Different types of ceramic decorative vases include those made like Greek pithari, which are terra cotta containers that used to hold oil. The modern version of these vases can be whitewashed or painted vivid colors such as cobalt blue.
Other vases are tall, rounded and taper slightly toward the bottom, while others are rectangular with rounded corners. Other vases are footed and come with lids topped with decorative finials. They can be tall or in the shape of ginger jars.
Some vases are large enough to sit on the floor, and though made of ceramics, are decorated with capiz shells or glittery, reflective glass tiles. Decorative vases are also made to resemble Greek amphoras or double-handled jugs.