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Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and 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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Plates Platters Serveware Set Rose Quartz Marble Collectible Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Rose quartz. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small L 24, W 20, H 1.8 cm, medium L 30, W 28, H 1.8 cm and big L 36, W 35, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Quartz

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 4 Imperial Grey Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates from imperial grey marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creates el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Marble

Valle Set, Bar Champagne Bucket, Tray & Pitcher, Silver Alpaca & Horn
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
This family is inspired by the forms and figures shaped by the wind of the Moon Valley (in the province of San Juan, in the North of Argentina). It comes from this magical and inspir...
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2010s Argentine Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Onyx, Stone, Metal

Fin Trivet from Souda, Black, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Made using a manufacturing process utilized for railways, medical devices, and electronics, the Fin Trivets bring an Industrial touch to your tabletop. Both durable and multifunction...
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2010s Chinese Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Contemporary Czech Glass Fluted Medium Vase Handcrafted, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
The Contemporary Czech glass Stella medium vase, from a single stem to a beautiful bouquet, the Stella vases highlight any flower arrangement they contain. For everyday use or formal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Reflect Cast Solid Bronze Bottle Opener Design Object
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
Cast in solid bronze in a small Northwest foundry, our bottle opener is a study in reflection. Its overall shape is reflected on two planes. Its materiality shimmers warmly with refl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Bronze

Contemporary Handmade Ceramic Dupont Lamp
Located in Brooklyn, NY
One of a kind ceramic lamp, 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 ...
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2010s American Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Brass

Fluted Talise Carafe Pitcher and Six Mixed Small Glass Set by fferrone
Located in Chicago, IL
This set includes one Fluted Talise pitcher carafe and six Mixed Small Glasses. With a special technique that blends two types of glass, the fluted talise can be used with the funn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Handcrafted Czech Clear Glass Modern Revolution Carafe in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Strikingly simple in form, the contemporary minimal Revolution collection is handcrafted in the Czech Republic by master glassblowers, and formed from a pure extrusion of hand blown ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Pair of Czech Clear Contemporary Mixed Medium Water Wine Glasses, in Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
Mixed medium glass - set of two With a special technique, the Mixed collection combines two types of glass to create this modern collection. Retro yet contemporary it is perfect for...
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2010s Czech Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Plates Platter Serveware Set Pink Onyx Imperial Grey Marble Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Imperial grey marble and pink onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L 24 x W 20 x H 1.8 cm, Medium - L 30 x W 28 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Onyx, Marble

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Cutting Board Platter Serveware White Carrara Marble and Brass Inlay Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Serving plate/cutting board in white Carrara marble with engravings and brass inlay. Velvet finishing. Dimensions: L 40 W 21 H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, brushed brass. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Carrara Marble, Brass

Mini Snifter Big Bertha Clear, 2.5 oz
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Mini snifters may be ordered in both clear and color variations as a gift serie of miniatures. Slim Lady, Long Fellow, Long Face, Moon Face, Stout Gentleman and Big Bertha are welcom...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Plate Platters Serveware Orange Onyx Marble Collectible Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plate from orange onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a very preci...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Onyx

Medium Snifter Big Bertha Clear, 26.0 Oz
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Medium snifters may be ordered in both clear and color variations as a gift series of miniatures. Slim lady, long fellow, long face, moon face, stout gentleman and big bertha are wel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Green Onyx Ashtray
Located in Richmond, VA
Vintage carved green onyx ashtray or catchall featuring faceted edges and a felt bottom base. Perfect for jewelry keeping, part of a table scape or a catchall for small treasures.
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20th Century Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Onyx

Contemporary Charger Plate Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Craquelé Edge rim charger from the Confetti collection has an original golden crackled rim emphasizing the lively multi-color ena...
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2010s Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Charger Plate Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this white seabed rim charger has corals lying on a bright bottom surrounded by mysterious multicolored gems floating amid brushes of ...
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2010s European Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Cookie Pot Half Marble
Located in VALENCIA, VC
Cookie pot half marble is a flower pot part of the Cookie Pots family; A collection of flower pots that takes its name from its round and half round forms that remind us to cookies. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Marble

