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What an eye-catcher! The hand-painted Delftware decoration and pagoda-like design are based on a rare 17th century Flower Pyramid from the famous 'Metaale Pot' pottery. This vase was exclusively designed for the Rijksmuseum. You can easily fill each of the five layers with water, allowing you to place freshly cut flowers in each layer. But even without flowers, this impressive object will make an immediate impression in your interior. A real conversation piece!
This Flower piramid is based on the Flower pyramid, De Metaale Pot (attributed to), after Lambertus van Eenhoorn, c. 1692 - c. 1700. The model of this tall, stacked flower vase originated at the court of William and Mary, his consort, who was passionately interested in flower arrangement, porcelain and tin-glazed earthenware. Costly cut flowers could be placed in each spout of this flower pyramid, which is built up of separate elements.
Here you can find more information about the original 17th century Flower Pyramid
The Flower Pyramid of the Metaale Pot is also diplayed in the museum. You can admire it in room 2.2.