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Pair of 19th Century Japanese Imari Vases
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality pair of lidded Japanese 19th century Imari vases, each having a dog of faux finials, classical motif, exotic flowers and bird decoration, mounted on carved fretwork wo...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Vases

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Porcelain

Japanese Bronze Artisan Wicker Bud Vase
Located in Shelburne, VT
A fine old Japanese hand cast bronze bud vase cast in an unusual and handsome "wicker" form. The first we have seen. Attractive seldom seen design. Fine condition. Finely cast ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Vases

Materials

Bronze

Senape Flower Vase Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi Laquer Model A
By Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Senape flower vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Marutomi. This model is limited Japanese urushi laquer model. Japanese traditional urushi pigment is made from natural urushi tree...
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Early 2000s Japanese Post-Modern Vases

Materials

Plastic

Senape Flower Vase Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi Laquer Model B
By Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Senape flower vase designed by Ettore Sottsass for Marutomi. This model is limited Japanese urushi lacquer model. Japanese traditional urushi pigment is made from natural urushi tre...
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Early 2000s Japanese Post-Modern Vases

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Plastic

Japanese Blue Green Yellow Contemporary Porcelain Vase by Master Artist
Located in Vancouver, CA
Exquisite contemporary Japanese decorative porcelain vase, stunningly hand painted in blue, green and orange on a gracefully shaped ovoid pure white porcelain body, a signed masterpi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Shiro Kuramata Acrylic Vase Blue
By Shiro Kuramata
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Shiro Kuramata's acrylic flower vase. Aluminum tube put into acrylic block.  Contemporary single flower vase.
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Post-Modern Vases

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Glass, Acrylic

  • Shiro Kuramata Acrylic Vase Blue
  • Shiro Kuramata Acrylic Vase Blue
  • Shiro Kuramata Acrylic Vase Blue
  • Shiro Kuramata Acrylic Vase Blue
H 8.67 in. W 3.15 in. D 3.15 in.
Basilico Big Fruits Tray Ettore Sottsass Japanese Urushi Laquer Model
By Ettore Sottsass, Marutomi
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
"Basilico big" fruits tray designed by Ettore Sottsass for Marutomi. This model is limited Japanese urushi lacquer model. Japanese traditional urushi pigment is made from natural ur...
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Early 2000s Japanese Post-Modern Vases

Materials

Plastic

Pair of Ando Jubei Cloisonné Vase, Signed, Grapes
By Ando Jubei
Located in Somis, CA
A rare offering of a pair of beautiful, vintage, grape themed Ando Jubei over-glaze Cloisonne vase. Elegant form, perfect proportions and the finest finish in high gloss. Rim and bas...
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20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Metal, Enamel

1960s Japanese Modernist Ikebana Bronze Vase Vessel for Neiman Marcus, Japan
Located in San Diego, CA
Outstanding Japanese modernist Ikebana bronze vase/vessel, circa 1960s. Sold by Neiman Marcus of Japan. Wonderful form and design. Has the original paper label on the bottom. In very...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Vases

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Bronze

1960s Japanese Modernist Ikebana Ceramic Pottery Sgraffito Pedestal Vase Vessel
By David Cressey
Located in San Diego, CA
Outstanding Japanese modernist Ikebana ceramic/pottery pedestal vase/vessel, circa 1960s. Wonderful form and design. Has a sgraffito design around the top surface. Signed on the bott...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Pottery

Japanese Usubata Ikebana Vessel, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This early 20th century iron vessel is a Meiji-era vase designed especially for ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement. The two-piece vase was cast in the classical usubata ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

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Iron

Toyo Japan Black Sculptural Ceramic Vase, Vessel Asian Mid-Century Modern
By Toyo
Located in Miami, FL
Asian Mid-Century Modern stunning sculptural vase in glazed black ceramic. Original mark at the base.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Japanese Old Pottery 1700s-1800s/Antique Flower Vase Vessel Jar Tsubo Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a jar baked in Aichi prefecture. It is called "Tokoname". It seems to be in the Edo period (1700-1800s). The distorted and unique shape is beautiful. The color and balanc...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Vases

Materials

Pottery

Japanese Old Pottery 1700s-1800s/Antique Flower Vase Vessel Jar Tsubo Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a jar baked in Aichi prefecture, Japan. It is called "Tokoname". It seems to be in the Edo period (1700-1800s). The distorted and unique shape is beautiful. The color and...
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Vases

Materials

Pottery

Japanese Old Pottery 1700s-1800s/Antique Flower Vase Vessel Jar Tsubo Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a jar baked in Aichi prefecture. It is called "Tokoname". It seems to be in the Edo period (1700-1800s). The characteristic of this jar is how to apply this glaze. This i...
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Vases

