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Mid-Century Modern Heavy Blown Clear Glass Studio Piece Blue Fish Vase, Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern heavy blown Murano Cenedese clear glass studio piece with blue fish vase from Italy.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Vintage Tall White Cased Glass Vase by Kastrup
By Kastrup, Jacob Eiler Bang
Located in New York, NY
A vintage and tall art glass vase made by Jacob Bang for Kastrup. Denmark, circa 1950. White. Made of cased glass with a beautiful iridescent quality. Retains partial original lab...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass

"Zanfirico" Murano, Brown and White Striped Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
"Zanfirico" Murano, brown and white striped vase in mouth blown art glass, 1960s. In perfect condition. Measures: 7 x 5 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Large Trumpet Shaped Murano Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large trumpet shaped Murano vase in mouth blown art glass, 1960s. In perfect condition. Measures: 33 x 16 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefor, a Pair of "Stella Polaris" Vases
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Vicke Lindstrand for Orrefors. A pair of "Stella Polaris" vases in mouth blown art glass, mid-1900s. In perfect condition. Signed. The vase measures: 22 x 13 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Set of Five 'Gulvase' by Otto Brauer for Holmegaard in Blue
By Otto Brauer, Holmegaard
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A perfect set of graduated 'Gulvase by Otto Brauer for famous Danish manufacturers Holmegaard, all in perfect condition, one still with original label. Sizes from largest to smalles...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Set of Five 'Gulvase' by Otto Brauer for Holmegaard in Bottle Green
By Otto Brauer, Holmegaard
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A perfect set of graduated 'Gulvase by Otto Brauer for famous Danish manufacturers Holmegaard, all in perfect condition, one still with original label. Sizes from largest to smalles...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Holmegaard Huge Vase or Bottle with Lid in the Shape of Ball, Otto Brauer
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Holmegaard huge vase or bottle with lid in the shape of ball, Otto Brauer. Bottle green. Measures: 51 cm. x 19 cm. In perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Glass

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

Vintage Murano Bottle Vase
Located in Princeton, NJ
Outstanding blown glass vase in turquoise and white. Identical vase shown in William Diamond and Anthony Baratta's interior featured in Metropolitan Home's Design 100 book.  
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Ettore Sottsass Geometrical Ceramic Vase
By Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Vase by Ettore Sottsass, part of the "geometrical" cast. Triple square form made in glazed dark green ceramics.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Two Extraordinary Hans Theo Baumann Majolica Vases for Karlsruhe
By Hans Theo Baumann
Located in New York, NY
These two rarely seen Hans Theo Baumann vases are hand built and glazed by Baumann. One of the most prominent midcentury industrial designers, his work was produced by prominent manu...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Majolica

Contemporary Studio Ceramic Vase by Peter Beard British, PFB Seal / Mark, 1980s
By Peter Beard
Located in Nürnberg, Bavaria
Contemporary Studio ceramic vase by Peter Beard (British, b.1951), 1980s. Base with an impressed PFB Seal and Mark.        
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Vintage 1980s English Mid-Century Modern Pottery

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Ceramic

American Crystal Art Glass Verlys Vase with Chinese Mandarin Design
By Verlys Glass
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Beautiful crystal art glass vase made by Verlys of America. Known as the “Mandarin” vase this molded glass vase depicts a sword baring robed Chinese man or Samurai holding a parasol ...
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Mid-20th Century American Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of 2 Ice Block Glass Vases, German, 1980s
By Ingrid Glas Euskirchen
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass modern vases, circa 1980s. These are heavy glass items in clear and satin glass, outside like ice glass. They are in very good conditi...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Brown Color Sommerso Glass Vase Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Murano 5
Located in Nürnberg, 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

Cylinder Vase in Heavy Smoked Glass from the 1960s
Located in bari, IT
A cylindrical vase late 1960s in smoked glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Collection of 2 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of 3 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of 3 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

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

Cenedese Murano Glass Vase Set and Walter Wohlschlegel Abstract Painting
By Cenedese, Walter Wohlschlegel, Napoleone Martinuzzi
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Set - featuring a pair of Italian teal green Murano glass vases by Cenedese, circa 1970-1990 and a wonderful informal abstract modernist oil painting signed by German artist Walter W...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass, Wood, Blown Glass

Faceted Murano 'Sommerso' Glass Vase Attributed to Mandruzzato, circa 1960-1969
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Gorgeous vintage Italian faceted Murano glass vase attributed to Mandruzatto, circa 1960s. A rare and absolutely lovely color combination of emerald green to yellow to light blue 'So...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

