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Maria Theresa Crystal Purple Chandelier Antique Ceiling Lamp Lustre Art Nouveau
Located in Berlin, DE
The frame is fully dressed all-over with glass. Cut crystal drops of different dimensions and shapes are hanging all-over the octagonal button chains, all around the chandelier. M...
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Vintage 1940s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Wire

20th Century Murano Purple and Violet Swan Italian Art Glass Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Archimede Murano purple and violet Italian art glass sculpture features a swan.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Big Blue Caterpillar Master Work by Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
The ‘Big Blue Caterpillar’ an 18 inch tall master work sculpture designed and hand-painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) This is a creative handmade, hand-painted and hand glaze...
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Mid-20th Century German Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery

Atelier Oball Mid-Century Modern Two of Murano Glass Bottles Sommerso, 1994s
By Atelier Oball
Located in Murano, Venezia
Pair of Murano blown glass bottles, handmade with Sommersa work, amethyst, blue, pink and crystal color. Works performed by the famous Vetreia Oball Murano in 1994s. The conditio...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Murano Art Glass Sommerso Bowl Blue, Clear, Red and Green Vintage, Italy, 1980s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Gorgeous hand blown Murano art glass piece with Sommerso and bullicante techniques. A beautiful organic shaped bowl or catchall in clear glass with blue, red and green colors, Italy,...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Art Glass

Formia 1980 Italian Vintage Purple Blue White Murano Glass Modern Design Vases
By Formia Murano
Located in New York, NY
Two vases in blown Murano Art glass signed Formia, created exclusively for Roche Bobois Paris. The very modern minimalist design and execution are striking in the luxurious quality o...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Art Glass

Gino Cenedese Forato Vase Neodymium Alessandrite, Massiccio and Blown Unique 60s
By Antonio da Ros, Cenedese, Gino Cenedese, Henry Moore
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Gino Cenedese unique vase. Uses one of the colors that Cenedese and Da Ros loved the most. In Murano is called Alessandrite, also known as Neodymium glass. As Alessandrite gemstone a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Art Glass Apple and Pear, Hand Blown, Blue, Purple, Excellent Condition
By Alfredo Barbini, Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Kansas City, MO
Murano art glass apple and pear Sommerso blue and purple designed by Alfredo Barbini. Both have two flat surfaces for display or can be used as bookends. No chips or repairs. May sho...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Blue and Purple Murano Glass Tall Vase, circa 1970
By Seguso
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An heavy Sommerso Murano glass vase made in Italy in the 1970s in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Black and Purple Murano Glass Candle Holders, 1960s
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Beautiful set of two thick Murano glass candle holders in black purple reflections colors. Both still in perfect condition.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Modernist Glass Plate by Higgins
By Higgins Glass
Located in New York, NY
Large glass plate, or charger, by recognized midcentury master Higgins (Michael and Francis). Nice clean signed example, free of damage or condition issues.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Mid Century Cobalt Blue & White Murano Filigrana Stripe Glass Pitcher
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid-Century Modern cobalt blue and white striped filigrana Murano glass pitcher.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass, Glass, Art Glass

Blendo Cocktail Pitchers One White One Lavender West Virginia Glass, Mid-Century
By West Virginian Glass Company, Blendo Glass 1
Located in Topeka, KS
Fun Blendo pitchers by West Virginia Glass Specialty Co. for your cocktails or summer beverages. One white frosted glass with gold trim and one lavender frosted glass with gold trim....
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Blown Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Purple Glass Ashtray with Irregular Shape, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern purple glass ashtray with irregular shape, 1970s Purple glass ashtray with irregular shape resembling a flower. Good condition, period patina. Measu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Josephinenhutte Moser Style Purple Amethyst Colored Glass, 1910s
By Josephinenhutte Moser
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful crystal glass Bohemian art glass. Attributed to Josephinenhutte a Moser glass company. A beautiful piece of art for any room or just to display in your collection.
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Vintage 1910s Czech Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Crystal

Purple Engraved Vase, Carlo Scarpa Style, Sommerso Murano Glass
By Carlo Scarpa
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Cilindric midcentury purple engraved vase, Carlo Scarpa style in sommerso Murano glass.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