Materials

Pottery

Japanese Old Pottery 1700s-1800s/Antique Flower Vase Vessel Jar Tsubo Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a jar baked in Aichi prefecture. It is called "Tokoname". It seems to be in the Edo period (1700-1800s). The distorted and unique shape is beautiful. This is a great glaz...
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Old Pottery Tokoname 1700s-1800s/Antique Flower Vase Vessel Jar Ceramic
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a jar baked in Tokoname (Aichi Prefecture) in Japan. It seems to be in the Edo period (1700s-1800s). This jar is distorted in shape and does not stand on its own. It seems...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Vases

Materials

Pottery

Japanese Old Pottery 1700s-1800s/Antique Flower Vase Vessel Jar Tsubo Ceramic
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a large jar baked in Tokoname (Aichi Prefecture) in Japan. It seems to be in the Edo period (1700s-1800s). The texture and shape are wonderful. It is nice to put it not on...
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Old Pottery 1800s-1900s/Antique Flower Vase Vessel Jar Wabisabi Art
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a jar baked in Shigaraki (Shiga Prefecture) in Japan. It seems to be from the Edo period to the Meiji period (1800-1900). It is used to store tea leaves. The pottery is co...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

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Pottery

Japanese Ceramic Vase
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Very unique Japanese vase with abstract pattern in a variety of brown tones. The deepest brown glaze is raised, giving the vase a wonderful tactile texture.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Organic Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Ceramic

  • Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Ceramic Vase
H 9 in. Dm 6 in.
Japanese Vase with Birds and Flowers Design
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Japanese vase with birds and flowers design Meiji period relief decoration late 19th century Japanese origin piece in perfect condition patinated bronze.
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Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji Vases

Materials

Bronze

  • Japanese Vase with Birds and Flowers Design
  • Japanese Vase with Birds and Flowers Design
  • Japanese Vase with Birds and Flowers Design
  • Japanese Vase with Birds and Flowers Design
H 14.57 in. W 10.63 in. D 8.27 in.
Japanese Old Sake Bottle Made of Tin 1850s-1900s/Flower Vase Vessel Wabisabi-Art
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a Japanese old tin sake bottle. It is an item from the Edo period to the Meiji period (1850s-1900s). I've never seen this large size! It's very rare. There are a few de...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Edo Vases

Materials

Tin

Japanese Koransha Porcelain Vase
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Japanese Koransha Porcelain Vase. Select solid cobalt blue glaze with textured gold leaf overglaze decoration of a double blossom Shunran Noble Orchid having thin leaves exte...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Vase
Located in Dallas, TX
Wood vase embellished with cloisonne details.
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Mid-20th Century Vases

Materials

Wood

  • Japanese Vase
  • Japanese Vase
  • Japanese Vase
  • Japanese Vase
H 14 in. Dm 6 in.
Japanese Blue and White Porcelain Floor Vase
Located in Woodbury, CT
This vase has a tapered body with a flared neck. It is fully decorated with cranes, leaves, flowers and bamboo stalks. The flared neck opening is approximately 14 inches wide. Sh...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Large Japanese Brass Vase
Located in Tarrytown, NY
A large and heavy Japanese brass vessel with bamboo accent.  
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Vases

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Brass

  • Large Japanese Brass Vase
  • Large Japanese Brass Vase
  • Large Japanese Brass Vase
  • Large Japanese Brass Vase
H 21 in. Dm 20 in.
Japanese Bizen Flower Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Meiji period (1868 - 1912) ceramic vase from Okayama Prefecture. Comes with collector's box. Signature reads Kinetsu.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Japanese Bizen Flower Vase
  • Japanese Bizen Flower Vase
  • Japanese Bizen Flower Vase
  • Japanese Bizen Flower Vase
H 3 in. Dm 10.5 in.
Black Japanese Cloisonné Vase
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
This bottle vase has lappets of ho-o birds on a ‘gold-stone’ ground, chrome mounts, 20th century.
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Vases

