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"Classic" Lamp by Victoria Morris for Lawson-Fenning
By Victoria Morris
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Classic" lamp by Victoria Morris for Lawson-Fenning.
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Studio Pottery lamp with brass harp and finial. Shade included. Offered by Neal Beckstedt
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp
H 11.75 in. Dm 5 in.
Vintage Ceramic Wall Panel Table by Roger Capron
By Roger Capron
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Round panel or can be used as a table (legs available) with "Herbier" tiles.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Mexican Majolica Ceramic Plate Set Handmade Mid-Century Modern Clay Blue White
By Lorenzo Lorenzzo
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
This Majolica ceramic plate collection was designed by Mexican sculptor, painter, and ceramist Lorenzo Lorenzzo — made in his studio, in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

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.      
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern French Faïence Orchies Moulin de Loupes Master Oyster Platter
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Majolica glazed French faïence master oyster serving platter, Orchies, circa 1950. Hand glazed in an ombre olive green on a bright white ground, showing ten...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern French Faïence Orchies Moulin de Loupes Ombre Oyster Plate
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Majolica glazed French faïence Oyster plate, Orchies, circa 1950. Hand glazed in an ombre olive green on a bright white ground, showing six scallop shaped o...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern French Faïence Orchies Moulin de Loupes Master Oyster Platter
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Majolica glazed French faïence master Oyster serving platter, Orchies, circa 1950. Hand glazed in an ombre olive green on a bright white ground, showing ten...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

1950s Nardini Oriental Motif Mid Century Modern Table Lamp
By Nardini Studios
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $675....Fine Japanese Lantern themed lamp. White glazed reticulated ceramic base is of a stylized Japanese lantern with tiled roof, six sided imperial trellis lattice wa...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

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.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg, Figure in Glazed Ceramics, Eagle, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg. Figure in glazed ceramics. Eagle, mid-20th century. Measures: 19 x 18 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Gösta Andersson for Rörstrand, Vase in Glazed Ceramics, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gösta Andersson for Rörstrand. Vase in glazed ceramics, mid-20th century. Measures: 19 x 5 cm. In very good condition. 1st factory quality. Stamped.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Gunnar Nylund for Rørstrand / Rorstrand Vase in Glazed Ceramics Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gunnar Nylund for Rørstrand / Rorstrand. Vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in brown and green shades. Mid 20th century. Measuring: 20.5 x 12 cm. In very good condition. 1st...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

1950s Green Ceramic Vase by Ettore Sottsass 'h'
By Lucie Rie, Ettore Sottsass
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

Materials

Ceramic

Stiffel Celadon Ceramic Orb and Brass Lamps
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of exquisite Parzinger influenced midcentury lamps with a muted celadon green ceramic body with satin brass fittings. Lamps have been rewired with new sockets and silk cords.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Whimsical Ceramic Butterflies on Squash Sculpture by Sergio Bustamante
By Sergio Bustamante
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool and unique signed piece by Mexican artist, Sergio Bustamante, circa 1970s. The piece was acquired directly from the artist and is beautifully hand painted on ceramic.
Category

Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Ceramic Vase in the Manner of Pino Spagnolo
By Pino Spagnolo
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Ceramic vase in the manner of Pino Spagnolo.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Ceramic Vase in the Manner of Pino Spagnolo
  • Ceramic Vase in the Manner of Pino Spagnolo
  • Ceramic Vase in the Manner of Pino Spagnolo
  • Ceramic Vase in the Manner of Pino Spagnolo
H 6.3 in. W 5.12 in. D 5.12 in.
Ceramic Sculpture of a Young Girl by Elie van Damme for Amphora
By Elie van Damme
Located in Antwerp, BE
Black ceramic sculpture of a young girl by Elie van Damme for Amphora, 1970. Moulded, metallic glaze. Signed E.L.
Category

Vintage 1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

1960s Bitossi Aldo Londi 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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta

Italian Ceramic Art Platter by Eugenio Pattarino
By Eugenio Pattarino
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian art pottery charger by Professor Eugenio Pattarino circa 1950s. The platter can services as a large centrepiece and it features a thick and contrasting glaze with mottled ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Pottery

Materials

Pottery

Large Arne Ingdam Ceramic Figure, Roaring Deer
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Arne Ingdam ceramic figure. Roaring deer. In perfect condition. Stamped. Measures 33 cm x 24.5 cm.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Ceramic Pottery Shell Plate "Pergamon" Hans Welling for Ceramano, Germany, 1960s
By Hans Welling, Ceramano
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic shell bowl Producer: Ceramano, Germany Designer: Hans Welling Decade: 1960-1965 This original studio pottery vintage plate e...
Category

Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 2 Ceramic Pottery Vase Heinz Siery Carstens Tönnieshof, Germany, 1970s
By Heinz Siery, Carstens Tönnieshof
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic pottery vase set of 2 Origin: Germany Designer: Heinz Siery Producer: Carstens Tönnieshof, Germany Decade: 1970s This origina...
Category

Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Set of 2 Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Gerhard Liebenthron, Germany, 1980s
By Gerhard Liebenthron
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic stoneware object set of 2 Designer and producer: Gerhard Liebenthron Information: Gerhard Liebenthron, Bremen 1925-2005 Decade: 1980s Th...
Category

Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase Tina and Thorsten Behrendt, Worpswede Germany, 1980
By Tina and Thorsten Behrendt
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic stoneware Object Designer and producer: Tina and Thorsten Behrendt, Worpswede Both were students of Gerhard Liebenthron in Bremen. the influence of Liebe...
Category

Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

XXL Ceramic Pottery Vase by Heinz Siery for Carstens Tönnieshof, Germany, 1970s
By Heinz Siery, Carstens Tönnieshof
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: ceramic pottery vase Origin: Germany Designer: Heinz Siery Producer: Carstens Tönnieshof, Germany Decade: 1970s This original vintage...
Category

Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Large Gordon and Jane Martz Walnut and Ceramic Table Lamp with Finial
By Marshall Studios, Gordon Martz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This large Martz for Marshall Studios table lamp features a pale grey body with banded sgraffito decoration, exposing the unglazed surface beneath. This example showcases the rich wa...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Set of 2 Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Piet Knepper for Mobach Netherlands 1970
By Piet Knepper, Mobach
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic vases set of 2 Producer: Mobach, Netherlands Designer: Piet Knepper Decade: 1960s Set of 2 original vintage Studio Pottery vase...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 3 Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Elmar and Elke Kubicek, Germany, 1970
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic vases set of 3 Producer: Studio Kubicek, Germany Designer: Elmar and Elke Kubicek Decade: 1970s Set of 3 original vintage studio ...
Category

Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Set of 3 Ceramic Studio Pottery Vase by Piet Knepper for Mobach Netherlands 1970
By Piet Knepper, Mobach
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic vases set of 3 Producer: Mobach, Netherlands Designer: Piet Knepper Decade: 1970s Set of 3 original vintage studio pottery vase...
Category

Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Berndt Friberg Studio Large Ceramic Vase, Modern Swedish Design
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Berndt Friberg Studio large ceramic vase. Modern Swedish design. Unique, handmade. Stamped. Fantastic glaze in blue/green tones. Perfect condition. 1st factory quality. Measures:...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Big Bold Tall Blue "Polka Dot Owl" Handmade Master Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand painted and hand glazed Mid-Century Modern ceramic effigy of a perched owl by master designer Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017). It was designed about ...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Spotted Owl Tall Master Work Sculpture Hand-Painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
Big Bird A fine green spotted owl master work sculpture designed and hand-painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017). This is a tall, creative handmade, hand painted and hand glazed ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Ceramic, Pottery

“Life Mates" Hand Painted Green Candle Holder Master Designer Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand painted and hand glazed Mid-Century Modern ceramic effigy of a double human form candleholder, -mates for life- created and crafted by master desig...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Unique "Circus Rider Family On Horses" Master Design Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
Unique This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed Mid-Century Modern ceramic effigy of 'Circus Riders On Horses' created and crafted by master designer Eva Fritz-L...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Pottery, Ceramic

“Mates for Life” Hand Painted Vase Master Designer Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed Mid-Century Modern ceramic effigy of a double human form vase, -lovey dovey- created and crafted by master designer Eva Fri...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Rectangular 1960s Design Chrome Metal And Teak Wooden Coffee Table
Located in Halluin, FR
Rectangular 1960s design chrome metal and teak wooden and ceramic coffee table consisting of a chrome metal structure with a rectangular teak wooden tray and a ceramic inclusion. The...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Whimsical Blue Boy and Girl Two Faced Sculpture Master Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
A whimsical handmade and hand painted glazed pottery boy and girl two faced Janus pottery sculpture. Few of a kind. Designer/Maker: Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) with stamp i3D, ...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Grey Round Junghans Midcentury Wall Clock, Germany, 1950s
By Max Bill, Junghans Uhren GmbH
Located in Vienna, AT
A rare, round midcentury wall clock, attributed to Max Bill, executed by Junghans Germany in the 1950s. A beautiful wall clock, with a light-grey ceramic housing. Powered by a mechan...
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Clocks

Materials

Ceramic, Glass

1950s Atomic Lamp by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Pasadena, CA
This 1950s atomic lamp is constructed with three porcelain bulbs and brass rings, fittings and original finial. Original beautiful warm yellow finish. Measures: Shade is 18.0 height ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Brass

