Amphora Furniture

Amphora Ceramics (Austria-Hungary)

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.

19th Century Eduard Stellmacher for Amphora "Lily of the Valley" Maiden Vase
19th Century Eduard Stellmacher for Amphora "Li...
Amphora, Eduard Stellmacher
Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases
Porcelain
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...
Eduard Stellmacher Teplitz Art Nouveau Centerpiece
Eduard Stellmacher Teplitz Art Nouveau Centerpiece
Amphora, Eduard Stellmacher, Teplitz
Antique 1890s Austrian Art Nouveau Centerpieces
Porcelain, Pottery
Signed Eduard Stellmacher Art Nouveau pottery centerpiece for Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel, Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia. Made in Austria, circa 1890-1910. Undulating, dramatic and ...
Amphora Perignem Umbrella Stand in Red Glazed Ceramic
Amphora Perignem Umbrella Stand in Red Glazed C...
Amphora, Perignem, Roger Vandeweghe
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal
We have to offer this spectactular umbrella stand in ceramic with red glazed finish on top. This stand was made by Amphora, a Belgian ceramic factory in Beernem. They were very close...
Czechoslovakian Porcelain Owl, Amphora, circa 1900
Czechoslovakian Porcelain Owl, Amphora, circa 1900
Amphora
Antique Early 1900s Czech Animal Sculptures
Porcelain
Czechoslovakian porcelain owl, Amphora, circa 1900.
Paul Dachsel for Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel Amphora Porcelain Vase
Paul Dachsel for Riessner, Stellmacher and Kess...
Amphora, Paul Dachsel
Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases
Porcelain
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...
Art Nouveau Amphora Pottery and Bronze Vase
Art Nouveau Amphora Pottery and Bronze Vase
Amphora
Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Vases
Bronze, Pottery
Pottery vase finished in green/brown color with a touch of gold and fitted with bronze top and the base.   
Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora Mosaic Coffee Table
Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora Mosaic Coffee Table
Amphora, Roger Vandeweghe
Vintage 1950s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal
Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, cocktail table, blue ceramic, wood, iron, Belgium, circa 1950 This inlayed mosaic round coffee table displays a vivid colour scheme of different blu...
Amphora Elite, Art Nouveau Planter in Enameled Stoneware, circa 1900
Amphora Elite, Art Nouveau Planter in Enameled ...
Amphora
Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Planters, Cachepots and Jardini...
Stoneware
Amphora Elite, Art Nouveau planter in enameled stoneware, circa 1900.
Art Nouveau Vase by Amphora, Turn-Teplitz Region of Bohemia, circa 1904
Art Nouveau Vase by Amphora, Turn-Teplitz Regio...
Amphora, Hans Riessner
Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases
Ceramic
Gorgeous art pottery vase attributed to Hans Riessner, Riessner Stellmacher & Kessel, Teplitz region of Bohemia, circa 1904. Unusual shape combined with a striking glaze, polished g...
Amphora Rogier Vandeweghe Ceramic Vase, Belgium...
Amphora, Roger Vandeweghe
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Highly decorative and nice ceramic vase designed by Rogier Vandeweghe and manufactured by Amphora, Belgium, 1963. This vase has an amazing shape and red glaze and would look highly d...
Large Ceramic Bowl by Amphora
Amphora
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
This large ceramic bowl was made in the workshop of Amphora in the 1960s. The geometric decoration with blue, black and white is very artistic. This bowl is in good condition. The ...
Set of Three Seahorse Ceramic Wall Sculptures b...
Amphora
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Mounted Objects
Ceramic
This set of three seahorse ceramic wall sculptures was made in the workshop of Amphora in the late 1960s. The two small seahorses in red an white are marked. The extra large green ...
Imperial Amphora Austria Ceramic Woman Figure
Amphora
Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Classical Greek Ceramics
Ceramic
Beautiful Imperial Amphora Austrian ceramic woman figure Limited edition 5005 21 manufacture number The Amphora porcelain works existed from 1892-1945 in the Teplitz-Turn area of Bo...
Paul Dachsel Vase for Amphora
Amphora, Paul Dachsel
Antique 1890s Austrian Porcelain
Delicate porcelain four-arm vase with lilac flower glaze and applied gilt. Fully hallmarked to underside.
Impressive Large Ceramic Bowl by Rogier Vandewe...
Amphora
Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
This very large bowl was designed by Rogier Vandeweghe for his workshop Amphora in the 1960s. The size of this bowl is really unique, it just fitted in the ceramic oven. The bright...
Czechoslovakian Glazed Earthenware Pitcher by A...
Amphora
Early 20th Century Czech Greek Revival Pitchers
Earthenware
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...
Amphora Earthenware Shaped Vase, Viennese, Aust...
Amphora
Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramics
Ceramic
Amphora earthenware shaped vase, Viennese, Austria, from the beginning of the 20th century, circa 1900 with four stylized handles.
Rare Riessner and Kessel Amphora Ceramic Art No...
Amphora
Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Vases
Ceramic, Enamel
A charming and unusual piece from the well known ceramic factory Amphora of Riessner & Kessel in Turn-Teplitz. Made in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the area called Bohemia, now ref...
Austrian Art Nouveau Amphora 'EDDA' Vase Lamp w...
Amphora
Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Table Lamps
Bronze, Crystal, Pottery
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. ...
Rogier Vandeweghe Amphora Ceramic Tiles Table, ...
Amphora, Roger Vandeweghe
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal
Very nice unique coffee table designed by Rogier Vandeweghe produced in the atelier of Amphora, Belgium, circa 1960. This table has a chrome plated metal frame and the top has a red ...
Ceramic Harlequin by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora
Amphora, Roger Vandeweghe
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Ceramic
Rare glazed ceramic representing a harlequin from the manufacturer amphora designed by Rogier Vandeweghe, stamped.
Amphora Ceramique Duck Sculpture by Rogier Vand...
Amphora, Roger Vandeweghe
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Very rare ceramic glazed duck designed by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora, Belgium, 1960s signed. Brown, white and blue glazed colors. Mint condition.
Coffee Table by Pia Manu, circa 1960
Amphora, Pia Manu
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Stone, Metal
Beautiful coffee table by Pia Manu, manufactured by Amphora Belgium around 1960. This coffee table has a black metal base and a top made of glazed tiles in black, grey and red, ma...

Amphora Vase

By Amphora
Amphora Vase
Amphora
Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Large vase by Amphora. Signed Ceramique red glazed.
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