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Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Mid-Century Orrefors Kosta and Johansfors Crystal Decanters with Stopper Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
Elegant Mid-Century Modern vintage crystal decanters with stopper by Orrefors, Kosta and Johansfors. These ones from the classic glass manufacturers in Sweden and made in the 1950s. ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Crystal

Complete Set of Thirty-Six Joe Colombo 'Sferico' Glass Tableware by Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Glass tableware designed by Joe Colombo in 1968. Joe Colombo believed in democratic and functional design. In his lifetime he designed a wide range of different drinking glasses....
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Glass

Set of Six Joe Colombo 'Sferico' Glass Tableware by Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Glass tableware designed by Joe Colombo in 1968. Joe Colombo believed in democratic and functional design. In his lifetime he designed a wide range of different drinking glasses....
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Glass

Set of Four Max Brüel 'Jazz' Candleholders by Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Candleholder designed by Max Bru¨el in 1961. Elegant and with a hint of whimsy, the modular candleholder Jazz was conceived in 1961 by Danish architect, ceramist and jazz musicia...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Steel

1950s, Mid-Century Modern Silver and Polychrome Glass Italian Cocktail Set
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Amazing cocktail set made in Italy in the Fifties, it's composed by a shaker, an ice bowl and six glasses of different colors. All items are in perfect conditions. Measure: glass hei...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Sterling Silver

Crystal Decanter Val Saint Lambert Signed
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Val Saint Lambert crystal decanter with gold detail trim.
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1970s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Crystal

Brass Fruit Basket from the 1920s
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass frame nickel-plated with ceramic base showing fruits motif. Made in Austria in the late 1920s.
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1920s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Brass

Antique French Cut Crystal and Brass Jewelry Box, Vanity Box or Candy Dish
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Antique pointed cut crystal and brass jewelry or vanity box. This small cut crystal box with gilded feet is perfect as a desk accessory, a candy dish, a vanity box or jewelry box. Th...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Crystal, Brass

Val Saint Lambert Sculpted Crystal Cranberry Set with Sommerso Core, Belgium
Located in Verviers, BE
Heavy Val Saint Lambert crystal vase. The central Cranberry colour (a traditional favourite for VSL) has been given a thick Sommerso (clear layer on the outside) and sculpted with s...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Midcentury Liqueur Set, Poland, 1950s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Liqueur set consisting of a decanter with a stopper, 6 liqueur glasses and 5 low vodka glasses. A crystal set covered with honey glaze, decorated with cut floral motifs. Probab...
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1950s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Glass

Midcentury Crystal Black Carafe Decanter
Located in Chorzów, PL
Mid century black ( very dark maroon ) crystal decanter carafe for liquor or vodka. Produced in Poland in 1960s Very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Crystal

Crystal Maroon Bowl, Poland, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Crystal burgundy fruit / candy bowl Made in Poland in 1960. Very good condition Measures: height 10cm, diameter 18cm.  
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Val Saint Lambert Signed 'Twisted Light' Crystal Glass Table Lamp, 1953s
Located in Verviers, BE
This simple yet graceful table lamp is in large size; 15 inches excluding the lamp-fitting and shade. The colored core in Classic Val Saint Lambert tint, has been given a thick Somme...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Crystal Chocolate Box, Germany, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Burgundy-colored crystal chocolate box. Made in Germany in the 1960s Measures: Height 17.5 cm / diameter 10 cm.
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Phoenix Gilded Crystal Sugar Bowl, Germany, 1960s.
Located in Chorzów, PL
Gilded crystal sugar bowl, produced in Germany in 1960s. Excellent condition. Preserved original sticker.
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Carafe with 6 Glasses, France, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Glass liqueur set in a honey color carafe + 6 glasses on a stem. Very good condition, no damage. Glasses signed FRANCE on the bottom Measures: height 32cm, diameter 11cm.
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Glass

Set of Six Joe Colombo 'Sferico' Glass Tableware by Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Glass tableware designed by Joe Colombo in 1968. Joe Colombo believed in democratic and functional design. In his lifetime he designed a wide range of different drinking glasses....
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Glass

Val Saint Lambert 'Twisted Light' Crystal Glass Table Lamp
Located in Verviers, BE
Val Saint-Lambert This simple yet graceful green table lamp is in medium size; 13.62 inches excluding the shade. The colored core in Classic Val Saint-Lambert tint has been giv...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Large Murano Glass Apothecary Jar
Located in Winter Park, FL
A very large mid century Murano glass lidded apothecary or candy jar attributed to Barovier and Toso. Beautiful pale tangerine orange color with ribbed form and ruffled edge around t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Blown Glass

Set of Six Joe Colombo 'Sferico' Glass Tableware by Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Glass tableware designed by Joe Colombo in 1968. Joe Colombo believed in democratic and functional design. In his lifetime he designed a wide range of different drinking glasses....
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Glass

