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Organic Amphora vessel by Paul Dachsel, 1899 for RStK

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    Posted 6 years ago

    fledermaus
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    I am so happy to have found this exceptional Amphora vase with a double handled organic form covered with a multi-toned green and brown metallic irised glaze has the impressed mark and stands 11.25”h. It was designed by Paul Dachsel and the shape is shown in "The House of Amphora" Scott, page 169.
    Amphora associated with the design mastery of Paul Dachsel, son-in-law of Alfred Stellmacher who began Amphora Pottery in the Turn-Teplitz region of Austria, is some of the most desirable and valuable on the market today. Dachsel served the factory his father-in-law founded as a designer from 1892 through 1904 (some sources speculate 1905), and then founded a pottery business under his own name - Kunstkeramik Paul Dachsel - in 1906. His company remained in business through 1911 (although some sources site 1910), according to information shared on Artnet.com.
    In 1894, it's reported that porcelain merchant Ernst Wahliss purchased the Amphora factory from Stellmacher, but Dachsel continued to design for the firm for a number of years. This explains why Dachsel’s name is associated with pieces bearing a number of different Turn-Teplitz marks.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning!!
    2. solver solver, 6 years ago
      fledermaus, magnificent vase. The glaze [if that is the correct term], form, and movement is so beautiful and evokes such pleasure.

      I just put your book reference, "Ceramics from the House of Amphora 1890-1915" by Richard L. Scott, Jan Mergl, and Lenka Merglova Pankova, on my book "wish list." The authors' website, thehouseofamphora dot com, includes the Table of Contents with many pages and illustrations. There is an an interesting author's notation in chapter 6 on Kunstkeramik Paul Dachsel:

      "Great Artist, Poor Timing"
      http://www.thehouseofamphora.com/TOC/chapter6/chapter6.html

      The Table of Contents
      http://www.thehouseofamphora.com/toc.html

      idcloisonne, ditto to your post. :-)
    3. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
      Absolutely one of my favorite form designs by Dachsel. This and his modernist-type tree vases were way ahead of their time.
    4. fledermaus fledermaus, 6 years ago
      I agree he had vision and it is one of the best forms.

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