Inv. #12995
AMPHORA Monumental Exotic Vase

Circa 1901, By Amphora, Designed by Paul Dachsel, Austria.  Designed by Paul Daschel for Amphora, this vase is one of the most beautiful, intriguing Art ceramics produced in the early twentieth century. Contained between the water plants on the floor of the forest and the magenta dusk sky, are bats swooping down through the trees to forage for cherries. The imagery, colors, and layers of decoration create a captured moment.  Excellent condition.

Quoted from "The House of Amphora" by Richard Scott, "Without doubt, this vase is the most exceptional example of the special modeling method of stylistic openwork developed by Amphora. The openwork wreaths at the rims of the vessels show an imaginative artistic approach linked with the technical capabilities of the modelers. Page 127.

Remarks from Lawrence Jeffrey: "I would note that the two examples pictured on page 127 from Scott's book are interestingly incomplete as they lack the forest image painted on the body of the vase. The presence of that imagery in this example, along with its use of subtle colors, offers a more complete conception of the piece as a whole."
Condition: Excellent condition.
Hallmarks: As shown.
Measurements: 22 1/2" high
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