Crystal Sugar Bowl, Casket, Poland, 1950s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Crystal sugar bowl - casket, Poland, 1950s. Produced in Poland in 1950s. Very good condition Measures: Height 12cm / without lid 6 cm / diameter 11cm.
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1950s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Cut Crystal Punch Bowl Set, Czech, circa 1950
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Cut crystal punch bowl set, Czech, circa 1950. With 12 cups, 1 tray and one spoon.
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1950s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Set of 16 George Thompson Designed Steuben Champagne/Coupe/Tall Sherbet Glasses
Located in valatie, NY
A Set of 16 George Thompson Designed Hand Blown Steuben Champagne/Coupe/Tall Sherbet Pattern #7877, Mid 20th c Glasses. Steuben glass is elegantly contemporary and flawlessly execute...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Val Saint Lambert Large Light' Crystal Glass Table Lamp in Emerald Green
Located in Verviers, BE
This simple yet graceful green table lamp is in large size, 23 inches excluding the lamp-fitting and shade. The colored core in Classic Val Saint Lambert tint, has been given a thick...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Set of 64 Crystal Wine and Water Glass Service
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage crystal glassware sets. Attractive cut crystal goblets in various sizes for cocktails and wine, and tumblers for highballs. 20th century handcrafted faceted crystal glass set...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Lalique Caviar Bowl "Igor"
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Lalique caviar covered bowl "Igor" Made of clear and frosted crystal. Signed in script "Lalique France" Measures: Height 9.85", diameter 7.85".
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Val Saint Lambert Circular Crystal Vases, Handcut to Clear, Signed
Located in Verviers, BE
Val Saint Lambert circular crystal vases, handcut to clear, signed Beautiful signed Val Saint Lambert circular crystal vases, handcut to clear, the glass is thick, deeply and evenly...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Vintage Italian Large Murano Glass Pitcher Orange and Red Crystal, Italy, 1960s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Large Italian Murano glass pitcher with handle made of red and orange crystal, circa 1960s.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Metal

Val Saint Lambert Signed 'Twisted Light' Crystal Emerald Green Table Lamp
Located in Verviers, BE
This simple yet graceful green table lamp is in medium size; 12.99 inches excluding the lamp-fitting and shade. The colored core in Classic Val Saint-Lambert tint has been given a th...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Val Saint Lambert Crystal Table Lamp Whit Label Excellent Condition
Located in Verviers, BE
Val Saint Lambert is a Belgian crystal glassware manufacturer, founded in 1826 and based in Seraing. It is the official glassware supplier to King Albert II. Val Saint Lambert and ...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Crystal Casket, Poland, 1950s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Crystal casket, Poland, 1950s. Produced in Poland in 1950s. Very good condition Measures: Height 8cm diameter 9cm.
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1950s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Set of Four Max Brüel 'Jazz' Candleholders, Steel with Black Powder Coating
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Candleholder designed by Max Bru¨el in 1961. Elegant and with a hint of whimsy, the modular candleholder Jazz was conceived in 1961 by Danish architect, ceramist and jazz musicia...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Steel

Hermès Style Mid-Century Modern Silver Plate over Nickel Decanter, Vessel Carafe
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern handcrafted silver plate over nickel decanter, vessel, carafe and leather handle. All original condition with age related patina.  
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

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Silver Plate, Nickel

Set of 24 Baccarat Crystal Talleyrand Wine, Water and Liqueur Glasses
Located in London, GB
A beautiful set of 24 crystal Baccarat Talleyrand glasses with a crystal Baccarat water jug. Consisting of 8 wine glasses, 8 large water glasses and 8 digestif glasses. All acid stam...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Chic Set of 6 Moser Water Long Drink Glasses Tinted Green Fontana Arte Style
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Chic set of six water / long drink / cocktail crystal glasses designed and executed in the 1960s by Moser Czechoslovakia. The high end quality of the glass is famous and can easily c...
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Translucent Crystal Decanter with Spherical Etched Stopper
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern crystal decanter was realized in the United States circa 1950. It features a cylindrical body with a finely proportioned neck that flares at its apex....
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Set of Six Joe Colombo 'Sferico' Glass Tableware by Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Glass tableware designed by Joe Colombo in 1968. Joe Colombo believed in democratic and functional design. In his lifetime he designed a wide range of different drinking glasses....
Category

2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Glass

Set of Four Max Brüel 'Jazz' Candleholders, Steel with Brass Plating
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Candleholder designed by Max Bru¨el in 1961. Elegant and with a hint of whimsy, the modular candleholder Jazz was conceived in 1961 by Danish architect, ceramist and jazz musicia...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Steel

Set of Six Joe Colombo 'Sferico' Glass Tableware by Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Glass tableware designed by Joe Colombo in 1968. Joe Colombo believed in democratic and functional design. In his lifetime he designed a wide range of different drinking glasses....
Category