S/8 Translucent Purple & Clear Fluted Stem Fostoria Crystal Champagne Coupes
By Fostoria Glass Company
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a set of eight champagne coupes in a luxurious translucent deep purple and clear stem by Fostoria that was retailed by the famed Houston luxury brand department store, Sak...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Crystal

Set of Seven Fostoria Deep Purple with Clear Stem Crystal Goblets / Glasses
By Fostoria Glass Company
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a set of seven crystal wine or water goblets / glasses in a beautiful deep purple shade and clear stem by Fostoria. This set of barware/ crystal goblets in deep purple and...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Crystal

Pauly & Co Mid-Century Modern Blue & White Murano / Venetian Glass Portland Vase
By Pauly & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A blue and white Venetian glass vase with enamel decoration by Pauly and Co. Inspired by the important Roman cameo glass 'Portland Vase' at the British Museum. Bears a retaped ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Enamel

Mid-Century Modern Biomorphic Orange, Purple & Clear Art Glass Centerpiece Bowl
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This large and substantial biomorphic shaped art glass bowl is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in Scandinavia, likely Sweden, in approximately 1970 in the period Mid-Century...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Art Glass

Post Modern 1960 Venice Italy Set 6 Murano Purple Glasses Blown Glass
Located in Brescia, IT
This set of Murano, Venice, blown glass glasses is elegant to arrange an holiday table dining. The purple glass has an intense and vivid color. Perfect to refresh a traditional dinin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Glass

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Blown Glass

Venini Purple Murano Glass Bowl by Carlo Scarpa, 1960s
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant Venini bowl designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini in the 1960s. Purple Murano glass with incised surface in Battuto technique, etched two stamp signature underside with Venini...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Seguso Style Mid-Century Modern Heavy Purple Murano Glass Ashtray, circa 1970
By Albano Poli, Seguso
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An heavy Murano glass bowl made in the 1970s in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Six Beautiful Danish Lyngby Gold and Purple Champagne Flutes Glasses, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
A set of six beautiful hand blown glasses for champagne or sparkling wine, made of clear and purple glass with gold rims and a golden ball in the stem. Made by Lyngby Glassworks in D...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Murano Fratelli Toso Orange, Purple, Blue, Yellow, Green Murrine Glass Bowl
By Fratelli Toso
Located in North Miami, FL
This Italian murano glass bowl by Fratelli Toso has the most incredible colors of the Murrine technique. Murrine are colored patterns made in a glass cane that are revealed when the ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

2 Blown Pink & Purple Over-Sized Glass Brandy Snifters/Vases with Braided Stems
Located in Houston, TX
Offered are two hand blown Mid-Century Modern over-sized glass brandy snifters or vases in cranberry red / pink and eggplant purple with braided clear stems. Would look great as deco...
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Mid-20th Century Argentine Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Anzolo Fuga for Avem Opalescent Murano Red, Purple Murrine Glass Vase Vintage
By Anzolo Fuga, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in North Miami, FL
This absolutely stunning and rare Italian Murano opalescent glass vase by Anzolo Fuga for Avem has glorious applied murrines of colors of reds, browns with a purple hint. The origina...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Vintage Cocktail Martini Glass with Two Stirrers
By Bimini Glass
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1920-1930s Bimini cocktail glass with two stirrers. The bowl of the glass features a blue swirl. The stem is further decorated with a capsule containing a dog figurine. One sti...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Three retro Lyngby art glass vases in blue. Denmark mid 20 c.
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Three retro Lyngby art glass vases in blue. Denmark mid 20 c. In perfect condition. Measures: 17 cm. x 16 cm. (largest) Signed.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Violet Purple Glass Genie Decanter with Stopper, 20th Century, Italy, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
A stunning purple small vase with geometric design, made by one of the many glass manufacturers based in the region of Empoli, Italy. Has "Made in Italy" embossed on the base. Would ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

Large Archimede Seguso Murano Centerpiece Bowl
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Soquel, CA
Dramatic and modern, this 1950s large Murano pulled glass Sommerso bowl of blue, clear and peach tones would be perfect as a centerpiece or on a console table. Most likely by Archime...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Murano Sommerso Purple Blue Candlesticks with Brass Banding Pair of Vintage
By Archimede Seguso
Located in North Miami, FL
This fabulous pair of stunning Italian murano glass candlesticks are a gorgeous combination of purple and blue hues in sommerso form. These are Mid-Century Modern and have a now poli...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Brass

