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Glass Vases

From Art Deco to Waterford crystal, the field of antique and vintage glass vases is incredibly diverse. The glass vase has been present for centuries, but it is arguably the most recent eras that have produced the form's most compelling designs.

The vase emerged in the earliest days of human culture with purely functional connotations, but as time progressed vases became increasingly nuanced. In addition to new decorative motifs and shapes specialized for different purposes, artisans also explore the medium of glass as they contemplated the bounds of function and aesthetics.

It is the aesthetic aspect that has been most explored in recent centuries. The greatest producers of the 19th and 20th centuries, from Daum and Gallé to American Brilliant cut glass, celebrated the versatility of the medium in creating a rich range of styles, sizes, and motifs that will continue invigorate glassmakers for generations to come.


Quick Facts

  • The earliest recorded fragments of glass vases date to around the 16th century B.C.
  • A Lalique glass vase sold for a record price of $56,673 in 2010. Called the "Serpent" vase for the snake that winds around the vase's body, this treasure measured 10.25 inches and was in exceptional condition
  • The "Aalto Vase," or "Savoy Vase," is one of the most iconic vases of the early 20th century. Designed by husband and wife team Alvar Aalto and Aino Marsio, the famed vessel that features a wavy design with three flutes, debuted as part of a design line for the Finnish Savoy Restaurant in 1937

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DAN & JOI LA CHAUSSEE AMPHORA BOREALIS GLASS VASE
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Est: $0- $0
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Est: $0- $0
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Est: $0- $0
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Est: $0- $0
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Sellers Who Sell Glass Vases


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

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Aste Boetto SRL

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