glass is striking, especially in the daylight. Large eno...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

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

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Glass

Murano Glass Vase Mid Century Red / Orange, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Colorful large mid-century Murano glass vase out of the famous glass art workshop Sommerso in Venetia/ Italy. Artfully made around 1960/70 this decorative, beautifully shaped glass v...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Murano Bud Vase
By Murano 5
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Classic design bud vase of Murano glass Italy. A wonderful addition to any table or shelf, and perfectly decorative without a flower in sight
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

  • Murano Bud Vase
  • Murano Bud Vase
  • Murano Bud Vase
  • Murano Bud Vase
H 8 in. Dm 3.75 in.
White Murano Glass Vase, Flashed Glass, Mid Century, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Artfully designed white Murano glass vase from the famous glass art workshops in Italy. Made in the mid century period around 1960 this unique shaped glass vase impresses with its be...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Vase Mid Century Green/ Yellow, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic looking, large Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase out of the renown glass art workshops of Sommerso in Venetia. Artfully made in Italy around 1960/70 this lovely shaped glass va...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Large Murano Vase, Italy 1970s
By Murano 5
Located in L'Escala, ES
Beautiful and rare large Murano vase manufactured in Italy in 1970s. Perfect vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Vases

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Murano Glass

  • Large Murano Vase, Italy 1970s
  • Large Murano Vase, Italy 1970s
  • Large Murano Vase, Italy 1970s
  • Large Murano Vase, Italy 1970s
H 17.33 in. W 6.3 in. D 5.91 in.
Mid-Century Yellow Murano Perfume Bottle
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
MId-century yellow Murano perfume bottle. Rich yellow fluted Murano glass perfume bottle stopper / flacon., Italy, circa 1940's Dimensions: 4" diameter x 5" height.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Blown Glass

Set of Two Murano Glass Vases
By Murano 5
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and chic set of two Murano glass vases were created in the 1980s by Vetri and were acquired from a Palm Beach estate. The can be used to hold your floral arrangements an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

  • Set of Two Murano Glass Vases
  • Set of Two Murano Glass Vases
  • Set of Two Murano Glass Vases
  • Set of Two Murano Glass Vases
H 19.50 in. Dm 9.50 in.
Mid Century Sommerso Murano Glass Vase Pink/ Green, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Highly decorative mid century Murano Glass Vase from the renown workshops in Italy around 1960/70. A fantastic shaped, mid-sized vase with twisted body combined with a lovely colorat...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Gold Murano Glass Vases Italian Style, 1998s
By Lavorazione Arte Murano
Located in Murano, Venezia
Three Murano blown glass vases entirely in 24-karat gold leaf. Touching the vases with your hand you can feel the external relief work, as if it were a glacier To complete its uni...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Gold Leaf

Italian Mid-Century Modern Applied and Decorated Murano Large Art Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Englewood, NJ
A highly decorative and vibrant Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano glass vase with decorated with transparent gradient between lime and aqua hues, multicolor vertical bands on body, a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Murano Blue Glass Vase
Located in London, GB
Beutiful mid century Murano glass vase from the renown glass art workshops in Italy. Artfully made in the period around 1950 this fantastic shaped glass vase shows a lovely coloratio...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

  • Mid-Century Murano Blue Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Murano Blue Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Murano Blue Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Murano Blue Glass Vase
H 12.8 in. Dm 10.63 in.
Murano Glass Silver Leaf on Black Glass Vase
By Murano 5
Located in New York City, NY
1970s modern silver leaf on black glass Murano vase.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Blue Murano Vase, Italy, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Blue Murano vase is an original design object realized in the half of 20th Century. A beautiful Blue colored Murano glass vase. Don't misss this amazing vintage vase!
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Mid-20th Century Italian Vases

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Murano Glass

Murano glass vase, Italy Mid-20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Small thick-walled glass vase with red and white decor on blue background.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Vase
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Murano multi-color vase.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

  • Mid-Century Modern Murano Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Murano Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Murano Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Murano Vase
H 13.5 in. W 6 in. D 3.5 in.
Mid 20th Century Murano Glass Decanter
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Murano glass decanter composed of a purple hued body, accented with a gold speckled glass bass, figural lion head to the center. Great as a vase or just as an unique piece to your li...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Murano Glass

