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Whimsical Blue Boy and Girl Two Faced Sculpture Master Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in South Burlington, VT
A whimsical handmade and hand painted glazed pottery boy and girl two faced Janus pottery sculpture. Few of a kind. Designer/Maker: Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) with stamp i3D, ci...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Pair of 20th Century Chinese Blue and White Covered Jars
Located in Woodbury, CT
Porcelain baluster shaped jars with metal ring topped lids. Decorated with clouds, dragons, ribbons and cross hatching.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Stadt Meissen Blue Onion Pattern, Large Soup Plate, 10 Pieces in Stock
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Stadt Meissen blue onion pattern. Large soup plate. 10 pieces in stock, mid-20th century. In very good condition. Stamped. Measures: 25.5 x 5 cm.
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Mid-20th Century German Rococo Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

1950s Rare Vintage Cobalt Blue Glass Soda Syphon Seltzer Antica Farmacia Rimini
Located in Milan, IT
Syphons, commonly known as "seltzers", are glass bottles with the function of dispensing soda water. These items were widely used in the most fashionable Italian bars in the 1950s to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Metal

1980s Italian Blue Original Campari Soda Ashtray in Ceramic by Thun Design
By Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez
Located in Milan, IT
Original Campari soda advertising ashtray in blue ceramic designed by Thun design in 1985-1986. Bottom mark: Original Campari Thun design Made in Italy Milano Collector'...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

1980s Italian Blue Original Campari Soda Ashtray in Ceramic by Thun Design
By Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez
Located in Milan, IT
Original Campari soda advertising ashtray in blue ceramic designed by Thun design in 1985-1986. Bottom mark: Original Campari Thun design Made in Italy Milano Collector'...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Ceramic

1970s Vintage Advertising Campari Soda Milano Ashtray in White and Red Ceramic
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage Campari Soda Milano advertising ashtray in white and red and dark blue ceramic made in Italy by Ceramica E Piola in Carpignano Sesia, Novara in the 1960. The ashtray is de...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Big Blue Caterpillar Master Work by Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in South Burlington, VT
The ‘Big Blue Caterpillar’ an 18 inch tall master work sculpture designed and hand-painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) This is a creative handmade, hand-painted and hand glaze...
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Mid-20th Century German Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Aldo Londi Blue Ceramic Ashtray Handcrafted in Italy
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Round "Rimini Blu" enameled terra cotta cigar ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand carved geometric designs. Round ash receiver with nice midcentury de...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Stoneware

Tall Mid-20th Century Stourbridge Blue Overlay Crystal Flower Vase
Located in Worcester, Worcestershire
Tall mid-20th century Stourbridge blue overlay crystal flower vase Origin Stourbridge, England Composition Cut overlay crystal, blue Condition No chips, cracks or repai...
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20th Century English Centerpieces

Materials

Crystal

Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Ram in Rimini-Blue Glazed Ceramics, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Ram in Rimini-blue glazed ceramics with geometric patterns. 1960s. Measures: 18 x 11.5 cm. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Glazed Cobalt Blue Vase or Vessel Mid-Century Modern
Located in North Miami, FL
The vibrant color of this deep rich unpredictable cobalt blue vintage German Mid-Century Modern ceramic glazed vase, vessel or object has great geometric design on the front and back...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Vases Ceramics Light Blue Knud Basse for Michael Andersen, Denmark 1950s
By Knud Basse, Michael Andersen & Son
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of vases in ceramics designed by the danish designer Knud Basse at Michael Andersen in Denmark in the 1950s. The larger vase is 26 cm high and the smaller one is 17.5 cm high.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Ü-Keramik, Übelacker Vase, West Germany Ceramics, Pale Blue Vase
By Ü-Keramik
Located in Achterveld, NL
Elegant, long-necked vase in a flowing glaze going from brown and gold lava like designs to pale blue. There is some cracking in the blue. Bottom mark: 1410/30 Measures: Height...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Jean de Lespinasse Vase in Ceramics, France, 1950s
By Jean De Lespinasse
Located in Dubai, AE
Jean de Lespinasse vase in ceramics, France, 1950s Signed on the bottom Measures: H 15 in. H 38 cm.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Collection of Gustavsberg "Argenta" Ceramics, Wilhelm Kage Designed
By Gustavsberg
Located in Hollywood, FL
Collection of various forms and sizes, marked to underside, in turquoise glaze with silver overlay, can be sold individually or in groups, provenance, the collection of Howard Rothbe...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

