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Vase Sfumato, Cirillo Maschio, Attributed Aquamarine with Morisa Murano, 1920s
By Vittorio Zecchin
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This vase shows many features that are on the Marinuzzi Zecchin vessel production. It's costolato sfumato with typical hansw handles and the curl at the upper end. Has the costolato...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Urns

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Yali Murano Hand Blown Fiori Conico Vase Amber
By YALI GLASS
Located in Venezia, IT
Handcrafted using the Costa Dritta technique which produces a ribbed effect on the outside of the glass, this medium-sized flower vase in Amber is the ideal shape for a variety of fl...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Blown Glass

  • Yali Murano Hand Blown Fiori Conico Vase Amber
  • Yali Murano Hand Blown Fiori Conico Vase Amber
  • Yali Murano Hand Blown Fiori Conico Vase Amber
  • Yali Murano Hand Blown Fiori Conico Vase Amber
H 7.88 in. W 9.85 in. D 9.85 in.
Modern Sculptural Hand Blown Murano Art Glass Flower Vase
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant sculptural hand blown Murano art glass vase in dark pink, blue, green and clear tone. The vase is very heavy. Simply lovely.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Vase Tapio Wirkkala for Venini Attributable, in Blown Lattimio Murano Glass, Set
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Vigonza, Padua
They can be sold separately Midcentury set of two vases Tapio Wirkkala for Venini attributable in blown Lattimio Murano glass. About Tapio Wirkkala: Designed in 1968 by Tapio Wirkk...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

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

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Art Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Grey Two Molato Murano Glass Vases Signed, 1999
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Two vases engraved entirely by hand with Murano grey blown glass. To perform this work we need two different processes: the first, to model the hot vase giving form and color. The s...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Art Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Amber Clear Three Molato Murano Glass Vases 1992
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Three Murano blown glass vases Molato (engraved), color clear and amber inside. To perform this work we need two different processes: the first, to model the hot vase giving form an...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Gold Pair of Murano Glass Vases Signed, 1987
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1987 by Toso Murano, these vases are classic but rather elegant. They will give a touch of class to your room. Tobacco color with 24-karat gold leaf decoration and inter...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Grey Gold Two of Murano Glass Vases Signed Jars, 1987
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1987 by Toso Murano, these vases are Classic but rather elegant. They will give a touch of class to your room. Grey color with 24k gold leaf decoration and internal bubb...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Crystal Amber Black Gold Pair of Murano Glass Vases 1995
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Two Murano glass blown vases, clear color with amber/gold and black/gold buttons. The vases are of thick glass. Project by Toso Murano in 1995s Vases signed with engraving: Toso M...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Black Amber Pair of Murano Glass Vases Signed Jars, 1988
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Two Murano glass blown vases, black color with amber tips. The vases are of thick glass. This fantastic Mid-Century Modern style artwork will add an extra touch of class to your en...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Alberto Donà Art Deco Black Gold Pair of Murano Glass Vases Signed Jars, 1990s
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Two Murano glass blown vases, black color covered with 24-karat gold leaf. The vases are of thick glass. This fantastic Art Deco style artwork will add an extra touch of class to y...
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1990s Italian Art Deco Jars

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Gold Leaf

Atelier Oball Mid-Century Modern Two of Murano Glass Bottles Sommerso, 1994s
By Atelier Oball
Located in Murano, Venezia
Pair of Murano blown glass bottles, handmade with Sommersa work, amethyst, blue, pink and crystal color. Works performed by the famous Vetreia Oball Murano in 1994s. The conditio...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

21st Century Murano Blown Glass Vase, Mineral Grey Tone
Located in Montichiari, IT
Handblown Murano glass vase, total grey tone. Brand new, in excellent condition. Made in Venice 100%.
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2010s Italian Art Deco Vases

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Murano Glass

21st Century Murano Blown Glass Vase, Black with Gold Buttons
Located in Montichiari, IT
Handblown Murano glass vase, total black with golden leaf 24-karat buttons. Brand new, in excellent condition. Made in Venice 100%.
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2010s Italian Art Deco Vases

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Murano Glass

21st Century Murano Blown Glass Vase, Golden Leaf 24-Karat
Located in Montichiari, IT
Handblown Murano glass vase, golden leaf 24-karat Brand new, in excellent condition. Made in Venice 100%.
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2010s Italian Art Deco Vases

