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41inch Tall STACKED Round Wooden Vessel, by Richard Haining, Available Now
By Richard Haining
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this vase was made using Alaskan Cedar salvaged from a decommissioned NYC water tower. The wood's natural coloring is a pale light blond...
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2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Softwood, Cedar, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood, Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Har...

Vintage Tall White Cased Glass Vase by Kastrup
By Jacob Eiler Bang, Kastrup
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...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Glass, Art Glass

Blue Bubble Design on White Tall Ceramic Vase, Netherlands, Contemporary
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary Dutch bubble design made from actual shades of blue bubbles adhered to a white ceramic vase. Tall cylinder shape. Sits well with S4878Z. See image #5  
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Tall Palma Abstract Vase
By Kose Milano
Located in Milan, IT
This sophisticated handmade ceramic vase features a simple silhouette and contemporary decorations that were applied by hand. Part of a limited edition of 50 pieces, this vase featur...
Category

2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Tall Palma Abstract Vase
  • Tall Palma Abstract Vase
  • Tall Palma Abstract Vase
  • Tall Palma Abstract Vase
H 18.9 in. W 8.67 in. D 4.34 in.
Tall Pacay Vase with Gold Leaf
By Kose Milano
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite vase has a precious gold leaf finish that was hand applied and that makes it a one-of-a-kind object that mixes traditional materials with innovative shapes bearing a c...
Category

2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Gold Leaf

  • Tall Pacay Vase with Gold Leaf
  • Tall Pacay Vase with Gold Leaf
  • Tall Pacay Vase with Gold Leaf
  • Tall Pacay Vase with Gold Leaf
H 26.78 in. W 5.52 in. D 2.76 in.
Unique Handmade 21st Century Lavender Dip-Dyed Tall Oblong Vase
By Elyse Graham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This slender and elegant vase is handmade by artist Elyse Graham in her Los Angeles studio. This collection of vessels is inspired by striated landscapes caused by glacial erosion...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Vases

Materials

Resin, Plaster

Unique Handmade 21st Century Light Blue Dip-Dyed Tall Oblong Vase
By Elyse Graham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautifully minimal vase is handmade by artist Elyse Graham in her Los Angeles studio. This collection of vessels is inspired by striated landscapes caused by glacial erosion...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Vases

Materials

Resin, Plaster

Handmade 21st Century Tall Dubos Vase in Dust Gray by Elyse Graham
By Elyse Graham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The striking and playful Dubos vase is handmade by artist Elyse Graham in her Los Angeles studio. This collection of vessels is inspired by our incredible and diverse microbiome. ...
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Vases

Materials

Plaster, Resin

Handmade 21st Century Tall Dubos Vase in Oxblood Red by Elyse Graham
By Elyse Graham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The striking and playful Dubos vase is handmade by artist Elyse Graham in her Los Angeles studio. This collection of vessels is inspired by our incredible and diverse microbiome. ...
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Vases

Materials

Plaster, Resin

Handmade 21st Century Tall Dubos Vase in Mustard Yellow by Elyse Graham
By Elyse Graham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The striking and playful Dubos vase is handmade by artist Elyse Graham in her Los Angeles studio. This collection of vessels is inspired by our incredible and diverse microbiome. ...
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Vases

Materials

Plaster, Resin

Unique Handmade 21st Century Gray and Olive Green Dip-Dyed Tall Oblong Vase
By Elyse Graham
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This slender and elegant vase is handmade by artist Elyse Graham in her Los Angeles studio. This collection of vessels is inspired by striated landscapes caused by glacial erosion...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Vases

Materials

Plaster, Resin

Alberto Donà, Tall Footed Bowl, Olive Mezzatinta Rigadin, Hexagonal Neck, Murano
By Alberto Donà
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Elegant and ethereal centerpiece. Part of a group of two, see last photo. Alberto Donà Furnace. Shows in color and elements the reciprocal influence of the works Alberto did for Dong...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Art Deco Vases

Materials

Art Glass, Murano Glass

Austrian Porcelain Tall Decorative Vase / Piece
Located in Hudson, NY
Gilt gold with hand painted details Austrian porcelain decorative vase / piece with exterior scene design. Painted by Ackermann & Fritze " 1908 - 1959 ". The Urn feature a narrow ovo...
Category

