Among the earliest experiments carried out at the Bombay School of Art or the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai were the successful efforts to improve the production of different types of pottery. The workshops experimented with new types of clays, glazes, forms and designs. The floral patterns and colours observed on this glazed vase seem to be inspired by Art Noveau designs. The form of this pot is similar to classical Greek and Roman pottery as the School was experimenting with new techniques and forms. This pottery was much admired and popular at international exhibitions.