This vase shaped like a spinning top and decorated with water lilies, is part of a set of vases designed by porcelain painter Horst Brettschneider. For Brettschneider, everyday observations of natural phenomena, their fleeting beauty, are what inspire him to create works of unparalleled virtuosity. With just a few colours and subtle nuances, this master of natural paintings captures and breathes life into moments filled with longing. What sets this motif apart is that it represents a break with traditional flower painting: the group of vases lends the impression of viewing a lily pond, whereby each vase depicts a different circular segment of the pond. Though sleek and avant garde at first glance, the vase design, upon closer inspection, reveals subtle hints to its artisanal production. Turned by hand and hand-painted with lavish artwork, each vase is one of a kind.