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Mid-Century Modern Glass

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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.

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Toso Murano Millefiori Daisy Clover Flower Mosaic Italian Art Glass Footed Vase
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Millefiori daisy flowers and clovers Italian art glass cabinet / bud vase. Documented to the Fratelli Toso Company. It has a crimped ruffle rim, w...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Murrine, Glass

Timo Sarpaneva, Two Crystal Art-Objects "Orkidea" 'Orchid', Model 3568, Iittala
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Timo Sarpaneva, Two Crystal Art-Objects "Orkidea" (Orchid), Model 3568, Iittala Artist Timo Sarpaneva (Helsinki, Finland 1926-Helsinki, Finland 2006) was an influential Finnish d...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Crystal

Limoges Midcentury Hand-Painted by Cevoli White Porcelain French Ashtray, 1980s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury Limoges hand-painted white porcelain ashtray. This fantastic piece was hand-painted by Giulia Lucente Cevoli in Italy during the 1980s. The porcelain is candid ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Porcelain, Ceramic

Mid 20th Century Set of 8 Small Wine Glasses by Monica Bratt
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 20th century set of 8 small wine glasses by monica bratt circa 1950. Monica bratt (1913-1961) was a swedish artist who worked mainly in glassware at the reijmyre glassworks. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass

Tall Signed Seguso Scavo Style White Murano Glass Vase
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1970s 16" tall signed Seguso white scavo style murano glass vase with applied link detail. Signed on underside of base. Very good vintage condition with no flaws found.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Architectural Glass Blenko Lilac Vessel with Stopper by Wayne Husted
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Architectural lilac glass bottle with stopper by Wayne Husted and manufactured by Blenko, USA. Measures 31.5" high (without stopper), 33" high (with stopper). Stopper is 5.5" diamete...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Vintage Black and Gold Cocktail Glasses by Culver Set of Two
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of 2 Vintage Culver double rocks old fashioned drinking glasses with gold and black stripes. Mid-century modern Culver Ltd. Black & 22-Karat Gold Striped Double Rocks Cocktail G...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Fratelli Toso Murano Pink Green Stripes Vintage Italian Art Glass Flower Vase
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown pink and green "A Canne" transparent ribbons Italian art glass flower vase. Attributed to the Fratelli Toso company. The alternating ribbons creat...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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

1960s Italian Blue Glass Goblet with Lid
Located in High Point, NC
A glass goblet with lid from Italy, produced circa 1960. A bold, Blue, Venetian-style cup standing on a delicate stem, oscillating up with a concave waving stem. The history of Itali...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Josef Hospodka Czech Hand Crafted Art Glass Chribska Glass Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning Czech Chribska art glass vase in yellow and red cased glass by Josef Hospodka and dating from around 1960. The heavily blown glass vase stands on a narrow shaped foot whic...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Murano Glass Sky Blue, Orange Splash Bowl
Located in New York, NY
Eye catching Murano glass vessel in vibrant sky blue and orange tones.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Large Murano Art Glass Vase by V. Nason & C. ca. 1970s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A large murano glass vase designed by Carlo Nason and manufactured by V. Nason & C. Murano. Clear glass with a handpainted decor in gold, green and red. Lable of the manufacturer on ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Cenedese Murano Sommerso Blue Cobalt Bubbles Art Glass Mushroom Paperweight
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown Sommerso light blue, and cobalt blue Italian art glass mushroom / toadstool paperweight. Documented to the Cenedese company. The top has floating ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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

Set of 12 Salviati Venetian Green and Gold Flecked Beer or Water Glasses
Located in Dallas, TX
presenting a gorgeous Set of 12 Salviati Venetian green and gold flecked beer or water glasses. Made in Venice, Italy circa 1940-50 by the World famous Salviati Glassworks. In ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold

Timo Sarpaneva, Crystal Art-Object "Orkidea" (Orchid), Model 3568, Iittala, 1957
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Timo Sarpaneva, crystal art-object "Orkidea" (Orchid), model 3568, Iittala, 1957 Artist Timo Sarpaneva (Helsinki, Finland 1926-Helsinki, Finland 2006) was an influential Finnish ...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Crystal

