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Amphora

Jugendstil—the Germanic name for the sinuous, ethereal design style best known as Art Nouveau—rarely found better expression in ceramics that at the kilns of Amphora. In 1892, Austrian potter Alfred Stellmacher and four relatives opened a workshop that produced earthenware featuring plants, animals, mythical creatures, simulated jewels and even portraits in the style of Gustav Klimt and other fashionable painters of the era. Each piece was signed Amphora. The factory also produced ewers, bowls, tureens, and other diverse shapes. Located in the former spa resort town of Turn-Teplitz (now part of the Czech Republic), the Amphora factory took advantage of the abundant kaolin in the local riverbeds—as well as the energy produced by the rivers themselves—in manufacturing their arresting wares.

     Amphora pieces were painstakingly produced via a method that included detailed sketches, intricate carving and molding and luminous iridescent glazing. All culminated with repeated firings of the clay—sometimes as many as ten times. As a result, the firm won worldwide acclaim, taking gold medals at the Chicago and St. Louis World’s Fairs. Its wares were sold by luxury emporiums like Tiffany & Co.

     Collectors prize Amphora vases for their delicate, naturalistic designs, and larger pieces often command prices in the tens of thousands. Equally sought after are portrait busts featuring religious, literary and allegorical themes. If you’re mourning the end of Downton Abbey and you’d like to add a dash of Lady Edith’s bohemian flair to your home, an Amphora vase or bowl will serve as a unique conversation piece.

Average Sold Price
$2,142
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Amphora Ceramic Mother and Child Wall Plaque, Belgium, Elie Van Damme, 1960s
By Amphora, Rogier Vandeweghe, Elie van Damme
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful creation in ceramic of Madonna and Child by Elie Van Damme for Amphora Ceramics situated in Sint-Andreis outside Bruges, Belgium. Rogier Vandeweghe,b. 1923 Bruges, Belgium,...
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Amphora

Materials

Clay, Ceramic, Pottery

Amphora Arts & Crafts Woman with Geese and Trees "Brittany Farmers" Pottery Vase
By Amphora
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Circa 1905 - 1910 attributed to Elvir Otto for Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel Amphora Templitz Pottery Vase. This arts and crafts vase stands approx 7" tall with a diameter of appr...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Arts and Crafts Amphora

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Pottery

Impressive Brutalist Coffee Table by Pia Manu for Amphora, 1960s
By Pia Manu, Amphora
Located in Echt, NL
Beautiful handcrafted mosaic coffee table in very good condition. Designed by Pia Manu in the 1960s. Manufactured by Amphora, Belgium It has an impressive mosaic top table made of...
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20th Century Belgian Brutalist Amphora

Materials

Stone, Slate

Amphora RSTK Pottery Maiden Portrait Vase Model #660 Nikolaus Kanhauser, c. 1890
By Amphora
Located in Gardena, CA
Amphora RSTK Pottery Maiden Portrait vase Model #660 Nikolaus Kanhauser, c. 1890 Amphora Turn Tepliz RSTK pottery hand painted portrait vase, circa 1890. Twin handle vase with rai...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Amphora

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Porcelain

Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic Portrait Vase Amphora White Blue circa 1897
By Amphora
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic Portrait vase Allegory of Autumn manufactured by Amphora-Werke Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Turn-Teplitz circa 1897 A perfect example of the qualit...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

Concrete Wall Relief by Amphora, Belgium 1970s
By Amphora, Rogier Vandeweghe
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Brutalist concrete wall relief by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, Belgium 1960s. Rogier Vandeweghe studied at the Sint-Lucas in Ghent between 1940-1945. Vandeweghe established himself...
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1970s Belgian Brutalist Vintage Amphora

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Concrete

  • Concrete Wall Relief by Amphora, Belgium 1970s
  • Concrete Wall Relief by Amphora, Belgium 1970s
  • Concrete Wall Relief by Amphora, Belgium 1970s
  • Concrete Wall Relief by Amphora, Belgium 1970s
H 78.75 in. W 23.63 in. D 3.94 in.
Magnificent Pair of Amphora Art Nouveau "Lily of the Valley" Figural Vases, 1905
By Amphora
Located in Rancho Mirage, CA
Proud to offer this matching PAIR of early 20th Century Austria Imperial Amphora “Lily-of-the-Valley” maiden vases. These vases were designed by Eduard Stellmacher and manufactured b...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

Materials

Porcelain

Paul Dachsel Amphora Art Nouveau Four Handle Lily Gold Blue Green Pottery Vase
By Amphora, Paul Dachsel
Located in Miami Beach, FL
7.25" Tall Paul Dachsel Amphora porcelain vase with 4 arms and a painted lily pad leaf design with gold assents. The vase is a beautiful blue and green color. Stamped and numbered ...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

Materials

Pottery, Porcelain

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FLORIAN KOLHAMMER art since the turn of the 20th century
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Birney Creek Interiors
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Art Deco Ceramic Glass Light
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Amphora furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Amphora furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Amphora collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 29 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Amphora were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Loetz Glass, Johann Lötz Witwe and the Viennese Manufactory. The prices for Amphora furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $495 and tops out at $22,400, while pieces like these can sell for $2,450 on average.

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