The Amphora factory was located in Turn-Teplitz, Austria ( now the Czech Republic)Circa 1892-1945.
Amphora is highly desirable amongst collectors.
The pieces from this pottery display extremely high levels of craftsmanship.
They are superbly detailed.
This vase depicts a perched owl on the front and a stylized flower on the back.
The vase itself is done is a sandy background with a matt finish. The owl and the flower are cut into the vase and are hand-painted in vibrant colours of brown, mustard, black, white, grey, cobalt blue and teal. They are finished in a high gloss glaze.
The rim and the two open grip handles are a dark cobalt blue.
The vase stands approximately 13-1/2" in height and is approximately 7-1/4" at it's widest- handle to handle.
The colours are very vibrant and the vase is in very good condition. No obvious-outside chips, cracks or crazing. On the bottom there is slight age crazing, the same inside.
The back stamps are in dark blue. They say Made in Czechoslovakia, Amphora, with the numbers 881 and 73. Embossed numbers are 1539.
This vase was likely made around 1920 as it is in the art nouveau style.