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Amphora Furniture

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.

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Creator: Amphora
Vase with Dripping Crystals
By Amphora, Ernst Wahliss
Located in Chicago, US
The virtuosic blending of color and texture shows how inventive decoration can triumph over nondescript form. Brightly colored drips of slurry clay cascade like melted wax down the t...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Rock Crystal

Amphora Cat & Mouse Oval Porcelain Bowl
By Amphora
Located in Toledo, OH
Amphora cat and mouse porcelain oval bowl. Decorated with acorn and oak leaves. Stamped Amphora. No damage light crazing.
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20th Century North American Art Nouveau Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

Art Deco Ceramic Vase w/ Hummingbird in Multicolor Linear Glazing signed Amphora
By Amphora
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated and beautifully colored Art Deco Cubist Ceramic Vase W/Hummingbird in Multicolor Linear Glazing is signed Amphora and originates from Czechoslovakia, Circa 1930. F...
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Amphora, Pair of Wall Plates with a Provencal Design, circa 1930
By Amphora
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Pair of Art Deco ceramic wall plates by Amphora, circa 1930. Provencal design. Decor of young Provencal girls in a landscape typical of the Art Deco years. Young women are dressed in...
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Rogier Vandeweghe Amphora vase Belgium 1960
By Rogier Vandeweghe, Amphora
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Extremely rare vase designed by Rogier Vandeweghe and made by Amphora, Belgium 1960s. It's a large-sized vase with an extremely rare mint-green color. The vase looks beautiful with i...
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Edwardian Amphora Austria "Campina" Owl Pottery Vase
By Amphora
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Amphora Austria "Campina" Owl Pottery Vase circa 1910 An Austrian Pottery vase adorned with an owl-inspired design motif stands out for its intri...
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Large polychrome black cache-pot by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, belgium 1960s
By Rogier Vandeweghe, Amphora
Located in Meulebeke, BE
Belgium / 1960 / Amphora / polychrome / black / ceramics / planter A remarkable piece made by Rogier Vandeweghe (1923 - 2020) for Amphora, Belgium in the 1960s. This highly decorat...
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Pia Manu For Amphora Large Coffee Table, Black and Red Glazed Tiles
By Pia Manu, Amphora
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful large rectangular coffee table by Pia Manu designed by Amphora, 1960s. This coffee table has a chrome base in stainless steel and a top made of glazed tiles in black and re...
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Mermaid Ceramic Amphora Belgium by Rogier Vandeweghe, Belgium
By Rogier Vandeweghe, Amphora
Located in Antwerp, BE
Monumental ceramic Mermaid by the Belgian artist Rogier Vandeweghe (1923) and executed by his own ceramic workshop amphora located in Bruges, Belgium. Labeled and Signed Amphora.
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic Portrait Vase Amphora Gold Ochre Purple circa 1900
By Amphora
Located in Klosterneuburg, AT
Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic portrait vase manufactured by Amphora-Werke Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Turn-Teplitz circa 1899 Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic portrait Vase "Germania...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Antique Art Nouveau Amphora Pottery Vase with Matte & Enamel Peony Flowers
By Amphora
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique Art Nouveau amphora vase. With matte & enamel peony flowers painted over a matte forest scene ground. Form no. 523. From th...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Amphora Furniture

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Enamel

Vase Amphora Austria Art Nouveau Bohemia Teplitz Ceramics Secessionist
By Amphora, Amphora Austria Manufactory
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
This large and unusual floral hand-decorated double-handled ceramic vase by Ampora Turn-Teplitz showcases the characteristic artistic sensibilities of the Art Nouveau Vienna Secessio...
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Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Exceptionally rare vase portrait jardiniere, Jugendstil Art Nouveau Amphora 1909
By Amphora
Located in Wien, AT
A very exciting object made by the famous Amphora factories in Bohemia in exceptionally high quality and a very rare design. The vase or jardiniere or centerpiece is designed with a...
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Early 1900s Czech Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Enamel

AMPHORA Art Deco Stoneware Vase, Late 1920s
By Amphora
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Large Art Deco vase by AMPHORA (Turn Teplitz, Bohemia), Czech Republic, late 1920s. This vase was produced for France. Large vase with two small handles. Rotating enameled Art Deco d...
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1920s Art Deco Vintage Amphora Furniture

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Stoneware

Monumental Pair, Antique Amphora Arabian Figural Jardinieres W/ Faux Palm Trees
By Amphora
Located in Atlanta, GA
Monumental Pair, Antique Amphora Arabian Figural Jardinieres w/ Faux Palm Trees Each of these monumental figural jardinieres (35.25” h) feature an opp...
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Early 20th Century Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Magnificent Pair of Amphora Art Nouveau "Lily of the Valley" Figural Vases, 1905
By Amphora
Located in Cathedral City, 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 by Riessner & Kessel Amphora of Turn-Teplitz, Austria, in a very classic Art Nouveau style. They each depict a dimensional nymph figure partially ascending a large Lily of the Valley plant. There are many lily of the valley plants surrounding the figures and a couple of scrolling stems that pass through their long flowing hair. Four main colors are used to decorate the molded vase with gilt highlights, including white, ivory, dark & light beige and gold. There are some impressed marks on the underside bottom, "Imperial Amphora Turn...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

