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Modern Decorative Bowls

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
1980s Frosted Glass Basket Candy Dish
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1980s Frosted Glass Candy Dish Ruffle Basket 8 h x 6.75 d x 6 w Preowned original vintage condition See images for condition.
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Late 20th Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Glass

New Modern Fruit Bowl in White Marble, Creator Karen Chekerdjian Stock
Located in Milan, IT
The value of change in a simple act, in stock. Karen Chekerdjian’s new creation puts design front and centre: from one foundation, multiple possibilities. An essential shape and cla...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

French Ceramic Bowl
Located in Austin, TX
Ceramic vase / bowl from France with a cream glaze exterior and gold interior. We were drawn to the unique design – scalloped opening and stylized wave cutouts.
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1980s French Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Resin Vase White Gold Leaf Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Resin Decorative Vase White Gold Leaf, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful decorative vase is lacquered in white cotton lac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Gold Leaf

Resin Vase White Gold Leaf Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Resin Decorative Vase White Gold Leaf, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful decorative vase is lacquered in white cotton lac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Gold Leaf

Resin Vase White Gold Leaf Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Resin Decorative Vase White Gold Leaf, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful decorative vase is lacquered in white cotton lac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Gold Leaf

Dora Maar Centerpiece Pedestal Bowl
Located in New York, NY
Serve Surrealism. Our larger-than-life Dora Maar Centerpiece Pedestal Bowl is the grand head-turner every dining experience deserves. Inspired by Dora Maar, the French photographer, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Bowls

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Porcelain

Wooden Decorative Fruit Stand White Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Wooden Decorative Fruit Stand White, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful Decorative Fruit Stand is lacquered in white cotto...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Wooden Decorative Bowl White Mosaic Tiles Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Wooden Decorative Bowl White Mosaic Tiles, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful Decorative Bowl is lacquered in white cotton...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Round Aluminum Vide Poche by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Round aluminum vide poche by Henry Wilson Dimensions: D 12.5 x 4 cm Discard your day at the door. Your Vide Poche is designed with your loose-pocket items in mind – think k...
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2010s Australian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Aluminum

Modern Serving Tray Ash Veneer Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Serving tray Ada, Lusitanus Home Collection, handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. Ada is a sublime serving tray designed to u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Wood, Ash, Beech, Oak

Modern Serving Tray Swarovski Calacatta Marble Handmade Portugal Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Serving tray Alentejo, Lusitanus Home Collection, handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. A sublime serving tray, Alentejo was designed to uplift layback moments. A roun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Crystal, Marble

Set/5 Ceramic Vases, White & Cream, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Set/5 Ceramic Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes five waterproof ceramic vases, perfect to be displaye...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Arabescato Marble Marmo Fluido Centrepiece, Tray By DFdesignlab
Located in Campobasso, CB
Centerpiece in Arabescato vagli marble. The idea was to make the marble appear flexible and fluid to the eye and to the touch, to give the sensation th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Marble

Onion Skin Burl Bowl by Vlad Droz
Located in Geneve, CH
Live Edge Sycamore Maple Burl Bowl by Vlad Droz Unique handmade piece signed by Vlad Droz Dimensions: 17 x 6 cm Materials: Birch Onion Skin Burl. Vlad Droz "An incredible variety of...
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2010s Russian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Birch

Decorative Bowl Champagne Bucket Wine Coolers Set Amber Onyx Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Luxurious Champagne bucket and two bowls sculpted by hand from a solid block of Amber Onyx. Polished finishing. Champagne bucket dimensions: L 28, W 29, H 41 cm. Available in different marbles, onyx and quartzite. Oval bowl dimensions: L 45, W 22, H 10 cm. Available in different marbles, onyx and quartzite. Gondola bowl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Onyx

21st Century Karim Rashid Knight Vase Murano Glass Red and Black
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid Knight vase Murano glass various colors. Color stands out in the Knight vase designed by Karim Rashid, displaying its playful undulating stripes of polychr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

21st Century Karim Rashid Coppa Bowl Transparent Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid Coppa bowl transparent Murano glass various colors. Designed by Karim Rashid, Coppa is a small glass container with round, sinuous, markedly colored shapes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

Silver and Vellum Bowl in the Manner of Aldo Tura, Italy, c. 1960
Located in New York City, NY
Silver and Vellum Bowl in the Manner of Aldo Tura, Italy, c. 1960
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Silver

Marble Mortar, France, 19th Century
Located in New York City, NY
Marble Mortar, France, 19th Century
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

Elongated Green and Blue Enamel Dish
Located in New York, NY
Elongated green and blue enamel dish. Condition: Excellent, minor wear consistent with age and use. Width: 20.5” Depth: 3.5” Height: 3”
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Enamel

Roman Travertine Bowl by Le Lampade
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
White Roman travertine bowl designed by Le Lampade and made in Italy. 10 available.   
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Travertine

