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Midcentury Brutalist Bronze Candleholder by Michael Harjes, Germany, 1960s
By Michael Harjes
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder Origin: Germany Design producer: Michael Harjes Material: bronze Decade: 1960s Description: This original vintage candleholder, was pro...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Bronze

Group of Decorative Midcentury Vases by Hammershøj, 1940s, Danish Design
By Kähler, Svend Hammershøi
Located in Lejre, DK
Group of three vases in ceramic, designed by Svend Hammershøj and made by Kähler. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Grey Round Junghans Midcentury Wall Clock, Germany, 1950s
By Junghans Uhren GmbH, Max Bill
Located in Vienna, AT
A rare, round midcentury wall clock, attributed to Max Bill, executed by Junghans Germany in the 1950s. A beautiful wall clock, with a light-grey ceramic housing. Powered by a mechan...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Clocks

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Ceramic, Glass

Midcentury Wall Clock by Junghans
By Junghans Uhren GmbH
Located in Vienna, AT
Junghans wall clock, with a battery movement, Germany, 1960s. Very good original condition Delivery time 2-3 weeks.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Steel

  • Midcentury Wall Clock by Junghans
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H 14.97 in. W 14.97 in. D 1.97 in.
Midcentury Waste Bin in Solid Teak, Made in Denmark
Located in Lejre, DK
Waste bin in solid teak. Designed and made in Denmark, great condition.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desk Accessories

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Teak

Large Midcentury Wall Clock by LM Ericsson
By Ericsson
Located in Vienna, AT
LM Ericsson. Electric metal wall clock, vaulted dial glass, rebuild to battery movement. Sweden, 1960s. Measure: Ø 41 cm. Very good original condition Delivery time 2-3 weeks.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Steel

Midcentury Handmade Maple Bronze Leaf Ashtray Italy
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A handmade bronze tray for keys, nick-nacks or as ashtray, or simply because it’s beautiful.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens

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Bronze

Midcentury Abstract Sculpture by Thure Thörn, Sweden, 1950
By Thure Thorn
Located in Stockholm, SE
Sculpture made by Swedish sculptor Thure Thörn. Made from plaster on a base of teak. Good condition with few signs of wear and patina. Signed with the artist name T. Thörn.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Plaster

Midcentury Knitting Basket, Italy
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Midcentury wicker knitting basked resting on a metal string stand painted in black. Made with a handle so it is possible to carry.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

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Iron

  • Midcentury Knitting Basket, Italy
  • Midcentury Knitting Basket, Italy
  • Midcentury Knitting Basket, Italy
  • Midcentury Knitting Basket, Italy
H 19.69 in. Dm 16.54 in.
Midcentury Decorative Heart Shape Topped Design Piece
Located in Hudson, NY
Midcentury modern decorative heart shape topped design coffee table / mantel centerpiece . The piece is in excellent condition . This is just an exquisite piece it measure about 1...
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Vintage 1930s North American Vases

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Art Glass

Midcentury Abstract Bronze Nude Sculpture on Metal Base by Ken Vares
By Ken Vares
Located in San Diego, CA
Midcentury abstract bronze nude on black metal base sculpture by Ken California listed artist Ken Vares, circa 1960s. The piece is very heavy, well detailed and signed.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze, Metal

Beautifully Hand Carved Midcentury Nesting Birds Alabaster Table or Desk Lamp
Located in Lisse, NL
Excellent condition sculptural alabaster table lamp from the 1950s. This highly decorative and practical size table lamp is the type of applied arts that really lifts your spirit. T...
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Mid-20th Century French Romantic Candle Lamps

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Alabaster

Large Danish Midcentury Hand Moulded & Organic Rounded Shaped Teak Bowl , 1950s
Located in Hamburg, DE
A practical, decorative and sculptural vintage object from Denmark the 1950s, classic Danish Scandinavian modern design in handcrafted first class quality (massive teakwood), can be ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Teak

Spherical Midcentury Danish Rotating Pottery Table Clock from Søholm, 1970s
By Søholm Stentøj
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This table clock was manufactured and designed by Søholm in Denmark during the 1970s. It features a loosely fitted spherical and rotating clock set on a tri-stand base. Both parts ar...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Stoneware

Midcentury Kienzle GMT World Time Zone Brass Table Clock, Germany, 1960s
By Kienzle Clocks
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful modernist brass desk clock with a world map clocks face and world time zones. Executed in the 1960s by Kienzle Germany. Original battery movement. In very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Crucifix
Located in San Diego, CA
A very nice brass crucifix, circa 1960s. Nice weight and detail.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass

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H 10.25 in. W 5 in. D .5 in.
Midcentury Kienzle Wall Clockc
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction with antique pink painted clock face from the early 1950s. Original mechanical movement but it can be changed to AAA-battery movement on request. Delivery time a...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Brass