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Black & Gold Round Serving Tray, Modern Hand-Painted Serveware Bauhaus Edition
Located in Porto, PT
Black & Gold Round Tray with Handles, Modern Hand-Painted Ceramic Bauhaus OSKAR round tray is more than a stylish homeware piece to serve food. The ceramic item holds a high-decorat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ceramic

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

J. G. Durand, France, Two Candlesticks in Clear Crystal Glass, 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
J. G. Durand, France. Two candlesticks in clear crystal glass. 1980s. Measures: 10 x 6 cm. In excellent condition. Sticker.
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1980s French Vintage Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Art Glass

Vase 0025 Grès Roux Chamotté by Marta Dervin
Located in Geneve, CH
Vase 0025 Grès Roux Chamotté by Marta Dervin Dimensions: ø7.5 x H 31-35 cm Materials: Stoneware Marta Dervin works with stoneware and porcelain that she shapes by hand to create...
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2010s French Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Stoneware

Coaster or Christmas Tree Decoration White Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
This 'Winter wonderland Snowflake' coaster inspired by ice crystals are the perfect tasteful gift for the winter and Christmas period. Coaster in polished absolute crystalline white ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Carrara Marble

Ceramic Geometrical Vase with Black Metallic Glaze Beatrice Wood
Located in Atlanta, GA
A ceramic vase by American artist and studio potter Beatrice Wood (1893-1998). The piece, circa 1980s, is of a columnar form with a small bulged-out ring around midbody. Highly geome...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ceramic

Revolution Carafe and Six Revolution Water and Wine Glass Set
Located in Chicago, IL
This set includes one revolution carafe and six revolution water / wine glasses as seen in the primary image. Strikingly simple in form, the Revolution collection is handcrafted i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Aldo Londi, Lidded, Cover Large Ceramic, Box, Mondrian,Geometric Pattern,Bitossi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice and large lidded round box by the well mid century modern designer, artist Aldo Londi, made by the well known studio Bitossi.
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ceramic

Decorative Bowl Vase Vessel Sculpture Brown Emperador Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
"Elegant and light, it seems to drift through the placid waters of the lagoon". Gondola, big elegant bowl, hand-sculpted from a solid block of Brown Emperador Marble. Bowl dimensions...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Marble

'Trophy Bottle Set' Hand Blown Glass Bottles by Simone Crestani
Located in Camisano Vicentino, IT
'Trophy Bottles Set' Hand-blown Glass bottles. The Trophy Bottles Set by Simone Crestani. Set includes 1 Deer Bottle, 1 Longhorn Bottle, and 1 Bighorn Bottle. 3 pieces in total. "A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Masai Large Rectangular Tray in Polished Metal by Aldo Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Masai is a family of rectangular polished metal trays designed by Aldo Cibic, available in two different sizes: small and large. The high edges and the rounded corner make this tray ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Metal

Opaque Mint Bedside Carafe
Located in Richmond, VA
Opaque mint carafe set by Maison Balzac inspired by the traditional sets used in France and displayed on a bedside table at night. Food grade colored glass, individually mouth bl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Blown Glass

Maria Vessel, Handmade in Portugal
Located in Macieira de Sarnes, PT
Maria Vessel in Midnight Blue Designed by Project 213A in 2020 Handmade Stoneware This vase is inspired by the Greco-Roman period, having a timeless appearance and finished with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Stoneware

Organic Modern Ceramic Wave Form Vase in Black 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...
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2010s Peruvian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Tiffany Modern Frame for Portrait or Landscape Picture
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver frame. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. In New York. Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged easel support ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Sterling Silver

Set of 6 Cups by Craig Barrow
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 6 cups by Craig Barrow. Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 5.5cm. Volume approximate: 50ml. Materials: Slip cast porcelain shot cups, Internally glazed. Variations: Black porcelain, b...
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2010s German Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Valle Large Silver Alpaca & Cream Onyx Stone Bar Champagne Bucket
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
This family is inspired by the forms and figures shaped by the wind of the Moon Valley (in the province of San Juan, in the North of Argentina). It comes from this magical and inspir...
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2010s South American Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Stone, Onyx, Metal