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Metal

  • Black Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Black Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Black Japanese Cloisonné Vase
  • Black Japanese Cloisonné Vase
H 9.45 in. W 0.04 in. D 0.04 in.
Monumental Japanese Celadon Vase
Located in New York, NY
Japanese porcelain vase in light celadon color with baluster form carved peony design. Signed. 3877
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Ikebana Japanese Midcentury Hexagon Ceramic Bud Vessels
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in San Diego, CA
Alluring pair of Japanese hexagon ceramic bud vases/vessels. Modernist and striking, these ceramic pieces present an organic patina and texture which complements its sharp lines. Bea...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Japanese Ikebana Ceramic Vase
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful Japanese ikebana white ceramic vase, circa 1960s. The vase is in great shape with no chips or cracks and has a wonderful mid-century circular shape with a split opening at ...
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Japanese Ikebana Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Ikebana Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Ikebana Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Ikebana Ceramic Vase
H 7.875 in. W 8.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Japanese Glazed Ceramic Vase
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Very unique tall Japanese vase with abstract pattern in a variety of brown tones. The deepest brown glaze is raised, giving the vase a wonderful tactile texture.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Organic Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

  • Japanese Glazed Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Glazed Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Glazed Ceramic Vase
  • Japanese Glazed Ceramic Vase
H 17.5 in. Dm 8 in.
Japanese Art Glass Sculptural Vessel by Kyohei Fujita
By Kyohei Fujita
Located in Atlanta, GA
A free standing glass sculpture in an open vessel form by Kyohei Fujita (1921-2004). The striking piece features an organic body with alternative strips of blue, white and transparen...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Vases Tall Pair of Japanese 19th Century Black and White Japan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of vases made during the 19th century the in Japan. White background with black details.
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Japanese Lusterware Orange and Blue Small Vase
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage Japanese Lusterware orange and blue small vase with handles. Size: 4.5" D x 6.25" H.
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Japonisme Vases

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Porcelain

Modern Japanese Black and White Ceramic Studio Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Modern Japanese black and white ceramic studio vase, Showa period (1926-1983) boldly patterned tsubo in a wonderfully full shape, and stamped on the bottom by the artist. Very styliz...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Vases

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Ceramic

Pair of Japanese Brass and Enamel Champleve Vases
Located in Wilson, NC
Pair of Japanese brass and enamel Champleve vases, with handles on either side, red and blue enamel inset in different designs.
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Vases

Materials

Enamel, Brass

Modernist Japanese Iron Vase, 1960s
By Isamu Noguchi
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-Century modernist iron vase from Japan.    
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Iron

  • Modernist Japanese Iron Vase, 1960s
  • Modernist Japanese Iron Vase, 1960s
  • Modernist Japanese Iron Vase, 1960s
  • Modernist Japanese Iron Vase, 1960s
H 8 in. W 3 in. D 2.5 in.
1950s Japanese Wabi-Sabi Sandy-Tan Tilted Asymmetric Porcelain Bud Vase MCM
By Gertrud and Otto Natzler
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful asymmetrical footed bud vase reflecting the Wabi-Sabi tenants of intentional acceptance of natural imperfection.
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Japanese Imari Vase, Japan, Early 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
You are admiring a beautiful Japanese Imari vase realized in Japan between the end of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century. The ceramic vase has an animal shap...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of Japanese Satsuma vases raised on gilt-bronze bases. Each vase with an elongated trumpet shaped neck and tapering cylindrical body, painted and gilt with panels of w...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Ormolu

  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
H 25.99 in. W 8.67 in. D 8.67 in.
Pair of Japanese Brass Vases
Located in Wilson, NC
Pair of Japanese brass vases, with heavy cast dragon handles and decorative panels cast in high relief. They are polished and lacquered for easy maintenance.  
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Antique 1880s Japanese Vases

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Japanese Brass Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Brass Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Brass Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Brass Vases
H 15.5 in. Dm 6 in.
Collection of Japanese Bronze Vases
Located in Atlanta, GA
Collection of ten Japanese bronze vases, Japan, 20th century. They all exhibit sculptural forms and have a wide range of patinas from deep browns to warty verdigris greens. The large...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Japonisme Vases

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Japanese Porcelain Vase, circa 1880
Located in New York, NY
Simulating Japanese lacquer work, finely enameled in gold and silver with writhing dragons grasping flaming pearls. All on a mottled brown and blue flambe ground, also simulating del...
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Antique 1880s Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Satsuma Kyotoware Monkey Vase
Located in New York, NY
Japanese satsuma Kyotoware monkey vase. Antique Japanese satsuma monkey vase beautifully modeled with raised monkey porcelain figures. Signed. Satsuma-Kyotoware porcelain, Japan, 1880.
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Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
Located in Wilson, NC
Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases, with two scenes on each vase depicting Japanese women and children in landscape settings with mountains in the background. The vases have a cobalt gro...
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Antique 1880s Japanese Vases

Materials

Pottery

  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Satsuma Vases
H 9.88 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Japanese Earthenware Vases with Birds and Butterflies, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of Earthenware 'bisque' colored mid-20th century Japanese vases with a raised floral, butterfly and 'phoenix' bird relief. Both vases signed on side as shown in imag...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Earthenware, Earthenware, Pottery

