The three sided trapezoidal shape vases are especially significant for their rare form and decoration. The body of the vases themselves, are embellished with an oak leaf garland, intertwined with floral wreaths on the sides. The meaning of the garlands, lies in the juxtaposition of the symbolic (masculine) value of the oak leaves and a fragile feminine touch of the rose wreath.
Each side of the vases is decorated with a miniature plaque, finely painted, depicting courting couples in a harbor setting. The style of painting represents a fashionable subject in a manner of dutch old masters. The miniature plaques are completed in refined detail, showcasing the craftsmanship of the artist.
The pastel pallet of the vase, further creates the illusion of the vases’ cake like form; the dainty lid is finished with a gold berrylike finial while the crown of the vase is completed with petite pink roses, resembling a frosted decoration.