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Vintage German Pottery Mid Century Bay Ceramic Vase ‚Contura‘, 1960s
By Bay Keramik
Located in Zagreb, HR
Beautiful German XL vase produced by Bay Keramik in the 1960s Model 'Contura', signed at the bottom with number 550/45 The vase measures 45 cm in height The vase is in very ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage German Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich 1970s, Extra Large
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Zagreb, HR
Extra-large German pottery fat lava art vase. The vase measures 48 cm in height. Model: 428 48 Vienna Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s The bottom is marked with made...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage West German Striped Pottery Vase
Located in East Hampton, NY
The ribbed texture to this wonderful West German pottery vase has brown and beige tones. Oversized handle and in great condition.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Pottery

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Pottery

Two Small Hand Painted Vintage Pottery Canisters
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The two square vintage canisters hold nutmeg and cinnamon and have hand-painted designs in blue. Made of pottery. Stamped "Made in Germany." Blue and white ceramic canisters or stora...
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Mid-20th Century German Other Pottery

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Pottery

  • Two Small Hand Painted Vintage Pottery Canisters
  • Two Small Hand Painted Vintage Pottery Canisters
  • Two Small Hand Painted Vintage Pottery Canisters
  • Two Small Hand Painted Vintage Pottery Canisters
H 4.50 in. W 2.38 in. D 2.38 in.
Two Vintage Germany Miniature Lidded Beer Steins Ceramic, 1910s
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Two beer steins, made in Germany. Absolutely gorgeous pieces still in great condition, on with little crack at the lid. Lid works properly. The lids with age-related scratches from u...
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Vintage 1910s German Folk Art Pottery

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Pewter

Vintage West German Pottery Brown Ceramic Light Base, 1960s
By West German Pottery
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Vintage West German pottery brown ceramic light base, 1960s Measures: Height 47cm, depth 26cm, width 26cm.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

West German Pottery Vintage Orange Ceramic Light Base with Lampshade, 1960s
By West German Pottery
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
West German pottery vintage orange ceramic light base with original lampshade, 1960s. Measures: Measures: Height 80cm, depth 45cm, width 45cm.  
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Fabric

Vintage 1970s Heibi Keramik West Germany Pottery Large Wall Plaque with Fish
By West German Pottery
Located in Antwerp, BE
1970s West Germany wall piece by Heibi Keramik. Features a bright glossy multi-color glazes design of three fish and algae on a tile in a wrought iron frame. Still bears the original...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wrought Iron

Set of Antique / Vintage Art Deco Ceramic Kitchen Jars 1920-1930 Esterwalda
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Art Deco kitchen jars, 1920s, Germany or Holland. Measures: Spritz decor H. 10.5 en 21.5 cm.
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Early 20th Century German Art Deco Pottery

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Earthenware

Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
By West German Pottery
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage West German art vase from the 1970s with a beautiful blue glaze and with no cracks or chips.
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Vintage 1970s German Bauhaus Vases

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Pottery

  • Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
  • Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
  • Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
  • Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
H 16.54 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Vintage Flower Pots, West Germany, 1960s
By West German Pottery
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Vintage flower pots, West Germany, 1960s Set of four blue and green flowerpots made in West Germany in the 1960s. Measures: Heights 11 to 14 centimeters, diameters 12 to 18 centime...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
By West German Pottery
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage West German art vase in a fantastic eye-catching blue glacé. No cracks and no chips Ready to ship anywhere in the world.
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Vintage 1970s German Bauhaus Porcelain

Materials

Faience

  • Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
  • Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
  • Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
  • Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
H 20.87 in. W 7.88 in. D 7.88 in.
Vintage 12 Pieces Mepoco Ware German Pottery
By Mepoco Ware
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Amazing set of 12 pieces of German pottery. All are hallmarked Mepoco ware. This beautiful hand-painted and gold glazed Mepoco ware collection is a testament to amazing German crafts...
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Early 20th Century German Adirondack More Dining and Entertaining

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Pottery

German Pottery Vase Ox Blood Glaze WMF Germany Vintage, 1930s
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Nuernberg, DE
An amazing glazed magnificent pottery vases by noted German manufacturer WMF. With a rich "oxblood" glaze and the WMF mark.
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Vases

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Pottery

Fat Lava 'Bay' Decor "261-40" Large Jar, Vintage, W-Germany, 1964s
By West German Pottery, Bay Keramik
Located in Verviers, BE
Fat lava (Bay) floor vase jar, vintage W-Germany 485-45, 1964s. Decor "261" glazed. Stamped on base. 261-45, W-Germany. Geometric high relief. The piece is in excellent conditi...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Ceramic

