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Echassé Hurricane, Smoke/Brass Round Vase with Smoked Glass by Theresa Rand
By Theresa Arns
Located in San Marcos, CA
A new addition to the Echasse series by Theresa Arns for Menu, Echasse bowl combines the elegance of a traditional glass bowl with a playful and light expression, created by four sle...
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2010s Chinese Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Brass

Echassé Hurricane, Opal/Brass Round Vase with Opal Glass by Theresa Rand
By Theresa Arns
Located in San Marcos, CA
A new addition to the Echasse series by Theresa Arns for Menu, Echasse bowl combines the elegance of a traditional glass bowl with a playful and light expression, created by four sle...
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2010s Chinese Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Brass

Cylinder Vase in Heavy Smoked Glass from the 1960s
Located in bari, IT
A cylindrical vase late 1960s in smoked glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Handblown Smoke Grey Glass Porto Vase Extra Large, Andrew Hughes
By Andrew Hughes
Located in New York, NY
The Porto vase extra large is a simple exercise in optics and color. The smoke grey color and reflective light are diffused by a surface etching. A single panel, or "porto" is carved...
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2010s American Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Murano Blue and Smoked Art Glass Urn Vase, Signed by Roberto Rossi, Italy
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass vase. Created by Roberto Rossi (signed). Blue on the outside, white glass on the inside, handles and foot in smoked glass. A beautiful p...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Neoclassical Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Blown Thick Purple Smoked Vase 1970s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Italian Murano blown thick purple smoked vase 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Smoked Vase Sc37 by Space Copenhagen for &Tradition
By Space Copenhagen
Located in Lebanon, LB
Designed by Space Copenhagen, this Smoked vase sits within the Collect series, a curated line of beautifully crafted soft furnishings and home objects. Each vase is uniquely made fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Smoked Glass Vase SC35 Design by Space Copenhagen for & Tradition
By Space Copenhagen
Located in Lebanon, LB
Designed by Space Copenhagen, this Smoked vase sits within the Collect series, a curated line of beautifully crafted soft furnishings and home objects. Each vase is uniquely made fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Trapezio Small Vase - Smoke
By Purho Murano, Federico Peri
Located in Milan, IT
Trapezio is a vase from the Essentials collection designed by Federico Peri for Purho in spring 2021. Created from the starting point of an oval and conical hollow glass cylinder, Tr...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Murano Glass

  • Trapezio Small Vase - Smoke
  • Trapezio Small Vase - Smoke
  • Trapezio Small Vase - Smoke
  • Trapezio Small Vase - Smoke
H 11.42 in. W 9.45 in. D 8.27 in.
Flower Bullet Vase Smoke
By Design By Us
Located in New York, NY
A gold / smoke bullet shape inside embellishes this Classic elliptic vase design. The Bullet vase stands alone as an exquisite decorative object on its own or filled with fresh flowe...
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2010s Danish Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Flower Bullet Vase Smoke
  • Flower Bullet Vase Smoke
  • Flower Bullet Vase Smoke
  • Flower Bullet Vase Smoke
H 7 in. Dm 8 in.
Smoked Sommerso Glass Vase
By Nils Landberg
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful hand blown sommerso glass vase. Great medium size and shape with excellent smoked grey color. In the manner of Nils Landberg for Orrefors.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Vases

  • Smoked Sommerso Glass Vase
  • Smoked Sommerso Glass Vase
  • Smoked Sommerso Glass Vase
  • Smoked Sommerso Glass Vase
H 9.25 in. W 2.5 in. D 2.5 in.
French Smoked Glass Vase with Snake Detail
Located in New York, NY
A French baluster form vase in smoked glass, detailed with stylistic etchings of leaves and a stylized and patterned snake, wrapped around the entire height of the piece. Very good c...
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20th Century French Modern Vases

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Smoked Glass

1960s Handblown Smoked Glass Vase
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s handblown smoked glass vase with pinched sides. No marks.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Large Smoked Murano Glass Vase
Located in Barcelona, ES
An sculptural handblown Italian Murano glass open vase in clear and smoked glass. Italy, 1960s. Its organic design with sionuous shapes is highly decorative. Beautiful to be displ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass, Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

  • Large Smoked Murano Glass Vase
  • Large Smoked Murano Glass Vase
  • Large Smoked Murano Glass Vase
  • Large Smoked Murano Glass Vase
H 14.57 in. W 9.85 in. D 8.67 in.
Large Murano Smoked Glass Vase
Located in Austin, TX
Large, handblown Murano smoked glass vase. Very elegant and a great size for large fronds or tall flowers.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