Ceramic Pot, Bowl, Jardiniere, Three Musketeers, Dumas, Amphora, 1920, Bohemia
By Amphora
Located in Wien, AT
Very rare literature themed ceramic object of the well-known company Amphora from Bohemia, Czech Republic, made in the Art Deco period around 1920. The three musketeers of the wel...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Amphora Furniture

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Enamel

Amphora Austria Art Nouveau Hand Painted Porcelain Spider Vase, circa 1890
By Amphora
Located in Gardena, CA
Amphora Austria Art Nouveau Hand Painted Porcelain Spider Vase, circa 1890 A stunning Amphora Austria Art Nouveau hand painted porcelain spider vase, circa 1890. Beautiful hand pa...
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19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

Amphora Art Deco Elephant & Lion Porcelain Group, Czechoslovakia
By Amphora
Located in Newark, England
Large Amphora porcelain figural group featuring two lionesses attacking an elephant. The figure of extraordinary size measuring 66.5cm High (26.18inches) featuring a large elephant s...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic, 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 Furniture

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Pottery, Porcelain

Amphora RSTK Enamel Pottery Vase Portrait of a Beauty Art Nouveau, circa 1900
By Amphora
Located in Gardena, CA
Amphora RSTK enamel pottery vase portrait of a beauty Art Nouveau, circa 1900. The central area depicts an Art Nouveau beauty with gilt accents to her ...
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19th Century Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, Belgium
By Amphora
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Mosaic Coffee Table by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, Belgium, 1950s
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1950s Belgian Vintage Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Figurative Ceramic Vase Dragon Amphora Bohemia Jugendstil, circa 1901
By Amphora, Eduard Stellmacher
Located in Klosterneuburg, AT
Large dragon vase Eduard Stellmacher Amphora Riessner Stellmacher & Kessel ca. 1901, marked Around 1900, the manufacture Amphora rose to the top of...
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Early 1900s Austrian Jugendstil Antique Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Figurative Ceramic Vase Dragon Amphora Bohemia Jugendstil circa 1901 Brown Green
By Amphora, Eduard Stellmacher
Located in Klosterneuburg, AT
Small Dragon Vase, Eduard Stellmacher, Amphora-Werke Riessner Stellmacher & Kessel, ca. 1901, Elfenbeinporzellan, marked Around 1900, the manufacture Amphora rose to the top of European ceramics...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Bohemian Ceramic Vase Art Nouveau Amphora circa 1898 Floral Female Portrait
By Amphora, Nikolaus Kannhäuser
Located in Klosterneuburg, AT
Bohemian Ceramic Vase Designed by Nikolaus Kannhäuser Manufactured by Amphora Riessner Stellmacher & Kessel, Turn-Teplitz circa 1898 "ivory porce...
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1890s Austrian Jugendstil Antique Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Bohemian Vase with Relief Flower by Amphora Austria circa 1900 Jugendstil
By Amphora
Located in Klosterneuburg, AT
Large vase with relief flower, Amphora Riessner Stellmacher & Kessel, white biscuit ("ivory porcelain"), ca. 1900, marked The Bohemian ceramic manu...
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Early 1900s Austrian Jugendstil Antique Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Vase by Amphora
By Amphora
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Art Nouveau vase in blue and green enamelled porcelain, with gold details and handles with an elephant head design, made by AMPHORA. Signed crown seal, AMPHORA, Austria, No. 2191, No...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

Large Amphora Art Nouveau Handled Vase Attributed to Paul Dachsel
By Amphora, Paul Dachsel
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Large Amphora blue and green eight-handled vase with red leaves. Attributed to Paul Dachsel - Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel, Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia, ca...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

Bohemian Female Portrait Vase Art Noveau Amphora circa 1895 blue and gold
By Amphora
Located in Klosterneuburg, AT
Bohemian Ceramic Vase Manufactured by Amphora Riessner Stellmacher & Kessel, Turn-Teplitz circa 1895 "ivory porcelain", ceramics, colorfully glazed, ...
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1890s Austrian Jugendstil Antique Amphora Furniture

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Gold, Enamel

mid-century red ceramic Coffee Table by Amphora, Belgium 1960
By Amphora
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
Vermilion red coffee table produced by Amphora, Belgium. Ceramist Rogier Vandeweghe has build up the company together with his wife and ceramic painter Myranna Pyck in the early sixt...
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20th Century Belgian Modern Amphora Furniture

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Metal

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 189...
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19th Century Austrian Antique Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

Monumental Amphora Art Nouveau Figural Vase with Dragonfly and Floral Motif 1900
By Amphora
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Monumental, museum quality signed Amphora porcelain vase with maiden atop an iris clad vessel with dragonfly and web motif in an Art Nouveau design dating from circa 1900. Vase is ha...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

