The beginning of the 1920's in Latvia was a time when a national identity in art was created and striking creative personalities were developing. Latvian artists, who considered themselves to be the representative of a new era, set an ambitious goal - to create art which was connected to current processes in European art, but which, at the same time, wouldn't lose its national originality. One of the enthusiasts wanting to implement these new aesthetic views in decorative and fine arts, was Romans Suta.
The body of the large vase is divided into rhythmic belts that like an old chronicle tell stories about wars with Crusaders during Livonian times, the foundation of Riga, bustling sailboat trade on the Daugava, Freedom fights, and the reconstruction of Riga. The central painting zone is devoted to tranquil Latvian countryside landscape and daily labour that symbolise the identity of the Latvian people.
This exhibit was made using materials from the catalogue of the exhibition "Riga's Porcelain Art. 1925-1940" published in 2012, Riga, Latvia.