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Modern Vases

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Nº 1 Contemporary Glazed white and gold Ceramic Showtime 10' Vase by Jaime Hayon
Located in Barcelona, ES
The Showtime vases by Jaime Hayon are the most iconic in BD’s catalogue. For the 10th anniversary of the Hayon's Showtime collection BD asked the designer to come up with a new speic...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Vases

Materials

Gold

Persimmon Orange Tapered Plum Vase
Located in Chicago, IL
This large tapered vase reinterprets the classic curves of traditional Chinese ceramics with simplified lines and a bright, persimmon-orange glaze. Sculpted by artisans in China's Zh...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Ceramic Cartocci Texture Print White Bowl
Located in Porcia, IT
The contemporary allure of this stunning sculpture will elevate the design of any interior with its handcrafted, unique, and minimal silhouette. A captivating piece inspired by every...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Modern Serving Tray Swarovski Calacatta Marble Handmade Portugal Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Serving tray Alentejo, Lusitanus Home Collection, handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. A sublime serving tray, Alentejo was designed to uplift layback moments. A roun...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Vases

Materials

Crystal, Marble

Brushed Metal Vessel, Sculptural Object by Raju Peddada - "Untitled Vessel"
Located in Chicago, IL
This prototype by designer Raju Peddada is a shift in contemporary decorative furnishings with an interactive design that engages, entices, challenges and inspires the observer on an...
Category

Early 2000s Canadian Modern Vases

Materials

Silver

Cassola vase by artist Jenna Basso Pietrobon
Located in New York, NY
The Cassola vases are often bought as a pair; one modified and one straight. The purpose is to illustrate the concept of mass production verses one-of-a-kind. Artist name is hand si...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Blown Murano Vase Gomitolo in Clear with a Hint of Green
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This tall, elegant Murano glass vase epitomizes modern sophistication while celebrating the rich heritage of traditional glass-blowing techniques. Standing as a testament to Murano’s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Hand Blown Murano Vase Gomitolo in Clear with a Hint of Green Extra Tall
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This extra tall, elegant Murano glass vase epitomizes modern sophistication while celebrating the rich heritage of traditional glass-blowing techniques. Standing as a testament to Mu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Hand Blown Murano Vase Gomitolo in Clear with a Hint of Green
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This tall, elegant Murano glass vase epitomizes modern sophistication while celebrating the rich heritage of traditional glass-blowing techniques. Standing as a testament to Murano’s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Hand Blown Murano Faceted Barrel Vase in Aquamarine Set of 3
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Introducing a stunning trio of Murano glass vases, each a masterpiece of Venetian craftsmanship. These vases, hand-blown by the skilled artisans of Murano, feature a faceted design t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Set/6 Vases, Ceramic Vases, Black, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Annandale & Steele Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes six waterproof cerami...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Blown Murano Gomitolo Vase in Aqua Blue Medium
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting an exceptional Murano vase, a masterpiece of unparalleled luxury and craftsmanship, conceived and meticulously created by the most skilled glassblowers in Murano, Italy. T...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Hand Blown Murano Globe Vase in Aqua Blue
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting an exceptional Murano vase, a masterpiece of unparalleled luxury and craftsmanship, conceived and meticulously created by the most skilled glassblowers in Murano, Italy. T...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Contemporary Vase from the "Cosmic Bullets" Collection by Nicola Rivelli, 2016
Located in Brescia , Brescia
The expressive work of Nicola Rivelli stems from the idea of representing the unrepresentable part of man; his oeuvre is pure dramaturgy, an experiential journey aimed at giving pres...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Gold Plate

Cartier American Modern Sterling Silver Vase
Located in New York, NY
American Modern sterling silver vase. Tapering and faceted bowl and raised round foot. Support in form of two interlaced Cs. C is for Cartier, the world-famous retailer of super styl...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Vases

