If you are a woman who needs inspiration for what her next washout should be, you can benefit from inspiration on this page: vases. Piethein.dk presents the visitors to a series of Piet Hein’s classic vases. One characteristic of these vases is that they are in many cases made of glass. There are especially two kinds of vases – but the vases are found in a variety of colors, which can make the choice a little bit harder. All in all, there are many good bids on what the next next purchase can be.

Ceramic Vases

From the Neolithic and in subsequent periods, in the manufacture of ancient Greek vessels, the use of clay increasingly begins. The manufacture of clay vessels prevailed in all prehistoric peoples because of the abundance of raw materials and ease of making objects. Art or household products made of clay, kilned or dried in the sun, were called ceramic. For firing clay, on the slopes were built of stone furnaces of various sizes, for different types of vessels, the process itself lasts about 10 hours. In IV millennium BC the potter’s wheel was invented. The ancient potter’s wheel was made of wood, it was durable and heavy, twisted by his pupil potter, listening to his team. The ancient Greeks created clay vessels with great imagination, depicting scenes from everyday life on them. Greek pottery was very famous, even outside of Hellas. The ceramics profession was honorable, in Athens, there was a large area called “Ceramics” where potters lived and worked, by the way, in our time, this area has the same name. From the drawings in ancient Greek ceramic vases, we learned a lot of information about the daily life of the ancient Greeks, religion, mythology, theater. All life was depicted by the Greeks in drawings on ceramic vases.


The main thing in the definition of a vase, which people often forget about, when, for example, they give a vase as a gift, is not so much a beautiful decoration or material (although this is also important) as an elegant form. Then the vase becomes a vase, not just a vessel, and it is pleasant to look at it – and this will be one of its destinations. Today, vases are used mainly to put flowers in them – it is practical, but for this purpose you can use any container, so the general impression remains: how the flowers look in a vase, and how the vase looks in the interior (albeit without flowers). And here, this symbolic object becomes a kind of link, accent, even the rhythm of the interior, if it is paired.


The vase is incredibly popular as a gift, and not only in the last millennium; they were brought to the Scythian rulers by their subordinate cities, they were given to the Roman emperors. And, as before, only some people can afford precious vases of gold and silver with gems; with stone vases, the situation has changed: now they are completely accessible to everyone, and with the advent of new minerals, the choice of color and pattern of the stone is almost unlimited. Charoite, the only deposit in the world located in Yakutia, has become a favorite stone for making vases. A classic charoite vase with a narrow-necked leg, the edge of which is bent outward, is in the collection of the Gems Gallery. In ancient Rome, only members of the upper class could afford such luxury. It is known that the Roman emperor of the 1st century Nero was very fond of stone vases and even collected them. Once, when one of the VAZs broke, he ordered to carefully preserve its fragments.

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