Shapely Pottery Vase Gres-Bijou Model Manufactory Amphora ca. 1920
The Grès-Bijou series is a unique innovation of the manufactory Amphora introduced at the 1904 Ostervormesse (Easter fair) in Leipzig, Germany. The items of the Grés-Bijou Series are wonderful modeled, the focal point is its stimulated “jewels”, brightly colored and marbled on opaque base.
This vase has a very pleasant shape. The body shows stylized floral motifs with large enameled cabochons to the center.
Stamp to the base; this is the primary mark found on Czechoslovakian Amphora pieces.
The condition is very good.
The vase is 4 inches tall and has a diameter of 8 inches (at largest).
This lovely piece is coming from the famous Ceramic Studios in Turn-Teplitz.
Turn-Teplitz is one of the oldest spas in Central Europe. In the early 1880s the region had seen the growth of companies whose various ceramic products exited the interest of traders and collectors worldwide. The products have received much attention at art exhibitions in the United States and Europe, like 1904 World Exhibition in Saint Louis or Paris.
The talents of artists and artisans working in the Kust Keramik Werkstätten (Artistic Ceramic Studios) in Turn-Teplitz, northen Bohemia, have remained unsung until now.