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Vintage Mid-Century Glass Ashtray Ruby Red Triangular
By Viking Glass Company
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage modernist mid-century glass ashtray ruby red triangular. Mid-century glass ashtray circa 1960's - 1970's USA. Large and stunningly beautiful art glass ashtray by Viking in...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Glass Pendant, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of glass, brass New Cabling 1x E27 or E26 bulb With aged patina Re-polished Good Original condition US wiring compatible.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Glass Pendant, 1960's
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H 28.75 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Mid-Century Glass Pendant, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of glass, brass New cabling 1x E27 or E26 bulb With aged patina Re-polished Good original condition US wiring compatible.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Glass Pendant, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Pendant, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Pendant, 1960's
  • Mid-Century Glass Pendant, 1960's
H 28.75 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Double layered glass opaline and amber. Made in the 1960s in Czechoslovakia.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
  • Large Mid-Century Glass Pendant
H 27.56 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Signed Leerdam Mid Century Glass
By A. D. Copier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1959, large blown glass vase. Signed A.D. Copier, Leerdam Unica. Artist created. This heavy, unique, glass is from one of the masters of Leerdam. Top quality design and craftsmanship...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

  • Signed  Leerdam Mid Century Glass
  • Signed  Leerdam Mid Century Glass
  • Signed  Leerdam Mid Century Glass
  • Signed  Leerdam Mid Century Glass
H 20.25 in. W 8 in. D 5.5 in.
Vintage Mid-Century Glass Ruby Red Cigar Ashtray
By Viking Glass Company
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage mid-century large round glass ruby red cigar ashtray Mid-Century Modern glass ashtray circa 1960's – 1970's USA. Hand-made by Viking Art Glass in their beautiful ruby red ...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Tobacco Accessories

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Glass Pendant, 1960's, Germany
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Germany Made of glass, metal Re-polished Original condition. 1 x 60 W, E27 or E26 bulb.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Plastic

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

Rare Mid-Century Glass Table Lamp, Tabery, 1970s
By Osvětlovací sklo n.p., Valašské Meuiříčí, Stepan Tabery
Located in Praha, CZ
- very nice style of lighting - rare type - minor defect on photo, insignificant.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Midcentury Red Glass Table Lamp, Czech Republic, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Glass table lamp produced in the Czech Republic in the 1960s. Very good condition. Measures: Height: 42cm. Diameter at its widest point: 25cm.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Mid Century Glass Table Lamp From Osvětlovací Sklo, 1970s
By Osvětlovací sklo n.p., Valašské Meuiříčí
Located in Żory, PL
This glass table lamp was made by Osvetlovací Sklo in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Midcentury Red Glass Table Lamp by Stefan Tabery, 1960s
By Stepan Tabera, Osvětlovací sklo n.p., Valašské Meuiříčí
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia - Maker: Valasske Mezirici (marked by manufacturer) - Perfect original condition.   
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Glass

Fabulous Mid-Century Glass Bowl Floral Décor with Red Enamel Accents
Located in Bochum, NRW
A gorgeous crystal glass bowl on 3 small feet. Richly decorated with etched roses and cherry flowers enhanced with red enamel. Twisted rim. Excellent condition. Dimensions: Height 1...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Blown Glass

Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Glass Pink Red Bowl by Paul Kedelv for Flygsfors
By Paul Kedelv, Flygsfors
Located in North Miami, FL
This exaggerated and outstretched Swedish mid century glass sommerso bowl and or vase has a sculptural shape with beautiful colors of pink, raspberry pink red, white outlines on the ...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase, Italy White, Red and Green, Circa 1960/70
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Mid-Century Murano glass vase from the famous workshops in Italy around 1960/70. A white body with a red base and finished in a kind of green flower From different shades of white ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Nils Landberg Red Expo Tulip Vase, Orrefors Glassworks, circa 1950s
By Nils Landberg, Orrefors
Located in New York, NY
Mid century glass artist Nils Landberg's Red Expo Tulip Vase was designed for Orrefors glassworks in the 1950's. This delicately tinted vase is hand blown glass signed with incised s...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Nils Landberg Red Tulpanglas, Orrefors Glassworks, 1957
By Orrefors, Nils Landberg
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century glass artist Nils Landberg's Red Tulpanglas designed in 1956, produced in 1957 by Orrefors glassworks. The delicately tinted glasses are blown as a single piece and incis...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Glass Beaker, Ruby Red Colored with Enamel Paint, Bohemia, Mid 19th Century
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful crystal glass Bohemian art glass. Glass beaker, red glaze with enamel paint, Bohemia, mid 19th ct. A beautiful piece of art for any room or just to display in your collection.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Czech Victorian Glass

