Skip to main content

Wabi Sabi Vessel

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Skobyjoe Hand Made Ceramic Vessel Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Antique Wabi Sabi Clay Pot
Located in Melville, NY
19th century antique black wabi sabi amphora. Heavy patina, incredible one of a kind sculptural piece.
Category

Antique 19th Century Mid-Century Modern Urns

Materials

Clay

Antique Wabi Sabi Clay Pot
Located in Melville, NY
Antique clay pot. c. 1800's. Beautifully aged with unique markings.
Category

Antique 19th Century Ukrainian Primitive Vases

Materials

Clay

  • Antique Wabi Sabi Clay Pot
  • Antique Wabi Sabi Clay Pot
  • Antique Wabi Sabi Clay Pot
  • Antique Wabi Sabi Clay Pot
H 10.5 in. Dm 8.5 in.
Antique Wabi Sabi Natural Clay Pot
Located in Melville, NY
19th century antique wabi sabi natural clay amphora. Decorative painted rings with an ombre faded patina.
Category

Antique 19th Century Mid-Century Modern Urns

Materials

Clay

Antique Wabi Sabi Orange Clay Pot
Located in Melville, NY
19th century antique orange wabi sabi amphora. Heavy patina, incredible one of a kind sculptural piece.
Category

Antique 19th Century Mid-Century Modern Urns

Materials

Clay

Skoby Joe Medium Textured Hand Made Ceramic Vessel Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Antique Wabi Sabi Natural White Clay Pot
Located in Melville, NY
19th century antique wabi sabi natural clay amphora. White clay with decorative painted rings, beautiful patina.
Category

Antique 19th Century Mid-Century Modern Urns

Materials

Clay

Korean Antique Bronze Vase / 918-1392 / Wabi-Sabi Vase / Excavation
Located in Sammushi, JP
A rare bronze vase has arrived. This is a bronze vase made during the Goryeo period (918?1392) in South Korea. I don't know if it was functioning as a vase for the Buddha or if it w...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Korean Other Vases

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Antique Jar 1400-1500s / Simple Wabi-Sabi Tokoname Vase
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old pot in Japan. This is a type of pottery called Tokoname ware. Tokoname is a kiln located in Aichi prefecture in Japan. It is said to have originated around the ...
Category

Antique 16th Century Japanese Japonisme Vases

Materials

Pottery

Wabi-Sabi Organic Shell Vase by Domingos Tótora, Model 5, Brazil
By Domingos Tótora
Located in Utrecht, NL
Organic Wabi-Sabi style vase by contemporary artist Domingos Tótora, made of recycled cardboard. Not suitable for water. About the artist: Domingos Tótora (born and raised in Mar...
Category

2010s Brazilian Organic Modern Vases

Materials

Paper

Japanese Old Pottery /Simple Wabi-Sabi Tokoname Muromachi Period '1336-1573s'
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old large jar, fired in Shigaraki, Japan. It is thought to date from the late Muromachi period (1336 - 1573s). It was used to preserve tea leaves. The shape is smart ...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Japonisme Vases

Materials

Pottery

Japanese Antique Jar 1400s-1500s / Wabi-Sabi Vase / Rare Excellent Item
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have a unique Japanese aesthetic sense. And only we can introduce unique items through our purchasing channels in Japan and the experience we have gained so far, in such a way th...
Category

Antique 16th Century Japanese Other Vases

Materials

Pottery

Wabi-Sabi Style Ceramic Vase by Carstens Tönnieshof, West Germany 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Wabi-Sabi style glazed ceramic fat lava vase, fabricated by Carstens Tönnieshof, West Germany 1960s. Hues of soft green blended with creamy white and burnt clay together with an anci...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Organic Wabi-Sabi Shell Vase by Brazilian Designer Domingos Tótora, Model 4
By Domingos Tótora
Located in Utrecht, NL
Organic shell vase by contemporary artist Domingos Tótora. Made of recycled cardboard. Domingos Tótora creates objects and sculptures where beauty is inseparable from function, li...
Category

2010s Brazilian Organic Modern Vases

Materials

Paper

Japanese Antique Jar 1400s-1500s "Shigaraki Ware" /Rare Wabi-Sabi Vase
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have an aesthetic sense peculiar to Japanese people. And we introduce the unique items that only we can do, the route of purchasing in Japan, the experience value so far, and the...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Other Vases