  • Large Murano Smoked Glass Vase
  • Large Murano Smoked Glass Vase
  • Large Murano Smoked Glass Vase
  • Large Murano Smoked Glass Vase
H 10.75 in. Dm 18.75 in.
‘Battuto’ Smoked Murano Glass Vases
Located in Austin, TX
Elegant Murano glass, handblown vases. Differing in height for a dynamic aesthetic, these vases are made of smoked glass in the “battuto” technique with a ridged, frosted effect. The...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Smoked Glass Recycle Modern Hand Blown Round Vase
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Smoked glass recycle modern hand blown round vase. Size: 4" D x 10.5" H.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Smoked Glass

Vintage Smoked Glass Vase, Italy, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Smoked glass vase is a beautiful glass decorative object, realized by Murano manufacture during the 1970s. This contemporary grey colored vase is a very special and unique piece ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Vases

Materials

Glass

  • Vintage Smoked Glass Vase, Italy, 1970s
  • Vintage Smoked Glass Vase, Italy, 1970s
  • Vintage Smoked Glass Vase, Italy, 1970s
  • Vintage Smoked Glass Vase, Italy, 1970s
H 9.45 in. W 6.7 in. D 6.7 in.
Smoked Glass Vase, Doyen Glassware, 1930s
By Doyen
Located in Roma, IT
This smoked glass vase is a refined decorative object manufactured by Doyen Glassware (Belgium) in the 1930s. Beautiful vase in smoked glass. Dimensions: cm 30 x 17 (diameter)....
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Early 20th Century Belgian Vases

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Glass

Smoked Blue Holmegaard Vase by Per Lütken
By Per Lütken, Holmegaard, Per Lutken for Holmegaard
Located in Austin, TX
Smoky blue glass. Signed. 1960s. Wear consistent with age. Measure: 5 1/2"H x 4" W Per Lütken (1916-1998) was the unsurpassed master of Danish glass design and one of Holmegaar...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

  • Smoked Blue Holmegaard Vase by Per Lütken
  • Smoked Blue Holmegaard Vase by Per Lütken
  • Smoked Blue Holmegaard Vase by Per Lütken
  • Smoked Blue Holmegaard Vase by Per Lütken
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Linae Medium Vase Smoke by Federico Peri
By Federico Peri, Purho Murano
Located in Milan, IT
Linae Vases by Federico Peri are a series of circular pots crafted in thick blown Murano glass in one solid tone. Available in three different shapes and patterns, the middle size va...
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2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

  • Linae Medium Vase Smoke by Federico Peri
  • Linae Medium Vase Smoke by Federico Peri
  • Linae Medium Vase Smoke by Federico Peri
  • Linae Medium Vase Smoke by Federico Peri
H 8.67 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Pair of Architectural Smoke Fired Ceramic Vases
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Unique pair of architectural smoke fired ceramic vases. White, matte earthenware. Signed at base.
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Late 20th Century European Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Pair of Architectural Smoke Fired Ceramic Vases
  • Pair of Architectural Smoke Fired Ceramic Vases
  • Pair of Architectural Smoke Fired Ceramic Vases
  • Pair of Architectural Smoke Fired Ceramic Vases
H 13.39 in. W 15.75 in. D 2.76 in.
Vickie Lindstrand for Kosta Smoked Glass Vase
By Kosta Glasbruk 1, Vicke Lindstrand
Located in New York, NY
Smoked glass vase by Vickie Lindstrand form Kosta. This example is in perfect condition, and signed LINDSTRAND KOSTA LH 1023.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Kartell U Shine Vase in Smoke by Eugeni Quitllet
By Kartell, Eugeni Quitllet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eugeni Quitllet designs a precious collection of decorative vases made of transparent PMMA. The line is composed of a vase and a table centre, distinctive for their elegant geometry ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

  • Kartell U Shine Vase in Smoke by Eugeni Quitllet
  • Kartell U Shine Vase in Smoke by Eugeni Quitllet
  • Kartell U Shine Vase in Smoke by Eugeni Quitllet
  • Kartell U Shine Vase in Smoke by Eugeni Quitllet
H 5.50 in. W 11.38 in. D 5.5 in.
Italian Murano Vase Thick Smoked Blown Glass 1970s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Beautiful Italian Murano vase, Thick smoked blown glass 1970.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Smoked Green Art Deco Glass Vase by Legras
By Verrerie Legras
Located in Fairfax, VA
French 1930s geometric deep acid cut cameo Art Deco glass vase by one of the great names of French antique glass Legras.
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Vintage 1930s Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Edward Hald, Vase, Smoked Blown Glass, Orrefors, Sweden, 1930s
By Orrefors, Edward Hald
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist vase design attributed to Edward Hald. Production attributed to Orrefors, c. 1930s.     
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Vases