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Art Glass

Barovier e Toso Murano Embedded Red &Gold Flower Glass Bowl Mid Century Modern
By Barovier&Toso
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning and rare vintage Italian Murano hand blown glass bowl is by the maestros of glass blowing; Barovier e Toso. It is mid century modern and from the 50's. The glass bowl h...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century American 'Amberina' Colored Glass Dish
Located in Buchanan, NY
1960s American glass dish with rounded wave design. Glass has a ruby/amber color with clear glass at the base. We believe that this could be a piece made by Viking Glass Company. Re...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Venini Murano Twisted Red Caned Rope Glass Tray with Brass Mid-Century Modern
By Paolo Venini
Located in North Miami, FL
This gorgeous hand blown Italian Murano glass tray by Venini is mid century modern. The red X style forms are randomly placed amidst the twisted clear rope glass. The tray is mirrore...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Brass

Pair of Very Intense Red Murano Sommerso Silver Flecks Ruffled Edge Bowls
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Verviers, BE
Pair of 1950s red/silver Murano Sommerso silver flecks ruffled edge bowls, made in Italy. With very nice intense red and silver color. The piece is in excellent condition and a rea...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Seven Cups and 11 Water, Long Drink Glasses Red Blue Fulvio Bianconi
By Fulvio Bianconi
Located in Weiningen, CH
Mid-Century seven cups and 11 water or long drink glasses red blue Fulvio Bianconi. The cups are 9 x 6.5 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Faceted Cranberry Red Murano Candlesticks / Bud Vases
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Soquel, CA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Faceted Cranberry Red Murano Candlesticks / Bud Vases Pair of elegant Mid-Century Modern faceted Murano glass candlesticks, in a warm and festive cranberr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Italian Handcrafted Murano Red Glass 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian Handcrafted Chalice made in Italy 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Mid Century Modern Blenko Tangerine Art Glass Decanter, Winslow Anderson #49
By Blenko Glass
Located in New York, NY
Vibrant vintage MCM tangerine Blenko art glass decanter. Designed by Winslow Anderson, 1970's. Very good condition Hand blown intense orange-red to clear at the trefoil top.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Mid 20th Century Set of 8 Small Wine Glasses by Monica Bratt
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 20th century set of 8 small wine glasses by monica bratt circa 1950. Monica bratt (1913-1961) was a swedish artist who worked mainly in glassware at the reijmyre glassworks. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass

2 Piece's of 1950's Red Art Glass by Monica Bratt
By Monica Bratt
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
2 piece's of 1950's red art glass by Monica Bratt circa 1950. Monica Bratt (1913-1961) was a Swedish artist who worked mainly in glassware at the Reijmyre glassworks. The 2 pie...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass

Vintage Italian Handcrafted Chalice in Blown Murano Red Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian Handcrafted Chalice in blown Murano red glass mad in Italy, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Italian Murano Blown Glass Ruby Red Pedestal Coupes-Sherbets S/6
By Compagnia Di Venezia E Murano (C.V.M.)
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From the Venetian region of Northern Italy, a set of six Murano glass coupes or sherbets, circa 1950-1960. Ruby Red bowls are fused to heavy colorless glass pedestal bases in a di...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Blown Glass

Vintage Red and Black Italian Art Glass Plate Charger
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Cased art glass charger, centerpiece, plate from Italy the front side in red and the reverse in black. Original Vintage "Made in Italy".
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Beautiful Italian Handcrafted Chalice in Red Blown Murano Glass, 1970
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian handcrafted Chalice in red blown murano glass, 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

