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Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Plexiglass and Chrome Box Desk, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare signed Gabriella Crespi in plexiglass and old chrome box for a stylish desk. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in good vintage condition with grey patina on the chrome ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Chrome

Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
Two superb Italian pine Bacchanalian figures dancing with garlands in their hair, one on a wine skin with a horn, the other on a shell with a trumpet.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

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Pine

  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
  • Two Superb Italian Pine Bacchanalian Figures
H 53.94 in. W 0.04 in. D 0.04 in.
Rare Binazzi Shell Trinket Bowl Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Binazzi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Binazzi, Italy small trinket bowl. Natural shell combined with silver plated sculpture,  1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in excellent condition with some signs of age...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Gold Plate

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Bird Pelican Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Pelican sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and seldom piece.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Bronze

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Wild Boar Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi wild boar with Murano blown glass detail sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and seldom pie...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver Plate

Rare Signed Binazzi Goose Shell Trinket Bowl Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Binazzi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Binazzi Italy small trinket bowl. Natural shell combined with silver plated sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition with some signs ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Gold Plate

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Bird Silver Pelican Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Pelican with Murano blown glass sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and seldom piece.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver Plate

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Ostrich Set of Two Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare signed Gabriella Crespi set of two ostrich birds with Murano blown glass sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and sel...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver Plate

"Germoglio" Lino Sabattini Italian Design 1970s Silver Vase
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Brescia, IT
"Germoglio" Vases design Lino Sabattini 1979 Silver metal Excellent condiction.     
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Metal

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Large Real Turtle Shell Box Silver Sculpture, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi large real turtle shell box combined with silver sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition with ageing wear on the sh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver

Mascarella, Italy, Vase in Glazed Ceramics, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Mascarella, Italy. Vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in dark and light blue shades. Mid-20th century. In very good condition. Measures: 20.5 x 10.5 cm. Signed.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Italian Vase, Urne O Pitcher with a Greens Iridescents Glaze
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Italian vase, urne o pitcher with a greens iridescents glaze.      
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Heavy Blown Clear Glass Studio Piece Blue Fish Vase, Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern heavy blown Murano Cenedese clear glass studio piece with blue fish vase from Italy.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Archimede Seguso Murano White Alabastro Glass Bowl with Gold Dust, Italy, 1950s
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Barcelona, ES
Murano glass opalescent white round bowl with gold dust manufactured by Archimede Seguso. Italy, 1950s. An exquisite hand blown Murano art glass bowl lovely to be used as rings bowl,...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Gold Leaf

Roberto Rida 'Diamante Murano' Large Glass Box
By Roberto Giulio Rida
Located in New York, NY
Roberto Giulio Rida exquisite purple 'Diamante Murano' glass box with thick glass ground and polished to create faceted fitted top with gilt brass base covered inside with steel, Ita...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Brass, Steel

Terracotta Sculpture "Affinity" by Gino Cosentino, Italy 1960s
Located in New York, NY
As part of the artist's long pursued theme "Affinity," this terracotta sculpture epitomizes Gino Cosentino's creation in its form and configuration. The two abstract pieces are huggi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Terracotta

Set of Four Italian Modern Brass Two-Light Candlesticks
Located in Hollywood, FL
The tripartite base with curved arms terminating in candle cups.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

Italian Large Floor Vase
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Italian ceramic floor vase from the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Italian Large Floor Vase
  • Italian Large Floor Vase
  • Italian Large Floor Vase
  • Italian Large Floor Vase
H 18.12 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Pair of Italian Single Flower Brass Vases
Located in London, GB
Two A-symmetrical leaning brass cast single flower vases pair made in Italy, 1970s by 'Ottone Garantito Verniciato A Fuoco'.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Brass

  • Pair of Italian Single Flower Brass Vases
  • Pair of Italian Single Flower Brass Vases
  • Pair of Italian Single Flower Brass Vases
  • Pair of Italian Single Flower Brass Vases
H 6.3 in. W 2.76 in. D 2.37 in.
Dino Martens Murano Multicolor Millefiori Art Glass Bowl with Copper Flecks
By Dino Martens, Arte Vetraria Muranese (AVEM)
Located in Barcelona, ES
Sculptural colorful pastel colors Tutti Frutti Murano art glass bowl attributed to Dino Martens and Arte Vetreria Muranese. Italy, 1950-1960 Zanfirico and latticino techniques in pas...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Copper

