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Czech Polimorphic Glass Vase
Located in Montreal, QC
Czech polimorphic glass vase.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Vases

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Glass

Green Glass Vase by Jan Beranek for Skrdlovice Czech Republic, 1960s
By Jan Beranek
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented charming curved mid century modern green glass vase was designed by Jan Beranek, circa 1959 and produced by Skrdlovice, 1960s. The vase is in very good condition with ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Frantisek Vizner for Skrdlovice Czech Cinnamon Art Glass Vase, circa 1960
By Frantisek Vizner
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning and heavily made iconic Czech art glass vase designed by Frantisek Vizner for Skrdlovice and dating from the 1960s. The vase is of cylindrical form with a clear glass uppe...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Green Swirl Skrdlovice Bohemian/Czech "Adromeda" Vase
Located in Montreal, QC
Green Swirl Skrdlovice Bohemian/Czech "Adromeda" vase in the style of Jaroslav Beranek.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Czech Midcentury Pedestal Made Out of Oak, 1960s. Fully Restored
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Fully restored.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Oak

Vintage Glass Vase, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
The item made of glass. Made in Czechoslovakia. Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Vintage Glass Vase, 1960s
  • Vintage Glass Vase, 1960s
  • Vintage Glass Vase, 1960s
  • Vintage Glass Vase, 1960s
H 10.63 in. W 5.91 in. D 2.76 in.
Green Bohemian Glass Vase, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
This green Bohemian glass vase is a decorative glass object manufactured in the 1960s. Beautifully colored green and white. Dimensions: cm 18 x 11. In excellent conditions, ...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Vases

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Glass

  • Green Bohemian Glass Vase, 1960s
  • Green Bohemian Glass Vase, 1960s
  • Green Bohemian Glass Vase, 1960s
  • Green Bohemian Glass Vase, 1960s
H 7.09 in. Dm 4.34 in.
Bohemia Green Vase, M. Klinger, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Miroslav Klinger
Located in Chorzów, PL
A green heavy Czech glass vase, designed by Miloslav Klinger in Czechoslovakia for Huta Zelazny Brod in the 1960s. Very good condition, with an original sticker. Measures: Height ...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

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

Vase, Designed by Miloslav Klinger, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Miroslav Klinger
Located in Chorzów, PL
Vase, designed by Miloslav Klinger, Czechoslovakia, 1960s Very good condition. Measures: Height 19cm / width 12.5 cm / depth 7cm.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Vase, Designed by Miloslav Klinger, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Miroslav Klinger
Located in Chorzów, PL
Vase, designed by Miloslav Klinger, Czechoslovakia, 1960s Very good condition. Measures: Height 22 cm / diameter 6.5 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Vase, Designed by Miloslav Klinger, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Miroslav Klinger
Located in Chorzów, PL
Vase, designed by Miloslav Klinger, Czechoslovakia, 1960s Very good condition. Measures: Height 20 cm / width 13.5 cm / depth 5.5 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

Set of Two Vases/Železnobrodské Sklo, 1960s
By Železnobrodské sklo
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of glass - Dimensions small vase are H 17 x W 14 x D 6 - Re-polished - Very good, original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Set of Two Vases/Železnobrodské Sklo, 1960s
  • Set of Two Vases/Železnobrodské Sklo, 1960s
  • Set of Two Vases/Železnobrodské Sklo, 1960s
  • Set of Two Vases/Železnobrodské Sklo, 1960s
H 6.7 in. W 7.09 in. D 2.76 in.
Big Midcentury Ceramic Vase from Czechoslovakia, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Midcentury ceramic vase from Czechoslovakia, 1960s. Rare big vase.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Moser Vase Glass 1960 Cecoslovacchia
By Carl Moser 1
Located in Milano, IT
Moser vase glass 1960 Cecoslovacchia.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Other Vases

