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Ceramic Sculpture Art Studio Pop Surrealist Brutalist Fantasy Figure Signed
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This is a unique large brutalist ceramic sculpture Art Studio Pop Surrealist fantasy figure, Truly a one of a kind ceramic sculpture, wood fired and painted stoneware, surrealist fan...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Marianna von Allesch Mid-Century Modern Abstract Studio Pottery
By Carola Ceramics, Marianna von Allesch
Located in Buffalo, NY
Large biomorphic ceramic by noted artist Marianna von Allesch. Incised abstract design with pewter glaze. Signed on lower rear.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Pottery

Two Studio Pottery Ceramics by Paz San Quentin Village, California, circa 1960
By American Studio Workshop
Located in San Francisco, CA
Two Studio Pottery ceramics by PAZ San Quentin Village, California. San Francisco Bay Area studio produced low volume high quality ceramics in the mid-20th century. A globular form ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Glazed Ceramic Studio Gambone Style Sculpture Mid-Century Modern
By Guido Gambone
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely Mid-Century Modern Italian Gambone style glazed tall crowned woman studio ceramic sculpture has great details on it. The color palette is muted with gray or brown backgro...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Studio Ceramic Stoneware Pot by Mark Zamantakis
By Mark Zamantakis
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Mid-Century Modern stoneware pot by artist Mark Zamantakis from his Colorado ceramic studio. It is in wonderful vintage condition. No cracks or crazing. There are a couple t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Mid-Century Modern Studio Pottery Ceramic Dish, Dodo Bird, Signed
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Nice metallic glazed midcentury ceramic dish depicting a Dodo bird, signed by the artist, wired for hanging.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Japanese Mid-Century Modern Studio Pottery Vase
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Mid-Century Modern art studio pottery vase with luster glaze on diminutive tripod legs.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Pottery

Mid-Century Modern Studio Pottery Ceramic Glazed Artisan Bowl
Located in Studio City, CA
Beautiful work. Wonderfully designed and made by a very talented potter. Large and heavy. Would clearly stand out in about any setting, modern or otherwise. Dimensions: 3.75"...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Earthenware

Beatrice Wood Signed Glazed Mid-Century Modern Studio Ceramic Pottery Vase
By Beatrice Wood
Located in Studio City, CA
Fantastic piece. Rare shape. Beautiful light blue sumptuously dripped glaze. Signed and notated by the artist on underside of base. Would be an amazing addition to any collect...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Rupert Deese Mid-Century Modern California Studio Pottery Ceramic Vase Vessel
By Rupert Deese
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous gem of a piece by California master ceramist Rupert Deese who worked closely with pottery legend Harrison Mcintosh. Signed with his cipher/stamp and original sticker on...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Robert Maxwell Signed Large Mid-century Modern California Studio Pottery Charger
By Robert Maxwell
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully made and beautifully designed Mid-Century Modern pottery charger by famed California potter and sculptor Robert Maxwell. Maxwell co-founded Earthgender pottery with...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Pottery

Beatrice Wood Signed Mid-Century Modern California Glazed Studio Ceramic Bowl
By Beatrice Wood
Located in Studio City, CA
Wonderfully dripped glazed thin-walled (learned no doubt from her time with the Natzlers) bowl by master potter Beatrice wood. Signed by the artist on the underside of the base. ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Frank Matranga Signed Mid-Century Modern California Studio Pottery Large Bowl
Located in Studio City, CA
A fabulous modern pottery bowl by famed Southern California potter artist Frank Matranga. The bowl is beautifully handcrafted and hand-painted. Matranga studied with F. Carlton Ba...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

David Cressey Mid-Century Modern California Studio Pottery Ceramic Table Lamp
By David Cressey
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful speckle glazed lamp by famed American California Archectual potter David Cressey. This is an early work done while David was at UCLA working with laura Andreson. Cres...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Pottery

