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Old Copper Coins of Congo, Africa / Rare Objects / Folk Art/20th century
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
its own. It will harmonize with any space, so why not try it as an object? It is a rare item
Category

20th Century Congolese Other Tribal Art

Materials

Copper

Japanese small wooden temple tower/19th-20th century/"Hourin" temple/rare object
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
. Although it is a rare item, I set the price at a reasonable price so that many people can know about
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Cypress

1980s Up&Up Sergio Asti Marble Fruitbowl Italian Postmodern Design Bowl
By Up&Up, Sergio Asti
Located in Brescia, IT
Carrara marble. Rare object by Up&Up design Excellent condition One foot restored.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Carrara Marble

Very Rare Pair of High Mid-Century Wooden Candlesticks by Selma Helmer Loberg
Located in Doornspijk, NL
presumption that these are very rare objects - or even maybe unique pieces.
Category

Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Wood

Japanese Antique Wooden Object
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
An old tool for making textiles in Japan. It's a very rare object. The light and shadow that pass
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Asian Meiji Antiquities

Materials

Oak

  • Japanese Antique Wooden Object
  • Japanese Antique Wooden Object
  • Japanese Antique Wooden Object
  • Japanese Antique Wooden Object
H 38.98 in W 2.37 in D 7.09 in
Pair of Murano Glass Candelabras Attributed to Barovier & Toso, Italy, 1960s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Palermo, IT
excellent condition, they are very beautiful and rare objects.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Candelabras

Materials

Murano Glass

Gilded bronze and alabaster letter carrier in the Japanese style, 19th century
Located in NICE, FR
rare object. The sides are decorated with openwork gilded bronze plates with floral and plant motifs
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Japonisme Desk Sets

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

Alison Wilding, Ceramic Sculpture 'Bowl or Art Object', 1999 for Tate Gallery
By Anish Kapoor, Royal Doulton
Located in London, GB
Tony Cragg. We have three of these unusual, rare objects available, offered either individually or
Category

Late 20th Century British Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Decorative Plate in Pewter by CG Hallberg, 1933
By CG Hallberg
Located in Örebro, SE
and rare object. Signed CG Hallberg, as seen on the picture. Wear and patina consistent with age and
Category

Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Pewter

Hans Agne Jakobsson Markaryd Candle Lantern Tealight Brass Glass White Lamp
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Lège Cap Ferret, FR
Adorable and very rare candle holder, L163 candle holder by Hans-Agne Jakobsson Markaryd from the
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Candle Lamps

Materials

Brass

Giovanni Gariboldi Electric Insulator Richard Ginori, Italy, 1950
By Richard Ginori, Giovanni Gariboldi
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
cool and rare objects. Can be used as an umbrella Stand or vase cover for example. Unsigned but
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Moorish Incense Burner from Spain, Dated to 10th-12th Century
Located in London, GB
: Burner height 20cm, width 12cm, depth 12cm Box height 23cm, width 21cm, depth 18cm This rare object
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Spanish Moorish Decorative Boxes

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Liwan's Rome Rare Decorative Objects, 1970s
By Liwan's Rome
Located in Brescia , Brescia
Introducing a rare and exclusive collection of decorative objects from Liwan, the renowned Roman
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Brass

Jan Eisenloeffel Copper Milk Jug Early 1900.
Located in Bishop's Stortford, GB
Jan Eisenloeffel Copper Milk Jug, a rare object from the early period of his work. He became known
Category

Antique Early 1900s Dutch Art Nouveau Decorative Bowls

Materials

Copper

  • Jan Eisenloeffel Copper Milk Jug Early 1900.
  • Jan Eisenloeffel Copper Milk Jug Early 1900.
  • Jan Eisenloeffel Copper Milk Jug Early 1900.
  • Jan Eisenloeffel Copper Milk Jug Early 1900.
No Reserve
H 4.5 in W 12.5 in D 7.5 in
Old Weathered Wood And Leather Container With Metal Repair From Africa
Located in New York, NY
metal repair highlights all of the other evidence of daily use. A rare object that will add warmth and
Category

Late 20th Century African Jars

Materials

Wood

Japanese Old Copper Drop Object 1940s-1960s / Figurine Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
beautiful and inexpressible. A very rare object with a wabi-sabi sensibility. Weight 2 kg.
Category