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

1960s Vase, Tapio Wirkkala for Venini Attributable, Lattimo Murano Glass
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern Murano vase, Tapio Wirkkala for Venini attributable, lattimo Murano glass decorated About: Designed in 1968 by Tapio Wirkkala, these bottles are from the similar ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

1960s Murano Vase, Tapio Wirkkala for Venini Attributable, Black Murano glass
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern Murano vase, Tapio Wirkkala for Venini attributable, black Murano glass decorated About: Designed in 1968 by Tapio Wirkkala, these bottles are from the similar ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Cenedese Yellow Murano Glass Vases and Abstract Modern Mixed-Media Painting Set
By Irene Höll
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Set featuring a pair of Italian Murano glass yellow vases by Cenedese circa 1990s and an original artwork by German Artist Irene Höll titled 'Komet' (Comet) - wonderful large and inf...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Canvas, Wood, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Rectangular Bubble Glass Vase by WMF Glas in Clear Color, circa 1970s
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern German vase by WMF Glas, circa 1970. These beautiful clear colored vase brings a touch of fun and fantasy to any room. Made of very heavy art glass, this...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Rectangular Bubble Glass Vase by WMF Glas in Clear Color, circa 1970s
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern German vases by WMF Glas, circa 1970. These beautiful clear colored vase brings a touch of fun and fantasy to any room. Made of very heavy art glass, thi...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art 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

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

German Glass Vase by Karl Wiedmann for WMF Ikora, 1930s Bauhaus Art Deco
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, Karl Wiedmann
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Glass vase Producer: WMF, Germany Designer: Karl Wiedmann Age: 1930s Description: Wonderful heavy Art Deco glass element designed by Karl Wie...
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Mid-20th Century German Art Deco Vases

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Art Glass

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

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Murano 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

Trittico, Ribbed Baloton Deep Acquamarine Saguaro Shaped Vases, Barovier, Murano
By Barovier&Toso, Ercole Barovier
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Deep acquamarine coated with clear. A vibrant group of three vases made combining the regarding straight technique and the baloton. Shape is cylindrical and resembles the Saguaro cac...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Faceted Red Murano Sommerso Diamond Cut Glass Bowl Attributed to Mandruzzato
By Flavio Poli, Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Faceted vintage Midcentury Italian Murano art glass bowl, dish or ashtray attributed to Mandruzzato, circa 1970s. The combination of ruby red, yellow and blue tinted / clear 'Sommers...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Faceted Red Murano Sommerso Diamond Cut Glass Bowl Attributed to Mandruzzato
By Flavio Poli, Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large vintage Italian midcentury Murano faceted art glass bowl attributed to Mandruzzato, circa 1970s. The combination of ruby red and blue tinted or clear 'Sommerso' cut-glass looks...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Faceted Murano Sommerso Diamond Cut Glass Bowl Attributed to Mandruzzato
By Flavio Poli, Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large vintage Italian midcentury Murano multifaceted art glass bowl attributed to Mandruzzato, circa 1970s. The combination of amber toned and light blue tinted or clear 'Sommerso' c...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Blue Molato Murano Glass Jewelry Box, 1982
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
These boxes are a beautiful invention of the master glassmaker Toso Murano who designed them in 1982. They can be used as jewelry boxes, and they are beautiful thanks to the reflec...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Amber Molato Murano Glass Jewelry Box, 1982
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
This boxes are a beautiful invention of the master glassmaker Toso Murano who designed them in 1982. They can be used as jewelry boxes, and they are beautiful thanks to the reflectio...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass

Faceted Large Red and Green Murano Sommerso Diamond Cut Glass Centrepiece Bowl
By Alessandro Mandruzzato, Flavio Poli
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large vintage Italian midcentury Murano faceted art glass centrepiece serving bowl or ashtray attributed to Mandruzzato, circa 1970s. The combination of ruby red and emerald green 'S...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

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

Ercole Barovier, Barovier & Toso Barbarico Bowl, circa 1951
By Barovier&Toso, Ercole Barovier
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A barbarico bowl in blue/black glass with applied gold leave. Designed by Ercole Barovier in 1951 for barovier & toso, Murano, Italy. Lit.: Marina barovier, art of the barovier gla...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jard...

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Art Glass

Ercole Barovier, Barovier & Toso 'a Grosse Costolature' Bowl, 1942
By Barovier&Toso, Ercole Barovier
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A shell shaped 'a grosse costolature' bowl in heavy iridescent glass. designed by Ercole Barovier for barovier & toso in 1948, Murano, Italy. Lit.: marina barovier, art of the baro...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jard...

