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Modern Glass

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Pair of Czech Contemporary May Medium Tall Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
May medium tall glasses, set of two A pair of Czech contemporary handcrafted glasses perfect for everyday use. The May collection is inspired by the lightness of the early summ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

EU Clients Modern Czech Contemporary Fluted Glass Boyd Decanter & Top, in Stock
Located in Milan, IT
Boyd Decanter and Top This item is also available in the US. The clear Czech contemporary Boyd glass decanter carafe pitcher with top is formally strong, yet with delicate details ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Artistic Blown Handmade Murano Glass Chandelier Medusa by La Murrina
Located in saronno, IT
Medusa, it's a unique handcrafted modern suspension according the ancient Murano glass tradition. Simple lines embellished with unique decorations, created in our furnace in Murano ...
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2010s Italian Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Salviati, Murano Sommerso Glass, Blue Cobalt and Uranium Giraffe Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is part of a series called " Zoo" beautiful animals in sommerso glass .In black light you can see light uranium green glass .
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Glass

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Glass

Pair of Czech Contemporary Tulip Tall Medium Wine Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Tulip tall medium, set of two The Tulip collection was inspired by the small bistro wine glasses found in European bars and cafes. The bowl of the glass sits down into the cylindr...
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2010s Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Italian Murano Art Glass Vase in Emerald Green
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial Italian Murano art glass vase in Emerald green in the style of Flavio Poli, circa late-20th century, Italy. Vase is two shades of emerald green and clear/...
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Late 20th Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Czech Contemporary Dearborn Mini Shot Liqueur Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Dearborn shot liqueur mini glasses, set of two. A pair of Czech contemporary glass handcrafted is the perfect modern shot glass or liqueur glass for after dinner libations. Also t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Set of Two Contemporary Minimal Clear Water and Wine Glasses Handmade Czech
Located in Chicago, IL
Revolution water and wine glass - set of two Strikingly simple in form, the Revolution Collection is handcrafted in the Czech Republic by master glassblowers, and formed from a pu...
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2010s Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Czech Contemporary Minimal Dearborn Medium Aperitif Glass Bowl Handmade in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Dearborn medium glass bowl The handmade Czech contemporary medium glass bowl is perfect for snacks during cocktail hour, candies, catchall, or even in the bathroom as a vessel for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Murano Portrait Bust "IL Volto" by Mario Badioli & Robert Scherer
By Robert Scherer, (after) Pablo Picasso
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Murano portrait bust "IL Volto" by Mario Badioli & Robert Scherer In the style of Picasso, signed in script and titled "Da Assic A Robert Scherer ILVolto Mario Badioli.  
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20th Century Italian Modern Glass

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Glass

Contemporary Czech Minimal Carafe Pitcher with Four Collins Glasses Set in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
This set includes contemporary, minimal 1 Dearborn Carafe and 4 Dearborn Collins Glasses. Perfect for everyday or formal dining settings, minimal Dearborn will enrich any occasio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Pop Comic Artistic Murano Glass Sculpture Bull
Located in Murano, VE
Fighting bull, is a blown glass pop comic figurine with a passion for comedy. Created by Roberto Beltrami, in Murano glass.
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2010s Italian Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Modern Czech Clear Contemporary Fluted Glass Boyd Decanter with Top, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
The clear Czech contemporary boyd glass decanter carafe pitcher with top is formally strong, yet with delicate details expressed through the lines and inner fluting. Modern yet retro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Set of Two Czech Contemporary Bessho Tall / Collins Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Bessho tall glass - set of two Just as the small town is known for the healing properties of its hot springs, so are the evenings we spend with good friends. The Bessho Collection...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Signed Carlo Nason Murano Glass Black and White Chrysalis Vase
Located in Troy, MI
Sleek, modern design Chrysalis vase by Murano glass maker Carlo Mason in black and white. Etched maker's mark on underside of base. Excellent pre-owned condition with no flaws found.
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Modernist Signed Rosenthal Emerald & Translucent Glass Art Nouveau Candle Holder
Located in New York, NY
This stunning signed modernist vase was realized in Germany during the latter half of the 20th century by the esteemed maker Rosenthal. It features a translucent circular base in an ...
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20th Century German Modern Glass

