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The Bauhaus was a progressive German art and design school founded by the architect Walter Gropius that operated from 1919 to 1933. The name Bauhaus is derived from the German verb bauen, “to build.” Under the school’s innovative curriculum, students were taught the fine arts, such as painting and sculpture, as well as practical skills like carpentry and metalworking. The goal of the Bauhaus was to erase the distinction between art and craft, while embracing the use of new technologies and materials.

The school moved from Weimar in 1925 to the city of Dessau, where it enjoyed its heyday under Gropius, then Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The period from 1932 to 1933 when it operated in Berlin under Mies was its final chapter. Despite its brief existence, the Bauhaus has had an enduring influence on art and design, and is regarded by many as the 20th century’s chief crucible of modernism. The faculty roster reads like a who’s who of modernist creative genius, and included such artists as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and László Moholy-Nagy along with architects and designers like Mies and Marcel Breuer.

Bauhaus design style reflects the tenets by which these creators worked: simplicity, clarity and function. They disdained superfluous ornament in favor of precise construction. The furniture of the Bauhaus and its followers married industrial and natural materials in simple, geometric forms. Seating pieces were made with tubular metal or molded plywood frames, and upholstered with leather or cane. Above all, as you can discern on 1stDibs, designs in the Bauhaus style offer aesthetic flexibility. They can be the elements of a wholly spare, minimalist space, the quiet foundation of an environment in which color and pattern come from one’s own collection of art and artifacts.

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Beautiful Bauhaus Wall Clock
Located in Vienna, AT
Wooden frame with white glass and black digits caught in steel signed TIK-TAK made in the 1930s. The original movement will be changed to an electric one powered by a small battery. ...
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1930s Czech Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Glass, Wood

Vintage Professional Tape Dispenser by Nopifan, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A patented stationary tape dispenser from the Danish Company Nopifan. Its made from enameled cast iron and weighs in around 8kg. Regardless of how strong the pull or how strong a tap...
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1930s Danish Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Iron

Secessionist Figures by Hungarian Maria Rahmer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A wonderful pair of ceramic or glazed terracotta figures by the noted Hungarian born artist Maria Rahmer. They feature an accordion player and a saxophonist. One is signed and the ot...
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1930s Hungarian Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Terracotta

Contemporary Monument Table Lamp Circle V2 in Stone, Steel & Glass
Located in London, GB
Monument Lamp - Circle Version 2 has a blackened steel base with a cast stone cylinder and a matte opal glass globe. The Monument Lamp V2 is handmade in Jobst’ studio in east Londo...
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2010s English Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Cast Stone, Steel

Machine Age Art Deco Vintage Glass/Silver Bauhaus Influenced Candelabrum
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine age Art Deco vintage glass / silver Bauhaus influenced candelabrum candelabra candle stick holder Price Reduced. See another of our listings for the Wagenfeld piece shown wi...
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20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Silver Plate

Heiner Hans Körting German Bauhaus Black & Brown Glazed Pottery Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very stylish German Bauhaus studio ceramic vase decorated in black and brown glazes by Heiner Hans Körting (1911-1991) and dating from 1940-50. The vase of tall cylindrical shape h...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Tortuga Trinket Bowl Travertine, Lava, Memphis, France, Le Berre Vevaud
Located in Paris, FR
Tortuga Trinket bowl Travertine, Lava, Memphis, France, Le Berre Vevaud Empreinte Collection Osso natural travertine Available in black lava For their second collection, Raphaë...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Lava, Travertine

Vintage West German Ceramic Art Vase from the 1970s
Located in Søborg, DK
Beautiful large ceramic art vase from the 1970s and made in West Germany Lovely floral designs and no chips or cracks.
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1970s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Art Deco Bauhaus Bakelite Fruit Bowl Germany, German, 1920s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An Art Deco Bauhaus Bakelite fruit bowl. Hard to find in this condition, a nice addition to every room or table. It is an vintage original probably from the 1920s to early 1930s.
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1920s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Bakelite

PH Grand Piano PH150 Excellence, Black Leather and Chromed Details
Located in Copenhagen, DK
- All prices are listed ex works. - 5 year guarantee. - We regularly crate, ship and install PH Pianos worldwide with full insurance. The Poul Henningsen designed PH Grand Piano...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Chrome