Antique Early 1900s European Urns

Materials

Gold

20th Century Tall Decorative Vase / Gold Flecks Details
Located in Hudson, NY
Mid-20th century tall decorative piece or vase with gold flecks design details. The piece is in great vintage condition. Minor wear consistent with age / use. Maker's mark undersigne...
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Vases

Materials

Gold

Tall Decorative Vase, Oriental, Ceramic, Urn, Moriage, Art Deco, circa 1940
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a tall vintage decorative vase. An Oriental, ceramic baluster urn decorated with moriage, dating to the Art Deco period, circa 1940. Superb form with wonderful period deta...
Category

Mid-20th Century Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Tall Pair / English Porcelain Decorative Pieces / Vases
Located in Hudson, NY
Tall pair of English porcelain decorative pieces / vases with hand painted gilt gold and exterior design details. Each vase is in great condition with minor wear consistent with age ...
Category

Mid-20th Century English Vases

Materials

Gold

19th Century Tall Gilt Porcelain Decorative Vase / Piece
Located in Hudson, NY
19th century very tall gilt porcelain decorative vase / piece with exterior floral design details . The vase / piece is in good condition . Minor wear appropriate with age / use . Nu...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Vases

Materials

Gold

Early 20th Century Tall Gilt Porcelain Decorative Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Early 20th century tall gilt porcelain with exterior painted floral design details decorative vase / piece. The piece is in great condition. Minor wear consistent with age / use. Mak...
Category

Vintage 1920s Austrian Vases

Materials

Gold

Tall Vintage Decorative Vase, Oriental, Ceramic Baluster Urn, Italianate, C.1970
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a tall vintage decorative vase. An Oriental, ceramic baluster urn with Italianate taste, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1970. Dashing gilt finish and pleasing form...
Category

Late 20th Century Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Tall Vintage Decorative Carnival Vase, English, Glass, Flower, Midcentury, 1950
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a tall, vintage decorative carnival vase. An English, glass flower vase with colourful midcentury appeal, circa 1950. Radiant color accentuates the fascinating form Displ...
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Mid-20th Century British Vases

Materials

Glass

Tall Vintage Decorative Vase, English, Ceramic, Collectible, Lustre, circa 1950
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a tall vintage decorative vase. An English, ceramic collectible vase with profuse lustre finish, dating to the mid-20th century, circa 1950. Alluring, striking lustre to c...
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Mid-20th Century British Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Tall Vintage Peacock Vase, Chinese, Ceramic, Decorative, Baluster Urn, Art Deco
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a tall vintage peacock vase. A Chinese, ceramic baluster urn with Art deco taste, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1940. Charmingly colourful, with generous proportio...
Category

Mid-20th Century Chinese Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Tall Antique Dragon Vases, Chinese, Brass, Decorative, Oriental Taste
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of tall antique dragon vases. A Chinese, brass decorative flower urn with strong Oriental taste, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1900. Strikingly overt in det...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Vases

Materials

Brass

Tall Vintage Baluster Vase, Oriental, Decorative Vessel, Art Deco, circa 1940
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a tall vintage baluster vase. An oriental, strikingly decorative ceramic vessel, dating to the Art Deco period of the mid-20th century, circa 1940. Of profuse decoration a...
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Italian 1950s Tall Peach Colored Venetian Vase with Decorative Blue Flowers
Located in London, GB
Stunning tall midcentury vase in soft peach opaque glass dotted with three impressive and intricate blue glass flowers. Equally stunning either with or without flowers.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Vases

Materials

Glass

Tall Vintage Decorative Flower Vase, Oriental, Ceramic, Baluster Urn, Art Deco
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a tall vintage decorative flower vase. An Oriental, quality ceramic baluster urn with Art Deco taste, dating to the mid-20th century, circa 1940. Appealingly colorful and ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Tall Antique Satsuma Vases, Japanese, Ceramic, Decorative, Moriage, 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of tall antique Satsuma vases. A Japanese, ceramic decorative urn with moriage finish, dating to the late 19th century, circa 1900. Wonderful, antique Japanese cera...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of, Tall Vintage Decorative Lily Vases, French, Ceramic, Flower, Baluster
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of tall vintage decorative lily vases. A French, ceramic flower baluster, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1980. Sinuous, tall profile and of reassuring weigh...
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Late 20th Century French Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Tall Vintage Flower Vase, English, Decorative, Glass, Carnival, 20th Century
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a tall vintage flower vase. An English, decorative glass carnival vase, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1930. Desirably fluted, colorful flower vase Displaying a ...
Category