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Glass

Murano Red Black White Italian Art Glass Male Female Decoy Duck Bird Sculptures
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful, large, and elegant Murano hand blown red and black Italian art glass duck sculptures. The male and female pair have white collars. One looks back and another forward. Woul...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Glass

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

Salviati Murano Italian Trailed Design Black & White Art Glass Vase, 1997
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very stylish Italian art glass vase of tall oval cylindrical shape made by Salviati on the Island of Murano and dated 1997. Started in 1859 by Antonio Salviati the company is renow...
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1990s Italian Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Artistic Handmade Modular Murano Glass Chandlier, 950 by La Murrina
Located in saronno, IT
950 by La murrina: Artistic handmade modular murano glass chandelier. The particular design plays on the repetition of glass elements capable to create elegant and sophisticated lig...
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2010s Italian Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Rosenthal Versace Medusa Lumiere Amber Crystal Wine Glass Set of Five, White
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rosenthal Versace medusa Lumiere amber crystal wine glass set of five, white. Stunning long stem crystal white wine glass manufactured by the Rosenthal Glass Company. The wine hoc...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Glass

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Crystal

Vintage Gino Cenedese Red and Black Bubble Italian Murano Glass Vase circa 2000s
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large vintage midcentury style centre vase by Gino Cenedese, Vetri of Murano, Italy circa early 2000s. Particularly striking is the elegant circular round form and stark color contra...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Glass

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Vase in Clear and Amber Colored Mouth-Blown Art Glass, Italian Design
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Murano vase in clear and amber colored mouth-blown art glass. Italian design, 1960s-1970s. Measures: 16.5 x 10 cm. In excellent condition.
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Contemporary Minimal Clear Revolution Rocks or Martini Glasses Handmade in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Revolution rocks and martini, set of two Strikingly simple in form, the Revolution collection is handcrafted in the Czech Republic by master glassblowers, and formed from a pure e...
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2010s Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Tulip Glass Carafe by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Carafe made in blown in a mold glass. The Tulip collection is a glassware family by Aldo Cibic, who designed these pieces walking the line between classical and postmodern design. Th...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Glass

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Glass

Artistic Handmade Murano Glass Chandelier Ouverture by La Murrina
Located in saronno, IT
Artistic handmade Murano glass chandelier Ouverture by La Murrina, blowed in our furnace in Murano - Venice following the ancient glassmaster's art. Additional information: - Mat...
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2010s Italian Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Christofle Modernist Crystal Decanter Barware
Located in North Miami, FL
This chic modernist, heavy clear crystal glass decanter with its circular raised design is perfect for any bar. The wonderful stopper is perfect and moderne. It is made in Slovenia f...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

'Pair of Polpo Wine Glasses' Hand Blown Wine Glasses by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Pair of Polpo Wine Glasses' Hand Blown Wine Glasses by Simone Crestani Set includes 2 Polpo Wine Glasses. Polpo Wine Glass is one of the pieces from the Polpo Collection. "Polpo ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Glass

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Glass

Contemporary Modern Purple & Gold Glass Vase Vessel Sculpture, 1997 Randi Solin
Located in Soquel, CA
Contemporary Modern Purple Glass Flat Vase Vessel Sculpture, 1997 by Randi Solin Fluid ribbons of iridescent and Amethyst background with twists of bands of soft champagne towards ...
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1990s American Modern Glass

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Blown Glass, Art Glass

'Vanitas Wine Glass' Hand Blown Wine Glass by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Vanitas Wine Glass' Hand Blown Wine Glass by Simone Crestani Vanitas Wine Glass is one of the pieces from the Vanitas Collection. "An exquisite combination of contemporary art and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Glass

