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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
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

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

Impressive Brutalist 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 It has an impressive mosaic top table made of...
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20th Century Belgian Brutalist Amphora

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Stone, Slate

Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase with Dragon Amphora Brown circa 1901
By Amphora, Eduard Stellmacher
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian Art Nouveau ceramic vase with Dragon designed by Eduard Stellmacher manufactured by Amphora-Werke Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Turn-Teplitz circa 1901 Vases with sauria...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

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

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

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Pottery, Porcelain

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

Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic Candlestick Eduard Stellmacher Amphora circa 1902
By Amphora, Eduard Stellmacher
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian Art Nouveau ceramic candlestick from the “Fates-series” designed by Eduard Stellmacher manufactured by Amphora-Werke Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Turn-Teplitz circa 1902 i...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

Art Deco Majolica Vase Enamel Painted by Amphora CZ, 20th Century, circa 1920
By Amphora
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Extraordinary Art Deco Majolica vase by Amphora Czechoslovakia artfully made around 1920. The great shaped body shows a fantastic relief design with unusual polychrome enameled flora...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Amphora

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Enamel

Austrian Art Nouveau Ceramic Vase with Sea Monster Amphora Brown circa 1902
By Amphora, Eduard Stellmacher
Located in Vienna, AT
Austrian Art Nouveau ceramic vase with deep sea monster designed by Eduard Stellmacher manufactured by Amphora-Werke Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Turn-Teplitz circa 1902 Dragons...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

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

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. 1903 Numbered 3942/28 Me...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau 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

Materials

Enamel

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

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

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

Materials

Pottery

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

Materials

Clay, Ceramic, Pottery

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

Materials

Ceramic

Impressive Large Ceramic Bowl by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora
By Amphora
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
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...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

Paul Dachsel Vase for Amphora
By Amphora, Paul Dachsel
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

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By Amphora, Paul Dachsel
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

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

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

Materials

Porcelain

Large Brutalist Double-Spout Amphora Vase
By Amphora
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
This impressive vase is created by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora. It can be dated circa 1965. The brutalist glaze and the shape are amazing. This pure vase is a unique piece in perfe...
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Amphora

Materials

Ceramic

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

Materials

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

Materials

Earthenware

Ceramic Harlequin by Rogier Vandeweghe for Amphora
By Rogier Vandeweghe, Amphora
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rare glazed ceramic representing a harlequin from the manufacturer amphora designed by Rogier Vandeweghe, stamped.
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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

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H 15.75 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
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Located in Antwerp, BE
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Large Art Gouda Ceramic Flower Pattern Vase, 1930s
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Art Deco Majolica Vase by Amphora, CZ, circa 1920
By Amphora
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Out of the ordinary orange Art Nouveau Majolica Vase by Amphora from the early Art Deco period in the Czech Republic around 1920. The amazing shaped body shows a fantastic design wit...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Amphora

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Majolica

Large Arts Nouveau Elvir Otto "Brittany Farmers" Amphora Pottery Vase, 1910
By Amphora
Located in Big Flats, NY
A large and rare faience Art Nouveau Austrian Elvir Otto for Amphora Templitz (Reissner, Stellmacher & Kessel) pottery vase of the "Brittany Farmers" collection (1909-1910, inspired ...
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20th Century Austrian Arts and Crafts Amphora

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Sculpture Ceramic by Elie van Damme for Amphora, 1960s
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Moulded sitting Girl sculpture, edited by Amphora, created by Elie Van Damme. Black metallic glaze.Perfect condition. Belgium 1960s.
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Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Majolica Vase by Amphora Czechoslovakia, circa 1920
By Amphora
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Large unique Art Nouveau Majolica vase by Amphora Czechoslovakia from circa 1920. The bulbous body shows a fantastic relief design with unusual polychrome enameled floral elements. A...
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Art Nouveau Vase by Amphora, Turn-Teplitz Region of Bohemia, circa 1904
By Amphora, Hans Riessner
Located in Pau, FR
Outstanding art pottery vase attributed to Hans Riessner, Riessner Stellmacher & Kessel, Teplitz region of Bohemia, circa 1904. Unusual shape combined with a striking glaze, polished...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Amphora

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Ceramic

Early Pia Manu Coffee Table, 1960s
By Amphora, Pia Manu
Located in Brussels, BE
The table is an early creation by the Belgian designer Pia Manu. He is famous for creating ceramic table with ceramics by the Belgian workshop Amphora, which under was ruled under it...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Amphora

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Chrome

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H 14.57 in. W 25.6 in. D 25.6 in.
Antique Austrian RStK Amphora Ivory Porcelain Vase with Dragon Handles
By Amphora, Reissner Stellmacher & Kessel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An antique Austrian vase of ivory porcelain by Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel (RStK) Amphora of Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia (Austria) dating between 1899 and 1900. The vase has two dragon-...
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Rogier Vandeweghe Amphora Ceramic Tiles Table, Belgium, 1960
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Czechoslovakian porcelain owl, Amphora, circa 1900.
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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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