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Swedish Modern AFORS Blown Glass Stemmed Vase, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Miami, FL
Lovely Swedish blown glass stemmed Vase by AFORS from the 1940s. Hand decorated with perpendicular stripes in alternating black and yellow on the slender fluted body separated from t...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vicke Lindstrand, Vase, Blown Glass, Kosta, Sweden, c. 1950s
By Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic blown glass vase. Designed by Vicke Lindstrand, produced by Kosta, Sweden, circa 1940s. Signed.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Simon Gate, Vase, Blown Glass, Orrefors, Sweden, 1930s
By Simon Gate, Orrefors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic blown glass vase. Designed by Simon Gate, produced by Orrefors, Sweden, 1930s. Signed.   
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vicke Lindstrand, Vase, Blown Glass, Orrefors, Sweden, 1940s
By Orrefors, Vicke Lindstrand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic blown glass vase. Designed by Vicke Lindstrand, produced by Orrefors, Sweden, circa 1940s. Signed.   
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Sven Palmqvist, Organic Vase, Blown Glass, Orrefors, Sweden, 1950s
By Orrefors, Sven Palmquist
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic vase. Designed by Sven Palmqvist. Produced by Orrefors, Sweden, c. 1950s. Signed.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Sven Palmqvist, "Kraka" Vase, Blown Glass, Orrefors, Sweden, 1950s
By Sven Palmquist
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sizable "Kraka" vase, designed by Sven Palmqvist. Produced by Orrefors, Sweden, 1950s. Blown glass is ornamented using the Kraka technique, created by Palmqvist in 1946. Signed.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vicke Lindstrand, "Svart Linje" Vase, Blown Glass, Kosta, Sweden, 1940s
By Kosta Boda, Vicke Lindstrand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic blown glass vase. Designed by Vicke Lindstrand, produced by Kosta, Sweden, circa 1940s. Signed.  
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Sven Palmqvist, Organic Vase, Blown Sommerso Glass, Orrefors, Sweden, 1950s
By Orrefors, Sven Palmquist
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic vase. Designed by Sven Palmqvist. Produced by Orrefors, Sweden, c. 1950s. Signed.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Bengt Orup, Large Vase / Vessel, Blown Glass, Johansfors, Sweden, C. 1960s
By Bengt Orup, Johansfors Glasbruk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A tall vase, designed by Bengt Orup, for Johansfors Glasbruk, the firm for which Orup served as artistic director 1952-1973. Features highly artistic abstract coloring of the glass. ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Edward Hald, Vase, Smoked Blown Glass, Orrefors, Sweden, 1930s
By Edward Hald, Orrefors
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

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

Bengt Orup for Johansfors Swedish Modernist Blown Glass Bottle Vase
By Bengt Orup
Located in Pasadena, CA
Hand blown glass bottle vase created by Bengt Orup for Johansfors, Sweden, circa 1960s. Piece measures 16" by 3" and is signed beneath Johansfors, Orup. In very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Blown Glass

