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Scandinavian Modern Vases

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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1956 "Farsta" Vase by Wilhelm Kåge
Located in Los Angeles, CA
By Wilhelm Kåge, student of Matisse, grand old man of Swedish ceramics, and creator of the 20th century's greatest series of studio ceramics: his famous Farsta collection of the 1940...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

1940 Table Lamp by Axel Salto
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A gorgeous blanc de chine table lamp modelled in Salto's signature "budding style". Also displays beautifully as a tall vase. Made in 1940. Signed "Salto".
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Large Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Vase, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Royal Copenhagen Large Royal Copenhagen porcelain vase in terra cotta and grey crackle glaze with gold decor. With marks underneath, Denmark, 1950s Measures: 9.5 height x 8.5 diam...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Vase with Lid, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Royal Copenhagen Lovely Royal Copenhagen porcelain vase, terra cotta and grey crackle glaze with gold trim and decorated lid. With marks on base, Denmark, 1950s Measures: 9 height x ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Porcelain

Carl-Harry Stålhane, Rörstrand, Yellow Unique Stoneware Vase, 1963
Located in Stockholm, SE
A multicolored vase that has a yellow-tone designed by Carl-Harry Stålhane at Rörstrand, it´s 16 cm high and 17,5 cm in diameter. It´s in mint condition. It´s dated 1963 and it is a ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Carl-Harry Stålhane, Rörstrand, Midcentury Grey Stoneware Vase
Located in Stockholm, SE
A vintage vase designed by Carl-Harry Stålhane at Rörstrand in the 20th midcentury, it´s 10,5 cm high and in very good condition except from some marks in the glaze from the producti...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Nils Kähler for Kähler, Large Vase in Glazed Ceramics, 1960's
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Nils Kähler (1906-1979) for Kähler. Large vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in turquoise and dark shades. 1960s. Measures: 31.3 x 10.5 cm. Stamped. In excellent condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Nils Kähler for Kähler, Vase in Glazed Ceramics, 1960's
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Nils Kähler (1906-1979) for Kähler. Vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful gray-black double glaze. 1960s. Measures: 22 x 13 cm. Stamped. In excellent condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Nils Kähler for Kähler, Vase in Glazed Ceramics, 1960's
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Nils Kähler (1906-1979) for Kähler. Vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in shades of blue. 1960s. Measures: 15 x 6.5 cm. Stamped. In excellent condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vicke Lindstrand Seaweed and Fish Vase for Kosta
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Vicke Lindstrand 1904-1983 Glass vase designed by Vicke Lindstrand. Produced by Kosta in Sweden, 1960's. Clear glass with green seaweed inside, engraved with pair of fish. Signe...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Purple Vase, Berndt Friberg, Gustavsberg, Aniara Glaze
Located in Stockholm, SE
A multicolored (purple tone) vase in aniara glaze designed by Berndt Friberg at Gustavsberg in Stockholm, the vase is 8,5 cm high and about 6 cm in diameter. It´s marked as on pictur...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Carl Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand, Narrow Neck Vase in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Carl Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand. Narrow neck vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful blue-green double glaze. Mid-20th century. Measures: 32 x 10 cm. In excellent condition. Stampe...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Swedish Stoneware Floor Vase by Gunnar Nylund
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stoneware floor vase designed by Gunnar Nylund. Manufactured by Rörstrand, Sweden during the 1950s. Hare fur glaze in light brown and green.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

White /Creme Stoneware Vase, Berndt Friberg, Gustavsberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
A white/creme vase designed by Berndt Friberg at Gustavsberg in Stockholm, the vase is 31,5 cm high. It has a beautiful white/creme glaze, it´s marked as on picture. It´s in very goo...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Atlantis Vase by Michael Bang for Holmegaard
Located in Dronten, NL
Vase by Michael Bang for Holmegaard Denmark. Model: Atlantis Year: 1981 Design: Michael Bang, 1942-2003 No chips or scratches, marked with original label.
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1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Stoneware Vase, Berndt Friberg, Gustavsberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
A yellow and green/grey vase designed by Berndt Friberg at Gustavsberg in Stockholm, the vase is 16,5 cm high. It ´s marked as on picture and it is in mint condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Berndt Friberg for Gustavsberg Studiohand, Large vase, Dated 1965
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Berndt Friberg (1899-1981) for Gustavsberg Studiohand. Large vase in glazed stoneware. Beautiful glaze in shades of blue-green. Dated 1965. Measures: 25.7 x 7 cm. In excellent co...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Triller Tobo, Sweden, Stylish Unique Vase in Glazed Ceramic, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Triller Tobo, Sweden. Stylish unique vase in glazed ceramic. Beautiful glaze in light brown shades. 1970's. Measures: 31 x 22 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Alvar Aalto "Savoy" Vase in Brown-Tinted Glass, Iittala, Finland
Located in Odense, DK
A "Savoy" glass vase signed Alvar Aalto, Iittala 1936-1996. 60 years anniversary edition. Blown in wooden mold. Brown-tinted glass. Great vintage condition.
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1940s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Kaj Franck, Cased Glass Art-Object, Model KF260, Nuutajärvi-Notsjö, Finland 1963
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Kaj Franck, cased glass art-object, Model KF260, Nuutajärvi-Notsjö, Finland 1963 Artist Kaj Franck (Vyborg, Finland 1911-Santorini, Greece 1989) was an influential Finnish design...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Glass

