Wonderful Antique Stellmacher Teplitz Amphora two handled Vase. 8 5/8" tall, 2 7/8" at the top, 7" wide including the handles and the base is 4 1/2". The front is decorated with beautiful roses and greenery. Raised gold highlights outline some of the flowers and leaves. The leaves turn to a pale lavender purple and a pale sepia color as they reach around the back of the vase. In the upper right hand corner of the back there is a pale lavender, purple dragon fly. The bottom is clearly marked with the Stellmacher mark which was used from 1895 to 1905. It has an impressed number 4 and two handwritten numbers. The rim is trimmed in gold but much of it has been worn away over the years. Other than some loss of gilt, one tiny glaze pop from the firing process and a little interior staining, this is in wonderful antique condition. There are no chips and no cracks but some crazing which is typical for pieces of this age.
Stellmacher along with other pottery and porcelain houses in the Dresden area was noted for it's amphora and for it's production of high quality porcelain. Stellmacher split from his associates after the Chicago World's Fair in 1895 where they had won numerous prizes and were hailed for the quality of their work.