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Mid-Century Signed Fernand Carpent Belgium Vase
By Fernand Carpent
Located in Troy, MI
Tall hand thrown vase by Fernand Carpent dates from the 1940s. Mottled glaze in earth tones with black rimmed lip and a Classic form. Carpent (1899-1962) was a colleague of Edgar Aub...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Vases

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Ceramic

Striking Set of 4 Art Deco Drip Faiencerie Belgian Vases
Located in Leuven , BE
Very original set of Belgian drip faiencerie Art Deco vases with ribbed relief and an orange-brown and turquoise glaze. One item is slightly chipped on the bottom and another has hai...
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20th Century Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Faience

Roger Guerin Art Nouveau Belgium Vase, circa 1890
By Roger Guerin
Located in Stamford, CT
Artist signed on bottom of base, signed on leaf "Cherzal" mottled colors with pewter highlights, leaves, and berries. Note that one berry is missing. Measure: 21.00 inches.  
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Vases

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Pewter

Pair of Belgian Ceramic Vases
Located in Antwerp, BE
A pair of Belgian ceramic vases. Measures: Diameter 14 cm, height 25 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Pair of Belgian Ceramic Vases
  • Pair of Belgian Ceramic Vases
  • Pair of Belgian Ceramic Vases
  • Pair of Belgian Ceramic Vases
H 9.85 in. Dm 5.52 in.
Vintage Fumé Glass Vase, Belgium, 1930s
By Gouda Plateelbakkerij Zuid-Holland
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage Fumé glass vase, made in smoked glass and with a ball shape, realized in Belgium in the 1930s. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Vases

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Art Glass

Van San Lambert Chrystal Vase, Belgium
By Val Saint Lambert
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Heavy cut chrystal vase by Val San Lambert, Belgium, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Vases

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Cut Glass

Belgian 1950s Oversized Black Glass Vase
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning black glass vase made in Belgium circa 1950. Huge rounded design with gadroons shape. Marked underside: " Ver Extra Fort - importé de Belgique". Measurements: 9.88 in. dia...
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Opaline Glass, Glass

Belgian La Louviere Earthenware Deer Vase
By Charles Catteau for Boch Freres
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco (Belgian) crackled earthenware vase with blue & green trim with deer & floral design (stamped Charles Catteau for Boch Freres/ La LOUVIERE, design #943)
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Earthenware

  • Belgian La Louviere Earthenware Deer Vase
  • Belgian La Louviere Earthenware Deer Vase
  • Belgian La Louviere Earthenware Deer Vase
  • Belgian La Louviere Earthenware Deer Vase
H 13.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Large Ceramic Vase by Thulin, Belgium
By Thulin
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large elegant ceramic vase by Thulin, Belgium. Measures: Height 73 cm. Diameter 17 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Gres Keramis Flower Vase, Belgium, circa 1920
By Keramis
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Gres Keramis flower vase, Belgium, circa 1920. Model D 1211.
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Belgium, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Deco ceramic vase, Belgium, circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Belgium, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Belgium, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Belgium, circa 1930
  • Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Belgium, circa 1930
H 9.45 in. W 7.09 in. D 6.3 in.
Pair of Ceramic Vases, Belgium, circa 1940
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Pair of ceramic vases, Belgium, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

  • Pair of Ceramic Vases, Belgium, circa 1940
  • Pair of Ceramic Vases, Belgium, circa 1940
  • Pair of Ceramic Vases, Belgium, circa 1940
  • Pair of Ceramic Vases, Belgium, circa 1940
H 15.75 in. W 7.49 in. D 5.52 in.
Set of Eight Booms Glass Vases, Belgium
Located in Antwerp, BE
A set of seven booms glass vases and one decanter, Belgium Measures: Height; 29,23,22,20,20,19,16,15 cm. Diameter; 16, 10, 16 ,19, 12,10,14,9 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Hollywood Regency Vases

Materials

Glass

Pair of Ceramic Vases Made in Belgium
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two large ceramic vases made in Belgium. Measures: Height 58 cm. Diameter 16 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Belgian Arts & Crafts Hublet Beige Porcelain Vase
By S. Hublet
Located in New York, NY
Belgian Arts & Crafts glazed beige porcelain vase with cover having an open black finial and trimmed with black decoration and various heads (signed: S HUBLET, marked 213D)
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Antique 19th Century Belgian Arts and Crafts Vases