Rupert Deese Mid-Century Modern California Studio Pottery Ceramic Floral Bowl
By Rupert Deese
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous floral or leaf pattern decorated bowl by California master ceramist Rupert Deese who worked closely with pottery legend Harrison Mcintosh. Signed with his cipher or sta...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg Studio Hand, Unique Miniature Bowl in Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg Studio hand. Unique miniature bowl in glazed ceramics. Beautiful eggshell glaze, mid-20th century. Measures: 4 x 2 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid Century 1960s Studio Pottery Bowl by Joel Edwards
By Joel Edwards
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage studio pottery bowl by Joel Edwards, 1960s. In excellent condition. Measures: 11.5" inches in diameter and 4.5" inches high.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Lietzke Studio Porcelain Tableware Set, Midcentury Modern Art Pottery Ceramics
By Luke Lietzke
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lietzke Studio Porcelain Tableware Set, Midcentury Modern Art Pottery Ceramics. Largest collection of Lietzke "Cleveland School" handmade, mid-century pieces you will find in one p...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

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Porcelain

Harding Black Texas Artist Signed Mid-Century Modern Studio Pottery Mugs Cups
By Harding Black
Located in Studio City, CA
A group of hand-thrown, well-crafted, piercing blue glazed large, heavy tall mugs by famed Texas-born San Antonio ceramic master Harding Black. All pieces signed and dated (1970)...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Pottery

Studio Ceramics with Hand Carved Bird Motif from Wilhelm & Elly Kuch, 1960s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Studio ceramics with hand carved bird motif from Wilhelm & Elly Kuch, 1960s Very good condition. Wilhelm Kuch, born 1925, 1947 apprenticeship - Gusso Reuss in Munich - 1948 ope...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Polia Pillin Mid-Century Modern Studio Ceramic Vase
By Polia Pillin
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Decorated ceramic vase by Polia Pillin (1909-1992). Pillin is known for her whimsical designs and re-occurring motifs of women, birds, horses and flowers. This vase encompasses se...
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Mid-20th Century American Pottery

Mid Century Studio Ceramic Art, Large Platter with 6 Plates, Abstract Design
Located in Zagreb, HR
Set of 6 beautiful handmade studio art glazed ceramic plates and a large platter Abstract mid-century design in blue, yellow, green, violet color A large platter is signed on t...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid Century Large Studio Pottery Vase, USA 1960s
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Large studio glazed earthenware vase. Quality american mid century modern work. Outstanding glaze.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Mid-Century Modern Hand-Thrown Studio Pottery Center Bowl
Located in Big Flats, NY
Mid-Century Modern hand-thrown studio pottery centre bowl features aquamarine glazed exterior with milky white interior and central hashtag form motif, mid-20th century Provenance: ...
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Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Pottery

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Pottery, Pottery

Ghiró Studio Bowl
By Ghirò Studio
Located in New York, NY
Unique covered bowl by Ghiró Studio. Two-piece covered bowl of hand-carved, shaped and polished crystal. Cast metal handle with inset diamond tip. Signed on underside.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

  • Ghiró Studio Bowl
  • Ghiró Studio Bowl
  • Ghiró Studio Bowl
  • Ghiró Studio Bowl
H 7 in. W 6.25 in. D 7 in.
Mid-Century Modern Hand-Thrown and Glazed Studio Pottery Pitcher
Located in Big Flats, NY
Mid-Century Modern hand-thrown studio art pottery pitcher features striped exterior with cobalt blue glazed interior, mid 20th century Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Call Museum,...
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Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Pottery

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Pottery, Pottery

Mid-Century Modern Hand-Thrown Studio Pottery Center Bowl Signed
Located in Big Flats, NY
Mid-Century Modern studio art pottery footed centre bowl features central stylized chop mark design, reminiscent of Asian rice bowl, signed, mid-20th century Provenance: Deaccessione...
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Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Pottery

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Pottery, Pottery

Mid-Century Modern Black & Blue American Raku Vase, Vessel Studio Art Pottery
Located in Miami, FL
American Raku Mid-Century Modern inside glazed handcrafted blue and black vase, or vessel. The Studio Art Pottery is two textured with spikes on the top third of vase.  
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Pottery

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Clay, Pottery

Mid-Century Modern Black & Blue American Raku Vase, Vessel Studio Art Pottery 80
Located in Miami, FL
Round American Raku Mid-Century Modern inside glazed handcrafted blue and black vase, or vessel. The Studio Art Pottery is two textured vase.  
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Pottery

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Clay, Pottery

Mid-Century Modern Hand-Thrown Studio Pottery Bird Bowl by Randy Webb
Located in Big Flats, NY
Mid-Century Modern hand-thrown studio art pottery bowl by Randy Webb features incised stylized and abstract birds and foliate motif, signed on base "Webb", mid-20th century Provenanc...
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Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Pottery