Superb Japanese Cloisonné Enamel Vase
Located in London, by appointment only
A very fine a superb scale Japanese Cloisonné vase, the light blue ground with flowers and floral details. In perfect condition.
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Antique 1890s Japanese Meiji Vases

Materials

Enamel

Set of 5 Japanese Satsuma Vases
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 5 Japanese vases, early 20th century. The four smaller vases are late Meiji to early Taisho period (1900-1920). The large vase is from the Showa period (1926-1930s). The measu...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

  • Set of 5 Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Set of 5 Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Set of 5 Japanese Satsuma Vases
  • Set of 5 Japanese Satsuma Vases
H 12.5 in. W 9 in. D 9 in.
Japanese Kutani Vase, circa 1900
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century Japanese Kutani vase, having the classical orange ground, dog of faux handles to either side, classical motif decoration, with scenes depicting Geigh...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

  • Japanese Kutani Vase, circa 1900
  • Japanese Kutani Vase, circa 1900
  • Japanese Kutani Vase, circa 1900
  • Japanese Kutani Vase, circa 1900
H 24.02 in. Dm 10.63 in.
Moriage Nippon Vase, Japanese Porcelain
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Beautiful Japanese Moriage vase, late 19th century-early 20th century. Free shipping within the United States and Canada.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Japanese Bronze Vases
Located in Wilson, NC
Pair of Japanese bronze vases, with reticulated floral handles. The lower section has birds, flowers, and leaves cast in high relief. The neck has an inverted stylized peacock on bot...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Bronze

  • Pair of Japanese Bronze Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Bronze Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Bronze Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Bronze Vases
H 14.38 in. Dm 6.5 in.
Japanese Porcelain Moon Vases Night and Day, 19th Century
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Beautiful Japanese moon vases, porcelain. Hand painted with a bird and blossom decor. The vases are marked on the bottom with Japanese characters. The vases have a two-sided painting...
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Antique 1890s Japanese Anglo-Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Satsuma Vase with Figures
Located in Antwerp, BE
A mid-20th century Japanese Satsuma vase with figures. Satsuma ware is a style of Japanese earthenware originally from the Satsuma region of what is today southern Kyushu. There ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Hollywood Regency Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Japanese Satsuma Vase with Figures
  • Japanese Satsuma Vase with Figures
  • Japanese Satsuma Vase with Figures
  • Japanese Satsuma Vase with Figures
H 18.51 in. W 8.27 in. D 7.09 in.
Pair of Japanese Kutani Vases
Located in Wilson, NC
Pair of Japanese Kutani vases, with right and left facing vignettes depicting birds and flowers. There is a 1 by 1/4 restoration to the inside rim of one vase.           
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Antique 1880s Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

  • Pair of Japanese Kutani Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Kutani Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Kutani Vases
  • Pair of Japanese Kutani Vases
H 12.25 in. Dm 6 in.
Japanese Imari Vase, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
A decorative Imari vase from late 19th century Japan, featuring a design of birds and flowers around the circumference, with a cartouche of a lady in a kimono under an arbor.
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Pottery, Ceramic

Pair of Japanese Meiji Period Bronze and Gilt Vases
By Zo Miyao 1
Located in Brighton, Sussex
Pair of fine quality Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) patinated bronze Miyao style gold and silver overlay two handled vases, each with twin handles, classical motif decoration with...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Vases

Materials

Bronze

Japanese Porcelain Yellow Vase, circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
Japanese porcelain yellow vase, circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Blue and White Lidded Dragon Vase, circa 1900
Located in Brighton, Sussex
An impressive good quality late 19th century Japanese blue and white lidded vase, having this wonderful mythical Dragon wrapped around, the vase has a cobalt blue ground, classical m...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Fukagawa Japanese Modernist Porcelain Vase
By Fukagawa
Located in Sharon, CT
A rare and beautiful vase, an unusual Fukagawa without any oriental naturalistic overtones.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Porcelain

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Japanese Vessels And Vases For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of Japanese vessels and vases for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of ceramic, porcelain and metal, all Japanese vessels and vases available were constructed with great care. There are 1053 antique and vintage Japanese vessels and vases for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 543 modern editions to choose from as well. Japanese vessels and vases have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Japanese vessels and vases are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Victorian and Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Shiro Kuramata, Norihiko Terayama and Marutomi each produced beautiful Japanese vessels and vases that are worth considering.

How Much are Japanese Vessels And Vases?

Japanese vessels and vases can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,775, while the lowest priced sells for $50 and the highest can go for as much as $106,426.

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.