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Yellow Vase, Carl-Harry Stålhane, Rörstrand, Mid-Century Vintage
By Rörstrand, Carl-Harry Stålhane
Located in Stockholm, SE
A lovely Midcentury Swedish vase in ceramics designed by Carl-Harry Stålhane at Rörstrand. The vase has a lovely yellow glaze. The vase is 10.5 cm high and in mint condition. Car...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

1970s Mid-Century Modern Yellow Sommerso Murano Glass Vase by Seguso
By Seguso
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A stylish yellow lemon sommerso murano glass made in Italy by Seguso in the Seventies. It's hand-crafted and in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Murano Handkerchief Yellow Art Glass Blown Vase
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Murano handkerchief yellow Art glass blown vase.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Laura Andreson Signed Yellow Glazed Mid-Century California Studio Pottery Vase
By Laura Andreson
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully crafted and beautifully glazed vase by renowned American California master potter Laura Andreson. Gorgeous in its Mid-Century Modern design and color - a scarce and bea...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Beige / Yellow Vase, Carl-Harry Stålhane, Rörstrand, Mid century Vintage
By Rörstrand, Carl-Harry Stålhane
Located in Stockholm, SE
A vase designed by Carl-Harry Stålhane at Rörstrand, the vase is 15,5 cm high and in very good condition except from some minor marks in the glaze. Over all it´s in beautiful conditi...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Cenedese Yellow Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass Bowl or Vase
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Wonderful vintage Mid-Century Modern glass bowl or vase in yellow by Cenedese of Murano, Italy. This can be used as a bowl or as a vase when turned upside down - perfect for disp...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Brutalist Mid-Century Yellow & Green Streak Glazed Studio Pottery Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very stylish mid-century studio pottery vase in the brutalist style decorated with yellow and green streaked glazes. The heavily made stoneware vase stands on a narrow flat round b...
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Mid-20th Century British Brutalist Vases

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Stoneware

Mid-Century Extra Large Brown/Yellow Vase, France, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
1960s French extra large brown/yellow vase.
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Vintage 1960s French Vases

Mid-Century Modern Tall Raymor Yellow Red Ceramic Vase Italy
By Raymor
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern vase made out of ceramic in deep red, yellow and black colors by Raymor, Italy. Marked and dated underneath. A gorgeous vase for your holiday table.     
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Murano Glass Vase Mid Century Green/ Yellow, Italy, circa 1960/70
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic looking, large Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase out of the renown glass art workshops of Sommerso in Venetia. Artfully made in Italy around 1960/70 this lovely shaped glass va...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Green Yellow Pair of Murano Vases, Italy, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Murano glass vases carved and molded by hand.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Vintage Strehla Brown and Yellow Vase, Germany, Mid-20th Century
By Strehla
Located in Roma, IT
Strehla vintage vase is an original glass vase realized in the 1960s by VEB Sachsen Strehla Very good conditions. This very precious decorative object is a glass vase decorate...
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

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Glass

German Mid-Century Textured Orange, Yellow, and Brown Fat Lava Ceramic Vase
Located in New York, NY
German mid-century cylindrical-form ceramic vase with a tapered neck with two larger rings below a flared opening with a textured and mottled fat lava-style glaze.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Blue Murano Glass Vase with Internal Yellow Shades, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Blue Murano glass vase with internal yellow shades, 1970s Blue Murano glass vase with internal yellow shades. From the I Sommersi series. 1970s Good condition...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Irregular Murano Glass Vase, Green and Yellow, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern irregular Murano glass vase, green and yellow, 1970s Irregular vase in Murano glass from the Sommersi series, in transparent, green and yellow. Very go...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Studio Paran Turquoise, Blue Blown & Yellow Art Glass Vase Mid-Century Modern
By Studio Paran
Located in Miami, FL
Studio Paran blown art glass vase in turquoise blue and yellow glass from America. The opening with 1.5 inches diameter is for a little bouquet. Mid-Century Modern unique glass art...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Pair of West German Mid-Century Yellow Lava Glaze Vases by Scheurich, circa 1965
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Gorgeous pair of vases by West German Pottery manufacturer Scheurich Keramik (Ceramic), circa 1965. Add a splash of color/colour to your home decor with these beautiful mustard yello...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Clay, Pottery