Modernist 50's Krenit Bowl Herbert Krenchel Orange Enamel & Black Denmark BIG!
Located in San Diego, CA
Wonderful early modernist large Krenit bowl designed by Danish designer Herbert Krenchel and dates from the 1950's. Made in Denmark and is signed on the bottom. The bowl has an orang...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Decorative Bowls

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Enamel

ELLIPSES Handmade Crystal Decorative Bowl
Located in Glendale, CA
Pieces Included: Made in Italy Spoon, Footed Bow, Lid Bowl The Ellipses footed crystal bowl is a handcrafted, multifunctional centerpiece that blends style and functionality. ...
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2010s Modern Decorative Bowls

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Crystal

Ambrosiá Handmade Crystal Decorative Bowl
Located in Glendale, CA
The Ambrosiá footed crystal bowl is a handcrafted, multifunctional centerpiece that blends style and functionality. Its innovative design and look, made of amber, black and clear cry...
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2010s Modern Decorative Bowls

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Crystal

Italian Bonbon Striped Glass Dish/Bowl in red and blue from Murano, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Italian Bonbon Striped Glass Dish/Bowl in red and blue from Murano, 1960s Crafted with intricate detail, this decorative striped glass bowl is perfect for presenting bonbons or snack...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

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Blown Glass

Travertine Tray by Le Lampade
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Silver Travertine by Le Lampade Designed and made in Italy This item can be can be custom made up on request.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Travertine

Ceramic Tall Champion Bowl
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Champion Bowl is made of a Portuguese clay baked in low heat and sealed with a textured matte glaze finish. Sourced by Martyn Lawrence Bullard
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Clay

Tall Graphite Champion Bowl
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Champion Bowl is made of a Portuguese clay baked in low heat and sealed with a graphite finish Sourced by Martyn Lawrence Bullard
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Clay

Short Champion Graphite Bowl
Located in West Hollywood, CA
The Champion Bowl is made of a Portuguese clay baked in low heat and sealed with a graphite finish Sourced by Martyn Lawrence Bullard
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Clay

Roman Travertine Bowl by Le Lampade
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
White Roman travertine bowl designed by Le Lampade and made in Italy. 10 available.   
Category

2010s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Travertine

Goblet Bowl, Signed Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Goblet bowl, signed Arno Declercq Measures: 14 cm L x 14 cm W x 40 cm H 5.5” L x 5.5” W x 15.7” H Material: Iroko Wood Signed by Arno Declercq Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

Silver Travertine Narrow Bowl
Located in EINDHOVEN, NB
Stunning, aesthetic, timeless are words that can be used to describe this elegant and modern travertine bowl from Kiwano. Expertly crafted and finished by hand, our travertine bowls ...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Bowls

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Travertine

Vintage 1960s E.O Brody Co Emerald Green Pressed Glass Candy / Compote Dish
Located in East Quogue, NY
Rich emerald green mid-century modern E. O. Brody Co. pressed Glass Candy / Compote Dish with thick Dutch Floral tulip and leaf pattern and ruffle rim. Made in Cleveland, Ohio, Model...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass

1980s Royal Copenhagen Crystal Bowl
Located in Bergen, NO
Royal Copenhagen crystal bowl from the 1980s. Designed by renowned artist Per Lutken titled Musling (Clam). Stunning crystal bowl in the form of a mass of clam shells. Textured on th...
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1980s Danish Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Crystal

Elio Schiavon (1925-2004), Italy. Unique ceramic bowl with blue glass inlay.
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Elio Schiavon (1925-2004), Italy. Unique ceramic bowl with blue glass inlay at the bottom. Glaze in green and turquoise tones. With the motif of a face. Approximately from the 1970s...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic, Glass

Sven Palmqvist Kraka Glass Bowl for Orrefors
Located in Kastrup, DK
Sven Palmqvist, 1906-1984 A vintage art glass bowl of the Kraka (fishnet) series designed by Sven Palmquist for Orrefors Sweden in 1950's. Clear crystal, blue and amber glass with ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Art Glass

European studio ceramic artist. Unique ceramic bowl with brown glaze.
Located in Copenhagen, DK
European studio ceramic artist. Unique ceramic bowl with brown glaze. From around the 1970s. Signed FHK. In perfect condition. Dimensions: Length 19.0 cm x Width 17.0 cm x Height 3.2...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Set of 2 Cross Pots by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Cross Pots by Arno Declercq Measures: Small 13 cm L x 13 cm W x 15 cm H 5” L x 5” W x 5.9” H Large 21 cm L x 21 cm W x 18 cm H 8.2" L x 8.2” W x 7" H Material: Belgian oak ...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Göran Wärff Sculptural Multi-Faceted Bowl in Cut Crystal for Kosta Sweden
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A massive centerpiece bowl in cut crystal. Very sculptural: multi-faceted, thick edges and very heavy. Designed by the iconic Swedish glass wizard Göran Wärff during the 1980s. Its h...
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1980s Swedish Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Crystal

Rare Piero Figura for Atena Pewter Glass Lined Crown Dog Bowl - Dog Bone Motif
Located in St. Louis, MO
Large Piero Figura for Atena dog bowl, this signed pewter with glass lined upside down crown, having a dog bone motif rests on ball feet. Wonderful warm patina to the pewter, wash it...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Pewter

