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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

Lino Sabattini “Penguin” Vases for Rosenthal
By Rosenthal, Lino Sabattini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two delicate porcelain vases by Lino Sabattini for Rosenthal, Germany, one black, one white vase in matte exterior and gloss interior finish, signed. Priced individually.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Daum Nancy Penguin Vase, circa 1910
By Daum
Located in New York, NY
Signed Daum Nacy with the Cross of Lorraine.
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Vintage 1910s French Vases

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Art Glass

Vase from the Penguin Series by Hjördis Oldfors for Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden
By Hjordis Oldfors, Upsala Ekeby
Located in Goteborg, SE
Vase made in 1954 by the Swedish designer Hjördis Oldfors. Typical decor for the Swedish, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Midcentury Art Glass Penguin Kosta Vicke Lindstrand, 1950s, Sweden
By Vicke Lindstrand, Kosta Glasbruk 1
Located in Langserud, SE
This art glass piece the penguin was produced in Sweden at the Kosta factory. Designed by Vicke Lindstrand. The penguin is created in glass mounted on a wooden base. The line of the...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Faux Marblized Polar Bear Clock and Penguin Vases
By E. Poinsot
Located in Summerland, CA
Polar Bear Clock with Pair of Matching Penguin Vases Wood and polychrome Faux paint treatment in off whites and greens. Original condition. Set of 3 Made by E. Poinsot Each vas...
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20th Century American Clocks

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Wood

Fabulous Murano glass-art "Penguin" vase
Located in Den Bommel, NL
Exquisit and feminin Murano vase. The white vases are very rare and hard to come by. This vase is an example of high craftmanship from the early 1950's. The vase is embellished with ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Vases

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Murano Glass

  • Fabulous Murano glass-art "Penguin" vase
  • Fabulous Murano glass-art "Penguin" vase
  • Fabulous Murano glass-art "Penguin" vase
  • Fabulous Murano glass-art "Penguin" vase
H 14.77 in. W 14.77 in. D 5.91 in.
Lino Sabattini "Penguin" Vases for Rosenthal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
two Lino Sabattini matte porcelain vases [with gloss interior]<br /> ::PRICED PER VASE::
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Vintage 1960s German Vases

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Porcelain

Lino Sabattini "Penguin" Vases for Rosenthal
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lino Sabattini matte porcelain vases [with gloss interior], ::PRICED PER VASE:: $550.00 One black Medium size and one white Medium size available
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Vintage 1960s German Vases

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Porcelain

Iconic Plastic Vase Penguin from Czechoslovakia, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Black and ivory colors and the shape of this piece creates image of Penguine. Widely used in 1960s in communistic Czechoslovakia.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Plastic

Art Deco Penguin Stoneware Vase, Belgian, circa 1930
Located in Essex, MA
A handmade Art Deco Armogres stoneware art pottery vase, decorated with brown glazed penguins in relief on a speckled tan ground, in the manner of Roger Guerin, Bouffioulx, Belgium, ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Stoneware

French Art Deco Penguins Opalescent Glass Vase by Sabino, 1930s
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in LEGNY, FR
Exceptional French Art Deco opalescent glass vase made by Sabino, representing Penguins. "Made in France" stamp at the back. Beautiful quality and condition. No signature.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases

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Glass

Midcentury Italian Penguin Figural Single Flower Sommerso Murano Glass Vase
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown blue, clear, white and yellow Italian art glass single-flower vase looks like a Penguin. Created by a Murano Artist. A beautiful piece of art glass for an...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Emperor Penguin Lacquered Ceramic Sculpture by Golem
By Golem
Located in Rome, Lazio
Take a careful look into my Silhouette and think of the most charming and aquatic bird known and you might recognize me, if not, then pay a closer attention to my distinct colors. If...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Penguin Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic penguin vase available at 1stDibs. A penguin vase — often made from ceramic, glass and porcelain — can elevate any home. There are 11 variations of the antique or vintage penguin vase you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer penguin vase, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A penguin vase made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. A well-made penguin vase has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Lino Sabattini, Daum and Golem are consistently popular.

How Much is a Penguin Vase?

The average selling price for a penguin vase at 1stDibs is $913, while they’re typically $185 on the low end and $55,000 for the highest priced.

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.

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