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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
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 that it was melting before our...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

21st Century Ludovica+Roberto Palomba Laguna Bacan Vase Murano Glass Steel Grey
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Bacan is a vase from the Laguna Collection designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Purho in spring 2022. Characterised by generous forms with upper folded edges, Bacan — which name...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

21st Century Federico Peri Ovale Tray Murano Glass Deep Blue Color
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Ovale is a centrepiece from the Essenziali Collection designed by Federico Peri for Purho in spring 2022. Characterized by generous forms and oval lines enhanced by the use of a sing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

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

Large Porcelain Bowl by Per Hammarström Sweden
Located in Klintehamn, SE
A stunning and extremely beautiful porcelain bowl by Swedish ceramic master Per Hammarström. The copper oxid glaze vibrates in the sunshine. Per Hammarström was Berndt Friberg´s las...
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2010s Swedish Modern Decorative Bowls

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Porcelain

21st Century Alessandro Mendini Murano Glass Small Vase Mandarin Orange
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Alessandro Mendini, Petalo small vase, 6 petals, Murano glass, various colors Petal is a rounded vase that, thanks to some fine metal wires, when blown creates lobed sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

Hand Carved Rope Bowl Nero Marble by Greg Natale
Located in Sydney,, NSW
Iridescent, carved by hand and finished to Greg Natale's exacting standards, the rope bowl is a multipurpose catchall or decorative accent that you will fall in love with over-and-ov...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

Handcrafted Large 015 Coupe by Lovebuch
Located in Geneve, CH
Handcrafted large 015 coupe by Lovebuch Dimensions: Ø 22 x H 20 cm Materials: Sandstone, Handcrafted piece Katia works with wood and clay, these raw, powerfully expressive mater...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Bowls

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Sandstone

Red Travertine Tray by Le Lampade
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Red round travertine tray by Le Lampade. Made in Italy This item can be also custom made.
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Travertine

Large Fuchsia View Bowl by SkLO
By SkLO
Located in Geneve, CH
Large Fuchsia View Bowl by SkLO Dimensions: D 41 x H 29 cm Materials: glass Available in other size and colors. The View Bowl is created by combining two separate shapes while ...
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2010s Czech Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass

Porcelain Vase by Monika Patuszyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Porcelain vase by Monika Patuszynska 18C. Dimensions: W 23 x D 22 x H 29 cm Materials: Porcelain Monika Patuszynska Bio Born: 1973, Warsaw, Poland 1993- 1994 Den Danske Hus...
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2010s Polish Modern Decorative Bowls

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Porcelain

Handcrafted 016 Coupe by Lovebuch
Located in Geneve, CH
Handcrafted 016 coupe by Lovebuch Dimensions: Ø 27 x H 17 cm Materials: Sandstone, Handcrafted piece Katia works with wood and clay, these raw, powerfully expressive materials a...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Bowls

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Sandstone

Mid-Century Modern Translucent Glass Decorative Dish by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany
Located in New York, NY
Part of Elsa Peretti iconic Thumbprint collection for Tiffany & Co, this translucent glass decorative dish/ ash tray was designed in 1978, and executed shortly thereafter. Peretti, a...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass

Handcrafted 014 Coupe by Lovebuch
Located in Geneve, CH
Handcrafted 014 Coupe by Lovebuch Dimensions: Ø 21 x H 26 cm Materials: Sandstone, handcrafted piece Katia works with wood and clay, these raw, powerfully expressive materials a...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Bowls

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Sandstone

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, W 17, H 8 cm. Also available: Medium L 45, W 22, H 10 cm, big L 56, W ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

Hakou C Tray by Mason Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Hakou C tray by Mason Editions Dimensions: 60 × 26 × 9 cm Materials: Glass and iron Colors: transparent, fume or light pink glass + black metal base All the poetry, delicacy, and ch...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Iron

Georg Jensen Bernadotte Low Bowl in Stainless Steel by Siguard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
Bring class to any table setting with Bernadotte - A Classic yet modern table collection based on the iconic lines of Sigvard Bernadotte, a piece of Georg Jensen design history. When...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Stainless Steel

Talayot Black 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 marble...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

Black marble carved large Ming
Located in Mexico City, MX
Ming in carved Monterrey black marble. Handmade in Mexico by local craftsmen. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marble pieces. Shipping +10 additi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

Blue Calcite Bowl 6.6 lb Blue and White
Located in Somis, CA
A finest-grade, natural blue calcite bowl in organic form. How elegant it is to have this splendid gemstone bowl to hold your keys, cards or candies...?The bowl has the most beautifu...
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2010s South African Modern Decorative Bowls

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Quartz

Hexagonal Constellation Bowl, Small Low in Carrara Marble, In Stock
Located in London, GB
The hexagonal bowls are designed so that they can be laid together forming a honeycomb formation, either in same colour or in different colour combinations. Please note that no t...
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2010s British Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