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Porcelain

1930 Art Deco Belgian Small Amber Color Vase
Located in Asparetto di Cerea, Verona
Art Deco Belgian small vase. Size: Diameter 10.5 cm, height 20 cm. To be used as desk accessory as well, perfect as charming Christmas gift or wedding present. Again Ideal as a cen...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Glass

Charles Catteau, Art Deco Vase, Belgium, circa 1927
By Charles Catteau
Located in New York, NY
Marked: Grès Kéramis Stamped: Kéramis Made in Belgium Stamped with form number: 987 Monogrammed: CT This vase, exemplary of the design number D.1224, features a colorful motif ...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Stoneware

Charles Catteau, Art Deco Vase, Belgium, circa 1920
By Charles Catteau
Located in New York, NY
Fine Art Deco vase by French artist Charles Catteau. Incised: Grès Kéramis / C Marked with model number: D.654 Stamped with form number: 895.
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Stoneware

Perignem, Set of 3 Red Ceramic Vases, Belgium, 1960s
By Perignem
Located in Ghent, BE
Set of 3 selenium vases by Perignem, 50cm high, diameter 9.5cm 40cm high, diameter 9.5cm 12.5cm high, diameter 8cm Perignem, Latin for "Through Fire" was a ceramics workshop ...
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Charles Catteau, Art Deco Vase, Belgium, circa 1920
By Charles Catteau
Located in New York, NY
Fine Art Deco vase by Charles Catteau. Incised: Grès Kéramis Marked with model number: D.647 Stamped with form number: 900B.
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Stoneware

F. Moreau Art Deco Belgium Pottery Vase
Located in Boonton, NJ
F. Moreau Art Deco Belgium pottery vase Whimsical F. Moreau Art Deco Belgium pottery vase. It is in the style of Cateau by Boche Frere. The colors are rich and washed on in a hand p...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Vases

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Pottery

  • F. Moreau Art Deco Belgium Pottery Vase
  • F. Moreau Art Deco Belgium Pottery Vase
  • F. Moreau Art Deco Belgium Pottery Vase
  • F. Moreau Art Deco Belgium Pottery Vase
H 10.25 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Ceramic Vase of a Suffering Christ by Losson Belgium
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rare glazed ceramic vase decorated with suffering Jesus Christ. signed Losson, circa 1930s. Losson was one of the potteries in the Belgian town of Bouffioulx where Guerin and Biron w...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Hollywood Regency Vases

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Ceramic, Ceramic

Four Retro Vases in Glazed Ceramics, Belgium, 1960s-1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Four retro vases in glazed ceramics, Belgium, 1960s-1970s. Largest measures: 20.5 x 9.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Trio of Gold Vases by Laeken Brussels Belgium, 1940s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of 3 Art Deco vases by Laeken Brussels Belgium. These glass vases in beautiful golden color were made by the glass blowing company ' Laeken ' Brussels, which was located behind...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Glass

Boch Frères Keramis, Art Deco Vase, Belgium, circa 1925
By Boch Freres Keramis
Located in New York, NY
Stamped: Boch Frères Keramis Marked: D.1845.
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Deco AMC, Wasmuel, Glazed Vase Made in Belgium
By Wasmuel Majolica
Located in Verviers, BE
A large Art Deco earthenware vase, AMC made in Belgium. AMC stands for the Faiencerie de Wasmuel, A. Mouzin & Cie, in Wasmuel Belgium, started in 1878. Impressive Art Deco ceram...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic, Ceramic

Serrurier-Bovy Blue Enameled Earthenware Cylinder Vase, 1905, Belgium
By Gustave Serrurier-Bovy
Located in Brussels, BE
This cylinder vase was produced by the manufacture " Céramiques Décoratives de Hasselt " for Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, circa 1905. This model was used for the brass, copper and mahogan...
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Antique Early 1900s Belgian Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic

Large Ceramic Vase with Fish Decor, Belgium, circa 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vase of large proportions, decorated with a colorful fish. Planter, vessel, urn, cachepot. Measures: Diameter 32 cm. Height 32 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Pottery