Materials

Pottery

Organic Wabi-Sabi Shell Vase by Brazilian Designer Domingos Tótora, Model 3
By Domingos Tótora
Located in Utrecht, NL
Organic shell vase by contemporary artist Domingos Tótora. Made of recycled cardboard. Domingos Tótora creates objects and sculptures where beauty is inseparable from function, li...
Category

2010s Brazilian Organic Modern Vases

Materials

Paper

Skoby Joe Large Textured Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Korean Antique Black Glaze Vase / 15th Century / Wabi-Sabi Vase / Mingei
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Korean vase. In Korea, there was a dynasty called the Lee Dynasty. It was around the 15th and 19th centuries. And around the 15th century, a vase with such a ...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Korean Other Vases

Materials

Pottery

Very Beautiful Japanese Antique Jar/Shigaraki Ware /1500s /Wabi-Sabi Vase/Mingei
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have an aesthetic sense peculiar to Japanese people. And we introduce the unique items that only we can do, the route of purchasing in Japan, the experience value so far, and the...
Category

Antique 16th Century Japanese Other Vases

Materials

Pottery

Skoby Joe Tall Textured Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

1950s Japanese Wabi-Sabi Sandy-Tan Tilted Asymmetric Porcelain Bud Vase MCM
By Gertrud and Otto Natzler
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Wonderful asymmetrical footed bud vase reflecting the Wabi-Sabi tenants of intentional acceptance of natural imperfection.
Category

Antique Early 1900s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Skoby Joe Hand Made White Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Small Brown Hand Made Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Small Green Hand Made Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Small Green Hand Made Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Hand Made White Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Rare Japanese Jar of the 15th Century / Tokoname Ware / Wabi-Sabi Tsubo
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have a unique Japanese aesthetic sense. And only we can introduce unique items through our purchasing channels in Japan and the experience we have gained so far, in such a way th...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Other Vases

Materials

Pottery

Tall Wabi-Sabi Organic Pattern Ceramic Floor Vase by Jasba, West Germany, 1960s
By Jasba
Located in Barcelona, ES
Tall fat lava floor vase produced by Jasba in the 1960s. Organic shape pattern, mimicking pine tree bark. Color and pattern very wabi-sabi.
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Awaji Pottery Manipulated Jar Heavy Drip Lava Glaze Wabi Sabi Tea Ceremony Vase
By Awaji Pottery
Located in Wilton, CT
Awaji Pottery jar with dents and slashes covered in layers of thick lava glaze, circa 1930. Impressed export mark. Measures: 8 1/2" high, 9" diameter. Excellent condition.
Category

Vintage 1930s Japanese Art Deco Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Small Chinese antique White Porcelain Vase / 18th-19th Century / Wabi-Sabi Vase
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have an aesthetic sense peculiar to Japanese people. And we introduce the unique items that only we can do, the route of purchasing in Japan, the experience value so far, and the ...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Other Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Rare Jar of Japan in the 13th and 14th Centuries / Bizen Ware / Wabi-Sabi Tsubo
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a genre of pottery called Bizen ware in Japan. Bizen is a kiln in Okayama prefecture, Japan. It is one of the oldest pottery in Japan. The beautiful color that comes out w...
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Other Vases

Materials

Pottery

White Handmade Ceramic Vase/ Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Vessel
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Textured Ceramic Vessel Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

SkobyJoe Large White Textured Vessel /Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi/ Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Clay, Stoneware, Ceramic

Skoby Joe Black Textured Vessel /Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi/ Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

SkobyJoe Small Pink Textured Vessel /Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi/ Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

SkobyJoe Small White Textured Vessel /Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi/ Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Pink Textured Ceramic Vessel Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe White Textured Vessel /Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi/ Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Small Blue Vessel /Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi/ Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Tall Textured Brown Vessel /Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi/ Mid-Century Modern
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Antique Burmese Clay Pot Urn Vase, 19th Century Wabi Sabi Axel Vervoordt Style
Located in Vienna, AT
These originally antique clay pots from Burma/Myanmar of the late 19th century were made for storing honey and food. They were often buried in the earth to a large extent. The black ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Burmese British Colonial Jars

Materials

Clay

Handmade Midcentury Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi Vessel
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Handmade Contemporary Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi Vessel
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Handmade Midcentury Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi Vessel
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Handmade Ceramic Textured Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi Vessel
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Handmade Midcentury Style Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi Vessel
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Handmade Brown Midcentury Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi Vessel
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Brown Handmade Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Vessel
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Bottles