2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Glass

Crystal Decorative Basket, Poland, 1950s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Big clear crystal decorative basket - a bowl For sweets or fruits. Very good condition, very heavy. No damage.
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1950s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Crystal Punch Cup, 1950s
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Crystal punch cup, 1950s, 8 cups Measures: H: 17 cm, W: 28 cm, D: 28 cm.
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Val St Lambert "Verone" Cranberry Crystal and Silver Plated Cocktail Shaker
Located in London, GB
A stunning 1950s Val St Lambert "Verone" cranberry cut crystal and silver plated cocktail shaker.
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1950s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal, Alabaster, Silver Plate

Mid-Century Modern Crystal Centerpiece Bowl with Geometric Designs by Rosenthal
Located in New York, NY
This elegant centerpiece bowl was realized by the illustrious 20th century design firm, Rosenthal, in Germany circa 1980. It features a circular form with a sunburst pattern in relie...
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1980s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Vintage Bohemian Pink Pedestal Cake Stand in Crystal, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A large high quality crystal and glass cake stand. Heavy enough to support even the most intensely decorated cakes. Its foot is made from frosted solid glass. Feminin midcentury styl...
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Set of Four Max Brüel 'Jazz' Candleholders, Steel with Brass by Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Candleholder designed by Max Bru¨el in 1961. Elegant and with a hint of whimsy, the modular candleholder Jazz was conceived in 1961 by Danish architect, ceramist and jazz musicia...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Steel

English Country Style Brass and Crystal Scotch Bourbon Horse Saddle Stirrup Tray
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern handcrafted brass and leather horse saddle stirrup serving tray for Bourbon & Scotch. All original condition with age related patina. The set retains the origina...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Seven Crystal Bowls, Julia Glassworks, Poland, 1970s
Located in Chorzów, PL
A set of seven saucers Manufactured in Poland by the Julia Glassworks in the 1970s. Very good condition Measures: height 3cm, diameter 15cm.
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1970s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Mid-Century Crystal Yellow Casket, Poland, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
A large yellow crystal casket box - a box with a lid. Made in Poland, in the 1960s. Very good condition, no damage. Measures: height 25cm, diameter 15cm.
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Val Saint Lambert 'Twisted Light' Crystal Table Lamp, 1953
Located in Verviers, BE
This simple yet graceful table lamp is in size; 14.17 inches excluding the shade. The colored core in Classic Val Saint Lambert tint, has been given a thick Sommerso (clear crystal c...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Matched Pair of Bohemian Crystal Decanters with Art Deco Designs
By Katarínska Huta
Located in Verviers, BE
A matched pair of Bohemian crystal decanters with geometric designs in Art Deco style. One in clear crystal and the other in light lemon-yellow. Handcut with fitted stoppers. The cl...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Crystal Mix Set of 8 F.Kisslinger Stem Glasses with Colored Overlay Cut to Clear
Located in Verviers, BE
White Label F. Kisslinger Rattenberg Vintage mix set of 8 cut to clear crystal stem glasses. F. Kisslinger Rattenberg Germany Mix crystal (Bleikristall 24% Mundgeblasen Handgeschli...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Crystal Set of Six Lausitzer Stem Glasses with Colored Overlay Cut to Clear
Located in Verviers, BE
Vintage set of six cuts to clear crystal stem glasses. Clear demi crystal glass. Six sides facetted and toothed stem. The bowl with colored overlay cut to clear. VEB Lausitz Glas...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Val Saint Lambert Sommerso Technique Twisted Light Crystal Table Lamp Signed
Located in Verviers, BE
Val Saint-Lambert label This simple yet graceful green table lamp is in small size; 10.54 inches excluding the lamp-fitting and shade. The colored core in Classic Val Saint-Lambe...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Crystal Decorative Box, Poland, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Crystal container - a box for sweets or small items. Made in Poland in the 1960s Very good condition Measures: height 20c, diameter 19cm.
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Three Crystal Oval Boat-Like Decorative Bowls, Poland, 1950s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Three crystal oval boat-like decorative bowls Produced in Poland in 1950s. Very good condition Measures: The biggest : Height : 14cm width 24cm depth 14cm Medium : Height 11cm ...
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1950s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Val Saint Lambert Cut-Crystal Decanter 20th Century, Founded in 1826, Belgium
Located in Verviers, BE
Val Saint Lambert cut-crystal decanter, 20th century looks simply stunning. Val Saint Lambert is a Belgian crystal glassware manufacturer, founded in 1826 and based in Seraing. It ...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Set of Six Joe Colombo 'Sferico' Glass Tableware by Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Glass tableware designed by Joe Colombo in 1968. Joe Colombo believed in democratic and functional design. In his lifetime he designed a wide range of different drinking glasses....
Category

2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Glass

Crystal salt Cellar by Natalia Criado, handcrafted in Italy.
Located in Milan, IT
Salt cellars are part of the collection Ambar launched in 2019. A serie of different delicate salt or condiments containers in different sizes. Each container comes with a small silv...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal, Lapis Lazuli, Silver

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