Charles Catteau Art Deco Vase for Boch Fréres, Belgium, 1920s
By Charles Catteau for Boch Freres
Located in Skanninge, SE
A very fine and typical Art Deco ceramic vase by Charles Catteau for Boch Fréres. Signed "Grès Kéramis D882 Ch. Catteau M". Very nice condition. No issues! CHARLES CATTEAU (1...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Belgian Studio Ceramicist, Round Vase in Glazed Ceramics, 1960s/70s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Belgian studio ceramicist. Round vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful crystal glaze turquoise shades. 1960s / 70s. Measures: 13 x 12,5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Charles Catteau for Boch Freres Keramis, Belgium, Art Deco Vase
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Charles Catteau (1880-1966) for Boch Freres Keramis, Belgium. Large Art Deco ceramic vase in cloisonné technique. hand painted with flowers, 1920s-1930s. Measures: 29 x 17 cm. In v...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Henri Heemskerk Art Deco Amber Glass Vase, Belgium, circa 1930
By Henri Heemskerk
Located in Aci Castello, IT
An Art Deco Amber glass vase made in Belgium. "Fait en Belgique" impressed on the bottom. It's in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Art Deco Vases

Materials

Glass

Charles Catteau for Boch Freres Keramis, Belgium, Art Deco Vase
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Charles Catteau (1880-1966) for Boch Freres Keramis, Belgium. Large Art Deco ceramic vase. Hand painted with flowers, 1920s-1930s. Measures: 29 x 17 cm. In very good condition. S...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Charles Catteau, Boch Freres Keramis, Belgium, Large Art Deco Vase
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Charles Catteau (1880-1966) for Boch Freres Keramis, Belgium. Large Art Deco ceramic vase in cloisonné technique. Hand painted with flowers, 1920s-1930s. Measures: 31 x 20.5 cm. In g...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Charles Catteau for Boch Freres Keramis, Belgium, Art Deco Vase
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Charles Catteau (1880-1966) for Boch Freres Keramis, Belgium. Art Deco ceramic vase in cloisonné technique. Hand-painted with flowers, 1920s-1930s. Measures: 25 x 20 cm. In excell...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Art Deco Vase by Val Saint Lambert, Belgium, 1930s
By Val Saint Lambert
Located in Roma, IT
This is a wonderful Art Deco vase, made circa 1930 in Belgium. A mauve-colored glass artwork, with a raised sphere motif, and a basketball player's decoration with a partially gol...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Glass

1935-1940 Large Salt Glaze Stonware Vase by Guérin, Belgium.
By Felix Pierre Antoine Guérin
Located in Girona, ES
Large salt glaze stonware vase with small neck. Marked and signed: Guérin 1771j Belgium, Bouffioulx, 1935-1940.
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Stoneware

Charles Catteau for Boch Frères Keramis, Ovoid Vase, Belgium, C. 1929
By Boch Freres Keramis, Charles Catteau
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco vase by Charles Catteau. Signed: Ch. Catteau Inscribed: Keramis made in Belgium. Marked: D. 1376.
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Early 20th Century Belgian Vases

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Stoneware

Art Nouveau AMC, Wasmuel, Glazed Vase 'Soliflower' Made in Belgium
By Wasmuel Majolica
Located in Verviers, BE
Art Nouveau earthenware vase, AMC made in Belgium. AMC stands for the Faiencerie de Wasmuel, A. Mouzin & Cie, in Wasmuel Belgium, started in 1878. Art Nouveau ceramic vase in exce...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic, Ceramic

Charles Catteau for Boch Frères, Art Deco Vase, Belgium, 1925
By Charles Catteau, Boch La Louviere
Located in New York, NY
This vase displays Catteau's design number D.1009, featuring birds against stylized foliage resting on fields of markedly geometric shape. The design, like others by Catteau, is inci...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Stoneware

Important Ceramic Stoneware Sculpture Vase by Belgian Met De Penninghem
By Guillaume Met De Penninghen
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Guillaume Met de Penninghem (1912-1990) Important and massive sculptural stoneware ceramic vase by Belgian artist and architect. Signed under the base. Original excellent conditio...
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Late 20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Mauro Mori Scudo Black Belgium Marble Vase (Ed. 8)
By Mauro Mori
Located in New York, NY
Mauro Mori's shapes are unique in that they are handmade, sculpted and carved from solid blocks of natural matter. Often, they are tooled in their places of origin. The plasticity of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Marble