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

1700s-1850s Japanese Tokoname Pottery Edo Period/Tsubo Jar Vessel Vase Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a jar baked in Japan's TOKONAME (Aichi Prefecture). The era seems to be the Edo period (1700s-1850s). In Japan, this jar was used to carry water. It's done its job, but it's ...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Vases

Materials

Pottery

Set of 10 Japanese Wabi Sabi 4" Miniature Vases
Located in Somis, CA
A set of 10 one of kind pottery vases made with the Japanese belief of Wabi Sabi. "In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transie...
Category

2010s Vases

Materials

Pottery

Skoby Joe Turquoise Handmade Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi/ Interior Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Bottles

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Rare Item Japanese Bizen Ware Antique Jar / 1500s / Wabi-Sabi Vase
Located in Sammushi, JP
Bizen is a kiln located in Okayama prefecture, Japan. It is one of the oldest pottery in Japan. The beautiful color that comes out when baked in a kiln is attractive. The Japane...
Category

Antique 16th Century Japanese Other Vases

Materials

Pottery

1700s-1800s Tokoname Japanese Antique Tsubo Pottery Ceramic Jar Wabi Sabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
1700s-1800s Tokoname Japanese antique tsubo pottery ceramic jar wabi sabi Size: 410F, H 510 Edo period.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Vases

Materials

Pottery

Skoby Joe Tall Green /Bronze Handmade Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi/ Interior Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Bottles

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Hand Made Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Hand Made Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Large Textured Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Skoby Joe Small Hand Made Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Clay, Stoneware, Ceramic

Skoby Joe Tall Ceramic Vessel Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Vase Sculpture
By Skoby Joe
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

  • 1

Wabi Sabi Vessel For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the wabi sabi vessel you’re looking for. Each wabi sabi vessel for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, clay and stoneware. There are 3 variations of the antique or vintage wabi sabi vessel you’re looking for, while we also have 20 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect wabi sabi vessel — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A wabi sabi vessel made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. A well-made wabi sabi vessel has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Skoby Joe and Domingos Tótora are consistently popular.

How Much is a Wabi Sabi Vessel?

Prices for a wabi sabi vessel can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $199 and can go as high as $3,000, while the average can fetch as much as $981.

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.

Read More

This Vivacious Teapot Has Agnes Martin on One Side and Jean-Michel Basquiat on the Other

This Vivacious Teapot Has Agnes Martin on One Side and Jean-Michel Basquiat on the Other

Ceramist Roberto Lugo brings a street-art sensibility to a dainty serving vessel while paying homage to his artistic heroes.

This Rare Set of 100 Alessi Vases Includes Designs by Scores of International Artists

This Rare Set of 100 Alessi Vases Includes Designs by Scores of International Artists

Alessandro Mendini, Michael Graves, Ettore Sottsass and other design luminaries contributed to this unusual collection of porcelain wares representing a time capsule of late-20th-century decorative art.

Salvatori Commissioned Several Famous Architects to Create Miniature Homes in Stone

Salvatori Commissioned Several Famous Architects to Create Miniature Homes in Stone

Gabriele Salvatori explains how the COVID lockdowns inspired his design company's latest collection, the Village.

12 Cool Clocks That Artfully Tell Time

12 Cool Clocks That Artfully Tell Time

With these exceptional timepieces, watching the hours tick by is a pleasure.

Christopher Norman Is Turning the Cast-Off Urban Trees of Los Angeles into Art

Christopher Norman Is Turning the Cast-Off Urban Trees of Los Angeles into Art

With a World War II–era milling machine, the California artist crafts poetic, sculptural furniture pieces.

Ask an Interior Designer: Work-from-Home Edition

Ask an Interior Designer: Work-from-Home Edition

Leaping into a design project, whether it's refreshing the bedroom or redoing the whole house, can be overwhelming. Luckily, we know more than a few interior designers. You asked questions on Instagram, and now they're answering.

How Noguchi Elevated Ashtrays to Objets d’Art

How Noguchi Elevated Ashtrays to Objets d’Art

Smoking might have fallen out of fashion, but these ashtrays have enduring design appeal.

10 On-Point Vessels for Flaunting Your Houseplants and Bouquets

10 On-Point Vessels for Flaunting Your Houseplants and Bouquets

Whether you're a genius gardener or have your florist on speed dial, every stem in your home deserves the best.