Vinci Vase with handles

SKU: 1523/CM2/HQO
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€278,00
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A Neoclassical seduction is explained with class and sophistication in this delicate coloured vase.

This ceramic porcelain vase has a prosperous character. Its clean and sharp details make effective and graceful.
Its considerable size makes it a fine and impacting piece of art. On a console or in the middle of the table it exemplifies class.

Ancient Greek kraters had a large body held by a rounded foot; two handles raised from the bottom. This Ahura’s vase has a similar shape, lighted up by the absence of the handles.
The main function of those vases was to contain vine mixed with water: during symposiums, kraters were positioned in the middle of the room to let servers drew the alcoholic beverage for guests.Decorations used to be inspired by myths, war deeds, everyday life: meant to be a deep expression of community roots, for us they are a priceless statement of a lost world.

Understated elegance
Neoclassicism aspired to the authenticity of Ancient Greece; Ahura takes the example of Neoclassicism and translate both New Classical and Ancient Greek styles into something new.
The shape of this Vinci Cup is that of ancient krater, with a rounded foot resting on a squared base, and a bell-shaped body.Moulding has clearly a New Classical taste: the upper border is decorated with an egg-and-dart pattern which makes light softly slide; smooth body ends onto a rope molding which seems to gently hold the upper weight. Handles are gracefully carved and culminate in an acanthus leaf. Coloured glaze recalls the strong chromatism typical of the Empire Style, and makes it actual with grace and sobriety. An intense solid color stands out on the white background and is lighted up by glares of gold; its smooth surface slows the light down without completely absorbing it. The emblem takes inspiration from old noble coat of arms, which brings virtue and nobility to mind.
Gold exalt even more the details of this magnificent vase.

Actual virtues
Ahura fills its vases with those significances, and brings into your home or into your showroom an elegant and graceful taste of nobility. This big vase is majestic but not flashy; it shines with honour and pours it all around. A ceramic porcelain New Classical vase shows confidence, luxury, class; its splendour doesn’t exceed, its charm is always full of harmony.

 





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