Boch Freres Keramis, Belgium, Rare Art Deco Vase in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Boch Freres Keramis, Belgium. Rare Art Deco vase in glazed ceramics. Brown and orange glaze with silver decoration. 1930s. Measures: 24.5 x 17.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stam...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Tall Art Deco Vase Blue Craquelé Ceramic Boch Frères, Belgium, 1924
By Boch Freres Keramis
Located in Antwerp, BE
Impressive Art Deco vase in blue craquelé ceramic by Boch Freres, Belgium 1924. Shape number 961. Measures: H. 20.3 inch Literature: Similar vases are shown in the book?“Art Deco C...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Boch Frères Keramis, Art Deco Vase with Grapes, Belgium, circa 1920
By Boch Freres Keramis
Located in New York, NY
Incised: Grès Kéramis Stamped: Kéramis Made in Belgium Marked with design number: D.642 Stamped with form number: 894.
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Monumental Brown and Blue Floor Ceramic Vase by Belgian Artist, 1970
By Pierre Culot
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Monumental and rare floor vase by Belgian artist Pierre Culot, circa 1970. Beautiful stoneware ceramic blue glaze. Signed under the base. Dimensions: 66 x 75 x 20 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Belgian pottery vase with cranes Catteau Boch Freres Enameled circa 1939
By Boch Freres Keramis
Located in New York City, NY
Belgian Boch Freres Keramis faience art pottery vase "Grues" depicting cranes feeding in a marsh. Tri-colored with enameled decoration of cranes and flowers amidst a buff matte terra...
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20th Century Belgian Art Deco Vases

Materials

Pottery

Scailmont Art Glass Vase Designed by Henri Heemskerk, Made in Belgium
By Henri Heemskerk, Scailmont
Located in Verviers, BE
Scailmont glass Nadia vase designed by Henri Heemskerk, circa 1935, impressed: Made in Belgium. Photography fails to capture the simple elegant. Documentation can be found in the...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Art Glass, Art Glass

Pair of Art Deco Vases by Boch Freres Charles Catteau, Belgium, 1922
By Charles Catteau for Boch Freres
Located in Antwerp, BE
Tall pair of Art Deco turquoise, blue, yellow and white craquelé vases with flowers. Designed by Charles Catteau. Executed by Boch Freres La Louviere, Belgium. Boch La Louvriere s...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Studio Cristal Val Saint Lambert Vase Signed Studio Cristal, 1995, Belgium
By Val Saint Lambert, Alfred Collard
Located in Verviers, BE
Val Saint-Lambert, A. Collard. Collard was chief of the workshop at Val Saint-Lambert Signed: Studio Crystal 133/ 1995. The piece is in excellent condition and a real beauty! W...
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Late 20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

Val St. Lambert, Belgium, Art Deco Vase in Mouth Blown Crystal Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Val St. Lambert, Belgium. Art Deco vase in mouth-blown crystal glass with dark green decoration. 1940s. Measures: 22.5 x 16.7 cm. In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1940s Belgian Art Deco Vases

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Art Deco Vases with Geometric Pattern Saint Ghislain, Belgium, 1930
By St. Ghislain
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful tall pair of Art Deco vases with geometric pattern by Saint Ghislain. Black ceramic with red and gold Art Deco pattern. Belgium 1930. Similar vases are illustrated in ...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Antique Art Deco Ceramic Vase Drip Glaze Fully Signed Roger Guerin Belgium
Located in Munich, DE
This substantial piece of studio pottery is by Belgian ceramicist Roger Guerin (1886 -1954) and fully signed Guerin on the base.
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau AMC, Wasmuel, Floral Decoration Glazed Vase Made in Belgium, 1920s
By Wasmuel Majolica
Located in Verviers, BE
Earthenware vase, AMC made in Belgium. AMC stands for the Faiencerie de Wasmuel, A. Mouzin & Cie, in Wasmuel Belgium, started in 1878. Art Nouveau ceramic vase in excellent cond...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Nouveau Vases

