This is a Bohemian Czech Turn-Teplitz amphora vase. The maker is Riessner & Kessel. The date is circa 1905 to 1910.
The material composition of the vase is a type of earthenware.
The vase is 9 ¾” high and 3 ½” wide.
The shape is cylindrical with two small side amphora handles at the top.
The design is built into the mold. Two owls are perched on top of a branch. The owls and branched are glazed in shades of cobalt blue with brown. The base, top and handles are glazed cobalt blue with round bumps. The back side of the vase has a round design with tiny circles and shield shaped cobalt and brown designs spaced around the circle. The background of the vase is cream to blue glaze, with patterns suggesting stones or cobblestones.
There are no nicks or chips. There is an age line to the right of each handle, starting at the top. There are a few very difficult to see age lines in the back of the vase. This doesn’t mean the vase is about ready to fall apart. For those who are experienced with this type of material composition and glazing, it is a given that pieces this old will have age lines because it is the nature of this type of production.
The bottom underside shows a lot of age wear due to shelf sitting. There is some roughness on the glaze at the base.
The bottom underside has impressed mark. One is the crown, the mark for Riesnner & Kessel. In two places is the word amphora inside an oval circle, impressed into the earthenware. There is the impressed number 11015 followed by the impressed number of 64, or maybe it is G1.
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