Posted 2 months ago
I absolutely love the form of this vase; it is based on a classic design of a Dutch tulip vase, which were usually made of delftware. This is a very heavy piece, weighing 1lb 12 ounces (794g), and is 8-1/2" (21.6cm) tall. Similar designs featured three or five finger openings but this has the most, with seven openings. I wanted to see what the vase would look like filled with real tulips, and it was very interesting test; it is quite hard to get the tulips into the neck of the vase (especially the lowest two), and seven just barely fit, with quite a bit of prodding. These were very small tulips, too, so I wouldn't say the design was successful if used with typical tulips. Of course other flowers with narrow stems would look lovely, too. This form dates to 1899.