Pair of Stoneware Vases Peacock Decor by Gustavsberg, Sweden, 1950s
By Sven Jonson, Gustavsberg
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pair of dark brown glazed stoneware vases, designed by Sven Jonson for Gustavsberg. Overlay silver decor, stylised peacock to the front and sailing ship + fish to the back.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Silver

Large Vase, Carl-Harry Stålhane, Rörstrand Atelier
Located in Stockholm, SE
A really large vase designed by Carl-Harry Stålhane at Rörstrand, it´s 25 cm in diameter, 30 cm high and it´s in very good condition except from some minor marks from the production ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vase Argenta Wilhelm Kåge Gustavsberg Green, Silver Decor of a Girl with Swan
Located in Stockholm, SE
A vase of model Argenta, designed by Wilhelm Kåge at Gustavsberg. The vase is green with a silver decor.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Danish Graphic Black/White Ceramic Vase by Marianne Starck, 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Beautiful handmade Danish modernist ceramic pitcher vase from the Tribal series by ceramic artist Marianne Starck (1931-2007). Smooth rounded shapes with striped handle. White glaze ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Vintage Clear Over Amber Lindshammar Vase of Elliptical Form
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern, Lindshammar cased amber and clear glass vase of ovoid form with vertical ribs on one side and horizontal ribs on the other, creating an optical grid pattern.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Large Cased Clear and Smokey Blue Riihimaki Vase with Textured Surface
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern Riihimaki 'Safari' vase in steel blue and clear cased glass. The large vase having a cylindrical base with pebble textured surface below a narrowed collar opening ...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Vintage Clear Glass Riihimaki Vase, Tamara Aladin
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern Riihimaki clear glass vase of square form with textured surface, the top molded with 2 waisted bands separating a squared collar and rim each molded with 3 raised ...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Vintage Cased Green and Clear Riimihaki Vase, Tamara Aladin
Located in Nantucket, MA
Mid-Century Modern Riihimaki green and clear cased glass vase of square form with textured surface, the top molded with 2 waisted bands separating a squared collar and rim each molde...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Scandinavian Modern Ceramic "Jungle" Vase by Mari Simmulsson Upsala Ekeby
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern ceramic "Jungle" vase designed by Mari SImmulsson for Upsala Ekeby, Sweden, circa 1950’s. Measures: Height: 11” Diametet: 3.5”.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Chalk White Danish Modern Ceramic Vase by Karsten Nielsen, 1980s
By Karsten Nielsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Scandinavian Modern matte, chalk white spherical ceramic vase with anthracite and light blue running accents, and small light blue tear drops. Designed and handmade by Danish ceramic...
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1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Edgar Böckman, Vase, Blue Glazed Ceramic, Artists Studio, Sweden, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small modernist vase by Edgar Böckman, produced in artists own studio, Stockholm, c. 1930s. In glazed ceramic. Signed. Other designers/makers of the period include Arne Bang, Ax...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Jerk Werkmäster, Vase, Blue Glazed Ceramic, Nittsjö, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist vase designed by Jerk Werkmäster. Produced by Nittsjö, Sweden, 1940s. Stamped and signed. Other designers of the period include Axel Salto, Paavo Tynell, Lisa Johansso...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Earthenware

Carl Harry Stålhane '1920-1990' for Designhuset, Vase in Glazed Ceramics, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Carl Harry Stålhane (1920-1990) for Designhuset. Vase in glazed ceramics. 1970s. Measures: 13.5 x 10.5 cm. In excellent condition. Signed.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Set of Five Underlay Glass "Sommerso" Vases by Gunnar Nylund, Strömbergshyttan
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of five "Sommerso" vases designed by Gunnar Nylund and Asta Strömberg. Produced by Strömbergshyttan in Sweden during the 1950s. Hand blown with underlay glass technique. Good vin...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Set of Three Stoneware Vases by Carl-Harry Stålhane, Rörstrand, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of htree vases designed by Carl.Harry Stålhane. hand made at Rörstrand in Sweden during the 1950s. Made from stoneware with abstract decor on light green glazes. Very good condit...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Otto Brauer for Holmegaard Tall Cobalt Glass Vase
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Otto Brauer for Holmegaard tall cobalt blue glass vase. Originally designed in 1959, were produced into the late 1970's. Vase is in very nice condition! Stands almost 15" tall.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala-Ekeby, Large Floor Vase with Grooved Body and Handle
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala-Ekeby. Large floor vase with grooved body and handle in glazed stoneware. Scandinavian design, 1960s. Measures: 47 x 15.5 cm. In excellent condition. S...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

"AG" Organic Studio Pottery Double Cylinder Vase
Located in New York, NY
An unconventional form from a mysterious potter. I'm inclined to think it's Scandinavian but my research didn't confirm the name of the maker or where it was made. Regardless it's a ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Pottery

