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Steuben Signed Art Glass Modernist Floral Form Bud Vase, Signed
By Steuben Glass
Located in Big Flats, NY
Mid-Century Modernist Steuben mouth blown bud vase features colorless art glass seated on floral form base designed for Corning Museum of Glass, New York, NY, signed on base, 20th ce...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

Steuben Signed Art Glass Modernist "How I Love Thee" Teardrop Vase, Signed
By Steuben Glass
Located in Big Flats, NY
Mid-Century Modernist Steuben mouth blown Teardrop Bud vase features colorless art glass with single suspended air bubble in base designed by David Hills 1949 for Corning Museum of G...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

Iridescent Modernist Art Glass Vase by Robert Eikholt
Located in Rochester, NY
Colorful iridescent Mid-Century Modern art glass vase by Robert Eikholt. Hand blown. Signed and dated 1977. A very early piece by the artist. Robert Eickholt is a well-known glass ar...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

James Wayne California Organic Modernist Cobalt Glass Vase
By James Wayne
Located in Pasadena, CA
An organic, layered glass vase handblown by James Wayne of California. Wayne taught at U.S.C. and San Jose City College and exhibited at the California Design shows in the 1960s and ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Art Glass

Modernist Carlo Scarpa for Venini Style Murano Glass Vase
By Venini, Barovier&Toso, Ercole Barovier, Barovier, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning modernist Carlo Scarpa for Venini style rose colored Murano glass vase. This beautiful Mid-Century Modern thick encased Murano glass vase has a very unusual technique only a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

1990s by Egidio Costantini for De Majo modernist murano blown glass bottle
By De Majo, Egidio Costantini
Located in Brescia, IT
Blue blown glass bottle Perfect condiction MEASURES: H 32 cm diam 18.5 cm
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Heikki Orvola for Nuutajarvi Notsjo Finnish Modernist Glass Vases
By Heikki Orvola
Located in Pasadena, CA
A matching pair of glass vases by Heikki Orvola for Nuutajarvi Notsjo, Finland. Vases measure 10 1/8" x 4 1/2" and 5 3/8" x 3 1/2" respectively. In very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Wayne Husted for Blenko Amethyst Hand Blown American Modernist Vase
By Wayne Husted
Located in Pasadena, CA
Wayne Husted for Blenko hand blown amethyst vase measures 11" by 5.25". It is signed with the acid etched mark "Blenko" on bottom. In very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Striped Modernist Glass Vase by Archimede Seguso for Seguso, 1970s
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Esbjerg, DK
- A vintage gourd-shaped glass vase - With blue and green swirl decoration - Designed by Archimede Seguso - Made in the 1970s in Murano, Italy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Swedish Modernist Glass Vases by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf, 1950s, Set of 3
By Arthur Percy
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Mouth-blown delicate vases in light-blue and amethyst glass. Designed by Arthur Percy in 1952 and manufactured by Gullaskruf in Sweden. Measures: Height 28/25/19 cm - 11/10/7.5 inches.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

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

Italian Modernist Murano Blue and White Glass Centerpiece Vase
Located in Barcelona, ES
A highly decorative hand blown blue and white Murano glass centerpiece / vase with organic design. Italy, 1960s Blue glass cased into clear glass. The nterior part is made in white ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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

Italian Modernist Murano Green and White Glass Centerpiece Vase / Fruit Bowl
Located in Barcelona, ES
A beautiful flower shaped Sommerso Murano glass centerpiece vase. Italy, 1960s. This eye-catching hand blown Murano glass vase is made with green glass submerged into clear glass at ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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

Italian Modernist Murano Green & White Glass Centerpiece Vase with Chromed Base
Located in Barcelona, ES
Midcentury Modernist Sommerso Murano centerpiece vase in green and white hand blown Glass. Italy, 1960s. This elegant Murano centerpiece is made combining green glass It has an ey...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Metal

Italian Modernist Murano Black and Red Glass Centerpiece Vase with Chromed Base
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modernist Sommerso Murano centerpiece vase in greenish-black and burgundy glass with organic design. Italy, 1960s. This elegant Murano centerpiece is made combining dark...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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

Mid-century Modernist Hand-Blown Murano Glass Vase signed by Alfredo Barbini
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modernist hand-blown Murano glass vase signed by Alfredo Barbini is featured in two tones of Amethyst coloring and is shown in an ombre effect with the dark...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Mid-Century Modernist Handblown Smoked Tourmaline / Cinnabar Murano Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous textured handblown Murano glass vase is a rich smoked tourmaline with swirls of cinnabar. It is a great accent piece or wonderful to add to a glass collection. It is in...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Steuben Signed Art Glass Modernist Pinched Dot Flared Signet Vase by David Hills
By Steuben Glass
Located in Big Flats, NY
Mid-Century Modernist Steuben mouth blown Signet Vase features colorless art glass in flared form with pinched dot base designed by David Hills for Corning Museum of Glass, New York,...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

