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Large Antique Japanese Carved Studio Porcelain Yellow Covered Urn Vase
By Japanese Studio
Located in Wilton, CT
Large Japanese studio porcelain covered vase with finely carved decoration of birds amidst foliage set against a cheerful yellow ground, circa 1910. Measures: 18 1/2" high, 11 1...
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Vintage 1910s Japanese Anglo-Japanese Urns

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Porcelain

1960s Japanese Modernist Ikebana Bronze Vase Vessel for Neiman Marcus, Japan
Located in San Diego, CA
Outstanding Japanese modernist Ikebana bronze vase/vessel, circa 1960s. Sold by Neiman Marcus of Japan. Wonderful form and design. Has the original paper label on the bottom. In very...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Bronze

Beautiful Vitange Japanese Ceramic Urn
By Japanese Studio
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful vitange Japanese hand made urn brilliant condition.
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Arts and Crafts Urns

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Japanese Vessel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Japanese vessel in a beautiful matte glaze. Unsigned.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Vintage Japanese Vessel
  • Vintage Japanese Vessel
  • Vintage Japanese Vessel
  • Vintage Japanese Vessel
H 14.5 in. W 6 in. D 2.5 in.
1960's Japanese Modernist Ikebana Bronze Abstract Vase Vessel Artist Signed!
Located in San Diego, CA
Outstanding Japanese modernist Ikebana bronze vase/vessel, circa 1960s. Signed on the bottom by the maker. Wonderful triangle form and design. In very nice condition for its age. No ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Vases

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Bronze

Old Bronze Vase Japanese Antique Patinated Large Vessel Verdigris 14"
Located in Wilton, CT
Large old Japanese bronze vase with rich patina. Circa early/mid 20th century. 10 pounds. 14" high, 8" diameter. Scuffs, stains, small ding, paint splatter, as shown.
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Vintage 1940s Japanese Meiji Vases

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Bronze

Jacques and Dani Ruelland, "Japanese Vase", 1970
By Jacques and Dani Ruelland
Located in Paris, FR
Jacques and Dani Ruelland 'Japanese Vase', c. 1970 Execution: Ceramic, red Signed: Ruelland H : 15.5 cm (5.9") Overall Very good condition In 1955, Jacques and Dani Ruelland ...
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Vintage 1970s French Post-Modern Vases

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Ceramic

1960s Japanese Modernist Ikebana Ceramic Pottery Sgraffito Pedestal Vase Vessel
By David Cressey
Located in San Diego, CA
Outstanding Japanese modernist Ikebana ceramic/pottery pedestal vase/vessel, circa 1960s. Wonderful form and design. Has a sgraffito design around the top surface. Signed on the bott...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Antique Pottery 1700s-1800s/Flower Vase Vessel Wabi-Sabi Object
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a very old Japanese pottery. This pottery is from the Edo period (1700s-1800s). It has a beautiful appearance, having been damaged repeatedly. It is very rare to remain in t...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Antique Large Pottery 1860s-1920s /Tsubo Vessel Flower Vase Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old Japanese pottery. It is believed to be from the Meiji period (1860s-1920s). This pottery was used to preserve tea leaves. There is writing on it, but it is too ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Usubata Ikebana Vessel, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This early 20th century iron vessel is a Meiji-era vase designed especially for ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement. The two-piece vase was cast in the classical usubata ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

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Iron

Antique Japanese Art Nouveau Patinated Bronze Tall Vase Vessel Tri-Handled
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning Japanese Art Nouveau patinated bronze tall vase with lines to die for and unusual tri-handled scheme. Circa early 20th Century.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Art Nouveau Vases

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Bronze

Porcelain Haisen, Possibly Japan, First Half 20th Century
By Japanese School
Located in Madrid, ES
Haisen. Painted enamel porcelain. Japan, possibly first half of the 20th century. It has damage to the base and paper rests on some areas. White porcelain container with a circula...
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20th Century Asian Other Vases

Materials

Other

Toyo Japan Black Sculptural Ceramic Vase, Vessel Asian Mid-Century Modern
By Toyo
Located in Miami, FL
Asian Mid-Century Modern stunning sculptural vase in glazed black ceramic. Original mark at the base.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Japanese antique Sake Bottle 1800s-1860s/Flower Vase Vessel Wabisabi art
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a Japanese old tin sake bottle. It is an item from the Edo period (1800s-1860s). I've never seen this large size! It's very rare. There are a few dents and holes, so you can'...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Vases

