2010s Mexican Organic Modern Vases
Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases
Early 2000s Danish Modern Vases
Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Bottles
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Vintage 1970s Chinese Jars
21st Century and Contemporary European Bottles
Art Glass, Blown Glass
Vintage 1930s Chinese Art Deco Urns
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Jars
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Jars
Early 20th Century Urns
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Urns
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Glass
Late 20th Century Danish Post-Modern Vases
Art Glass, Glass
Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Vases
20th Century Art Deco Bottles
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Vases
Antique 1830s Chinese Folk Art Jars
20th Century Chinese Vases
21st Century and Contemporary Polish Vases
Mid-20th Century German Vases
Mid-20th Century German Vases
Vintage 1910s French Art Nouveau Glass
Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Glass
Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Vases
Early 20th Century Belgian Art Nouveau Figurative Sculptures
2010s German Porcelain
21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Abstract Sculptures
Glass, Art Glass
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, antique and vintage 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.
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