  • Mid 20th Century Murano Glass Decanter
  • Mid 20th Century Murano Glass Decanter
  • Mid 20th Century Murano Glass Decanter
  • Mid 20th Century Murano Glass Decanter
H 17.5 in. W 5 in. D 4 in.
Green Ombre Murano Vase, 1960s, Italy
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful ombre effect green Murano glass vase from 1960s, Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murrina Millefiori Set of 6 Murano Drinking Glasses Tumbler
By Murano 5
Located in Murano, Venezia
Exclusive series of six handmade Murano drinking glasses with Murrine Millefiori. This set is called "GOTI DE FORNASA". Tradition wants that the Murano glass master with his employ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Multicolor Set of Six Murano Drinking Glasses Tumbler
By Murano 5
Located in Murano, Venezia
Elegant set of six handmade Murano drinking glasses with working to "Mace" multicolor. Murano artisans perform this service with great care and precision. In Murano Island this set ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murrina Millefiori Set of 6 Murano Drinking Glasses Tumbler
By Murano 5
Located in Murano, Venezia
Exclusive series of six handmade Murano drinking glasses with murrina Millefiori. This set is called "GOTI DE FORNASA". Tradition wants that the Murano glass master with his empl...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Multicolored Swirl Glass Murano Venetian Glass Vase by Fazzoletto
By Murano 5
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown red, black, gold glitter and yellow Italian art glass handkerchief / fazzoletto vase. Created by the Fratelli Toso company. Measures 7 1/8" wide x 7" wide...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid Century Murano Vase
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950's Italian Murano hand-blown open-work blue glass vase. Measurements: Height: 19.5" Diameter at widest: 6".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Urns

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Blown Glass

  • Mid Century Murano Vase
  • Mid Century Murano Vase
  • Mid Century Murano Vase
  • Mid Century Murano Vase
H 19.5 in. Dm 6 in.
Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Vase
Located in Plainview, NY
An elegant Mid-Century Modern Murano glass decorative vase in beige tone with brown and orange stripe design. Very stylish and featuring earthy tones, this vase will add a touch of s...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Black Amethyst Set of Six Murano Drinking Glasses Tumbler
By Murano 5
Located in Murano, Venezia
Elegant set of six handmade Murano drinking glasses with working to "Mace" black color with amethyst reflection. Murano artisans perform this service with great care and precision. ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murrina Millefiori Set of 12 Murano Drinking Glasses Tumbler
By Murano 5
Located in Murano, Venezia
Exclusive series of twelve handmade Murano drinking glasses with Murrine Millefiori. This set is called "GOTI DE FORNASA". Tradition wants that the Murano glass master with his emp...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Art Glass

Red and Yellow Glass Murano Venetian Glass Vase by Fazzoletto
By Murano 5
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown red and yellow Italian art glass handkerchief / fazzoletto vase. Created by the Fratelli Toso company. Measures: 9" wide x 6 1/4" wide on top and 7 3/4" t...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Set of Two Italian Venetian Goblets Aquamarine Murano Glass
By Murano 5
Located in Murano, Venezia
Elegant pair of aquamarine glass goblets with dolphin and swan in 24-carat gold leaf. The objects made of Murano glass are all handmade by our famous Murano artisans, making our wo...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Gold Leaf