5 Pieces of 1950's Scandinavian Red Art Glass by Monica Bratt
By Monica Bratt
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
5 pieces of 1950's Scandinavian red art glass by Monica Bratt circa 1950. Monica Bratt (1913-1961) was a Swedish artist who worked mainly in glassware at the Reijmyre glassworks. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass

Vistosi Red Glass Pencil Case, Murano, Italy, circa 1965
By Gino Vistosi, Vistosi
Located in Sydney, NSW
A red cased covered pencil case by Gino Vistosi for Vistosi, Murano, circa 1965. Complete with its original paper labels.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Set of 4 1950's Scandinavian Red Wine Glasses by Monica Bratt
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Set of 4 1950's Scandinavian red wine glasses by Monica Bratt circa 1950. Monica Bratt (1913-1961) was a Swedish artist who worked mainly in glassware at the Reijmyre glassworks. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass

Beautiful Italian Handcrafted Chalice in Red Blown Murano Glass 1970
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian handcrafted chalice in blown Murano glass red color, 1970s This elegant chalice is rich in lovely details that add harmoniously to its grace.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Mid Century Big Red Vase, Poland, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Red vase in amazing shape. Produced in 1960s in Poland. Glass in perfect condition. The vase looks like it has just been taken out of the box. No jags, defects etc. The outer rel...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Glass

Italian Handcrafted Murano Red Glass, 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian handcrafted Chalice made in Italy, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Murano Flavio Poli Triple Cased White, Red, Black Glass Bowl Vintage
By Flavio Poli
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful vintage Italian Murano Flavio Poli triple cased glass bowl is unusual. It has white cased exterior, going into black glass line to a red interior. It is vintage from t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Vintage Bowl or Ashtray in Red Murano Glass and Gold Spangles
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Grac...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Set of 8 Red, Yellow & Gold Highball Glasses
Located in Nantucket, MA
Set of eight Mid-Century Modern highball glasses with red and yellow enamel circles of various sizes along with 22k gold filigree medallions.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Glass

Murano Art Glass Red Tree Sculpture, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Very particular sculpture of Tree in Murano glass, stylized and linear like the art of glass in Venice commands. The sculpture represents a stylized Christmas tree, with a red stem ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Antonio da Ros for Cenedese Murano Sommerso Red Yelllow Glass Bottle or Perfume
By Cenedese, Antonio da Ros
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning and brilliant Italian Murano hand blown sommerso decanter or perfume bottle is by Antonio da Ros for Cenedese. It is from the 60's. The colors of red and yellow in somm...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Red/Carmin, Poland, 1980s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Glass jug designed by Ludwik Fiedorowicz for the "Staszic" artistic glassworks in Dabrowa Górnicza - a branch of the "Zabkowice" economic glassworks. A jug with an attached ear decor...
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Vintage 1980s Polish Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

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Glass

Seven Plates in Red Glass Designed by Josef Frank
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Seven plates in red glass, designed by Josef Frank. Produced by: Reijmyre / Gullaskruf. In good condition, some micro-chips. Measures: 18 x 3 cm. Two plates, 1 cm, smaller.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Large Murano Glass Red and Black Striped Vase
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Troy, MI
Signed Seguso Murano on the underside of base, this circa 1980s tall, heavy glass vase has stripes of black and red.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Baccarat, France, Nine Red Wine Glasses in Clear Mouth Blown Crystal Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Baccarat, France. Nine red wine glasses in clear mouth-blown crystal glass. Mid-20th century. Measures: 18 x 9 cm. In perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Glass

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Crystal

Set Six Italian Venetian Murano Glass Barovier Toso Ruby Red Champagne Goblets
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass set of six Champagne Goblets or finger foot bowls. Attributed to Barovier Toso, a Murano glass company. Made of hand blown red glass wit...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Set of Seven Bright Red MCM 1960s Italian Empoli Art Glass Decanters Vases Jars
Located in Haarlem, NL
Very pretty collectible set in a very special colour bright red. Seven 1960s Italian Empoli and Opaline glass decanters, carafe, apothecary jars. Measurements from highest to low...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Blown Glass, Opaline Glass

