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Alfredo Barbini Murano Gray Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Kitty Cat Sculpture
By Alfredo Barbini
Beautiful Murano hand blown Pulegoso bubbles, over black core and gold flecks Italian art glass cat sculpture. Documented to designer Alfredo Barbini, circa 1950s. The cat stands on ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Gold Leaf

Daum France Crystal Paperweight Sculpture
By Daum
Stunning 1950s crystal swirl freeform paperweight by Daum, France. French design of the 1950s with a mouth-blown clear crystal in an abstract figure in a curved swirl-like form. Mark...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Crystal

Carl Auböck Brass Bird Egg Paperweight in Wooden Gift Crate Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
This brass paperweight shaped like a bird egg is from the Carl Auböck workshop in Vienna. It comes in its original box that is a little wooden crate with a hinged lid. On the lid is ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Brass

Fornasetti Newspaper Hat Paperweight
By Fornasetti
Porcelain paperweight in the form of a newspaper hat by iconic Italian artist Piero Fornasetti.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Porcelain

1950s Austrian Brass Paperweight by Carl Aubock
By Carl Auböck
An elegant heavy solid brass 'hand' paperweight.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Brass

French Line Vautrin "La Dernière Cène" Last Supper Paper Holder Gilded Bronze
By Line Vautrin
A gilded bronze paperweight (La Dernière Cène) (The last supper) On the reverse extract of a poem by Jacques Prevert Ils sont à table Ils ne mangent pas Ils ne sont pas dans leu...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Bronze

1950s Carl Auböck Chain Paperweight Austria Vintage Midcentury Desk Sculpture
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Sought after early chain paperweight, golden brass plated, and lacquered steel by Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Austria, circa 1950s. Heavily worn, showing a wonderful patina and age. Weig...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Steel

Vintage Piero Fornasetti Insulator Paperweight, The New Key To Dreams, Late 1950
By Piero Fornasetti
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Insulator Paperweight- The New Key To Dreams, Late 1950s This is a great Fornasetti paperweight from Italian designer Piero Fornasetti's line of ceramic ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

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Porcelain

Leather Duckie Doorstop by Dimitri Omersa for Abercrombie and Fitch, 1950s
By Dimitri Omersa, Abercrombie & Fitch
A wonderful example of the leather duck doorstop (or paper weight) by Dimitri Omersa for Abercrombie and Fitch, circa 1950s. This is a collectible early production example and ready ...
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Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Leather

1950s Austrian Bronze Pocket Watch Paperweight by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck
A patinated bronze paperweight in the form of pocket watch.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Bronze

Ceramic Paper Weight by Piero Fornasetti
By Fornasetti, Piero Fornasetti
Expressive ceramic paper weight by Piero Fornasetti. Decor on each side of theatre masks representing different genres.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Ceramic

Carl Auböck Paperweight Set as Used by Walter Gropius
By Carl Auböck
A Classic set of four beautiful pressed papiers designed by Carl Auböck and produced by the Carl Auböck Werkstätte. The set consists of a stone in leather, an egg, foot and hand. Sam...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Paperweights

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Stone, Brass

Murano Glass Aquarium Block by Alfredo Barbini for Cenedese, 1960s
By Alfredo Barbini
Super cute 1950s-1960s aquarium paperweight by Alfredo Barbini for Cenedese, Murano. Lovely flecks of silver foil with latticino fins on a perky little fish with striped multicolo...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Art Glass

Midcentury Italian Green Onix and Gilded Bronze Phone
Amazing Italian marble green onix and gilded bronze phone, is an extraordinary collection piece !!!, in a very good condition, it can be used now. Its a piece very sought after and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Onyx

Enzo Mari, Rare Resin Cube, Sculpture, Paperweight, with Polyhedral Inside
By Enzo Mari, Danese
This is a very rare Mari resin cube from the 1950s, it measures in cm 7 x 7 x 7, has a couple of flee bites in 2 corners. Similar sample with black inside in Progressione di sculptur...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Paperweights

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Resin

Carl Auböck Brass and Cane Pipe Rest
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Cane wrapped brass pipe rest by Austrian master object designer Carl Auböck. This example with excellent original age and patina. Designed as a pipe rest but perfect for the artful ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Brass

French Crystal Decorative Roe Signed Lalique
By René Lalique
Very nice French crystal Roe signed by Lalique, France.
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Vintage 1950s French Animal Sculptures

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Crystal

Pair of Camer Murano Glass Bookends
By Archimede Seguso
1950s pair of hand blown red and clear sculptural Murano glass bookends with original label "Camer Glass New York Venice".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Murano Glass

