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.
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