Amphora Gres-Bijou Vase For Sale
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Amphora Gres-Bijou Vase

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Riessner & Kessel, better known as Amphora, a Bohemian ceramics producer, introduced its Gres-Bijou series in 1904, at a moment of consumer fatigue with the Art Nouveau movement’s focus on floral ornamentation. This biomorphic series, with its rich finishes, abstract bas-relief motifs and simulated jewels, was received with universal acclaim. Amphora were presented with the Gold Medal at the 1904 World Exhibition in St. Louis. The catalogue description conveys the complexity of its fabrication: “Brown and carmine underglaze painting, glossy, transparent mother-of-pearl frit dust glaze. Matte and glossy gilding.” This piece appears to have been fired at the center of the earth. It possesses that rare power to attract and repel at once. Stamped with Amphora Austria, and the model no. 3661. Literature: Ceramics from the House of Amphora, Richard L. Scott

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  • Dimensions
    H 6 in. x W 10.5 in.H 15.24 cm x W 26.67 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    U120917947524
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About Amphora (Designer)

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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