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chinese Citron Baluster Jar
Located in Chicago, IL
Defined by its rounded body, high shoulders and domed lid, the time-honoured look of the Chinese baluster jar is streamlined as a monochrome. This artisan...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Blenko Purple Hand Blown Glass Paper Bag Vase
Located in East Quogue, NY
Vintage Blenko pale purple amethyst hand-blown paper bag art glass vase circa 1980s. Size: 8" tall x 4.5" wide x 2.5" deep Great overall vintage condition, wear commensurate w...
Category

1980s American Vintage Modern Vases

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

21st Century Zazen Collection Concrete Vase Dark Grey Color, Mod. II
Located in Rome, Lazio
The Zazen line combines organic shapes with the texture of concrete, giving life to a family of four highly recognizable vases. Each vase is produced f...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Cement

Large Ceramic Vase Hand-Painted Light Blue Butterflies, 24kt Gold Luster, Italy
Located in Recanati, IT
Our 'Petalouda Gold' majolica vase showcases the timeless allure of the blue butterfly capturing the essence of its elegance. Revered across cultures as a symbol of wishes fulfilled,...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Gold Plate

New Modern Centerpiece in Travertine and Marble, Designer Ivan Colominas
Located in Milan, IT
Centerpiece in Travertine Navona and Emperador dark. Size: 37×14.5 cm. - 14,5×5,7 in.. smooth finishing. Commercial name: Tivoli Centerpiece in marble, Tivoli Collection by the Span...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Travertine, Marble

Contemporary Ceramic Cactus Vase #1 Colored
Located in Porcia, IT
Italian ceramist Paola Paronetto's Cactus series of decorative objects draws inspiration from the beauty and harmony in nature. Handcrafted of paper c...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Ceramic Anemone Small Footed Bowl Cartoccio Texture White and Gold
Located in Porcia, IT
A striking work of art, this sculptural bowl is a testament to artistic innovation and craftsmanship. Entirely handmade of paper clay, this bowl has a conical Silhouette with sloping...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Rare Emaux de Longwy Ceramic Boule Vase by Garouste and Bonetti Limited 1 of 5
Located in Miami, FL
This Boule vase “Ornament “ is a rare limited edition numbered 1/5 by Elizabeth Garouste was born in 1949 in Paris and Mattia Bonetti in 1952 in Lugano (Switzerland). They pooled their work from 1980 to dedicate themselves to the creation of pieces of furniture and interior decoration. They start with the decoration of the Palace that Fabrice Eamer asks them to design. Then shortly after, the Néotu Gallery publishes them. Their furniture, baroque and barbarian, surprises, made up of heterogeneous and unusual materials, such as rock, hammered bronze, raffia, leather, skin, logs and glass ... They are at the instigation of fashion "barbaric". For their work, they use references such as the Middle Ages, Africa, through the poetry of Cocteau, the Venetian baroque and neoclassicism. They have also been edited by the “Waiting for the Barbarians” galleries, David Gill, Kréo, Lou Fagotin...
Category

20th Century French Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Tall STACKED Ebonized Oak Vessel by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Part of Richard Haining's STACKED Collection, this wooden vessel with its elongated neck is made from reclaimed oak. The salvaged wood offcuts were sourced from a variety of local Br...
Category

2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood, Oak

Slender Ceramic Sculptural Vase Hand-Painted Third-Fire Platinum Luster, Italy
Located in Recanati, IT
Sculptural ceramic vase with a slender shape, handmade in Italy and decorated with precious platinum lustre, the luster process requires three firings of the vase. Dimensions: D 28...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Platinum

Set of 3 White Ceramic Kawa Vases, Luft Tanaka, organic, porcelain
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A set of three white ceramic Kawa Vases by Luft Tanaka Studio. Each item is made by casting porcelain into sewn leather molds and are truly one-of-a-kind. As a result of the product...
Category

