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Small French Mid Century Clear Glass Vase
Located in Buchanan, NY
Lovely curved mid century clear glass vase from France. Ref #: H1112-08 Dimensions: 9.25"H x 3.5"W x 2.5"D
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Vintage 1950s French Vases

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Glass

  • Small French Mid Century Clear Glass Vase
  • Small French Mid Century Clear Glass Vase
  • Small French Mid Century Clear Glass Vase
  • Small French Mid Century Clear Glass Vase
H 9.25 in. W 3.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Mid-Century Cylindrical Steuben Art Glass Pedastal Vase with Captured Bubble
By Steuben Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Mid-Century Modern art glass vase. By Steuben. With tall, cylindrical side walls supported by a solid cylindrical base containing a captured bubble. Simply great Mid-...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Murano Glass Penguin Vase Mid Century, Italy circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Extraordinary 20th century Murano Glass Penguin Vase out of the famous workshops in Italy from the 1960s. An exceptional designed vase in the shape of a penguin. The fantastic color ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

White Murano Glass Vase, Flashed Glass, Mid Century, Italy, circa 1960
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Artfully designed white Murano glass vase from the famous glass art workshops in Italy. Made in the mid century period around 1960 this unique shaped glass vase impresses with its be...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

1990s Vintage Mid-Century Modern European Tall Clear Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
Vintage 1990s clear European round curved glass vase. Done in a Mid-Century Modern style. Small quantity available at time of posting. Please inquire. Small quantity available at tim...
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1990s European Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Clear Cut Glass Crystal Vase with Geometric Motifs
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a dining table or buffet with this elegant crystal vase. Crafted in France, circa 1970, the large luxurious cut glass vessel is decorated throughout with geometric motifs. T...
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Mid-20th Century French Vases

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Crystal

Scandinavian Modern Tall Swedish Mid-Century Glass Vase by Pukeberg
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern Swedish Mid-Century tall clear glass vase with textured body made by Pukeberg, circa 1960s. Measures: H 12.5", diameter 6".
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century French Blown Clear Crystal Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, hand blown crystal art vase was crafted in France, circa 1950. The large antique piece features a pulled feathered technique with an intricate elongated design and scal...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Crystal

Mid Century Czech Clear Geometric Glass Vase Frantisek Vizner, 1965
By Frantisek Vizner
Located in London, GB
Mid century Czech clear Geometric glass vase designed by Frantisek Vizner, 1965. Presented in excellent condition, free from chips or cracks.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century French Blown Clear Crystal Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, hand blown crystal art vase was crafted in France, circa 1950. The large antique piece features a pulled feathered technique with an intricate elongated design and scal...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vases

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Crystal

Pink Purple Clear Sommerso Art Glass Vase Object Sculpture Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass vase. Created by a Murano glass company. A beautiful piece of art for any room.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Pink and Clear Sommerso Art Glass Vase Object Sculpture Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass vase. Created by a Murano glass company. A beautiful piece of art for any room. Imperfection in the glass at the base please see picture...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid Century Cobalt Blue Blown Glass Vase with Clear Glass Decoration
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century cobalt blown glass vase with clear glass decoration. Glossy, tactile, and richly hued, the vase has gem-like appeal. Its gently fluted lip is in perfect proportional harm...
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Vintage 1940s American Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-century Modern Vintage Swedish Scandinavian Clear Glass Contour Vase, 1950s
By Kosta Glasbruk 1, Vicke Lindstrand
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This glass vase from the Contour series was designed by Vicke Lindstrand for the Swedish glassworks Kosta Glasbruk during the 1950s. It is made of high quality clear crystal glass wi...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Art Vannes French Clear Art Glass Vases
By Art Vannes
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of clear art glass vases were made by Art Vannes of France in approximately 1970 in a Mid-Century Modern style. These squat and heavy vases have thick ribbed sides and a la...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Green and Clear Sommerso Art Glass Vase Object Sculpture Murano, Italy, 1980s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass vase. Created by a Murano glass company. A beautiful piece of art for any room.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Steuben Signed Commemorative Rose Decorative Art Vase
By Steuben Glass
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fun, Steuben signed, glass, commemorative, art vase. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 6" diameter x 11.5" height.   
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Pink and Clear Sommerso Art Glass Vase Object Sculpture Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass vase. Created by a murano glass company. A beautiful piece of art for any room.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Heavy Grey & Clear Artist Signed Rectangular Art Glass Vase
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very thick and heavy grey and clear art glass vase is signed by an unknown artist, but presumed to originate from Scandinavia, likely Sweden, in approximately 1970 in the period...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Crystal Glass Vase, 1950's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of crystal glass Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

  • Mid-Century Crystal Glass Vase, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Crystal Glass Vase, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Crystal Glass Vase, 1950's
  • Mid-Century Crystal Glass Vase, 1950's
H 9.06 in. W 5.12 in. D 5.12 in.
Mid-Century Modern Baccarat Glass Vase
By Baccarat
Located in New York City, NY
1970s Mid-Century Modern Baccarat France glass vase.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Mid-Century Modern Baccarat Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Baccarat Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Baccarat Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Baccarat Glass Vase
H 11.25 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Vase in Clear Glass in the Style of Orrefors, circa 1970
By Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
This Mid-Century Modernist crystal vase in clear glass features geometric designs in clear and etched glass. It was realized, circa 1970, in the style of Orrefors of Sweden. Photogr...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

