Vase and cover, '100% make up' series, porcelain, designed by Alessandro Mendini and Michael Graves for Alessi, Italy/ Germany, 1989-1992
A porcelain vase of elongated bulbous shape, on a flared, round base, with cover in the form of a conical hat on a high, round base. The exterior surfaces of both the vase and cover are applied with six wide royal-blue bands decorated with linear designs of stylised flowers and foliage in gilt. The interior surfaces are white. The designer and maker's marks are inscribed on the vase, underside of the base. The covered vase was produced as part of Alessi's '100% make up' series.