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Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Mathieu Matégot Mid-Century Modern White Mesh Metal Planter, France, 1951
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Midcentury modern planter by French designer Mathieu Matégot. White lacquered mesh metal. Full original condition. Literature: "Mathieu Mategot" by Philippe Jousse in the arc...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Metal

Pair of Robert Maxwell Studio Pottery Designs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1932 - 2020 Mr. Maxwell was a pro artisan ceramicist. These two pieces are a fine example of his classic designs. Wheel thrown clay with finely carved starburst and curved line mo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Stoneware

Large Architectural Pottery "Wok" Planter Lagardo Tackett
Located in Los Angeles, CA
California design. From a post + beam house Beverly Hills. Rare custom scale. White glaze with bisque bottom. One water drain hole. Small nicks one spot (please see pic) Over-a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Pottery

Mid-Century Architectural Pottery "Double Cone" Planter by LaGardo Tackett
Located in St. Louis, MO
Mid-Century Modern Architectural Pottery sculptural "Double Cone" Planter by LaGardo Tackett , rarely seen double cone version with wider base than top in a white glaze. Provenance 1...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Clay

Rattan & Bamboo Flower Stand Bonaccina Attributed, Italy, 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Very decorative object. The diameter of the flowerpot holder, measured inside 11.3cm.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Bamboo, Rattan

Large Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italian Modern Vase
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A large scale ceramic vase designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Vibrant yellow and orange glaze over a textured brown clay body. Signed. Photographed with Herman Miller Eames Dcm, Mac...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Clay

Large Scale Blue Terracotta Vase, France, 1960s
Located in Chicago, IL
An oversized handmade mid-century terracotta vase. This vase has a beautiful blue finish with diamond terracotta detailing. We love the scale and textural nature of this vintage beau...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Terracotta, Paint

Wonderful Large Mid Century Modern Brushed Nickel Silver Planter Pedestal
Located in Roslyn, NY
A Wonderful Large Mid Century Modern Brushed Nickel / Silver Tone Planter That May Also Be Used As A Pedestal If A Top Were To Be Put On It.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Nickel

Angelo Mangiarotti Vase for Knoll
Located in Greensboro, NC
Iconic knoll marble vase designed by Angelo Mangiarotti. This vessel came from the estate of the Director of the Boston Knoll showroom in the 1960s / 70s.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Marble

Gainey Pottery, USA Mid-Century Modern Black Matte Planter 19"
Located in Toledo, OH
Large 19" Mid-Century Modern Black Matte Planter by Gainey Pottery, Laverne, CA, USA. Great Condition. Measures 19" diameter by 15" high.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Pottery

David Cressey & Robert Maxwell "Sunburst" Planter for Earthgender, circa 1970
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
David Cressey & Robert Maxwell "Sunburst" Planter for Earthgender, circa 1970.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Angelo Mangiarotti Vase for Knoll
Located in Greensboro, NC
Iconic Knoll marble vase designed by Angelo Mangiarotti. This vessel came from the estate of the Director of the Boston Knoll showroom in the 1960s/70s.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Marble

Large Vintage Handmade Hammered Brass Planter Vase
Located in Chicago, IL
A Large Vintage Handmade Hammered Brass Planter vase. It is signed Silvestri on base. Family run business on the West Coast that executed fine garden elements and also imported m...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Brass

David Cressey & Robert Maxwell "Sunburst" Planter for Earthgender, circa 1970
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
David Cressey & Robert Maxwell "Sunburst" Planter for Earthgender, circa 1970.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

1960s Kai Kristiansen Palisander Flower Planter, Denmark
Located in Praha, CZ
- item has been carefully refurbished - The inner iron sheet plate part has been newly made.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Iron

Ceramic Vase by W. Germany
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
W.Germany ceramic glazed vase. Number 203-226.
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic

David Cressey Group Artec Architectural Pottery Tall Planter or Umbrella Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
California design. Nice fluted form. Group Artec, a parent company of Architectural Pottery. Made with Cressey's own low fired stoneware "formula clay". Speckled olive glaze hue. It...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

50s Willy Guhl Planter Scale
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
This planter scale is designed for outdoor usage and is in good condition consistent with age and use.
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Concrete