Vintage 1940s Japanese Showa Metalwork

Materials

Copper

Early 1900s Antique Italian Crystal Green Yellow Layered Murano Glass Bottle
By Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Located in New York, NY
An early 1900s Art Deco Venitian bottle in Murano glass by Cristallerie Franchetti, a rare object
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Bottles

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

1930s Floor Standing Airplane Fan
Located in Peekskill, NY
. This is a unique and rare object with personality.
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Deco Aviation Objects

Materials

Aluminum

  • 1930s Floor Standing Airplane Fan
  • 1930s Floor Standing Airplane Fan
  • 1930s Floor Standing Airplane Fan
  • 1930s Floor Standing Airplane Fan
H 64 in W 18 in D 16 in
Japanese Old Iron Rabbit 1940s-1970s / Sculpture Figurine Object Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
. Although small in size, it has a strong presence. It is a rare object that evokes the aesthetic of wabi
Category

Late 20th Century Japanese Showa Metalwork

Materials

Iron

Japanese Old Iron Rabbit 1940s-1970s / Sculpture Figurine Object Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
peculiar to cast iron. Although small, it has a sense of presence. It is a rare object that evokes the wabi
Category

Late 20th Century Japanese Showa Metalwork

Materials

Iron

Rare Antique Japanese Bronze Kiln Furnace
Located in Rochester, NY
beautiful and rare object ... for utilitarian or decorative use. Look at all pictures and read condition
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Metalwork

Materials

Bronze, Iron, Metal

  • Rare Antique Japanese Bronze Kiln Furnace
  • Rare Antique Japanese Bronze Kiln Furnace
  • Rare Antique Japanese Bronze Kiln Furnace
  • Rare Antique Japanese Bronze Kiln Furnace
H 31 in W 27.5 in D 2,750 in
Unique Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Elio Schiavon Ceramics, Padua, Italy 1970s
By Elio Schiavon
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Studio Pottery vase was produced in the 1970s by Elio Schiavon Ceramics, Italy. Rare object in a nice
Category

Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Unique Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Bertoncello Schiavon Ceramics, Italy 1970s
By Bertoncello
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
, Italy. Rare object in a nice sculptural form with two holes in the middle. the object has a nice beige
Category

Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Japanese Antique Wabi Sabi Object 'Unity of Pottery Fragment' 1700s-1800s
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
it had been discarded due to lack of use. It is a very rare object that evokes the sensibility of
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Antiquities

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

French Art Deco box by Jean E.Puiforcat. Signed and stamped.
By Jean Puiforcat
Located in Köln, NW
early very rare object from Puiforcat from the twenties. Original condition with abrasions and signs of
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Materials

Brass, Sterling Silver

Arnaldo Pomodoro Bronze Sculpture for Borsani, Fixed on a Table Lamp, 1985-2021
By Osvaldo Borsani, Arnaldo Pomodoro
Located in Rome, IT
exceptional and rare objects from the antiquity since XX century.  the table lamp misures: h: 68 cm ( with
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Raku Vase mid-century modern white and black ceramic
By Mado Jolain, Elisabeth Joulia
Located in ROUEN, FR
typical cracked aspect of the raku technique, could evoke the moon on this particular piece. A rare object
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Giacomo Balla Sculpture Ceramic Riccardo Gatti Futurist Art Deco Italy 1930s
By Riccardo Gatti, Giacomo Balla
Located in Catania, IT
service produced in the middle of the Futurist period in Italy. Extremely rare object, an identical one
Category

Vintage 1920s Italian Futurist Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Pottery

Vintage square shaped Pewter Vase by Helgi Joensen, Norway 1980s
Located in Stockholm, SE
- or just as a great decorative rare object. Very good vintage condition and nice pewter patina. Signed
Category

Vintage 1980s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Tin, Pewter

Lucio Fontana Sculpture Bronze for Borsani Fixed in Table Lamps, 1950-2021
By Lucio Fontana, Arredamenti Borsani
Located in Rome, IT
uses exceptional and rare objects from the antiquity since XX century. Biblio: OSVLADO BORSANI Skira
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Big Heavy Decorative Murano Bowl by Mario Pinzoni for Seguso
By Seguso
Located in Milano, IT
visible throughout, and is a true collectors' piece. For more rare objects like this, visit our
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Glass, Murano Glass, Art Glass

