This beautiful tall bottle vase is decorated with barbotine flowers and butterflies. A French word that translates to "slip" in English, barbotine describes a mixture of clay and water (slip) that is cast in figural molds. When they are dry, they are applied to the body of the vase, plate, etc.
The body of this vase is white clay and the glaze is very smooth and semi-matte. It’s a lovely honeydew color and appears washed or dabbed on, as it is lighter in some areas and darker in others. The interior of the vase is covered in just a clear glaze. The bottom is glazed green also and has E-75 impressed in the bottom.
There are three butterflies, each a different size, shape and color. Around them are branches, leaves and flowers of dogwood, and all of them are slightly rough and fuzzy, rather than smooth.
The vase measures just under a foot tall, weighs a little over 2 pounds, and has a base that’s 6 ½ inches across and a mouth that has a 2 inch opening. There are two leaf tips along the bottom that have small chips out of them, but there are no other chips or cracks.
This is a vase that will draw attention--and touching--anywhere.