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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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Stephen Rolfe Powell Large Art Glass Vessel / Vase
Apr 14, 6:00 PM EDT
Stephen Rolfe Powell Large Art Glass Vessel / Vase
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$4,10036 Bids
Art Deco Blue glass vase with cockatoo / budgie design handles. 19.5cm H.
Apr 14, 7:00 PM AEST
Art Deco Blue glass vase with cockatoo / budgie design handles. 19.5cm H.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD12012 Bids
Unique 13" Tall MURANO Blown Art Glass Face Vase
Apr 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Unique 13" Tall MURANO Blown Art Glass Face Vase
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$19010 Bids
Stunning Art Nouveau embossed Flowing Maiden Vase
Apr 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Stunning Art Nouveau embossed Flowing Maiden Vase
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$339 Bids
Emile Galle Glass Vase with Silver Plate Base
May 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Emile Galle Glass Vase with Silver Plate Base
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$7007 Bids
Topazio Sterling Silver Heavy Glass Vase, Portugal
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Topazio Sterling Silver Heavy Glass Vase, Portugal
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $200- $600
$155 Bids
Unsigned Rainbow Color Art Glass Vase
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Unsigned Rainbow Color Art Glass Vase
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $50- $250
$505 Bids
Vintage Ruby Vase - Made in Italy. All handblown, using pure gold for colour. H:25.cm
Apr 21, 8:00 PM AEST
Vintage Ruby Vase - Made in Italy. All handblown, using pure gold for colour. H:25.cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD355 Bids
Stunning 15 Inch Tall MURANO Art Glass Vase with Amazing Colors
Apr 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Stunning 15 Inch Tall MURANO Art Glass Vase with Amazing Colors
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$483 Bids
A suite of three orange glass vases (H:27.5cm)
Apr 18, 1:00 PM AEST
A suite of three orange glass vases (H:27.5cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD253 Bids
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LARGE BALLOON BRANDY GLASS/VASE
Apr 18, 9:00 AM AEST
LARGE BALLOON BRANDY GLASS/VASE
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD253 Bids
Home Goods Large Green Blown Glass Vase
Apr 13, 10:00 AM MST
Home Goods Large Green Blown Glass Vase
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
Phoenix Glass Art Deco Philodendron Floral Vase
Apr 17, 12:00 PM EDT
Phoenix Glass Art Deco Philodendron Floral Vase
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$102 Bids
Ten Hinged Gold Finish Glass Test Tube Flower Vase
Apr 17, 12:00 PM EDT
Ten Hinged Gold Finish Glass Test Tube Flower Vase
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$12 Bids
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Robert Held Signed Art Glass Iridescent Vase
Apr 18, 2:00 PM EDT
Robert Held Signed Art Glass Iridescent Vase
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$202 Bids
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DECORATED GLASS VASE Late 19th/Early 20th Century Height 12.5".
Apr 25, 9:30 AM EDT
DECORATED GLASS VASE Late 19th/Early 20th Century Height 12.5".
by Eldred's
Est: $80- $120
$452 Bids
Art Déco-Vase mit Disteldekor von Sabino
Apr 27, 10:30 AM CEST
Art Déco-Vase mit Disteldekor von Sabino
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €120- €240
€1302 Bids
Emile Galle Carved Enameled Glass Vase, ca. 1890
May 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Emile Galle Carved Enameled Glass Vase, ca. 1890
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$5502 Bids
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TWO HMSS COLLARED RED GLASS VASES
Apr 18, 9:00 AM AEST
TWO HMSS COLLARED RED GLASS VASES
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD152 Bids
Legras 'Rubis' Series Cameo Glass Vase, 1900-14
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Legras 'Rubis' Series Cameo Glass Vase, 1900-14
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$1502 Bids
Richard Morell, Australian , Pink Twin Handled Footed Vase, glass
Apr 17, 6:00 PM AEST
Richard Morell, Australian , Pink Twin Handled Footed Vase, glass
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD552 Bids
Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt-Metal and Glass Vases
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt-Metal and Glass Vases
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$602 Bids
Signed Curtis Brock Artglass Vase
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Signed Curtis Brock Artglass Vase
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $50- $250
$202 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Glass Vases


Jaremos

Jaremos

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Maynards Fine Art & Antiques

Maynards Fine Art & Antiques

Aste Boetto SRL

Aste Boetto SRL