Zodiac Handpainted Iron Trays Set of 2
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
handpainted Zodiac Iron trays set of 2 pieces This is a very unique and special offer to all my clients on 1stdibs as we are offering 2 trays at the price of 1.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Iron

Salad Serving Set
Located in Richmond, VA
Sculptural, large stainless steel salad serving set in sphere pattern. Each piece features an undulating handle and hammered textured knob on end. Impressed above knob on underside o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Set of 2 Coralla's Mugs Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
This Blue Marble Coralla's mug, shaped by Coralla Maiuri herself and a symbol of her work, is painted with a shiny white glaze outside emphasized by the elegantly thin golden handle ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Porteño Large Black/Cream Hand Painted Wood and Alpaca Silver Tray
Located in Buenos Aires, AR
The urban and cosmopolitan Porteño family carries the spirit of the ones born in Buenos Aires city or “Porteño”, as they are commonly known. Its boxes, trays and flower vases have a ...
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2010s Argentine Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Wood

Glass Decanter, Completely Handcrafted in Chicago
Located in Chicago, IL
A place to ready the tastes and hidden intoxication offerings of your libation to the evening.      
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2010s American Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Stainless Steel

Plates Platters Serveware Set Solid Pink Green Onyx Marble Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in green and pink onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L 24 W 20 H 1.8 cm, Medium - L 30 W 28 H 1.8 cm, Big - L 36 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Onyx

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...
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2010s Dutch Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Stoneware

Egg Born of Glass Teal 'Beryl'
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
The amazing colors of the Moser spectrum are one of the important elements that make the glassworks exceptional. It opens up huge possibilities to the artist.
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Bottle Stand in Brass
Located in Chicago, IL
Easily customizable for commercial space.
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2010s American Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Brass

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Charger Plate Platters Serveware White Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate in white onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a ve...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Onyx

Contemporary Czech Minimal Carafe Pitcher with Four Water Glasses Set, In Stock
Located in Chicago, IL
This contemporary Czech set includes one Dearborn carafe and four Dearborn Water glasses. Perfect for everyday or formal dining settings or cocktails, the minimal and contemporary ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Czech Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Glass

Tipì, Tidò, Lilì and Lulù Set for Dressing in Mouth Blown Glass by Mattero Cibic
Located in Milan, IT
Lilì and Lulù with Tipì and Tidì are a set of four pieces for dressing: Lilì and Lulù are two dispensers for oil and vinegar, Tipì and Tidò are salt and pepper shaker. This crowd of ...
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2010s Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Blown Glass

La Menagerie Ottoman Dessert Plates Set of 6 One
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
One of our best selling collections is now available in a set of 6 for your desserts Inspired by the wonderful world of the Ottoman Empire and the exotic animals that were living in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Ornamental by Lameice "Honey Bowl "
Located in Jerusalem, IL
This piece is designed by Lameice Abu Aker a Palestinian designer based in Jerusalem. Mouth-blown, lampworked, and shaped, in Jaba' a small village in the Palestinian Territories. P...
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2010s Palestinian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Blown Glass

Ginori Luke Edward Hall's "Il Viaggio Di Nettuno" Squared Pink Plate, 2022
Located in Cagliari, IT
The "Il Viaggi di Nettuno" pattern is inspired by Luke Edward Hall’s love of Greco-Roman mythology, and particularly Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, and his wife Salacia, the coll...
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2010s Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

The Hulton Getty Picture Collection - Aviation Book by Peter Almond, 1997
Located in Atlanta, GA
The Hulton Getty Picture Collection - Aviation, The Early Years Book, by Peter Almond, Editions 1997. Aviation chronicles the first years of man-powered flight in photographs, from ...
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1990s German Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Paper

21st Century Karim Rashid Glasses Murano Glass Various Colors
Located in Brembate di Sopra (BG), IT
IMPORTANT: ONCE THE ORDER IS CONFIRMED, PLEASE CONTACT MESSAGE CENTER TO CONFIRM THE COLORS REQUIRED. 21st century Karim Rashid FILA glasses Murano glass various colors. Inspired...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Murano Glass

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