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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Garden Blue Handmade Ceramic Dessert Plate
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Blue as the skies and nice as the gardens that give the name to this collection This handmade and hand painted plate reproducts the rattan plates used for picnic and outdoor lunches...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Tall Brown and Crème Smooth Handmade Ceramic Sculpture, Wabi Sabi
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Medium Kawa Bowl by Luft Tanaka, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This medium Kawa Bowl is handcrafted by the designer (and Souda's Co-Owner), Luft Tanaka. Each bowl is made to order with a process that involves casting liquid porcelain into a mold...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Clay, Porcelain, Pottery

Set of Four Kawa Dishes by Luft Tanaka, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This set of four Kawa dishes includes four pieces handcrafted by the designer (and Souda's Co-Owner), Luft Tanaka. The price includes all four dishes. Each set is made to order with ...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain, Ceramic, Clay, Pottery

Kawa Dish by Luft Tanaka, White
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The price includes 1 Kawa dish made by hand by Luft Tanaka. Each dish is made to order with a process that involves casting liquid porcelain into a mold that's made entirely of leath...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain, Ceramic, Clay, Pottery

Medium Kawa Bowl by Luft Tanaka, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This medium Kawa Bowl is handcrafted by the designer (and Souda's Co-Owner), Luft Tanaka. Each bowl is made to order with a process that involves casting liquid porcelain into a mold...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Clay, Pottery, Porcelain

Kawa Dish by Luft Tanaka, Teal, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The price includes 1 Kawa dish made by hand by Luft Tanaka. Each dish is made to order with a process that involves casting liquid porcelain into a mold that's made entirely of leath...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain, Ceramic, Clay, Pottery

Italian Ceramic Vessel by Guido Gambone
Located in North Miami, FL
A sculptural ceramic vessel by Italian designer Guido Gambone (1909-1969) circa 1950s. The stoneware of dove shape is an open vessel in form. The surface is decorated with geometrica...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Geometric Studio Ceramic Op Art Sculpture Bowl Vessel Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This graphic black and white geometric hand painted studio one of kind op art ceramic bowl, vessel or sculpture is mesmerizing. It is bulbous and makes a splashing presence. It is in...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Drinking Set by Robert and Jean Cloutier, circa 1960
Located in Paris, FR
Drinking set by Robert and Jean Cloutier, circa 1960. Pitcher and 8 cups in a glossy red ceramic Signed Cloutier R J, France. Dimension: Pitcher 24 x 14 cm Cup 11 x 9 cm.
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1960s French Vintage Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Set of 2 Jacques and Dani Ruelland Ceramics Vases
Located in Paris, FR
Set of 2 Jacques and Dani Ruelland ceramics vases (France). Both signed, circa 1960 Dimension: Vase 1 25 cm x 25 cm Vase 2 8 cm x 8 cm.
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1960s French Vintage Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Small Kawa Bowl by Luft Tanaka, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Small Kawa Bowl is handcrafted by the designer (and Souda's Co-Owner), Luft Tanaka. Each bowl is made to order with a process that involves casting liquid porcelain into a mold ...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Porcelain, Clay, Pottery

"Aquila" Black Bowl by Mira Mara
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Simple modern hand thrown ceramic bowl with matte black glaze by master Italian ceramicist Miri Mara.
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Beautiful Bathtub with Artistic Platinum Mosaic Decoration
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Glass

Amazing Bathtub Antique Mirror Damasco Bianco Mosaic
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Glass

Beautiful Bathtub Petunia 1 Mosaic and Artistic Mosaic Decoration
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Glass

Beautiful Bathtub Artistic Platinum Mosaic Decoration
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Amazing Bathtub Daisy Mosaic and Gold Artistic Mosaic Decoration
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Tall White Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Vase/ Wabi Sabi
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Round White Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Vase/ Wabi Sabi
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Tall Handmade White Glazed Contemporary Ceramic Vase / Large Interior Sculpture
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Ceramic Female Head Planter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A lovely planter in the manner of Majolica, for interior or exterior use, made glazed ceramic, the female head allows cuttings or plants, or fruit. Made in Portugal.
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20th Century Portuguese Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Two-Piece Hand-Built Ceramic Contemporary Sculpture by Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A playful two-piece stackable contemporary hand-built stoneware ceramic sculpture finished in satin-matte engobes, entirely hand-built with coiling and sculpting and fired in the art...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Ceramic

Hand-Built Ceramic Contemporary Sculpture in Cobalt Blue Oxide by Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Blue Sheep is a contemporary hand-built stoneware ceramic sculpture with cutouts revealing the double-layered internal structure. This piece is finished in a cobalt oxide glaze, crea...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Ceramic

Hand-Built Ceramic White Contemporary Sculpture Goso-Goso by Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Goso-Goso is a contemporary hand-built stoneware ceramic sculpture finished in a satin-matte white glaze. It is entirely hand-built with coiling and sculpting and fired in the artist...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

White Japanese Inspired Handmade Ceramic Vase / Wabi Sabi Interior Sculpture
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Brown Dripped Mid-Century Modern Handmade Ceramic Vase / Wabi Sabi
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware, Ceramic, Clay

