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Modern Bowls and Baskets

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
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 Bowls and Baskets

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Marble

Ceramic Tiger Peanut Bowl , hand made And Painted in South Africa
Located in North Miami, FL
Senzo Duma Ceramics presents a handcrafted ceramic tiger peanut bowl, sculpted by Lefu and painted by Samkelo. This exquisite piece captures the tender bond between mother and cub, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary South African Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Ceramic

Sophia Medium White Ceramic and 24-Karat Gold Details Handcrafted Centerpiece
Located in Bologna, Bologna
Elegant and functional, Sophia M centerpiece is crafted by hand and celebrates the heart of Italian cities: the piazza. Exquisitely made of ceramic, Sophia M features a square portic...
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2010s Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Gold

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 Bowls and Baskets

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Porcelain

Aldebaran Glass Fruit Bowl, by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano Collection
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
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 Bowls and Baskets

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Glass

Rigel Glass Bowl, by Marco Zanini for Memphis Milano Collection
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Rigel Glass Bowl was originally designed by Marco Zanini in 1982. The piece features blue, black, green, red and clear glass with lid and ste...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Glass

Sol Glass Fruit Bowl, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Sol glass fruit bowl was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1982. Signed on the base, for further information please see authenticity info below. Ettore Sottsass was bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Glass

2 Fililla Glass Vase, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
The Fililla Glass Vase is blown glass, with a pendant and was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1986. Signed on the base, for further information please see authenticity info...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Blown Glass

Willow Basket Capponara Shoulder Belt, Portego, Handmade in Italy
Located in Stienta, IT
Capponara shoulder belts is a basket made from willows harvested in Vicenza area, Italy. Mario Brocchi is the maker who grows weaving this natural material, as extremely flexible wh...
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2010s Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Willow

Pink Onyx Decorative Bowl Centerpiece Vase Vessel Sculpture Hand Carved, Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Pink onyx. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a very precious object. Bowl dimensions: Medium L ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Onyx, Marble

Carter Acrylic Bowl Brushed Platinum Large
Located in Sydney,, NSW
Inspired by the mixed metals of the Studio 54 logo, Carter is a bowl to capture the attention of anyone who loves the night life. Hang up your Halston outfit and place your Elsa Pere...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Platinum

Long Bowl in Dark Bronze by Fakasaka Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Long bowl in dark bronze by Fakasaka Design Dimensions: W 41.5 x D 16 x H 9.5 cm Materials: Dark bronze.  
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2010s Brazilian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Bronze

Brazilian Leather Baskets
Located in Boston, MA
Leather organizer baskets. Natural color.
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2010s Brazilian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Leather

Silver metal bowl By Bvlgari 20th century
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Silver metal bowl By Bvlgari 20th century Measures: Height: 6.5 centimeters Diameter: 12 centimeters
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20th Century French Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Metal

Oblong Striated Hand Carved Onyx Bowl
Located in Norwalk, CT
An elegant oblong large onyx bowl with stunning striations. It has serene tones of cream, pale yellow and white. This one of a kind decorative vessel i...
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2010s Mexican Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Onyx

"Lunarejo" Sheep Wool Basket, by Inês Schertel, Brazilian Contemporary Design
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This white wool basket by Inês Schertel is an exquisite illustration of Brazilian contemporary modern design. The piece is crafted using traditional methods, showcasing the organic a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Wool

Sheep Wool Basket by Inês Schertel, Brazilian Contemporary Design
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This large basket by Inês Schertel is a beautiful example of Brazilian contemporary modern design, emphasizing organic forms and the use of natural materials. Schertel, renowned for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary South American Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Sheepskin, Wool

Carl Cunningham-Cole, British ceramicist, own workshop. Large ceramic bowl.
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Carl Cunningham-Cole (1942-2015), British ceramicist, own workshop. Large unique ceramic bowl. Light violet and sand-colored glaze. 1970s. Signed. Perfect condition. Dimensions: Diam...
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1970s British Vintage Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Ceramic

Ceramic Tea Bowl with Mottled Yellow Glaze by Toshiko Takaezu
Located in Atlanta, GA
A glazed ceramic tea bowl (chawan) by Japanese American artist Toshiko Takaezu (American, 1922 - 2011). The hand-built bowl is covered with a striking matte glaze in mustard yellow w...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Ceramic

Ceramic Tea Bowl with Brilliant Red Glaze by Toshiko Takaezu
Located in Atlanta, GA
A glazed ceramic tea bowl (chawan) by Japanese American artist Toshiko Takaezu (American, 1922 - 2011). The hand-built form shows slight irregularity and is covered with a brilliant ...
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1990s American Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Ceramic