Italian Ceramic Black Vase by Imola
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Beautiful Italian ceramic glazed black vase by Imola, it has some damage on top please refer to photos.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Round Rattan and Brass Basket or Planter, Italy, 1970s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-century round basket or planter in rattan and brass. Handcrafted in Italy, 1970s. Can be used as planter, storage basket or paper bin.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Brass, Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Gold Metallic Glazed Ceramic Planters
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A fantastic pair of Mid-Century Modern ceramic planters with a gold metallic glazed foot and dripped top. One planter's under glaze is yellow and the other is black while the gold gl...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Carrara Marble Planter by Angelo Mangiarotti, Italy, C.1970
Located in Surbiton, GB
White Carrara marble planter designed by Angelo Mangiarotti, the Italian architect and designer synonymous with functional design in marble and stone. An icon of Italian craftsmanshi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Carrara Marble

Set of 2 Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Elmar & Elke Kubicek, Germany, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic vases set of 2 Producer: Elmar & Elke Kubicek , Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage Studio Pottery Object was designed by Elmar and...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Italian Crystal Blue Vase by Grandi Cristalli
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Stunning Italian crystal vase by Grandi Cristalli. Beautiful centrepiece.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Crystal

Bitossi Style Italian Ceramic Vase
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Italian Bitossi style ceramic vase.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic

Carrara Marble Planter by Angelo Mangiarotti, Italy, c.1970
Located in Surbiton, GB
White Carrara marble planter designed by Angelo Mangiarotti, the Italian architect and designer synonymous with functional design in marble and stone. An icon of Italian craftsmanshi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Carrara Marble

French Modernist Translucent Sculptural Crystal Vase Signed Baccarat
Located in New York, NY
This stunning modernist vase was realized by Baccarat- one of the world's premiere makers of crystal products since 1865. The piece features a slightly rounded, cylindrical body that...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Crystal

1970s Geometric Planter Pot by Tiffany & Co Este Ceramiche, Italy
Located in National City, CA
Made in Italy by Este Ceramiche for Tiffany white planter with blue and silver decoration. 1970s Geometric planter pot by Tiffany & Co Este Ceramiche ITALY. Measure: 7.75 tall x 8....
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern German Ceramic Vase
Located in High Point, NC
A unique shape gives this ceramic vase an intriguing character and an easy-going charm. Made in Germany in the 20th century, the silhouette is complex yet visually soothing: full cur...
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19th Century German Antique Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Brutalist WGP Pottery Fat Lava Multi-Color "305" Vase Object by Ruscha, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Model: 305 Producer: Ruscha, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in Germany. It i...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

Glazed Ceramic Recipient
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Yellow glazed ceramic recipient made by Roger Capron with the word "Tabac". Originally made to keep tobacco.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic

1960s Kai Kristiansen Palisander Flower Planter, Denmark
Located in Praha, CZ
- item has been carefully refurbished - The inner iron sheet plate part has been newly made.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Iron

David Cressey "Linear" Stoneware Pro/Artisan Planter for Architectural Pottery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cigar planter by David Cressey from the Pro/Artisan collection for Architectural Pottery. This stoneware planter has an unglazed interior as well as an unglazed natural warm brown cl...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Stoneware

1970 Jardinières in Solid Oak in the Style of Henning Kjærnulf Razorblade Chair
Located in København K, 84
Rare 1970s danish Jardinières in solid oak attributed to Henning Kjærnulf designer behind the famous razor chair EG møbler. Very good condition. Consist of a solid frame and a remo...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Acrylic, Oak

Mid-Century Modern Mathieu Matégot Metal Plant Stand, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Plant stands designed by Mathieu Matégot, circa 1950. Manufactured in France. Perforated and lacquered metal. Dimensions: D 30 cm x W 32 cm x H 57 cm In good original cond...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Metal

1960s “W. Germany” Drip Glaze Ceramic Vase
Located in High Point, NC
A tall vintage ceramic produced in Germany circa 1960, this vase displays all the emblematic qualities of the West Germany style, a unique design of pottery originated in this region...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic

Set of Two Hoffmann Metal Planters, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of two metal planters manufactured by Hoffmann, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Materials: M...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Metal

MidCentury Modern White Metal French Plant Stand in the Style of Mathieu Matégot
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Plant stand designed in the style of Mathieu Matégot, circa 1950. Manufactured in France, only one vase included. Perforated and lacquered metal. In good original condition, with m...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Metal

1960s Gainey Ceramics Architectural Modern Pottery Planter Set La Verne, Calif
Located in National City, CA
1960s Gainey Ceramics MCM Architectural Modern Pottery Planters La Verne Calif Set includes two Planter Pots Color Brown Maker stamped Measures: 6.75 tall x 8.25 diameter Preow...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic, Pottery

