The Amphora Porcelain Factory of Turn-Teplitz, Austria produced this figurine between 1892-1905. This graceful figurine is an excellent example of the Art Nouveau pieces that Amphora was producing at the turn of the 20th century. Featuring a female figure wearing a flowing gown and an exotic head dress with lotus flowers. She is standing on a base of lotus flowers from which a long stemmed lotus flower sinuously curves around the figure's back until the head of the flower rests on her right shoulder. She is posed with her head tilted to the right, looking upon the lotus flower, and her left arm is gracefully raised up in counter balance. The porcelain has a smooth satin finish all over except the figure's legs are finished in high gloss glaze. The predominate color is a muted gold tone of the gown and the lotus flower base. The head dress is lavender with a muted gold wash and flowers of jade green, the central flower is a smaller single bud. Upon very close inspection there is a very minute 1mm chip to the underside of this central bud, but one must really be looking for it to see it(see image #8, circled in red). There also a very tiny chip to the tip of the flower cluster on the figure's left side of head (see image #9) The figures face is beautifully hand painted with a lovely realistic blush to the cheek. The sculptural quality of this piece is remarkable, from the modeling of the facial features and hands to the flowing drape of the figure's gown.
This porcelain figure is of the highest quality with only the two above mentioned imperfection and given the age and fragility of this figurine that is truly remarkable. The height is approximately 17 inches tall with a width of 6 inches across the arms. A treasure for any collection.
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