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 Furniture

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Pottery

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

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Stone, Slate, Metal, Chrome

Antique Polychromed Amphora Pottery Vase with Wild Cat Carved in Relief c1910
By Amphora
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts & Crafts vase offers Amphora pottery construction with a wild cat in countryside setting carved in relief, polychromed band with enameled stylized foliate elements, m...
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Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Amphora Furniture

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Pottery

Large Rogier Vandeweghe Red Ceramic Amphora Vase, Belgium 1960s
By Amphora
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rogier Vandeweghe established himself as a self-employed ceramist in Sint Andries, near Bruges, after leaving the PerIgnem ceramics workshop founded in 1947 with his brother Laurent....
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Czechoslovakian Glazed Earthenware Pitcher by Amphora, circa 1918-1939
By Amphora
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A Czechoslovakian glazed earthenware pitcher by Amphora, circa 1918-1939, incised enameled pottery blue background and floral stylized decorated. Opposite curve handle and spout, the...
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Early 20th Century Czech Greek Revival Amphora Furniture

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Earthenware

19th Century Eduard Stellmacher for Amphora "Lily of the Valley" Maiden Vase
By Eduard Stellmacher, Amphora
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This late 19th century porcelain vase was designed by Eduard Stellmacher for Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Amphora of Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia. The piece has a Classic Art Nouveau form...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

Vintage Czech Amphora Porcelain Sculpture of a Camel and Mounted Rider
By Amphora
Located in San Francisco, CA
A magnificent Mid-20th century Czech Amphora Porcelain sculpture modeled as a “Camel and Mounted Rider”, of imposing size and in Fine original condition. The Amphora Porcelain Works existed from 1892 – 1945 in the Teplitz-Turn area of Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but since 1918, in Trnovany in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1892 under the style of RSt&K, by Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel, the son and sons...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

Amphora Earthenware Shaped Vase, Viennese, Austria, 1900
By Amphora
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Amphora earthenware shaped vase, Viennese, Austria, from the beginning of the 20th century, circa 1900 with four stylized handles.
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Antique Paul Dachsel for Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel Amphora Porcelain Vase
By Paul Dachsel, Amphora
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This early 20th century Art Nouveau porcelain vase was designed by Paul Dachsel for Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Amphora of Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia. The piece has an organic squash-l...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Porcelain

Austrian Art Nouveau Amphora 'EDDA' Vase Lamp with Bronze Mounts
By Amphora
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Austrian Art Nouveau lamp includes a EDDA series pottery vase by Amphora as base, mounted with cast and handmade bronze element...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora Furniture

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Crystal, Bronze

Paul Dachsel Vase for Amphora
By Paul Dachsel, Amphora
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Delicate porcelain four-arm vase with lilac flower glaze and applied gilt. Fully hallmarked to underside.
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1890s Austrian Antique Amphora Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Wall-mounted Ceramic Harlequin by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, Belgium
By Rogier Vandeweghe, Amphora
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rare Wall hanging decorative glazed ceramic representing a harlequin from the manufacturer Amphora 1960s designed by Rogier Vandeweghe. The wall mounted figure sculpture...
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Amphora Furniture

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Ceramic

Amphora Ceramic Mother and Child Wall Plaque, Belgium, Elie Van Damme, 1960s
By Rogier Vandeweghe, Amphora, 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 Furniture

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Clay, Ceramic, Pottery

Amphora furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Amphora furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Amphora furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Amphora were created in the Art Nouveau style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Viennese Manufactory, Johann Lötz Witwe, and Franz Xaver Bergman (Bergmann). Prices for Amphora furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $495 and can go as high as $22,400, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,921.
Questions About Amphora Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    Historically, amphorae are vessels made of pottery that feature elongated bodies and curved handles on either side of their necks. The Ancient Greeks used amphorae to store grain and liquids like oil, milk and wine. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of amphorae.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    The Ancient Greeks used an amphora for storing items like milk, oil, wine or grain. Today, people use amphora vases to hold fresh and artificial floral arrangements and as standalone decorative accents. Shop a variety of amphora vases on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A terracotta amphora is a type of earthenware vessel that dates back to Ancient Greece. It featured a wide mouth, curved body, pedestal base and two arched side handles. The Ancient Greeks used the vases to store wine, oil, grain and other items. On 1stDibs, shop a range of terracotta amphora vases.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    Amphoras were decorated with a number of motifs by the ancient Greeks. Common designs included depictions of the gods, everyday people, plants and animals. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of amphora vases.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Amphorae originated along the coasts of what are now Syria and Lebanon. From there, the vessels used to store oil, wine, grains and other foods and drinks spread to Phoenicia and Greece. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of amphora vases from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An amphora, a two-handled pot with a large body and a narrow neck, is a Greek form of pottery. It was largely used for storage. You can shop a collection of amphoras from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An amphora vase is the Greek vase that has an urn-like shape with a wide mouth, medium-length neck and curved body supported by a footed or flat base. Amphora vases usually have two arched handles. Shop a selection of amphora vases on 1stDibs.

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