Antique French Blown Glass Jar, circa 1920
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Blown glass jar, circa 1920. By unknown manufacturer, from France. In original condition, with some visible signs of previous use and age, preserving a beautiful patina. Mater...
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1920s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Murano Glass American Buffalo Ascribable to Seguso, Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Italy, circa 1960s. It is made in blown glass. This is a vintage piece, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it can be considered as in excellent original condition a...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Blue Sommerso Vase by Mandruzzato
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage Italian faceted blue Murano glass vase blown in Sommerso technique / Designed by Mandruzzato circa 1960s / Made in Italy. Measures: Height 12 inches, diameter 5 inches 1 in s...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Dino Martens Aureliano Toso Murano Orange White Ribbons Italian Art Glass Bowl
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown orange and white Zanfirico ribbons Italian art glass bowl. Documented to designer Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso, circa 1950s. It has 2 ribbons o...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Seguso Murano Cased Pulegoso Bowl Italian Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This beautiful and special rare Italian Murano glass bowl has it all going on. It is the work of Seguso. It has several different techniques in one; one is the Pulegoso. The luscious...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Venini Murano Jade Green White Micro Ribbons Italian Art Glass Bowl Dish Set
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Priced Per Set (3 sets available). Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown jade green and white micro thread Zanfirico ribbons Italian art glass bowl and dish set. Signed "Venini Italia"...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Set of Four Colorful Murano Glass Ducks, Italy, 1960s
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
These ducks are made in murano glass. They are vintage, therefore they might show slight traces of use, but they can be considered as in perfect original condition. Measures: Gr...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Antonio da Ros for Cenedese Vintage Vibrant Light Blue Colored Murano Glass Vase
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Stunning midcentury, vintage 'Opalino' Murano glass vase or vessel designed by Antonio da Ros for Cenedese, circa 1970-1990 Wonderful translucent color (colour) of vibrant lilac / au...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Geometric Murano Vase
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Memphis group inspired Murano glass vase, with a large dark blue cone shaped top infused with silver flecks, a round light blue disk, and a black dome shaped base / Made in Italy in ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Large Italian Alexandrite and Green Sommerso Murano Glass Bowl, Dish or Ashtray
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Antonio da Ros for Cenedese large and heavy vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano glass bowl, serving dish or ashtray, circa 1965-1975. Utilizing the Sommerso technique this larg...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Ercole Barovier Toso Murano Gold Flecks Relievi Aurati Italian Art Glass Bowl
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown clear and gold flecks raised texture Italian art glass bowl. Documented to designer Ercole Barovier for the Barovier e Toso company, circa 1940. C...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold Leaf

Dark Green Controlled Bubbles Italian Art Glass Vintage Bunny Rabbit Figurine
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Cute vintage handblown dark green with controlled bubbles, Italian art glass bunny rabbit sculpture / figure. It does not have a label, but I have owned previous ones with a "Toscany...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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

Barbini Salviati Murano Blush Pink White Gold Fleck Italian Art Glass Cookie Jar
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous, large vintage Murano hand blown dark pink, blush color with gold flecks over white, Italian art glass ginger, cookie or candy jar. Attributed to designer Alfredo Barbini, f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold Leaf

Midcentury Orange and White Murano Glass Italian Bowl or Ashtray, 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Fantastic midcentury orange and white Murano glass bowl or ashtray. This fantastic piece was designed in Italy during the 1960s. This piece has a combination of colors, orange and...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Midcentury Empty Pockets 1960s Murano Glass
Located in bari, IT
Empty pockets with oval shape in forest green with brown shades, thick Murano glass from the 1960s.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Double Seguso Blue Murano Glass Handles, Venice 1951
By Giuseppe Santomaso, Archimede Seguso
Located in Milano, IT
Rare pair of Archimede Seguso manufature blue handles, designed by Giuseppe Santomaso ( 1906-1990) in Venice in 1951. Blue submerged murano glass with brass fittings. The organic ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Brass

Archimede Seguso Murano Blue Opal Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Flower Vase
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Elegant large vintage Murano hand blown blue opalescent and gold flecks Italian art glass cornucopia flower vase. Documented to Archimede Seguso, circa 1950s and published in his boo...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold Leaf

Alfredo Barbini Murano Blue Rim White Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Bowl Dish
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown white and gold flecks Italian art glass bowl with blue decoration around the rim. Documented to designer Alfredo Barbini. The piece is profusely c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold Leaf

Murano Red Quilted Uranium Fur Italian Art Glass Puppy Dog Poodle Sculpture
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful large vintage Murano hand blown red and yellow Italian art glass poodle puppy dog sculpture. It has a quilted pom-pom design on the legs, tails and puff on its head. Red co...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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

Vintage Leopard Small Brown Vase, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Vintage glass in very good condition. The vase looks like it has just been taken out of the box. No jags, defects etc. Only one unique piece.  
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Cenedese Vintage Midcentury Italian Nude Pink Murano Glass Bowl, Vase or Dish
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Midcentury vintage Cenedese Vetri of Murano, Italy. Particularly striking is the vessel's elegant form and nude pink color (color). We have a full range of Murano glass from Cened...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Multi-Color Millefiori Wild Flower Garden Italian Art Glass Paperweight
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous large vintage Murano hand blown millefiori wild flower garden Italian art glass paperweight. Each flower has a different color and pattern, and grow out of a green grass bed...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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

Selection of Barovier & Toso Murano Glass Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
Selection of Murano glass lamps, in the style of Barovier and Toso, Italy, circa 1950s. The lamp pictured on the left measures 41.5" H to the top of the shade. The lamp pictured on t...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Metal