RW Viager Maple Burlwood Bowl Vessel
Located in Countryside, IL
RW Viager Maple Burlwood Bowl Vessel This vessel measures: 13 wide x 13 deep x 10 inches high We take our photos in a controlled lighting studio to show as much detail as possible....
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Early 2000s American Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Burl, Maple

RW Viager Elm Burlwood Bowl Vessel
Located in Countryside, IL
RW Viager Elm Burlwood Bowl Vessel This vessel measures: 10 wide x 16.5 deep x 10 inches high We take our photos in a controlled lighting studio to show as much detail as possible....
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Early 2000s American Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Elm, Burl

1970s Modernist Blue Scavo Murano Glass Bowl in the manner of Cenedese
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A perfect condition blue murano glass round bowl designed and manufactured in Venice in the Seventies. Crafted in the renowned Murano glassmaking tradition, this bowl is a testament ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Murano Glass

Crystal bowl from the "Open Mind"-series by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien for Kosta Boda
Located in Klintehamn, SE
Unusual crystal bowl by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien who most commonly worked with normal glass. Part of Kosta Boda´s Artist Collection where their designers presented unique glass works dr...
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1980s Swedish Vintage Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Crystal

Contemporary Design Vase in Resin Glass Handcrafted Yellow and Pink Color
Located in Milano, IT
Vase in resin and glass that takes its base color from rose quartz, one of the most common stones in Brazil.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Glass, Resin, Epoxy Resin

1970s bowl
Located in PARIS, FR
Travail des années 1970 Cendrier en fonte d’aluminium Fines rayures, taches, oxydations. Haut. : 4 Diam. : 17,8 cm
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20th Century Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Aluminum

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 Bowls and Baskets

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Travertine

Elchinger, France. Ceramic bowl with light-toned glaze. Ca. 1960
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Elchinger, France. Ceramic bowl with light-toned glaze. Hand-decorated. Ca. 1960. Marked. In excellent condition with natural craquelure. Dimensions: Diameter 14.0 cm x Height 5.0 cm.
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1960s French Vintage Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Ceramic

Murano, Italy. Art glass bowl. Clear and red glass with air bubbles inside.
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Murano, Italy. Art glass bowl. Clear and red glass with air bubbles inside. Mouth-blown. 1960s/70s. In excellent condition. Dimensions: Diameter 13.5 cm x Height 5.5 cm.
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Art Glass

Murano, Italy. Art glass bowl in deep red glass with air bubbles inside.
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Murano, Italy. Art glass bowl in deep red glass with air bubbles inside. Mouth-blown. 1960s/70s. In excellent condition. Dimensions: Diameter 12.0 cm x Height 5.0 cm.
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Art Glass

Elchinger, France. Two ceramic bowls with light-toned glaze.
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Elchinger, France. Two ceramic bowls with light-toned glaze. Hand-decorated. Spiral-shaped decoration. Ca. 1960. Marked. In excellent condition with natural craquelure. Dimensions: D...
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1960s French Vintage Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Ceramic

Urn by Rick Owens
Located in Geneve, CH
Urn by Rick Owens 2007 Dimensions: L 34 x W 34 x H 57 cm Materials: Bronze Weight: 37 kg available in Black finish or Nitrate (Dark Brown) finish. Rick Owens is a California-born f...
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2010s French Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Bronze

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 Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Travertine

Ceramic vide-poche by Georges Jouve, France, 1950's
Located in Paris, FR
Blue ceramic vide-poche by Georges Jouve, signed
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1950s French Vintage Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Ceramic

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 Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Travertine

Silver Travertine Cylinder Bowl
Located in EINDHOVEN, NB
This substantial silver travertine bowl is beautifully handcrafted from a single piece of genuine travertine and honed for a silky mat finish. Expertly crafted and finished by hand, ...
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2010s Dutch Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Travertine

Silver Travertine Bowl XL
Located in EINDHOVEN, NB
A substantial silver travertine bowl with unique structure rests atop a pedestal for a grand presentation of fruits and vegetables. Due to the nature of the material, each piece ...
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2010s Dutch Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Travertine

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 Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Travertine

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 Bowls and Baskets

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Travertine

Striped Wood Catchall
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Square wood catchall in both oak and rosewood with a deep round center well. The dish showcases two darker stripes of rosewood down the center. A fun place to hold jewelry, keys or t...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Oak, Rosewood

