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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.

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

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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

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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

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

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

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Ceramic

Large Amphora Art Nouveau Handled Vase Attributed to Paul Dachsel
By Paul Dachsel, Amphora
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. 1903 Numbered 3942/28 Me...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Amphora

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Porcelain

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 Paul Dachsel, Amphora
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

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Pottery, Porcelain

Decorative Ceramic Coffee Table by Amphora St-Andries, 1960s Belgium
By Amphora, Rogier Vandeweghe
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
In 1957 Rogier Vandeweghe left Perignem, a ceramics workshop he had founded together with his brother Laurent. He relocated to Sint-Andries, a suburb of Bruges, where he founded his ...
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1960s Belgian Modern Vintage Amphora

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Metal

Large Art Nouveau Amphora Teplitz Porcelain Female Bust "Reflexion", RStK 1902
By Amphora
Located in Rancho Mirage, CA
This monumental Art Nouveau porcelain bust of a young beautiful maiden was produced by the Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel (RStK) factory of Teplitz, Bohemia in about 1902. The bust d...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

Materials

Porcelain

Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic Portrait Vase Amphora White Ochre Gold circa 1898
By Amphora
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic Portrait vase manufactured by Amphora-Werke Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Turn-Teplitz circa 1898 Depictions of female faces and bodies were a centr...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

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

Materials

Pottery

Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic Portrait Vase Amphora Gold Brown Ochre, circa 1897
By Amphora, Nikolaus Kannhäuser
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic portrait vase designed and painted by Nikolaus Kannhäuser manufactured by Amphora-Werke Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Turn-Teplitz circa 1897 A rema...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

Monumental Amphora Art Nouveau Figural Vase with Dragonfly and Floral Motif 1900
By Amphora
Located in Rancho Mirage, 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

Materials

Porcelain

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

Materials

Porcelain

Art Deco Majolica Vase With Enamel Paintings by Amphora, CZ, circa 1920
By Amphora
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Unique Art Nouveau Majolica Vase by Amphora Czechoslovakia from the early Art Deco period around 1920. The beautiful shaped body shows a fantastic relief design with unusual polychro...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Amphora

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Enamel

Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic Bowl Eduard Stellmacher Amphora Blue, circa 1902
By Eduard Stellmacher, Amphora
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian Art Nouveau symbolistic ceramic bowl from the "Fates-series" designed by Eduard Stellmacher manufactured by Amphora-Werke Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Turn-Teplitz circa 1...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

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 elements, trimmed with glass and crystal beads. ...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

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Crystal, Bronze

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...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Amphora

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Porcelain

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

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Porcelain

Art Nouveau Sculpture by Amphora, CZ, circa 1915
By Amphora
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Charming Art Nouveau sculpture by Amphora Czechoslovakia from circa 1915 showing a young girl riding her little buckboard pulled by a Billy goat. A lot of beautiful details can be fo...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Amphora

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Ceramic

Majolica Amphora Vase Enamel Painted by Amphora CZ, Art Deco Period, circa 1920
By Amphora
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Unusual, rare Majolica Vase handcrafted in the Art Deco period around 1920 by the famous company of Amphora Czechoslovakia. The exceptional amphora-shaped body shows a fantastic reli...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Amphora

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Enamel

Pair of Majolica Amphora Vases Enamel Painted by Amphora CZ, circa 1920
By Amphora
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Unusual pair of Majolica Vases handcrafted in the Art Deco period around 1920 by the famous company of Amphora Czechoslovakia. The beautiful amphora-shaped bodies shows a fantastic r...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Amphora

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Enamel

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

Materials

Porcelain

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

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Ceramic

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

Materials

Ceramic

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

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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

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Earthenware

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 in ceramic i...
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

Amphora Ceramic Duck Sculpture by Rogier Vandeweghe, 1960s,Belgium
By Rogier Vandeweghe, Amphora
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very rare ceramic glazed duck designed by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, Belgium, 1960s signed. Brown, white and blue glazed colors.Mint condition.
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

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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