A quite stunning vase, inspired in part by the wonderful lacquer work of Oriental artists, the White Cherry Blossom and Butterflies Vase is a truly exceptional statement piece. For a start, it is cast in fine bone china that has been stained jet black, which is then carefully glazed to create a flawlessly smooth, ebony canvas for the artist.
The decoration is then applied, entirely by hand, using only white paint. It takes the most delicate touch and the use of the finest brushes to capture the beauty and intricacy of the cherry blossom and the two butterflies, and the monochrome simplicity belies the level of detail and the artistry required to capture it. This is a piece that will create an immediate effect, but which will also reward the closest scrutiny.
Cherry blossom was one of the most frequent designs used in the lacquer work of artists in both Japan and China, its delicate beauty the perfect counterpoint to the smooth blackness of the lacquer. It was also often used as the basis of the decoration of ceramic pieces, and this vase, with its white decoration on a black body, is a wonderful synthesis of the two traditions.
We also offer the perfect pair for this astonishing vase: the Black Cherry Blossom and Butterflies Vase is the exact reverse of this design, in effect the negative to it, with a matching design applied purely in black to a flawless white bone china vase; for more on this vase please see here
Vase Height: 255mm
Vase Height including Plinth: 295mm
Vase Diameter: 107mm
Plinth Diameter: 180mm