Vintage 1960s Ceramic West German Studio Pottery, Germany Bauhaus
By Roth Keramik, Ruscha
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase Fat Lava Decade: 1960s Origin: Germany Description: Original vintage 1960s pottery ceramic vase in Germany. High qualit...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Fat Lava Vase by Ilkra, Model 2005-30, Vintage, W-Germany, 1970s
By West German Pottery, Ilkra Edel Keramik 1
Located in Verviers, BE
Fat lava floor vase, vintage W-Germany, Ilkra Edel Keramik model number 2005-30, c early 1970s. Handled vase form with mottled grey body and darker grey trails of glaze. Probably i...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage 1950s Ceramic West German Studio Pottery, Germany Bauhaus, 1950s
By Roth Keramik, Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase Decade: 1950s Oriding: Germany Original vintage 1950s pottery ceramic vase in Germany. High quality German production with a n...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage 1970s Ceramic West German Studio Pottery by Scheurich, Germany, Bauhaus
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase Fat lava Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Origin: Germany Original vintage 1970s pottery ceramic vase in ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Pottery Table Lamp by Rosenthal, Germany, 1970s
By Rosenthal
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hand glazed ceramic table light from Rosenthal's Studio-Line. Designed and manufactured in Germany during the early 1970s. Some auction houses attributed this design to Bjorn Wiinbla...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1970s Vintage German Handcrafted Dark Brown Studio Pottery Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
1970s German handcrafted matte chocolate brown pottery table lamp. The table lamp is interestingly constructed from very thin clay coiled into a bulbous shaped lamp, fired and glazed...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage 1960s Ceramic Pottery Vase by Sawa Ceramic Franz Schwaderlapp, Germany
By Franz Schwaderlapp, Sawa Ceramic
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase Producer: Sawa Ceramic, Germany Design: Franz Schwaderlapp Decade: 1960s Description: Original vintage 1960s pott...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Vintage Abstract Ceramic Pottery Vase by Simon Peter Gerz, Germany, 1950s
By Simon Peter Gerz
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase Producer: Simon Peter Gerz, Germany Decade: 1950s Description: Original vintage 1950s pottery stoneware ceramic vase in Ger...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Vintage Zig Zag Ceramic West German Studio Pottery by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase Fat lava Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Origin: Germany Original vintage 1970s pottery ceramic vase in ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage 1960s Ceramic Pottery Vase by Sawa Ceramic Franz Schwaderlapp, Germany
By Franz Schwaderlapp, Sawa Ceramic
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase Producer: Sawa Ceramic, Germany Design: Franz Schwaderlapp Decade: 1960s Description: Original vintage 1960s pott...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Vintage Pottery "Abstract" Vases Made by Wekara, Germany, 1960s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Abstract pottery vase Producer: WEKARA, Germany Decade: 1960s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1960s in Germany. It is made of ce...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Gabriele Puetz Pillow Pillar 'Nichts' Vintage German Art Pottery Sculpture # 5/7
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Gabriele Pütz vintage abstract realism ceramic artwork made in Germany, 1982. This work is made of a round clay tower / pillar with pillow edge details. On the body of the tower is w...
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Vintage 1980s German Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic, Clay