  • Midcentury Kienzle Wall Clockc
  • Midcentury Kienzle Wall Clockc
  • Midcentury Kienzle Wall Clockc
  • Midcentury Kienzle Wall Clockc
H 1.97 in. Dm 9.45 in.
Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
By Renato Bassoli
Located in Milan, Italy
Renato Bassoli iron and ceramic sculpture, 1950. Unique piece.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Iron

  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
H 43.31 in. W 32.29 in. D 1.97 in.
Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
By Renato Bassoli
Located in Milan, Italy
Iron sculpture by Renato Bassoli, 1950. Unique Piece.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Iron

  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
H 19.69 in. W 19.69 in. D 7.09 in.
Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
By Renato Bassoli
Located in Milan, Italy
Iron sculpture by Renato Bassoli, 1950. Unique Piece.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Iron

  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
  • Renato Bassoli Midcentury Italian Sculpture
H 8.67 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Midcentury Brass Lotus Candleholder Candelabra Feldman
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A brass lotus flower 9 cup candleholder or candelabra, attributed to Feldman Lighting Company. Designed to hold votive candles.
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Brass

Midcentury Brass Crucifix with Copper Jesus
Located in San Diego, CA
A very nice brass crucifix with a copper Jesus on the cross, circa 1960s. Nice weight and detail.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Brass, Copper

Midcentury and Handwoven, Stylishly Organic Cane on Bamboo Wall Mirror
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and organically beautiful wall mirror. This rare and all-handcrafted mirror is another one of our wonderful recent finds. We rate it for many reasons: 1. because we cannot f...
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Mid-20th Century European Organic Modern Picture Frames

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Bamboo, Cane

Midcentury Pair of Wrought Iron Tripod Candleholders
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Pair of wrought iron candleholders rised on tripod base, black painted. Measures: Height 17.50 in (44.5 cm) Width/Depth 6.50 in (16.5 cm).  
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Mid-20th Century German Folk Art Candlesticks

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Iron

8 Paperweight Millefiori Collection in Italian Murano Glass Midcentury
Located in Roma, IT
Collection of 8 Murano Millefiori paperweights. The indicated price is for the whole set of thirteen. Measures: The diameters are from 5 to 9.5 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

French Midcentury Vase Signed Elchinger, circa 1950
By Elchinger
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful earthenware vase with enameled decorations of orange-red pastilles placed on a background ranging from white to anthracite gray and blue speckled. The interior of the vase ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of Multicoloured Italian Midcentury Ceramic Cats by Roberto Rigon
By Roberto Rigon
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming Italian modern ceramic cat sculptures from the 1960s designed and manufactured by Roberto Rigon, both marked with RR on the underside and in beautiful condition. They have a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Wooden Zodiac Libra Wall Plaque Relief Brutalist Midcentury, German, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful wooden wall plaque relief, made in the Brutalist style in Germany in the 1970s. This is a wonderful Zodiac sign. This can be used as a Wall decoration or as a decoration it...
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Vintage 1970s German Brutalist Animal Sculptures

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Plywood

Walter Bosse Midcentury Zebra Donkey Brass Sculpture, Hertha Baller, Austria
By Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful modernist brass figurine, displaying a zebra from the left side and a donkey from the other side. A very humorous design by Walter Bosse, executed by Hertha Baller, Austr...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Candelabra Candle Holder, Midcentury, Elegant Metal and Teak Sculptural Piece
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in London, GB
Candleholder for 3 candles, circa 1960 Teak, black metal. A lovely midcentury item. Overall very good with good age and patina. Slight split in wood to central holder, but thi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Candelabras

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Metal

Walter Bosse Midcentury Baby Giraffe Brass Figurine, Hertha Baller, Austria
By Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
A lovely baby giraffe sculpture made of brass from the 1950s. Designed by Walter Bosse, executed by Hertha Baller, Austria. In very good condition with marginal patina.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Mithe Espelt Enamel Ceramic Box Gold Yellow Green Midcentury, France, 1960s
By François Lembo
Located in New York, NY
Mithe Espelt enamel ceramic jewel box gold and green midcentury, France, 1960s An exquisite ceramic enameled box with jewel encrusted sections and gold enamel. The base of the box...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Enamel

Midcentury Made Classical Roman Wall Clock with Sculptures and Flowers
Located in Lisse, NL
Tasteful and unique wooden wall clock with sculptural front. The magnificent front of this midcentury era wall clock is entirely hand carved out of solid wood. It is difficult to se...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Classical Roman Wall Clocks