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Art Glass

Set of Red and Blue Murano Glass Cenedese Vases & Abstract Modern Art Painting
By Walter Wohlschlegel, Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A wonderful set of blue and red Murano glass vases by Cenedese glass, Italy, circa 1990s and an informal abstract modernist oil painting signed by German artist Walter Wohlschlegel (...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Gino Cenedese Forato Vase Neodymium Alessandrite, Massiccio and Blown Unique 60s
By Henry Moore, Antonio da Ros, Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Gino Cenedese unique vase. Uses one of the colors that Cenedese and Da Ros loved the most. In Murano is called Alessandrite, also known as Neodymium glass. As Alessandrite gemstone a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

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

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Crystal

Midcentury French Sweet Gum Candy Bonbon Shop Glass Bottle Jar Bonbonniere Lid
Located in Dorking, Surrey
Set of 2 French early to mid-20th century sweet glass jars with lids. Originally for storage of sweets for sale in shops. 1) The smallest (14 cms wide by 14 cms deep, 21.5 cms ta...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Other

1960s Italian Glass Advertising Jar with Lid Caramelle Fratelli Sperlari
Located in Milan, IT
Advertising Caramelle Fratelli Sperlari (Sperlari Brothers) glass jar for candies with aluminum lid produced in Italy in the 1960s. The model shows the brand name in blue and whit...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Aluminum

Midcentury Glass Vase, Sweden
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Swedish tall cylinder shaped vase in pink glass with an intentional crackled design from the 1970s. Marked with a sticker from the retailer MÖRSE.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

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  • Midcentury Glass Vase, Sweden
  • Midcentury Glass Vase, Sweden
  • Midcentury Glass Vase, Sweden
H 11.82 in. Dm 3.15 in.
Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Czechoslovakia - made of glass - good, original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Vase, 1960's
H 8.27 in. W 3.55 in. D 3.55 in.
Blenko Handcrafted Midcentury Glass Vase
By Blenko Glass
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful 1960s handcrafted glass vase by Blenko. Has a clear finish with blue accents. In excellent condition, no chips or cracks. A very collectible and rare piece. Made by an Am...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Yellow Midcentury Glass Vase, Poland, 1960s.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Beautiful nice shaped midcentury glass. Produced in Poland in the 1960s. Very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Blue Midcentury Glass Vase, Poland, 1970s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Produced in Poland in 1970s. Very good condition Dimensions: height 31 cm / diameter 10 cm.  
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Vintage 1970s Polish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Pink Midcentury Glass Vase, Poland, 1970s.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Unique pink coloured Mid-Century Modern vase. Comes from Poland, from 1970s. Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1970s Polish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid Century Glass Vase Attributed to Blenko
By Blenko Glass
Located in New York, NY
Dramatic trumpet form glass vase attributed to Blenko, unsigned.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Mid Century Glass Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century glass vase you’re looking for. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and art glass, every mid century glass vase was constructed with great care. Find 5844 options for an antique or vintage mid century glass vase now, or shop our selection of 113 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century glass vase — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century glass vase is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century glass vase over the years, but those crafted by Venini, Cenedese and Seguso Vetri d'Arte are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Glass Vase?

Prices for a mid century glass vase can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $10 and can go as high as $248,000, while the average can fetch as much as $915.

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 and Vessels for You

For thousands of years, vases and vessels have had meaningful functional value in civilizations all over the world. In Ancient Greece, ceramic vessels were used for transporting water and dry goods, holding bouquets of flowers, for storage and more. Outside of utilitarian use, in cities such as Athens, vases were a medium for artistic expressionpottery was a canvas for artists to illustrate their cultures’ unique people, beliefs and more. And pottery skills were handed down from fathers to sons.

Every antique and vintage vase and vessel, from decorative Italian urns to French 19th-century Louis XVI–style lidded vases, carries with it a rich, layered story. 

On 1stDibs, there is a vast array of vases and vessels in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. Our collection features vessels made from delicate materials such as ceramic and glass as well as durable materials like rustproof metals and stone.

A contemporary vase can help introduce an air of elegance to your minimalist space while an antique Chinese jar would make a luxurious addition to an Asian-inspired interior. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a statement piece, consider an Art Deco vase crafted by Italian architect and furniture designer Gio Ponti.

Vases and vessels — be they handmade pots, handblown glass wine bottles or otherwise — are versatile, practical decorative objects, and no matter your particular design preferences, furniture style or color scheme, they can add beauty and warmth to any home. Find yours on 1stDibs today.