Four geometrically shaped bronze glazed stoneware vases by Jan van der Vaart. These multiples were designed to be stackable and made into a 'Tulip Tower' vase. The tower consists of four separate parts. These pieces of Dutch avant-garde pottery were designed and executed in 1990 in his own studio in Amsterdam. They are signed on the bottom with: 'VdVaart', 90 and his signature wheel. Jan van der Vaart belongs to the first generation of ceramic artists that revived the practice of ceramics in the Netherlands in the 1950s. He introduced a new vision on form and colour based on the Bauhaus tradition. When he gets appointed to head teacher of ceramics on the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, his influence on the development of Dutch ceramics is easy to trace. Around fifteen years later his work is internationally acknowledged.