Archimede Seguso Italian Glass Oblisk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Murano glass oblisk. Created in Italy by Seguso. Measures: 24". Complementary delivery in the Los Angeles / Beverly Hills area. Pick up is also an option.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Blue Vase by Vladislav Urban for Sklo Union, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
A graduate of Karol Štipl. He studied together with František Vízner, with whom he was often compared. Vízner and urban began working as designers at Rudolf Hut after graduation, in ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Alfredo Barbini Murano Bi-Color Gold Flecks Italian Art Glass Centrepiece Bowl
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Rare and large Murano hand blown bi-color purple, white and gold flecks Italian art glass centre bowl. Documented to designer Alfredo Barbini, circa 1950-1960s. Has a scalloped desig...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold Leaf

Dino Martens Murano Pink White Ribbons Ribbed Italian Art Glass Decanter
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Large vintage Murano hand blown pink and white ribbons Italian art glass decanter. Documented to designer Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso. Has the original stopper and a ribbed desig...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Ribbon, Glass, Art Glass

Monumental Huge Italian Diamond Cut Faceted Murano Glass Bowl
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Monumental large and heavy Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano glass bowl, circa 1960-1980. Exceptional in every way, commanding you to admire its stunning design and masterful product...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Midcentury Hand Blown Murano Striated Glass Vase with 24kt Gold Flecks by Seguso
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern vase was realized by Seguso- one of the most renowned glass ateliers of the period- in Murano, Italy, circa 1960. It features an hourglass form with ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold

Murano Uranium Art Glass Green Yellow Red Owl Bird Sculpture
Located in CABA, AR
Beautiful vintage Murano uranium hand blown Italian glass owl sculpture. The effect of the uranium is really amazing, it turns into almos fluorescent colours! Mid-Century Modern.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Antonio da Ros for Cenedese Pink 'Opalino' Murano Glass Colored Vase circa 1970s
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Midcentury, vintage Italian vibrant pink 'Opalino' Murano glass vase designed by Antonio da Ros for Cenedese, circa 1970-1990 Wonderful translucent color (colour) of vibrant pink. Si...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

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

Vintage white "Najade" Glass bowl by Per Lütken for Holmegaard, 1976
Located in Berlin, DE
Vintage white "Najade" Glass bowl by Per Lütken for Holmegaard, 1976 Glass bowl from the Najade series for Holmegaard designed by Per Lütken. The Najade Series was produced from 1976...
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Tall Cenedese Vintage Mid-Century Pink Italian Murano Glass Centrepiece Vase
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Tall, large vintage midcentury centre vase by Cenedese Vetri of Murano, Italy. Particularly striking is it's elegant form an pink color/colour. A rare vessel - especially in this siz...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Set of Seven Glass and Pitcher by Bohemia Glass, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
The items made of enamelled, and gilded green glass. On items are slices of gold. Dimensions of goblets 14x6x6 cm. are The set made in Czechoslovakia. Original condition.
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1970s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Glass

Mid-20th Century Modern Blown Glass "Genie" Footed Decanter Pitcher
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1950s American modern blown glass teal ribbed and footed decanter with genie style stopper.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Giulio Radi Hand Blown Vessel with Silver and Gold Foil with Murrhines, 1940s
Located in New York, NY
Footed vessel with base in hand blown clear glass with gold foil and body in green glass with silver foil and murrhines by Giulio Radi for Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.V.E.M.), Murano I...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Gold Leaf, Silver Leaf

Ingrid-Glass 2 Vases from the 'Rock Crystal' Range in Deep Purple, Germany
Located in Verviers, BE
Gorgeous pair of vintage Ingrid-glass vases from the 'rock crystal' range, West Germany. Beautiful color, deep purple. The pieces are in excellent condition and a real beauty!   ...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Purple Engraved Vase, Carlo Scarpa Style, Sommerso Murano Glass
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Cilindric midcentury purple engraved vase, Carlo Scarpa style in sommerso Murano glass.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Large Vintage Pink Venetian Glass Centerpiece with Gold Fleck Foil Inclusions
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A large and decorative vintage pink Murano glass with gold foil footed stand or tazza. Probably by Salviati. Width: circa 16.75 in. Items purchased from David Sterner Antiques...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Murano Glass Swordfish
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A mid-century Murano glass figure in the form of a swordfish, infused with a grey centre and mounted on a simple dome base.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Murano Glass

Italian Modern Clear and Amber Glass Winged Recumbent Lion, Murano
Located in Hollywood, FL
Beautiful handblown winged recumbent lion in clear glass with amber glass accents.
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Glass

Four Matched Murano Smoked Glass Bowls
Located in New York, NY
Set of four matched smoked glass bowls, probably Italian, or possibly Scandinavian, heavy and well made. One bowl has chips, the other three are in perfect condition. Priced and offe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass