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Collector of Amphora, Zsolnay, and other Art Nouveau ceramics. Search YouTube for "Amphora Pottery" to see a dramatic video ofCollector of Amphora, Zsolnay, and other Art Nouveau ceramics. Search YouTube for "Amphora Pottery" to see a dramatic video of Amphora's monsters and maidens vases. (Read more)


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  1. Peasejean55, please let us know what you think if you go.
  2. Nice to hear that a first rate ceramist admires it, fledermaus. Thank you.
  3. Thanks to all for the nice comments. Peasejean55, I am happy to find someone that can claim this as a fine part of their local heritage. I wish I could visit the museums, such as the one in Manchest...
  4. I hope it's obvious that I was being tongue-in-cheek.
  5. Gorgeous.
  6. Thank you for the nice comments everyone.
  7. I added new photos to show more sides of this vase.
  8. That is gorgeous.
  9. The question is what are you planning to discover using this thing? We look forward to some great contribution to humanity, Sean.
  10. Thank you for the compliments.
  11. Thanks, bratjdd. This one is a gem. I let go of my other Sicard vases because they didn't rock like this one.
  12. Thanks for the answer, art.pottery. Please tell me what gives it away as recent Asian.
  13. I don't believe Amphora manufactured this. Cogito is likely referring to the object (an amphora vessel) that Dressler used as their logo.
  14. Lovely face.
  15. This is one of those objects I come across now and then that will consume me with envy of the owner so I have to try to forget about it.
  16. Happy New Year, Sean!
  17. Phat, So glad you acquired this vase. I love the colors on this one.
  18. Thank you for the comments Elisabethan, Moonhill, and antiquerose.
  19. Vetraio50 has it right. Your vase is by Riessner, Stellmacher, and Kessel (AKA Amphora), which was one of the finest Art Nouveau pottery manufactories. Your piece is early Amphora circa 1895. I hav...
  20. Suffice to say it is wondrous what they packed into 2.5 inches.
  21. I enjoy your writing style, VioletOrange.
  22. Phatbuddha, Looking forward to seeing your dragon vase on CW. Glad you were able to get it.
  23. The bat vase is cool. It was made by a contemporary pottery called Freiwald that clearly gets inspiration from Amphora.
  24. Another example of this is on ebay right now. I don't know the seller.
  25. For the record, I have to say that the deal fell through on buying this so I don't own it. I paid and then they told me it had been sold to someone else and refunded my money. Life goes on.
  26. Thank you, miKKo. All the best in 2014 for you.
  27. Same to you, vetraio50. You are a wonderful collector with one of the best personalities on Collectors Weekly. I always enjoy your presence here.
  28. Violet, I would like to talk to you about this piece. Please send me a note at or you can contact me through the Amphora Facebook page at if you like.
  29. Oz, Phil, and Fledermaus, Thank you for the nice comments. I wish you all the best in 2014.
  30. Thank you, Inky. Happy holidays to you.
  31. You too, V!
  32. Choice piece.
  33. Unreal. I covet it!
  34. You too, Sean.
  35. Cool vases and interesting description.
  36. Sweet piece.
  37. Elegant.
  38. Supreme!
  39. Killer piece, fledermaus. I believe that it was likely designed by Eduard Stellmacher for Amphora rather than his father Alfred. The date you give matches the manufactory Riessner, Stellmacher (Edua...
  40. Lovely shape.
  41. I added some close-ups.
  42. Yes, inky. Despite her beauty, Aurora is insecure.
  43. I added some new photos.
  44. I added some close-ups of this sinister beast.
  45. I added some close-ups.
  46. I added a close-up of a wasp. Look at the artistic application of gold. That is one of the reasons Amphora is in the ceramics hall of fame.
  47. nldionne, I have had it a few years now and the thrill is still strong. This devil gets special attention in the Amphora video on YouTube. Just search for Amphora pottery if you haven't seen it.
  48. Sweet piece!
  49. You are right czechman. One of these Amphora dragons appeared on Antiques Roadshow on April 8 in Cincinatti. The Google search "Antiques Roadshow Amphora dragon" will locate the video. Like the...
  50. Thank you for the comments, all. I love Sicardo too, Spiperato. I have one posted that I fancy to no end.
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