French Mid-Century Lalique Frosted Glass Vase
By Marie-Claude Lalique
Located in New York, NY
French Mid-Century "LES ELEENS" monumental frosted and molded glass vase with naked Greco/Roman figures performing athletic events (LALIQUE) (Originally created by Marie Claude Laliq...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Glass Vase
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian glass vase by Kosta Boda.
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Vintage 1960s European Vases

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Glass

  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Glass Vase
H 4.34 in. W 0.4 in. D 0.4 in.
Large Clear Murano Art Glass Vase, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Freeform Murano tall vase in clear glass, Italy, 1960s. This Mid-Century Modern vase is made of hand blown glass and it's stunning from every angle. It has a amazing organic desing ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

  • Large Clear Murano Art Glass Vase, 1960s
  • Large Clear Murano Art Glass Vase, 1960s
  • Large Clear Murano Art Glass Vase, 1960s
  • Large Clear Murano Art Glass Vase, 1960s
H 15.36 in. W 7.49 in. D 5.52 in.
1960s Bengt Edenfalk Clear Glass "Ferrara" Vase
By Skruf, Bengt Edenfalk
Located in Madrid, ES
"Ferrara" Vase in Clear Glass with bubbles by Bengt Edenfalk for Skruf. Sweden, 1960s. Excellent condition used with slight traces of age and use.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Midcentury Clear Glass Trumpet Vase by Blenko
By Blenko Glass
Located in San Diego, CA
Fun midcentury clear hand blown glass trumpet vase by Blenko, circa 1970s. The vase is 7" W x 6" D x 15.5" H and in very good condition with no chips or cracks. A very stylish and ch...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

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

Mid-Century Modern Molded Austrian Glass Vase
Located in Madrid, ES
Cylindrical vase modeled by hand with top. Austria early 20th century.
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Mid-Century Modern Molded Austrian Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Molded Austrian Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Molded Austrian Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Molded Austrian Glass Vase
H 21.66 in. W 8.67 in. D 8.67 in.
Mid-Century Modern Molded Austrian Glass Vase
Located in Madrid, ES
Cylindrical vase modeled by hand with top. Austria early 20th century.
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Mid-Century Modern Molded Austrian Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Molded Austrian Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Molded Austrian Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Modern Molded Austrian Glass Vase
H 21.66 in. W 8.67 in. D 8.67 in.
Vintage Clear Glass Riihimaki Vase, Tamara Aladin
By Riihimaki
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern Riihimaki clear glass vase of square form with textured surface, the top molded with 2 waisted bands separating a squared collar and rim each molded with 3 raised ...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Molded French Glass Vase
Located in Madrid, ES
Apothecary glass bead hand modeled in one piece, France, early 20th century.
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Lalique Ingrid Frosted Clear Leaf Crystal Vase
By Lalique
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Lalique France "Ingrid" vase designed by Marc Lalique, circa 1964. Crafted in a mix of satin / frosted and clear crystal Heavy glass, this piece features petal / leaf l...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Tall French Midcentury Art Glass Vase Attributed to Schneider Glassworks
By Schneider Glass
Located in Arles, FR
A white, blue and orange variegated tall art glass vase perfect as a center piece on a dining or side table. French Art Deco transition period, attributed to Schneider Glassworks. Wh...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Molded Glass Vase
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Early 20th century vase made of special glass, Italy, 1920s.
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Set of 3 Glass Vase by Emil Funke for Gral Glass, circa 1970s
By Gral Glass
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern German vases by Gral Glass, designed by Emil Funke, circa 1970. These beautiful petrol colored and clear vases bring a touch of fun and fantasy to any ro...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Vintage Glass Vase, Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
This vintage glass Vase is an original decorative object realized in Italy in the half of the 20th century. A very elegant glass vase with sinuous decorations on the surface and g...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Vases

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Glass

French Mid-Century Art Glass Pitcher Vase
Located in Arles, FR
Fine French art glass vessel "Pate de Verre", circa 1960s. Stunning colors and glazing particularly when viewed in the sunlight. This beautiful piece has very vivid colors and will...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Handblown Swirl Murano Glass Vase
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Original 1960s handblown swirl Murano glass vase featuring blue, green, and black swirling in bottle shape vase.
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Vintage 1960s American Vases

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Art Glass

  • Mid-Century Handblown Swirl Murano Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Handblown Swirl Murano Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Handblown Swirl Murano Glass Vase
  • Mid-Century Handblown Swirl Murano Glass Vase
H 10.000 in. W 10.000 in. D 10.000 in.
French Mid-Century Glass and Gold Vase, 1960s
Located in Paris, FR
20th century French vintage glass vase composed of intricate glass etchings allover and a delicate gold trim, France, circa 1960s. ----------------------- Spirit Gallery presents a ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

