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Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Vase by Venini
By Venini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Striking art glass vase ice bucket by Venini for Disaronno. Beautiful amber glass with a white striped drizzle.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Vases by Blenko Blue and Amber
By Blenko Glass
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of fish bowl vases by American glass blowing company Blenko. Amber colored case is a little taller than the blue vase 10 inch to 9.5 inch. Amber vase retains 90% of it's origina...
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Vintage 1960s American 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

Frantisek Vizner, Sklo Union Czech Art Glass, the Maze', a Good Art Glass Vase
By Sklo Union Rosice, Frantisek Vizner
Located in London, GB
Frantisek Vizner, Sklo Union Czech art glass. The Maze'. A good Mid-Century Modern art glass vase.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Leerdam Unica Striped Art Glass Vase by Floris Meydam
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century Modern art glass vase was produced by the Leerdam Unica glass factory during the 1960s and although unsigned, can be attributed to the works of Floris Meydam The vas...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Aqua Blue Murano Vase Attributed to Barovier
By Barovier
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century Modern art glass vase has no markings, but it believed to have been made in Murano Italy and is consistent with the work of Barovier. This thick aqua blue vase has a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

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

Iridescent Modernist Art Glass Vase by Robert Eikholt
Located in Rochester, NY
Colorful iridescent Mid-Century Modern art glass vase by Robert Eikholt. Hand blown. Signed and dated 1977. A very early piece by the artist. Robert Eickholt is a well-known glass ar...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Handkerchief Art Glass Vase by Chalet
By Chalet Art Glass Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous, large and elegant. Freeform handkerchief vase by Chalet. From clear to cranberry.
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art 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

Midcentury Sabino Art Glass Vase
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Troy, MI
Sabino art glass vase in smoky green color features ribbed body with stream lined leaf and berry motif, circa 1950s. Etched signature on underside of base.  
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Sommerso Murano Glass Vase, Mid-Century Modern
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large Murano glass vase. Beautiful and rare vase with oval shaped sides and clear glass bottom. The golden glass is striking, especially in the daylight. Large eno...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Scandinavia Modern Blue Art Glass Vase Mid-Century Modern
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial Scandinavia Modern Mid-Century Modern blue art glass vase with a tiny, controlled bubble design, mid-20th century, Denmark, Scandinavia. Dimensions: 4.0...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown 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

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 Modern Scandinavian Studio Art Glass Vase
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This well executed midcentury art glass vase is unsigned, but believed to have originated from one of a number of Scandinavian glass factories such as Kosta Boda. The vase has a flat...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Sommerso Murano Art Glass Vase
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very well executed art glass vase is unsigned, but presumed to have originated from Italy and dating to approximately 1967, and done in the period Mid-Century Modern style. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass Vase
Located in Copenhagen, K
Smoked rifled brown tinted glass vase.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Sommerso Murano Spiral Art Glass Vase
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very well executed art glass vase is unsigned, but presumed to have originated from Italy and dating to approximately 1967, and done in the period Mid-Century Modern style. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Italian Midcentury Art Glass Vase
By Schneider Glass
Located in Arles, FR
A beautiful white, black and orange art glass vase perfect with swirl motifs for displaying on a dining or side table, or any shelf. Measures: Height 9 5/8 inches Diameter: 6 3/...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Barovier Attributed Murano Cased Art Glass Vase
By Angelo Barovier
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Murano art glass vase is unsigned, but was most likely done by Angelo Barovier of Italy in circa 1969 in the period Mid-Century Modern style. The vase is a cased white over turq...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid Century Scandinavian Art Glass Vase
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage art glass vase. Circa 1960's. Slender and elegant design. A wonderful accent piece for any home.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid Century Scandinavian Art Glass Vase
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage art glass vase. Circa 1960's. Slender and elegant design. A wonderful accent piece for any home.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern, Murano 'Sommerso' Blue Art Glass Vase, Italy, 1960
Located in Catania, IT
This Murano glass vase has the same workmanship as a "sommerso". The "sommerso" is an art form of Murano glass that has layers of contrasting colors (usually two), the technique invo...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Sommerso, Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Green & Uranium Art Glass Basket Styled Vase
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This art glass basket styled vase is unsigned, but presumed to have originated from Murano Italy and dating to approximately 1965 and done in the period Mid-Century Modern style. The...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Czech Republic Uranium Art Glass 'Propeller' Styled Vase
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This art glass vase is unsigned, but presumed to originate from the Czech Republic and dating to approximately 1955 and done in the period Mid-Century Modern style. This vase is done...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Czechoslovakia, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made of art glass Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Murano Handkerchief Yellow Art Glass Blown Vase
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Murano handkerchief yellow Art glass blown vase.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Pair Glass Vases, Art Vannes, France, 1950's
By Art Vannes
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Pair glass vases, Art Vannes, France, 1950's. Heavy lead crystal vases are designed in the shape of a Calla Lily.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Chribska, 1960's
By Chribska Glassworks
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of metallurgical glass Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

  • Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Chribska, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Chribska, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Chribska, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Chribska, 1960's
H 8.27 in. W 3.94 in. D 3.15 in.
Green Pearl Iridescent Art Glass Vase
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice iridescent art glass vintage vase. Drip glass.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern 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

Art Glass Vase by Murano, 1970's
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Praha, CZ
- Italy, Murano - Intact, no damages jr.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

  • Art Glass Vase by Murano, 1970's
  • Art Glass Vase by Murano, 1970's
  • Art Glass Vase by Murano, 1970's
  • Art Glass Vase by Murano, 1970's
H 8.27 in. W 2.37 in. D 2.37 in.
Art Glass Vase by Vannes of Nancy, France
By Art Vannes
Located in Austin, TX
A lovely art Vannes large flower vase in crystal, twisted in a spiral with fluted top- a stylish piece of French art glass.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

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

Murano Studio Art Glass Vase Pair, Chihuly-Style, Mid-Century Modern, Venetian
By Dale Chihuly
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous pair of midcentury Murano vases / vessels in the organic modern abstraction, reminiscent of Dave Chihuly. Speckled white and blue glass and iridescent violet glass. Dimensio...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Archimede Seguso White Scavo Italian Art Glass Vase
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Archimede Seguso
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large, Italian white art-glass vase in the 'scavo' technique. Attributed to Archimede Seguso and Seguso Vetri d’Arte. The white textured finish of the vase offers a perfect ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid Century Frosted Art Glass Gold Vase
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century frosted art glass gold vase This vase measures: 12 wide x 12 deep x 14 inches high We take our photos in a controlled lighting studio to show as much detail as poss...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Metal

  • Mid Century Frosted Art Glass Gold Vase
  • Mid Century Frosted Art Glass Gold Vase
  • Mid Century Frosted Art Glass Gold Vase
  • Mid Century Frosted Art Glass Gold Vase
H 14 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Sommerso Plum Art Glass Vase, 1950s
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This glass vase was manufactured in Scandinavia during the 1950s. Made of art glass in the Sommerso technique, which in Italian means immersed. This technique involves repeatedly pla...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Small Mid-Century Modern Red Murano Glass Bud Vase
Located in Soquel, CA
Small Mid-Century Modern Red Murano Glass Bud Vase Bright translucent red hand blown Murano glass bud vase, with four large ridged details. One very small inclusion (firing blemish)...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Glass

