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Amphora Pottery Czechoslovakia

Amphora Czechoslovakia Display Piece

Amphora Pottery Czechoslovakia

Seeing the piece of Amphora pottery in the first image below at an auction recently reminded me how good this early 20th Century maker is.

Amphora is highly desirable amongst collectors, but not that well known to the general public. The pieces from this pottery display extremely high levels of craftsmanship with their superb and often very detailed decor in the Art Nouveau style. Works often feature “tube-lining” and a matt glaze area with a sandy texture as in the examples here – but there is a huge variety of styles and finishes.

Amphora Porcelain Works ran from 1892-1945 in the Tepliz-Turn area of Bohenmia, now Trnovany in the Czech Republic. Prior to WW1 Bohemia was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Amphora Czechoslovakia Vase

Amphora Czechoslovakia Vase

The next 2 images are of a piece I had some time ago which has a strong “Arts & Crafts” feel about the way it is decorated.

Amphora Czechoslovakia Display Piece

Amphora Czechoslovakia Display Piece

Detail -Amphora Czechoslovakia Display Piece

Detail -Amphora Czechoslovakia Display Piece

There are many good books and websites about Amphora pottery which you can see just by typing Amphora Czechoslovakia into Google, and there is a very good FACEBOOK page which has some wonderful images – This seems a good starting point if you want to find out more about this Art Nouveau Pottery.

Not all pieces of Amphora pottery are back-stamped, and there are a large number of different back stamps. If they have a backstamp, pre WW1 pieces will be marked ‘Austria’, and Post-WWI pieces will be marked “Czechoslovakia”.

You will find some good videos on YouTube showcasing this impressive pottery, and also Etsy has a good representation of Amphora works.

Amphora Czechoslovakia Vase

Amphora Czechoslovakia Vase – As seen on “Gallerie Mollari” Etsy, in Denmark

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