Blue Mid-Century Modern Handmade Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Stoneware
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Brown Mid-Century Modern Handmade Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Stoneware
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Blue Mid-Century Modern Handmade Ceramic Vase / Wabi Sabi Interior Sculpture
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

White Tall Textured Handmade Ceramic Vase / Wabi Sabi Interior Sculpture
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Anne Hirondelle Signed Large Ceramic Pottery Glazed Vessel Teapot
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully colored and glazed, rather unique piece by renowned American potter Anne Hirondelle who in 1993 was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Visua...
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20th Century American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Textured White Handmade Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Vessel
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

White Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Vase/ Wabi Sabi
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Tall Crème Carved Handmade Ceramic Sculpture, Wabi Sabi
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Turquoise Handmade Contemporary Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Tall Handmade Dripped Contemporary Ceramic Vase / Large Interior Sculpture
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Wabi Sabi Black Ceramic Textured Vase, Interior Sculpture, Handmade Vessel
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Pink Carved Ceramic Vase, Interior Sculpture, Handmade Textured Vessel
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Textured Handmade Ceramic Vase/ Wabi Sabi Natural Crème and Brown
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Blue Handmade Contemporary Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Handmade Black Midcentury Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi Vessel
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Tall Handmade Dripped Contemporary Ceramic Vase / Large Interior Sculpture
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Garden Green Handmade Ceramic Dessert Plate
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Green as the gardens that give the name to this collection This handmade and hand painted plate reproduces the rattan plates used for picnic and outdoor lunches Made in Italy.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Garden Green Handmade Ceramic Dinner Plate
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Green as the gardens that give the name to this collection This handmade and hand painted plate reproduces the rattan plates used for picnic and outdoor lunches Made in Italy.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Modernist Matte Black Ceramic Vase by Martin Freyer for Rosenthal
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and sophisticated vase was designed by Martin Freyer for Rosenthal in Germany, circa 1980. It features a volumetric rectangular body with an organic recessed concentric ...
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1980s German Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Large Oriental Blue Ceramic Vase with White Crane Birds
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large Oriental blue ceramic vase - floor vase with white crane birds. This large ceramic vase has a body in royal blue color or cobalt blue with pale blue accents and spectacular wh...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Eva Zeisel Rare 59 Piece Set of Studio Service Ware, 1940s
Located in New York, NY
Rare and important 59 piece set of studio made service ware (plates, lidded bowls, serving pieces) in a gunmetal glaze by Eva Zeisel, American, 1940s. One large / one medium / one...
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1940s American Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

White Handmade Contemporary Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Brutalist Brown Stoneware Ceramic Sculpture Abstract Form by Hervé Rousseau
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Hervé Rousseau Abstract stoneware ceramic sculpture by the french artist. Elegant brown stoneware ceramic glaze with firing effects. Signed under the base, realised circa 20...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Set of Three Frank Keramik Denmark Red Glazed Ceramics
Located in New York, NY
Set of three ceramics in a bright red/orange color with raised areas of un-glazed matte brown in bands/diamond pattern. With original sticker, 'Frank Keramik Denmark' Measures: Pl...
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1970s Danish Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

22-Karat Gold Ceramic Orbs and Leaf Tray
Located in Houston, TX
A decorative set of 22-karat gold kiln fired heavy ceramic orbs and tray. The large tray is a contemporary style leaf holding four spheres with highly detailed geometric designs to i...
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20th Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Chris Gustin Whiskey Cup, 2019
Located in Concord, MA
Chris Gustin, (born 1952) Whiskey cup, 2019 Stoneware Measures: 3.25 x 3.5 x 3.25 Anagama wood fired Signed on the underside with the artist's device Chris Gustin is a studio...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Handmade Midcentury Ceramic Vase / Interior Sculpture / Wabi Sabi Vessel
Located in La Jolla, CA
Joseph Skoby is a Southern Californian whose work is inspired by the nature of his native state. His ceramics, created in his own lush garden, recall his intimate dance with the ocea...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Stoneware

Set of Three Ceramic Works
Located in South Salem, NY
Set of three contemporary signed ceramic works, circa 20th century. Please note of wear consistent with age.
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Late 20th Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Guido Gambone 33 Piece Ceramic Coffee and Espresso Set, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
33 Piece hand-thrown ceramic coffee and espresso service set with iconic yellow and blue colors and salt glaze by Guido Gambone, Italy, 1950s (signed on the bottom on all pieces with...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Brown, Grey and White Stoneware Ceramic Stool by Roz Herrin Modern Design
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Roz Herrin Handmade and unique piece realised in La Borne. Elegant stoneware ceramic stool by Roz Herrin. Beautiful wood firing ceramics effects with brown, white and grey c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Round Platter with Hand Painted Greek Key Border
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Round 14" serving platter with a hand painted Greek key border in black on an off white ground. In great condition with no chips or cracks. A stunning serving piece with that simple ...
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1980s Chinese Vintage Modern Ceramics

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Enamel

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