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Murano Glass

Venice Blown Glass Striped Vase 'Ent S'
By Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
Ent, like the guardians of the trees of the ‘Lord of the Rings’, is an ironic vase in the shape of a tree trunk. Three small cylinders are applied on the central striped tube to remi...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Glass

Venice Blown Glass Striped Vase 'Ent L'
By Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
Ent, like the guardians of the trees of the ‘Lord of the Rings’, is an ironic vase in the shape of a tree trunk. Three small cylinders are applied on the central striped tube to remi...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Glass

Venice Blown Striped Glass Vases Set 'Lukovki'
By Hands On Design
Located in Milan, IT
Lukovki is a set of three vases inspired by the tops of St. Basil’s Cathedral on Moscow’s Red Square. Made of striped borosilicate, the alternation of texture in the three pieces mak...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Glass

Venice Blown Contemporary Glass Vase 'Dervish'
By Hands On Design, kanz
Located in Milan, IT
They look like three vases that remain in balance by magic, but Dervish is a unique piece, masterfully blown in Venice by Soffieria for Hands on Design. Designed by KANZ Architetti t...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Glass

Venice Blown Unique Glass Vase 'Obakè'
By Hands On Design, kanz
Located in Milan, IT
This vases take its name from a term of Japanese folklore, Obakè precisely, which means sprite. The upper part is always different, while maintaining a dimensional tolerance, due to ...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Glass

  • Venice Blown Unique Glass Vase 'Obakè'
  • Venice Blown Unique Glass Vase 'Obakè'
  • Venice Blown Unique Glass Vase 'Obakè'
  • Venice Blown Unique Glass Vase 'Obakè'
H 11.42 in. W 6.7 in. D 6.3 in.
Murano Hand Blown Glass Vase
By Barovier Seguso & Ferro
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large Italian vase attributed to Seguso.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

  • Murano Hand Blown Glass Vase
  • Murano Hand Blown Glass Vase
  • Murano Hand Blown Glass Vase
  • Murano Hand Blown Glass Vase
H 15 in. W 10.5 in. D 7 in.
Venice Blown Contemporary Glass Vase 'Dervish Big'
By Hands On Design, kanz
Located in Milan, IT
They look like three vases that remain in balance by magic, but Dervish Big is a unique piece, masterfully blown in Venice by Soffieria for Hands on Design. Designed by KANZ Architet...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Glass

Venice Blown Two Pieces Glass Vase 'Twist'
By Hands On Design, kanz
Located in Milan, IT
Two-piece vase that enhances the versatility of borosilicate glass. On the lower part in smooth glass, blown in a simple and abundant form, rests a striped insert in the shape of a d...
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2010s Italian Vases

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Glass

Vintage Blown Glass Vase, Italy, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Blown glass vase is a beautiful glass decorative object, realized by an Italian manufacture during the 1970s. Very fashionable transparent vase realized with blown glass processi...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

  • Vintage Blown Glass Vase, Italy, 1970s
  • Vintage Blown Glass Vase, Italy, 1970s
  • Vintage Blown Glass Vase, Italy, 1970s
  • Vintage Blown Glass Vase, Italy, 1970s
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H 9.14 in. W 4.34 in. D 3.75 in.
Mid-Century Hand-Blown Glass Flower Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-century hand-blown glass flower vase was created by the master glass crafters of Venice, Italy, and features an intriguing Greek Amphora styling accentuated with a cobalt blue ri...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Murano Italian Hand Blown Twin Handled Bottle Shaped Millefiori Art Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very fine Art Deco Italian Murano satin glass millefiori twin handled vase dating from circa 1930-1940. This quality vase is of small bottle shape with a rounded bulbous body and t...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Vases

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Blown Glass

Hand Blown Bubble Glass Vase Attributed to Venini, Italy, 1960s
By Venini
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Hand blown bubble glass vase. Attributed to Venini. Made in Italy in the 1960s. From a unique collection of Venini glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Translucent Gold Hand Blown Art Glass Vase Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern venetian Murano translucent gold hand blown Art glass flower vase, Italy.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Venetian Murano Translucent Gold Hand Blown Art Glass Tall Flower Vase, Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Venetian Murano translucent gold hand blown art glass tall flower vase, Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