Huge magnificent bowl vase, Lötz Loetz Glass Jugendstil Art Nouveau 1900 Bohemia
By Loetz Glass
Located in Wien, AT
works are among the most outstanding examples of Art Nouveau. A truly rare object with an eye-catching
Category

Antique Early 1900s Austrian Jugendstil Decorative Bowls

Materials

Blown Glass

Vintage Sculptural Pewter Vase by Helgi Joensen, Norway, 1980s
Located in Stockholm, SE
terrific for a flower in it- or just as a great decorative rare object. Very good vintage condition and
Category

Vintage 1980s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Tin, Pewter

Piet Hein for Skjode, Denmark Teak Solitaire Board Game, 1960's
By Piet Hein, Skjode Skjern
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Piet Hein for Skjode, Denmark Teak Solitaire Board Game, 1960's. A really great rare object.
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Games

Materials

Teak

Decorative Object Boxe Alpaca Pineapple Midcentury Italian Design 1960s
Located in Palermo, IT
Rare decorative pineapple object/box made of alpaca with at folding central open and close
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Alpaca

Flux, Jack Sculpture / Organic, Dynamic, Kinetic Object
By Jan Paul
Located in Maastricht, NL
FLUX rare beauty in common objects Numerous experiments with materials and shapes resulted in a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Industrial Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

French Tantalus Drinks Box, Faux Books w Hidden Whisky, Gin, Cognac Glass Flasks
Located in Lisse, NL
office. Apart from the striking design and usability this rare object also has the most wonderful patina
Category

Mid-20th Century French Arts and Crafts Decorative Boxes

Materials

Leather, Blown Glass, Paper

Decorative Object Abstract Sculpture Resin Translucent Midcentury 1980s
Located in Palermo, IT
Very particular, rare and imposing multifaceted abstract sculpture by an unknown designer, made of
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin

Antique Wall Cabinet, Historicism, Germany 1890, Oak
Located in Berlin, DE
carved. Germany dated 1911. Decorated wall relief with historicism elements. Extremely rare object.
Category

Antique 1890s Shelves

Materials

Oak

Vintage 1970s Large Wooden Circus Ball Decorative Object
Located in BUSSUM, NH
Rare and unique handmade Circus acrobatic ball from a former Dutch Circus. This very heavy ball
Category

Vintage 1970s Dutch Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Beech

Mirror Polished Bronze Abstract Objects by Barbara Beretich
By Barbara Beretich
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This is a stunning and rare collection of mirror polished bronze figures by Barbara Beretich from
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Vintage Small Crab Object with Bronze , 1935-1945s
Located in Paris, FR
Object of crab with bronze: A very precious object made before the second world war, when bronze
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Animal Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Anthony Redmile Shell Encrusted Duck or Swan Box Redmile Objects London England
By Anthony Redmile London
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Beautiful RARE Anthony Redmile shell encrusted swan or duck form box, 20th c. Red lined interior
Category

Mid-20th Century English Folk Art Decorative Boxes

Materials

Shell, Lacquer

Carving 02 Sculpture by John Vieweg
Located in Geneve, CH
creates rare objects and environments. The name refers to a condition in which people are elevated. It is
Category

2010s American Post-Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Plywood

  • Carving 02 Sculpture by John Vieweg
  • Carving 02 Sculpture by John Vieweg
  • Carving 02 Sculpture by John Vieweg
  • Carving 02 Sculpture by John Vieweg
H 1.58 in W 20.08 in D 42.13 in
Carving 01 Sculpture by John Vieweg
Located in Geneve, CH
creates rare objects and environments. The name refers to a condition in which people are elevated. It is
Category

2010s American Post-Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Plywood

  • Carving 01 Sculpture by John Vieweg
  • Carving 01 Sculpture by John Vieweg
  • Carving 01 Sculpture by John Vieweg
  • Carving 01 Sculpture by John Vieweg
H 1.58 in W 20.08 in D 42.13 in
Apothecary Mortar - Greek Marble From Thassos - Florentine - Period: XVIIth
Located in CRÉTEIL, FR
inspired by the Greek island of Thassos, the island of mermaids and natural pools. This rare object, in an
Category

