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Modern Ceramics

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Graham Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a kind ceramic lamp, hand built and assembled by hand. The lamp base is made with speckled clay manufactured regionally to the East Coast with custom made matte finish white g...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Brass

Ceramic White Kawa Vase, Set of 5, Organic Leather Cast Porcelain by Luft Tanaka
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A set of 5 tactile and organic porcelain vases with leather textured exterior surface and clear glazed interior. As a result of the production process each item is one-of-a-kind. Set...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Ash Vase Small, Green and White
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a kind ceramic Ash vase in copper green glaze with white speckled base. The vase is comprised of two different clay bodies and features a raw, unglazed ceramic surface to high...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

White Ceramic Kawa Vase, Pair, Leather Cast Porcelain Kawa Series by Luft Tanaka
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A pair of tactile and organic porcelain vases with leather textured exterior surface and clear glazed interior. As a result of the production process each item is one-of-a-kind. Set ...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Basilico Model Teapot by Ettore Sottsass for Alessio Sarri Editions
Located in Milan, Italy
Basilico is one of the teapots from the "The Indian Memory" collection designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1987 and now re-edited by Alessio Sarri. All the pieces in the collection are s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

White Sphere III by Laura Pasquino
Located in Geneve, CH
White Sphere III by Laura Pasquino One of a kind Dimensions: Ø 24 x H 24 cm Materials: stoneware, porcelain Finishing: textured porcelain Laura Pasquino Incorporating referen...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain, Stoneware

Schlemmer Blue Ceramic Bowl, Modern Bauhaus Style Decorative Centerpiece
Located in Porto, PT
Schlemmer Blue Ceramic Bowl, Modern Bauhaus Style Decorative Centerpiece Schlemmer ceramic bowl celebrates a special edition of ACH Bauhaus. It suits perfectly any room, and it can...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Josef Albers Study for Homage to the Square Limited Edition Ceramic Platter 1999
Located in Studio City, CA
German-born artist Josef Albers wonderfully designed Homage to the Square, four glazed Italian porcelain ceramic platters, chargers, plates, each hallmarked/stamped on verso, from a ...
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20th Century Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Black Rock Soft Moon by Laura Pasquino
Located in Geneve, CH
Black rock soft moon by Laura Pasquino Dimensions: Ø 33 x H 32 cm, opening Ø 3 cm Materials: stoneware ceramic Finishing: unglazed natural stoneware Colour: black Laura Pasqui...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Ceramics

Materials

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

Black Soft Moon by Laura Pasquino
Located in Geneve, CH
Black soft moon by Laura Pasquino Dimensions: Ø 32 x H 31 cm, opening Ø 1 cm Materials: stoneware ceramic Finishing: unglazed natural stoneware Colour: black Laura Pasquino I...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Mini Organic Modern Ceramic Wave Form Vase in Green Glaze by Forma Rosa Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wave collection offers playful geometric shapes rooted in primal forms that appeal universally. Our "Mini" version of our iconic Wave form vases is a perfect size to serve as a mu...
Category

2010s Peruvian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Pair of Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Dupont Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a kind ceramic lamps, thrown on the potters wheel and assembled by hand. The lamp base is comprised of three different clay bodies and features a raw, unglazed ceramic surface...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Brass

French Studio Ceramicist, Large Abstract Unique Jug in Glazed Stoneware
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
French studio ceramicist. Large abstract unique jug in glazed stoneware. Beautiful glaze in shades of red. 1960s / 70s. Measures: 29 x 23 cm. In excellent condition. Signed.
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1960s French Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Handmade Modern Black and White Splattered Ceramic Rock Vase
Located in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, AR
One of a kind hand-thrown ceramic centerpiece vase for tabletop or sill. Perfect for your favorite flower arrangements or for decorative use, the size of it makes it a true art piece...
Category

2010s Argentine Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Pottery

David Heminsley 'Scottish, 1927-2007' Studio Pottery Lidded Conserve Jar
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very finely made studio pottery lidded conserve jar decorated in tenmoku glazes with a ribbon and bow pattern applied around the body of the jar by Scottish based potter David Hemi...
Category

20th Century Scottish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Amélie Handcrafted Little Glasses, Handmade in Italy 2021, Choose Size/Colours
Located in San Miniato PI, IT
This wonderful collection encourages to participate in the process of combining small pleasures into a significant whole by regarding details as both minute and essential. Our artist...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

White Organic Porcelain Kawa Bowl, Small, Leather Cast Ceramic Kawa Bowl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tactile and organic small porcelain bowl with leather textured exterior surface and a smooth glazed interior. The Kawa Bowls are expressive and lively. With their fluid forms and pro...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Plate Centerpiece Tray Decorated Ornament Bowl Wall Dish Majolica Aquamarine
Located in Recanati, IT
This exclusive ceramic plate is handmade and hand-painted in Italy following the original Renaissance painting technique, unchanged over time, which we observe to the letter: it is d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