1970s Italian Vetri DI Murano Hand Blown Art Glass Vase
By Vetri
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer a modernist vase marked Vetri Murano, circa the 1970s. This beautiful smoked hand-blown Murano piece shows its original logo sticker. The base is signed ...
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Vintage 1970s European Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Amber & Clear Infused Gold Dust Venetian Blown Murano Art Glass Flower Vases, 2
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Miami, FL
Two tall Venetian Mid-Century Modern Murano amber and clear blown art glass floor flower vase with infused gold flakes and gold dust. Made in Italy in the late 1970s. Impressive in...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Anzolo Fuga Hand Blown Glass "Pavone" Vase, 1950s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM), Anzolo Fuga
Located in New York, NY
Hand blown glass “Pavone” vase with colorful rod and murrhine by Anzolo Fuga for Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.), Murano, Italy, 1950s. Reference: Rosa Barovier-Mentasti, Anzol...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

'Tentacle Vase' Hand Blown Glass Vase by Simone Crestani
By Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Tentacle Vase' A Hand Blown Glass Vase by Simone Crestani Tentacle Vase is one of the pieces from the Polpo Collection. "The enveloping elegance of the Polpo Collection may make y...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Glass

Aldo Nason Hand-Blown Glass "Yokohama" Vase, 1960s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM), Aldo Nason
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase with undulating form from the Yokohama Series, green glass with murrhines and silver foil, by Aldo Nason for Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.), Murano Italy, 19...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

A Fine Italian Hand blown Murano Vase by Andrea Zilio
By Andrea Zilio
Located in Long Island City, NY
Unique piece made of hand-blown glass worked freely by hand with Intersection of colored glass rods by Andrea Zilio. Signed.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Supernova Vase, Hand-Blown Murano Glass, Available in Different Colors, L
By Mosche Bianche
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The organically shaped bowls of different sizes and forms offer multiple opportunities of poetic harmony. The iridescent amber contains all the colors of the spectrum and fascinates ...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Hand Blown Murano Art Glass Flower Vase, Italy
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant Mid-Century Modern sculptural hand blown Murano art glass vase in blue, light purple and clear tone. The vase is heavy. Simply lovely.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Hand Blown, Midcentury, Murano Vase
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Pair of wonderful, large, signed, hand blown, circa 1955, Murano glass vases with 22-karat gold flecks. Each embellished with soft fluting, and a series of extruding roses. NOTE: ON...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Vases

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Gold

Anzolo Fuga Hand Blown Glass "Bands" Vase, 1956-60
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM), Anzolo Fuga
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional hand blown glass "Bands" vase with blue and white bands and gold foil by Anzolo Fuga for Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.), Murano Italy, 1956-1960 Literature: Anzolo F...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Supernova Vase, Hand-Blown Murano Glass, Available in Different Colors, Size M
By Mosche Bianche
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The organically shaped bowls of different sizes and forms offer multiple opportunities of poetic harmony. The iridescent amber contains all the colors of the spectrum and fascinates ...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Supernova Vase, Hand-Blown Murano Glass, Available in Different Colors, Size S
By Mosche Bianche
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The organically shaped bowls of different sizes and forms offer multiple opportunities of poetic harmony. The iridescent amber contains all the colors of the spectrum and fascinates ...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Supernova Vase I, Hand-Blown Murano Glass, Available in Different Colors, Size M
By Mosche Bianche
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
Supernova is a rare and magical visual phenomenon that manifests itself as a quick brightness. Exploding stars are the cause of this beauty in nature. SUPERNOVA was developed after a...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Italian Vase blown Murano Glass exclusive shape with stripes 1990s
Located in Villaverla, IT
Elegant, and Modern, Italian Venetian, Vase, blown Murano Glass, exclusive shape, with stripes, 1990s. This is a unique portrait, entirely handcrafted in Blown Murano Glass in the I...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Supernova Vase I, Hand-Blown Murano Glass, Available in Different Colors, Size L
By Mosche Bianche
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
Supernova is a rare and magical visual phenomenon that manifests itself as a quick brightness. Exploding stars are the cause of this beauty in nature. SUPERNOVA was developed after a...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Blue and Gold Vase in blown Murano glass 1980s, Italy
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Murano glass vase in color blue and gold, in excellent original condition, as documented in the attached pictures. The artwork is a Murano glass manufacture, entirely handcra...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Deco Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Rare Hand Blown Scavo Glass Vase by Seguso, "Signed", Italy, circa 1980s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A rare Murano glass vase by Seguso, Murano, Italy, 1980s (etched on bottom “Seguso”). This rare hand blown glass vase "a scavo" is based on the roman excavations of the antique. The...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Hand Blown Multi-Color Italian Murano Art Glass Jug Pitcher
By Fratelli Toso, Compagnia Di Venezia E Murano (C.V.M.)
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Venetian glass jug for water or wine murano style art glass. Fratelli Toso murano style Millefiori flower star mosaic Italian art glass mid century pitcher vase. Beautiful vintage ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bohemian Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Murrine

