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Traditionally the “Hope Chest” or „Glory Box“ is a chest used to collect items of clothing or household linen by unmarried young women in anticipation of their married life. Although each object has a suggested function, they are really symbols that represent a dark look at what marriage might hold.

Some of the objects include:

Candlesticks to light up every dark corner of her house.

The money-box should help the bride and the groom keep in mind that money does not fall from the sky.

Vase to keep fresh life in her house during whole year time.

Some objects having no use at all – as uselesnness is also part of life

dimensions: 13 x 10 x 10 cm

material: glazed or non-glazed porcelain, underglaze hand drawing, decals

Simona Janišová, 2011

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