Vintage Hand Painted Spill Vase | Norleans, Japan (11720)

  • $38.00

Spill vases were small cylindrical vases for containing splints, spills, and tapers for transferring fire, for example to light a candle or pipe from a lit fireplace.

From the documentary record, they probably date back to the 15th century, though the heyday of specially made vases is the 19th-early 20th century.

This lovely spill vase has a handle around one of the boy's legs--making it very easy to carry. It features capodimonte-style flowers - just one petal of one of the smallest flowers, is missing. Light crazing.

This can of course be used for flowers too!

It measures 100mm wide x 180mm tall x approximately 60mm deep.