Amphora Teplitz Vase Marked with Incised Crown Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel

Oct 09, 2010

When thinking of the word, amphora most people think of the Greek storage vessels from Antiquity, but during the late 1800's, the region of Bohemia, now Austria and Czechoslovakia area used the word to describe a style and a name of a fine Art pottery. This pottery mostly in the new style of the time, Secession (also called Jugensdtil) and Art Nouveau, the word took on a whole new meaning. The Pottery being produced was exciting, fanciful and true to the aesthetics of the style. With the use of abstractions of nature, new and inventive glazes these pottery objects were looked at with new and invigorated artistic statement.

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