Travertine Cat or Dog Bowl Set
Located in EINDHOVEN, NB
Unique and Stunning Pet bowl made of travertine stone. Expertly crafted and finished by hand, our travertine bowls are a study in sculptural simplicity. Natural variations in the sto...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Travertine

Resin Vase White Gold Leaf Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Resin Decorative Vase White Gold Leaf, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful decorative vase is lacquered in white cotton lac...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Gold Leaf

Travertine Eclipse Bowl
Located in EINDHOVEN, NB
Stunning, aesthetic, timeless are words that can be used to describe this elegant and modern travertine Eclipse bowl from Kiwano. Expertly crafted and finished by hand, our travertin...
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2010s Dutch Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Travertine

1980s Villeroy & Boch Germany Art Glass Sculptural Bowl Cut Crystal
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Vintage Modern Villeroy Boch Cut Crystal Art Glass Bowl 3.75 h x 7.25 Sculptural modernism250 Preowned original vintage condition See images listed.
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Late 20th Century German Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Art Glass

Sycamore Maple Burl Bowl by Vlad Droz
Located in Geneve, CH
Sycamore Maple Burl Bowl by Vlad Droz Unique handmade piece signed by Vlad Droz Dimensions: 12 x 7 cm Materials: Sycamore Maple Burl. Vlad Droz "An incredible variety of forms of li...
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2010s Russian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Sycamore

Bowl Vase Vessel Centerpiece Imperial Green Marble Handmade Italy Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Imperial Green marble. Polished finishing. Dimensions: Small L 35 x W 17 x H 8 cm. Medium L 45 x W ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

Bowl Vase Vessel Centerpiece White Calacatta Marble Collectible Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Calacatta marble. Polished finishing. Dimensions: Big L 56 x W 27 x H 12 cm. Medium L 45 x W 22 x H 10 cm Small L 35 x W 17 x H ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

Mothership Catch All - Handblown Contemporary Glass Vessel for the Home
Located in New York, NY
The Mothership Catch All, as the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia was affectionately dubbed by concertgoers, uses blended color bands to embody the spirit of the venue where the Gratef...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Decorative Bowls

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Blown Glass

Talayot White Marble Carved Large Bowl
Located in Mexico City, MX
Large bowl with spinning effect in carved Veneciano white marble. Handmade in México by local craftsmen. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marbl...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Marble

Modernist 24kt Gold Leaf Center Plate Signed Rondier by Lorin Marsh
Located in New York, NY
This stunning modernist center plate was designed by Rondier for Lorin Marsh in 1987. It features a circular body with subtly dappled textures and spherical detailing circumscribing ...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

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Gold Leaf

Decorative Bowl Vessel Sculpture Abstract Solid Amber Onyx Marble Hand-carved
Located in Ancona, Marche
Gondola, big elegant bowl, hand-sculpted from a solid block of Amber onyx. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a very precious object. Bowl d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Onyx

Decorative Bowl Centerpiece Vessel Sculpture White Calacatta Marble Handmade
Located in Ancona, Marche
Gondola, big elegant bowl, hand-sculpted from a solid block of Calacatta marble. Bowl dimensions: Big L 65 x W 13 x H 11 cm, also available: Small L 55 x W 12 x H 9.5 cm. Available...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

Bone Small Bowl in Brass by Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
The small bone bowl is part of a series of sculptural artefacts cast in solid brass with a matt finish bearing a bone-like quality. Bone bowls can be displa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Brass

Murano, Italy. Art glass bowl in purple glass. Approx. 1960s/1970
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Murano, Italy. Art glass bowl in purple glass. Approximately from the 1960s/1970s. In good condition with an internal crack from production. Dimensions: H 4.5 cm x D 10.0 cm.
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

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Art Glass

Bowl, Large Quartz Points by Aver
Located in Geneve, CH
Bowl, large quartz points by Aver Dimensions: D 23 x H 10 cm. Materials: quartz, steel, polyvinyl chloride, resin.  
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2010s Brazilian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Quartz, Steel

Venini Murrine Romane Multicolor Bowl by Carlo Scarpa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Venini Murrine Romane bowl in multicolor by Carlo Scarpa. Numbered Edition. These Murrine are called “roman” due to their graphic signs and because they...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass

Paper Bowl 3, Made of Crumpled Brass Sheet, Handcrafted and Formed in Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
The Paper series embodies the idea of crumpling paper set in time. The materiality of the brass is utilized by the intricate folds and bends that not on...
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2010s American Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Brass

Modern decorative bowls for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern decorative bowls for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage decorative bowls created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, more furniture and collectibles and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with glass, ceramic and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern decorative bowls made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and France pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original decorative bowls, popular names associated with this style include Gunnar Nylund, Alfredo Barbini, Antonio da Ros, and Danese Milano. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for decorative bowls differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $48 and tops out at $4,863 while the average work can sell for $498.

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