The Pink Cherry Blossom Vase is a wonderful example of what can be achieved by the combination of top-quality craftsmanship and brilliant artistry that we at Bronte Porcelain are able to call upon.
Cherry blossom has featured in the decoration of ceramic items since the earliest porcelain was created in the Far East. One of the great spectacles of Japan, the blooming of cherry blossom has provided inspiration to that country’s artists for centuries, and inevitably its appearance on porcelain also inspired the pioneers of European china. There is a complex symbolism associated with the blossom: its short lifespan has led it to be associated with the fleeting nature of our own lives, but it is also associated with wisdom and with love.
To set off the delicate beauty of the cherry blossom, we cast the vase in subtly tinted yellow fine bone china, which is then carefully glazed before the artist begins work on the decoration. The cherry blossom scrolls artfully around the circumference of the vase, built up stage by stage using ceramic colours along with a special enamelling technique that emphasises details of the flowers and foliage. Finally, a band of 22 carat burnished gold is applied to the vase’s rim; and, if you wish, a personal inscription can also be added to the base.
The combination of the pale yellow ground and the delicate shading of the blossom creates a vase with a luminous beauty. We also offer a matching pair of vases, with the cherry blossom scrolling in opposite directions in order to provide the perfect complement to one another.
Vase Height: 255mm
Vase Height including Plinth: 295mm
Vase Diameter: 107mm
Plinth Diameter: 180mm