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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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Signed Labino Art Glass Vase
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Signed Labino Art Glass Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$418 Bids
Signed Labino Art Glass Vase
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Signed Labino Art Glass Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$318 Bids
CARLO SCARPA / VENINI ART GLASS VASE
Nov 29, 9:00 AM PST
CARLO SCARPA / VENINI ART GLASS VASE
by Abell Auction
Est: $500- $700
$6508 Bids
Signed Labino Art Glass Vase
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Signed Labino Art Glass Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$287 Bids
Signed Labino Iridescent Art Glass Vase
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Signed Labino Iridescent Art Glass Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$327 Bids
AERIN ABEL BLACK THICK LRG ART GLASS VASE, NIB
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
AERIN ABEL BLACK THICK LRG ART GLASS VASE, NIB
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$1505 Bids
Signed Labino Art Glass Vase
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Signed Labino Art Glass Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$315 Bids
Seltene Bechervase mit Pfirsichdekor von Amédée de Caranza
Dec 02, 10:00 AM CET
Seltene Bechervase mit Pfirsichdekor von Amédée de Caranza
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €180- €360
€3604 Bids
Signed Labino Art Glass Vase
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Signed Labino Art Glass Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$314 Bids
Signed Labino Iridescent Art Glass Vase
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Signed Labino Iridescent Art Glass Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$264 Bids
Vintage Vibrant Iridescent Jack in the Pulpit Art Glass Vase
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Vintage Vibrant Iridescent Jack in the Pulpit Art Glass Vase
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$123 Bids
Wonderful Vintage Signed Orient and Flume Art Glass Vase
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Wonderful Vintage Signed Orient and Flume Art Glass Vase
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$113 Bids
Signed LCT Favrile Art Glass Vase. Beautiful iridescence
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Signed LCT Favrile Art Glass Vase. Beautiful iridescence
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$112 Bids
Große Art Déco-Vase mit "Daturas"-Dekor von Schneider
Dec 02, 10:00 AM CET
Große Art Déco-Vase mit "Daturas"-Dekor von Schneider
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €360- €720
€3902 Bids
Jugendstil-Ziervase
Dec 02, 10:00 AM CET
Jugendstil-Ziervase
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €120- €240
€1202 Bids
Group of 2 Floral Ambrosia Handled Glass Vases
Dec 03, 9:00 AM CST
Group of 2 Floral Ambrosia Handled Glass Vases
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $60- $150
$352 Bids
Near Pair of Viz Glass Inc. Art Glass Foyer Vases - colourful blue, yellow and red design. Tallest 32.5cm
Nov 30, 7:00 PM AEDT
Near Pair of Viz Glass Inc. Art Glass Foyer Vases - colourful blue, yellow and red design. Tallest 32.5cm
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD252 Bids
English Hand Blown Arts & Crafts Glass Vase
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
English Hand Blown Arts & Crafts Glass Vase
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $100
$22 Bids
Iridescent Leaves and Vines Glass Bud Vase
Dec 03, 9:00 AM CST
Iridescent Leaves and Vines Glass Bud Vase
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $80- $160
$502 Bids
Monumental Richard Royal Signed Art Glass Vase 43"
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Monumental Richard Royal Signed Art Glass Vase 43"
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
Iridescent "Jack-in-the-Pulpit" Style Vase
Nov 29, 12:00 PM EST
Iridescent "Jack-in-the-Pulpit" Style Vase
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Dale Chihuly RED BLANKET CYLINDER Vase
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
Dale Chihuly RED BLANKET CYLINDER Vase
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $4,000- $7,000
$3,0001 Bid
A & E Arthur Court Designs Iridescent Blue Elephant Cameo Art Glass Vase, 6 1/2"H, EC
Jan 07, 1:00 PM EST
A & E Arthur Court Designs Iridescent Blue Elephant Cameo Art Glass Vase, 6 1/2"H, EC
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Glass Vases


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn

World Auction Gallery

World Auction Gallery