Mid-Century Modern Multi-Color Silver Set of Six Murano Drinking Glasses Tumbler
By Murano 5
Located in Murano, Venezia
Elegant set of six handmade Murano drinking glasses with working to "Mace" multi-color and silver leaf Murano artisans perform this service with great care and precision. In Murano ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Art Glass Vase
Located in Plainview, NY
A beautiful Mid-Century Modern art glass vase featuring beautiful curvy details in green turquoise and yellow . The heavy weight vase is sturdy and is made of quality Italian Murano ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Sommerso Faceted Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid Century Murano sommerso glass vase by Casa del Regalo Bortoli, Venezia. Cut facets show inner cobalt and yellow colors. Retains original manufacturer sticker. Neck opening measur...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Handbag Vase Sommerso Vintage, Italy, 1960s
By Murano 5
Located in Nuernberg, DE
An amazing Venetian Murano glass Mid-Century Modern Sommerso Vase made in Italy, circa 1960s. This is a heavy glass item, white colored inside, outside brown and amber glass. It is i...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Murano Midcentury Round Blue 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 color, in fact the vase is blue. Murano vessel, with a special workmanship all around. Vase of...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Italian Murano Sommerso Faceted Glass Vase
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid century Murano sommerso glass vase. Cut facets show inner garnet and yellow colors. Retains original manufacturer sticker. Neck opening measures 2.25”. Sommerso is the glassma...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Vases

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Murano Glass

  • Italian Murano Sommerso Faceted Glass Vase
  • Italian Murano Sommerso Faceted Glass Vase
  • Italian Murano Sommerso Faceted Glass Vase
  • Italian Murano Sommerso Faceted Glass Vase
H 12 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.25 in.
White Brown Gray Swirl Glass Murano Venetian Glass Vase by Fazzoletto
By Murano 5
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown white, different brown shades and gray Italian art glass handkerchief / fazzoletto vase. Created by the Fratelli Toso company. Measures 9 1/4" high, 9" wi...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian White Opaline & Turquoise Blown Murano Art Glass Flower Vase Midcentury
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Ripped tall Mid-Century Modern hand blown Murano Studio Art glass vase. The inside is white opaline glass the outside in Turquoise Murano glass. Made in Italy in the late 1970s. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Monumental Murano Mid-Century Modern Tulip Floor Vase
By Eero Saarinen, Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Monumental 40 in (102 cm) tall tulip vase from 1960s Murano. Brown coloring is darkest at the base and top with a gradation to a lighter brown towards the center of the stem where th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Blue and Gold Set of Two Venetian Murano Glass Goblets, 1992s
By Murano 5
Located in Murano, Venezia
Elegant pair of blue Venetian glass goblets with 24-carat gold leaf. The objects made of Murano glass are all handmade by our famous Murano artisans, making our works unique and ini...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Gold Leaf

Murano Vase
By Compagnia Di Venezia E Murano (C.V.M.)
Located in New York, NY
Murano vase.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Murano Vase
  • Murano Vase
  • Murano Vase
  • Murano Vase
H 14.18 in. Dm 5.52 in.
Napoleone Martinuzzi for Murano, Flute Vase in Glass, 1920s
By Murano 5
Located in Milan, IT
Napoleone Martinuzzi for Murano, flute vase in glass, 1920s.  
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Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Barovier Murano Glass Vase
By Barovier
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A Bullicante Murano glass vase made in Italy in the Fifties by world famous manufacturer Barovier. The vase it's in perfect conditions, its shape, color and dimensions are Barovier i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

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

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Murano Glass

Hat Vase or Bowl Murano Glass, Italy, circa 1970
By Murano 5
Located in Vienna, AT
Surrealistic flipping multicolored hat-shaped Murano glass vessel. Measuring: 10 x 7 x 5" approximate. It's in excellent condition, no chips. Very heavy quality.         
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Hat Vase or Bowl Murano Glass, Italy, circa 1970
  • Hat Vase or Bowl Murano Glass, Italy, circa 1970
  • Hat Vase or Bowl Murano Glass, Italy, circa 1970
  • Hat Vase or Bowl Murano Glass, Italy, circa 1970
H 5.2 in. W 6.69 in. D 10.23 in.
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Midcentury Murano Vases For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of midcentury murano vases available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique midcentury murano vases was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, murano glass and blown glass. There are all kinds of midcentury murano vases available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Art Nouveau midcentury murano vases are consistently popular styles. Midcentury murano vases have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Cenedese, Murano and Murano Glass Sommerso are consistently popular.

How Much are Midcentury Murano Vases?

Prices for midcentury murano vases can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, midcentury murano vases begin at $155 and can go as high as $5,790, while the average can fetch as much as $963.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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

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

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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

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

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

Finding the Right Vases for You

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

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

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

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

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

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