French 1970's Geometric Design Clear Pressed Glass Vase
By Luminarc
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful geometric shaped three sided clear pressed glass vase with wonderful heavy weight, reflects the light brilliantly. Signed France on bottom, c. 1970's.   
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Frosted Glass Handkerchief Italian Vases
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of large hand blown frosted glass handkerchief Italian vases.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Beautiful Art Glass Vase by Beranek Skrdlovice, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Beranek Glass 1
Located in Nuernberg, 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

Midcentury Clear Cut-Glass Vase with Geometric Pattern
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a console table or buffet with this elegant glass vase. Crafted in France circa 1970, the luxurious cut glass vessel stands on a square base, is shaped as a neoclassical urn...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Vases

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Cut Glass

Mid-Century Modern Smoked Grey Glass Teardrop Bud Vase
By Holmegaard
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern blown glass vase in hues of smoked grey or translucent black. Bud vase has elegant teardrop form, reminiscent of a small genie bottle. Small vessel opening perfect...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Glass Vase, Bohemia Crystal, circa 1960's
By Bohemia Crystal
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia. Made of lead crystal, cut glass. Hand cut. Good Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Rock Crystal

Flavio Poli Seguso Murano Clear Pulled Art Glass Vase
By Seguso, Flavio Poli
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sculptural clear Murano art glass vase with pulled details. Attributed to Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte. Italy, 1950s. This gorgeous blown glass vase has a pretty beautiful de...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Large Mid-Century Vicke Lindstramd for Kosta Boda Clear Vase with Etched Deer
By Vicke Lindstrand
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This large clear art glass vase is signed with the Kosta Boda maker's signature and this pattern is attributed to Vicke Lindstrand and dates to approximately 1965 and done in the per...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

1970s Vintage German Textured 'Lemon Segment' Glass Vase by Walther Glas
By Walther Glass
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Vintage midcentury round textured moulded glass vase by Walther Glas of Germany. Quite a rare form and design. This would work beautifully in a kitchen with the 'Lemon Press' pendant...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Glass Vase 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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Art Glass

Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Translucent Glass Vase by Orrefors
By Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and understated Mid-Century Modern vase was realized by the renowned maker, Orrefors, in Sweden, circa 1960. It features to intersecting demilune forms that meet to crea...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Black and White Murano Glass Vase by Formentello
By Formentello
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely hand blown midcentury black and white murano glass vase by Formentello. This gorgeous modernist murano glass vase retains it's original makers label.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Tapio Wirkkala Mid-Century Modernist "Pallas" Art Glass Vase
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Downingtown, PA
Tapio Wirkkala Mid-Century Modernist "Pallas" art glass vase, 1984-95 From a collection of Wirkkala glass vessels-ask for details. Impressive Mid-Century still-molded vase cast ...
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Late 20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mandruzzato Black and Clear Murano Glass Sommerso Block Vase
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Nuernberg, DE
An amazing Venetian Murano glass Mid-Century Modern Mandruzzato vase made in Italy, circa 1960s. This is a heavy glass block vase. Black or dark grey inside within clear. The top of ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

One Flower Mid Century Glass Vase by Pavel Hlava, 1970s
By Pavel Hlava, Exbor
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s, called - One of the most famous Czech designers - Very popular one flower vase - Cut and polished glass.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Cut Glass

Cylindrical Clear Murano Vase
Located in New York, NY
Cylindrical lattimo Murano glass vase.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

  • Cylindrical Clear Murano Vase
  • Cylindrical Clear Murano Vase
  • Cylindrical Clear Murano Vase
  • Cylindrical Clear Murano Vase
H 13.75 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Seguso Murano Glass Sommerso Clear and Purple Twisted Vase, 1960s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Barcelona, ES
An eye-catching hand blown Murano twisted vase in clear and purple glass. Attributed to Seguso Vetri d'Arte. Italy, 1960s. This art glass vase has a beautiful design with pulled twi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass, Sommerso, Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Cenedese Murano Mid Century Blown Glass Big Vase Signed
By Cenedese
Located in Firenze, IT
Large Murano glass vase with a trefoil shape blown with a spiral in slightly iridescent contrast, this vase signed with a stamp from the Cenedese Manufacture was made in the early 19...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Wavy Textured Clear Glass Vase by Girandi, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Textured clear glass vase by Girandi from the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Argentine Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Handblown Translucent Murano Sea Foam Vase with Clear Murines
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern vase was realized in Murano, Italy, the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production, circa 1960. It fea...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

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Mid Century Clear Glass Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century clear glass vase for your home. Each mid century clear glass vase for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, art glass and murano glass. Find 1447 options for an antique or vintage mid century clear glass vase now, or shop our selection of 21 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century clear glass vase — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A mid century clear glass vase made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century clear glass vase over the years, but those crafted by Venini, Seguso Vetri d'Arte and Orrefors are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Clear Glass Vase?

Prices for a mid century clear glass vase start at $28 and top out at $122,999 with the average selling for $796.

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.