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Chinoiserie Vases

CHINOISERIE STYLE

Emerging in the 17th century, chinoiserie appropriated the aesthetics and imagery of popular East Asian design for European-made versions. Reflecting the exoticization of China, Japan and other countries in this era, the word directly translates from French to “Chinese-esque,” which reveals its shortcomings as a style of furniture and decor that often stereotypically and reductively mimics Asian culture rather than showcasing and paying tribute to its artistic traditions.

The enthusiastically decorative chinoiserie style was propelled by influential tastemakers including French King Louis XIV, whose Trianon de Porcelaine in 1670 was inspired by Chinese architecture. Expanded trade between the East and West led to a demand for porcelain, lacquer objects, silk and other goods, which further informed the fanciful furniture being crafted in Europe.

Artisans working in the chinoiserie style used materials and elements like pagoda shapes, bamboo, lacquer surfaces, bird and flower motifs and other interpretations of Asian design on pieces that were frequently set against vibrant wallcoverings. This whimsical approach yielded chinoiserie furniture that boasted dramatic flourishes drawing on the natural world and reflected the dominance of Rococo during the 18th century.

As chinoiserie was shaped by approximations of Asian design by European creators, it had regional variations, such as Chinese Chippendale in England where cabinets, chairs and tea tables had wooden fretwork designs and “japanned” surfaces intended to resemble lacquer work that was created in East Asia. In North America, furniture makers in Boston and New York integrated chinoiserie-painted scenes into Queen Anne furniture.

Antique chinoiserie furniture has continued to be fashionable, from its popularity with decorators of the Hollywood Regency era — James Mont, Tommi Parzinger, William Haines and Samuel Marx favored the style — to contemporary interior designers, although it brings with it a complex history.

Find a collection of chinoiserie bedroom furniture, cabinets, decorative objects and more on 1stDibs.

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Style: Chinoiserie
Imari White Blue and Gold Porcelain Urn Ginger Jar Vase, circa 1960s
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful vintage Imari white porcelain and turquoise blue and gold urn ginger jar vase or vessel, circa mid-20th century, 1960s, Japan. Japan is known for its fine porcelain; vase is white porcelain, hand painted in turquoise blue, royal blue, green, gold and touches of black. Beautiful details all around as shown in images. With marker's mark and marked "hand painted" on bottom as show in image #13. Dimensions: 3.88" Diameter x 4.88" Height. For wicker table shown in images search...
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1960s Japanese Vintage Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Vintage Chinese Dragon Vase in Cast Bronze with Chinoiserie Style Detailing
Located in Glasgow, GB
1970s Chinese vase: a striking example of craftsmanship and skill. The vase has been cast in bronze, and is distinguished by its finely detailed sculptural dragon neck - an emblem o...
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1970s Chinese Vintage Chinoiserie Vases

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Bronze

Théodore Deck (1823-1891), Miniature Pair of Faience Vases circa 1870
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Theodore Deck (1823-1891) A deep green enameled faience miniature pair of vases molded in the Chinese Archaistic Taste. Coves in the shape of elephant heads. With open-worked ormolu...
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1870s French Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Faience

1960s Italian Marble Vases With Etched Bamboo Motif, Pair
Located in Richmond, VA
Listed is a stunning, pair of 1960's Italian marble vases. The pair are primarily black with white veining and a bamboo motif etched along one side of each. Heavy, weighing 4.7lbs/pair.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Vases

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Marble

Very Large Antique English Vase & Cover, Burnt Orange Black Chinoiserie Design
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large and impressive hand painted vase and cover from the re known studio of Carlton England. This Chinoiserie design features a variation of the Willow on a burnt orange backgroun...
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1920s British Vintage Chinoiserie Vases

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Gold, Enamel

Antique Chinese Silver Wire Inlaid Bronze Cloisonné Bud Vase & Wood Stand 8"
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique silver wire inlaid bronze cloisonné vase. Features a slightly mottled brown finish with a simple sparse design in inlaid silver wire. Inclu...
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Early 20th Century Chinoiserie Vases

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Metal, Bronze, Enamel

Vintage Italian Hand Painted Chinoiserie Flower Frog Tulipiere Vase
Located in Elkhart, IN
A beautiful hand painted Chinoiserie flower frog, tulipiere vase, or cachepot with removable lid Italy, Mid-20th Century Measures: 11.25"W x 8.25"D x 8"H. Very good original vinta...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic

Erte "Oriental Mystery" Patinated Bronze Vase 1990
Located in New York, NY
Erte (Romain de Tirtoff, Russian/French, 1892-1990) "Oriental Mystery" Patinated Bronze Vase, signed in cast to side "Erte" and numbered and stamped in cast "c. SEVENARTS 1990 9/395 ...
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Late 20th Century French Chinoiserie Vases