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Glass

  • Moser Vase Glass 1960 Cecoslovacchia
  • Moser Vase Glass 1960 Cecoslovacchia
  • Moser Vase Glass 1960 Cecoslovacchia
  • Moser Vase Glass 1960 Cecoslovacchia
H 9.45 in. W 7.09 in. D 7.09 in.
Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of glass - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
H 8.27 in. W 3.55 in. D 3.55 in.
Pink Vase, Designed by J. Hospodka, Chribska, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Chribska Glassworks, Josef Hospodka
Located in Chorzów, PL
Pink designer vase designed by Josef Hospodka, produced by Hute Szkla Chribska in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. Very good condition Measures: Height 21 cm / diameter 6 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

Large Heavy Vintage Floor Vase, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Large and heavy vintage ceramic floor vase. Very good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Large Heavy Vintage Floor Vase, 1960s
  • Large Heavy Vintage Floor Vase, 1960s
  • Large Heavy Vintage Floor Vase, 1960s
  • Large Heavy Vintage Floor Vase, 1960s
H 25.99 in. W 9.85 in. D 5.52 in.
Midcentury Design Ceramic Vase by Ditmar Urbach, 1960s
By Ditmar Urbach
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Manufacturer: Ditmar Urbach, labeled Made of ceramic Good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Frantisek Vizner, Sklo Union Czech Art Glass, the Maze', a Good Art Glass Vase
By Sklo Union Rosice, Frantisek Vizner
Located in London, GB
Frantisek Vizner, Sklo Union Czech art glass. The Maze'. A good Mid-Century Modern art glass vase.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Midcentury Design Ceramic Vase by Ditmar Urbach, circa 1960s
By Ditmar Urbach
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1960s - Good original condition - Manufacturer: Ditmar Urbach, marked.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Midcentury Design Ceramic Vase by Ditmar Urbach, circa 1960s
By Ditmar Urbach
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1960s - Good original condition - Manufacturer: Ditmar Urbach, marked.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Beautiful Art Glass Vase by Beranek Skrdlovice, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Beranek Glass 1
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern art glass vase. Attributed to Beranek Skrdlovice, Czechoslovakia, 1960s. A beautiful piece of art for any room.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Art Glass Vase by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glassworks, 1960s
By Josef Hospodka
Located in Praha, CZ
Bohemian, heavy, art glass vase designed by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glassworks. It was made in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s - Good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Art Glass Vase by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glassworks, 1960s
By Josef Hospodka
Located in Praha, CZ
Bohemian, heavy, art glass vase designed by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glassworks. It was made in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s - good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Art Glass Vase by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glassworks, 1960s
By Josef Hospodka
Located in Praha, CZ
Bohemian, heavy, art glass vase designed by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glassworks. It was made in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s and the design is sometimes called 'Cat's head'. The v...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

ZBS, Modern Bohemian Citrine Yellow Blown Glass Vase, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Bohemia Crystal, Bohemia
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

Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Czechoslovakia, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made of art glass Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Chribska, 1960's
By Chribska Glassworks
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of metallurgical glass Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

  • Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Chribska, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Chribska, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Chribska, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Chribska, 1960's
H 8.27 in. W 3.94 in. D 3.15 in.
Vintage Porcelain Vase by Royal Dux, 1960's
By Royal Dux
Located in Praha, CZ
Royal Dux porcelain trumpet vase with blue and gold rims and borders and floral decoration. It has the famous Royal Dux pink clay applied triangle. Made in former Czechoslovakia in t...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Art Glass Vase by Hana Machovska for Mstisov Glassworks, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Hana Machovska
Located in Praha, CZ
Bohemian Czech glass vase designed by Hana Machovska from a collection 'Romana' for Mstisov Glassworks.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

3 Waves in Blue Art Glass, Vases by Jan Beránek for Skrdlovice, 1960s
By Jan Beranek
Located in Esbjerg, DK
3 similar yet different art glass vases. Executed with freeform technique by Bohemian Glassmaker Jan Beranek in his studio Skrdlovice in the Czech Republic during the late 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Art Glass Vase by Jan Beranek for Skrdlovice Glasswork, 1960s
By Jan Beranek
Located in Praha, CZ
Vintage art glass vase designed by Jan Beranek and made by Skrdlovice Glassworks in the 1960s in former Czechoslovakia. Very good vintage condition. The item is approximately 23.5 ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Bohemian Art Glass Vase and Ashtray by Josef Hospodka, Chribska Glasswork, 1960s
By Chribska Glassworks, Josef Hospodka
Located in Lucenec, SK
Theese wonderful high massive art glass vase and ashtray made in yellow-green color glass with clear massive base and lotus flower shaped top was designed by Josef Hospodka and made ...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Vintage Kapri Handmade Engraved Brass Vase, India, Circa 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in India Made of brass With aged patina Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Brass