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Tin

Japanese Antique Pottery 800s-1200s/Flower Vase Vessel Jar Wabi-Sabi tsubo
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a very old Japanese pottery. It has been repaired many times since the Heian period (800s-) and has been kept in this condition. It is called Tokoname. It is a very rare jar. ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Other Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Antique Pottery 1600s-1700s/Flower Vase Vessel Wab-sabi pot jar
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese pottery. This jar is estimated to be from the Muromachi period (1600s-1700s). It is called Tokoname. The unique warped shape is beautiful. The way the gl...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Other Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Antique Paper-Covered Pottery 1860s-1900s /Pot Tsubo Vessel Flower Vase
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a large old Japanese pottery. The item is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). The entire pottery is covered with paper. This large vase was used to transport and preser...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

Materials

Pottery

Japanese Old Pottery 1800s-1860s/Antique Vessel Flower Vase Wabisabi Tsubo Jar
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese pottery. It is an item from the Edo period (1800s-1860s). The pottery is covered with paper. The paper is peeled off, but it is a beautiful landscape like ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Edo Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Old Pottery 1860s-1900s /Antique Tsubo Vessel Jar Flower Vase Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a jar baked in Shigaraki (Shiga Prefecture) in Japan. It seems to be in the Meiji era (1860-11920). It is used to store tea leaves. The characters are so old that they can...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Old Pottery Tokoname 1700s-1800s/Antique Flower Vase Vessel Jar Ceramic
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a jar baked in Tokoname (Aichi Prefecture) in Japan. It seems to be in the Edo period (1700s-1800s). This jar is distorted in shape and does not stand on its own. It seems...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Cloisonné Vase
Located in New York, NY
Japanese cloisonné akasuke (pigeon blood) style vase decorated with roses and ginbari foil basse-taile bamboo designs and patterning and silver trim.  
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Early 20th Century Japanese Vases

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Enamel

  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
H 7.5 in. Dm 4.5 in.
Japanese Cloisonné Vase
Located in New York, NY
Japanese cloisonné akasuke (pigeon blood) style vase decorated with roses and ginbari foil basse-taile bamboo designs and patterning and silver trim.  
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Early 20th Century Japanese Vases

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Enamel

  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
H 7.5 in. Dm 4.5 in.
Vitange Japanese Ceramic Vase
By Seigyoku
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful vitange Japanese ceramic vase brilliant condition beautiful home decor.
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Anglo-Japanese Vases

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Ceramic

  • Vitange Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Vitange Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Vitange Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Vitange Japanese Ceramic Vase
H 6.3 in. W 3.55 in. D 2.37 in.
Japanese Ceramic Vase
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Very unique Japanese vase with abstract pattern in a variety of brown tones. The deepest brown glaze is raised, giving the vase a wonderful tactile texture.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Organic Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Ceramic Vase
H 9 in. Dm 6 in.
Japanese Bronze Vase Collection
Located in Atlanta, GA
Collection of seven bronze vases, Japan, circa 1950s or earlier. They retain their warm original patina. The largest vase measures 8.5"H. The smallest vase is 5"H.
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Japonisme Vases

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Metal, Bronze

Japanese Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
Wood vase embellished with cloisonne details.
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Mid-20th Century Vases

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Wood

  • Japanese Vase
  • Japanese Vase
  • Japanese Vase
  • Japanese Vase
H 14 in. Dm 6 in.
Japanese Vase with Birds and Flowers Design
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Japanese vase with birds and flowers design Meiji period relief decoration late 19th century Japanese origin piece in perfect condition patinated bronze.
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Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji Vases

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Bronze

  • Japanese Vase with Birds and Flowers Design
  • Japanese Vase with Birds and Flowers Design
  • Japanese Vase with Birds and Flowers Design
  • Japanese Vase with Birds and Flowers Design
H 14.57 in. W 10.63 in. D 8.27 in.
Japanese Red Bronze Vase
Located in Prahran, Victoria
A vintage, Japanese, red bronze vase. While bronze work originated in China, Japanese artisans have developed an array of techniques in the production of decorative bronzes that have...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Vases

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Bronze

  • Japanese Red Bronze Vase
  • Japanese Red Bronze Vase
  • Japanese Red Bronze Vase
  • Japanese Red Bronze Vase
H 11.82 in. Dm 14.18 in.
Modernist Japanese Ikebana Vase
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in San Diego, CA
Modernist ceramic Ikebana vase with a great glaze. Japan, 1960s.
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Black Japanese Cloisonné Vase
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
This bottle vase has lappets of ho-o birds on a ‘gold-stone’ ground, chrome mounts, 20th century.
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Vases

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Metal

  • Black Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Black Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Black Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Black Japanese Cloisonné Vase
H 9.45 in. W 0.04 in. D 0.04 in.
Japanese Bizen Flower Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Meiji period (1868 - 1912) ceramic vase from Okayama Prefecture. Comes with collector's box. Signature reads Kinetsu.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