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Blown Glass

Cylinder Vase in Heavy Smoked Glass from the 1960s
Located in bari, IT
A cylindrical vase late 1960s in smoked glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Flavio Poli Seguso Murano Sommerso Smoked Grey and Clear Art Glass Vase
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Barcelona, ES
Lovely one-flower handblown Sommerso smoked grey and clear Murano glass vase. Attributed to Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte. Italy, 1950s. This eye-catching vase with tall neck ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso, Smoked Glass

Edward Hald, Vase, Smoked Blown Glass, Orrefors, Sweden, 1930s
By Orrefors, Edward Hald
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist vase design attributed to Edward Hald. Production attributed to Orrefors, c. 1930s.  
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Smoked Grey Glass Teardrop Bud Vase
By Holmegaard
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern blown glass vase in hues of smoked grey or translucent black. Bud vase has elegant teardrop form, reminiscent of a small genie bottle. Small vessel opening perfect...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Art Deco Style Smoked Glass "Marrakech" Vase by Lalique
By Lalique
Located in Montreal, QC
Art Deco style smoked glass "Marrakech" vase by Lalique. Etched signature to base ‘Lalique France’, France, circa 1978.
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Vintage 1970s French Vases

Materials

Glass

Christian von Sydow for Kosta Boda Smoked Glass Vase
By Kosta Boda
Located in Madrid, ES
Smoke-colored glass vase with colorless overlap and almond-shaped cross-section designed by Christian von Sydow. Manufactured by Kosta Boda, Sweden. Engraved on the bottom: Kosta B...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Anna Torfs Small Vaza Glass Vase or Sculpture in Smoke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Anna Torfs small vaza glass vase or sculpture in smoke. Available in other colors. Only sanded finish available. Clear no longer available.
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2010s Czech Vases

Materials

Glass

Anna Torfs Vaza Medium Glass Vase or Sculpture in Smoke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Anna Torfs medium Vaza glass vase or sculpture in smoke with sanded finish. Available in other colors and sizes. Only sanded finish available. Clear no longer available.
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2010s Czech Vases

Materials

Glass

Modernist Handblown Murano Smoked Topaz Glass Vase with Relief Detailing
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and sophisticated glass vase was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Sommerso Smoked Charcoal Cased Vase by Nils Landberg for Orrefors
By Orrefors, Nils Landberg
Located in San Diego, CA
A Swedish vintage 'sommerso' glass vase by Nils Landberg for Orrefors, circa 1950s. The piece has a smoked charcoal interior, cased within a clear glass layer. Markings include etche...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Italian Acid Etched and Hand-Painted Abstract Smoked Glass Vase
Located in Chicago, IL
Artist painted and acid etched smoked glass vase, Venice, Italy, 1958. In the style of Joan Miro, vibrant colored outlined shapes and abstract forms of fish, planetary objects and st...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Vases

Contemporary Narcissus Pentagon Vase Red Rosso Levanto Terrazzo and Smoked Glass
By Tino Seubert
Located in London, GB
As part of the exhibition Vases & Vessels curated by Gianluca Longo at David Gill Gallery, Tino Seubert presented a new edition of Narcissus Vases made from Italian Terrazzo Rosa Per...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Vases

Materials

Stainless Steel

1970s Vintage Abstract Italian Smoked & Black Murano Glass Oval Flower Vase
By Giorgio Ferro
Located in New York, NY
A minimalist 1970s vase flower in blown smoked Murano glass, with a slight hammered texture, a very innovative modern design in oval shape, the central part for the flowers is embrac...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Art Glass

Contemporary Narcissus Pentagon Vase Pink Rosa Perlino Terrazzo and Smoked Glass
By Tino Seubert
Located in London, GB
As part of the exhibition vases and vessels curated by Gianluca Longo at David Gill Gallery, Tino Seubert presented a new edition of Narcissus Vases made from Italian Terrazzo Rosa P...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Vases

Materials

Stainless Steel

Salviati Vintage Italian Minimalist Smoked Gray Battuto Murano Art Glass Vases
By Salviati
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Venetian vases of organic ovoid shape, in a chic smoked grey Murano glass, blown by Salviati, with a high quality decoration in a precious battuto on the entire surface. Batt...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Organic Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Cenedese Italian Modern Pair of Iridescent Black Smoked Murano Glass Vases
By Cenedese
Located in New York, NY
A superb unique pair of glowing iridescent murano glass vases of very modern execution, the blown body in an attractive and delicate minimalist smoked earth color is decorated with i...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

