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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

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

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

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

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

Mid-Century Modern Italian Molded Glass Vase
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Early 20th century vase made of special glass, Italy, 1920s.
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Large Frosted Glass Handkerchief Italian Vases
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning pair of large hand blown frosted glass handkerchief Italian vases.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Amber & Clear Infused Gold Dust Venetian Blown Murano Art Glass Flower Vases, 2
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Miami, FL
Two tall Venetian Mid-Century Modern Murano amber and clear blown art glass floor flower vase with infused gold flakes and gold dust. Made in Italy in the late 1970s. Impressive in...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Costantini Murano Glass, Italian, Pair of Vases
By Constantini
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of Murano hand blown vases made of opaline glass by the Italian artist glassblower Costantini. The body is decorated with round freeform reliefs. These exquisite Venetian vases...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Mouthblown Italian Murano Flowery Glass Vase
By Murano 5, Fazzeletto
Located in Lisse, NL
A playful and organically beautiful, mouthblown, glass vase. This large and elegant Murano vase from the 1970s is a truly exquisite vase and she is in very good, original conditio...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Vase, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Beautiful Italian 'opaline Florence' vase. Beautiful shape and motive. 1960s, Italy Pristine condition. Dimensions: Height 33 cm/13" Diameter 19 cm/7.84".  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Opaline 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

1970s Set of Three Mid-Century Modern Crackle Glass Italian Vases
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Three particular vases made in Italy in the seventies in very good conditions. the height of the other two vases is cm 22 and cm 20.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Blue and Multi-Color Swirl Glass Murano Venetian Vase, Italy, 1970s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass vase. Created by a Murano glass company. A beautiful piece of art for any room.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Seguso Vetri d'Arte Italian Murano Glass Vase
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Madrid, ES
Vases edited and designed by Seguso Vetri d'Arte made of Murano glass in blue and transparent, Italy, 1960s. Seguso Vetri d'Arte was formed in 1932 by Archimede Seguso, Angelo Seg...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Archimede Seguso White Scavo Italian Art Glass Vase
By Archimede Seguso, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
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

Mid-Century Italian Murano Glass Centerpiece
Located in Dallas, TX
Midcentury Italian Murano glass centrepiece is an amazing work by the masters of glass making at Murano in Italy, with a flair for style and color that is unmatched! circa mid-1900s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Fulvio Bianconi for Venini Murano Glass Mid Century Italian Filigree Fan Vase
By Venini, Fulvio Bianconi
Located in Firenze, IT
Fan-shaped Murano blown glass vase made in "incalmo" and "Zanfirico" filigree. Designed by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini Murano in 1948, this vase signed with acid "Venini Murano Italia...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Blown Glass Flower Vase by Gianfranco Frattini, 1980s
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern blown glass flower vase by Gianfranco Frattini, 1980s Blown glass flower vase with a transparent glass bubble on the outside with a frosted glass containe...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Rubber, Glass

Formia Italian 1970s Vintage White Crystal Clear Murano Glass Tall Flared Vase
By Formia Murano
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Italian design monumental vase, tall and slender with flared tops decorated with colored border ad incalmo, in white, high quality of execution with heavy overlaid bottom, in...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Stunning Large Grey, Blue and White Sommerso Art Glass Vase Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Beautiful Murano hand blown Italian art glass vase. Created by a Murano glass company. A beautiful piece of art for any room.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Glass Vase
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass vase. Measures: Diameter 22 cm. Height 21 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Murano Glass

  • Italian Murano Glass Vase
  • Italian Murano Glass Vase
  • Italian Murano Glass Vase
  • Italian Murano Glass Vase
H 8.27 in. Dm 8.67 in.
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

Italian Green Glass Vase
By Empoli
Located in Houston, TX
Italian green glass vase by Empoli, circa 1960. Vase’s surface is decorated in dimples.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

  • Italian Green Glass Vase
  • Italian Green Glass Vase
  • Italian Green Glass Vase
  • Italian Green Glass Vase
H 13 in. Dm 8 in.
Italian Green Glass Vase
By Empoli
Located in Houston, TX
Italian green glass vase by Empoli, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

  • Italian Green Glass Vase
  • Italian Green Glass Vase
  • Italian Green Glass Vase
  • Italian Green Glass Vase
H 13.75 in. Dm 8.5 in.
Italian Mid Century Modern Venini White Glass Vase by Tomaso Buzzi, 1983
By Venini, Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
"Incamiciato" Italian art glass vase by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini. Stunning white glass in original Venini box and with "Certificate of Authenticity."
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass

Pair of Clear Murano Glass Vases with Spikes
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of clear Murano glass wide vases with spikes on the surfaces.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

  • Pair of Clear Murano Glass Vases with Spikes
  • Pair of Clear Murano Glass Vases with Spikes
  • Pair of Clear Murano Glass Vases with Spikes
  • Pair of Clear Murano Glass Vases with Spikes
H 15.75 in. W 12.6 in. D 9.85 in.
Italian Mid-Century Murano Glass Vase by Gino Cenedese from Scavo Series, 1960s
By Simone Cendese
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century murano glass vase by Gino Cenedese from Scavo series, 1960s Murano glass Vase from the "Scavo" series. The vases are made with a technique that gives an antique ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Seguso Vetri D'Arte Glass Vases Vessels Italy Signed
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a breathtaking pair of glass vessels or vases, made in Italy, by Seguso Vetri d'Arte, circa 1980s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 11.5" diameter...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

1960s Barovier Mid-Century Modern Translucent Murano Glass Vase
By Barovier
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A stylish murano glass vase made in Italy in the 1960s by Barovier. This kind of work on the glass, is named Bullicante
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Cenedese Murano Mid Century Blown Glass Big Vase Signed
By Cenedese
Located in Firenze, IT
Large Murano glass vase with a trefoil shape blown with a spiral in slightly iridescent contrast, this vase signed with a stamp from the Cenedese Manufacture was made in the early 19...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Black and White Murano Glass Vase by Formentello
By Formentello
Located in Houston, TX
Lovely hand blown midcentury black and white murano glass vase by Formentello. This gorgeous modernist murano glass vase retains it's original makers label.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Vase in Blown Murano Glass Antiqued Clear Color Attributed to Salviati
By Salviati
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian vase in blown Murano glass antiqued clear color attributed to Salviati, Venice. This is an extraordinary vase, a very important artistic creation handcrafted attributed to t...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Cut Glass, Murano Glass

Cylindrical Clear Murano Vase
Located in New York, NY
Cylindrical lattimo Murano glass vase.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

  • Cylindrical Clear Murano Vase
  • Cylindrical Clear Murano Vase
  • Cylindrical Clear Murano Vase
  • Cylindrical Clear Murano Vase
H 13.75 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Mandruzzato Black and Clear Murano Glass Sommerso Block Vase
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing Venetian Murano glass Mid-Century Modern Mandruzzato vase made in Italy, circa 1960s. This is a heavy glass block vase. Black or dark grey inside within clear. The top of ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Handblown Translucent Murano Sea Foam Vase with Clear Murines
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern vase was realized in Murano, Italy, the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production, circa 1960. It fea...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Seguso Murano Glass Sommerso Clear and Purple Twisted Vase, 1960s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Barcelona, ES
An eye-catching hand blown Murano twisted vase in clear and purple glass. Attributed to Seguso Vetri d'Arte. Italy, 1960s. This art glass vase has a beautiful design with pulled twi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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

Flavio Poli Style Murano Vase in Clear, Yellow and Red Glass, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Naples, IT
Red and yellow submerged Murano glass vase in the style of Flavio Poli, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

1960s Mid-Century Modern White Murano Glass Single Flower Vase
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A tall vase made in Italy in the sixties in the style of Barovier & Toso. It's in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Flavio Poli Style Murano Red, Yellow and Clear Glass Little Vase, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Naples, IT
Small vase or bowl in red and yellow submerged Murano glass in the style of Flavio Poli from the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Sommerso Yellow & Clear Thick Murano Glass Pair of Vases by Seguso, Italy, 1970s
By Seguso
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of round Mid-Century Modern Murano glass vases, by Seguso, Italy, 1970s The vintage pair of vases is made with the Sommerso technique: several layers of Murano glass with contr...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Seguso Attributed Italian Pulegoso Glass Vase
By Seguso
Located in New York, NY
Seguso attributed Italian Mid-Century Modern pulegoso bubble glass vase, circa 1950.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Handblown Glass Vase by Otto Brauer Signed Holmegaard
By Holmegaard, Otto Brauer
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern vase was designed by the esteemed Otto Brauer and for Holmegaard, and handblown in Murano, Italy, circa 1960. The piece features a cylin...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Freeform Murano Macette Vase in Red and Clear Glass, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Hand blown Macette Murano glass large centerpiece vase in red, white and clear glass, Italy, 1950s. This gorgeous vase is made with red glass submerged into clear glass. It has acce...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Glass

Mandruzzato Brown, Yellow and Clear Murano Glass Sommerso Block Vase
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Nürnberg, DE
An amazing Venetian Murano glass Mid-Century Modern Mandruzzato vase made in Italy, circa 1960s. This is a glass block vase. Brown, yellow within clear. The top of the vase is flat c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

1970s Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Vase by Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Seguso, Flavio Poli
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A gorgeous transparent gray vase made in Italy in the seventies in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Vase Cartoccio by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte, 1940s
By Fontana Arte, Pietro Chiesa
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern satin glass vase Cartoccio by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte , 1940s Aquamarine blue satin glass vase Cartoccio model Designed by Pietro Chiesa for Fontan...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Stained Glass

Mandruzzato Murano Sommerso Red, Blue, Yellow & Clear Faceted Glass Vase, 1960s
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Barcelona, ES
Beautiful faceted Sommerso triple cased rubi red, yellow and blue Murano glass vase attributed to Mandruzzato. Murano, Italy, 1960s. The vibrant colors make this piece highly decora...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass, Art Glass, Cut Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

Murano Clear Cased Glass Vase with Blue and Green and Wide Lip
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1990s tall Murano glass vase in sommerso style with heavy, clear glass base with layers of blue and green, dark swirls and a wide, flared lip. Unsigned. Underside of base shows...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Polychrome Murano Glass Flower Vase, Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1950s-1960s Made in Murano glass with bubble inclusion due to its manufacturing. It is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be considered as in e...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano 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

Vintage Vases in Murano Glass, Italy, 1980s
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Vintage pair of "Face" vases in sculpted glass from Murano. Signed pieces. Italy, 1980s.     
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Barovier & Toso Bullicante Clear and Gold Foil Murano Glass Fan Flower Vase
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A wonderful, large-scale Italian glass Bullicante fan shaped flower vase. Attributed to Barovier and Toso. In clear glass with captured bubbles, gold foil inclusions, and a pol...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass

Mandruzzato Murano Sommerso Smoked Grey and Clear Faceted Art Glass Vase
By Alessandro Mandruzzato
Located in Barcelona, ES
Excellent Sommerso vase with faceted glass in grey tones. Dark and clear grey glass cased in clear glass. Attributed to Mandruzzato, Italy, 1960s. Excellent condition. No chips, ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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

Flavio Poli Seguso Murano Sommerso Red, Yellow & Clear Glass Teardrop Tall Vase
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Barcelona, ES
A wonderful Sommerso red and yellow hand blown Murano glass teardrop large vase. Designed by Flavio Poli and manufactured by Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Italy, 1950s. Amazing teardrop shape...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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

Clear Murano Glass Vase with Bubble Shapes in the Manner of Alfedo Barbini
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in Stamford, CT
A playful Murano vase with bubbles outlined in colors in the manner of Alfredo Barbini.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Set of Two Murano Glass Vases, Italy, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Set of two mis-matching Murano glass vases, Italy, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Pair of Murano Vases in Clear, Red and Blue Mouth Blown Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
A pair of Murano vases in clear, red and blue mouth blown art glass. Italian design, 1960s. Measures: 15.5 x 4.5 cm In excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Handblown Murano Glass Vase in Ombre Tones of Rose and Chambord
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century vase features six translucent fins protruding from the gently tapered and elongated body. The vase was handblown, circa 1950, in Murano- the legendary ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass, Milk Glass

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Midcentury Italian Glass Vase Clear For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic midcentury Italian glass vase clear available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and art glass, every midcentury Italian glass vase clear was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect midcentury Italian glass vase clear — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A midcentury Italian glass vase clear is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made midcentury Italian glass vase clear has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Ercole Barovier, Barbini and Murano are consistently popular.

How Much is a Midcentury Italian Glass Vase Clear?

Prices for a midcentury Italian glass vase clear start at $298 and top out at $21,943 with the average selling for $1,179.

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.