Radicchio Hand Painted Ceramic Salad Bowl Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
This stunning collection is totally handmade and hand painted in Italy.   
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Nocturnal Pitcher by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes
Located in Geneve, CH
Nocturnal pitcher by Rodrigo Lobato Yáñes Dimensions: H 9.8'' x W 5.6'' x D 5.6 " Materials: Slip casting, glazing and single firing process Platalea studio was born out of a pa...
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2010s Mexican Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Large Green and Grey Ceramic Vase Signed Chance 1973 French Pottery
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Imposant architectural stoneware ceramic vase Unique handmade piece Signed CHANCE 73 Elegant stoneware green and grey glazes colors. Abstract decoration . Excellent co...
Category

1970s French Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Soviet Vase by Daniel Nikolovski
Located in Geneve, CH
Soviet vase by Daniel Nikolovski Dimensions: W 20 x D 20 x H 28 cm Material: Glazed Ceramic Paying homage to Soviet Architecture, more specifically a catholic church in the city...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

South African Studio Ceramist, Unique Bird in Glazed Ceramics, Late 20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
South African studio ceramist. Unique bird in glazed ceramics. Late 20th century. Measures: 18.5 x 17 cm. In excellent condition.
Category

Late 20th Century South African Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Blue Matt Candlestick by Ceramica Gatti, designer A. Anastasio
Located in Faenza, IT
Made in Italy candlestick, in baltic blue matt color, this pottery peace was designed by Andrea Anastasio at the historical Bottega Cercamica Gatti 1928 in Faenza, Italy, specialized...
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2010s Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Green Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Green vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in sizes 6".  
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

OKO Face Ceramic Vase by Malwina Konopacka
Located in Geneve, CH
OKO Face ceramic vase by Malwina Konopacka Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: Ø 19 x 42 cm It was first presented in 2014 as part of Tokyo Designers Week and has since had numerous ...
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2010s Polish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Gambone Ceramic/Pottery Lion Sculpture, Marked
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a great animal sculpture by the well known Italian artists, Gambone, marked with the donkey mark as shown in bottom.
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Large Jade Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Jade vases by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 12" Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in sizes 10" and 8".  
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Bone China Espresso Cup with 22-Carat Gold and Black Decals
Located in London, GB
Lustre, 1882 Ltd. with Bethan Gray. Lustre, conceived by award-winning designer Bethan Gray uses a fine bone china body paired with 22-carat gold and black decals, and finished with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Glazed Stoneware Amorphia L Vase by Lava Studio Ceramics
Located in Geneve, CH
Amorphia L vase by Lava Studio ceramics Unique Materials: Glazed stoneware, painted internally Dimensions: H 17 cm x D 15-17 cm   Lava ceramics is a collective studio based in ...
Category

2010s Greek Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Richard Hirsch Ceramic Scholar Rock Cup Sculpture, 2018
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch's Scholar Rock Cup Sculpture was assembled in 2018. It's wheel thrown and hand built clay with red and black glaze, raku rust pati...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Ceramic Dinind Set
Located in Geneve, CH
Tea pot n°1– Diameter 16 x height 18cm Tea cup n°2– Diameter 10.5 x height 13.8 cm Coffee cup n°3– Diameter 10.5 x height 13.4 cm Milk jug n°4– Diameter 6.7 x height 8.6cm Sugar ...
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2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

White Soft Moon by Laura Pasquino
Located in Geneve, CH
White soft moon by Laura Pasquino Dimensions: Ø 33 x H 32 cm, opening Ø 2 cm Materials: stoneware ceramic Finishing: unglazed natural stoneware Colour: white Laura Pasquino I...
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2010s Dutch Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Pair of Long Neck Ceramic Vase by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Long neck ceramic vase by Faina Design: Victoriya Yakusha Materials: ceramic. Dimensions: L 10 x W 5 x H 38 cm In search of new-old design messages, Victoria Yakusha conducted ...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Hex Planter in Chrome Green by BZIPPY
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ceramic Hex Planter in Chrome Green. Made to order. BZIPPY ceramic goods are one-of-a-kind stoneware / earthenware editions including furniture, planters and home accessories. E...
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2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

North Atlantic Mercury Handmade Glazed Stoneware Sculpture Unique Edition
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Keith Simpson, who grew up in St. John Washington, a farming community of about 600 people in eastern WA state, always makes the underdog models of cars. He says, "They are like the ...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Rare Hand Painted Rosenthal Bjørn Wiinblad Christmas Plate from 1972, "Caspar"
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare hand painted Rosenthal Bjørn Wiinblad Christmas plate from 1972. "Caspar". Stamped. Measures: 29 cm in diameter. In perfect condition.
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1970s German Vintage Modern Ceramics

