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Vintage Tall White Cased Glass Vase by Kastrup
By Kastrup, Jacob Eiler Bang
Located in New York, NY
A vintage and tall art glass vase made by Jacob Bang for Kastrup. Denmark, circa 1950. White. Made of cased glass with a beautiful iridescent quality. Retains partial original lab...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass

"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

Large Trumpet Shaped Murano Vase in Mouth Blown Art Glass, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large trumpet shaped Murano vase in mouth blown art glass, 1960s. In perfect condition. Measures: 33 x 16 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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

Modern Sculptural Hand Blown Murano Art Glass Flower Vase
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant sculptural hand blown Murano art glass vase in dark pink, blue, green and clear tone. The vase is very heavy. Simply lovely.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Formia 1980 Italian Vintage Purple Blue White Murano Glass Modern Design Vases
By Formia Murano
Located in New York, NY
Two vases in blown Murano Art glass signed Formia, created exclusively for Roche Bobois Paris. The very modern minimalist design and execution are striking in the luxurious quality o...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Art 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

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 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

Colossal Murano Floor Vase in Colorful Mouth Blown Art Glass, Budded Style 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Colossal Murano floor vase in colorful mouth-blown art glass. Budded style, 1960s. Measures: 52 x 15.5 cm. In very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Collection of 2 Ice Block Glass Vases, German, 1980s
By Ingrid Glas Euskirchen
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass modern vases, circa 1980s. These are heavy glass items in clear and satin glass, outside like ice glass. They are in very good conditi...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of 2 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of 2 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of 3 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Collection of 3 Ice Block Glass "Solifleur" Vases, German, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing collection of German ice block glass Mid-Century Modern "Solifleur" vases, circa 1960s. These are heavy glass items in clear glass, outside like ice glass. There is a smal...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Josephinenhuette Moser Style Amber colored Glass footed Vase Catchall, 1920s
By Josephinenhutte Moser
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful crystal glass Bohemian art glass vase. Created attributed to Josephinenhuette a Moser glass company. A beautiful piece of art for any room.
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Vintage 1920s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

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

Rectangular Bubble Glass Vase by WMF Glas in Clear Color, circa 1970s
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern German vase by WMF Glas, circa 1970. These beautiful clear colored vase brings a touch of fun and fantasy to any room. Made of very heavy art glass, this...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Rectangular Bubble Glass Vase by WMF Glas in Clear Color, circa 1970s
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern German vases by WMF Glas, circa 1970. These beautiful clear colored vase brings a touch of fun and fantasy to any room. Made of very heavy art glass, thi...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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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

Trittico, Ribbed Baloton Deep Acquamarine Saguaro Shaped Vases, Barovier, Murano
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Deep acquamarine coated with clear. A vibrant group of three vases made combining the regarding straight technique and the baloton. Shape is cylindrical and resembles the Saguaro cac...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Franco Moretti Murano Silver Flecks Blue Pull Feather Italian Art Glass Decanter
By Franco Moretti
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown silver flecks, aqua blue swirl, and soft cream yellow Italian art glass decanter. Attributed to designer Franco Moretti, circa 1970s. Created in t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bottles

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Silver Leaf

Set of Red and Blue Murano Glass Cenedese Vases & Abstract Modern Art Painting
By Cenedese, Walter Wohlschlegel
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A wonderful set of blue and red Murano glass vases by Cenedese glass, Italy, circa 1990s and an informal abstract modernist oil painting signed by German artist Walter Wohlschlegel (...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Ercole Barovier, Barovier & Toso Barbarico Bowl, circa 1951
By Barovier&Toso, Ercole Barovier
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A barbarico bowl in blue/black glass with applied gold leave. Designed by Ercole Barovier in 1951 for barovier & toso, Murano, Italy. Lit.: Marina barovier, art of the barovier gla...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jard...

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Art Glass

Ercole Barovier, Barovier & Toso 'a Grosse Costolature' Bowl, 1942
By Barovier&Toso, Ercole Barovier
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A shell shaped 'a grosse costolature' bowl in heavy iridescent glass. designed by Ercole Barovier for barovier & toso in 1948, Murano, Italy. Lit.: marina barovier, art of the baro...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Planters, Cachepots and Jard...