Pop Art Blown Glass Bowl Centerpiece
Located in Budapest, HU
Pop art blown glass bowl centerpiece.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Blown Glass

Murano Seguso Attributed Geode Purple Ashtray
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Stamford, CT
Midcentury Murano Seguso attributed ashtray. Amethyst purple with blue and pink detailing. No makers mark or signature.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Purple Glass Italian Venini Ashtray
Located in Maastricht, NL
A beautiful Venini purple Italian ashtray made of glass.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

  • Purple Glass Italian Venini Ashtray
  • Purple Glass Italian Venini Ashtray
  • Purple Glass Italian Venini Ashtray
  • Purple Glass Italian Venini Ashtray
H 2.56 in. W 5.71 in. D 4.14 in.
Set of Six Venini Drinking Glasses in Blue and Yellow Murano Glass
By Venini
Located in Milan, IT
Set of six Venini champagne drinking glasses in blue and yellow mezza filigrana Murano glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

12 Italian Glass Goblets
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning set of 12 Italian handblown glass goblets, six of them still have the label.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

  • 12 Italian Glass Goblets
  • 12 Italian Glass Goblets
  • 12 Italian Glass Goblets
  • 12 Italian Glass Goblets
H 4.75 in. W 3.75 in. D 3.75 in.
Swedish Glass Artist, Organically Shaped Vase in Violet and Clear Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Swedish glass artist. Organically shaped vase in violet and clear mouth-blown art glass with white stripes. Swedish design, mid 20th century. Measures: 25 x 8 cm. In excellent cond...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Italian Modernist Murano Violet and Blue Glass Vase
Located in CABA, AR
Mid century Murano glass vase with a swirling movement in violet, pink and blue. Beautiful !!  
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Mid-20th Century Glass

Materials

Art Glass

Flavio Poli Italian Midcentury Submerged Glass Vase
By Seguso, Flavio Poli
Located in bari, IT
Submerged glass vase from the 1960s Flavio Poli for Seguso in lilac color.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass, Murano Glass

Two Italian Modern Art Glass Vases, Seguso
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Hollywood, FL
Italian modern art glass vases in lilac and black, both marked to underside, Seguso, can be sold separately. Larger 16" x 6". Smaller 12" x 4.5".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Handblown Glass Cup by Kosta Boda
By Kosta Boda
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern handblown glass cup by Kosta Boda.
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Vintage 1960s European Serving Bowls

Materials

Glass

1980s Unique Floral Blown Murano Art Glass Candle Stick by Silvano Signoretto
By Silvano Signoretto
Located in London, GB
An unique and very charming floral Murano blown glass candlestick a design and work of art by Silvano Signoretto Murano, Venice, Italy 1980s Blue, green, red blown glass with yellow...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Amethyst Purple Glass Carafe with Glasses, Wagenfeld, Germany, 1960s
By Wilhelm Wagenfeld
Located in Saarbruecken, DE
Seven-piece glasses set, consisting of a carafe and six glasses. Clear and elegant, thin glass, hand-blown in purple from the mid-century. The minimalist design convinces immediately...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Michele' Luzoro French Massive Purple Gold Fleck Perfume Bottle
By Michele Luzoro
Located in Westport, CT
Massive Michele' Luzoro signed handblown made in France perfume bottle, purple and gold flecked heavy glass bottle with stopper.
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

Mid Century Modern Large Spiral Swirl Venetian Art Glass Bowl Italy Estate Find
Located in Montreal, QC
Strikingly Beautiful Venetian large shallow hand blown art glass bowl radiating orange, blue, yellow to green, purple, Spiral Swirls; signed and dated on bottom: Venezia 22.23 giugno...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Art Glass

"Mercurio" by Ottavio Missoni 1980s Italian Design Murano Glass Plate
By Ottavio Missoni
Located in Brescia, IT
"Mercurio" by Ottavio Missoni Arte Vetro Murano, 1980s Perfect condition.  
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Purple and White Art Glass Centerpiece
Located in Barcelona, ES
Italian Mid-Century Modern Purple and White Murano Glass Centerpiece. Italy, 1960s A highly decorative and sculptural Murano glass centerpiece made in white opaline glass and dark an...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