Sculpture Form No_002 by Alicja Strzyżyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Sculpture form no_002 by Alicja Strzyzynska Dimensions: W 37 x D 4 x H 47 cm Materials: plaster Color options available upon request. The idea was born after deciding to reconn...
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2010s Dutch Modern Ceramics

Materials

Plaster

Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Noble Vase Red and White
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a kind ceramic Noble vase in red clay with white speckled base, copper green glaze interior. The vase is comprised of two different clay bodies and features a raw, unglazed ce...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Pair of Stylized Ceramic Swans by Waylande Gregory, circa 1940s
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of large scale ( 18"L) ceramic swan sculptures by Waylande Gregory. Brown/gray with gold paint and sgraffito stylized and typical of Gregory's work, circa 1940s, signed Waland...
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1940s American Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Beautiful 1972 Lino Bersani Polymorphic Ceramic Sculpture Gold-Colored
Located in Milano, IT
1972 Lino Bersani polymorphic ceramic sculpture gold-colored "Lino Bersani was a painter, sculptor and ceramist born in Genoa in 1935. Its first ceramics date back to the mid-1960s".
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Ceramics

Mexican Ceramic Egg Plates with Salt and Pepper Tray Majolica Technique
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Ceramic four-plate set with modern egg design by Lorenzo Lorenzzo. Cart used for salt and pepper. Lorenzo's work alludes to his favorite meal, breakfast, creating a modern design...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Pottery

Buhay Ceramic Vase by Faina
Located in Geneve, CH
Buhay ceramic vase by Faina Design: Victoriya Yakusha Materials: Ceramics, Horsehair, Wood. Dimensions: W 110 x D 110 x H 150 cm In search of new-old design messages, Victoria ...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Other

1980s Christian Dior Amphora Ceramic Vase Faux Burl Wood
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely 1980s Christian Dior Paris ceramic vase. Glossy ceramic with faux burl wood textured pattern and black detailing. Large "Dior" logo medallion on the front. Measurements: 9.4...
Category

Late 20th Century French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Faience

Earthenware Pasta Bowl with Interpretations of Traditional Creamware
Located in London, GB
Indigo Storm, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Faye Toogood’s range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. celebrates the accidental beauty of natural imperfections. Indigo Storm is a bold int...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

"Genova" Matte Black
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Created by using a traditional technique of clay slab to fashion all the vase models in limited edition, slip cast and hand finished with layers of glaze and multiple firings. Sculpt...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Sculpture by Ka Kwong Hui
By Hiu Ka Kwong
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare and large ceramic sculpture by Pop ceramicist Ka Kwong Hui. Signed. Hui immigrated to U.S. in 1948. Received a BFA in 1951 and a MFA in 1952 from Alfred University, New York. A...
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1960s American Vintage Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Ceramic Set Duo Vases Red Glossy glazed CUORECARPENITO ME∞TE
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
ME °° TE is a collection made up of a pair of 50 cm high vases which essentially represent a couple. There is no gender definition and like a real couple it represents the balance of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Glazed Fine Bone China Large Cup and Saucer with Expressionist Design
Located in London, GB
This tea cup and saucer are available in a variety of colors and finishes to be mixed and matched. When purchasing this set please specify the color and finish for each item. Colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

21st Century Italy Flower Lilac Panel, Ceramica Gatti, Designer A. Anastasio
Located in Faenza, IT
The public buildings, the noble ones but also the more modest residences, have been decorated for centuries with decorative panels cemented on the facades. Bottega Gatti archive on i...
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2010s Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Amber Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Amber vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in sizes 6".   
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2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Delft "Rotterdam" Holland Ceramic Pottery Tile
Located in Studio City, CA
A colorful tile made by delft in the Netherlands. Stamped "delft” on the verso. Dimensions: 4.25" high, 4.25" wide, .5" deep.
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20th Century Dutch Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Orange Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Orange vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" in Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in sizes 6" in.  
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2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Medium Tempo Sculpture by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Medium tempo sculpture by Olivia Cognet Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: around 30-40 cm tall   For this Tempo pieces the design is good Glaze will be different Either mat white ...
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2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Clay

Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Ash Vase XL, Green and White
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a kind ceramic ash vase. The vase is comprised of two different clay bodies and is glazed with a coppery green glaze on the top contrasting a speckled matte white bottom. Asse...
Category

2010s American Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Vase 0028 Grès Roux Chamotté by Marta Dervin
Located in Geneve, CH
Vase 0028 Grès Roux Chamotté by Marta Dervin Dimensions: ø7-8 x H 38-40 cm Materials: Stoneware Marta Dervin works with stoneware and porcelain that she shapes by hand to create...
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2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Hand Glazed Earthenware Handleless Cup with Unique Contemporary Design
Located in London, GB
Sleet, 1882 Ltd. Slick and Sleet by 1882 Ltd. with an extended vase collection by Queensberry Hunt is a collection of uniquely hand glazed items – a true testament to the skill of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

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