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Bronze

Vaso Cinese Cloisonné con Decorazioni Floreali, Anni '60
Located in Milano, IT
Grande vaso cinese cloisonné con decorazione floreale a tutto tondo. la circonferenza dell'imboccatura, ha un labbro in bronzo dorato, finemente lavorato ...
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Mid-20th Century East Asian Chinoiserie Vases

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Brass, Enamel, Copper

Grande Vaso Cinese Cloisonné con Uccelli e Decorazioni Floreali, Anni '60
Located in Milano, IT
Grande vaso cinese cloisonné con decorazione floreale e uccelli a tutto tondo. la circonferenza dell'imboccatura, ha un labbro in bronzo dorato sulla part...
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Mid-20th Century East Asian Chinoiserie Vases

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Brass, Enamel, Copper

A pair of Chinoiserie style French Porcelain Vases
Located in London, GB
A pair of antique French porcelain vases in the Chinoiserie style dating from the mid nineteenth century. The vases are painted in a celadon green with a pagoda in the center and a ...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic, Porcelain

18th Century Dutch Chinoiserie Delft Tin-glazed Earthenware Vase Garniture Set
Located in Forney, TX
A stunning group of three antique Dutch Delftware tin-glazed pottery vessels. circa 1775 Exquisitely hand-crafted in the late 18th century, co...
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Late 18th Century Dutch Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Earthenware

Colourful Chinese Mid Century Floral Cloissone and Brass Vase
Located in Glasgow, GB
Behold this resplendent Chinese Cloisonné Vase, a testament to the consummate craftsmanship of skilled Chinese artisans Fashioned with meticulous skill from brass metal, its surface...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Vases

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Brass, Enamel

19th Century Chinese Miniature Handmade Bronze Champleve Vase Pair
Located in Glasgow, GB
Meet our Antique Miniature Bronze Champleve Vases – tiny time travelers from the late 1800s! Crafted by skilled hands, these petite wonders tell tales of a bygone era. Picture them g...
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1890s Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Bronze

Pair of Large French Samson Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Chinoiserie Vases
Located in London, GB
Pair of large French Samson porcelain and gilt bronze Chinoiserie vases French, Late 19th Century Height 57cm, diameter 24cm This superb pair of vases was crafted in the late 19th...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Bronze

Antique Pair Asian Chinoiserie Cloissone Vase in Green Earth Tones
Located in Opa Locka, FL
A Stunning Pair of Antique Asian Cloissone Vase. Green earthy tones. Beautiful pair with one very small not noticeable dent. Not detracting in the least.
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Early 1900s Chinese Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Metal

Small Vintage Dried Flower Vase, Chinese, Waxed Paper, Decorative Drum Urn, 1970
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a small vintage dried flower vase. A Chinese, waxed paper over board decorative drum urn, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1970. Superb ...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Vases

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Wood, Paper

Chinese Blue and White Haitangzu Porcelain Vase
Located in New York, NY
Large Chinese blue and white glazed ceramic pottery porcelain vase of begonia form decorated with two dragons in high relief amongst waves and clouds encircling the body and the neck...
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Fabienne Jouvin Vase. Unique Chinoiserie vase. Fabrique en Chine. Rare ceramics
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
What a beautiful item. This XL vase is made by Fabienne Jouvin. Impressive glazed ceramic vase signed by Fabienne Jouvin on the bottom. Hand painted. The colours are vivid and this c...
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1980s French Vintage Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Maitland Smith Blue & White Chinoiserie Porcelain Mantel Vase Flower Urn 15"
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Maitland Smith chinoiserie / Chinese style vase featuring a floral pattern in blue and white with artistic crazing to the finish. Hand Made in Thailand. #2187-457. Dimension...
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Pair of Gilt-Bronze Mounted Chinese Celadon-Ground Vases
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Pair of Large Gilt-Bronze Mounted Chinese Celadon-Ground and Slip Decorated Porcelain Vases. These vases of Chinese celadon porcelain from the ...
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19th Century French Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Ormolu

Pair of 20th C French Silvered Bronze and Crystal Centerpieces/Vases/Planters
Located in New York, NY
A Pair of 20th Century French Silvered Bronze and Crystal Centerpieces/Vases/Planters. This pair of vase centerpieces are a stunning example of 20th-century French design, combining...
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20th Century French Chinoiserie Vases

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Crystal, Bronze

Vintage 1981 Alva Studios Chinese Mayan Chalkware Flower Vase Wine Vessel 12”
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Alva 1981 museum replica vase made to resemble ancient Chinese or Mayan bronze vases / wine vessels. Crafted of chalkware and painted in green and...
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1980s Vintage Chinoiserie Vases

