Bottle, Box, Vase. These containers symbolize the body of the woman and female sexuality, at least in men’s dreams.
The male body and male sexuality is seldom, if ever, represented by a vase.
If a container symbolizes male sexuality, it appears in the shape of a barrel or bottle.
For men and woman alike, though, a vase may represent the innermost part of the person in the sense of the unconscious. But here the image usually appears in the form of a box (Pandora’s Box) or a treasure chest.
What is inside the container is important (the spirit in the Bottle—the genie). Ever since Sigmund Freud, containers have been seen as referring to sexuality; if the container is empty, impotence. Pouring liquid from a container or removing a cork from a bottle is, according to classical psychoanalysis, usually a symbol for intercourse.... Little Giant Encyclopedia