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Vintage Tall White Cased Glass Vase by Kastrup
By Jacob Eiler Bang, Kastrup
Located in New York, NY
A vintage and tall art glass vase made by Jacob Bang for Kastrup. Denmark, circa 1950. White. Made of cased glass with a beautiful iridescent quality. Retains partial original lab...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass

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

Vintage Murano Bottle Vase
Located in Princeton, NJ
Outstanding blown glass vase in turquoise and white. Identical vase shown in William Diamond and Anthony Baratta's interior featured in Metropolitan Home's Design 100 book.  
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vintage Sgrafo Modern Ceramic Vase Vintage, German, 1960s
By Sgrafo Modern
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing glazed midcentury studio art pottery vase made in Germany, circa 1960s by Sgrafo Modern. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites. Signed at the...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Formia 1980 Italian Vintage Purple Blue White Murano Glass Modern Design Vases
By Formia Murano
Located in New York, NY
Two vases in blown Murano Art glass signed Formia, created exclusively for Roche Bobois Paris. The very modern minimalist design and execution are striking in the luxurious quality o...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Art Glass

Vintage Midcentury Green and Graphite Glazed Vase by Waechtersbach, 1950s
By Waechtersbach Ceramics
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Beautiful and collectable little midcentury West German vase by Waechtersbach, circa 1955 in graphite grey and green. This is a hard to find vase. Similar, in style, to a variatio...
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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 pottery ceramic vase in...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Abstract Pheasant Vintage West German Vase Ceramic Bay Pottery, circa 1970
By Bay Keramik
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing pottery vase made in Germany, by Bay Ceramic, circa 1970s. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites. Signed like seen in the picture.
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage 1970s Bright Yellow West German Pottery Fohr Vase with Black Lava Glaze
By ES Keramik, Fohr
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A tall, cylindrical, beautiful and bright vivid yellow vase attributed to Fohr Pottery although similar vases were made by ES Keramik, circa 1970. The bright yellow looks wonderful a...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Clay

Pair of Vintage Italian Pewter Ewer with Cherub and Rams, Italy Art Nouveau
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A pair of large amazing pewter vases, Ewer, or Amphoras made in Italy. Vases are in very good condition with a nice patina. Marked on the bottom 90% peltrato.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pewter

Vintage Majolica vase with world map, by Karl-Heinz Feisst, Germany, 1955
By Karl-Heinz Feisst
Located in Roma, IT
This vase with world map is a wonderful contemporary Majolica vase, realized by the German artist Karl-Heinz Feisst (born in 1925 in Karlsruhe). The brick-red shards are enameled ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Majolica

Vintage European Mid-Century Modern Light Blue and White Ceramic Vase, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Beautiful and vivid light blue vintage Mid-Century Modern vase from the 1960s. Manufactured in Scandinavia or Germany. Distinct slim and precise white stripes on light blue base with...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Round Mid-Century Modern Glazed Ceramic Decorative Vase
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage round Mid-Century Modern glazed ceramic decorative vase. Size: 6.75"D x 7"H.
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1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Vintage Floor Vase, Austria, 1970s
By Ceramano, Scheurich & Carstens
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern sculptural vintage floor vase, Austria, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Pair Murano Scavo Vases Fluted Neoclassical Modern 1960's Tall Vases
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Tall pair of scavo taupe colored Murano ribbed vases. Unsigned with original Murano foil label. The width of the vase measures 10' and the width of the base measures 8".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Brutalist Vintage Floor Vase, Austria, 1970s
By Ceramano, Scheurich & Carstens
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern sculptural Brutalist vintage floor vase, Austria, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

1990s Vintage Mid-Century Modern European Tall Clear Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
Vintage 1990s clear European round curved glass vase. Done in a Mid-Century Modern style. Small quantity available at time of posting. Please inquire. Small quantity available at tim...
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1990s European Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Vintage Murano Cobalt Blue Glass Flower Vase
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage Italian Murano cobalt blue mouth blown art glass vase. This beautiful vase has small clear glass handles yielding a lovely stature. When the light hits the glass the blue gla...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Vintage Murano Cobalt Blue Glass Flower Vase
  • Vintage Murano Cobalt Blue Glass Flower Vase
  • Vintage Murano Cobalt Blue Glass Flower Vase
  • Vintage Murano Cobalt Blue Glass Flower Vase
H 14.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Vintage Murano Sommerso Glass Vase by Alessandro Mandruzzato
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Vallejo, CA
A beautiful 1970s vintage Italian art glass vase. Beautiful sommerso technique of gray glass encased in a faceted clear outer glass. Designed by Alessandro Mandruzzato for Murano.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Signed Studio Pottery Vase 1970s
By Bernard Rooke Studio
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Signed Studio Pottery vase 1970s. Very unique brutalist stoneware vase, textured, rectangular form with relief carved design detailed with raise...
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Late 20th Century American Brutalist Vases

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Pottery

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Large Amethyst Simplicity Swung Vase by L.E. Smith
By L.E. Smith Glass Company
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous vintage Mid-Century Modern large amethyst Simplicity swung vase by L.E. Smith. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of us...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vintage Mid Century Terracotta Organic Textured Vase
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautifully timeless and abstract terracotta piece. This vintage piece evokes brutalist details that catapults its silhouette and texture to sculpture. A robust base builds from the ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Terracotta

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vase Collection 'Rothko' Set of Three, Germany, 1970s
By Ceramano, Scheurich & Carstens
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage vase collection 'Rothko' set of three, Germany, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vase Collection 'Rothko' Set of Three, Germany 1970s
By Ceramano, Scheurich & Carstens
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage vase collection 'Rothko' set of three, Germany, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vase Collection 'Rothko' Set of Three, Germany, 1970s
By Ceramano, Scheurich & Carstens
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage vase collection 'Rothko' set of three, Germany, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vase Collection 'Rothko' Set of Three, Germany, 1970s
By Ceramano, Scheurich & Carstens
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage vase collection 'Rothko' set of three, Germany, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Knabstrup Ceramic Moon Frog Bud Vase Vintage Mid-Century Modern Studio Pottery
By Knabstrup
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Rare and monumental 1950s Danish modern cobalt and brown Knabstrup Studio sculptural flower vase, limited run, 800 piece series. Excellent vintage condition, original paper label...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Pottery

Tall Vintage Swedish Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
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

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

Murano Battuto Art Glass Vase
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful long neck vase with several colors melting into each other. A sexy lip at the top with a unique 'stamped' style band or "collar" mid neck with a bulb base - the Murano st...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

  • Murano Battuto Art Glass Vase
  • Murano Battuto Art Glass Vase
  • Murano Battuto Art Glass Vase
  • Murano Battuto Art Glass Vase
H 11.25 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Vintage Mid-Century French Provincial Stoneware Pottery, Jar/Jug/Vase/Vessel
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage mid-century French provincial stoneware pottery, jar/jug/vase/vessel.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Vintage Mid-Century French Provincial Stoneware Pottery, Jar/Jug/Vase/Vessel
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage mid-century French provincial stoneware pottery, jar/jug/vase/vessel.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Vintage Mid-Century French Provincial Stoneware Pottery, Jar/Jug/Vase/Vessel
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage mid-century French provincial stoneware pottery, jar/jug/vase/vessel.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Vintage Mid-Century French Provincial Stoneware Pottery, Jar/Jug/Vase/Vessel
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage mid-century French provincial stoneware pottery, jar / jug / vase / vessel.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Vintage Mid-Century French Provincial Stoneware Pottery, Jar/ Jug/ Vase/ Vessel
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage Mid-Century French Provincial stoneware pottery, jar/ jug/ vase/ vessel.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Cenedese Vintage Mid-Century Italian Red Murano Glass Bowl or Vase
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Midcentury vintage Cenedese Vetri of Murano, Italy. Particularly striking is the vessel's elegant form and dark red color (colour). We have a full range of Murano glass from Cenedes...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Mid-Century French Provincial Stoneware Pottery, Jar/Jug/Vase/Vessel
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage Mid-Century French Provincial stoneware pottery, jar/ jug/ vase/ vessel.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Vintage Mid-Century French Provincial Stoneware Pottery, Jar/Jug/Vase/Vessel
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage Mid-Century French provincial stoneware pottery, jar/jug/vase/vessel.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

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

Set of 4 Pink Murano "Fazzoletto" Style Vases, Various Sizes
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of 4 pink Murano "Fazzoletto" style vases, various sizes Set includes all four vases. They all feature the "fazzoletto" or "handkerchief" style crinkled top, which is a popula...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Cenedese Orange Vintage. Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Vase or Bowl
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Cenedese bright orange Murano glass vase, bowl or vessel made in Venice, Italy. Particularly striking is the form, as it has the characteristics of hand thrown pottery with the unmis...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Tall Cenedese Vintage Mid-Century Pink Italian Murano Glass Centrepiece Vase
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Tall, large vintage midcentury centre vase by Cenedese Vetri of Murano, Italy. Particularly striking is it's elegant form an pink color/colour. A rare vessel - especially in this siz...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