Early 20th Century British Vases

Materials

Glass

Roxy Tall Vase
By Marioni
Located in Milan, IT
The standout features of this striking ceramic vase is its texture, that adds dynamism to its simple cylindrical shape with a series of diamond-shaped decoration that emerge from the...
Category

2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Roxy Tall Vase
H 14.18 in. W 6.3 in. D 5.91 in.
Tulip Tall Vase
By VG New Trend
Located in Milan, IT
Sleek and refined, this vase exquisitely reproduces a tulip's bud. Boasting delicate and sinuous lines, it is handcrafted of ceramics showcasing an opaque and gleaming hue, reminisce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Tulip Tall Vase
  • Tulip Tall Vase
  • Tulip Tall Vase
  • Tulip Tall Vase
H 29.53 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Mantiqueira Tall Beige Vase
By Tacchini
Located in Milan, IT
A charming, straightforward tribute to Nature and our Planet, this recycled cardboard vase is handmade following a certified and sustainable process that makes it a one-of-a-kind obj...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Other

Mantiqueira Tall Beige Vase
H 16.93 in. W 9.45 in. D 6.3 in.
Mantiqueira Tall Brown Vase
By Tacchini
Located in Milan, IT
A singular, sculptural design merging unexpectedly refined and absolutely sustainable qualities, this extraordinary vase boasts a sleek and smooth, nature-inspired silhouette complet...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Other

Mantiqueira Tall Brown Vase
H 25.6 in. W 3.55 in. D 3.55 in.
Obice Tall Silver Vase
By VG-VGnewtrend
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the Obice Collection, this splendid vase will make a wonderful statement in a contemporary living room. Made of LDPE (low-density polyethylene), it is enriched with silver le...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Resin

  • Obice Tall Silver Vase
  • Obice Tall Silver Vase
  • Obice Tall Silver Vase
  • Obice Tall Silver Vase
H 44.1 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Tall Guido Gambone Vase
By Guido Gambone
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Elegant slender vase by Guido Gambone in a solid white glaze. Signed with donkey mark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Tall Guido Gambone Vase
  • Tall Guido Gambone Vase
  • Tall Guido Gambone Vase
  • Tall Guido Gambone Vase
H 12 in. W 2.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Tall Palma Afro Vase
By Rosaria Rattin, Kose Milano
Located in Milan, IT
This striking vase was entirely decorated by hand and is part of a limited edition of 50 pieces designed by Rosaria Rattin. The simple, elongated lines of this vase are decorated wit...
Category

2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Tall Palma Afro Vase
  • Tall Palma Afro Vase
  • Tall Palma Afro Vase
  • Tall Palma Afro Vase
H 18.9 in. W 8.67 in. D 4.34 in.
Tall KPM Porcelain Vase
By KPM Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A KPM designed tall porcelain vase with blue glaze.
Category

Vintage 1970s German Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Tall KPM Porcelain Vase
H 28.25 in. W 9 in. D 9 in.
Tall Picassoesque Pottery Vase
Located in Woodbury, CT
Painted in bright colors, possibly enamel. On a silver painted ground. Broken bits of egg shell (?) used to create some of the images in a mosaic form as seen clearly in the profile ...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Pottery

Sascha Brastoff Tall Vase
By Sascha Brastoff
Located in Chicago, IL
Tall painted ceramic vase. Marked "Sascha B 084" on underside.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Sascha Brastoff Tall Vase
  • Sascha Brastoff Tall Vase
  • Sascha Brastoff Tall Vase
  • Sascha Brastoff Tall Vase
H 17 in. Dm 2.75 in.
Tall Cylindrical Brass Vase
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Tall cylindrical brass vase.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Brass

Tall Vase by Milan Pekař
By Milan Pekar
Located in Geneve, CH
Tall vase by Milan Pekar Dimensions: D11 x H36 cm Materials: Glaze, porcelain Hand-made in the Czech Republic. Also available: different colors and patterns Established o...
Category

2010s Czech Modern Vases

Materials

Porcelain

  • Tall Vase by Milan Pekař
  • Tall Vase by Milan Pekař
  • Tall Vase by Milan Pekař
  • Tall Vase by Milan Pekař
H 14.18 in. Dm 4.34 in.
Tall Pink Glass Cone Vase
Located in Richmond, VA
Hand-blown, satin pink art glass vase in a tall cone shape with blue wrap detail and base. Signed on base.
Category