James Hake (b. 1979), a studio pottery stoneware dish. Tenmoku kaki & nuka glaze
Located in London, GB
James Hake (born 1979), a square studio pottery stoneware footed dish, nuka ash glaze with khaki and tenmoku linear trails. From the collection of Sir Roy Colin Strong. The dish bea...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Stoneware, Pottery, Ceramic

Rather Large Carved Marble Tray
Located in Chicago, IL
This rather large hand-carved white marble tray is a statement piece of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship. Its square form with tall tapered sides provides both elegance and pract...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Marble

Rosso Levanto Marble Narrow Bowl
Located in EINDHOVEN, NB
Introducing our exquisite Rosso Levanto Marble Bowl, a fusion of elegance and functionality. Crafted from luxurious Rosso Levanto marble, this stunning bowl is a testament to timeles...
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2010s Dutch Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Marble

Travertine Eclipse Bowl XL
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...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Travertine

Rosso Levanto 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 Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Marble

Rather Large Carved Marble Tray
Located in Chicago, IL
This rather large hand-carved white marble tray is a statement piece of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship. Its square form with tall tapered sides provides both elegance and practicality, while the wonderful beige and gray grain movement in the stone adds a touch of natural sophistication. Perfect for any setting, this versatile tray is ideal for placing on the coffee table of your modern city apartment or on a rustic table in your country house. Use it to display a beautiful array of fruit on your kitchen island or serve a festive charcuterie assortment at your next gathering. Whether used for entertaining or as a decorative accent, this hand-carved marble tray...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Marble

21st Century Ovo Towel & Magazine Leather Basket Outdoor Use Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Ovo basket: Compact yet capacious. Fashioned of resistant recycled leather, with tan or black this basket boasts an unstructured silhouette with fl...
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2010s Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Leather

21st Century Demetra Round Laundry Basket Handwoven with Leather in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Strictly hand woven with meticulous care, Pinetti baskets are made with eco-friendly, washable, and resistant material. Part of the Demetra collections, our short basket comes in a ...
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2010s Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Leather

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 Bowls and Baskets

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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 Bowls and Baskets

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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 Bowls and Baskets

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Blown Glass

Ceramic Giraffe Bowl by Ardmore made in South Africa
Located in North Miami, FL
The Giraffe Bowl from Ardmore Ceramics, a masterpiece crafted in South Africa. Standing 7 inches tall, 15 inches long, and 16 inches wide, this ceramic ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary African Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Ceramic

White marble carved large Ming
Located in Mexico City, MX
Ming 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 pieces. Shipping +10 addi...
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2010s Mexican Modern Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Marble

Baccarat Wave Crystal Bowl France
By Rosenthal, Tiffany & Co., Baccarat, Thomas Bastide
Located in San Diego, CA
Luxurious bowl from crystal-sculpting experts Baccarat. With its legacy in crystal, Baccarat displays craftmanship and beauty in its unique pieces. The edge of the vase undulates th...
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Early 2000s French Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Crystal

Les Ottomans "The Peacock Design" Oval Iron Tray by Matthew Williamson
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Matthew Williamson one of the most well known fashion designer has created a tabletop and textile collection for Les-Ottomans. Colors is a must in all Williamsons’ designs as well as the peacock’s references that are here revealed in several new and original patterns. This listing is showing the famous Peacock design by Matthew Williamson on an oval iron tray. Matthew Williamson is an award-winning British designer renowned for his use of kaleidoscopic color, intricate patterns and designs inspired by nature and travel. A graduate from the prestigious Central Saint Martins College, Matthew Williamson showed his critically-acclaimed debut catwalk collection ‘Electric Angels’ in 1997. In recent years, Matthew’s design DNA has translated seamlessly into interiors. Interior design commissions include the courtyard garden at Blakes Hotel in London, the bridal suite at Aynhoe Park, Oxfordshire and suite 67 at Belmond La Residencia. His range of branded products in the luxury lifestyle and interiors arena includes wallpapers and fabrics with Osborne & Little, rugs with The Rug Company, stationery with Museums & Galleries, lighting with one. World and luxury home fragrance...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Bowls and Baskets

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Iron

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 Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Brass

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 Bowls and Baskets

Materials

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 Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Murano Glass

Modern bowls and baskets for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern bowls and baskets 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 bowls and baskets created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, folk art and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with glass, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern bowls and baskets made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original bowls and baskets, popular names associated with this style include VG-VGnewtrend, Purho Murano, Ghidini 1961, and Monika Patuszynska. 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 bowls and baskets differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $33 and tops out at $53,469 while the average work can sell for $843.

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