Steuben Art Glass Modernist Pinched Dot Flared Pedestal Bouquet Vase, Signed
By Steuben Glass
Located in Big Flats, NY
Mid-Century Modernist Steuben mouth blown crystal bowl or bouquet vase features colorless art glass in flared trumpet form with pinched dot base designed by George Thompson 1961 for ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Crystal

Modernist Murano Blown Art Glass 3D Abstract Portrait Face Vase, Italy
By Murano 5
Located in Montreal, QC
Stunning Murano abstract portrait face vase blown art glass in 3D, highly decorative and splendidly designed glass vase, front depicts the face of a flirtatious young woman, Italian;...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Chic Mid-Century Modernist Murano Clear Bottle Vase with Black Ribbon Detail
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
This ultra chic hand-blown Murano glass vase, with it undulating hourglass form, boasts the elegant curves so beloved in Mid-Century Modernist design. A matte black swirling pattern ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modernist Murano Clear Vase with Red, Orange, Yellow and Grey Bands
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful example of 1970s chic is shown in this piece of Italian glasswork. The clean shape of the clear vase contrasts nicely with abstract bands of bright red, orange, yell...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Modernist Green Teardrop Vase by Per Lütken for Holmegaard, 1960s
By Per Lütken
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A 1960s Holmegaard Per Lutken 'May' green teardrop shaped vase, signed to base 'Holmegaard', numbered and with Per Lütken initials.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Modernist Hand Blown Balistrade Form Vase By Fostoria
By Fostoria Glass Company
Located in New York, NY
This modernist vase features a hand blown white feathered and linear glass design on a black glass background. It is signed Fostoria and dated 1978.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Steuben Signed Art Glass Modernist Bud Vase, Signed
By Steuben Glass
Located in Big Flats, NY
Mid-Century Modernist Steuben mouth blown modernist bud vase features colorless art glass in angular formbase designed for Corning Museum of Glass, New York, NY, signed on base, 20th...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

Steuben Signed Art Glass Modernist Teardrop Bud Vase by David Hills, Signed
By Steuben Glass
Located in Big Flats, NY
Midcentury Modernist Steuben mouth blown Teardrop Bud Vase features colorless art glass with single suspended air bubble in base designed by David Hills 1949 for Corning Museum of Gl...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

Gorgeous Mid-Century Modernist Elliptical Chartreuse Murano Vase
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful piece of Mid-Century Modernist Murano glass in a lovely chartreuse color, with a rich fuchsia interior. A piece that truly stands on its own, but can also hold a large fl...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Modernist Murano Blown Art Glass 3D Abstract Portrait Face Vase, Italy
By Murano 5
Located in Montreal, QC
Stunning Murano abstract portrait face vase blown art glass in 3D, highly decorative and splendidly designed glass vase, front depicts the face of a flirtatious young woman, Italian ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Signed Cenedese 'a Scavo' Italian Murano Glass Vase/Vessel Modernist Form
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Italian signed Cenedese Murano art glass vase or vessel with a wonderful modernist form. An absolutely mesmerising piece of midcentury glass featuring the 'A Scavo' technique to give...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Modernist Purple 'Opaline' Glass Vase by Jacob E. Bang for Holmegaard/Kastrup
By Jacob Eiler Bang
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Blown and organically shaped purple glass vase by Jacob Eiler Bang. It was designed in 1957 as a part of his 'Opaline' series. This example was manufactured by Kastrup/Holmegaard in ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Opaline Glass

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

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

Italian Modernist Murano Red and Yellow Glass Centerpiece Vase with Chromed Base
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modernist Sommerso Murano centerpiece vase with organic design in yellow and red hand blown Glass, Italy, 1960s. This elegant Murano centerpiece is made combining yellow...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

Materials

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

Vase Blown Glass Mid Century Modernist For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the vase blown glass mid century modernist you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of blown glass, glass and art glass, every vase blown glass mid century modernist was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a vase blown glass mid century modernist — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right vase blown glass mid century modernist, those designed in Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one vase blown glass mid century modernist that is appealing in its simplicity, but Steuben Glass, Murano and Alfredo Barbini produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Vase Blown Glass Mid Century Modernist?

A vase blown glass mid century modernist can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $745, while the lowest priced sells for $246 and the highest can go for as much as $3,475.

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.

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.