Extra Large Vintage Handmade Ceramic Pottery Floor Vase, Germany, 1960s
By Sawa Ceramic
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery Ceramic Vase Floorvase Origin: Germany Decade: 1960s Description: original vintage 1960s pottery ceramic vase made in Germany. High qu...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Ceramic Pottery Floor Vase by Decora Ceramic, Germany, 1960s
By Decora Ceramic
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Pottery ceramic vase floor vase Producer: DECORA Ceramic, Germany Decade: 1960s Original vintage 1960s pottery ceramic vase made in Germany. ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Antje Brüggemann for Rosenthal, Vintage Vase Art Studio German Pottery
By Antje Brüggemann, Rosenthal
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Antje Brüggemann vase or vessel for Rosenthal Porcelain 'Studio Linie' (line). Antje Brüggemann (born 1941) is one of Germany's top ceramic artists/designers and started working for ...
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Vintage 1980s German Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase super rare brown coloration and pattern Model: 532-28 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Five Vintage Pottery Fat Lava "Multicolor" Vases by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of five fat lava art vases Model: 414-16 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970s ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Ü-Keramik WGP Germany 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase super rare orange, black coloration Producer: Ü- Keramik, UEBELACKER, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: This original vinta...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extra Large Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Extra large fat lava art vase. Measures: 48 cm Model: 428 48 Vienna Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Vintage Pottery 'FOREIGN' Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two abstract colorful vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1960s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1960s in Germany....
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Five Vintage Pottery Fat Lava "multicolor" Vases by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of five fat lava art vases Model: 414-16 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970s ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Es Keramik, Germany, 1960s
By ES Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: ES Ceramics, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in Germany by premium vase prod...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Es Keramik, Germany, 1960s
By ES Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: ES Ceramics, Germany (see label) Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in G...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Signed Hand-Painted Leaf Stone Studio Art Pottery Sculpture Vase Vintage German
Located in Nuernberg, DE
An amazing crack glazed ceramic midcentury Studio art pottery vase made in Germany, circa 1970s. This is a heavy vase but you can also use it as a sculpture. Vase is in very good con...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Four Vintage Pottery Fat Lava "multicolor" Vases by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of four fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s model: 210-18 200-22 200-28 These original vintage vases was produced in th...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extra Large Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Extra large fat lava art vase. Measures: 40cm Model: 408 40 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich WGP Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase super rare yellow, red, green, black coloration model: 269-22 Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: Thi...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Four Vintage Pottery Fat Lava "multicolor" Vases by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of four fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s model: 309-20 248-22 These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Extra Large Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Extra large fat lava art vase. Measures: 48 cm Model: 428 48 Vienna Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Vintage Pottery "abstract" Vases Made by WEKARA, Germany, 1960s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two abstract vases Producer: WEKARA, Germany Decade: 1960s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1960s in Germany. It is made o...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Three Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of three fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in Germany. It is mad...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Four Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of four fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 401-28 Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in the...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Five Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of five fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 208-21 Nr. 523-18 Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase set was...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Five Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of five fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase set was produced in the 1970s in ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by ES EMONS SÖHNE Ceramic, Germany, 1960s
By ES Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: ES Ceramics, Germany (see label) ES-Keramik J. Emons Söhne, Rheinbach Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in the 197...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Four Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of four fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase set was produced in the 1970s in ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Four Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of four fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970s in Germany. It is ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Vintage Pottery Fat Lava 'Onion' Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two fat lava art vases Model: Onion Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970s in Ge...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Vintage Pottery Fat Lava "Onion" Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two fat lava art vases Model: Vienna Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: These original vintage vases was produced i...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Glazed Vases Made Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 416 26 Decade: 1970s This original vintage Vase was produced in ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Three Vintage Pottery Fat Lava 'Onion' Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two fat lava art vases Model: Onion Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970s i...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Four Vintage Pottery Fat Lava ‘Vienna’ Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of four fat lava art vases Model: Vienna Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s Description: These original vintage vases was produced ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Two Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Decade: 1970s These original vintage vases was produced in the 1970s in Germany. It ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Five Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vases Made by Scheurich, Germany, 1970s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of five fat lava art vases Producer: Scheurich, Germany Design: Nr. 523-18 Nr. 549-21 Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase set was...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Red and Black Vintage Midcentury West German Vase by Jasba Pottery, circa 1970
By Jasba, Fohr
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A beautiful vase in striking red and matte black with an embossed pattern - shape number 1 582 20 - produced by Jasba Pottery in the mid-1970s. This vase makes a fantastic, striki...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Clay

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Vintage German Pottery For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of vintage German pottery for your home. Frequently made of ceramic, pottery and clay, every item from our selection of vintage German pottery was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the choice in our collection of vintage German pottery you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. An object in our assortment of vintage German pottery is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Scheurich Keramik, West German Pottery and Bay Keramik each produced at least one beautiful option in this array of vintage German pottery that is worth considering.

How Much is a Vintage German Pottery?

Prices for a piece of vintage German pottery start at $95 and top out at $4,326 with the average selling for $574.

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 and Vessels for You

For thousands of years, vases and vessels have had meaningful functional value in civilizations all over the world. In Ancient Greece, ceramic vessels were used for transporting water and dry goods, holding bouquets of flowers, for storage and more. Outside of utilitarian use, in cities such as Athens, vases were a medium for artistic expressionpottery was a canvas for artists to illustrate their cultures’ unique people, beliefs and more. And pottery skills were handed down from fathers to sons.

Every antique and vintage vase and vessel, from decorative Italian urns to French 19th-century Louis XVI–style lidded vases, carries with it a rich, layered story. 

On 1stDibs, there is a vast array of vases and vessels in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. Our collection features vessels made from delicate materials such as ceramic and glass as well as durable materials like rustproof metals and stone.

A contemporary vase can help introduce an air of elegance to your minimalist space while an antique Chinese jar would make a luxurious addition to an Asian-inspired interior. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a statement piece, consider an Art Deco vase crafted by Italian architect and furniture designer Gio Ponti.

Vases and vessels — be they handmade pots, handblown glass wine bottles or otherwise — are versatile, practical decorative objects, and no matter your particular design preferences, furniture style or color scheme, they can add beauty and warmth to any home. Find yours on 1stDibs today.