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

Vintage Danish Modern Handmade Ceramic Vase, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Cylinder shaped Danish modern handmade stoneware vase. Sand colored glaze with lilac and purple running glaze around belly and top. Signed under raw base. Beautiful vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Vintage Set of '2' Mid-Century Modern Blue and Orange Art Pottery
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Set of (2) Mid-Century Modern blue and orange art pottery. Sizes: Large: 10" D x 8" H Smaller: 6.75" H x 4" D.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Stunning Multi-Colored Hand Blown Murano Art Glass Vase
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Arles, FR
A stunning multicolored Murano art glass vase from Italy. Dating back to the late 1960s, this vase is an attractive addition to any room. It's structure lends a unique elegant eye-ca...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Tall Cenedese Moss Green Vintage Mid-Century Italian Murano Art Glass Vase
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large and tall apple or moss green Cenedese vintage Italian midcentury Murano glass vase, made in Italy, circa 1970-1990. Particularly striking is it's Minimalist form and large size...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

One of Three Stunning Murano Glass Vases with Ornately Crafted Bodies, Medium
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in GB
We are delighted to stunning medium Murano glass vase with abstract body This vase is one of three, it’s the medium, the other two are listed under my other items This piece lo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

One of Three Stunning Murano Glass Vases with Ornately Crafted Bodies, Large
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in GB
We are delighted to stunning large Murano glass vase with abstract body This vase is one of three, it’s the large, the other two are listed under my other items This piece look...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

ONE OF THREE STUNNING MURANO GLASS VASES WiTH ORNATELY CRAFTED BODIES - SMALL
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale stunning small Murano glass vase with abstract body This vase is one of three, it’s the small, the other ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Primitive Modern Sculptural Vintage Floor Vase, Austria, 1970s
By Ceramano, Scheurich & Carstens
Located in Vienna, AT
Primitive modern sculptural vintage floor vase, Austria, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Transparent Murano Glass Artistic Vase with Black and White Patterns, 1990s
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Transparent Murano glass artistic vase with black and white patterns, 1990s. This artistic vase is a unique and special object, perfect for a refined Murano glass lover. Its shape i...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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

Danish Modern Vintage Sage Green Handmade Ceramic Vase, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Danish Mid-Century Modern handmade ceramic vase from the 1960s. Winding weave like pattern from top to bottom with sage green glaze outside and inside the vase. Crackle glaze with sm...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vase in Porcelain by KPM, Germany 60s, Op Art, Mid-Century Vintage 70s Space Age
By Royal Porzellan Bavaria KPM Germany Handarbeit.
Located in L'Isle sur la Sorgue, FR
Vase manufactured by KPM Berlin, Germany in the late 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Vintage Ceramic Vase
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage ceramic vase in blue and cream glaze, Circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Vintage Ceramic Vase
  • Vintage Ceramic Vase
  • Vintage Ceramic Vase
  • Vintage Ceramic Vase
H 5.5 in. Dm 2.5 in.
Soft Petite Green Glass Round Bud Vase Handblown Vintage 1960s Modern
By Blenko Glass
Located in National City, CA
Soft petite green glass bud vase hand blown vintage Mid-Century Modern 1960s Measures: 3.5 diameter x 4.63 tall inches Original unrestored vintage condition piece. See images plea...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Vintage Modern Hammered Copper Purple Enamel Small Vase by Raul Bellery
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Small hammered copper enamel vase with purple interior signed Raul Bellery Dimensions: 2 3/4" height x 3" in diameter Original vintage condition. Please see...
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Copper

Italian Murano Handblown Art Glass Vase Sculpture Long Neck
By Archimede Seguso, Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large heavy and thick decorative art glass swung vase in emerald green Murano, Italy, 1960s. Measures: 42 inches tall x 8 inches diameter at the base. Collectible Vintage Mid Centu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage European Round Vase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This large round vase is beautifully aged and features two handles and etched details on the body.
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Early 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Clay

  • Vintage European Round Vase
  • Vintage European Round Vase
  • Vintage European Round Vase
  • Vintage European Round Vase
H 13.5 in. W 15 in. D 9 in.
Vintage Italian Marble Vases
Located in Esbjerg, DK
An uneven set of small heavy marble vases. The oldest of the two dates from the 1920s and has a hammered pewter edge. The red one dates from the 1960s or 70s. Both of was bought and ...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Marble

  • Vintage Italian Marble Vases
  • Vintage Italian Marble Vases
  • Vintage Italian Marble Vases
  • Vintage Italian Marble Vases
H 3.55 in. Dm 2.37 in.
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Vintage Mid Century Modern Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the vintage mid century modern vase you’re looking for. Frequently made of glass, ceramic and murano glass, every vintage mid century modern vase was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vintage mid century modern vase, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each vintage mid century modern vase bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Scheurich Keramik, Opaline florence and Cenedese each produced at least one beautiful vintage mid century modern vase that is worth considering.

How Much is a Vintage Mid Century Modern Vase?

Prices for a vintage mid century modern vase start at $55 and top out at $14,500 with the average selling for $601.

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.