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Ceramic

  • Japanese Bizen Flower Vase
  • Japanese Bizen Flower Vase
  • Japanese Bizen Flower Vase
  • Japanese Bizen Flower Vase
H 3 in. Dm 10.5 in.
Monumental Japanese Celadon Vase
Located in New York, NY
Japanese porcelain vase in light celadon color with baluster form carved peony design. Signed. 3877
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Patinaed Bud Vase
Located in Malibu, CA
Petite 1960's Japanese bronze bud vase with dramatic texture & created with chemical etching & patinas. no maker's mark.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Modern Vases and Vessels

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Metal

  • Japanese Patinaed Bud Vase
  • Japanese Patinaed Bud Vase
  • Japanese Patinaed Bud Vase
  • Japanese Patinaed Bud Vase
H 7 in. W 3 in. D 3 in.
Japanese Glazed Ceramic Vase
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Very unique tall Japanese vase with abstract pattern in a variety of brown tones. The deepest brown glaze is raised, giving the vase a wonderful tactile texture.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Organic Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Japanese Glazed Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Glazed Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Glazed Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Glazed Ceramic Vase
H 17.5 in. Dm 8 in.
Large Japanese Brass Vase
Located in Tarrytown, NY
A large and heavy Japanese brass vessel with bamboo accent.  
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Vases

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Brass

  • Large Japanese Brass Vase
  • Large Japanese Brass Vase
  • Large Japanese Brass Vase
  • Large Japanese Brass Vase
H 21 in. Dm 20 in.
Vintage Japanese Lusterware Orange and Blue Small Vase
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Japanese Lusterware orange and blue small vase with handles. Size: 4.5" D x 6.25" H.
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Japonisme Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Japanese Brass and Enamel Champleve Vases
Located in Wilson, NC
Pair of Japanese brass and enamel Champleve vases, with handles on either side, red and blue enamel inset in different designs.
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Vases

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Enamel, Brass

Vases Tall Pair of Japanese 19th Century Black and White Japan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of vases made during the 19th century the in Japan. White background with black details.
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Vases

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Ceramic

Pair Japanese Export Vases Japan C.1900 Stamped 'Nippon'
Located in London, GB
A pair Japanese export vases Japan C.1900 Stamped 'Nippon' A beautiful pair of delicately designed earthenware vases of Western taste depicting a hand-painted botanical patter...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

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Earthenware

Japanese Bronze Vase From Takaoka
Located in Prahran, Victoria
A vintage, Japanese bronze vase from Takaoka. Takaoka is a city on the main island of Honshu. While bronze work originated in China, Japanese artisans have developed an array of tech...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Vases

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Bronze

  • Japanese Bronze Vase From Takaoka
  • Japanese Bronze Vase From Takaoka
  • Japanese Bronze Vase From Takaoka
  • Japanese Bronze Vase From Takaoka
H 9.06 in. Dm 9.06 in.
Japan, Japanese Blue Craquelé Signed Vase with Box
Located in PARIS, FR
Beautiful translucent craquelé deep turquoise blue enamel on this signed mid 20th century Japanese vase with original box.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Japanese Art Glass Sculptural Vessel by Kyohei Fujita
By Kyohei Fujita
Located in Atlanta, GA
A free standing glass sculpture in an open vessel form by Kyohei Fujita (1921-2004). The striking piece features an organic body with alternative strips of blue, white and transparen...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Japanese Satsuma Vase, XIXth Century
Located in Marseille, FR
Large Japanese vase in Satsuma, 19th century, height 88 cm. For a diameter of 36 cm. Usual restoration. Additional information: Material: Earthenware & Ceramics.  
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Earthenware

  • Japanese Satsuma Vase, XIXth Century
  • Japanese Satsuma Vase, XIXth Century
  • Japanese Satsuma Vase, XIXth Century
  • Japanese Satsuma Vase, XIXth Century
H 34.65 in. Dm 14.18 in.
Japanese Earthenware Vases with Birds and Butterflies, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of Earthenware 'bisque' colored mid-20th century Japanese vases with a raised floral, butterfly and 'phoenix' bird relief. Both vases signed on side as shown in imag...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Earthenware, Pottery

Japanese Meiji Bronze Vases, Pair
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Japanese Meiji bronze vases, decorated with chrysanthemums and bird or phoenix handles, unmarked.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Bronze

Antique Japanese Vase Satsuma, 1940s
By Satsuma
Located in taranto, IT
Antique Japanese Satsuma vase, 1940s, excellent workmanship with relief decorations Measures: height 43 cm Very good condition, as shown in the photos.  
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Vintage 1940s Japanese Vases

