A flower brick is a type of vase, cuboid-shaped like a building brick, and designed to be seen with the long face towards the viewer.[1][2]

Traditional flower bricks are made of a ceramic material. The top surface has a large hole into which water is poured, and a number of smaller holes into which flower stems are inserted, so that the flowers are kept in position. They are a sub-type of the boughpot or tulipiere, which have more rounded shapes.


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  2. ^ "Flower brick". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 21 May 2015.