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Extra Large Modernist Vintage Sculptural Brutalist Metal Candleholder, Austria
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder Origin: Austria Material: solid metal handmade Decade: 1960s Description: This original vintage candleholder, was p...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Metal

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Large Real Turtle Shell Box Silver Sculpture, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi large real turtle shell box combined with silver sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition with ageing wear on the sh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver

Set of 2 Modernist Vintage 1970s Sculptural Brutalist Metal Candleholder, France
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder set of 2 Origin: France Material: Metal iron Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage candleholder, was produced in the 1970s in ...
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Mid-20th Century French Scandinavian Modern Candelabras

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Metal

Cuoio Vase #1
Located in Milan, IT
This striking vase is made with small sheets of curved metal and assembled with a dense texture; the finishing is obtained with rust and various wax passages, that obtains a patina t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Iron

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H 29.53 in. W 21.26 in. D 22.05 in.
Cuoio Vase #2
Located in Milan, IT
This striking vase is made with small sheets of curved metal and assembled with a dense texture; the finishing is obtained with rust and various wax passages, that obtains a patina t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Iron

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H 29.53 in. W 21.26 in. D 22.05 in.
"Germoglio" Lino Sabattini Italian Design 1970s Silver Vase
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Brescia, IT
"Germoglio" Vases design Lino Sabattini 1979 Silver metal Excellent condiction.     
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Metal

Set of 3 Original 1970 Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Marei Ceramics, Germany
By Marei Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic fat lava vases set of 3 Producer: Marei Ceramics, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: Set of 3 original vintage Studio Pottery vases was ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of 2 Original 1970 Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Marei Ceramics, Germany
By Marei Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic fat lava vases set of 2 Producer: Marei Ceramics, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: Set of 2 original vintage Studio Pottery vases was ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Five Original Cross Vases in Glass by Bodil Kjær, 1960s
By Bodil Kjaer, Torben Orskov
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of five vases in glass, designed by Bodil Kjær and made by Toben Ørskov in Denmark. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Sculpture Marbled Geometric Cone Object in Black and White Handmade
By Malka Dina
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handmade ceramic sculptural object. Marbled raw clay exterior with satin black glaze interior. Decorative object perfect for shelf or table accent. Handmade in Brooklyn, New York by ...
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2010s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

French Hand Carved Silver and Gilt Wood Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Mirror
Located in New York, NY
French 1940 wall mirror / frame in the modern neoclassical spirit with carved fleur d'lys motifs and Doric columns arranged sequentially around the border of the frame. The frame is ...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Picture Frames

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Silver

Lalique Gorilla Figure/Sculpture in Black Crystal
By Lalique
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the fauna of the jungle, new wild animal sculptures have been added to the Lalique bestiary. The purity of the satin-finished and polished crystal, the brand's hallmark, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Animal Sculptures

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Crystal

Matte Black Horse Statue for Raymor
By Raymor
Located in New York, NY
A sculptural ceramic horse, produced in Italy, circa 1950s-1960s for Raymor, in black matte glaze and detailed with orange and red glazes. This piece remains in very good vintage con...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

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H 10.25 in. W 10.5 in. D 4 in.
Limited Edition Modern Vase Genke CSL3 by Noom in Hammered Brass and Steel
By Kateryna Sokolova
Located in Kyiv, UA
Genke vase, one of the vases from the "Suprematic" collection. The collection inspired by the geometric works of the great Suprematist Kazimir Malevich. Suprematism is a modernist mo...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Vases

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Brass, Steel

Contemporary Med. Dew Vase #5 Black Ceramic and Glaze, Handmade
By Malka Dina
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handmade ceramic vase. Glazed with black dew texture exterior and glossy black interior. Also available in brown and white. Handmade by Malka Dina in Brooklyn, NY. Due to the handma...
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2010s American Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Contemporary Wooden Sculpture Painted Black/Grey/Off-White by Christofer Kochs
By Christofer Kochs
Located in Salzburg, AT
Contemporary wooden life-size sculpture created by circular sawing, black-grey-off-white painted on white-stuff. Signed Christofer Kochs, 2009. Measures: Iron base 40 x 40 cm Born ...
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Early 2000s German Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Wood, Paint

