This is a beautiful but imperfect Austrian Imperial Amphora vase that would date from 1905-1910. The scenic vase stands 10 1/4" tall with long molded handles and it is 6" wide at it's bulbous bottom. There are molded floral and architectural botanical impressions at the top and the bottom of the vase. The base has rose vines with petals and gold veins that lead up to a row of applied high glaze jeweled flowers in soft pastels. The center portion of the vase has handpainted oak trees painted on both sides on a mint green background. The top has beige leaves and vines. There is gold tracery and gold handles. Much of the gold has been worn off the handles and one of the handles has a tight hair line crack shown in the pictures. The vase is vaguely signed but those of us who know Amphora know it says Austria and Amphora both in ovals and the Imperial crown. There is also a mold mark in numbers. My best guess would be Riessner & Kessel Turn Teplitz This is a beauty of a rare vase and I am pricing it according to it's condition. Note it is still usable as a vase.
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