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Ceramic, Ceramic

Art Deco Ceramic Vase Black Silver and Gold Boch Frères, Belgium, 1931
By Boch La Louviere
Located in Antwerp, BE
Ceramic vase with Art Deco pattern in silver and gold on a black shiny glaze by Boch Frères, La Louvière Belgium, 1931-1932. “ L'homme de Keramis” Charles Catteau by Dominique Co...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Art Deco Black Gilded Hyalite Glass Vase, De Rupel Boom, Belgium, 1930s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Black gilded Art Deco hyalite glass vase. This vase was made in Belgium by the Glass Factory De Rupel Boom. A black hyalite glass vase with hand-painted gilded decoration all arou...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Art Deco Vases

Materials

Glass

Charles Catteau for Boch La Louvière, Art Deco Ceramic Vase, Belgium, 1925
By Boch Freres Keramis, Charles Catteau
Located in New York, NY
This vase displays Catteau's design number D.1009, featuring birds against stylized foliage resting on fields of markedly geometric shape. The physical form of the vase differs from ...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Art Deco Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Art Nouveau AMC, Wasmuel, Floral Decoration Glazed Vase Made in Belgium, 1920s
By Wasmuel Majolica
Located in Verviers, BE
Earthenware vase, AMC made in Belgium. AMC stands for the Faiencerie de Wasmuel, A. Mouzin & Cie, in Wasmuel Belgium, started in 1878. Art Nouveau ceramic vase in excellent cond...
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Vintage 1920s Belgian Art Nouveau Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Val Saint Lambert Cut Crystal Vase Charles Graffart Clear & Green Belgium, 1950s
By Val Saint Lambert
Located in Miami, FL
Signed Val Saint Lambert round lead crystal flower vase, handcut-to-clear, the glass clear and green is thick, deeply and evenly cut, made in Belgium. Engraved signature Val St. Lam...
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Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Crystal, Crystal

Midcentury Dual Handled Lava Glazed Vase by Ceramique De Bruxelles of Belgium
By Ceramique de Bruxelles
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning midcentury dual handled lava glazed vase by Ceramique de Bruxelles of Belgium, circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Pottery

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Belgium Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Belgium vase for your home. A Belgium vase — often made from ceramic, stone and glass — can elevate any home. Find 650 options for an antique or vintage Belgium vase now, or shop our selection of 51 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a Belgium vase — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A Belgium vase is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Art Nouveau styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one Belgium vase that is appealing in its simplicity, but Val Saint Lambert, Boch Freres Keramis and Charles Catteau produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Belgium Vase?

Prices for a Belgium vase start at $75 and top out at $42,000 with the average selling for $1,110.

Finding the Right Vases for You

Whether it’s a Chinese Han dynasty glazed ceramic wine vessel, a work of Murano glass or a hand-painted Scandinavian modern stoneware piece, a fine vase brings a piece of history into your space as much as it adds a sophisticated dynamic.

Like sculptures or paintings, vases are considered works of fine art. Once offered as tributes to ancient rulers, vases continue to be gifted to heads of state today. Over time, decorative porcelain vases have become family heirlooms to be displayed prominently in our homes — loved pieces treasured from generation to generation.

The functional value of vases is well known. They were traditionally utilized as vessels for carrying dry goods or liquids, so some have handles and feature an opening at the top (where they flare back out). While artists have explored wildly sculptural alternatives over time, the most conventional vase shape is characterized by a bulbous base and a body with shoulders where the form curves inward.

Owing to their intrinsic functionality, vases are quite possibly versatile in ways few other art forms can match. They’re typically taller than they are wide. Some have a neck that offers height and is ideal for the stems of cut flowers. To pair with your mid-century modern decor, the right vase will be an elegant receptacle for leafy snake plants on your teak dining table, or, in the case of welcoming guests on your doorstep, a large ceramic floor vase for long tree branches or sticks — perhaps one crafted in the Art Nouveau style — works wonders.

Interior designers include vases of every type, size and style in their projects — be the canvas indoors or outdoors — often introducing a splash of color and a range of textures to an entryway or merely calling attention to nature’s asymmetries by bringing more organically shaped decorative objects into a home.

On 1stDibs, you can browse our collection of vases by material, including ceramic, glass, porcelain and more. Sizes range from tiny bud vases to massive statement pieces and every size in between.