Modernist Dark Red Wave Decor Bowl, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Danish Mid-Century Modern ceramic stoneware planter bowl in the style of Fratelli Fanciullacci. Wavey organic decor covered in blood red shiny glaze. Manufactured by Frölich Ceramics...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

1960s Fab Red Modern Gainey Planter Architectural Pottery California
Located in National City, CA
1960s Fabulous red Gainey Modern planter Architectural pottery California Measures: 10 diameter x 9 tall Maker stamped Gainey Ceramics La Verne Ca Original preowned unrestored vin...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Mathieu Matégot Mid-Century Modern Black Perforated Metal Planter, France, 1950s
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Midcentury modern planter by French designer Mathieu Matégot. Black lacquered perforated folded metal (Rigitulle). Literature: "Mathieu Mategot" by Philippe Jousse in the archi...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Metal

Plant Holder Hammered Brass Vessel Planter Midcentury Italian Design 1960s
Located in Palermo, IT
Circular plant holder of considerable size from a jewelry store, made entirely of nickel-plated and hammered brass. Made in Italy in the 60s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Brass, Nickel

Oval Planter Holder in Solid Brass Italian Design 1970s Cachepot Jardiniere
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Oval planter holder in solid brass Italian design 1970s Cachepot Jardiniere.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Brass

Modernist Sculptural Art Glass Ashtray, 1980's
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Modernist sculptural Art Glass ashtray, 1980's.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Glass

Super Rare Pottery Fat Lava Multi-Color "816-1" Vase Made by Ruscha, 1970s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Model: 816-1 Producer: Ruscha, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in Germany. It...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Ceramic

Egidio Casagrande Textured Brass Planter
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Designed by Egidio Casagrande Vintage textured brass planter, vase, waste can, display container. Created in Borgo Valsugana, Italy in the 1950's A very rare, collectible item. T...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Metal, Brass

Willy Guhl for Eternit Large Rectangle Concrete Outdoor Handle Planter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This designer on-trend architectural 23.5" long rectangular concrete planter is by Swiss architect Willy Guhl for Eternit, crafted circa 1968 Switzerland. This special low-profile re...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Concrete

Mid Century Modern Low Wide White Ceramic Bowl in Poppy Trail by Metlox
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A large mat white "paper bag" bowl by Metlox Pottery. This wide dish will be fantastic for use as a catchall or trinket dish on a coffee table or foyer table. Or even as a planter on...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

1960s Bright Orange Glazed Planter Modern Style Gainey Pottery USA
Located in National City, CA
1960s Modern Gainey Style Pottery Orange Planter Glaze exterior black flat interior 15 tall x 15.5 diameter Stamped at bottom. Made in the USA. Preowned original vintage condition. ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Pottery

Pair of Mid-Century False Wood Concrete Planters C.1960
Located in Brussels , BE
Pair of Mid-century false wood concrete planters c.1960.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Concrete

Vintage Danish Design Plant Stand, Vintage Planter, Wooden Plant Box, Sixties
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
What a great item! This wooden planter is a typical Danish Design icon. A must have for everybody who loves a a good piece of wooden design in their home. The planter is in great sha...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Wood

Angelo Mangiarotti white porcelain plant holder for Brambrilla brothers 1960s
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Angelo Mangiarotti white porcelain plant holder for Brambrilla brothers 1960s
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Porcelain

David Cressey Flame-Glaze Planter for Architectural Pottery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bell-shaped planter by David Cressey for the Pro/Artisan collection by Architectural Pottery with Cressey’s signature “Flame Glaze.” This planter has a simple shape, widest through i...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Ceramic

1950s Zenith Elephant Gray Fiberglass Bullet Planter with Iron Tripod Stand MCM
Located in Monrovia, CA
Mid-Century Modern fiberglass bullet planters. Original 1950s vintage elephant gray fiberglass bullet planter with it's original tripod rod iron stand and each bullet planter are ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Metal

Mid-Century Crystal Jadriniere for Sweets, Poland, 1950s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Beautiful crystal jardiniere with roses motif. Produced in Poland in 1950s. Preserved in very good condition without damage.  
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1950s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Crystal

Plant Holder in Solid Brass Circular Italian Design 1970s Planter Cachepot
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Plant holder in solid brass circular Italian design 1970s planter cachepot.
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

Materials

Brass

Vico Magistretti Petite Magellano Orb Vase for Bacci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Silverplated frog orb vase by Vico Magistretti for Bacci, c.1972, Italy. The vase features a wide basin bottom for water and divided sphere cover to create lush floral arrangements. ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Silver Plate

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