Bertel Vallien for Kosta Boda, Sweden, Vase in Mouth-Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bertel Vallien for Kosta Boda, Sweden. Vase in mouth-blown art glass. Swedish design, 1980s. Measures: 11 x 8.5 cm. In perfect condition. Signed.
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Ulrica Hydman Vallien for Kosta Boda, Sweden, Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass
By Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Kosta Boda
Located in Bochum, NRW
Ulrica Hydman Vallien for Kosta Boda, Sweden. Vase in mouth blown art glass decorated with women's face. Swedish design, 1980s. Measures: 9.5 x 5 cm. In perfect condition. Signed.
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Strömbergshyttan, Sweden, Two Vases in Purple Mouth-Blown Art Glass, 1960s / 70s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Strömbergshyttan, Sweden. Two vases in purple mouth-blown art glass. 1960s / 70s. Largest measures: 18.5 x 6 cm. In excellent condition. Sticker.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Åseda Glasbruk, Sweden, Narrow Neck Vase in Blue Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Åseda Glasbruk, Sweden. Narrow neck vase in blue mouth-blown art glass. 1970s. Measures: 22 x 11.5 cm. In excellent condition. Sticker.
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Hugo Gehlin, Organic Bottle, Blue Colored Blown Glass, Gulasruf, Sweden, 1940s
By Hugo Gehlin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic bottle / vase / glass sculpture. Designed by Hugo Gehlin, produced Gulasruf Glasbruk, Sweden, 1940s. Labeled.
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Organic Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Orrefors Sweden Pink Textured Glass Vase
By Orrefors
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Acid treated textured glass vase from Orrefors in Sweden. When the light hits it the color changes from pink to almost cranberry (photo 4). It is signed by Orrefors by we have not be...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Swedish Glass Vase with Controlled Bubbles
Located in New York, NY
A vintage blown glass vase, originating from Sweden, with rounded body and controlled bubbles. This piece remains in very good condition, consistent with age and use.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Nils Landberg, Vase, Blown Glass in Sommerso Technique, Orrefors, 1950s
By Orrefors, Nils Landberg
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase. Blown glass. Designed by Nils Landberg, produced by Orrefors, 1950s. Unsigned.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Nils Landberg, Rare "Tulip Glass" Vase, Blown Glass, Orrefors, 1950s
By Orrefors, Nils Landberg
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare and sizable "tulip glass" vase. Blown glass. Signed. Produced by Orrefors, the 1950s. From the "Expo" series, consisting of unique works representing the pinnacle of Orrefo...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Edward Hald, Table Lamp, Blown Glass, Metal, Orrefors, Sweden, 1930s
By Edward Hald, Orrefors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist table lamp, design attributed to Edward Hald. Production attributed to Orrefors, c. 1930s. Blown smoked glass, patinated brass, porcelein socket. Stated dimensions ex...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Vases

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Metal

Hannah Hansdotter “Incommodious Print”, Vibrant Green Hand Blown Glass Vase 2020
By Hannah Hansdotter
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hannah Hansdotter Vase model “Incommodious Print” Manufactured by Hannah Hansdotter Produced in exclusive for SIDE GALLERY Sweden, 2020 Handblown glass Vibrant Green Handblow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Hannah Hansdotter “Incommodious Print”, Pale Yellow Hand Blown Glass Vase, 2020
By Hannah Hansdotter
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hannah Hansdotter Vase model “Incommodious Print” Manufactured by Hannah Hansdotter Produced in exclusive for Side Gallery Sweden, 2020 Pale pink and yellow hand blown glass ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Nils Landberg, Sizable Vase, Blown Glass in Sommerso Technique, Orrefors, 1950s
By Orrefors, Nils Landberg
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase. Blown glass. Designed by Nils Landberg, produced by Orrefors, 1950s. Unsigned.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Nils Landberg, Organic Vase, Blown Glass in Sommerso Technique, Orrefors, 1950s
By Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase. Blown glass. Designed by Nils Landberg, produced by Orrefors, 1950s. Unsigned.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Nils Landberg, Organic Vase, Blown Glass in Sommerso Technique, Orrefors, 1950s
By Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase. Blown glass. Designed by Nils Landberg, produced by Orrefors, 1950s. Unsigned.   
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Nils Landberg, Organic Vase, Blown Glass in Sommerso Technique, Orrefors, 1950s
By Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase. Blown glass. Designed by Nils Landberg, produced by Orrefors, 1950s. Unsigned.  
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Hannah Hansdotter “Stucco Print” Bright Yellow/Green Hand Blown Glass Vase, 2020
By Hannah Hansdotter
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hannah Hansdotter Vase model “Stucco Print” Manufactured by Hannah Hansdotter Produced in exclusive for SIDE GALLERY Sweden, 2020 Hand blown glass Bright yellow and green han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Pink Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them a wrinkled su...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

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Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Blue Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

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Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Pink Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them a wrinkled su...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