2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Porcelain

Set/6 Ceramic Vases, White & Blue, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Set/6 Ceramic Vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes six waterproof ceramic vases, perfect to be displayed...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Bronze Vessel/Challis, Sculptural Object by Raju Peddada
Located in Chicago, IL
A remarkable example of minimalist design and natural form, this bronze vessel is both beautiful and functional. This proto-type by designer Raju Peddada is a shift in contemporary ...
Category

Early 2000s Canadian Modern Vases

Materials

Bronze

Set/2 Pots, Ceramic Pots, Green, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Chaucer Pots, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes two waterproof ceramic pots with lid, perfect to be displayed together and enrich your room decor. Each piece has its own elegant silhouette in mint-green glazed ceramic with gloss finish plus hand turned beech wood base and lid lacquered in bronze gold-powder. Set of 2 Ceramic Pots Chaucer...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Vases

Materials

Gold Leaf, Brass

Trio of STACKED Fluted Vessels, by Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Listing is for the Grouping of Three STACKED Fluted Vessels. All three vessels are identical in their overall shape, but vary in the number of flutes; Single-Flute, Double-Flute...
Category

2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Softwood, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap...

Roman Travertine Bowl by Le Lampade
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
White Roman travertine bowl designed by Le Lampade and made in Italy. 10 available.   
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Travertine

Contemporary Ceramic Vulcano Corteccia Texture Lilac Low Vase
Located in Porcia, IT
Dynamic and chic, this versatile vase will diffuse a sophisticated aura into a modern living room or entryway decor. The elegant form of the conical Sil...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

SET Glaciar Short, Tall, Silver Alpaca & Black Onyx Stone Flower Vases
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
9.8" x 6.3" x 4.7" 11.3" x 7" x 5.8" Glaciar collection is meticulously handcrafted by our local artisans with these rectangular onyx pieces set around alpaca silver flower vases, b...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Vases

Materials

Onyx, Stone, Metal

Roman Travertine Bowl by Le Lampade
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
White Roman travertine bowl designed by Le Lampade and made in Italy. 10 available.   
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Travertine

Modern Vase, Matte Finish Aquamarine, Spheres 24kt Gold Luster, Handmade Italy
Located in Recanati, IT
Elegant aquamarine vase with a matte finishing, alternating with reflective surfaces embellished with 24Kt gold luster. This technique sees ceramics to undergo three cooking phases: ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Gold, Gold Plate

Lino Sabattini Italy Vase "Persepoli" Limited Edition 8/237
Located in Toledo, OH
Lio Sabattini "Persepoli" limited edition vase 8/237 Italy.
Category

20th Century European Modern Vases

Materials

Metal

Set/6 Ceramic Pots & Vases, White, Handmade in Portugal by Lusitanus Home
Located in Lisboa, PT
Set/6 Steele, Eden & Turner vases, Lusitanus Home Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Lusitanus Home. This beautiful set includes four ceramic vases and two pots, both w...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Vases

Materials

Gold Leaf

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...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Set of 3 White Ceramic Kawa Vases, Porcelain flower vases, textured
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A set of 3 leather-cast porcelain vases with textured exterior surface and clear glazed interior. Dynamic, architectural, and organic in form, the set can be used as a cluster or ind...
Category

2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain, Clay

Sculptural White Ceramic Kawa Vessel, Large 01, Leather Cast Porcelain Vase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A large porcelain vessel with leather textured exterior surface and clear glazed interior. As a result of the production process each item is one-of-a-kind. A multitude of small leather panels are sewn together to create the leather mold for the Kawa Series...
Category

2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

STACKED Sculpture no.4 Made of Salvaged Mahogany, Richard Haining, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is Richard's third free-form exploration using his signature STACKED style. As with all of his work, this sculpture was built, sculpted, and finished entirely by hand. To the confusion of many, there is no lathe work involved. The desired profile is defined during the building process. Imagine coil pottery...
Category

2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Pottery, Wood, Hardwood, Mahogany, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood

Vase Vessel Sculpture Solid Block White Arabescato Marble Carrara Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Arabescato marble. Vase dimension: D 52 x H 45 cm. Available in different marbles. Limited edition of 35. Each vase...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Marble

