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ApatheticXHe…'s loves9 of 51Large Circa 1900 Art Nouveau Double Maiden Ceramic VaseAmphora Dragon Vase
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    Posted 11 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:

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    1. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 11 years ago
      very nice
    2. cogito cogito, 11 years ago
      Pleasantly terrified!
    3. MMVE29, 11 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, 11 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, 11 years ago
      I love the romantic and sinister quality of it
      I'm tangled in the cruel beauty,.........stunning piece.
    6. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 10 years ago
      It is a very tactile piece, Geno. Thanks for the comment.
    7. Zowie Zowie, 10 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, 9 years ago
      I love how their artist design and create outside the box.
    9. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 9 years ago
      I added some close-ups of this sinister beast.
    10. Zowie Zowie, 9 years ago
      Sinister or not it is still very nice
    11. tom61375, 9 years ago
    12. aldo78 aldo78, 9 years ago
      O my God this is called true art stunning:):)
    13. Superflous, 8 years ago
      Truly a stunning piece.
    14. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      A truly master piece, wow!
    15. martika martika, 7 years ago
      Where do you find these pieces?
    16. SpiritBear, 7 years ago
      I truly must say,
      I LOVE IT.
    17. IpsenDenmark, 4 years ago
      I have this sea monster and it looks terrific.
      Huge respect for the artist.

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