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Rectangular Bowl
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Italian handcrafted blue glazed ceramic rectangular bowl with hand-carved geometric designs in cobalt blue and turquoise colors. The 'Rimini blu' collection was designed by Aldo Lond...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta

Murano, Red Bowl in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Murano, red bowl in mouth blown art glass, 1960s. In perfect condition. Measures: 11 x 4.5 cm. Designed with bubbles in the glass mass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Murano Art Glass Freeform Brown, Clear & Green Blown Glass Catchall, Bowl Italy
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Murano art glass freeform with controlled bubbles in brown, clear and green blown glass catchall, bowl made in Italy. Heavy glass bowl with outstanding details.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Murano Glass

Pair of Sommerso Art Glass Birds/Pheasants by Murano Glass Studios
By Murano 5
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice pair of art glass birds / pheasants by Murano glass studios, circa 1970s in a orange / clear Sommerso style glass with gold speckles. The larger bird measures 14.5" high x 11" d...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Art Glass, Sommerso

1950s Green Ceramic Vase by Ettore Sottsass 'h'
By Ettore Sottsass, Lucie Rie
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Vase by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 1959. Nicely shaped deep green ceramic vase designed by famous Italian Ettore Sottsass. He was an architect and designer of the late 20th century. ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

"Zanfirico" Murano, Brown and White Striped Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
"Zanfirico" Murano, brown and white striped vase in mouth blown art glass, 1960s. In perfect condition. Measures: 7 x 5 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Vase Sfumato, Cirillo Maschio, Attributed Aquamarine with Morisa Murano, 1920s
By Vittorio Zecchin
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This vase shows many features that are on the Marinuzzi Zecchin vessel production. It's costolato sfumato with typical hansw handles and the curl at the upper end. Has the costolato...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Urns

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

1950s Brown and White Ettore Sottsass Vase 'g'
By Lucie Rie, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Vase by Ettore Sottsass in brown and white, Italy, 1959. Nicely shaped ceramic vase designed by famous Italian Ettore Sottsass. He was an architect and designer of the late 20th cen...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Murano Art Glass Beige & Gold Flecks Catchall, Bowl Inspired by Alfredo Barbini
By Alfredo Barbini, Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Hand blown heart shaped beige & caramel colored Murano art glass ashtray, decorative catchall or bowl made in Italy and inspired by Alfredo Barbini. Beige filled glass decorated wit...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Gold Leaf

Large Ceramic Mid-Century Modern Italian Hippo
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Handmade, painted and glazed in Italy, large Mid-Century Modern ceramic hippopotamus, circa 1960. This rare charming sculpture presents an accurate and detailed depiction of a fierce...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Fratelli Toso Murano Yellow Green Italian Art Glass Melon Cut Decorative Bowl
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful and bright Murano hand blown yellow over green and white Italian art glass melon shaped bowl. Documented to the Fratelli Toso company. The piece has a flat rim, with a flat...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Fratelli Toso Murano Red White Ribbons Italian Art Glass Decorative Bowl Dish
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful Murano hand blown red and white ribbons Italian art glass bowl. Documented to the Fratelli Toso Company. The piece has a folded over rim and pinwheel design. A beautiful st...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

Petite Murano Glass Aquarium Paper Weight Mid-Century Modern, Italy, 1970s
By Murano 5
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown aquarium Italian art glass paper weight. Showing a fish inside a fish. A beautiful nice addition to your desktop or as a decorative piece in every room.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Murano Glass

Two Petite Murano Glass Aquarium Paperweight Mid-Century Modern, Italy, 1970s
By Murano 5
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Two beautiful Murano hand blown aquarium Italian art glass paper weights. Showing some multicolored fishes and a coral reef inside a clear glass fish. A beautiful nice addition to yo...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Murano Glass

20th Century Murano Purple and Violet Swan Italian Art Glass Sculpture
Located in Miami, FL
Archimede Murano purple and violet Italian art glass sculpture features a swan.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Murano Glass

1950s Alfredo Barbini Italian Art Glass Murano Clown Bust Sculpture
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in San Diego, CA
Exquisite vintage Alfredo Barbini Murano art glass clown bust. Piece is in excellent condition with no issues.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Busts

