Reed's Ikebana design echoes the upright Round vases, but the low profile yields more to the flower arrangements it supports and inspires. Available in a couple of dozen patinas, and seven sizes from 3.5 to 12 inches in diameter.
The vases are fabricated from brass sheet and bronze rod: cut by hand, hammered into a gently domed shape, with one side pierced with a hammer and mandrel while glowing hot, leaving an organic, torn edge as if the flowers are exploding out of the vase. The sides are brazed together at the edge, textured, and feet added. Each one is tested for water tightness. Finally, they are colored using our range of traditional and modern sculptural patinas, which are mostly brushed on while heating the metal.
The vases look great in an array of multiple sizes together, either the same color or in color combinations. Alone or in a group they make their own sculptural design statement, and fit well with minimalist, Japanese-inspired, or Craftsman homes especially. They need no flowers to be an attractive element in any room, but they also set off flower arrangements beautifully.
The vases range from 3.5 inches to 12 inches diameter. Each one comes with a kenzan (pin frog) of a size which fits in its opening to support flower arrangements.
We don't keep all sizes and patinas in stock, so they will be patinaed, or in some cases made from scratch, upon order. Most vases will ship in a week or two.
Even more colors available on our website, DavidMBowman.com