Large Sommerso Murano Glass Vase, Mid-Century Modern
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large Murano glass vase. Beautiful and rare vase with oval shaped sides and clear glass bottom. The golden glass is striking, especially in the daylight. Large eno...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Pair, Mid-Century Modern Translucent Blue and Yellow Satin Glass Bud Vase, Italy
By Carlo Moretti
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Carlo Moretti style Mid-Century Modern satin glass bud vase in translucent yellow with a blue opening. Nesting set, the smaller one is one inch smaller, 11.5 inches. Very b...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Yellow Murano Perfume Bottle
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
MId-century yellow Murano perfume bottle. Rich yellow fluted Murano glass perfume bottle stopper / flacon., Italy, circa 1940's Dimensions: 4" diameter x 5" height.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Blown Glass

Black and Yellow Ceramic Vase by Pol Chambost French Mid-20th Century Art
By Pol Chambost
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Pol Chambost Black and yellow ceramic vase by french artist. Original perfect conditions Signed under the base Dimensions : Height 10cm, large 8cm.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

19th Century Yellow Ground Decalcomania Glass Vase and Cover
Located in London, GB
A charming mid-nineteenth century Decalcomania vase and cover, the body decorated throughout with polychrome chinoiseries upon a tobacco yellow ground.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Victorian Vases

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Blown Glass

Yellow Glass Vase, Poland, 1970s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Yellow glass vase Produced in Poland in 1970s. Very good condition Dimensions: Height 40 cm / width 7.5 cm / depth. 7.5 cm.    
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Vintage 1970s Polish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Yellow Glass Vase, Poland, 1970s
  • Yellow Glass Vase, Poland, 1970s
  • Yellow Glass Vase, Poland, 1970s
  • Yellow Glass Vase, Poland, 1970s
H 15.75 in. Dm 2.96 in.
1960s Pop Art Yellow Ceramic Vase
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted Pop Art yellow glaze ceramic bottle vase, circa 1960s. Stamped USA on bottom.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

  • 1960s Pop Art Yellow Ceramic Vase
  • 1960s Pop Art Yellow Ceramic Vase
  • 1960s Pop Art Yellow Ceramic Vase
  • 1960s Pop Art Yellow Ceramic Vase
H 11.75 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Art Glass Yellow Vase, Poland, 1970s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Crystal vase Made in Poland in the 1960s-1970s. Very good condition, no damage.       
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Light Yellow Murano Glass Vase, circa 1970
Located in London, GB
A beautiful light yellow murano glass vase, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Pair of Murano Cased Glass Yellow Vases
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of yellow italian cased glass vases with vertical stripes. Each measure about 20.5" high and 5" diameter. One vase is darker than the other.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Pair of Murano Cased Glass Yellow Vases
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of Murano cased glass yellow vases with a diamond pattern. Vases measure about 20" high and 6.75" in diameter.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Large Scheurich Ceramic Vase with Yellow Lava Glaze
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Chicago, IL
Scheurich ceramic vase small tight hairline on top rim (as shown).  
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Flavio Poli Golden Yellow Faceted Crystal Vase
By Flavio Poli
Located in New York, NY
This Vintage Mid-Century Modern vase was made by Flavio Poli in the 1950s in Italy. The materiality features a crystal yellow glass that is triple frosted and triple faceted in the a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

MCM Bitossi Petite Yellow Vase by Rosenthal Netter
By Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful MCM Bitossi petite yellow vase by Rosenthal Netter, circa 1960s. The hand thrown vase is in great vintage condition with no chips or cracks; it measures 2.25" D x 6.25" H. ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

Empoli Yellow Amber Tartaruga Italian Art Glass Vase
By Empoli
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching Midcentury ‘Tartaruga’ ovoid art glass vase. Manufactured by Empoli, Italy, 1960s. This handblown Empoli glass vase has a beautiful design with ovoid shape, vibrant colo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Rörstrand, Organic Vase, Yellow Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1960s
By Rörstrand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic vase, designed and produced by Rörstrand, circa 1960s. In yellow glazed stoneware.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Chinese White Slip-Decorated Pale Yellow Glazed Baluster Vase 20th Century
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A Chinese white slip-decorated Pale yellow-glazed Baluster vase Second half 20th century. Decorated on both sides with two birds on a flowering prunus branch. Jingdezhen ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Vases

