The handmade ceramic bottle is lead and cadmium free – hence useable for storing food ware. It contains approximately 0,8 liter and is 30 cm in height. Circumference is 27 cm, and it weighs app. 740 gr. The bottom is signed by the artist.
This very elegant bottle has an inspiring, creative, and innovative design. The traditional floral motifs of red and blue tulips and carnations combined, in a modern shaped bottle, articulates the current trend of mixing styles and cultures, blending authenticity, originality, and novelty.
The tulip and the carnation have both played major roles in the Turkish history of arts and crafts. Hence, the tulip was a frequent utilized motif in art, mosaics, tiles and even on textile, especially during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. The preference for the tulip was at its highest, in the 17th century, where the Sultans established tulip gardens near the palace and presented handpicked tulip bulbs as valuable gifts, to foreign dignitaries which, in time, contributed to the so-called “Tulip war” in Europe. The carnation flower also originates from the Middle East and was too highly treasured as a motif, in both textiles, arts, and craft, during the time of the Ottomans. Today the tulip is the Turkish national flower.
The Leyla bottle is handmade in Kütahya, an area of Turkey well known for their techniques, traditions and designs in ceramic art and craftmanship. Where the renowned Iznik workshops were closely connected to the royal court, the artisans in Kütahya mainly produced elegant and sophisticated household ceramics to the higher middle classes. Throughout the last centuries, Kütahya has developed into a major ceramic area, famous for their outstanding quality and breathtaking designs and handicraft. At Malukka, we have chosen to present handmade ceramics from Kütahya, carefully selected with a special focus on an inspiring and aesthetic design, a meticulous handiwork and good quality.
This inspiring ceramic bottle has a special aura of the intriguing and charming Orient and will surely be noticed for its colorful beauty, whether you choose to use it for kitchenware or as a home décor.
The Leyla bottle is a unique piece of ceramic pottery and should be preserved with attention and care. The bottle is dishwasher safe.
As the ceramics are handmade by small and self-employed artisans, the delivery time may vary, and in some cases, take longer than the estimated 23 working days – due to the nature of handicrafts or circumstances at the individual artisan’s workshop. In this case you will, of course, be contacted by us. For further information please read “about us” and Terms and Conditions.