20th Century Vases

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

  • Tall Pink Glass Cone Vase
  • Tall Pink Glass Cone Vase
  • Tall Pink Glass Cone Vase
  • Tall Pink Glass Cone Vase
H 13 in. Dm 4.25 in.
Tall Midcentury West German Vase
Located in Troy, MI
West German tall ceramic vase has a gray blue glaze with a bold incised and glazed decorative border at the top, circa 1960s. Unknown maker - we cannot make out manufacturer’s number...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Murano Sommerso Tall Glass Vase
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Murano glass Sommerso cut and polished tall rectangular vase. Often attributed to Mandruzzato. Beautiful yellow and green layered inner design.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

  • Murano Sommerso Tall Glass Vase
  • Murano Sommerso Tall Glass Vase
  • Murano Sommerso Tall Glass Vase
  • Murano Sommerso Tall Glass Vase
H 10 in. W 2.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Fan Shaped Tall Glass Vase
Located in Woodbury, CT
Yellow/amber and clear glass at the base, with flex of gold throughout. Ribbed flaring body, upon a ball, upon 3 clear glass supports, upon a round base 6.5 inches in diameter.
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

  • Fan Shaped Tall Glass Vase
  • Fan Shaped Tall Glass Vase
  • Fan Shaped Tall Glass Vase
  • Fan Shaped Tall Glass Vase
H 24 in. W 13.75 in. D 8 in.
Tall Gambaro & Poggi Millefiori Vase
By Gambaro & Poggi
Located in Miami, FL
Tall light blue Millefiori vase. The cobalt blue base and handles have gold inclusion. In extremely good condition.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Tall Bitossi Italian Pottery Vase
By Bitossi, Raymor, Alvino Bagni, Aldo Londi
Located in Garnerville, NY
Tall Bitossi Italian pottery vase, circa 1950-1960. Signed on the bottom, Italy, 849. Egg shell white 'V' cut opening. Terracotta, turquoise, black ring decoration streaked with gray...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Tall German Geometric Design Vase
Located in East Hampton, NY
A lovely earthenware tall vase with geometric design.
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Pottery

Paso Doble Tall Glass Vase
By Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin
Located in San Andreas Atoto, MX
Designed by Monica Guggisberg (Switzerland). Handblown fine crystal vase, overlayed color and outer ring shaped cuts. Available in two sizes and two colors.
Category

2010s Mexican Vases

Materials

Glass

  • Paso Doble Tall Glass Vase
  • Paso Doble Tall Glass Vase
  • Paso Doble Tall Glass Vase
  • Paso Doble Tall Glass Vase
H 17.72 in. Dm 9.06 in.
Tall Blue Case Glass Vase
Located in Washington, DC
Tall blue case glass vase.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

  • Tall Blue Case Glass Vase
  • Tall Blue Case Glass Vase
  • Tall Blue Case Glass Vase
  • Tall Blue Case Glass Vase
H 20 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Brown and Ivory Tall Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
Brown and ivory tall vase.     
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Brown and Ivory Tall Vase
  • Brown and Ivory Tall Vase
  • Brown and Ivory Tall Vase
  • Brown and Ivory Tall Vase
H 18.5 in. Dm 10 in.
Murano Glass Tall Vase, 1980
Located in London, GB
An Italian designed tall vase in Murano glass, circa 1980.
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

  • Murano Glass Tall Vase, 1980
  • Murano Glass Tall Vase, 1980
  • Murano Glass Tall Vase, 1980
  • Murano Glass Tall Vase, 1980
H 18.51 in. Dm 7.49 in.
Tall Italian Marble Vase, 1970s
Located in Lake Success, NY
Marble vase, Italy, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Vases

  • Tall Italian Marble Vase, 1970s
  • Tall Italian Marble Vase, 1970s
  • Tall Italian Marble Vase, 1970s
  • Tall Italian Marble Vase, 1970s
H 15.25 in. W 5.50 in. D 5.50 in.
Tall Art Deco Silver Overlay Vase
Located in Troy, MI
Tall clear glass vase features a wide base and heavy silver overlay in a banded grid pattern with shield form, circa 1940s. Unknown maker.
Category

Early 20th Century European Art Deco Vases

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Tall Art Deco Silver Overlay Vase
  • Tall Art Deco Silver Overlay Vase
  • Tall Art Deco Silver Overlay Vase
  • Tall Art Deco Silver Overlay Vase
H 11.5 in. Dm 4.75 in.
Peter Shire Tall Expo Vase, 2000
By Peter Shire
Located in Austin, TX
Tall expo vase 2000 in colors of purple yellow brown and gun metal black. Peter Shire, a founding member of Sottsass' Memphis Milano Group is an LA-based artist whose work eludes all...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