Pairpoint Blown Glass Paperweight, Figural Swan Motif, Vintage, circa 1950s
By Pairpoint Glassworks
From America's oldest crystal manufacturer still in business, this is a beautifully blown piece of art. It features an elegant swan and Pairpoint's signature controlled bubble. In ve...
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Vintage 1950s American Paperweights

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Blown Glass

Brass Desk Ruler Desk Accessory or Paperweight Mid-Century Modern
By Unknown
This vintage solid brass and heavy ruler is mid-century modern and from the 1950s. It has been professionally polished. It is a 12 inch ruler. Makes a great desk accessory. Could be ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Aquamarine Tempered Glass Paperweight Produced by Securit, Italy, 1950s
By Securit
Made in tempered glass. It is a vintage item, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it is in excellent original condition Measures: Diameter 22.5 cm Height 2.2 cm.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

French Horn Tamper by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck
A Mid-Century Modern string-wrapped bronze ash-tamper / paperweight in the form of a French horn. Designed and made in Austria by Carl Auböck, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Brass

Pair of Cubes by Enzo Mari for Danese Milano
By Enzo Mari, Danese
Two resin cubes, each containing a sphere, designed by Enzo Mari. Made in Italy by Danese Milano, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Resin

Murano Pink White Filigrana Swirl Ribbons Italian Art Glass Dome Paperweight
By Venini, Charles Lin Tissot
Beautiful Murano hand blown pink and white Filigrana swirl ribbons Italian art glass dome shaped paperweight. I have owned several of these paperweights, and this is the largest so f...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Sommerso, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Ribbon, Glass

Brass Paperweight Pipe by Carl Aubock
By Carl Auböck
A brass paperweight in the shape of a pipe.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Brass

Gilt Bronze Baby Sculpture Paperweight, France, 1950
Baby gilt bronze paperweight sculpture. In an excellent quality and condition. France, 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French French Provincial Paperweights

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Bronze

Clear Modern Sculptural Glass Object Sculpture or Paperweight Table Decor
By Unknown
Modern sculptural glass object. Very heavy. The base is a rounded hexagon shape and very solid. Solid short blunt glass rods protrude from the base. A beautiful sculptural piece to a...
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Blown Glass

Brass Pipe Rest
By Carl Auböck
A biomorphic brass pipe rest wrapped in brown leather.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Brass

Fornasetti Commedia dell'Arte Paperweights
By Fornasetti
Pair of porcelain Fornasetti pebble paperweights. Motifs: Commedia dell'Arte by Piero Fornasetti Measures: 4" x 3" x 1.5".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Porcelain

1950s Carl Aubock Leather Wrapped Bronze Pistol Grip Paperweight
By Carl Auböck
Old very worn, but surviving Aubock bronze 'pistol grip' paperweight or bookend.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Bronze

Sterling Silver Gentleman’s Desk Paperweight
By Walker & Hall
A fine and impressive vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver and oak gentleman’s desk paperweight in the form of bear-baiting; an addition to our animal related silverware coll...
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Vintage 1950s English Paperweights

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Carl Auböck Paperweight Set as Used by Walter Gropius
By Carl Auböck
A Classic set of four beautiful presse papiers designed by Carl Auböck and produced by the Carl Auböck Werkstätte. The set consists of a stone in leather, an egg, foot and hand. Samp...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Paperweights

Materials

Stone, Brass

Paolo Venini Signed Murano Teal Filigrana Ribbons Italian Art Glass Paperweight
By Paolo Venini, Venini
Murano hand blown teal green twisted ribbons on clear base Italian art glass paperweight. Documented to Paolo Venini, and signed underneath "Venini Murano Italy", circa 1950s. A must...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Art Glass, Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Ribbon

Piero Fornasetti Bookends, "forbidden books" "libri proibiti" made in Italy 1950
By Fornasetti
Piero Fornasetti’s Libri "Proibiti" bookends are handcrafted of red and black aluminum and finished with a velour base. Featuring a lithographic lock-and-key design, this set showca...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Metal

Carl Auböck Brass Pocket Watch Opener
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Carl Auböck. Brass opener as a pocket watch. Market on the back. Heavy piece. Can also be used as a paperweight.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Folk Art Barware

Materials

Brass

Carl Auböck Egg Brass Paperweight, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
A cast brass egg paperweight with very nice patina by Carl Auböck / Auboeck / Aubock, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1950. The egg is marked on the bottom with 'Auböck M...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Brass

