Maker and Age: The Amphora Porcelain Works run by Reissner, Stellmacher & Kessel in the Teplitz-Turn area of Bohemia, late 19th to early 20th centuries; Artwork created by Paul Dachsel (red marks were used by Dachsel the short time he worked with his father-in-law, before becoming famous in his own right)
Details: A stoneware vase with the intriguing relief decor of butterflies, bee-like insects, spiderwebs and a cell pattern under the rim. The iridescent blue-green matte finish is enhanced by the salmon, light blue, black & cream colors of the insects as well as the golden spiderweb outlines and multi-color faux stones in shades of brown, blue and cream. The important marks on the base of the vase include an impressed “Amphora”, the large 1/4 inch high mold number “3774” in relief, a smaller number “25” in relief, “Turn Teplitz Bohemia” and “RSTK” in red paint.
Dimensions: 11.5 inches high X 5.75 inches in diameter
Condition: Excellent!! There are no chips, cracks or wear to the finish or the pottery itself. The deliberately drilled hole in the base is very clean and small and for the purpose of making the vase into a lamp base “sometime.” There must have been an early radio program about how to drill your vases for lamps. At any rate, should you desire, you can have the hole repaired, even waterproofed. Myself, I never use my glass or ceramic treasures as vases.
Shipping: The vase will be shipped via USPS Registered mail, fully insured, at no charge to the buyer. International customers, please inquire about availability and cost of insured shipping to your location.
Amphora Butterfly and Spiderweb Vase, Paul Dachsel artwork