What is a chinoiserie vase?
Today’s chinoiserie vase is an updated version of traditional Chinese vessels. These are curved vases that mainly come as blue chinoiserie vases because blue was the main original color of Chinese porcelain and ceramic vessel art. About 47% of chinoiserie vases are made of ceramic and porcelain. 7% of chinoiserie vases are made of glass and crystal.
History of chinoiserie vase
Chinoiserie vases were first famous in the 17th century in Europe. The word chinoiserie comes from the French word “chinois”. This is French for Chinese. During the 17th century, English and Italian designers sought to copy and imitate the fanciful and decorative design styles of Chinese silk, arts, and lacquerware.
Types of chinoiserie vase
Today, you can find chinoiserie vases in various sizes, colors, and designs. The majority of chinoiserie vases have vivid, natural, whimsical landscapes with fanciful pavilions drawn on them. For example, birds, sprawling floral motifs, nature, and lush garden vignettes. The Chinese also like to draw mythical beasts like dragons on them to symbolize strength and prominence. Pagodas, which are multi-tiered with sweeping roofs, were also featured in the art found in chinoiserie vases. Green chinoiserie vases have a rustic look that makes the vase look aesthetic and appealing. Most antique chinoiserie vases are blue and white chinoiserie vases. This is because the original chinoiserie vases were painted blue. And therefore, most of today’s vintage chinoiserie vases have classic blue and white colors.
Large chinoiserie vases can be used to pot bigger flowers. Tall chinoiserie vases can be placed on the floor or on a low table without flowers for interior decor purposes. The small chinoiserie vases can either be used as decoration items or for placing small flowers. Chinoiserie vases with flowers are used as centerpieces in luxury homes and exotic events. Affordable chinoiserie vase sets can be purchased online today.