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Ceramic

1950s Japanese Wabi-Sabi Sandy-Tan Tilted Asymmetric Porcelain Bud Vase MCM
By Gertrud and Otto Natzler
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Wonderful asymmetrical footed bud vase reflecting the Wabi-Sabi tenants of intentional acceptance of natural imperfection.
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of Japanese Satsuma vases raised on gilt-bronze bases. Each vase with an elongated trumpet shaped neck and tapering cylindrical body, painted and gilt with panels of w...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Ormolu

  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
H 25.99 in. W 8.67 in. D 8.67 in.
Japanese High-Relief Bronze Vase
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A bronze vase having a sinuous teardrop form and high-relief naturalistic decoration of swaying orchids and a meandering turtle.
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Satsuma Kyotoware Monkey Vase
Located in New York, NY
Japanese satsuma Kyotoware monkey vase. Antique Japanese satsuma monkey vase beautifully modeled with raised monkey porcelain figures. Signed. Satsuma-Kyotoware porcelain, Japan, 1880.
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Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Cloisonné Vase
Located in New York, NY
Japanese cloisonné vase with a green background decorated with roses and ginbari foil basse-taile bamboo designs and patterning and silver trim.
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Vintage 1920s Vases

Materials

Glass

  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonné Vase
H 7.5 in. Dm 4.5 in.
Set of 5 Japanese Satsuma Vases
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 5 Japanese vases, early 20th century. The four smaller vases are late Meiji to early Taisho period (1900-1920). The large vase is from the Showa period (1926-1930s). The measu...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

  • Set of 5 Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Set of 5 Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Set of 5 Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Set of 5 Japanese Satsuma Vases
H 12.5 in. W 9 in. D 9 in.
Pair of Japanese Brass Vases
Located in Wilson, NC
Pair of Japanese brass vases, with heavy cast dragon handles and decorative panels cast in high relief. They are polished and lacquered for easy maintenance.  
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Antique 1880s Japanese Vases

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Japanese Brass Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Brass Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Brass Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Brass Vases
H 15.5 in. Dm 6 in.
Pair of Japanese Bronze Vases
Located in Wilson, NC
Pair of Japanese bronze vases, with reticulated floral handles. The lower section has birds, flowers, and leaves cast in high relief. The neck has an inverted stylized peacock on bot...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Bronze

  • Pair of Japanese Bronze Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Bronze Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Bronze Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Bronze Vases
H 14.38 in. Dm 6.5 in.
Collection of Japanese Bronze Vases
Located in Atlanta, GA
Collection of ten Japanese bronze vases, Japan, 20th century. They all exhibit sculptural forms and have a wide range of patinas from deep browns to warty verdigris greens. The large...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Japonisme Vases

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Japanese Kutani Vase, circa 1900
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century Japanese Kutani vase, having the classical orange ground, dog of faux handles to either side, classical motif decoration, with scenes depicting Geigh...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

  • Japanese Kutani Vase, circa 1900
  • Japanese Kutani Vase, circa 1900
  • Japanese Kutani Vase, circa 1900
  • Japanese Kutani Vase, circa 1900
H 24.02 in. Dm 10.63 in.
Japanese Cloisonne Vase
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Japanese cloisonne vase, end Meiji period ca. 1900. Measure: H: 10,5 cm (4 9/64").
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20th Century Vases

Materials

Porcelain

  • Japanese Cloisonne Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonne Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonne Vase
  • Japanese Cloisonne Vase
H 4.14 in. W 0.04 in. D 0.04 in.
Japanese Contemporary Imari Green, Black and Blue Porcelain Vase, 2
Located in Takarazuka, JP
Japanese contemporary decorative porcelain vase, hand-painted in blue, green and black, from the artist's stunning geometric pattern collection, created by this artist of the Imari- ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Blue and White Palace Sized Vase
Located in New York, NY
A 20th Century Japanese Blue and White Palace Sized vase with floral and bird motifs. Measures: 14'' Diameter x 29.5''Height.
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20th Century Vases

Materials

Porcelain

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Japanese Vessels And Vases For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of Japanese vessels and vases for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of ceramic, porcelain and metal, all Japanese vessels and vases available were constructed with great care. There are 1053 antique and vintage Japanese vessels and vases for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 543 modern editions to choose from as well. Japanese vessels and vases have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Japanese vessels and vases are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Victorian and Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Shiro Kuramata, Norihiko Terayama and Marutomi each produced beautiful Japanese vessels and vases that are worth considering.

How Much are Japanese Vessels And Vases?

Japanese vessels and vases can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,775, while the lowest priced sells for $50 and the highest can go for as much as $106,426.

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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