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Loetz Crete Rusticana Tulip Vase PNI-7891 c.1899

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    Posted 3 months ago

    Michelleb007
    (223 items)

    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.

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
      Put to good use .... a Classic !!!
    2. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Thanks so much Kevin - it is a classic shape, and one I have wanted for a long time. :)
    3. inky inky, 3 months ago
      Looks so very! beautiful with your lovely tulips in it’, Michelle..and what a great size, bet it looks bigger in the ‘flesh’...
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Hi Penny, thank you so much! Yes, it is quite a good size - and really heavy! I really had a challenge getting the tulips in - it was like a puzzle! :)
    5. racer4four racer4four, 3 months ago
      You would wonder how glass this good could look better but here's the proof.
      I went oooh when I first saw this photo Michelle.
    6. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Karen, that is so nice to hear - thanks so much! :)
    7. sklo42 sklo42, 3 months ago
      I smiled when I saw this, two of your passions in one gorgeous image.
    8. sklo42 sklo42, 3 months ago
      Just a thought, perhaps the stems of modern tulips are bred to have stronger/thicker stalks to better support what is a heavy flower.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
      That's beautiful Michelle! And the tulips look amazing in this vase.
    10. slpprs slpprs, 3 months ago
      Wow Michelle! Your display couldn't be more beautiful, and fitting. Well done :)
    11. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      Beautiful vase and display!

      scott
    12. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 months ago
      happy spring
    13. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Thank you, Peggy! I like your thoughts on the tulips...I thought about recent hybrids and size as well. But then I remembered the big blowsy dutch tulips seen in old paintings. These pink tulips are actually very small for tulips, but were the biggest I was able to find this late in April; I was barely able to make them work. I know Warren has this vase in a huge size (14"!) so I think that would work better for traditionally sized blooms; the issue is the diameter of neck, and how many stems can fit into it. I really wanted to try it out, and fun doing it, too! :)
    14. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Thank you jscotto! :)
    15. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Thank you slpprs, you are so kind! :)
    16. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Thanks so much Scott!
    17. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Happy spring to you too, kivatinitz!
    18. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 months ago
      bravo! tulipière magnifique!
    19. IronLace IronLace, 3 months ago
      Superb vase with a stunning display of tulips! I'm planting some more very soon...so I hope that by September I might just be lucky enough to find a tulip vase of my own...well, I can dream, anyway! :-)
    20. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Thank you ho2cultcha - nice to see you again! :)
    21. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Marin, thanks so much! I hope your tulips do well for you! I can't grow them here unless they are in a protected pot, because they are candy to our local deer - I am jealous you can grow them! Good luck with finding your tulip vase! :)
    22. Parkerhouse, 3 months ago
      Michelle, what a lovely display.
      JudyP
    23. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 months ago
      Thanks so much Judy! :)

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