Arctic Opal Blown Glass Vase by Gunnar Cyrén for Warm Nordic
Located in Viby J, DK
Beautiful oval vase in mouth-blown opal opaque glass. The arctic vase was originally designed in the 1960s by the acclaimed Swedish glass artist and silversmith, Gunnar Cyrén and is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Arctic Small Blown Glass Vase by Gunnar Cyrén for Warm Nordic
Located in Viby J, DK
Beautiful oval vase in mouth-blown glass. The Arctic Vase was originally designed in the 1960s by the acclaimed Swedish glass artist and silversmith, Gunnar Cyrén and is now being ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

Noomi Backhausen for Søholm Stentøj Dornholm Scandinavian Ceramic Vase, 1960
Located in Modena, IT
Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern design ceramic vase designed by Noomi Backhausen for Søholm Stentøj Dornholm, Denmark 1960s. Mark under the base. Please note that the item is ori...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Stoneware Vases, Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand, 1950-1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A vase designed by Gunnar Nylund at Rörstrand, the vase is 10.5 cm high and it is in very good condition except from some minor marks.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Black Stoneware Vase Caolina, Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand, 1950-1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A black vase designed by Gunnar Nylund at Rörstrand of model Caolina, the vase is 31.5 cm high and it is in mint condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Miniature Vase Blue Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand, 1950-1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A miniature vase designed by Gunnar Nylund at Rörstrand, the vase is 7.5 cm high and it is in mint condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Large Stoneware Vase, Brown, Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand, Midcentury
Located in Stockholm, SE
A large vase designed by Gunnar Nylund at Rörstrand, the vase is 33 cm high and it is in very good condition except from some scratching marks below (see photo) therefore it is marke...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Handkerchief Art Glass Vase Reffla by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf, Sweden 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mouthblown art glass vase, light-blue hues handkerchief style, designed in 1952 by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Sven Wejsfelt Gustavsberg Studiohand, Unique Vase in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sven Wejsfelt (1930-2009), Gustavsberg Studiohand. Unique vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in shades of green. Dated 1988. Measures: 18.7 x 9 cm. In excellent condition. ...
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1980s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Royal Copenaghen Scandinavian Midcentury Ceramic Vase 1960s
Located in Modena, IT
Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern design ceramic vase produced by Royal Copenaghen, Denmark 1960s. Manufacturer’s mark under the base. Please note that the item is original of the pe...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Soholm Sgraffito Earthenware Pottery Vase Denmark 1960s
Located in Miami, FL
1960s beautifully glazed earthenware Soholm vase from Denmark with a sgrafitto incised body rising to a tapering necked mouth. Overall brown glaze with a bluish tinge and lighter in ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Clay

Scandinavian Modern Pewter Vase Made in Sweden 1938, by Unknown Artist
Located in Stockholm, SE
A Scandinavian Modern decorative pewter vase made in Sweden 1938, by unknown artist. Brushed matte surface. Stamped Svenskt Tenn, L8, Handarbete. Horizontal ribbons with relief effec...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Pewter

Tapio Wirkkala, Largest Size Crystal Art-Object Model 3121, Iittala Finland 1958
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Tapio Wirkkala, Largest size crystal Art-object Model 3121, Iittala Finland 1958 Artist Tapio Wirkkala (1915 Hanko, Finland - 1985 Helsinki, Finland) A giant of Finnish design, W...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Crystal

Gunnar Nylund Ceramic Set Vase + Bowl ARO for Rörstrand Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare set of a bowl and vase in great vintage condition with small signs from age and use. Produced in the 1950s by Rörstrand Sweden. Both ceramics are signed. Measurements: Vas...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Gustaf Ahlberg, Vase, Glazed Earthenware, Höganäs, circa 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase, in glazed earthenware, by Gustaf Ahlberg for Höganäs, circa 1930s. Stamped.   
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Earthenware

Mid-Century Modern Lindshammar Bark Textured Vase in Kingfisher Blue
Located in Nantucket, MA
Vintage Scandinavian vase of large size with highly textured bark surface in kingfisher blue.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Large Gunnar Ander Modern Art Glass Bowl for Lindshammar Made in Sweden
Located in Krefeld, DE
Large mund blown bowl by Gunnar Ander and made in Sweden by Lindshammar in 1960's. This bowl is in a beautiful green/blue color and with original sticker. Perfect condition no chips ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Glass

Per Weiss Colossal Stoneware Floor Vase with Geometric Pattern
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Per Weiss (Danish, born 1953) colossal stoneware floor vase with geometric pattern. Beautiful stoneware decorated in white, beige, blue and earth tone glaze. Artist signature stamp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Large Stoneware Vase by Berndt Friberg for Gustavsberg, Sweden, 1978
Located in Stockholm, SE
Large stoneware vase by Berndt Friberg, in a round, plump shape. Dark blue hare’s fur glaze with light blue streaks.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic

Faience Vase by Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cool faience vase by Stig Lindberg, in a lively, fun form. Graphic pattern of black and green stripes, elegantly hand-painted.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Ceramic