1960s Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi for Bitossi Blue Rimini Pitcher
By Bitossi
Located in Charleston, SC
Awesome classic blue Rimini Bitossi pitcher. Marked Italy. This pitcher is in excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Fantoni Style Salt Glaze Blue, Purple Ceramic Bowl Mid-Century Modern, Italian
Located in North Miami, FL
The beautiful pattern and intricacies of this geometric textural Italian salt glaze ceramic bowl has great influence and style of the work of the great Fantoni. The colors are exquis...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Ceramic Vessel Vase or Carafe in Blue and Brown, Signed
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A unique ceramic jug or vase with a handle. This piece is created from ceramic and circular in form. The body is decorated in a textured blue and brown design. The neck is narrow, an...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Mid-20th Century Ceramic Blue Willow Soup/Cereal Bowl, Set of 8
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-20th century American ceramic glaze blue willow soup/cereal bowl, set of 8
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Mid-20th Century American Japonisme Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic by Pol Chambost
By Pol Chambost
Located in London, GB
Glazed ceramic pigeon with a crackle glazed finish by the celebrated French ceramicist Pol Chambost. Signed to base. There are openings in the back for sprigs of flowers making it id...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

  • Mid-Century Modern Ceramic by Pol Chambost
  • Mid-Century Modern Ceramic by Pol Chambost
  • Mid-Century Modern Ceramic by Pol Chambost
  • Mid-Century Modern Ceramic by Pol Chambost
H 5.12 in. W 11.82 in. D 4.73 in.
Blue Vase, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Vintage glass in perfect condition. The vase looks like it has just been taken out of the box. No jags, defects etc. Only one unique piece.  
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

  • Blue Vase, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
  • Blue Vase, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
  • Blue Vase, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
  • Blue Vase, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
H 9.85 in. W 3.55 in. D 3.55 in.
Italy Mid-18th Century Pharmacy Ceramic Carafe in Yellow Blue with Landscape
Located in Brescia, IT
This beautiful ceramic caraf, was utilized in a Pharmacy to contain erbs and spices infusions. The piece shows all the signs of the time, but it remains a fascinating object. Origin...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Rustic Ceramics

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Ceramic

Ceramic Hen, Scandinavian Mid-Century, C 1960, Danish
Located in New York, NY
Ceramic Mid-Century hen, C 1960, Denmark. Decorative turquoise hen with a floral pattern in a rustic quality.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Glazed Ceramic Bowl by Accolay
By Accolay Pottery
Located in London, GB
Mid-Century Modern French glazed ceramic bowl with face design, by Accolay. Signed to base.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Blenko Mid-Century Modern Blue Glass Pitcher
By Blenko Glass
Located in New York, NY
Blenko Mid-Century Modern blue hand-blown glass pitcher, unmarked. Measures: 13" height x 8" diameter.
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

Blue Mini Vintage Vase, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Produced in 1960s. Pressed glass in perfect condition. The vase looks like it has just been taken out of the box. The picture reflects the color in which it presents live. No...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

19th Century Spanish Fajalouza Glazed Pottery Vase Decorated with Cobalt Blue
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century Spanish Fajalouza glazed pottery vase decorated with cobalt blue and reading "extra refined", as it was meant for storing olive oil.
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Decorative Mid-Century Ceramic Vase Signed by Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Paris, FR
Shiny blue & brown enameled small vase by Bruno Gambone Measures: H 15 cm x L 14 cm Artist-signed Gambone Italy at base.
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Vintage 1960s Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Blue Glass Genie Decanter Bottle with Stopper, 20th Century, Italy, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
A stunning blue decanter with geometric design, made by one of the many glass manufacturers based in the region of Empoli, Italy. Would make a great addition to any collection! Excel...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Blue Vase by Vladislav Urban for Sklo Union, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
A graduate of Karol Štipl. He studied together with František Vízner, with whom he was often compared. Vízner and urban began working as designers at Rudolf Hut after graduation, in ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

