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Art Deco Vases

From lush glazes to elegant motifs, Art Deco vases reflect the design innovation of the movement that captivated culture in the early decades of the 20th century.

Though the name was applied to the movement retroactively in the '60s, Art Deco designs first emerged in the '20s. The movement was characterized by an uncanny blend of sleek lines of the modern world and references to the ancient past. The geometric forms that enlivened Art Deco vases took their inspiration from the contemporary artistic movements of Cubism and Futurism, while the motifs they often integrated into these forms were sometimes derived from ancient Egypt and other far-off locales.

With sources of inspiration that responded to and incorporated contemporary culture, the Art Deco movement is often synonymous with the early 20th century. Vases from this movement are still highly treasured today.


Quick Facts

  • The artists of the Art Deco era shared some similarities with Art Nouveau, but the essential difference is that the Art Deco designers rejected the emphasis on organic naturalism seen in Art Nouveau motifs, choosing instead to emphasize the clean lines of simple geometry
  • Art Deco vessels are coveted not only by collectors but by museums. Some of the world’s most prominent collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, feature impressive assortments of Art Deco pieces
  • Some of the major designers and producers of Art Deco ceramic vases are Daum, Lalique, and Galileo Chini, but there are many more who contributed to the field. Even some Moorcroft designs fall within the Art Deco aesthetic

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Opalescent Large Art Deco Vase
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
Opalescent Large Art Deco Vase
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Art Deco Black Art Pottery Double Handled Urn Vase
Dec 17, 1:00 PM EST
Art Deco Black Art Pottery Double Handled Urn Vase
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Boch Frères Keramis Art Deco Enameled Earthenware Stork Vase
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Boch Frères Keramis Art Deco Enameled Earthenware Stork Vase
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Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,0000 Bids
Catteau Charles (1880-1966) Attribué / Boch La Louvière : Vase ovoïde Art-déco, faïence émaillée, dé
Dec 05, 2:00 PM CET
Catteau Charles (1880-1966) Attribué / Boch La Louvière : Vase ovoïde Art-déco, faïence émaillée, dé
by Salle de Ventes Saint-Job
Est: €450- €600
€4400 Bids
Catteau Charles (1880-1966) Attribué / Keramis : Vase ovoide Art-Déco, forme 885, décor iznik D69, f
Dec 05, 2:00 PM CET
Catteau Charles (1880-1966) Attribué / Keramis : Vase ovoide Art-Déco, forme 885, décor iznik D69, f
by Salle de Ventes Saint-Job
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
Charles Catteau (1880-1966) Attribué / Keramis : Paire de vases Art-Déco, forme balustre, n°909 déco
Dec 05, 2:00 PM CET
Charles Catteau (1880-1966) Attribué / Keramis : Paire de vases Art-Déco, forme balustre, n°909 déco
by Salle de Ventes Saint-Job
Est: €500- €600
€5000 Bids
Kéramis : Vase Art-Déco ovoide, col évasé, céramique émaillée, décor floral, forme 945, décor 2343,
Dec 05, 2:00 PM CET
Kéramis : Vase Art-Déco ovoide, col évasé, céramique émaillée, décor floral, forme 945, décor 2343,
by Salle de Ventes Saint-Job
Est: €250- €280
€2500 Bids
"Ch. Catteau" signed Art Deco vase in marked ceram…
Dec 18, 11:00 AM CET
"Ch. Catteau" signed Art Deco vase in marked ceram…
by DVC
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Art Deco vase in Boch marked ceramic…
Dec 18, 11:00 AM CET
Art Deco vase in Boch marked ceramic…
by DVC
Est: €300- €500
€3000 Bids
Art Deco vase in crackled Boch marked ceramic…
Dec 18, 11:00 AM CET
Art Deco vase in crackled Boch marked ceramic…
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Est: €300- €400
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Villeroy & Boch Luxembourg : Vase Art Déco, céramique émaillée, couleur turquoise, cachet sous la ba
Dec 05, 2:00 PM CET
Villeroy & Boch Luxembourg : Vase Art Déco, céramique émaillée, couleur turquoise, cachet sous la ba
by Salle de Ventes Saint-Job
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
René Buthaud d'après : Vase balustre art-déco, grès émaillé à craquelures, motif de 2 figures Africa
Dec 05, 2:00 PM CET
René Buthaud d'après : Vase balustre art-déco, grès émaillé à craquelures, motif de 2 figures Africa
by Salle de Ventes Saint-Job
Est: €750- €900
€7400 Bids
Art Deco vase in Boch marked ceramic …
Dec 18, 11:00 AM CET
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by DVC
Est: €300- €500
€3000 Bids
antique Art Deco pottery vase
Dec 05, 10:00 AM EST
antique Art Deco pottery vase
by Yardley Antiques
Est: $200- $300
$800 Bids
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Group of Three Art Deco Cubist Vases, circa 1935, Shorter & Son Ltd. Marks: Impr
Dec 15, 10:00 AM CST
Group of Three Art Deco Cubist Vases, circa 1935, Shorter & Son Ltd. Marks: Impr
by Heritage Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids

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