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Pottery, Pottery

Thomas Toft Abstract Petite Bowl Vase Danish Studio Pottery Mid-Century Modern
By Thomas Toft
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful and fragile Danish design relic. No damage. Any perceived imperfections are just natural to the porous clay material.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Pottery

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Clay

California Studio Pottery
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely piece of California Studio pottery, with a speckled pale grey blue glaze.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

  • California Studio Pottery
  • California Studio Pottery
  • California Studio Pottery
  • California Studio Pottery
H 14 in. Dm 7.5 in.
Pair of Studio Ceramic Giraffes by Frank Engle Studio California
Located in Ferndale, MI
Pair of Studio Ceramic Giraffes, Wonderful Form . Gold over matte black glaze . From the studio of Frank Engle . Originally in Los Angeles . Eventually relocated to Newburgh Indiana .
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery

Studio Pottery Signed Ceramic Vase
By David Cressey
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Studio pottery ceramic vase, or pitcher signed Emily, circa 1965.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

  • Studio Pottery Signed Ceramic Vase
  • Studio Pottery Signed Ceramic Vase
  • Studio Pottery Signed Ceramic Vase
  • Studio Pottery Signed Ceramic Vase
H 9 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Splendid Studio Del Campo Centrepiece
By Studio Del Campo
Located in Milan, IT
Splendid Studio Del Campo centrepiece.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Enamel, Chrome

  • Splendid Studio Del Campo Centrepiece
  • Splendid Studio Del Campo Centrepiece
  • Splendid Studio Del Campo Centrepiece
  • Splendid Studio Del Campo Centrepiece
H 1.19 in. W 9.06 in. D 9.06 in.
Studio Terracotta "Tree" Vase Signed
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Terracotta vase with hand-drawn details depicting a tree with fruit, circa 1970s, USA. Signed "R" to the underside.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Terracotta

  • Studio Terracotta "Tree" Vase Signed
  • Studio Terracotta "Tree" Vase Signed
  • Studio Terracotta "Tree" Vase Signed
  • Studio Terracotta "Tree" Vase Signed
H 7.75 in. W 6 in. D 2.25 in.
Vase, Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg Studio
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Vase, Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg studio. Measures: Height 18.5 cm. Signed with "studio hand" in blue, and KG / MH. In perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Mid-Century Studio Pottery Tea Pot with Blue Lava Glaze
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-century studio pottery tea pot with blue lava glaze, circa 1970s. The pot is in very good vintage with no chips or cracks and measures 11" W x 8.75" D x 5" H; It is signed "TM" o...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Pottery

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Pottery

Massive Joel Edwards Studio Vessel
By Joel Edwards
Located in Hudson, NY
Enormous 21.75" three-necked vessel with applique relief assemblage on four sides, by important Southern California ceramicist.. Beautiful mottled earth-tone glaze. Over 40 hand etch...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Midcentury Studio Pottery Terracotta Vase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Small scale studio ceramic vase circa 1960s (likely Italian but unmarked). Stylish pattern and attractive, bold colors in green, ochre, orange, yellow, and black. Measures: Diameter...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Vintage Studio Crafted Ceramic Coffee Cup
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Vintage studio crafted coffee cup. Unique flower pattern and beautiful brown speckled glazing. Hand signed by the artist.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Franz Bergmann, Surrealist, Studio Ceramic, “Miscellanea”
By Franz Bergmann
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Studio Art Pottery piece in black with whimsical checkerboard design. Signed on the bottom: F. Bergmann with his monogram and the title “Miscellanea”, circa 1940s. Measures: 9 1/4...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Studio Pottery Signed Charger, circa 1970
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Studio pottery signed charger / plate. Circa 1970.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Studio Pottery Signed Ceramic Pitcher, 1977
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Studio pottery signed Ceramic Pitcher 1977.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Signed Studio Pottery Vase, circa 1975
By Wayne Chapman
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Signed Studio pottery vase, circa 1975.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Studio Terracotta "Geese" Vase Sculpture Signed
Located in Brooklyn, NY
USA terracotta vase with geese motif on both sides, circa 1970s. Signed "R" to the underside.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Terracotta

Studio Stoneware Slab Signed Pollack 1973
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stoneware slab / decorative plate with of an attractive palette of brown, green and navy with a mottled pattern throughout. Attached fragments in ochre and mustard adorn the sides. ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

  • Studio Stoneware Slab Signed Pollack 1973
  • Studio Stoneware Slab Signed Pollack 1973
  • Studio Stoneware Slab Signed Pollack 1973
  • Studio Stoneware Slab Signed Pollack 1973
H 1.5 in. W 9.75 in. D 9.5 in.
Decanter / Sculpture, Stig Lindberg, Gustavsbergs Studio
By Gustavsberg, Stig Lindberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
An unusual decanter / sculpture designed by Stig Lindberg at Gustavsbergs studio. It is made in black and brown stoneware and signed below with Stigs signature. The hands and the hea...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Studio Terracotta Aztec Style Vase Signed
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Terracotta vase with hand-drawn details with an Aztec-inspired pattern, circa 1970s USA. Molded floral central image surrounded by "stalagmites" on both sides. Good, vintage condit...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Terracotta

Centrepiece by Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg Studio
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Centrepiece, Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg studio. Measure: Height 9 cm, 23.5 cm in diameter. Signed with "studio hand". In perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Gotlind Weigel Oval Studio Ceramic Vase
By Gotlind Weigel
Located in Munich, DE
Gotlind Weigel (1932, Georgenburgkehlen, Germany) Large oval studio ceramic vase from Gotlind Weigel. " Gruppe 83 " She has been a member of the Gruppe 83, along with Beate Kuhn ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

  • Gotlind Weigel Oval Studio Ceramic Vase
  • Gotlind Weigel Oval Studio Ceramic Vase
  • Gotlind Weigel Oval Studio Ceramic Vase
  • Gotlind Weigel Oval Studio Ceramic Vase
H 6.89 in. W 9.45 in. D 5.12 in.
Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg Studio, Ceramic Vase
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Stig Lindberg (1916-1982), Gustavsberg Studio, ceramic vase. Measuring: 12 x 8 cm. In perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Vintage Figural Studio Stoneware Vase / Candleholder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive, dense figural ceramic vase / candleholder. Marvelous textural elements: an unglazed slab with a hole for a candle or flowers was applied to a thick, round base with a spi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Studio Pottery Signed Lidded Plate, circa 1976
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Studio pottery signed lidded plate. 1976.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mounted Studio Ceramic by Raul Coronel
By Raul Coronel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Untitled "Flower in pot" by Raul Coronel. C.1968
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Signed California Studio Stoneware Weed Pot Vase
Located in Pasadena, CA
Small stoneware weed pot vase, circa 1970s. Vase is signed faintly therefore hard to determine what is says and who the artist is. In very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Studio Stoneware Floral Vase Signed Pollack, 1975
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1970s Pollack stoneware vase with two-sided floral decoration. Interesting textural elements present with applied linear details and lattice fragments. Signed "Pollack '75."  
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

1970s Studio Stoneware Botanical Vase Signed Pollack
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1970s "botanical" stoneware vase representative of a planter with a brown mottled surface with pops of green, blue, white and yellow. Interesting textural elements present with appl...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Studio Stoneware "Pigeon" Sculpture Attributed to Polk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1970s stoneware sculpture representing a pigeon. Surrealist in style, with humanistic characteristics / physical features. Minor loss to the brown glaze "straps" in the back. Like...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Stephanie Kalan Studio Pottery Two Small Penguin Figures
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare and unusual vintage studio pottery small penguin figures Stephanie Kalan (1909-1978) probably dating from around 1950. The hand crafted figures are of a mother with her young ...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Pottery

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Studio Ceramics Mid Century Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic studio ceramics mid century modern available at 1stDibs. A studio ceramics mid century modern — often made from ceramic, stoneware and pottery — can elevate any home. Find 379 options for an antique or vintage studio ceramics mid century modern now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer studio ceramics mid century modern, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each studio ceramics mid century modern bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Arts and Crafts hallmarks is very popular. Rosenthal, Gordon & Jane Martz and Otto and Vivika Heino each produced at least one beautiful studio ceramics mid century modern that is worth considering.

How Much is a Studio Ceramics Mid Century Modern?

The average selling price for a studio ceramics mid century modern at 1stDibs is $663, while they’re typically $95 on the low end and $23,195 for the highest priced.

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine — why not treat yourself and your guests to the finest antique and vintage glass, silver, ceramics and serveware for your meals?

Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics, silver and serveware today on 1stDibs.