Light Blue Vase by Vladislav Urban for Sklo Union, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Vase by Vladislav Urban - Czechoslovakian glass designer. Produced in 1960s. Pressed glass in perfect condition. The vase looks like it has just been taken out of the box. The pic...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

Mid-20th Century Chinese Blue and White Dragon Vase
Located in Pasadena, CA
Fine porcelain Chinese mid-20th century blue and white traditional gourd shaped vase, featuring a large four-clawed dragon. Beautiful cloud motif throughout.
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

Aldo Londi Mid-Century Bitossi Rimini Blue Pottery Vase for Raymor
By Aldo Londi, Raymor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine mid-century Rimini blue pottery vase. By Aldo Londi for Raymor. Made in Londi's renowned Rimini Blue style, the vase has a rich blue glaze with green undertones and is ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Pottery

Materials

Pottery

Vintage Blue and Transparent Big Vase, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Vintage glass in very good condition. The vase looks like it has just been taken out of the box. No jags, defects etc. Only one unique piece.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

Blue Niels Kahler Vase, Denmark
By Nils Kähler, Herman August Kähler
Located in Munich, DE
Caribbean blue glaze stoneware table vase by Nils Kahler for Hermann A. Kahler, Denmark. Ceramic. Signed. HAK–Niels, Denmark.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

  • Blue Niels Kahler Vase, Denmark
  • Blue Niels Kahler Vase, Denmark
  • Blue Niels Kahler Vase, Denmark
  • Blue Niels Kahler Vase, Denmark
H 7.37 in. Dm 2.84 in.
1960s Spanish Blue Glazed Ceramic Bowl
Located in Malaga, ES
Rustic 1960s Spanish blue glazed ceramic bowl.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Scandinavian Modern Denby-Milnor Blue Flare Glass Goblets, S/6
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From the Swedish glass maker Denby-Milnor, a set of six Mid-Century Modern goblets, in the Blue Flare pattern, circa 1970s. This pattern was hand-blown in the distinctive Scandina...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Barware

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Cobalt & Azure Blue Murano Sommerso Textured Glass Vase
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Soquel, CA
Striking Mid-Century Modern Murano Sommerso glass vase, in brilliant cobalt and azure blue, with a textured surface contrasting from a smooth polished front panel by Venetian glasswo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Large Blue Niels Kahler Vase Denmark
By Herman August Kähler, Nils Kähler
Located in Munich, DE
Caribbean blue glaze stoneware table vase by Nils Kahler for Hermann A. Kahler, Denmark. Ceramic. Signed. HAK - Niels - Denmark.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Accolay Gauloise Blue Ceramic Vase, France, 1960
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Brussels, BE
Produced by Accolay, France, around 1960-1970. Signed Accolay under the base.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Italian Blue Murano Glass Ashtray, 1960s
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Italian 1960s Murano ashtray, beautiful blue and also in perfect condition.  In style mid century modern.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Vintage Aqua Blue Pitcher by Joseph Magnin Italy, Mid Century, 1960
By Joseph Magnin Co.
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful aqua blue pitcher designed in 1960 by Joseph Magnin. Lustrous and vivid Italian pottery glazed barware pitcher with handle in a unique modernist form. The ceramic pitcher w...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

Materials

Ceramic

19th Century Spanish Talavera Pottery White Bowl with Blue Decorations
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century Spanish Talavera pottery white bowl with blue ornamental decorations.
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Styrofoam Ice Bucket Aldo Londi Style Rimini Blue Color
By Aldo Londi
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful Styrofoam Mid-Century Modern ice bucket in the style of Aldo Londi with Rimini blue accents. It is in great vintage condition on the outside but has a small puncture on the...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Foam

Antique Portland Blue Wedgwood Jasperware Pitcher with White Overlay
By Wedgwood
Located in Toronto, ON
A stunning antique Wedgwood Portland blue Jasperware small pitcher with white overlay, circa 1948.
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Mid-20th Century English Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Oval Object Holder in Blue, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano glass oval object holder in blue, 1970s Oval object holder in Murano glass, polychrome, transparent at the base and blue on the edges. Very good...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