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Art Glass

Gorgeous Murano Italian Art Glass Fish Aquarium Paperweight, Italy, 1970s
By Murano 5
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown aquarium Italian art glass paper weight. Showing some multicolored fishes, floating on controlled bubbles. Colors are a blue, orange and clear. A beautifu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Murano Glass

Antique Terracotta Bust Sculpture of G. Gabrieli Italian Composer of O Jesu Mi
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and stunning Italian sculpture of a composer of famous religious music. With pride we offer you this antique and incredibly well crafted bust of 16th century, Venetian composer...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Busts

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Terracotta

Toso Mid-Century Modern Blue Molato Murano Glass Jewelry Box, 1982
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
These boxes are a beautiful invention of the master glassmaker Toso Murano who designed them in 1982. They can be used as jewelry boxes, and they are beautiful thanks to the reflec...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Amber Molato Murano Glass Jewelry Box, 1982
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
This boxes are a beautiful invention of the master glassmaker Toso Murano who designed them in 1982. They can be used as jewelry boxes, and they are beautiful thanks to the reflectio...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass

Richly Carved Baroque Revival Italian Picture Frame with Scrolling Leaves & Vase
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning antique picture or photograph wall picture frame from the mid 1800's. This stylish and all handcrafted picture frame will make great decoration on your wall and with a work...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Revival Picture Frames

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Wood

Murano Glass Clown, Italy, circa 1950
By Murano 5
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Great Murano glass clown from the midcentury circa 1950 in Italy. Murano glass lovers will love this piece: big black shoes, a multicolored glass body, a funny face with crazy yellow...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Murano Art Glass Bowl Catchall Blue, Clear and Gold Vintage, Italy, 1970s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Gorgeous hand blown Murano art glass piece with Sommerso and bullicante techniques. A beautiful organic shaped bowl, catchall or ashtray in clear glass with blue on the outside and g...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Art Glass

Murano Pink Fenicio Pulled Feather Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Leaf Shape Bowl
By Venini, Tyra Lundgren Carolina
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful Murano hand blown pink pulled feather and gold leaf Italian art glass leaf shaped decorative bowl. Created in the "Fenicio" design, in a beautiful optic pattern. The piece ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Gold Leaf

Murano Art Glass Sommerso Bowl Blue, Clear, Red and Green Vintage, Italy, 1980s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Gorgeous hand blown Murano art glass piece with Sommerso and bullicante techniques. A beautiful organic shaped bowl or catchall in clear glass with blue, red and green colors, Italy,...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Art Glass

Atelier Oball Mid-Century Modern Two of Murano Glass Bottles Sommerso, 1994s
By Atelier Oball
Located in Murano, Venezia
Pair of Murano blown glass bottles, handmade with Sommersa work, amethyst, blue, pink and crystal color. Works performed by the famous Vetreia Oball Murano in 1994s. The conditio...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Seguso Murano Sommerso Burgundy Yellow and Clear Glass Geode Bowl, Italy, 1960s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hand blown Murano glass Sommerso triangle geode bowl in Burgundy and yellow glass submerged into clear glass. Manufactured by Seguso. Italy, 1960s. A highly decorative small bowl lov...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Italian 1950s Archimede Seguso Opal White and Pink Alabastro Geode Glass Bowl
By Archimede Seguso
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hand blown Murano glass Sommerso bowl in pink and opalescent white color attributed to Archimede Seguso, Italy, 1950s. Pink glass and opal white glass cased into clear glass. Lovel...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso, Opaline Glass

Murano Glass Clown Multicolored Handmade, Italy, circa 1950
By Murano 5
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Great worked Murano glass clown from the famous workshops out of Italy around the midcentury circa 1950. The multicolored glass body, a pleasant face with yellow hair and a red hat, ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Swan, US Style, Italy, circa 1950
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Incredible crafted Murano Glass Art Swan from the famous Murano Glass workshops out of bella Italia around the midcentury. The red/white body in combination with the blue/white color...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Murano Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Gold Pair of Murano Glass Vases Signed, 1987
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1987 by Toso Murano, these vases are classic but rather elegant. They will give a touch of class to your room. Tobacco color with 24-karat gold leaf decoration and inter...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Grey Two Molato Murano Glass Vases Signed, 1999
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Two vases engraved entirely by hand with Murano grey blown glass. To perform this work we need two different processes: the first, to model the hot vase giving form and color. The s...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Art Glass, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Alberto Donà Mid-Century Modern Amber Clear Three Molato Murano Glass Vases 1992
By Alberto Donà
Located in Murano, Venezia
Three Murano blown glass vases Molato (engraved), color clear and amber inside. To perform this work we need two different processes: the first, to model the hot vase giving form an...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Grey Gold Two of Murano Glass Vases Signed Jars, 1987
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1987 by Toso Murano, these vases are Classic but rather elegant. They will give a touch of class to your room. Grey color with 24k gold leaf decoration and internal bubb...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Crystal Amber Black Gold Pair of Murano Glass Vases 1995
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Two Murano glass blown vases, clear color with amber/gold and black/gold buttons. The vases are of thick glass. Project by Toso Murano in 1995s Vases signed with engraving: Toso M...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Toso Mid-Century Modern Black Amber Pair of Murano Glass Vases Signed Jars, 1988
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Two Murano glass blown vases, black color with amber tips. The vases are of thick glass. This fantastic Mid-Century Modern style artwork will add an extra touch of class to your en...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Jars