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Porcelain

Bitossi Vase, Ceramic, Yellow, Brown, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi vase, ceramic, yellow, brown, signed. Medium scale chunky vase glazed in yellow and coarse matte brown clay body and decorated with a pattern of yellow incised pill shape for...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Bohemia Yellow Vase, M. Klinger, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Miroslav Klinger
Located in Chorzów, PL
Vase, designed by Miloslav Klinger, Czechoslovakia, 1960s Very good condition. Measures: Height 27.5 cm / width 10.5 cm / depth 6 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

1950s Mid-Century Modern Amber Yellow Blenko Handblown Crackle Art Glass Carafe
By Blenko Glass
Located in Haarlem, NL
Cute little 1950s MCM amber yellow Blenko handblown crackle Art-Glass carafe with stopper and visible pontil. Blenko Glass Company has been a family owned and operated American comp...
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Mid-20th Century Central American Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Ettore Sottsass Yellow Vase from the Yantra Series
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Kansas City, MO
Ettore Sottsass Vase from the Yantra series, model Y33a, Edizioni Arte Design Italy, 1968, 1980, glazed ceramic. Signed "Sottsass" on underside in addition to the paper label.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Monumental Acrylic Vase Light Yellow Italy 1990s
Located in Munich, DE
Extraordinary acrylic resin vase in light yellow color with raw finish for a decorative statement in your entrance hall or outside on your terrace.
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Acrylic

  • Monumental Acrylic Vase Light Yellow Italy 1990s
  • Monumental Acrylic Vase Light Yellow Italy 1990s
  • Monumental Acrylic Vase Light Yellow Italy 1990s
  • Monumental Acrylic Vase Light Yellow Italy 1990s
H 26.38 in. W 23.63 in. D 6.3 in.
Bay Keramik West German Mid-Century Yellow Green and Beige Striped Glaze Ceramic
Located in New York, NY
West German mid-century narrow hourglass-shaped ceramic vase with a green, beige, and yellow horizontally striped glaze. (BAY KERAMIK, stamped on bottom, BAY W-GERMANY 69-30).   
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Yellow Ceramic Fat Lava Vase by Scheurich,1960s
By Scheurich Keramik
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage yellow ceramic fat lava vase by Scheurich,1960s This is a beautiful modern ceramic vase. The black that runs down resembles lava, hence the name. Marked w, Germany...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Bitossi Vase, Ceramic, Yellow, White, Brown, Geometric
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi vase, ceramic, yellow, white, brown, geometric. Small scale teardrop form vase with footed base, having glazed bands of white, matte brown, and yellow which are decorated wit...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Yellow Ceramic Cylindric Vase by Il Picchio, Italy, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Cylindric vase in yellow ceramic by Il Picchio. Made in Italy in the 1960s. The original signature "Il Picchio Italy" is still visible on the bottom, as shown in the photos.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Clichy Vase, French, circa 1860, Blue, Yellow and White Cane Vase
By Clichy
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Gorgeous three color Clichy vase. Free shipping within the United States and Canada.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Vases

