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Material: Murano Glass
Collectible Murano Glass Sculpture "Membrane" by Toni Zuccheri for VeArt
Located in Milano, IT
Vintage Murano glass vase / sculpture, created by celebrated Italian designer Toni Zuccheri for glassmaker VeArt as part of the "Membrane" collection, which included lamps, vases and...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Vintage Tall Italian Vase in Clear Murano Glass with "Mosaic" Flakes Decoration
Located in Milano, IT
Confetti are a symbol of the world renowned venetian carnival, so in a way it only makes sense to find them (sort of) into another world famous craft product from the floating city. ...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Vintage Midcentury Murano Glass Ashtray in Frosted Glass with Blue Accents
Located in Milano, IT
Many are the different types of glass created by master makers on the Venetian island of Murano. From air-thin vases to expressive sculptures, also massive objects with deep and vivi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Glass, Murano Glass, Art Glass

Flavio Poli Murano Glass Vase for Poliarte
Located in Conversano, IT
Flavio Poli Murano Glass Vase for Poliarte, Italy 1970 Stunning red Murano galss vase designed by Flavio Poli for Poliarte. The vase is in vero good condition, only a tiny chipp...
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1970s Italian Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Vaso in Vetro Di Murano Di Sommerso, Anni '60
Located in Milano, MI
Creatore Sommerso Periodo del design 1960 - 1969 Periodo di produzione 1960 - 1969 Paese di produzione Italia Stile Mid-Century Stato Eccellente — Questo pezzo vintage/antico è in condizioni quasi originali. Materiale Vetro di Murano...
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1760s Italian Antique Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Vintage Italian Nason Mazzega Decorative Two-Body Orange Murano Glass Vase
Located in Milano, IT
This is a rare and extremely fascinating two-body vase in Murano glass. Designed by Ermanno Nason for I.V.R. Mazzega in the 1980s, it is a perfect expression...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Deco Table Clock, Murano Glass, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Art Deco Table Clock, Murano Glass, 1950s.
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1950s Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Late 19th Century Milky White Opaline Bohemian Box. France 1850-1920
Located in Queens Village, NY
Get a hold of this beautiful antique box, and you may feel a part of the past in your hands. Between 1850 and 1900, French artisans crafted this beautiful opaline glass and copper box. The beauty of its milky white exterior and round, oval form cannot be overstated. It's vintage, so it'll add timeless elegance to any room. The size and quality of this translucent gem are both excellent: 8x11.5 cm. Imagine yourself transported to a time and place where elegance and grace ruled. This opaline glass jar has weathered the test of time, witnessing the world as it has changed and evolved around it. Collectors and enthusiasts alike will appreciate the opaline glass box's vintage allure and copper accents. Display it in your home or office to evoke nostalgia for a bygone era. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to own a piece of French antiquity. We are selling this beautiful art piece on different platforms; please check availability before purchasing. More photos may be provided if necessary. Storyteller: At a local estate sale, Emily fell in love with an opaline glass and copper box. Its milky white finish and oval shape stood out among the other items on display. By grasping it, she felt liberated. Emily put the ancient box...
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Late 19th Century French Late Victorian Antique Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Crystal, Gold Leaf, Gold, Gold Plate, Enamel

Midcentury Set of Six Green Gold Murano Drinking Glasses with Jug, 1990
Located in Murano, Venezia
Set of 6 "Balloton" glasses and jug in blown Murano glass in green color with 24-karat gold leaf decoration This set is called "Goti De Fornasa". Trad...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Vase Masterpiece, Doppio Ritorto Amazing Technique, Signed
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This vase is a true work of art. It features a bold color palette and creates a beautiful interplay with the light. During its creation, the glass is heated again before blowing to a...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

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 Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

21st Century Karim Rashid Centerpiece Container Murano Glass Ocean Blue
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
21st century Karim Rashid centerpiece container Murano glass various colors. Designed by Karim Rashid, Kountess is a stately, sculptural jar with a lid. Just like its twin model, Kou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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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 Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Artistic Handmade Murano Glass Sculpture Aquamarine Turtle
Located in Murano, VE
Immerse yourself in the beauty of our modern artistic aquatic turtle sculpture, entirely handmade with precision in authentic Murano glass. Each exquisite detail is meticulously craf...
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2010s Italian Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Large Troncocono Vase in Red and White by Carlo Moretti
Located in New York, NY
This vase sums up the essential qualities of stability, beauty, color, price and distinction of the Carlo Moretti brand. Red horizontal streaks on orange and ivory vertical streaks. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Crystal