1970s Vintage Abstract Italian Smoked Amber Murano Glass Oval Flower Vase
By Giorgio Ferro
Located in New York, NY
A minimalist 1970s vase flower in blown smoked amber Murano glass, with a slight hammered texture, a very innovative modern design in oval shape: the central part for the flowers is ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Modern 21st Century "Purple Smoke Mazunte" Resin Vase from Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st century "Purple Smoke Mazunte" resin vase from Mexico “From Nahuatl “Maxotetia”, means, “guard the eggs here”, where the turtle nests, which travels distances to meet ...
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2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Modern 21st Century "Purple smoke Comala" Resin Vase from Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st century "Purple smoke Comala" resin vase from Mexico The place of the Comalas, which alludes to the potter, which in the Mexican worldview, represents the moon, which ...
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2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Modern 21st Century "Purple Smoke Candela" Resin Vase from Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st Century "Purple Smoke Candela" Resin vase from Mexico Because where the light has emerged, the light of the candle, the brightness is seen simultaneously in the firmam...
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2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Modern 21st Century "Purple Smoke Arteaga" Resin Vase from Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st century "Purple Smoke Arteaga" resin vase from Mexico The place where the oaks will emerge, from where the strong and thick trunk tree emanates, with perennial and alt...
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2010s Mexican Modern Vases

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Resin

Modern 21st Century "Purple Smoke Aculco" Resin Vase from Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st Century "Purple smoke Aculco" Resin vase from Mexico A place where the water is twisted”, where it is collected, stored, reborn and flowing and speaks of renewal, ener...
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2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Modern 21st Century "Purple Smoke Amealco" Resin Vase from Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st Century "Purple smoke Amealco" Resin vase from Mexico A source of light, which reflects our senses, which keeps the luminous energy of sensations and the moon, which e...
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2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Modern 21st Century "White smoke Atlixco" Resin Vase from Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st century "White smoke Atlixco" resin vase from Mexico Our new family member. It means "water of the valley", which is collected, that it is kept and preserved, fresh an...
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2010s Mexican Modern Vases

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Resin

Modern 21st Century "White smoke Amealco" Resin Vase From Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st Century "White smoke Amealco" resin vase From Mexico A source of light, which reflects our senses, which keeps the luminous energy of sensations and the moon, which ex...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Modern 21st Century "Green smoke Amealco" Resin Vase from Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st Century "Green smoke Amealco" Resin vase from Mexico A source of light, which reflects our senses, which keeps the luminous energy of sensations and the moon, which expr...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Modern 21st Century "White Smoke Arteaga" Resin Vase from Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st Century "White Smoke Arteaga" resin vase from Mexico The "place of holm oaks", a strong and thick trunk tree, with perennial and alternate leaves, from where acorns ar...
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2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Art Deco Smoked Glass Vase Signed Daum Nancy France circa 1930
By Daum
Located in Beirut, LB
Made of Smoked glass , this beautiful Art Deco vase was realized and signed Daum Nancy in France, circa 1930 While this is a perfectly functional vase - great for displaying flowers...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

Materials

Glass

Large Nils Landberg 'Sommerso' Smoked Glass Vase for Orrefors, Sweden, 1970s
By Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: glass vase Design: Nils Landberg Producer: Orrefors, Sweden 1970s Age: 1970s Description: Wonderful heavy glass elements designed by Nils Lan...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Modern 21st Century "Green Smoke Mazunte" Resin Vase from Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st Century "Green smoke Mazunte" resin vase from Mexico “From Nahuatl “Maxotetia”, means, “guard the eggs here”, where the turtle nests, which travels distances to meet a c...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Modern 21st Century "White smoke Mazunte" Resin Vase From Mexico
By Raul de la Cerda
Located in CDMX, MX
Modern 21st Century "White smoke Mazunte" resin vase from Mexico “From Nahuatl “Maxotetia”, means, “guard the eggs here”, where the turtle nests, which travels distances to meet a...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

Anna Torfs Small Armadillo Sphere Glass Sculpture or Vase in Smoke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Anna Torfs small armadillo sphere glass sculpture or vase in smoke with sanded finish. Available in other colors and finishes.
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2010s Czech Vases

Materials

Glass

Mandruzzato Murano Sommerso Smoked Grey and Clear Faceted Art Glass Vase
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Barcelona, ES
Excellent Sommerso vase with faceted glass in grey tones. Dark and clear grey glass cased in clear glass. Attributed to Mandruzzato, Italy, 1960s. Excellent condition. No chips, ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso, Cut Glass

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Smoke Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the smoke vase you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each smoke vase for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, blown glass and art glass. Find 121 options for an antique or vintage smoke vase now, or shop our selection of 30 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer smoke vase, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A smoke vase made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made smoke vase over the years, but those crafted by Holmegaard, Nils Landberg and Orrefors are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Smoke Vase?

A smoke vase can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $875, while the lowest priced sells for $135 and the highest can go for as much as $24,407.

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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