Vase Vessel Sculpture in Black Marquina Marble Abstract Shape Collectible Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Marquina marble. Vase dimension: L 39 x W 17 x H 50 cm. Available in different marbles. Limited edition of 35. Each ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Marble

Sculpture Decorative Vase Vessel Abstract White Carrara Marble Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of white Carrara marble. Vase dimension: L 28, W 19, H 61 cm. Available in different marbles. Limited edition of 35. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Marble

Vase Vessel Decorative Sculpture White Statuary Marble Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural vase carved by hand from a solid block of Statuary marble. The precious white Statuary marble has always been the one preferred by sculptors and artists for thei...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Marble

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Vase 0025 Grès Roux Chamotté by Marta Dervin
Located in Geneve, CH
Vase 0025 Grès Roux Chamotté by Marta Dervin Dimensions: ø7.5 x H 31-35 cm Materials: Stoneware Marta Dervin works with stoneware and porcelain that she sha...
Category

2010s French Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Textured Medium Vase, Cream, White, Brown and Black Lava Glaze and Porcelain
Located in London, GB
This medium heavily textured volcanic bottle shaped vessel with black and white glaze and markings. Made from black textured stoneware clay and porcelain engobe with the addition of ...
Category

2010s British Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Leather Pot Large Glass Vase Covered with Nest Leather Colour Larimar Blue
Located in New York, NY
Leather pot is a transparent glass and soft leather for a family of open vases that can be mixed and matched or used on their own. The Leather Pot vases collection, designed by Poltr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Leather, Glass

Large Pino Signoretto Vase, Murano
Located in Lake Worth Beach, FL
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Pino Signoretto (Italian, 1944-2017) Marking(s); notes: signed
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

STACKED Material Sample
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing is specifically limited to STACKED Material Samples. As with all of Richard's STACKED work, the samples are made from reclaimed wood. Due to the natural qualities inhe...
Category

2010s American Modern Vases

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Reclaimed Wood, Scrap Wood, Ash, Mahogany, W...

Whole White Les Inseparables Vase by Lea Ginac
Located in Geneve, CH
Whole white les inseparables vase by Lea Ginac Unique Piece. Dimensions: Diameter 33 x height 34 cm Materials: Chamotte earth in white or terracotta Technique: Hand-modeling. ...
Category

2010s French Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Cleto Munari Murano glass
Located in Lugo, IT
Pair of glass vases. A Cleto Munari production. Two missing studs as pictured and a small glass defect as pictured. Thank you
Category

1990s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Signed Peet Robison Mesa Art Glass Vase
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine American contemporary art glass vase. By Peet Robison. From his Sunset Landscape series. The vase depicts an abstract landscape with a blue to ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Vases

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass

“Glass cut” vase by Ignacio Hornillos, Spain, 2024
Located in Madrid, ES
Glass container designed by Ignacio Hornillo and made at the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja with reuse of old molds and diagonal, straight and curved cuts. BIO: Ignacio Hornillo...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Hand Blown Murano Vase Cactus in Olive Medium
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Inspired by the natural beauty of the desert, this Murano glass vase captures the essence of elegance and simplicity. The matte olive finish and ribbed texture playfully display the ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Hand Blown Murano Vase in Emerald Green
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This striking Murano vase is a masterpiece of exquisite glass craftsmanship, capturing the essence of sophisticated elegance with its unique pentagonal shape. The vase's striking eme...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Vase by Sema Topaloglu
Located in Istanbul, 34
Vase by Sema Topaloglu This vase belongs to a collection of several pieces with different colors. Each production is handcrafted. Therefore, each production is unique and might not ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Modern vases for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern 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, glass and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern vases made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original vases, popular names associated with this style include Venini, RAAQUU, VG-VGnewtrend, and Carlo Moretti. 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 $28 and tops out at $45,920 while the average work can sell for $993.

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