Vintage Porcelain Blue and White Chinoiserie Tulipiere Vase
Blue and White Chinoiserie Tulipiere Vase, is unique and rare vintage vase made from heavy porcelain. Purchase this unique piece from Luxe Curations!
Made of heavy porcelain
Marked Made in China
This classic tulipiere will make a lovely addition to any room in your home.
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9” H x 7” Dia
Care Instructions: We recommend cleaning with a soft cloth and non abrasive soap
Facts & History: A Tulipiere or Tulip-holder is an ornate vessel in which to grow tulips and is usually made of hand-crafted pottery, classically delftware.
While fairly uncommon in modernity, during the 17th century tulipieres were used to grow tulip bulbs indoors and were common pieces of decorative art that could often be found in the houses of European elites. After the advent of large-scale global trade in the 17th century, numerous flower bulbs from Asia such as the tulip, crocus, and hyacinth became luxury items in Europe and these bulbs remained an exotic novelty until the end of the 17th century. Large floor-standing pyramid-shaped tulipieres were particularly ornate and were used as a status symbol to indicate the owner's wealth.
Tulip mania was a period during the Dutch Golden Age when contract prices for some bulbs of the recently introduced and fashionable tulip reached extraordinarily high levels, with the major acceleration starting in 1634 and then dramatically collapsing in February 1637.