Pair of Blue Ceramic Candelabra Cups, Vallauris, France, 1955
By Vallauris
Located in New York City, NY
Gorgeous pair of ceramic candelabra cups, Vallauris, France, 1955. These stunning freeform ceramics display a design of dark concentric circles cast against a beautiful aqua blue b...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Antique Blue Wedgwood-Style Tunstall Jasperware Pitcher with White Overlay
By Wedgwood
Located in Toronto, ON
A stunning antique Wedgwood-style Portland blue Jasperware small pitcher with white overlay. Marked the National Remembrance Shop Washington DC, manufactured by Tunstall England circ...
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Mid-20th Century English Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Nine 18th Century Delft Blue and White Wall Tiles Flowers & Insects Netherlands
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
These are nine Delft ceramic wall tiles, all with a blue and white hand painted flower pattern, made in the Netherlands during the 18th century, circa 1750. Each tile is nominally...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Dutch Dutch Colonial Ceramics

Materials

Earthenware

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Double Seguso Blue Murano Glass Handles, Venice 1951
By Giuseppe Santomaso, Archimede Seguso
Located in Milano, IT
Rare pair of Archimede Seguso manufature blue handles, designed by Giuseppe Santomaso ( 1906-1990) in Venice in 1951. Blue submerged murano glass with brass fittings. The organic ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Blue Metal Floor Ashtray, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern blue metal floor ashtray, 1980s blue metal floor ashtray with structure in black and blue metal rod and removable container in blue enameled metal, 1980s ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Metal

Mid-19th Century Meissen Cobalt Blue with Scene Painting Coffee Cup Saucer
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Remshalden-Grunbach, DE
Mid-19th century Meissen cobalt blue with beautiful scene painting coffee cup saucer 2-part mocha setting from Meissen. Decor: cobalt blue background with beautiful scene paintin...
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Skoby Joe Turquoise Ceramic Vase Wabi Sabi Mid-Century Modern Vessell
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

Italian Mid-Century Modern Blue Murano Glass Ashtray with Irregular Shape, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern blue Murano glass ashtray with irregular shape, 1970s Blue Murano glass ashtray with border and blue shades in irregular shape. Excellent condition, so...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Murano Glass

Guido Gambone Blue Glazed Ceramic Vase Donkey Mark
By Guido Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Very colorful Guido Gambone ceramic vase with geometric underglaze painting in yellow, orange red, black on blue textured background, signed with GAMBONE and the donkey mark. Litera...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Mirrored Ashtray
Located in South Salem, NY
A mid century mirrored glass ashtray. The square clear glass has cigarette rests in each of the four corners. Good clarity. Wear consistent with age use.
Category

Mid-20th Century Ashtrays

Materials

Glass

  • Mid Century Mirrored Ashtray
  • Mid Century Mirrored Ashtray
  • Mid Century Mirrored Ashtray
  • Mid Century Mirrored Ashtray
H 0.98 in. W 2.99 in. D 2.99 in.
Mid-Century Studio Pottery Tea Pot with Blue Lava Glaze
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-century studio pottery tea pot with blue lava glaze, circa 1970s. The pot is in very good vintage with no chips or cracks and measures 11" W x 8.75" D x 5" H; It is signed "TM" o...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Pottery

Materials

Pottery

English Neoclassical Wedgwood Jasperware Blue and White Vase
By Wedgwood
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful blue and white English Wedgwood Jasperware matte stoneware vase in the Neoclassical style, England, 1967. All authentication markings' on bottom including; "Wedgwood" "...
Category

Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware, Ceramic, Pottery

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Blue Mid Century Ceramics For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of blue mid century ceramics available for sale. Frequently made of ceramic, glass and porcelain, all blue mid century ceramics available were constructed with great care. We have 1658 antique and vintage blue mid century ceramics in-stock, while there are 38 modern editions to choose from as well. Blue mid century ceramics have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco blue mid century ceramics are consistently popular styles. Blue mid century ceramics have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Bitossi, Aldo Londi and Blenko are consistently popular.

How Much are Blue Mid Century Ceramics?

Prices for blue mid century ceramics can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, blue mid century ceramics begin at $33 and can go as high as $248,000, while the average can fetch as much as $695.

Finding the Right Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine — why not treat yourself and your guests to the finest antique and vintage glass, silver, ceramics and serveware for your meals?

Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics, silver and serveware today on 1stDibs.