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Petite Millefiori Flowers Murano Italian Art Glass Paperweight, 1960s
By Murano 5
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass paper weight. Showing some flowers. Colors are a blue, white, green and clear. A beautiful nice addition to your desktop or as a decorat...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Murano Glass

Petite Millefiori Flowers Murano Italian Art Glass Paperweight 1960s
By Murano 5
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass paper weight. Showing some flowers. Colors are a blue, white, green and clear. A beautiful nice addition to your desktop or as a decorat...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Murano Glass

Pair of Multicoloured Italian Midcentury Ceramic Cats by Roberto Rigon
By Roberto Rigon
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming Italian modern ceramic cat sculptures from the 1960s designed and manufactured by Roberto Rigon, both marked with RR on the underside and in beautiful condition. They have a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Set of Three Onyx Art Deco Ashtrays , 1960, Made in Italy
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage set of three small onyx green ashtrays with metal accent. Mid-20th century stylish Art Deco green and brown onyx marble stone ashtrays. Beautiful stone marble green and bro...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Paperweights

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Onyx

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Italian Mid Century Decorative Objects For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of Italian mid century decorative objects available for sale. The range of distinct Italian mid century decorative objects — often made from glass, murano glass and art glass — can elevate any home. Find 10354 antique and vintage Italian mid century decorative objects at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 43 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Italian mid century decorative objects have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Italian mid century decorative objects are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many Italian mid century decorative objects are appealing in their simplicity, but Bitossi, Venini and Alfredo Barbini produced popular Italian mid century decorative objects that are worth a look.

How Much are Italian Mid Century Decorative Objects?

Prices for Italian mid century decorative objects can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, Italian mid century decorative objects begin at $6 and can go as high as $351,924, while the average can fetch as much as $1,060.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe 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.

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 American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Decorative Objects for You

Every time you move into a house or an apartment — or endeavor to refresh the home you’ve lived in for years — life for that space begins anew. The right home accent, be it the simple placement of a decorative bowl on a shelf or a ceramic vase for fresh flowers, can transform an area from drab to spectacular. But with so many materials and items to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the process. The key to styling with decorative objects is to work toward making a happy home that best reflects your personal style. 

Ceramics are a versatile addition to any home. If you’ve amassed an assortment of functional pottery over the years, think of your mugs and salad bowls as decorative objects, ideal for displaying in a glass cabinet. Vintage ceramic serveware can pop along white open shelving in your dining area, while large stoneware pitchers paired with woven baskets or quilts in an open cupboard can introduce a rustic farmhouse-style element to your den.

Translucent decorative boxes or bowls made of an acrylic plastic called Lucite — a game changer in furniture that’s easy to clean and lasts long — are modern accents that are neutral enough to dress up a coffee table or desktop without cluttering it. If you’re showcasing pieces from the past, a vintage jewelry box for displaying your treasures can spark conversation. Where is the jewelry box from? Is there a story behind it?

Abstract sculptures or an antique vessel for your home library can draw attention to your book collection and add narrative charm to the most appropriate of corners. There’s more than one way to style your bookcases, and decorative objects add a provocative dynamic. “I love magnifying glasses,” says Alex Assouline, global vice president of luxury publisher Assouline, of adding one’s cherished objects to a home library. “They are both useful and decorative. Objects really elevate libraries and can also make them more personal.”

To help with personalizing your space and truly making it your own, find an extraordinary collection of decorative objects on 1stDibs.