  • Peter Shire Tall Expo Vase, 2000
  • Peter Shire Tall Expo Vase, 2000
  • Peter Shire Tall Expo Vase, 2000
  • Peter Shire Tall Expo Vase, 2000
H 9.25 in. Dm 4.25 in.
Tall Green Glass Art Deco Vase
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful tall glass Art Deco style vase. This large vessel is in deep emerald green and features a swooping raised design across the front on both sides. Dimensions: 16" Tall...
Category

20th Century American Art Deco Vases

Materials

Glass

  • Tall Green Glass Art Deco Vase
  • Tall Green Glass Art Deco Vase
  • Tall Green Glass Art Deco Vase
  • Tall Green Glass Art Deco Vase
H 16 in. W 9.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Element Vase, Tall by Milan Pekař
By Milan Pekar
Located in Geneve, CH
Element vase - Tall by Milan Pekar Dimensions: D x H38 cm Materials: Glaze, porcelain Hand- crafted in the Czech Republic. Also available: different colors and patterns E...
Category

2010s Czech Modern Vases

Materials

Porcelain

  • Element Vase, Tall by Milan Pekař
  • Element Vase, Tall by Milan Pekař
  • Element Vase, Tall by Milan Pekař
  • Element Vase, Tall by Milan Pekař
H 14.97 in. Dm 5.91 in.
Chinese Tall Black Glazed Porcelain Vase
Located in New York, NY
Chinese black glazed porcelain vase with a tall, slim shape and a white interior.   
Category

20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Tall Loetz Candia Astraea Signed Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
Tall Loetz Candia Astraea glass vase, circa 1900 I have been collecting art glass for 35 years including large amounts of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Daum, Galle etc. and to this day; I...
Category

Antique Early 1900s Czech Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Tall Blue Cylinder Vase from Spain
Located in New York, NY
Tall clear blue cylinder vase. Made in Spain. This can be seen at our 333 West 52nd St location in the Theater District West of Manhattan.
Category

Late 20th Century Spanish Vases

Materials

Glass

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Tall Decorative Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic tall decorative vase available at 1stDibs. Each tall decorative vase for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, glass and metal. If you’re shopping for a tall decorative vase, we have 588 options in-stock, while there are 184 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect tall decorative vase — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A tall decorative vase, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made tall decorative vase has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Cenedese, Elyse Graham and Venini are consistently popular.

How Much is a Tall Decorative Vase?

Prices for a tall decorative vase can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $55 and can go as high as $125,500, while the average can fetch as much as $1,147.

Finding the Right Vases for You

Whether it’s a Chinese Han dynasty glazed ceramic wine vessel, a work of Murano glass or a hand-painted Scandinavian modern stoneware piece, a fine vase brings a piece of history into your space as much as it adds a sophisticated dynamic.

Like sculptures or paintings, vases are considered works of fine art. Once offered as tributes to ancient rulers, vases continue to be gifted to heads of state today. Over time, decorative porcelain vases have become family heirlooms to be displayed prominently in our homes — loved pieces treasured from generation to generation.

The functional value of vases is well known. They were traditionally utilized as vessels for carrying dry goods or liquids, so some have handles and feature an opening at the top (where they flare back out). While artists have explored wildly sculptural alternatives over time, the most conventional vase shape is characterized by a bulbous base and a body with shoulders where the form curves inward.

Owing to their intrinsic functionality, vases are quite possibly versatile in ways few other art forms can match. They’re typically taller than they are wide. Some have a neck that offers height and is ideal for the stems of cut flowers. To pair with your mid-century modern decor, the right vase will be an elegant receptacle for leafy snake plants on your teak dining table, or, in the case of welcoming guests on your doorstep, a large ceramic floor vase for long tree branches or sticks — perhaps one crafted in the Art Nouveau style — works wonders.

Interior designers include vases of every type, size and style in their projects — be the canvas indoors or outdoors — often introducing a splash of color and a range of textures to an entryway or merely calling attention to nature’s asymmetries by bringing more organically shaped decorative objects into a home.

On 1stDibs, you can browse our collection of vases by material, including ceramic, glass, porcelain and more. Sizes range from tiny bud vases to massive statement pieces and every size in between.

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