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Silver Leaf Black/Blue Glass Vases
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of Murano glass vases attributed to Seguso Vetri d'Arte with cased silver leaf in clear glass over 'black/blue' glass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Vases

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Silver Leaf

Poul Partanen for Arabia, Finland, Modernist Vase in Black Glazed Ceramics 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Poul Partanen for Arabia, Finland. Modernist vase in black glazed ceramics, 1980s. Measures: 25.5 x 17 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1980s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Black Vase in Murano Glass with Spikes Decor, Barovier Style, Rostrato
By Barovier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A spectacular piece of Venetian vases, imposing size in clear and deep dark blown Murano glass, hand decorated with the rostrato technique: spikes of glass individually pulled in rel...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Female Nude Sculpture in Cast Resin by Dorothy C. Thorpe
By Dorothy Thorpe
Located in Pasadena, CA
Inspired by classical antiquity, this sculpture of a female nude is skilfully rendered in cast resin. The label underneath reads "Dorothy C. Thorpe, Inc. Mexico;" etched beneath is t...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

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Resin

Kähler, HAK, Glazed Ceramic Bowl in Modern Design, 1930s-1940s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Kähler, HAK, glazed ceramic bowl in modern design, 1930s-1940s. Blue flowers on a cream background. Stamped. Measures: 27.5 x 7.5 cm. In very good condition.   
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

1985 Ram Sculpture by Dominique Pouchain
By Dominique Pouchain
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This decorative ceramic ram has truly elegant and exquisite organic lines. Dominique Pouchain made a few of them with small variations, this one is one of the nicest ones, if not the...
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20th Century French Post-Modern Sculptures

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Ceramic

Rick Owens Cast Bronze Duck Neck Vase Black Patina Signed Rick Owens
By Rick Owens
Located in Chicago, IL
The now iconic bronze duck neck vase from the Rick Owens bronze relic collection. This is shown in the black patina but other patinas are available by order. Each bronze is signed. ...
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2010s French Modern Vases

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Bronze

Krenit Bowl by Herbert Krenchel of Black Metal and White Enamel from the 1960s
By Herbert Krenchel
Located in Lejre, DK
Krenit bowl by Herbert Krenchel from the 1960s. The bowl is of Danish design and great vintage condition. The item is decorated with black metal on the exterior and white enamel on t...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Metal, Enamel

Horn Keepsake Box
Located in New York, NY
Modernist keepsake box made from cushion form Horn pieces, lined in wood.
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Decorative Boxes

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Horn

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H 4 in. W 11 in. D 7.5 in.
Green Vintage Ceramic Candlelight Lions St. Eriks, Uppsala 1920s Sweden
By Gamla Uppsala Keramik
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of majestic green lion candlelight figurines in lying position. Holed underneath with stamp from Uppsala, St. Erik. Made of ceramic and glaced. This vintage lion candle light pa...
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Ulrica Hydman Vallien for Kosta Boda, Sweden, Triangular Candlestick
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ulrica Hydman Vallien for Kosta Boda, Sweden. Triangular candlestick in clear mouth blown art glass decorated with gold and black. Swedish design 1980s. Measures: 11 x 4.5 cm. In...
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

Stainless Steel Candleholder with circle "Steel Art" Polaris, Olav Joa-Norway
By Polaris, Olav Joa
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stainless steel vintage candleholder designed by Olav Joa (born 1942) for Polaris, Sandnes in the 1970s. From the mid-century Steel Art series. Beautiful Scandinavian modern design, ...
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

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Stainless Steel

Vintage 1980s Modernist Space Age Megaquarz Metal Table Clock by AEG, Germany
By AEG
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table clock Origin: Germany Producer: AEG Age: 1980s Description: This original metal table clock was produced in the 1980s by the pre...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

