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Collectible Greek Vases for Interior Design Decorating

Collectible Greek Vases for Interior Design Decorating

Collectible Greek Vases for Interior Design DecoratingCollectible Greek Vases for Interior Design DecoratingCollectible Greek Vases for Interior Design Decorating

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Red Figure

Black Figure

Black Figure

Greek Red Figure Vase

   Red-figure vase painting is one of the most important styles of figural Greek vase painting. It developed in Athens around 530 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. Its modern name is based on the figural depictions in red colour on a black background. 

Black Figure

Black Figure

Black Figure

Greek Black Figure Vase

 Black-figure pottery painting was especially common between the 7th and 5th centuries BC. Figures and ornaments were painted on the body of the vessel using shapes and colors reminiscent of silhouettes. Delicate contours were incised into the paint before firing, and details could be reinforced and highlighted with opaque colors. The principal centers for this style were Corinth and later Athens. 

White Ground

Black Figure

White Ground

Greek White Ground Vase

 In white-ground pottery, the vase is covered with a light or white slip of kaolinite. White-ground vases were produced in Ionia, Laconia and on the Cycladic islands. But only in Athens did it develop into a veritable separate style beside black-figure and red-figure vase painting. For that reason, the term white-ground pottery or white-ground vase painting is usually used in reference to the Attic material only. 

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Greek antiquities are recognized as fine art. While original Greek vases can cost thousands of dollars museum quality reproductions are available at reasonable prices. Our vases are hand made on a potter's wheel and hand painted collectible vases and not cheap factory produced tourist shop vases.  We are the exclusive importer of Hellenic Classic Vases (TM) from Greece.

  • Important: Today, there are very few individuals who follow the traditional ancient art of pottery making. Our ancient Greek vase reproductions are made with the high standards of quality workmanship of ancient Greeks from over 2,000 years ago using similar materials and methods. Each piece can be considered a work of art and is a replica of an actual historic object displayed in a museum or famous collection. The pottery process follows the technique and style used by the ancients and every object is individually hand thrown terracotta, hand-shaped, and hand-painted in detail in Greece and signed by an artist skilled in the art of ancient Greek pottery making. 

  • Beware: Because of the popularity of ancient Greek vases many companies simply mass produce a vase and then apply silk screen printing. In addition, during recent months large vase copies are marketed in Greece, but unfortunately they are “Made in China”. So you could pay a large sum for a vase, while the actual value is much less.

  • Quality:  To create Greek pottery the artist uses clay and a levigation process to remove pebbles and impurities. Next the clay is placed on a wheel to shape it followed by hand painting of the figures and decorative features. When a vase is hand painted the same figure in 100 vases will each be slightly different. Unlike silk screening and stenciling it’s not possible for two hand made and painted vases to be 100% identical. 

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We have a special collection of antique Greek vase prints from the 1700 and 1800's. These rare prints include vases from the Collection of Sir Henry Englefield from 1812,  Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honourable William Hamilton from 1776,  Collection Of Engravings From Ancient Vases Of Greek Workmanship from 1800 ...and more. In addition, there is also a selection of other original prints including botanical, scenery, marine/naval, natural history and over 1,500 other prints. 

Our original prints are perfect for wall decor in home or office and all prints come with custom double mats. Frames are also available.

For more information go to www.decoratinghints.com


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