Art Deco Bauhaus Style Table or Desk Lamp, Copper Metal Dish Design Lamp Shade
Located in Lisse, NL
Highly stylish and timeless lamp for a desk or sidetable. There is something about these rare lamps from the 1920's and 1930's that you just don't find in modern lamps. If you don't...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Copper

Eva Zeisel Schramberg Vase German Modernist
Located in Sharon, CT
Rare example of the important work the young Eva Zeisel accomplished for Schramberg in 1929-1930.
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Vintage West German Art Vase from the 1970s
Located in Søborg, DK
Vintage West German art vase from the 1970s with a beautiful blue glaze and with no cracks or chips.
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1970s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Pottery

Benno Meyer Bauhaus Large Hammered Bronze Bowl
By Benno Meyer
Located in Chicago, IL
A 1930s Bauhaus large round hammered bronze bowl by Benno Meyer. 13.25" in diameter this centerpiece bowl has a beautiful patina. The interior of the bowl has a warm gold bronze colo...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Unusual Bauhaus Style Cubist Articulated Mannequin after Oskar Schlemmer
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual Bauhaus style cubist articulated mannequin / store display after Oskar Schlemmer,, Amazing design, painted fiberglass.
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20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Fiberglass

Large German Factory Clock, Circa 1950s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Large German Factory clock, Circa 1950s - Stepped black steel casing - Steel dial and glass face - Original arrow hands - New AA battery powered quartz motor - German ~ 1950s ...
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Steel

Round Blue Lapis Lazuli and Marble Stone Jewelry or Trinket Box with Lid
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Beautiful blue Lapis Lazuli and Carrara marble stone jewelry box. Created from genuine blue Lapis Lazuli, this box is low in profile and round in form. This lovely jewelry or trinket...
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20th Century Indian Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Lapis Lazuli, Carrara Marble

Colorful Semi Precious Stone Rectangular Jewelry or Trinket Box with Lid
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful colorful decorative box with a lid created from Carrara marble and inlaid with a variety of semi-precious stones. The sides are inlaid with a variety of stones in abstrac...
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20th Century Indian Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Carrara Marble

Bauhaus Era, Square Planter in Copper, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A well made planter composed of a square plant-bowl set with tubes and spheres of solid copper. Manufactured in Copenhagen Denmark circa 1930-1935 probably by the maker Groos & Chris...
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1930s Danish Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Copper

Cubist Bauhaus Style Architectural Cardboard Table Sculpture by Virgil Greca
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Number 3 in a series of similar sculptures this unique creation by Virgil Greca features elements of the early modernist movement as it was demonstrated by the Bauhaus artists. It is...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Paper

Industrial Bauhaus Art Deco Period Black Metal Desk or Banker's Lamp by Erpees
By Erpees
Located in Lisse, NL
Wonderful and stylish Erpees table lamp from 1920-1930. If you have an Art Deco or midcentury desk and you are looking for a lamp to make it even more stylish and authentic then thi...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Metal, Chrome, Iron

Large Amber Apothecary Glasses, Jars Bottles
Located in Vienna, AT
Brown/amber apothecary pharmacy glasses from the 1920s-1930s.
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Glass

Herbert Bayer Art Porcelain Plate Rosenthal Limiterte Kunstreihen, 1982 Bauhaus
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
An important rare square Herbert Bayer art porcelain plate "scenery" executed by Rosenthal - Limitierte Kunstreihen, 1982. The clear stylized scenery is composed of a ball, a cone, a...
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1980s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Vintage Kinetic Sculpture Brass 'Oloid' by Paul Schatz, 1930s, Switzerland
Located in Munich, DE
Vintage kinetic sculpture 'Oloid' in brass. Designed by Paul Schatz, 1929, Switzerland. This one is an old example, probably from 1930s. Executed in brass, the Oloid is in very good...
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1930s Swiss Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Brass

German Bauhaus Suspended Mahogany & Brass Wall Clock with Manuel Movement, 1940s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A Bauhaus typical wall clock with Manuel movement operated by key (included). Moon minute hand and star hour hand. Manufactured in Germany during the 1940s. Working condition.
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1940s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Brass

Large Midcentury Rattan Brass Bauhaus Umbrella Stand, France, 1960s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Waste bin paper bin or umbrella stand Origin: France Age: 1960s This original vintage Bauhaus style waste bin paper bin, umbrella Stand was produced in the 1960s in...
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1950s French Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Metal, Brass