Wabi Bowl, Large, in Polished Gold Cast Bronze from Elan Atelier
Located in New York, NY
Wabi Bowl, Large, in Polished Gold Cast Bronze from Elan Atelier Wabi bowl in solid cast bronze using the lost wax cast method. Shown in polished gold bronze. Available in three sta...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

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

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Marble

Seasonal Ice Flower Bowl, Medium Gold
Located in New York, NY
2020 Holiday Ice Flower Bowl, Medium,18 kt gold plated stainless steel
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Gold Plate

Contemporary 'Papillon' Artistic Crystal Bowl Aquamarine by Ghirò Studio
Located in Pieve Emanuele, Milano
Collection 2021 of artistic bowls by Ghirò Studio (Milan). Innovative design, fine craftsmanship and a strong artistic sense make this creation not only a bowl but a real artistic s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass

Wonderful Lorin Marsh Murano Clear Gold Swirl Flecked Glass Centerpiece Bowl
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Lorin Marsh retailed murano clear & gold swirl flecked large art glass centerpiece bowl. Signed 2000, signature is difficult to make out.
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20th Century Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Pink Mould Project by Theodora Alfredsdottir
Located in Geneve, CH
Pink Mould project by Theodora Alfredsdottir Unique Materials: Jesmonite Dimensions: 120 x 90 x 35 mm Theodora Alfredsdottir is a product design studio based in London. Theod...
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2010s English Modern Decorative Bowls

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Cement

Modernist Gilt Metal and Glass Serving Bowl Centerpiece, 1980s
Located in Atlanta, GA
Very elegant Italian 1980s gilt metal decorative bowl or centerpiece. Large modernist shape with glass insert. The glass insert can be removed from the bowl for cleaning purposes. Ma...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

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Metal

Aldebaran Glass Fruit Bowl, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Aldebaran Glass Fruit Bowl was designed for Memphis in 1983 by Ettore Sottsass. This bowl features a tapering cylindrical shape with three green handles, with the side decorated ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass

21st Century Ludovica+Roberto Palomba Laguna Puparin Vase Murano Glas Moss Green
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Puparìn is a vase from the Laguna Collection designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Purho in spring 2022. Thin, slender and marked by a thick clear glass base that seems to make t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

Marylou Fauvet for Limoges, Bronze Bowl in Enamel Work, Mid-20th C.
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Marylou Fauvet for Limoges. Bronze bowl in enamel work with clear art glass stones inlaid on a polychrome background. Mid-20th century. Measures: 18 x 3 cm. In excellent condition....
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

Horta Bowl in Gray and Green Ceramic by CuratedKravet
Located in Woodbury, NY
An wide earthenware bowl featuring a reactive green glaze. Due to the nature of the glaze, each vase is to be considered unique.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

V. Nason & C., Italy Amber and Blue Murano Glass Vase Set
Located in Miami, FL
Offered for sale is a two-piece amber and blue Murano glass vases set by V. Nason & C. of Italy. The vases retain the maker's labels. Vincenzo Nason established his glassworks, Vince...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

Small Copper Ruby View Bowl by SkLO
By SkLO
Located in Geneve, CH
Small copper ruby view bowl by SkLO Dimensions: D 30 x H 22 cm Materials: glass Available in other size and colors. The view bowl is created by combining two separate shapes wh...
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2010s Czech Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass

Amethyst, 24 K Gold Plated, Malachite Pairs of Centerpieces.
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Exclusive pair of bowls in amethyst, malachite and 24 K gold plated brass. Made in France as always by the best workers. Alexandre Vossion design. Could be done in different finit...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Decorative Bowls

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Amethyst, Malachite, Gold Plate

Aluminium Vide Poche by Henry Wilson
Located in Geneve, CH
Aluminium Vide Poche by Henry Wilson Discard your day at the door. Your Vide Poche is designed with your loose-pocket items in mind – think keys, change and phone. It is made, polis...
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2010s Australian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Aluminum

Bowl Chrysalide
Located in New York, NY
A simple, contemporary style along with the matte, white finesse of the porcelain will add a unique French touch to your table and to your home décor. Design by Kaoline.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Decorative Bowls

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Porcelain

Wabi Bowl, Small, in Polished Gold Cast Bronze from Elan Atelier
Located in New York, NY
Wabi Bowl, Small, in Polished Gold Cast Bronze from Elan Atelier Wabi bowl in solid cast bronze using the lost wax cast method. Shown in polished gold bronze. Available in three sta...
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2010s European Modern Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

Titicaca Porcelain Vase, by Matteo Thun from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Titicaca porcelain vase was originally designed by Matteo Thun in 1982, winks an eye to the largest lake in South America, its design follows a line of experimentation with a dis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Porcelain

Onyx Bowl or Vide-Poche
Located in New York, NY
A vintage onyx bowl or vide-poche (catchall) in neutral colors, circa 20th century, 1970s. Piece measures: 2.75" height x 4.75" diameter.
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1970s European Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

