Tulipa Vases by Lotte Van Laatum
Here is Lotte van Laatum’s interpretation of 17th century Turkish kaftans worn by royal sultans . The design pattern is based on the abstraction of a tulip which is probably the closest item to a national icon in Holland, but is ironically an import from Turkey and Central Asia. And, Lotte’s intentions when creating the vase appear to be that juxtaposition of Turkish and Dutch cultures. I’m afraid I couldn’t find the best picture of this work, but if you were to see it in person, the shape is sort of a silhouette that has been extruded back about 4 inches making the piece a bulkier, more striking figure. I believe the vase is produces by Haans, but I wasn’t able to find this object in their collection.