Hand painted tulip vases
It is often thought that the first tulip vases were made when tulips were a status symbol and were almost priceless at the time of the tulip mania, but tulip vases date back to King Stadholder William III and his wife Mary Stuart. Then the first flower holders with spouts were made, possibly because Mary Stuart launched the fashion to bring fresh flowers into the house. The English princess had several vases made at the De Grieksche A in Delft, designed by Daniël Marot.
Until her death, Mary Stuart continued to order vases in Delft, where at that time about 900 porcelain bakers worked in about thirty plateau bakeries. Soon after her death, the tulip vases became out of fashion again. But nowadays the tulip vase is back. This way you can see that really good design always remains!Read more Read less