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Onyx

Tondo Doni Thoris Bowl by Mario Cioni
Located in Milan, IT
The original design of this unique bowl, its exquisite craftsmanship, and the use of fine crystal create a stunning object of functional decor that will not go unnoticed. Particularl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass

Ettore Sottsass Memphis Egizia Silver Blue Art Glass Bowl, 1990s
Located in Munich, DE
Beautiful and rare find Egizia art glass bowl, designed by Ettore Sottsass. This thick and heavy cobalt blue bowl is decorated with hand silk-screened animals, made of "Argento" (ste...
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1990s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

Contemporary Black Bowl in Iroko Wood, Goblet Bowl by Arno Declercq
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary Black Bowl in Iroko Wood, Goblet Bowl by Arno Declercq Material: Burned Iroko Wood and Oak Dimensions: Dimensions: 40 cm H x 14 cm W x 14 cm D Made by hand, in Be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Wood

Handcrafted 013 Coupe by Lovebuch
Located in Geneve, CH
Handcrafted 013 Coupe by Lovebuch Dimensions: Ø 26 x H 22 cm Materials: Sandstone, Handcrafted piece Katia works with wood and clay, these raw, powerfully expressive materials a...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Bowls

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Sandstone

Lorin Marsh Large "Ridged Bowl" Peach Pink Murano Glass Centerpiece Nickel Base
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Lorin Marsh large "RIDGED BOWL" in peach / soft pink Murano art glass centerpiece bowl with tripod stand with polished nickel made in Italy. Item #: 4248 Measurements: ...
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20th Century Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Nickel

Polia Pillin Ceramic / Pottery Bowl/Plate, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful ceramic plate painting, by the very well known, Los Angeles artist Polia Pillin.
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1950s American Vintage Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Decorative Bowl Serveware Vase Vessel Sculpture Amber Onyx Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Amber onyx. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a very precious object. Dimensions: Big L 56, W 27,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Onyx

Porcelain Vase by Monika Patuszyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Porcelain Vase by Monika Patuszynska 06D Dimensions: W 15 x D 15 x H 15 cm Materials: Porcelain Monika Patuszynska Bio Born: 1973, Warsaw, Poland 1993- 1994 Den Danske Husflidshojs...
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2010s Polish Modern Decorative Bowls

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Porcelain

Constellation Marble Bowl, Small Low in Nero Marquina Marble, in Stock
Located in London, GB
The hexagonal bowls are designed so that they can be laid together forming a honeycomb formation, either in same color or in different color combinations. Please note that no two...
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2010s British Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

Irish Waterford Crystal Bowl Comeragh Pattern
Located in Dallas, TX
Lovely late 20th century Waterford crystal footed bowl in the Comeragh cut (pattern). Irish made. Highly collectible! Perfect, in mint condition! All of our Irish crystal i...
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Late 20th Century Irish Modern Decorative Bowls

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Crystal

Handcrafted 012 Coupe by Lovebuch
Located in Geneve, CH
Handcrafted 012 Coupe by Lovebuch Dimensions: Ø 21 x H 26 cm Materials: Sandstone, Handcrafted piece Katia works with wood and clay, these raw, powerfully expressive materials a...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Bowls

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Sandstone

21st Century Karim Rashid Large Bowl Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
Kastle large bowl, Murano glass, by Karim Rashid, 21st century. Karim Rashid has conceived for Purho a mini collection of bowls and vases characterized by their faceted, structural ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

Unique Bronze Bowl by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique bronze bowl by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 14 x W 14 x H 8 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 1.5 kg Available in Black, Gold, and Nitrate finish. Rick Owens is a California-bor...
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2010s French Modern Decorative Bowls

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Bronze

Pair of Goblet Bowl, Iroko and Oak, Signed Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of goblet bowl Object / Tray Measures: 40 cm H x 15 cm W, 15.7” H x 6” W Iroko wood and oak Signed by Arno Declercq Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art dealer who mak...
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2010s Belgian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Other

Ghidini 1961 Sticks Candleholder in Polished Brass by Campana Brothers
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Three crossed twigs are the memory of fire. An evocative and emotional object, a small table poetry. As always Campana Brothers take their inspiration by the lush and wild Brazilian ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Brass

"B" Marble Tray, Morfosi
Located in Geneve, CH
"B" marble tray - Morfosi Dimensions: D 30 x W 15 cm Materials: Rosso Verona marble. Available in custom dimensions and materials. The Morfosi brand has as its guideline the stylist...
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2010s Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Marble

21st Century Alessandro Mendini Murano Glass Large Vase Ocean Blue
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Alessandro Mendini, Petalo large vase 3 petals, Murano glass, various colors Petal is a rounded vase that, thanks to some fine metal wires, when blown creates lobed shap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Decorative Bowls

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Murano Glass

Talayot White Marble Carved Small Bowl
Located in Mexico City, MX
Small 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 marble...
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2010s Mexican Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Marble

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