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Metal

Hans Hedberg Swedish Ceramist, Unique Ceramic Vase in Speckled Glaze
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Hans Hedberg (1917-2007) Swedish ceramist. Unique ceramic vase in speckled glaze from Hedberg's own workshop in Biot, Southern France, app. 1980s. Hedberg collaborated with several...
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Vintage 1980s French Modern Vases

Richard Uhlemeyer, German Ceramist, Collection of Ceramic Jugs or Vases
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Richard Uhlemeyer, German ceramist. Collection of ceramic jugs or vases, beautiful cracked glaze in red and green shades. Germany, 1940s-1950s. Largest measures 18 cm. x 9 cm. In...
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Vintage 1940s German Modern Vases

Helle Alpass Vase of Glazed Stoneware
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Helle Alpass (1932-2000). Vase of glazed stoneware decorated with beautiful brown and blue glaze. 1960 / 70's. Stamped. Measures: 12.5 x 10 cm In very good condition. Helle Allpa...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

1950s Green Ceramic Vase by Ettore Sottsass 'h'
By Ettore Sottsass, Lucie Rie
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Vase by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1959. Nicely shaped deep green ceramic vase designed by famous Italian Ettore Sottsass. He was an architect and designer of the late 20th century. ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Jacob Bang for Arne Bang, Large Stoneware Vase, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Jacob Bang (1932-2011) for Arne Bang. Large stoneware vase modeled with cylindrical body and narrow mouth. Beautiful glaze in green shades. 1960's. Signed: AB / Jacob and the text "...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

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

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Ceramic

Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala-Ekeby, Large Vase in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala-Ekeby. Large vase in glazed ceramics. Spiral design, mid-20th century. Measures: 35 x 13.5 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Five 'Gulvase' by Otto Brauer for Holmegaard in Bottle Green
By Otto Brauer, Holmegaard
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A perfect set of graduated 'Gulvase by Otto Brauer for famous Danish manufacturers Holmegaard, all in perfect condition, one still with original label. Sizes from largest to smalles...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Large Pottery Super Fat Lava Multi-Color 517-45 "HORSE" Vase by Scheurich, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase extra large version with abstract horses Model: 517-45 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: This origi...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Italian Vase, Urne O Pitcher with a Greens Iridescents Glaze
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Italian vase, urne o pitcher with a greens iridescents glaze.      
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Pottery Fat Lava Multi-Color 239-41 Vase Made by Scheurich, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase extra large version Model: 238-41 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage vase was ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mascarella, Italy, Vase in Glazed Ceramics, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Mascarella, Italy. Vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in dark and light blue shades. Mid-20th century. In very good condition. Measures: 20.5 x 10.5 cm. Signed.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