Mid-Century Handmade Vase, by Novoborske Sklo 'Gilded', 1960's
By Novoborské sklo
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of art glass, gold Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Gold

Set of Midcentury Art Glass Vase, Bowl and Ashtray, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Set of 3 exceptional pieces of art glass from the 1960, produced in former Czechoslovakia. Very good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Set of Ceramic Vase & Candle Stick Ditmar Urbach, Czechoslovakia 1960’s
By Ditmar Urbach
Located in Praha, CZ
Set of mid century Ditmar Urbach vase and candlestick, made in former Czechoslovakia in the 1960's. In very good condition. The vase is approximately 21.5 cm (8.5 inch) high, 10 cm...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Art Glass Vase by Josef Hospodka For Chribska Glassworks,1960‘s.
By Josef Hospodka
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Glass Designer Josef Hospodka Original condition
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Rare Green Fish Porcelain Vase by Jaroslav Ježek for Royal Dux Porcelain, 1960s
By Royal Dux, Jaroslav Jezek
Located in Budapest, HU
Rare "Fish" green porcelain vase by Jaroslav Ježek for Royal Dux Porcelain, 1960s Green "Fish" styled porcelain vase by Jaroslav Ježek for Royal Dux Porcelain, 1960s Jaroslav Jež...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Art Glass Vase by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glassworks, 1960's
By Josef Hospodka
Located in Praha, CZ
Beautiful Czech sculptural glass vase designed by Josef Hospodka in 1960's and made by the Chribska Glassworks. Combination of blue, green and clear glass with a lovely opaque white ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Tall Art Glass Vase by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glassworks, 1960's
By Josef Hospodka
Located in Praha, CZ
Tall sculptural Czech art glass vase, designed by Josef Hospodka in the 1960's and made by the Chribská Glassworks. Combination of pink, green and clear glass with a lovely opaque wh...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Vintage Art Glass Vase by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glasswork, 1960's
By Josef Hospodka, Chribska Glassworks
Located in Praha, CZ
Art glass vase designed by Josef Hospodka in the Czechoslovakia and produced by Chribska Glassworks in th 1960's. The vase has the original label of the Chribská Glassworks.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Big Design Ceramic Floor Vase
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia - 1960s - Marked by designer - Perfect condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Vases

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Ceramic

  • Big Design Ceramic Floor Vase
  • Big Design Ceramic Floor Vase
  • Big Design Ceramic Floor Vase
  • Big Design Ceramic Floor Vase
H 25.99 in. W 9.85 in. D 5.91 in.
Vintage Bohemian Ruby Crystal Vase
By Bohemia Crystal
Located in Grantham, GB
1960`s beautiful hand cut vintage Bohemian ruby crystal vase in excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Art Deco Vases

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Crystal

  • Vintage Bohemian Ruby Crystal Vase
  • Vintage Bohemian Ruby Crystal Vase
  • Vintage Bohemian Ruby Crystal Vase
  • Vintage Bohemian Ruby Crystal Vase
H 7.88 in. W 3.94 in. D 3.15 in.
Vintage Bohemian Deep Cut Crystal Vase
By Bohemia Crystal
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful vintage Bohemian hand cut crystal vase, brilliant deep cut brilliant condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Art Deco Vases

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Crystal

  • Vintage Bohemian Deep Cut Crystal Vase
  • Vintage Bohemian Deep Cut Crystal Vase
  • Vintage Bohemian Deep Cut Crystal Vase
  • Vintage Bohemian Deep Cut Crystal Vase
H 7.49 in. W 5.52 in. D 3.55 in.
Vitange Bohemian Hand Cut Crystal Vase
By Bohemia Crystal
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful vitange Bohemian hand cut crystal vase, heavy and deep cut brilliant condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Art Deco Vases

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Crystal

  • Vitange Bohemian Hand Cut Crystal Vase
  • Vitange Bohemian Hand Cut Crystal Vase
  • Vitange Bohemian Hand Cut Crystal Vase
  • Vitange Bohemian Hand Cut Crystal Vase
H 7.09 in. W 7.09 in. D 3.94 in.
Vitange Bohemian Hand Cut Crystal Large Vase
By Bohemia Crystal
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful vitange Bohemian hand cut crystal large vase 32 cm tall brilliant condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Art Deco Vases

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Crystal

  • Vitange Bohemian Hand Cut Crystal Large Vase
  • Vitange Bohemian Hand Cut Crystal Large Vase
  • Vitange Bohemian Hand Cut Crystal Large Vase
  • Vitange Bohemian Hand Cut Crystal Large Vase
H 12.6 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.73 in.
Midcentury Vase by Ditmar Urbach, Collection Julie, 1964
By Ditmar Urbach
Located in Praha, CZ
Vintage ceramic vase produced by Ditmar Urbach in Czechoslovakia in 1964. Collection Julie.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Large Ceramic Vase in a Minimalistic Style of the 60's
Located in Vienna, Austria
Large ceramic vase, made in Czechoslovakia about 1965. Organic form with a contrast of glazes in aqua and mat white. Unusual in this size.  
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Design Vase Called "Pyjamas", Jarmila Formankova for Dittmar Urbach
By Ditmar Urbach
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1959, Czechoslovakia - Design. Jarmila Formankova - Original condition - Signed.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Modern Vladislav Urban Glass Vase, SKLO Rosice Glassworks Czechoslovakia, 1968
By Sklo Union Rosice
Located in Miami, FL
Vladislav Urban, born 1937 Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, is a glass and jewelry designer. Urban, along others, was instrumental in the evolution of Czech pressed glass production. This mid...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Vintage Submerged Glass Vase by Vladimir Mika for Moser Glasswork, 1967
By Vladimir Mika, Moser Glassworks
Located in Varese, Lombardia
A submerged glass vase designed by Vladimir Mika for Moser Glasswork in 1967. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Set of Two Glass Design Vases by Rudolf Jurnikl / Czechoslovakia, 1962
By Rudolf Jurnikl
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1962, Czechoslovakia - Designed and made by Rudolf Jurnikl, famous czech glass designer - Good intact condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Set of Two Glass Bowls Designed by Josef Hospodka, 1960's
By Josef Hospodka
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of glass - Re-polished - Has some signs use - Good, original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Art Glass Basket by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glassworks, 1960's
By Josef Hospodka
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of art glass Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Art Glass Bowl Designed by Josef Hospodka for Chribska, 1960's
By Josef Hospodka
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of glass Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Art Glass Basket by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Glassworks, 1960's
By Josef Hospodka
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of art glass Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Plant Stand from Krásná Jizba, 1960's, Czechoslovakia
By Krasna JIzba
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Small vintage table/plant stand in beech wood. It was made by Krásná Jizba company in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1950´s. In excellent condition, fully renovated.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardin...

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Wood, Beech

Czech Bohemia Sommerso Glass Aubergine Purple Pink Tentacle Vase, 60's
Located in North Miami, FL
This unusual vintage Czech bohemia sommerso glass vase and or vessel is vintage from the 60s. The form is tentacle octopus shape with irregular forms that look like organic shapes. T...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

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1960s Czech Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the 1960s Czech vase you’re looking for. A 1960s Czech vase — often made from glass, art glass and ceramic — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a 1960s Czech vase — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A 1960s Czech vase made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. A well-made 1960s Czech vase has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Josef Hospodka, Ditmar Urbach and Chribska Glassworks are consistently popular.

How Much is a 1960s Czech Vase?

Prices for a 1960s Czech vase start at $120 and top out at $4,600 with the average selling for $390.

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.