Mandruzzato Murano Sommerso Red Yellow Ice Glass Faceted Vase
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Barcelona, ES
Midcentury Faceted Murano art glass vase with textured ice glass sides. Attributed to Mandruzzato, Italy, 1960s. Sommerso technique with red glass with a layer in yellow submerged i...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Mid-Century Modern Red/Orange Jug, Poland, 1980s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Glass jug designed by Ludwik Fiedorowicz for the "Staszic" Artistic Glassworks in Dabrowa Górnicza - a branch of the "Zabkowice" Economic Glassworks. A jug with an attached ear decor...
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Vintage 1980s Polish Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

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Glass

1970s Carlo Moretti Mid-Century Modern Red and Gray Opaline Glass Jug
By Carlo Moretti, Opaline florence
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An hand-crafted red, gray and white jug vase made in Italy in the Seventies by Carlo Moretti.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

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Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

Mid-Century Steuler Red Candleholder by Cari Zalloni
By Carl Zalloni, Steuler
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
One beautiful, in a stunning red glaze, candleholder from the designer Cari Zalloni for Steuler Keramik. The candle holder are signed on the base with the company’s trademark and mod...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Vintage Red Wing Pottery Carafe Pitcher
By Red Wing Pottery 1
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful midcentury pottery piece decorated with Quail figure. The glaze on this piece is uniform and reminescent of nostalgia. From the Bob White line, this piece will be a great a...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

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Ceramic

  • Vintage Red Wing Pottery Carafe Pitcher
  • Vintage Red Wing Pottery Carafe Pitcher
  • Vintage Red Wing Pottery Carafe Pitcher
  • Vintage Red Wing Pottery Carafe Pitcher
H 11.75 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Large Murano Art Glass Charger and Bowl. Red and Black
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Kansas City, MO
Red and Black swirl Murano hand blown art glass bowl and charger. Mint Condition Plate 21.75 inches diameter, 1.5 inches height. Bowl 12.5 inches diameter, 6 inches height.        
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Art Glass

Archimede Seguso Murano Rust Red Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Decorative Bowl
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
ONLY 1 Left! Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown rust red and gold flecks Italian art glass bowl. Documented to designer Archimede Seguso, circa 1950s. Created with powder pigments, ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold Leaf

Galliano Ferro Murano Turquoise, Blue, Red Fused Caned Glass Bowl Vintage
By Galliano Ferro
Located in North Miami, FL
The amazing colors of this sculptural masterpiece of an Italian vintage Murano glass bowl ring with great technical glass blowing expertise by Galliano Ferro. Each cane of different ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Val St. Lambert, Belgium, Four Legagneux Red Wine Glasses in Crystal Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Val St. Lambert, Belgium. Four Legagneux red wine glasses in clear mouth-blown crystal glass. Mid-20th century. Measures: 18.5 x 9 cm In perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Glass

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Crystal

Mid-Century Recipe Cocktail Shaker in Red and White Enamel on Clear Glass
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-century clear glass cocktail shaker with a chrome lid and decorated with vertical panels with cocktail recipes in red graphics and text on white enamel.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Barware

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Chrome

Murano Avem Gold, Red, Orange, Green Patchwork Scalloped Glass Bowl Vintage
By Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning Italian murano gold glass bowl is by Avem and has random sommerso patchwork blotches of forms that are in colors of red, orange, gold and green with abundant gold avent...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold

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Midcentury Red Glass For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of midcentury red glass you’re looking for. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, murano glass and metal. There are 2168 variations of the antique or vintage item from our selection of midcentury red glass you’re looking for, while we also have 39 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each choice in our collection of midcentury red glass bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made object in our assortment of midcentury red glass over the years, but those crafted by Archimede Seguso, Venini and Cenedese are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Midcentury Red Glass?

The average selling price for a piece of midcentury red glass at 1stDibs is $876, while they’re typically $35 on the low end and $55,930 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.