Decorate your home with cut or dried flowers in this lovely Cylinder Majolica Vase. Looking quite splendid even on its own, this terra cotta vase is hand-turned and hand-glazed by Philippine artisans in the traditional Majolica style.
Majolica—also spelled Maiolica—is prepared by tin-glazing earthenware and firing it a second time. After the first firing, the bare bisque is dipped into a bath of fast drying liquid glaze. When dry, the glazed piece is ready to be hand painted before a final firing at 1690° Fahrenheit. The intense heat makes the glaze interact with the metal oxides used by the painter to create the deep and brilliant translucent colors unique to majolica.
Originating in the Middle East in the 9th century, the Majolica style displayed on this terra cotta vase reached its creative peak in Spain and Italy during the Renaissance, but has gained new popularity in recent times.
Watertight, but not food safe, this cylindrical Majolica vase will add style and color to your décor wherever it is placed.
• Cylindrical terra cotta vase • Hand-turned • Hand-glazed and painted in Majolica style • Watertight • Not food safe