Mast Lamp By Barlas Baylar
Located in New York, NY
Description: Mast Dimensions: Approx. 16” diameter x 86” height Material: Marble, hand blown Murano glass Finish: Polished bronze, white glass (custom finishes available) Bulbs: ...
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2010s Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Marble, Bronze

Murano blown glass goblet with sunflowers
Located in Borgo Veneto, IT
Murano blown glass chalice created by master Busato. The chalice is blown into three separate pieces then hot joined together without the use of adhesives. The chalice is crystal-col...
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2010s Italian Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Venini Clessidra Hourglass in Amber and Pink Murano Glass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Clessidra hourglass in grape and pink Murano glass by Paolo Venini and Riedizione. Limited edition in 99 art pieces each. Little grains of sand, im...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Murano Vase Masterpiece, Blooming Field with Poppies and Lavender, Signed
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
The vase made with the same technique of the tumblers in another listing. After the success of the tumbler group, I asked the maestro to make a vase that would keep the design and t...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Artistic Handmade Murano Glass Sculpture Gold Soul "Anima"
Located in Murano, VE
Anima is a collection of exquisite sculptures crafted by our skilled artisans in our factory in Murano. Each sculpture embodies the essence of life and spirituality, taking the form ...
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2010s Italian Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

CINETICO Murano Glass Brass Mobile Chandelier Red and Yellow Glass Elements
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This exquisite Murano glass chandelier boasts delicate glass elements that shimmer and radiate a cozy, welcoming ambiance, making it the perfect centerpiece for any living space. Man...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Metal, Brass

Murano Glass Rhinoceros Designed by Antonio Da Ros for Cenedese
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This is a beautifully blown, somerso Murano glass rhinoceros. This piece was designed by Antonio Da Ros and blown by Fabio Tosi for Cenedese Ve...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Murano Art Glass Rooster Bird Sculpture w Silver
Located in New York, NY
Murano Art Glass statue sculpture depicting a rooster bird in yellow glass encased in clear glass with silver flecks, apparently unsigned. Dealer: ...
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20th Century Italian Other Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Sculptural Murano Iridescent Mirrored Glass Vases
Located in Austin, TX
Italian handblown Murano glass vases with white interiors and iridescent mirrored exteriors. We stay captivated by the organic,"caught in fusion” scu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Ashtray or Bowl by Flavio Poli, Faceted Murano Glass
Located in Camblanes et Meynac, FR
Mid-Century Murano Glass ashtray or bowl by Flavio Poli - Faceted Murano Glass This is a beautiful Murano glass ashtray or decorative bowl. It is made according to the technique of ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Glass, Murano Glass

Fontana Arte Organic Glass Form Bowl 1960
Located in Munich, DE
Rare blue grey glass bowl, candy dish designed by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte, circa 1960. Similar examples pictured in Franco Deboni’s “Fontana Arte” published by Allemandi & C., 2...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Murano Millefiori Flowers Italian Art Glass Mushroom Toadstool Paperweight
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful and very unusual, vintage Murano hand blown multicolor millefiori flowers Italian art glass mushroom / toadstool sculptural paperweight. The mushroom is created in the mann...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano White Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Dog Figurine
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown white and gold flecks Italian art glass puppy dog figurine sculpture. Documented to the Seguso Vetri d'Arte company, recently found on their illus...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Gold Leaf

Fratelli Toso Murano Millefiori Flower Star Mosaic Italian Art Glass Bowl Vase
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful large vintage Murano hand blown millefiori flower and star mosaic Italian art glass centerpiece tall bowl. Documented to the Fratelli Toso Company. Many of the murrines are...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass, Murrine

Set of Four Italian Green Murano Glass Candlesticks w/Gold Flecks
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four green Murano glass candlesticks with shiny gold flecks and ribbed details. In the style of Salviati. Made in Italy, c. 1950's. Dimensions (each): 6"H x 5.25"D
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1950s Italian Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Blown Murano Glass Shell Form Bowl in Lemon Yellow
Located in New York, NY
This lovely hued and elegantly achieved Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Blown Murano Glass Shell Form Bowl in Lemon Yellow with Striated Detailing originates from Italy, Circa 1960. Featu...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Blown Banded Citrine w/ Amber Ring Murano Glass Vase
Located in New York, NY
This beautifully colored Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Blown Murano Glass Vase in Banded Citrine W/Amber Ring Detailing originates from Italy during the latter half of the 20th Century....
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Hand-Blown Murano Millifiori & 24 Karat Gold Flecked Glass Bowl
Located in New York, NY
This rare and stunning Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Blown Murano Millifiori & 24 Karat Gold Flecked Glass Plate is Signed Schiavon and originates from Italy, Circa 1960. Featuring a st...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Gold