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Brass

Walter Bosse Midcentury Horse Brass Figurine, Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s
By Walter Bosse, Hertha Baller
Located in Vienna, AT
A lovely horse foal sculpture made of brass from the 1950s. Designed by Walter Bosse, executed by Hertha Baller. In good condition with charming patina. We offer more Walter Bosse br...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Enamel Ceramic Jewel Box Gold Yellow Lembo Style Midcentury, France, 1960s
By François Lembo
Located in New York, NY
Enamel ceramic jewel box gold yellow midcentury, France, 1960s. An exquisite ceramic enameled box with jewel encrusted sections and gold enamel. The base of the box is wood. A bea...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Jewelry Boxes

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Enamel

Wooden Zodiac Crab Cancer Wall Plaque Relief Brutalist Midcentury, German, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful wooden wall plaque relief, made in the Brutalist style in Germany in the 1970s. This is a wonderful Zodiac sign. This can be used as a Wall decoration or as a decoration it...
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Vintage 1970s German Brutalist Animal Sculptures

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Plywood

Wooden Zodiac Crab Cancer Wall Plaque Relief Brutalist Midcentury, German, 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful wooden wall plaque relief, made in the brutalist style in Germany in the 1970s. This is a wonderful Zodiac sign. This can be used as a wall decoration or as a decoration it...
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Vintage 1970s German Brutalist Animal Sculptures

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Plywood

Wooden Zodiac Lion Leo Wall Plaque Relief Brutalist Midcentury, German 1970s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful wooden wall plaque relief, made in the Brutalist style in Germany in the 1970s. This is a wonderful Zodiac sign. This can be used as a Wall decoration or as a decoration it...
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Vintage 1970s German Brutalist Animal Sculptures

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Plywood

Antonia Campi Midcentury Ceramic Vase Prod. Lavenia, Italy
By Lavenia, Antonia Campi
Located in Milan, Italy
Ceramic vase designed by Antonia Campi and produced by Lavenia in 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Walter Bosse Midcentury Calf Cow Brass Figurine, Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s
By Hertha Baller, Walter Bosse
Located in Vienna, AT
A lovely calf / baby cow sculpture made of brass from the 1950s. Designed by Walter Bosse, executed by Hertha Baller, Austria. In very good condition with marginal patina.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Brass

Pair of Midcentury Wall Candelabras in Brass by Hans Agne Jacobsson, 1950s
By Torben Orskov
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of wall candelabras in solid brass, each pair holds two candles. Made in Denmark by Torben Orskov in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Brass

Midcentury Claudio Pulli Polychromed Enameled Ceramic Italian Vase, 1970s
By Claudio Pulli
Located in Roma, IT
This polychrome ceramic vase is a marvelous production by Claudio Pulli, one of the greatest Sardinian artists of the 20th century. The vase was produced for I.S.O.L.A. and is mad...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Midcentury 1950s Earthenware Vase or Vessel Germany Studio Pottery
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Lovely vintage 1950s vase or vessel pottery made of natural terracotta clay. Marked 74/35 form number. Reflecting the typical Asian style popular in the 1950s it will make a nice add...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Midcentury Green and Graphite Glazed Vase by Waechtersbach, 1950s
By Waechtersbach Ceramics
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Beautiful and collectable little midcentury West German vase by Waechtersbach, circa 1955 in graphite grey and green. This is a hard to find vase. Similar, in style, to a variatio...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Petite Midcentury Bisque Fossil Vase by Kaiser Porcelain, Germany, 1970s
By AK Kaiser
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing bisque porcelain midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, by Kaiser Porcelain, circa 1970s. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites....
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Two Midcentury Bisque Fossil Vases by Kaiser Porcelain, Germany, 1970s
By AK Kaiser
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Two amazing bisque porcelain midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, by Kaiser Porcelain, circa 1970s. Vases are in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bit...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Petite Midcentury Bisque Fossil Vase by Kaiser Porcelain, Germany, 1970s
By AK Kaiser
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing bisque porcelain midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, by Kaiser Porcelain, circa 1970s. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites....
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Large Midcentury Rattan Bauhaus Umbrella Stand, France, 1970s
By Bauhaus, Mathieu Matégot
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Umbrella stand Origin: France Age: 1970s This original vintage Bauhaus style umbrella stand was produced in the 1970s in France. It is made of natural rattan with...
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Late 20th Century French Bauhaus Decorative Baskets

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Rattan

Midcentury Double Letter Tray by Peter Pepper Products
By Peter Pepper Products
Located in San Diego, CA
Very cool and functional double letter tray by Peter Pepper Products, circa 1970s. The trays are made of solid oak with aluminum dividers. The set is in very good condition and would...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Aluminum

Large Midcentury Vintage Ceramic, 1950s Spanish Vase Partenon, Spain, Jug, Jar
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Large piece, beautiful vintage condition, very rare piece, 1950s Mid-Century Modern Fantastic condition, made in Spain, PARTENON CERAMICS signed.
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Midcentury Italian Aldo Londi for Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Vase
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
A beautiful handmade Rimini blue ceramic vase designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Italy, 1960s. Blue glazed ceramic with engraved patterns surrounding the central pa...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery, Stoneware, Ceramic, Ceramic, Ceramic