Fantoni Style Salt Glaze Blue, Purple Ceramic Bowl Mid-Century Modern, Italian
Located in North Miami, FL
The beautiful pattern and intricacies of this geometric textural Italian salt glaze ceramic bowl has great influence and style of the work of the great Fantoni. The colors are exquis...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Italian Modernist Murano Purple and White Glass Centerpiece Vase
Located in Barcelona, ES
Outstanding hand blown Sommerso Murano glass centerpiece in purple and white. Italy, 1960s. The interior part is made in white opaline glass. Beautiful organic design and eye catchi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Swedish Flygfors Sculptural Purple Glass Table Lamps
By Flygfors Glass
Located in London, GB
Elegant tall tapered glass lamp bases designed by Paul Kedelv for Flygors. Rich purple glass core melts into a clear square glass base. Each lamp is a little different from each othe...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Flavio Poli for Seguso Midcentury Etched Surface Murano Glass Vase, 1940
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Firenze, IT
Murano etched "Corroso" blown glass basket by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri D'Arte, two glass round handles. Bibliography: Seguso Vetri D'Arte - Marc Hereimans - Arnoldsche - Pag 105...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Midcentury French Art Glass Centre Piece Mauve Purple Cut Star Friut Bowl
Located in FR
Midcentury French art glass centrepiece mauve / purple cut star glass fruit bowl with circular metal foot.  
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Metal

Italy Richard Ginori Mid-18th Century Porcelain Coffee Pot Landscapes in Purple
By Richard Ginori
Located in Brescia, IT
Italian Richard Ginori mid-18th century porcelain coffee or chocolate pot with landscapes. This very elegant Richard Ginori porcelain coffee or chocolate pot was hand painted with...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Regency Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Orrefors Cobalt Blue and Brown Striped Crystal Glass Bowl Signed Vintage
By Orrefors
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning and vibrant cobalt blue and sage brown striped banded glass Swedish Orrefors vintage crystal glass bowl has the original sticker on it from the time of the 1960s. This ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Crystal

Fratelli Toso Murano Purple Wisteria Flower Italian Art Glass Double Candlestick
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, rare and large, antique Murano hand blown purple Wisteria hanging flower Italian art glass crystal clear candlestick. Documented to the Fratelli Toso Company, model # 1536...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Centerpieces

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Balboa Deep Purple & White Encased Venetian Glass Pitcher with 8 Goblets
By Balboa
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern Italian signed, "Balboa," encased Venetian glass pitcher with a set of eight stemmed goblets in a deep rich purple with white interior. This elegant s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Blown Glass

Snack Holder, Pretzel Salt Stick Holder & Purple Glass Vintage German 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
This lovely piece is typical, 1950s. The glass is for salt sticks or nuts and the golden metal stand is for pretzels. The handle is made of bamboo. The glass is purple colored and t...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Brass

Barovier Murano Gold Flecks Purple Leafs Italian Art Glass Knife Rests Dishes
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano handblown gold flecks and purple leaf design Italian art glass low dishes, knife rests or personal ashtrays. Documented to Ercole Barovier for Barovier e Tos...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tableware

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Gold Leaf

Murano Glass Bullicante "Purple" Bowl Element Shell Ashtray Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli, Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass bowl, ashtray element Origin: Murano, Italy Decade: 1970s This original glass shell bowl was produced in the 1970s in Murano, Italy. An elegant purple ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

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Purple Mid Century Glass For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of purple mid century glass you’re looking for. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and art glass, every item from our selection of purple mid century glass was constructed with great care. There are 779 variations of the antique or vintage choice in our collection of purple mid century glass you’re looking for, while we also have 17 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of purple mid century glass, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Alfredo Barbini, Seguso Vetri d'Arte and Venini each produced at least one beautiful option in this array of purple mid century glass that is worth considering.

How Much is a Purple Mid Century Glass?

Prices for a piece of purple mid century glass start at $1 and top out at $46,000 with the average selling for $952.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe 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.

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 American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.