Antique 18th Century Greek Greco Roman Decorative Bowls

Materials

Marble

Japanese Antique Wooden Object/Craftsman's Workbench/Penis-Shaped Figurine
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
. This is a rare item. it's recommended. Weight: 8.95kg.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Set Of 6 Long Flat Decorative Objects by Mylene Niedzialkowski
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 6 Long Flat Decorative Objects by Mylene Niedzialkowski Dimensions: Between 8 and 30 cm
Category

2010s French Modern Mounted Objects

Materials

Brass

Animal Sculpture Decorative Object Murano Glass Luigi Mellara Midcentury 1970s
By Luigi Mellara
Located in Palermo, IT
Very rare sculpture raffigurant a futuristic dachshund dog made of submerged Murano glass in shades
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Murano Glass, Sommerso

Art Deco Chrome Aeroplane from the 30s, Decorative Desk Object
Located in Köln, NW
small aircraft object. Rare.
Category

Vintage 1930s Unknown Art Deco Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Jacket Shaped Lighting Object by Jacques Vojnovic, Signed, France, 1983
Located in Berlin, BE
Rare lighting object by Jacques Vojnovic, signed by the artist. The object has been produced in
Category

Vintage 1980s French Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

Abstract Sculpture Decorative Object Flavio Poli Murano Glass Midcentury 1960s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Palermo, IT
Rare sculpture that can also be used as a flower holder, made with 6 pulegoso glass tubes assembled
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Murano Glass

French Moser-Millot Crystal Art Glass Fish Sculpture Decorative Object
By Moser
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful, substantial and rare French crystal art glass tropical fish sculpture decorative
Category

Early 20th Century French Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Crystal

Submerged Glass Ashtray from Murano, Italy, 1970s
Located in Palermo, IT
Venice. Small signs of age. A chip is highlighted by one of the descriptive photographs. Very rare object
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Rare Cawston 1836 William IV Rare Wood Gentleman Military Campaign Vanity Box
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely and very rare James Cawston dressing case make
Category

Antique 1830s English Victorian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Set Of 2 Sandstone Decorative Objects by Mylene Niedzialkowski
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 2 Sandstone Decorative Objects by Mylene Niedzialkowski Unique Pieces. Dimensions: Ø 22 x H
Category

2010s French Modern Vases

Materials

Sandstone, Enamel

Set Of 2 Sandstone Decorative Objects by Mylene Niedzialkowski
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 2 Sandstone Decorative Objects by Mylene Niedzialkowski Unique Pieces. Dimensions: Ø 22 x H
Category

2010s French Modern Vases

Materials

Sandstone, Enamel

Set Of 2 Sandstone Decorative Objects by Mylene Niedzialkowski
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 2 Sandstone Decorative Objects by Mylene Niedzialkowski Unique Pieces. Dimensions: Ø 22 x H
Category

2010s French Modern Vases

Materials

Sandstone, Enamel

Rare Antique Horn
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Rare antique horn on brass stand. Carved wood base & lucite finial.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mounted Objects

Materials

Brass

  • Rare Antique Horn
  • Rare Antique Horn
  • Rare Antique Horn
  • Rare Antique Horn
H 13 in W 14 in D 5 in
Rare Glass Sculpture by Orrefors
By Orrefors
Located in Water Mill, NY
Rare original glass sculpture artist signed by Orrefors on a hand-forged iron base.
Category

20th Century Swedish Sculptures

Materials

Iron

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Find a variety of rare objects available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, ceramic and wood, all rare objects available were constructed with great care. There are 4932 antique and vintage rare objects for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 29 modern editions to choose from as well. Rare objects have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of rare objects to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Art Nouveau rare objects are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made rare objects over the years, but those made by Carl Auböck, Loetz Glass and Hermès are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

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This Rare Set of 100 Alessi Vases Includes Designs by Scores of International Artists

Alessandro Mendini, Michael Graves, Ettore Sottsass and other design luminaries contributed to this unusual collection of porcelain wares representing a time capsule of late-20th-century decorative art.