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Glass

Set of Two Contemporary Czech Minimal Bessho Tumbler Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
This contemporary Czech glass set includes two Bessho Tumblers Just as the small town is known for the healing properties of its hot springs, so are the evenings we spend with good...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Vintage Schott Zwiesel Glass Triple Use Vase Decanter Bowl Zwiesel Kristallglas
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous triple use glass vase, decanter, bowl by Schott Zwiesel a division of Zwiesel Kristallglas. They are in awesome vintage condition with no chips, cracks, or chiggers. Plus, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Glass

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Glass

EU Clients, 'Flight' Tumbler Glass Set, Designer Handmade Glassware
Located in Milan, IT
Set of 2 tumbler glass from the 2020 Flight Collection The Flight glass tumblers from fferrone are glassware essentials that are great for serving water, soft drinks, and juice as...
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2010s Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Murano Glass Sommerso Sculptural Fish with White Gold
Located in New York, NY
A sculptural Murano glass fish, produced in Italy circa 1970s-1980s, rendered through Sommerso, with clear layer over multicolored glass, infused with white gold flakes. Very good co...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Glass

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Gold

Italian Murano Fratelli Toso Pink Blue White & Gold Art Glass Bowl or Ashtray
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and substantial Italian Murano art glass bowl or ashtray with ribbon design, circa Mid-20th century, Italy, attributed to Fratelli Toso. There are four indents around top...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Glass

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Czech Contemporary Tulip Tall Large Wine Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Tulip tall large - set of two. The Tulip collection was inspired by the small bistro wine glasses found in European bars and cafes. The bowl of the glass sits down into the cylind...
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2010s Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Set of Two Czech Clear Contemporary Fluted Boyd Large Highball Glasses, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Fluted Boyd large glasses, set of two The clear Czech contemporary Boyd Glass collection is formally strong, yet with delicate details expressed through the lines and inner flutin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

"Vanitas Set" Hand Blown Glasses and Decanter by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
"Vanitas Set" hand blown glasses and decanter by Simone Crestani The set includes one decanter, six wine glasses, six low glasses, and six flutes. "An exquisite combination of co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Glass

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Glass

Contemporary Handcrafted Czech Clear Glass Margot Decanter, IN STOCK
Located in Chicago, IL
Entirely hand-formed without the use of molds, the Margot Decanter is an ideal companion to any evening spent enjoying your favorite port, scotch, bourbon, or other liqueur. With its...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Set of 16 Large Kartell Jellies Glasses in Green by Patricia Urquiola
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A comprehensive line of glasses made from colorful and transparent PMMA plastic. The line's individuality is down to the fact that each model presents a different organic pattern tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Glass

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Resin, Plastic

Carlo Scarpa, "Battuto", 1935
Located in Paris, FR
Carlo Scarpa 'Battuto' Vase, c. 1935 Execution: Venini & C. Cased glass, red. Signed: Venini murano (acid stamp). Measure: H : 20 cm (7.9") Overall Very good condition A pie...
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1930s Italian Vintage Modern Glass

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Glass

Set of Two Czech Clear Contemporary Fluted Boyd Small Low Glasses, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Fluted Boyd small low glasses, set of two The clear Czech contemporary Boyd Glass collection is formally strong, yet with delicate details expressed through the lines and inner fl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Modern Set of Six Goblets Crystal Handblown Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Set of six tumbler hand blown crystal. The glasses are hand-engraved with a modern decor all around. The glasses come in six charming colors yellow, turquoise, blue, green, amethyst ...
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2010s German Modern Glass