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Plaster, Paint

Blue and White Chinoiserie Candle Stand Vase
Located in Chicago, IL
This vintage porcelain vase is shaped like a large candle stand and decorated with a blue-and-white Chinoiserie design of an idyllic town square land...
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Landscape Vase by Richard Bøcher 1924
By Royal Copenhagen, Richard Bøcher
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Beautiful Royal Copenhagen vase with landscape scene. Classic RC and impressive in size.
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20th Century Danish Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Large Chinoiserie Vintage Yellow Ceramic Fig and Floral Motif Vase
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A large 6-sided ceramic yellow chinoiserie vase. Created from heavy clay, this ceramic geometric vase has a wide body and narrow neck. The vessel is glazed in a bright yellow craquel...
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20th Century Hong Kong Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic, Paint

Maitland Smith Enameled Porcelain Faux Marble Chinoiserie Floor Vase Faux Marble
Located in Dayton, OH
Late 20th century Maitland Smith floor vase featuring a traditional chinese famille form squared off vase shape and faux scallop shell knocker with ring handles, painted in copper. Made of porcelain / ceramic with a lacquered / enameled surface in black, cream and copper resembling marble. Marked on base with number 106. Hand written sticker marked 2185-888. Hand Made in the Philippines...
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Vases

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Enamel

Pair of 19th Century Brass Chinoiserie Jardinières
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century brass chinoiserie jardinières were designed to last for the ages, and feature timeless motifs inspired by ancient Chinese architecture, with bold bronze elephant...
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1890s French Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Brass

Round Ceramic Chinoiserie Bright Yellow Bird and Flower Motif Vase with Handles
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful round bright yellow chinoiserie vase with applied ceramic birds and tree branches. This vessel will be a lovely accent to any table. It is glazed in a bright yellow craqu...
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20th Century Hong Kong Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic, Clay, Paint

Mid-Century Asian Cloisonné Mother of Pearl Peacock Vase
Located in West Chester, PA
A lovely vintage Asian cloisonné vase featuring brilliant mother of pearl accents from the mid-20th century. Large scale, having a circul...
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20th Century Korean Chinoiserie Vases

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Brass, Enamel

1940s Blue, White and Gilt Baluster Vase with Asian Men on Horseback, Hunt Scene
Located in Lomita, CA
The hunting scene with Asian characters and hunting dogs are one of the compelling subjects of this vase. The detail includes several dogs of different breeds. The vase is a mid to l...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Ceramic Light Gray Vase with Maroon Floral Fig Handles and Green Leaves
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Glazed in a soft pale gray or lavender, this fig motif vase will be gorgeous in any space. The body is painted in a pale gray with a rectangular base. Each side is decorated with bro...
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20th Century Hong Kong Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic, Paint

Chinoiserie Famille Jaune Yellow Craquelure Vase with Bird & Olive Branch Motif
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Sourced during a trip to Hong Kong, this large gorgeous bird motif vase will be the focal point in any room. It is created from a thick ceramic clay, and glazed in a yellow and gray ...
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20th Century Hong Kong Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic, Clay, Paint

Chinoiserie Bright Lemon Yellow and Green Craquelure Ceramic Gourd Vase
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A tall chinoiserie yellow ceramic vase with bright green handles. This piece is from an excursion in Hong Kong. It features a thick ceramic clay exterior and is hand painted with a b...
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20th Century Hong Kong Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic, Paint

Antique Chinese Cinnabar Cloisonne Enameled Cherry Blossom Bud Vase 7"
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Chinese Chinoiserie vase featuring carved Cinnabar with brass accents and enameled Cherry Blossoms on a field of black clouds. Inclu...
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Early 20th Century Chinoiserie Vases

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Metal, Enamel

Frederick Cooper Japanese Porcelain Flower Urn Ginger Jar Vase 12"
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Frederick Cooper floral flower jar / vase. Made in Japan. Dimensions: 12" x 7"d
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Delfts Blue and White Chinoiserie Porcelain Vase
Located in Elkhart, IN
A beautiful Delft Chinoiserie style blue and white porcelain vase By Ardalt, Blue Delfia Italy, Mid-20th Century Measures: 5"W × 5"D × 10.25"H. Very good vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chinoiserie Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Midcentury Chinese Bronze Brutalist Style Vase Vessel
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and unique Chinese bronze cast archaic style ritual vessel or vase. This beautiful piece is ornate in design with simple lines. The vessel stretches outwards while keeping ...
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1960s Chinese Vintage Chinoiserie Vases

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Bronze

Country Style Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain vase with a fern decor all around. Rimmed with a blue color rim and a 24 carat gold rim. Completely made by hand in Bavaria/Germany with a exclusive deco...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Ming Style Double Gourd Crackle Glaze Ceramic Vase - Signed - Mid-20th Century
Located in Chatham, ON
Ming style double gourd ceramic vase with crackle glaze - signed - country of origin unknown - mid 20th century. Excellent vintage condition - no loss - no damage - no restoration...
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic

Country Style Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain vase with a violet decor all around. Rimmed with a blue color rim and a platinum rim. Completely made by hand in Bavaria/Germany with a exclusive decor f...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Country Style Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain vase with a beatles decor all around. Rimmed with a grey color rim and a platinum rim. Completely made by hand in Bavaria/Germany with a exclusive decor ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Country Style Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain vase with a butterflies decor all around. Rimmed with a pale blue color rim and a platinum rim. Completely made by hand in Bavaria/Germany with a exclusi...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Blue White Chinese Porcelain Vase Decorated With Lotus Flowers
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Ovoid blue white porcelain jar decorated with duck and lotus flowers. China republican period
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Chinoiserie Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain vase with a chinoiserie decor all around. Rimmed with a platinum rim. Completely made by hand in Bavaria/Germany with exclusive decors for Sofina Boutiqu...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Country Style Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain vase with a flower decor all around. Rimmed with a platinum rim. Completely made by hand in Bavaria/Germany with a exclusive decor cornflower in blue col...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Country Style Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain vase with a birds and flower decor all around. Rimmed with a 24 carat gold rim. Completely made by hand in Bavaria/Germany with a exclusive decor for Sof...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Chinoiserie Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain vase with a chinoiserie decor all around. Rimmed with a platinum rim. Completely made by hand in Bavaria/Germany with exclusive decors for Sofina Boutiqu...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

19th Century Japanese Chinoiserie lacquer porcelain vase.
Located in Brighton, Sussex
19th Century Japanese Chinoiserie lacquer vase, having a black ground with inset hand painted red panels with floral decoration, circa 1880. Bat...
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Late 19th Century Japanese Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Chinoiserie Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain vase with a chinoiserie decor all around. Rimmed with a platinum rim. Completely made by hand in Bavaria/Germany with exclusive decors for Sofina Boutiqu...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Country Style Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain vase with a flower decor all around. Rimmed with a platinum rim. Completely made by hand in Bavaria/Germany with a exclusive decor hydrangea in blue colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain

Global Views Ceramic Lotus Double Gourd Vase Blanc De Chine White Floral Italy
Located in Dayton, OH
Global Views ceramic double gourd-shaped vase with applied flowers, glazed in off-white. Made in Italy.
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Late 20th Century Chinoiserie Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Mason's Ashworth Orange Ironstone 'Pheasant' Baluster Vase
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A Masons Ashworth ironstone baluster in the ‘Pheasant’ pattern on a striking orange glaze, made in England ca. 1910. Filled with chinoiserie imagery,...
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Early 20th Century English Chinoiserie Vases

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Ironstone

Blue and White Dutch Delft Lidded Jar in Chinoiserie, Early 18th Century
Located in AMSTERDAM, NH
An Early Dutch Delftware lidded jar with chinoiserie decoration. Origine: Delft, The Netherlands Date: Early 18th century Workshop: Unknown. A genuine blue and white lidded j...
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Early 18th Century Dutch Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic, Delft, Faience

Large Imari Porcelain Flori-form Trumpet Decorative Floor Vase
Located in Tarry Town, NY
Monumental flori-form trumpet decorative floor vase in the Imari decorated porcelain. The floor vase features baluster to the neck flares to a rippled edge. Each side of the body is ...
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Early 1900s Asian Antique Chinoiserie Vases

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Gold

Tall Chinoiserie Cobalt Blue Ceramic Vase with Floral and Bird Motif
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A tall ceramic chinoiserie vase in cobalt blue. We don't often come across deep blue chinoiserie vases, so when we do, we snap them up! This piec...
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic, Paint

Pair of Tobacco Leaf Porcelain Vases
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A pair of hand painted, beautifully colored porcelain vases. Tobacco Leaf motif. Republic Period. 1912-1949.
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Vases

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Porcelain, Paint

French Cisele Gilt & White Enameled Ceramic Vases
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French cisele gilded and white-enameled hexagonal trumpet form vases in the Chinoiserie taste, signed "Elie" with armorial bearings to one side, and peony branches to verso, ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Vases

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Ceramic

Chinoiserie vases for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Chinoiserie vases for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage vases created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include decorative objects, serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, asian art and furniture and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with ceramic, porcelain and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Chinoiserie vases made in a specific country, there are Europe, Asia, and East Asia pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original vases, popular names associated with this style include Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel, Mason's Ironstone, Maitland Smith, and De Metalen Pot (The Metal Pot). It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for vases differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $95 and tops out at $56,588 while the average work can sell for $950.

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