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.
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. Read more