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Crystal

EU Clients Pair of Czech Contemporary Tulip Tall Medium Wine Glasses, in Stock
Located in Milan, IT
Tulip tall medium - set of two This item is also available in the US. The Tulip collection was inspired by the small bistro wine glasses found in European bars and cafes. The b...
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2010s Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Pair of Czech Contemporary Tulip Low Small Wine Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Tulip low small - set of two The Tulip collection was inspired by the small bistro wine glasses found in European bars and cafes. The bowl of the glass sits down into the cylindri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Contemporary Handcrafted Czech Republic Clear Glass Bessho Carafe, IN STOCK
Located in Chicago, IL
Just as the small town is known for the healing properties of its hot springs, so are the evenings we spend with good friends. The contemporary Bessho collection is elegant in its si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

'Polpo Wine Glasses Set 12pc' Hand Blown Wine Glasses by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Polpo Wine Glasses Set 12pc' hand blown wine glasses by Simone Crestani This set includes 12 Polpo wine glasses. Polpo wine glass is one of the pieces from the Polpo Collectio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Glass

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Glass

Rosenthal Versace Medusa Lumiere Amber Crystal Wine Glass, White, Frosted Stem
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rosenthal Versace Medusa Lumiere amber crystal wine glass, white, frosted stem. Stunning long stem crystal white wine glass manufactured by the Rosenthal Glass Company.  The wine ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Glass

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Crystal

Pair of Czech Contemporary Dearborn Highball Large Glasses Handmade, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Dearborn large / highball glasses, set of two Perfect for everyday or formal dining settings, Dearborn will enrich any occasion. It inverts tradition with intricate detail on the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

EU Clients Pair of Contemporary Large Goblet Cocktail Glass Handcrafted in Stock
Located in Milan, IT
MARGOT RED WINE GOBLET - set of two This item is also available in the US. A pair of Czech contemporary glass handcrafted is the perfect large goblet wine or cocktail glass for dri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Czech Clear Contemporary Decanter and Eight Liqueur Shot Glass Set, In Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Margot Decanter and eight Dearborn Liqueur Shot Mini clear glass set Entirely hand-formed without the use of molds, the contemporary minimal Margot Decanter is an ideal companion to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Contemporary Czech Glass Albany Small Fluted Vase Handcrafted, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
The Albany vase collection inverts tradition with the intricate fluting detail on the interior of the vase. The strong, simple lines of the vases make these perfect for any interior....
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Artistic Handmade Murano Glass Chandelier Veneziano by La Murrina
Located in saronno, IT
Artistic handmade Murano glass chandelier Veneziano by La Murrina, blowed in our furnace in Murano - Venice following the ancient glassmaster's art. Additional information: -Mate...
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2010s Italian Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Ikat Glasses Set of 5
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Our unusual table is completed with these wonderful glasses with ikat patter the trademark of our brand.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Glass

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Glass

21st Century Blown Glass "Dafne Glass"
Located in Milano, IT
It's a decorative glass, yes, but it is also a "technological" glass with internal lines, it increases the contact surface with the wine, increasing its oxygenation, created in...
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2010s Italian Modern Glass

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

"A Pair of Storti Wine Glasses" Hand Blown Glasses by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Pair of Storti Wine Glasses' A Pair of Hand Blown Wine Glasses by Simone Crestani. 'Storti Wine Glass is one of the pieces from the Storti Collection.' 'Storti', like in a ki...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Glass

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Glass

Ercole Barovier, "Aborigeni Vase", 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Ercole Barovier "Aborigeni vase", c. 1950 Execution: Cased glass, clear and black H : 34 cm (13.38") Overall Very good condition A piece both highly collectible and decorative...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Glass

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Glass

Czech Clear Contemporary Fluted Glass Boyd Bedside Carafe with Glass, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Bedside carafe pitcher with one small glass The clear Czech contemporary boyd glass bedside carafe pitcher with top and small glass is formally strong, yet with delicate details e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

Set of 2 Contemporary Fluted Dearborn Wine & Cocktail Glasses - in Stock in EU
Located in Milan, IT
Dearborn wine glasses, set of two This item is also available in the US. A pair of Czech contemporary glass handcrafted is the perfect large wine or cocktail glass for drinks. Perf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Glass

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Glass

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