By the mid-19th century, the area formed a de facto ceramics production center that was also home to Kunstkeramik Paul Dachsel, Eduard Stellmacher, and Ernst Wahliss. Porcelain manufactories found the region advantageous because local riverbeds provided an abundant supply of kaolin, an essential ingredient of porcelain. The rivers themselves were sources of energy, and the nearby railroads made it easier to quickly sell and export ceramics across Europe. When originally incorporated, Amphora imitated the Orientalist and Neo-Baroque styles favored by Alfred Stellmacher.The combined talents of skilled designers like Eduard Stellmacher, Paul Dachsel, and a host of decorators from the Special Ceramics School of Teplitz allowed the Amphora manufacture to quickly develop a unique genre of Art Nouveau ceramics. What unified its output was an unparalleled concern for fine and high-quality design, as well as Alfred Stellmachers use of ivory porcelain, a matte yellowish material that was malleable, yet resistant to high temperatures.
Amphoras stylistic diversity, combined with its unwavering standard of quality, made it a world leader among industrial manufacturers of art pottery. An important series from one remarkable decade1894 to 1904feature plants (including applied flowers and fruit), animals, mythical creatures, Klimt- and Mucha-style portraits, biomorphic designs, and simulated jewels. The departure of Paul Dachsel in 1903 and Eduard Stellmacher in 1904 marked the end of Amphoras golden age.The item "PAIR AUSTRIAN AMPHORA TEPLITZ ART NOUVEAU FANTASY FLORAL MAIDENS SIGNED VASES" is in sale since Thursday, June 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Austrian". The seller is "lhowardestates" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.