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Glass

Hungarian Yellow-Red Ceramic Floor Vase, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Hungarian handmade 1970s ceramic vases, in good condition. Yellow base with a red striped decorative glaze. This vintage item has no defects, but it may show slight traces of use. ...
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Vintage 1970s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Hungarian Yellow-Red Ceramic Floor Vase, 1970s
  • Hungarian Yellow-Red Ceramic Floor Vase, 1970s
  • Hungarian Yellow-Red Ceramic Floor Vase, 1970s
  • Hungarian Yellow-Red Ceramic Floor Vase, 1970s
H 19.69 in. W 10.63 in. D 9.06 in.
Cenedese Unique Uranium Yellow Murrina Vase, 1960s or Sooner
By Ermanno Nason, Fratelli Toso, Cenedese
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Very special vase. I have seen the uranium yellow used in cased glass sommerso or in drinking glass from Cenedese but never as Murrine. These are simple circular murrinas alternatin...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Uranium Glass, Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter Vase, Ceramic, Yellow, Orange, Discs, Signed
By Bitossi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Rosenthal netter vase, ceramic, yellow, orange, discs, signed. Tall yellow glazed cylinder vase decorated with two rows of half circles, in dark and lighter shades of ora...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Italian 1950s Blue and Yellow Murano Globe Vase
Located in London, GB
Perfect-sized vintage globe vase in vibrant contrasting bright blue and yellow. Signed.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Rosenthal Netter Vase, Yellow, White and Brown, Signed
By Bitossi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in New York, NY
Rosenthal netter vase, yellow, white and brown, signed. Chunky medium scale vase having deep grooved matte brown shoulder, a yellow body and white neck. Signed with original label: 2...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Decorative Yellow and Dots Midcentury Glass Art Vase, 1960s
By Murano 5
Located in Den Haag, NL
Decorative yellow and dots midcentury glass art vase, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Fratelli Toso Murano Yellow Art Glass Mallet Shaped Vase
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning Italian Murano hand blown art glass vase in cased yellow glass with applied purple glass droplets attributed to Fratelli Toso and dating from circa 1950. The mallet shaped...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Cenedese Large Bright Yellow Vintage Italian Murano Art Glass Vase
By Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Cenedese rare bright yellow vintage midcentury Murano glass vase or vessel, made in Venice, Italy, circa 1970-1990. Particularly striking is the form and large size, this vessel has ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Bitossi Vase, Ceramic, Gray and Yellow, Impressed, Signed
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi vase, ceramic, gray and yellow, signed. Medium scale rounded cylinder vase with footed base. The belly of the vase is glazed in a canary yellow and decorated with hand tooled...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Bitossi Vase, Ceramic, Geometric, Stripes, Green, Yellow, White
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi vase, ceramic, Geometric, stripes, green, yellow, white. Medium scale square form vase with "British Racing Stripes" decorations on the front and back. The sides are coarse m...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Bitossi Vase Yellow and Green for Rosenthal Netter
By Bitossi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Manufacturer: Bitossi Importer: Rosenthal Netter Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Pottery Condition: This Bitossi yellow and green vase for Rosenthal Netter i...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Pottery

Cenedese Vintage Midcentury Italian Yellow Murano Glass Bowl, Vase or Dish
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 bright yellow color (colour). Yellow is one of the hardest colors of glass ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Seguso Murano Bright Yellow Sommerso Art Glass Centerpiece Vase, 1960s
By Seguso
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hand blown Sommerso bright yellow and clear Italian art glass vase. Attributed to Seguso, Italy, 1950s. This eye-catching and colorful ribbed centerpiece vase stands up on a chromed...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Metal

1950s Nils Thorsson Yellow Faience Marselis Vase Aluminia Royal Copenhagen
By Nils Thorsson, Aluminia
Located in Knebel, DK
A small light yellow Nils Thorsson decorative vintage textured Aluminia / Royal Copenhagen faience Marselis vase #2633 from the 1950´s. Good vintage condition with minor craquelure...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Faience

ZBS, Modern Bohemian Citrine Yellow Blown Glass Vase, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Bohemia, Bohemia Crystal
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful citrine yellow glass vase attributed to Miloslav Klinger for Zelesnobrodské Sklo back when the Czech Republic was still part of Czechoslovakia, circa 1960. Elegant draped t...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Larholm, Vase / Vessel, Earthenware, Yellow Paint, Norway, 1950s
By Larholm
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A decorative vase / vessel. Produced by Larholm, Norway, circa 1950s. Other designers of the period include Axel Salto, Arne Bang, Carl-Harry Stålhane, and Gunnar Nylund.
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Earthenware

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Yellow Mid Century Vases For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of yellow mid century vases for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, ceramic and murano glass, all yellow mid century vases available were constructed with great care. Yellow mid century vases have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Yellow mid century vases are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many yellow mid century vases are appealing in their simplicity, but Bitossi, Cenedese and Aldo Londi produced popular yellow mid century vases that are worth a look.

How Much are Yellow Mid Century Vases?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $958, while they’re typically $70 on the low end and $45,000 highest priced.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other 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.