Mid-Century Modern Signed Luigi Camozzo Iridescent Amber Murano Art Glass Vase
By Luigi Camozzo
Located in Roslyn, NY
An incredible Italian hand blown Murano Venetian glass vase, in amber crystal color with a surface iridescence, signed by Luigi Camozzo also retains a Vetro Artistico Murano paper l...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Sommerso Glass Czech Vase
By Jaroslav Svoboda
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A stylish vase designed by Jaroslav Svoboda, heavy green sommerso glass it's in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large & Heavy Mid-Century Modern Murano Swirled Art Glass Vase with Aventurine
By Barovier
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This large and substantial art glass vase is unsigned, but presumed to have been done in Murano Italy in approximately 1965 in a Barovier Mid-Century Modern style. The vase is done w...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Turquoise or Aquamarine Barovier Styled Ribbed Art Glass Vase
By Barovier
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century art glass vase is unsigned, but presumed to have originated from Italy and dating to approximately 1965. This gourd shaped vase is done in a thick aquamarine glass w...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Heavy Italian Murano Art Glass Multi-Colored Vase
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This midcentury art glass vase is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in Murano Italy in circa 1970 in the period midcentury style. The vase incorporates very thick and heavy cl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors Swedish Mid-Century Modern Kraka Art Glass Vase
By Sven Palmquist, Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors Swedish Mid-Century Modern Kraka art glass vase in colorless glass with controlled bubble motif. Underside has signature and maker and 1944 date mark as w...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Orrefors Purple Sommerso Scandinavian Glass Vase
By Orrefors
Located in Bochum, NRW
Beautiful purple glass vase made by Orrefors Sweden, realized in sommerso technique, original manufacturer label to the front, signed and numbered to the bottom. Excellent condition....
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Vintage Mid-century Modern Scandinavian Art Glass Vase from Orrefors, 1950s
By Sven Palmquist, Orrefors
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This transparent vase was designed by Sven Palmquist for the Swedish glassworks Orrefors during the 1950s. The vase is made of art glass. Sven Palmquist was born in 1906 in Lenhov...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Black and Amber Art Glass Vase Italy, Circa 1950s
Located in Montreal, QC
Large Mid-Century Modern Murano hand blown designer art glass vase. Amber and back stripes. Abstract Studio Style. Italy. Circa: 1950s. Approx. Dimensions: 13.25” tall x 8” wide x 4”...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Original Mid-Century Modern Blue Hand Blown Art Glass Vase, Vessel Blenko, 1980
By Blenko Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Blenko blue Mid-Century Modern hand blown art glass vase, vessel, geometric shape made in the 1980s. The sculptural blue glass body looks stunning with every turn. No markings.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Studio Paran Turquoise, Blue Blown & Yellow Art Glass Vase Mid-Century Modern
By Studio Paran
Located in Miami, FL
Studio Paran blown art glass vase in turquoise blue and yellow glass from America. The opening with 1.5 inches diameter is for a little bouquet. Mid-Century Modern unique glass art...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid Century Glass Vase, 1960´s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of Art Glass Re-Polished Good Original Condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art 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 7.88 in. W 4.34 in. D 4.34 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Sommerso Azure Art Glass Vase, 1950s
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This glass vase was manufactured in Scandinavia during the 1950s. Made of art glass in the Sommerso technique, which in Italian means immersed. This technique involves repeatedly pla...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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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

Mdina Art Glass Vase Malta, C.1960
By Mdina, Michael Harris
Located in London, GB
Mdina glass vase, Malta, C. 1960. In very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s Maltese Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Hand Blown Amethyst Purple Art Glass Vase, Vessel, Decanter
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern tall blown glass vase, vessel, decanter in translucent amethyst purple. Amethyst purple is a shade that captivates the imagination and inspires. This vase is per...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Czech Art Glass Vase by Jan Gabrhel for Sklo Union
By Sklo Union Rosice
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, clear, pressed, art glass vase by Jan Gabrhel for Sklo Union.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Large Gino Cenedese Murano Blue Art Glass Stripped Vase
By Gino Cenedese
Located in Roslyn, NY
Wonderful large and complex signed GINO CENEDESE, Limited 66/200 12.5" H x 7.5 W The sides of the large vase with thick vertical stripes, through which run numerous thin horizontal...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

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

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Flygsfors Coquille Art Glass Bowl
By Paul Kedelv, Flygsfors
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Round bowl with cased glass, clear to sea blue.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

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Mid Century Modern Art Glass Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century modern art glass vase for your home. A mid century modern art glass vase — often made from glass, art glass and murano glass — can elevate any home. There are 1681 variations of the antique or vintage mid century modern art glass vase you’re looking for, while we also have 20 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the mid century modern art glass vase you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modern art glass vase, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made mid century modern art glass vase has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Venini, Fratelli Toso and Fulvio Bianconi are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Art Glass Vase?

Prices for a mid century modern art glass vase start at $48 and top out at $110,863 with the average selling for $922.

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.