Collection of Midcentury Ceramics Vases & Bowls Einar Johansen for Soholm, 1960s
By Soholm Pottery, Einar Johansen
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful set of nine (9) pieces, vases and bowls, collector's condition, beautiful, blue glaze mixed with matt black, beautiful pottery art. Six vases, one candle stick holder, two...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Midcentury Rattan Brass Bauhaus umbrella stand, France 1960s
By Mathieu Matégot, Bauhaus
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Waste bin paper bin or umbrella stand Origin: France Age: 1960s This original vintage Bauhaus style waste bin paper bin, umbrella stand was produced in the 1960s in Franc...
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Vintage 1950s French Bauhaus Decorative Baskets

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Decorative of Midcentury Vases in Blue Glass by Otto Bauer, 1960s
By Otto Bauer, Kastrup
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of midcentury vases in glass, designed by Otto Bauer for Kastrup Glass. Made in Denmark, 1950s. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Cenedese Vintage Midcentury Clear Murano Glass Bowl with Colorful Spiral
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Vintage midcentury Murano glass serving bowl or dish by Cenedese, circa 1970-1990. Wonderful clear glass with a colorful spiral inclusion. Simplistic yet elegant. Would look fantasti...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Midcentury Brass Nike Decorative Object with a Marble Pedestal
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1940s-1950s This sculpture is made in brass and features a marble pedestal. It might show slight traces of use since it's vintage, but it can be considered as in very good original c...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Brass

Marvelous Midcentury Modern Ceramic Object Signed and Numbered
Located in Doornspijk, NL
This rather big object is made of ceramic. Three fist thick segments that look a little like bamboo have been intertwined to look like totem poles. The decorations consist of flowe...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Stunning Midcentury Japanese Inspired French Decorative Object, Signed Forestier
Located in Arles, FR
Stunning French ceramic decorative object inspired by Japanese pottery designs with wonderful prominent blue and green hues. The shape and colors makes this piece exceptionally inter...
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Mid-20th Century French Japonisme Vases

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Ceramic

Midcentury Spiked Game Paddle on Stand from India
Located in Atlanta, GA
A wooden spiked gaming paddle from the mid-20th century. This vintage game paddle from India features a wooden handle and oval-shaped body with spikes projecting out at one side, wit...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mounted Objects

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Iron

Midcentury Brutalist Style Brass Sculpture Signed Voss, Edition 2/7
By Voss
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning and beautiful Mid-Century Modern brass sculpture by Voss, the piece is number 2 of a limited edition of 7. The piece is attached to a wooden frame and is ready to be hung. ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

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Brass

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Midcentury Objects For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of midcentury objects available for sale. Frequently made of ceramic, metal and glass, all midcentury objects available were constructed with great care. Midcentury objects have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of midcentury objects to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco midcentury objects are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made midcentury objects over the years, but those made by Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand and Cenedese are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Midcentury Objects?

Prices for midcentury objects can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, midcentury objects begin at $20 and can go as high as $60,000, while the average can fetch as much as $795.

Finding the Right Decorative Objects for You

Every time you move into a house or an apartment — or endeavor to refresh the home you’ve lived in for years — life for that space begins anew. The right home accent, be it the simple placement of a decorative bowl on a shelf or a ceramic vase for fresh flowers, can transform an area from drab to spectacular. But with so many materials and items to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the process. The key to styling with decorative objects is to work toward making a happy home that best reflects your personal style. 

Ceramics are a versatile addition to any home. If you’ve amassed an assortment of functional pottery over the years, think of your mugs and salad bowls as decorative objects, ideal for displaying in a glass cabinet. Vintage ceramic serveware can pop along white open shelving in your dining area, while large stoneware pitchers paired with woven baskets or quilts in an open cupboard can introduce a rustic farmhouse-style element to your den.

Translucent decorative boxes or bowls made of an acrylic plastic called Lucite — a game changer in furniture that’s easy to clean and lasts long — are modern accents that are neutral enough to dress up a coffee table or desktop without cluttering it. If you’re showcasing pieces from the past, a vintage jewelry box for displaying your treasures can spark conversation. Where is the jewelry box from? Is there a story behind it?

Abstract sculptures or an antique vessel for your home library can draw attention to your book collection and add narrative charm to the most appropriate of corners. There’s more than one way to style your bookcases, and decorative objects add a provocative dynamic. “I love magnifying glasses,” says Alex Assouline, global vice president of luxury publisher Assouline, of adding one’s cherished objects to a home library. “They are both useful and decorative. Objects really elevate libraries and can also make them more personal.”

To help with personalizing your space and truly making it your own, find an extraordinary collection of decorative objects on 1stDibs.