"Proud Rooster" Tall Master Work Sculpture Hand Painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
Proud rooster- A master work sculpture designed and hand-painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) This is a tall, creative handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed sculpture of a st...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Whimsical Boy and Girl Two Faced Sculpture Masterpiece Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
A whimsical handmade and hand-painted glazed pottery Boy & Girl Two Faced Janus pottery sculpture. Few of a kind. Designer/Maker: Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) with stamp i3D, ci...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Tall Whimsical Vase-Lamp Base Teddy Bear & Friends Handmade Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, mid-century modern ceramic creation of a tall classic footed bottle vase or possible lamp base by master ...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Unique "Double Fish Vase" Handmade and Hand Glazed, Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, Mid-Century Modern ceramic creation of a double fish vase by master designer Eva Fritz-Lindner working ne...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Siva Poggibonsi Mirror
By Siva Poggibonsi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning Italian circular wall mirror in blue and red ceramic on metal frame by Siva Poggibonsi. Exterior of frame has painted shades of blue with leaf and geometric design. Interior...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Metal

  • Siva Poggibonsi Mirror
  • Siva Poggibonsi Mirror
  • Siva Poggibonsi Mirror
  • Siva Poggibonsi Mirror
H 20 in. W 20 in. D 2.75 in.
Tall Whimsical Vase-Lamp Base Teddy Bear & Friends Handmade Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, mid-century modern ceramic creation of a tall classic footed bottle vase or possible lamp base by master ...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

1950s Brown and White Ettore Sottsass Vase 'g'
By Ettore Sottsass, Lucie Rie
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...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Carl Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand, Large Cylindrical Vase in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Carl Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand. Large cylindrical vase in glazed ceramics, mid-20th century. Measures: 36 x 11 cm. In very good condition. 1st factory quality. Stamped.   
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Large Floor Vase
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Italian ceramic floor vase from the 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

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.
Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, Boomerang Shaped Bowl in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand. Boomerang shaped bowl in glazed ceramics. Beautiful lime green eggshell glaze, mid-20th century. Measures: 21 x 3 cm. In very good condition. 2nd fact...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala-Ekeby, Large Vase in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala-Ekeby. Large vase in glazed ceramics. Spiral design, mid-20th century. Measures: 35 x 13.5 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Extraordinary Vintage Pottery Fat Lava Vase Made by Es Keramik, Germany, 1960s
By ES Keramik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Fat lava art vase Producer: ES Ceramics, Germany (see label) Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage vase was produced in the 1970s in G...
Category

Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful set of red ceramics wall lights by Kaiser Leuchten, Germany.
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
  • Set of Ceramics Wall Lights, 1970
H 10 in. W 10 in. D 5.5 in.
Danish Modern Table Lamp with Hand Painted Floral Motif
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This large Danish modern table lamp boasts a blue, cream, brown and black floral motif, created by hand and therefore one of a kind. New linen shade. Diameter 4" at base, 22" high.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Japanese Pair of Smiling Hero Tanukis Handmade Glazed Big Belly Sculptures
Located in Shelburne, VT
Charmers from Old Japan An older pair of smiling, fun loving handmade and hand glazed and big bellied Folk art Hero Tanukis- raccoon dog party animals from Japan, heavy duty, thick ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Models and Miniatures

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Vase for Ruscha Art, Germany, 1970s
By Ruscha
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing Mid-Century Modern studio art ceramic vase made in Germany, by Ruscha Art, circa 1970s. Vase is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bites. Signed with ma...
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Ceramic, 1950s Spanish Vase Partenon, Spain, Jug, Jar
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful set of nine (9) pieces, vases and bowls, collector's condition, beautiful, blue glaze mixed with matte black, beautiful pottery art. Six vases, one candle stick holder, tw...
Category

Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Majolica Colorful Ceramic Bowl Mid-Century Modern Mexican Signed on the Bottom
By Lorenzo Lorenzzo
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
Decorative contemporary Majolica bowl by Mexican artist, Lorenzo Lorenzzo.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Monumental Size Mid-Century Modern Italian Sgraffito Table Lamp
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Handsome and impressively sized ceramic table lamp. This lamp is 46 inches to the top of the finial, has subtle coloring with incised vertical lines, and sits on a wooden base. All n...
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

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Midcentury Ceramic For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the midcentury ceramic you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A midcentury ceramic — often made from ceramic, metal and wood — can elevate any home. Find 1862 options for an antique or vintage midcentury ceramic now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a midcentury ceramic — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A midcentury ceramic, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made midcentury ceramic has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Rörstrand, Gunnar Nylund and Bitossi are consistently popular.

How Much is a Midcentury Ceramic?

Prices for a midcentury ceramic can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $75 and can go as high as $16,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,063.

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.