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Art Glass

Gino Cenedese Forato Vase Neodymium Alessandrite, Massiccio and Blown Unique 60s
By Gino Cenedese, Henry Moore, Antonio da Ros, Cenedese
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Gino Cenedese unique vase. Uses one of the colors that Cenedese and Da Ros loved the most. In Murano is called Alessandrite, also known as Neodymium glass. As Alessandrite gemstone a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Vases by Blenko Blue and Amber
By Blenko Glass
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Pair of fish bowl vases by American glass blowing company Blenko. Amber colored case is a little taller than the blue vase 10 inch to 9.5 inch. Amber vase retains 90% of it's origina...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Handkerchief Art Glass Vase by Chalet
By Chalet Art Glass Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous, large and elegant. Freeform handkerchief vase by Chalet. From clear to cranberry.
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Art Vannes French Clear Art Glass Vases
By Art Vannes
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of clear art glass vases were made by Art Vannes of France in approximately 1970 in a Mid-Century Modern style. These squat and heavy vases have thick ribbed sides and a la...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Midcentury Sabino Art Glass Vase
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Troy, MI
Sabino art glass vase in smoky green color features ribbed body with stream lined leaf and berry motif, circa 1950s. Etched signature on underside of base.  
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Steuben Signed Commemorative Rose Decorative Art Vase
By Steuben Glass
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fun, Steuben signed, glass, commemorative, art vase. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 6" diameter x 11.5" height.   
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Scandinavian Modern Tall Swedish Mid-Century Glass Vase by Pukeberg
By Pukeberg Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern Swedish Mid-Century tall clear glass vase with textured body made by Pukeberg, circa 1960s. Measures: H 12.5", diameter 6".
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Studio Art Glass Vase
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This well executed midcentury art glass vase is unsigned, but believed to have originated from one of a number of Scandinavian glass factories such as Kosta Boda. The vase has a flat...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Trumpet Vase
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano art glass vase in a double trumpet shape, with a blue sphere in the standard. The piece is in great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Abstract Murano Glass Vase in Green and Gold, Italy c. 1950s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano footed bowl or vase with abstract design in the form of a lily flower or a starfish. Freeform hand blown glass with Sommerso technique featuring cle...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass Vase
Located in Copenhagen, K
Smoked rifled brown tinted glass vase.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Swedish Art Glass Monumental Waved Glass Vase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern Swedish art glass monumental waved glass vase. Gorgeous piece.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Black Art Glass Canne Millefiori Vase
By Fratelli Toso
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very well executed art glass vase is unsigned but presumed to have been made in Italy in approximately 1970 in the style of the work done by Fratelli Toso. The vase is done in a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Barovier Attributed Murano Cased Art Glass Vase
By Angelo Barovier
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Murano art glass vase is unsigned, but was most likely done by Angelo Barovier of Italy in circa 1969 in the period Mid-Century Modern style. The vase is a cased white over turq...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Aqua Blue Murano Vase Attributed to Barovier
By Barovier
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century Modern art glass vase has no markings, but it believed to have been made in Murano Italy and is consistent with the work of Barovier. This thick aqua blue vase has a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Leerdam Unica Striped Art Glass Vase by Floris Meydam
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Mid-Century Modern art glass vase was produced by the Leerdam Unica glass factory during the 1960s and although unsigned, can be attributed to the works of Floris Meydam The vas...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Art Glass Vase, Czechoslovakia, 1960's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made of art glass Re-polished Original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Frosted Murano Art Glass Vase, Italy, 1979
By Murano 5
Located in Miami, FL
A colorful frosted Murano art glass vase manufactured in Italy in 1979. Frosted Murano glass on the outside and in lined with blue, red, yellow and green Murano glass. Unique piece...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Beautiful Art Glass Vase by Beranek Skrdlovice, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Beranek Glass 1
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern art glass vase. Attributed to Beranek Skrdlovice, Czechoslovakia, 1960s. A beautiful piece of art for any room.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Green Pearl Iridescent Art Glass Vase
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice iridescent art glass vintage vase. Drip glass.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Art Glass Vase by Vannes of Nancy, France
By Art Vannes
Located in Austin, TX
A lovely art Vannes large flower vase in crystal, twisted in a spiral with fluted top- a stylish piece of French art glass.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Signed Luigi Camozzo Iridescent Amber Murano Art Glass Vase
By Luigi Camozzo
Located in Roslyn, NY
An incredible Italian hand blown Murano Venetian glass vase, in amber crystal color with a surface iridescence, signed by Luigi Camozzo also retains a Vetro Artistico Murano paper l...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Heavy Italian Murano Art Glass Multi-Colored Vase
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This midcentury art glass vase is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in Murano Italy in circa 1970 in the period midcentury style. The vase incorporates very thick and heavy cl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors Swedish Mid-Century Modern Kraka Art Glass Vase
By Orrefors, Sven Palmquist
Located in New York, NY
Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors Swedish Mid-Century Modern Kraka art glass vase in colorless glass with controlled bubble motif. Underside has signature and maker and 1944 date mark as w...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Archimede Seguso White Scavo Italian Art Glass Vase
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Archimede Seguso
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large, Italian white art-glass vase in the 'scavo' technique. Attributed to Archimede Seguso and Seguso Vetri d’Arte. The white textured finish of the vase offers a perfect ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Murano Studio Art Glass Vase Pair, Chihuly-Style, Mid-Century Modern, Venetian
By Dale Chihuly
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous pair of midcentury Murano vases / vessels in the organic modern abstraction, reminiscent of Dave Chihuly. Speckled white and blue glass and iridescent violet glass. Dimensio...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Flygsfors Coquille Art Glass Bowl
By Flygsfors, Paul Kedelv
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Round bowl with cased glass, clear to sea blue.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Tall French Midcentury Art Glass Vase Attributed to Schneider Glassworks
By Schneider Glass
Located in Arles, FR
A white, blue and orange variegated tall art glass vase perfect as a center piece on a dining or side table. French Art Deco transition period, attributed to Schneider Glassworks. Wh...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Translucent Gold Hand Blown Art Glass Vase Italy
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern venetian Murano translucent gold hand blown Art glass flower vase, Italy.   
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Orrefors Purple Sommerso Scandinavian Glass Vase
By Orrefors
Located in Bochum, NRW
Beautiful purple glass vase made by Orrefors Sweden, realized in sommerso technique, original manufacturer label to the front, signed and numbered to the bottom. Excellent condition....
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Vase Orange Purple Stripes Estate Find
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful and striking modernist hand blown orange Murano art glass vase embellished by applied deep purple geometric lines glass coulees, circa 1960s; approximately 13.5 inches high...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

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Mid Century Modern Art Glass Vase For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century modern art glass vase for your home. A mid century modern art glass vase — often made from glass, art glass and murano glass — can elevate any home. There are 1681 variations of the antique or vintage mid century modern art glass vase you’re looking for, while we also have 20 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the mid century modern art glass vase you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modern art glass vase, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made mid century modern art glass vase has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Venini, Fratelli Toso and Fulvio Bianconi are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Art Glass Vase?

Prices for a mid century modern art glass vase start at $48 and top out at $110,863 with the average selling for $922.

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 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.