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Glass

Midcentury Vase by Eva Englund for Pukeberg, Sweden
By Pukeberg Sweden, Eva Englund
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Hand blown vase designed by Eva Englund for Pukeberg Glass Manufacturer, Sweden in dark smokey colored glass that surrounds the top which is in clear glass.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mona Morales for Kosta Boda, "Ventana" Vase in Mouth-Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Mona Morales (1908-1999) for Kosta Boda. "Ventana" vase in mouth-blown art glass, 1980s. In very good condition. Incised signature. Measures: 19 x 11.5 cm.
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Art Deco Etched Crystal Glass Vase, Sweden, 1930s
By Strombergshyttan
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Elegant Swedish Art Deco blown glass vase with thick polished rounded edges and slightly tapered form. Vase has stunning hand etched designs depicting stylized foliage and a leaping ...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases

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Crystal

1950s Swedish Kraka Vase by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors
By Sven Palmquist, Orrefors
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A hand blown 'Kraka' vase in clear and blue glass with an internal lattice pattern. Engraved on underside as depicted.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Glass Vases by Bo Borgström for Åseda, Sweden
By Bo Borgstrom, Aseda
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Six midcentury vases of different sizes by Aseda Glasbruk (glass makers) Sweden. In blue, green, amber and clear cased glass bamboo style. The name of the design is 'Bark' vase, desi...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Wrinkle Black Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

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Glass

Glass Vase by Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda, Sweden
By Erik Hoglund
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Glass vase made by Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda, Sweden in the 1960s. Not signed. Small chips at the base.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vintage Swedish Footed Glass Vase by Erik Höglund, Boda
By Erik Hoglund
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Swedish Footed Orange Art Glass Vase by Erik Hoglund for Boda (1932 - 1998). Engraved on bottom: "H 1671/193."
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20th Century Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass, Glass

Tall Vintage Swedish Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
Located in Asaa, DK
Tall vintage Swedish glass vase, mid-20th century. Tall and slender hand blown glass vase in clear glass with amber colored details. Rounded triangular cross section with three feet...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Wrinkle Neon Yellow Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

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Glass

Vintage Swedish Art Glass Vase by Erik Höglund for Boda
By Kosta Boda, Erik Hoglund
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Swedish Bubble Glass Vase by Erik Hoglund for Boda (1932 - 1998). Slate blue/gray glass. Some of the original label still attached. Engraved on bottom: "H 895/160."
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Vintage Swedish Footed Art Glass Vase by Erik Höglund, Boda
By Erik Hoglund
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Swedish Footed Orange Art Glass Vase by Erik Hoglund for Boda (1932 - 1998). Original foil label: "BODA, Sweden, Erik Hoglund." Engraved on bottom "H1671/220."
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20th Century Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass, Glass

Hand Blown Contemporary Small Wrinkle Blue Glass Vase by Erik Olovsson
By Erik Olovsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique Piece. Hand blown glass vase made in forms of soft clay that are shaped by hand just before blowing the glass into the form. The process makes all pieces unique and gives them...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

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Glass

Bengt Edenfalk for Skruf, Four Vases in Mouth-Blown Crystal Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bengt Edenfalk (1924-2016) for Skruf. Four vases in mouth-blown crystal glass. Swedish design, 1960s. Largest measures: 16 x 7.5 cm. In excellent condition. Signed.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Crystal