Murano Opalescent Blue Green Italian Art Glass Horse Pony Paperweight Sculpture
By Fratelli Toso
Cute Murano handblown opalescent green and blue with controlled bubbles art glass horse head paperweight sculpture. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company, and still retains a parti...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Opaline Glass, Glass

Italian 1950s Vintage Large Red Yellow Aqua Diamond Cut Modern Bowl/Centerpiece
1950s Italian diamond faceted Art Glass catchall or paperweight in hand-cut Murano Glass, a very decorative bowl or ashtray with a diamond multifaceted exterior which catches the lig...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Art Glass, Cut Glass, Murano Glass

Orange Gold Fish Italian Art Glass Aquarium Block Sculpture, Cenedese Murano
By Cenedese
Beautiful handmade Murano glass sculpture.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Multi-Color Paperweight in Glass Paste, Murano Glass
By Unknown
Particular paperweight in multicolored glass paste. Measures: Diameter 10 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Other Paperweights

Materials

Glass

Mid-Century Modern Equestrian Theme Ashtray in Pewter
Mid-Century pewter ashtray with horse and bit theme. Hand-forged design in heavy weight cast pewter, with incised graphic lines along the borders, and fitted notches for cigarettes o...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Pewter

Midcentury Paper Clips in Leather and Plastic, Germany, 1950s
By Unknown
Midcentury paper clips in leather and plastic. Germany, 1950s. Measures: 1" tall x 5 7/8" long x 1 3/4" wide.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Leather, Plastic

French Crystal Decorative Roe Signed Lalique
By René Lalique
Very nice French crystal Roe signed by Lalique France.
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Vintage 1950s French Animal Sculptures

Materials

Crystal

Porcelain Pebble Paperweight Commedia dell'Arte by Piero Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Porcelain pebble paperweight with a decor of a character from the Commedia dell'arte: Pulcinella (Punchinello) by Piero Fornasetti, circa 1950. Signature under the base.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Porcelain

Two Piero Fornasetti Paper Weights, 1950s
By Fornasetti
These paper weights are fabulous pieces by Piero Fornasetti, manufactured by Ginori, Italy, 1950s. Measures: H 10 x D 6.5 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Porcelain

Fratelli Toso Paperweight in the Form of a Teapot
By Fratelli Toso
Fratelli Toso paperweight with Millefiori Murrhine technique construction. Perfect condition, clean ready to use.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Art Glass

Rare 1950s Floridian Sea Creatures Table Lighters Mid-Century Pool Side Decor
I don't find too many of these crafty things is tact. The lighters need fuel and flint to fire up. No cracks to shell bodies, but some light soiling. Measure: Larger lighter D 4¾ ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Shell

Lalique "Chrisis" Pair of Paperweight Bookend
By René Lalique
Lalique "Chrisis" pair of paperweight bookend Lalique France Pair of bookend. Model created in 1931. H: 11 cm Statuette in plain, satiny,moulded-pressed glass, model "Chrysis"...
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Paperweights

Materials

Art Glass

Mid-Century Brass Apple Paper Press or Natural Sculpture
By Arman
1950 Mid-Century brass apple paper press or natural sculpture. In the manner of Arman.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Brass

Pair of Murano Art Glass Bookend
By Cenedese
A lovely pair of solid art glass bookend depicting an apple and a pear with leaves. With flat and polished facet on one side for keeping books or placing together. These also make gr...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Art Glass

1956 Ceramic Paperweight by Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
A porcelain paperweight by Fornasetti made in 1956 as the calendar design with zodiac signs. Heavy ceramic construction for use as beautiful desk accessories. Marked inside.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Ceramic

Handblown Wild Flower Art Glass Paperweight Attributed to Fratelli Toso
By Fratelli Toso
Rare elegant Murano handblown wild flower art glass paperweight. Attributed to the Fratelli Toso company. The piece has three large white flowers inside, made with cut murrines and w...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Glass

Carl Auböck Pipe Stand / Decorative Presse-Papier, Austria, 1950s
By Carl Auböck
A decorative paperweight by Carl Auböck, Austria. This piece was originally designed as a pipe stand and is made of brass, covered in wicker. Beautiful aged brass and darkened wicker.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

Materials

Brass

Italian Fornasetti "1958" Calendar Paperweight
By Fornasetti, Richard Ginori
This unsigned Fornasetti paperweight that is entitled "1958" for the calendar year it was made was probably manufactured by Ginori. It was filled with sand that had to be drained; h...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

Materials

Gold