Modern Sculptural Hand Blown Murano Art Glass Flower Vase
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Sculptural hand blown Murano art glass vase in blue and clear tone.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Hand Blown Glass Vase by Alberto Dona, 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Murano hand blown glass vase by Alberto Dona, 1980s.
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20th Century Italian Vases

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Murano Glass

Wide Rimmed Italian Pale Green Blown Glass Olive Jar Vase
By Rosenthal Netter
Located in New York, NY
Italian pale green blown glass olive jar vase with handles and wide rim. Lovely ancient form in Mid-Century Modern design.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Pair of 18th Century Italian Chinoiserie Blown Glass Vases
Located in London, GB
This fine pair of vases are crafted of blown glass and feature elongated curved bodies. The vases are painted all over with flowers, butterflies, leaves and Chinese figures on a whit...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Chinoiserie Vases

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Blown Glass

Handcrafted Vase in Blown Murano Glass Red & Gold finishes 1980s Italy
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Venetian, Handcrafted Vase, Blown Murano Glass, Red & Gold finish, 1980s This is a unique and gorgeous vase, having a special irregular shape, entirely handcrafted in blown M...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Deco Vases

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

A.V.E.M. Hand Blown Glass Vase with Colorful Starburst Murrhines, 1950s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Large hand-blown glass vase, colorful starburst murrhines over white glass, by Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.V.E.M., Murano Italy, 1950's. This vase is like a jewel.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Giorgio Ferro Hand-Blown Red Glass "Anse Volante" Vase 1952
By Giorgio Ferro, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown red glass vase from the "Anse Volante" series, irridized with 3 handles, by Giorgio Ferro for Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.VE.M., Murano Italy, 1952. This series was exhibi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

A.V.E.M. Hand Blown Glass Vase with Colorful Starburst Murrhines, 1950s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase, colorful starburst murrhines over white glass with gold inclusions, by Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.V.E.M., Murano Italy, 1950's. This vase is like a jewel. The...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

A.V.E.M Hand Blown Glass Vase with Colorful Starburst Murrhines, 1950s
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown glass vase, colorful starburst murrhines over white glass with blue rim, by Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.V.E.M., Murano Italy, 1950's. This vase is like a jewel. We have a ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Giorgio Ferro Hand-Blown Amber Glass "Anse Volante" Vase, 1952
By Giorgio Ferro, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in New York, NY
Hand-blown amber glass vase from the "Anse Volante" series, iridized with large handle, by Giorgio Ferro for Arte Vetraria Muranese or A.VE.M., Murano Italy, 1952. This series was ex...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Supernova Vase I, Hand-Blown Murano Glass, Available in Different Colors Size XL
By Mosche Bianche
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
Supernova is a rare and magical visual phenomenon that manifests itself as a quick brightness. Exploding stars are the cause of this beauty in nature. SUPERNOVA was developed after a...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Supernova Vase, Hand-Blown Murano Glass, Available in Different Colors, Size XL
By Mosche Bianche
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
The organically shaped bowls of different sizes and forms offer multiple opportunities of poetic harmony. The iridescent amber contains all the colors of the spectrum and fascinates ...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

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Italian Hand Blown Glass Vases For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of Italian hand blown glass vases is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, blown glass and murano glass, all Italian hand blown glass vases available were constructed with great care. Find 716 antique and vintage Italian hand blown glass vases at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 90 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Italian hand blown glass vases have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Italian hand blown glass vases bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many Italian hand blown glass vases are appealing in their simplicity, but Fratelli Toso, Salviati and Archimede Seguso produced popular Italian hand blown glass vases that are worth a look.

How Much are Italian Hand Blown Glass Vases?

Prices for Italian hand blown glass vases start at $117 and top out at $50,000 with the average selling for $1,225.

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.

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