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Art Pottery4 of 6Pheasant Vase by AmphoraI BOUGHT THIS NEWCOMB COLLEGE VASE CIRCA 1923 AT A GARAGE SALE FOR .50 SATURDAY 6/15/12!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 3 years ago

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Amphora Sea Monster Vase
Bohemia, circa 1900
14" high

This piece has a powerful sense of motion. You can feel this sinister and muscular beast wrapping himself around a sea object, moments from his attack. Just what I love about so many Amphora pieces. You don't think of a vase when you see it. You experience an intriguing object with a personality that invites you into a relationship.

I was lucky to find this wicked boy because Amphora collectors only know of one other like him. You can see him in the dramatic Amphora video by searching YouTube for "Amphora Pottery."

There is also an Amphora Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Amphora.Pottery.

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  1. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    very nice
  2. cogito cogito, 3 years ago
    Pleasantly terrified!
  3. MMVE29, 3 years ago
    I love the drama of this piece. Such artistry, such craftsmanship - absolutely magnificent! How did you find it? Was it at auction or in a store? Perhaps a private collector? You are indeed very lucky!
  4. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 3 years ago
    I found him in an art gallery in Copenhagen hanging out with mostly Danish pottery. He looked like a foreigner in that crowd. The other one is owned by an Amphora dealer in Chicago. The monster is the same but the glaze on the rest of the vase is deep purple. Byron Vreeland, the author of the Amphora book Monsters & Maidens: Collector's Edition, has a vase that is the same mold in all respects except for the head. The head on his does not look like a cobra.
  5. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    I love the romantic and sinister quality of it
    I'm tangled in the cruel beauty,.........stunning piece.
  6. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 2 years ago
    It is a very tactile piece, Geno. Thanks for the comment.
  7. Zowie Zowie, 2 years ago
    Im trying to find a vase with ruffled rim neck peice has small dots then pattern underneath main design is a dragon in gold the talons on dragon has 5 just noticed inbetween talons is a ball that looks like is held 6 talons bass of vase has markings but I do not know what they are
  8. Spiperato Spiperato, 1 year ago
    I love how their artist design and create outside the box.
  9. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 1 year ago
    I added some close-ups of this sinister beast.
  10. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    Sinister or not it is still very nice
  11. tom61375 tom61375, 1 year ago
    WOW!!!!!!!!
  12. aldo78 aldo78, 11 months ago
    O my God this is called true art stunning:):)
  13. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Never noticed this before, magnificent piece, one for the books to be sure. Gorgeous photos for this large vase, beautiful !~
  14. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 8 months ago
    It's hard to put into words how fascinating your pottery is.

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