Mid-Century Oblong Hand-Blown Murano White w/ Millefiori Detailing Glass Bowl
Located in New York, NY
This serene and brilliantly formed Mid-Century Modernist Oblong Hand-Blown Murano Glass Bowl in White with Millefiori Detailing and Translucent Edge originates from Italy, Circa 1950...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Blown Murano Glass Bowls w/ Scalloped Edges
Located in New York, NY
This charming Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Blown Murano Glass Bowls W/ Scalloped Edges & Millefiori Detailing W/24 Karat Gold Flecks originate from Italy, Circa 1950. Featuring...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Gold

1970s Transparent Geometric Murano Glass Bowl
Located in Roma, IT
A geometric faceted hand-blown 1970s Murano transparent bowl found in Rome and in very good condition. Due to its cut and shine, the bowl has a gem like quality. Perfect as a decorat...
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1970s Italian Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Hand-Blown Murano Glass Emerald Green & Millefiori Detailed Bowl
Located in New York, NY
This unique and colorful Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Blown Murano Glass Emerald Green & Millefiori Detailed Oblong Glass Bowl originates from Italy, Circa 1960. Features an elongated ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Organic Handblown Transparent Murano Glass Sculpture signed Salviati
Located in New York, NY
This minimal yet effortlessly stunning Mid-Century Modernist Organic Hand-Blown Transparent Murano Art Glass Sculpture is signed Salviati and originates from Italy, Circa 1960. Featu...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Head sculpture in sapphire blue Murano blown glass, decorative object available
Located in Guazzora, IT
Beautiful Murano blown glass sculpture in sapphire blue glass handmade by Murano masters
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Early 2000s Italian Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Paperweight
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian Murano glass paperweight hand blown with white "filigrana" - white filaments intricately superimposed and intertwined within the glass / Made in Italy, circa 1960s Me...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Art Glass Bowl Seguso Style
Located in New York, NY
An Italian Murano light blue and gold flecks art glass bowl, Midcentury Modern period, after designer Seguso, circa mid-20th century, 1950s, Italy. A substantial bowl in the Murano G...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Glass Rostri with Gold Leaf 24-Karat
Located in Murano, VE
Introducing a stunning vase that boasts a golden soul, meticulously handcrafted by Roberto Beltrami and his skilled team in Murano. These majestic vases are shaped before being ador...
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2010s Italian Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Flavio Poli Murano Sommerso Purple and Yellow Faceted Art Glass Vase
Located in Barcelona, ES
Lovely faceted Sommerso glass vase in purple, yellow and clear glass. Attributed to Flavio Poli for Seguso. Italy, 1960s. Burgundy / purple glass with a layer in yellow glass submer...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Sommerso, Glass, Murano Glass, Cut Glass, Art Glass

Murano Sommerso Pink Glass Bowls by Flavio Poli for Seguso, Italy 1960
Located in London, GB
Glass bowls triangular shape by Flavio Poli for Seguso 1960's in soft pink. The bowl is hand blown, known as Venetian Sommerso, made in Murano, Venice, Italy. The bowls a combinati...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Set of Three Tangerines by Martinuzzi for Venini
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1930s. These tangerines are made by Napoleone Martinuzzi for Venini in Murano glass. These items might show slight traces of use since they are vintage as a chip on t...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Blown Murano Glass Vase in Amber
Located in New York, NY
This subtle and brilliantly proportioned Mid-Century Modernist Hand-Blown Murano Glass Vase in Amber originates from Italy, Circa 1960. Features a substantial edge beautifully polish...
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1960s Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Very Large Memphis Glass Object by Matteo Thun for Tiffany & Co., 1987
Located in Tilburg, NL
Extraordinary and very large (86cm in height) blue glass object by famous designer and Memphis Group founding member Matteo Thun (1952 – Italy). Rina...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Alessandro Mandruzzato Vintage Murano Vase 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Alessandro Mandruzzato Vintage Murano Vase from the 1970s is a highly sought-after piece of art glass. Crafted in a stunning shade of purple, ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

A Vintage Vide-Poche / Decorative Bowl in Cream and Burgundy Murano Glass 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
An elegant Vide-Poche dating back to the 70s and 80s that can also be used as a large ashtray. This large Mid Century Modern decorative bowl is reminiscent of something playful and...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Amber Yellow "Sommerso" Murano Glass Italian Artistic Vase, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury amber yellow "Sommerso" Murano glass vase. This fantastic piece was created by Artistic Crystal in the 1970s. This amazing item has its original label and it's ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Glass Centerpiece Organic Shape
Located in Murano, VE
Discover Oculus, a mesmerizing blown glass plate boasting an organic, casual shape. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, each piece is a testament to the artistry of glassmak...
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2010s Italian Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Italian Design Vase in Black and White Glass, in Two Sections, Italy, 1970s
Located in Torino, IT
Italian design vase in black and white glass, in two separable parts. Italy, 1970s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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

