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13:37 Aug 21, 2002
English to French translations [PRO] / Japanese flower arranging
English term or phrase:teardrop container
In a book on ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), the context is the following: "Small and compact, this arrangement on the right is designed to be seen from above, standing by the basin [in the bathroom]. Placed in a small Japanese teardrop container, the tulips have been cut very short [...]."
The container seems to be made of porcelain. It is shallow and triangular
"Lacrymatoire ou lacrymaire Petit flacon de forme allongée dont les Romains respiraient le parfum pendant les cérémonies funéraires accompagnées d'une crémation sur un bûcher" http://jode.free.fr/abc/l.html