Large Graal Vase by Eva Englund for Orrefors, circa 1976, Sweden
By Eva Englund
Located in Litchfield, CT
By Eva Englund for Orrefors, Sweden, circa 1976. This spectacular 15 inch tall vase by the renowned glass designer, Eva Englund for Orrefors, features a whimsical woodland motif in d...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Large Modernist Pukeberg Vase in Mouth-Blown Art Glass, 1960s/70s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large modernist Pukeberg vase in mouth-blown art glass. Swedish design, 1960s / 70s. Measures: 41.5 x 19.5 x 9 cm. Label. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Kjell Engman Kosta Boda Cat Walk Swedish Glass Vase
By Kjell Engman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A large handcrafted decorative glass vase titled "Cat Walk" depicting a fashion model walking down the cat walk. Etched signature of the artist to the base from the Swedish glass hou...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vintage Swedish Red Art Glass Vase by Erik Höglund for Boda
By Kosta Boda, Erik Hoglund
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Swedish Red Art Glass Vase by Erik Hoglund for Boda (1932 - 1998). Engraved on bottom: "H 961/160."
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20th Century Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Kosta, Sweden Stripped Modern Glass Vase by Vicke Lindstrand, 1956
By Vicke Lindstrand, Kosta Boda
Located in Miami, FL
Striped Mid-Century Modern engraved mouth blown clear glass vase by Vicke Lindstrand, 1904-1983 Sweden, for Kosta in 1956. In a cylindrical shape with augmented middle and a slanted...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vintage Swedish Ombre Art Glass Vase by Erik Höglund for Boda
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Swedish Ombre' Orange/Red Art Glass Vase by Erik Hoglund for Boda (1932 - 1998). Original label: "BODA, Sweden, Erik Hoglund." Engraved on bottom: "H 1054/85."
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20th Century Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Purple Sommerso Glass Vase by Gunnar Nylund for Strömberg, Sweden, 1950s
By Gunnar Nylund
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hand blown glass vase with purple hues. A rare shaped designed by Gunnar Nylund and made at Stormbergshyttan in Sweden during the 1950s. The vase is marked or signed indistinguishabl...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vintage Swedish Red Art Glass Vase by Erik Höglund for Boda
By Erik Hoglund, Kosta Boda
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Swedish Red Art Glass Bubble Vase by Erik Hoglund for Boda (1932 - 1998). Engraved on bottom: "H 998/110."
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20th Century Swedish Vases

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Blown Glass

Börne Augustsson Glass Vases for Åseda, Sweden 1948
By Reijmyre Glasbruk
Located in New York, NY
Two Scandinavian Modern, Börne Augustsson Swedish midcentury soft form glass vases in a very pale blue-green. Made by Åseda (not signed), circa 1948. Measure: Heights 8" and 5.5".
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20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

1960s Bertel Vallien Large Swedish Art Glass Vase by Kosta Boda
By Bertil Vallien, Kosta Boda
Located in Knebel, DK
Early large and rare are art glass vase / bottle in very good condition with almost no signs of age and use designed by Bertel Vallien for Kosta Boda in the 1960s. The free-blown sw...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Translucent Handblown Rippled Glass Vase by Orrefors
By Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
This refined vase was handblown by the renowned Swedish design company, Orrefors, circa 1965. It features a rippled body, replete with sinuous curves, and a scalloped top. It has the...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Glasbruk, 1960s Sweden
By Vicke Lindstrand, Kosta Glasbruk 1
Located in Berlin, DE
Vase by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Glasbruk, 1960s Sweden Vase in blue and green with abstract birds.
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Vintage 1950s Vases

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Blown Glass

Hannah Hansdotter “Stucco Print” Blue/White Opac Hand Blown Glass Vase, 2017
By Hannah Hansdotter
Located in Stockholm, SE
The Swedish artist's Hannah Hansdotter was born in 1984 and has emerged as one of our most interesting glass artists of today. She is based in her studios in Kosta and Boda and has p...
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2010s Swedish Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Group of Four Nils Landberg 'Tulpan' Tulip Vases for Orrefors Sweden, Expo 1957
By Orrefors, Nils Landberg
Located in Utrecht, NL
Delicate and ethereal, Tulpan (Tulip) vases by Swedish designer Nils Landberg. In the late 1940's Landberg developed the slender glass that made him famous. Sizes and shapes varied...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

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Swedish Blown Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the Swedish blown vase you’re looking for. A Swedish blown vase — often made from glass, blown glass and art glass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a Swedish blown vase, we have 187 options in-stock, while there are 16 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect Swedish blown vase — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right Swedish blown vase, those designed in Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made Swedish blown vase over the years, but those crafted by Orrefors, Kosta Boda and Vicke Lindstrand are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Swedish Blown Vase?

Prices for a Swedish blown vase can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $10 and can go as high as $12,500, while the average can fetch as much as $760.

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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