Pino Signoretto Murano Glass Sculpture of Woman, 1980s
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Beautiful glass sculpture made by Italian Murano Glass Master Pino Signoretto during the 1980s. The sculpture shows a woman with long hair, kneeling, with her head bowed. Her arms ar...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

VENINI “ Carlo Scarpa “ Frame Brass Murano Glass 1930 Italy
Located in Milano, IT
Carlo Scarpa Frame Signed VENINI
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1930s European Art Deco Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass

Barovier Toso Murano Orange Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Flower Star Bowl
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown orange and gold flecks Italian art glass star / flower shaped bowl. Documented to designer Ercole Barovier for Barovier e Toso. The piece is profu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Gold Leaf

Toso Mid-Century Modern Amber Molato Murano Glass Jewelry Box, 1982
Located in Murano, Venezia
This boxes are a beautiful invention of the master glassmaker Toso Murano who designed them in 1982. They can be used as jewelry boxes, and they are beautiful thanks to the reflectio...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Murano Glass, Art Glass

Cenedese Murano Alexandrite Red Blue Murrines Italian Art Glass Flower Vase
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful and rare, vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso light purple with circular murrines Italian art glass flower vase. Documented to Antonio Da Ros, designer / architect and Artis...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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Glass, Art Glass, Murrine, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Murano Pink Green Aventurine Ribbons Italian Art Glass Mid-Century Flower Vase
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown teal green, pink and copper twisting ribbons Italian art glass flower vase. Created in the manner of Fratelli Toso company, and designer Dino Mart...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Decorative Objects

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

Authentic Antique and Vintage Murano Glass Decorative Objects for Sale

The collection of antique and vintage Murano glass decorative objects on 1stDibs includes authentic Murano glass vases, bottles, bowls, sculptures and more.  

These objects are made of Murano glass, named for the Venetian island of Murano, where glassmaking has been practiced for centuries, using a variety of artisanal processes. The glass is identifiable by its richly layered colors and characteristic gold or silver flecks inside the glass. 

Every vintage Murano glass decorative object is unique. Authentic Murano glass often has small imperfections and irregular shapes due to the freeform creation process. This glass introduces dazzling pops of colors and provocative forms to your dining table, and mid-century Murano glass is particularly sought after by today’s collectors.  

One of the earliest Venetian glass furnaces is believed to have been established as far back as the 8th century. While Murano glass is traditionally known for being blown glass, there are also Murano glass beads and mosaics, and the art of Venetian glassblowing has seen a range of different techniques evolve over the course of its long history. These techniques include calcedonio, millefiori and more, and enameling and gilding are also practiced at the furnaces. The celebrated filigrana technique is as old as Renaissance-era Italy, with origins in the 16th century.

This striking chandelier was created using the rigadin technique, which involves blowing the glass into a special bronze mold with grooves that leave an imprint on its molten surface, resulting in either decorative swirls or a ribbed effect.

There are many Murano glassmakers who have gained renown all over the world. 

Ercole Barovier left an indelible mark on the world of Italian modernist glassmaking, for example — his vibrant use of color and exploration of innovative techniques yielded glass vases, chandeliers and other lighting and decorative objects that stand out in any interior many decades later. Barovier’s manufactory was eventually renamed Barovier & Toso, a name under which the company still operates today

Archimede Seguso, whose company was later renamed Seguso Vetri D’Arte, redefined a 650-year family history of Murano glass-making with brilliance and novel techniques, elevating him to an exemplar for the maestros of his time as well as for future generations of glassmakers. 

Founded in 1921 by Milanese lawyer Paolo Venini and antiques dealer Giacomo Cappellin, Venini & Co. played an important role in pairing forward-thinking modernist designers with skilled glassblowers. In Venini’s early years, the firm was led by visionary art directors Napoleone Martinuzzi and Vittorio Zecchin, and would eventually collaborate with Gio Ponti, Massimo Vignelli and Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala. ​​In 1925, Venini earned the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts — the design fair that introduced the Art Deco style to the world. 

The story of Salviati glass, which supported the revival of Venice’s flagging Murano glass industry in the 19th century, began with Vicenza-born lawyer and entrepreneur Antonio Salviati whose love of Murano glass art and mosaics inspired him to establish his own mosaic and glass manufacturing firm.

Find antique and vintage Murano glass decorative objects on 1stDibs.

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