White Ceramic Vase by Marianne Brandt, Germany, Bauhaus, 1920s
Located in Brussels, BE
White ceramic vase by Marianne Brandt, Germany, Bauhaus, 1920s.
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1920s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Large Anatomical Model of a Horse by Somso Germany 1920s
Located in Almelo, NL
This is an important handmade large scale paper mâché anatomical model of a horse by Somso Germany 1920s. At the turn of the century France and Berlin were known for their elaborate ...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Wood

Christian Dell Bauhaus Table Lamp 6580 Super for Kaiser Idell, 1930s
Located in Munich, DE
Idell double armed table lamp model 6580 super designed by Christian Dell, for Kaiser & C and was manufactured in the 1930 and is in excellent original condition. Nickel-plated brass...
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1930s European Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Metal, Brass, Nickel

Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Vase, Glass, WMF, Germany, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase / vessel. Designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Produced by WMF, Germany, c. 1950s.         
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Glass

Brass and Copper Moneybox Attributed to Marianne Brandt
Located in London, GB
An early twentieth century brass and copper moneybox of spherical form, the brass body opening with lock and key, supported on three copper ball feet, with copper money slot to the t...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Brass, Copper

Cubist Bauhaus Style Architectural Cardboard Table Sculpture by Virgil Greca
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Number 3 in a series of similar sculptures this unique creation by Virgil Greca (American, 20th century) features elements of the early modernist movement as it was demonstrated by t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Paper

Set of Six Accessories Josef Hoffman for Bieffeplast Weiner Werkstatte
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Set of six desk or kitchen accessories Josef Hoffman for Bieffeplast Weiner Werkstatte in black finish. Two baskets with glass inserts., a bud vase with glass insert, a centerpiece/b...
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Mid-20th Century Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Metal

Hand Graved Metal Plate Regensburg Bauhaus Industrial Style
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Heavy handcrafted metal pewter plate with design of scenes from early 20th century depicting the city life of Regensburg in Germany. People, dog, horse, architectural buildings. Hand...
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Mid-20th Century Argentine Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Art Glass

Siemens Halske Bauhaus Factory or Workshop Wall Clock
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel frame with gold ring inside and steel clock face with red and black digits, manufactured by Siemens Halske in the 1930s. According to the previous owner the clock was hanging...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Steel

Handcrafted Bruce Fox Large Collectible Cast Aluminum Square Cigar Ashtray
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Handcrafted Bruce Fox cast aluminum large collectible square cigar ashtray Rare vintage cast aluminum signed "GIN BUTLER"..."an original by Bruce Fox " Circa 1950's or 60's, servi...
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Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Aluminum

Antique Austrian Terracotta Pottery Rabbit Figurine by Walter Bosse for Kufstein
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An antique Austrian Kuftstein tin-glazed terracotta pottery figurine of a rabbit. Modeled by Walter Bosse. In the Wiener Werkstätte style. Simply a wonderful figurine! Da...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Pottery

Bauhaus Candlesticks in Steel, Germany, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A set of Art Deco styled candlesticks. 'Staired' architecturally inspired base in engine turned aluminium. The tubes and candle holder are standard in size and made from stainless st...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Set of 7 Glass Shells by Wilhelm Wagenfeld for Vlg Weisswasser, Germany, 1960s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of seven glass shells Producer: WMF, Germany Design: Prof. Wilhelm Wagenfeld Bauhaus Decade: 1950s-1960s Description: Original vint...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Glass

Aubock Style Midcentury Rattan Bauhaus Magazine Holder, France, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: magazine holder stand element Origin: France Age: 1970s This original vintage Bauhaus style magazine holder stand was produced in the 1970s in France. It is made of...
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1950s French Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Rattan

Mystery Barometer by Goerz of Berlin
Located in London, GB
A mystery brass barometer by C. P. Goerz of Berlin, circa 1925. 3" dial with English markings. The dial is from "Worse - Better" with categories of weather going from "Very st...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Brass

Green Bauhaus Sheet Metal Vintage Letter Scale by Marianne Brandt Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
A green Bauhaus sheet metal letter scale by Marianne Brandt, 1930-1931, for Ruppelwerke, Gotha, Germany. The iconic designer Marianne Brandt was the Head of Design Department from th...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Sheet Metal

Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Vase, Glass, WMF, Germany, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase / vessel. Designed by Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Produced by WMF, Germany, c. 1950s.     
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Glass

Hand-Hammered Brass Bowl by Hayno Focken, Germany, 1930s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A hand-hammered brass bowl by Hayno Focken. Focken (1905-1968) was a metalworker and silversmith who was associated with the ideas of the Deutscher Werkbund and Bauhaus in the 193...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Brass

Herbert Bayer Art Porcelain Plate Rosenthal Limiterte Kunstreihen, 1982 Bauhaus
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
An important rare square Herbert Bayer art porcelain plate "scenery" executed by Rosenthal - Limitierte Kunstreihen, 1982. The clear stylized scenery is composed of a ball, a cone, a...
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1980s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

Materials

Porcelain

Modernist Desk World Clock Kundo by Kieninger & Obergfell West Germany 1960s
By Kundo, Kieninger & Obergfell
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large Kieninger & Obergfell modernist table world timer zone clock, 1960s Unique brass round world clock by Kundo Automatic made in West Germany, circa 1960s. Wonderful round clock w...
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1960s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Brass

Scandinavian Glass Vase with Arrows, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A cast glass vase decorated with arrow motifs. Made in Denmark during the 1930s, probably by Lyngby Glas. The style of this piece mimics the industrial tendencies of Art Deco and the...
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1930s Danish Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Glass

Midcentury Large Ceramic Floor Vase Bo Fajans Ewald Dahlskog, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Langserud, SE
Wonderful large off-white ceramic vase manufactured in Sweden at Bo Fajans and designed by Ewald Dahlskog in the 1940s. The shape and lines of the vase goes perfect with the wonder...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Midcentury West German Fat Lava Orange Bauhaus Vase, 1960
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage 1960s ceramic West German Studio pottery vase, Germany Bauhaus. Midcentury ceramic fat lava glaze volcanic pottery vase in the style of Scheurich Keramik of West Germany. Vib...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Art Deco Candlesticks in Steel, Germany, 1930s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A set of Art Deco styled candlesticks. 'Staired' architecturally inspired base in engine turned aluminium. The tubes and candle holder are standard in size and made from stainless st...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Vintage Copper Vase / Pitcher with Handle by Eugen Zint, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Copper vase with handle is an original decorative object realized in the mid-20 century. Original copper artwork. Good conditions: vintage signs of use. The work is a very...
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Copper

Vintage Brass Jewelry Box and Plate by Eugen Zint, Germany Early 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Jewelry box and plate is an original decorative object realized. Original brass. Realized by Eugen Zint. Made in Germany. The mark of Eugen Zint is present on the base. Th...
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1930s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Brass

Brass Hammered Dish by Hayno Focken Numbered 818
Located in Houston, TX
Perfectly circular hammered brass dish by Hayno Focken. The bottom of the dish is stamped with the artist seal and a number of 818. Around the rim is a unique circular detail of diff...
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1920s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Brass

Brass Hammered Oval Dish by Hayno Focken Numbered 998
Located in Houston, TX
Brass hammered oval dish with two indentions on either side. The dish is stamped by the artist and numbered 998. Hayno Focken was a German modernist known for making hammered table a...
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1920s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Brass

Meissen Sculpture by Bauhaus Artist Gerhard Marcks
Located in Rochester, NY
Figurative candlestick sculpture by Bauhaus artist Gerhard Marks. Made by StPM Meissen. Böttger stoneware, circa 1920.
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Vintage Copper Vase by Eugen Zint, Bauhaus, 1950s
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage copper Vase is an original decorative object realized in Germany in the 1950s. Original copper. Probably realized by Eugen Zint. Good conditions, normal signs of a...
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Copper

Crystal Azul Fruit Vase by Natalia Criado
Located in Milan, IT
Designed by Natalia Criado as a continuation of her Wonder Crystals project, this series of blown-glass wares was created by a Tuscan family enterprise established in the 1800s. Comp...
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2010s Italian Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Crystal

Vintage Art Deco Brass Plate, Germany, Bauhaus, 1920s
Located in Roma, IT
Art Deco brass plate is an original decorative artwork realized in the 1930s. Original brass decorative object. Fine conditions: Vintage signs of aging are present. Beautifu...
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1920s German Vintage Bauhaus Decorative Objects

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Brass