Pottery has been around since the Neolithic, more than 7000 years ago. For a long time this was formed by hand and no turntable was involved. Various techniques were used to make pots by hand, such as by joining rolls or sheets of clay together. In every period and every culture, the pottery had specific characteristics.
Typical decoration techniques in the Bronze Age and the Iron Age are the application of, for example, finger impressions, grooves or a rough surface, in which blobs of clay have been applied.
This vase is a reference to hand-formed pottery with finger imprints. The glaze on the vase is a modern touch.
The first records of tea imported into Europe from the Far East date to the second half of the 16th century. When the consumption of exotic drinks became widespread, a clear relationship arose with adapted containers, such as porcelain. The decorations were created in an interaction between the demand in the area of consumption and the producers in Asia. In this way, consumers ultimately formed their own ‘fictional’ image of Chinese culture. This product shows such a hybrid image of ‘Chinese’ representations.