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

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Stoneware

Super Rare 1970s Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Babara Stehr Ceramics, Germany
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic vase Producer: Stehr Ceramics, Germany Designer: Barbara Stehr Decade: 1960-1965 This original vintage Studio Pottery vase wa...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Set of 2 Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Gerhard Liebenthron, Germany, 1980s
By Gerhard Liebenthron
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic stoneware object set of 2 Designer and producer: Gerhard Liebenthron Information: Gerhard Liebenthron, Bremen 1925-2005 Decade: 1980s Th...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase Tina and Thorsten Behrendt, Worpswede Germany, 1980
By Tina and Thorsten Behrendt
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic stoneware Object Designer and producer: Tina and Thorsten Behrendt, Worpswede Both were students of Gerhard Liebenthron in Bremen. the influence of Liebe...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Abstract Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase "Heads" Gerhard Liebenthron, Germany, 1970s
By Gerhard Liebenthron
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic stoneware object Designer and producer: Gerhard Liebenthron Information: Gerhard Liebenthron, Bremen *1925 †2005 Decade: 1970s This or...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Extra Large Planter Pot Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Gerhard Liebenthron, 1986
By Gerhard Liebenthron
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic stoneware object planters pot element Designer and producer: Gerhard Liebenthron Information: Gerhard Liebenthron, Bremen *1925 †2005 Decade: ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Astrid Tjalk for Kähler, Denmark, Unique Bowl in Glazed Ceramic, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Astrid Tjalk for Kähler, Denmark. Unique bowl/dish in glazed ceramic with motif of fish monger, 1960s. Stamped. Measures: 31 x 22 cm. In very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Sven Hofverberg Swedish Ceramist, Three Unique Bowls, 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sven Hofverberg (1923-1998) Swedish ceramist. Three unique bowls in glazed ceramics. Beautiful metallic glaze, 1980s. Largest measures: 8 x 5 cm. In very good condition. Signed.
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Murano, Red Bowl in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Murano, red bowl in mouth blown art glass, 1960s. In perfect condition. Measures: 11 x 4.5 cm. Designed with bubbles in the glass mass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Ceramic Pottery Shell Plate "Pergamon" Hans Welling for Ceramano, Germany, 1960s
By Ceramano, Hans Welling
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic shell bowl Producer: Ceramano, Germany Designer: Hans Welling Decade: 1960-1965 This original studio pottery vintage plate e...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Alessio Tasca for Raymor Bowl, Ceramic, Green and White, Birds, Signed
By Alessio Tasca, Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Alessio Tasca for Raymor Bowl, Ceramic, Green and White, Birds, Signed. Large oval bowl or serving tray. Impressed mark on underside which reads: Tasca Raymor Italia 1476. Minute chi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Mari Simmulson for Upsala-Ekeby, Dish in Glazed Stoneware with Geometric Pattern
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Mari Simmulson for Upsala-Ekeby. Dish in glazed stoneware with a geometric pattern. Beautiful glaze in brown and blue shades, 1960s. In very good condition. Measures: 26.5 x 4.5 cm...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Stoneware

Mari Simmulson for Upsala-Ekeby, Dish in Glazed Stoneware with Portrait of Woman
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Mari Simmulson for Upsala-Ekeby. Dish in glazed stoneware with portrait of woman, 1960s. In very good condition. Measures: 26 x 4.5 cm. Stamped.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Stoneware

Murano Modern Carved Black over Red Italian Art Glass Sculptural Flower Vase
By Venini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful Murano hand blown black over red core Italian art glass sculptural flower vase with carved surface. Created in the manner of the Venini company. The piece has carved circle...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Black Amber Pair of Murano Glass Vases Signed Jars, 1988
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Two Murano glass blown vases, black color with amber tips. The vases are of thick glass. This fantastic Mid-Century Modern style artwork will add an extra touch of class to your en...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Large Ceramic Mid-Century Modern Italian Hippo
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Handmade, painted and glazed in Italy, large Mid-Century Modern ceramic hippopotamus, circa 1960. This rare charming sculpture presents an accurate and detailed depiction of a fierce...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

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

St. Paul Candelabra, Matte Black, by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculpted plaster of Paris candleholder. A reminiscent of Giacometti's work, this five candleholder has a sleek yet elegant design. With its soft edges and texture it makes for an out...
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2010s American Organic Modern Candelabras

Materials

Plaster

Modern Sculptural Hand Blown Murano Art Glass Flower Vase
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant sculptural hand blown Murano art glass vase in dark pink, blue, green and clear tone. The vase is very heavy. Simply lovely.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

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Modern Black Object For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the modern black object you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of ceramic, metal and glass, every modern black object was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a modern black object, we have 2821 options in-stock, while there are 1249 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the modern black object you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A modern black object, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made modern black object over the years, but those crafted by Venini, Walter Bosse and Hertha Baller are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Modern Black Object?

Prices for a modern black object can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $13 and can go as high as $223,750, while the average can fetch as much as $1,004.

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.