Exceptionally Rare Amphora Turn-teplitz Rstk Figural Maiden Sculpture (1896-97)
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Exceptionally Rare Amphora Turn-teplitz Rstk Figural Maiden Sculpture (1896-97):
DESCRIPTION:Monumental and exceptionally rare Amphora sculptural centerpiece of a beautiful Art Nouveau maiden outstretched against a bed of water lilies. Seldom does this model come to market and even more rarely can one find an example with such fine coloration. At present, a similarly glazed example of this model can be found in the collection of The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia.
Marked with the red RStK factory stamp and impressed with the model number: 750, this model represents one of Amphora's earliest figural designs, modeled between 1896 and 1897.According to page 38 of Richard Scott'sCeramics from The House of Amphora, "model no. 750, was pictured in an advertisement in Le Figaro illustre, 28 October (1900) that promoted Amphora products during the World Exhibition in Paris. The ivory porcelain figural sculptures were aimed at the Paris market, and it is known that a collection of this type of sculptured figure was exhibited in Paris."
SIZE:~20 " w~12" h~13" dCONDITION:
While this piece displays beautifully in its current condition,professional restoration will be necessaryto return the piece to its original splendor. A few surface chips to the glaze and wear to the gilding, losses to a few of the stems, small firing crack on a small projection on the upper back rim, and the maiden is missing a finger on heroutstretchedhand. Condition is guaranteed as photographed so please carefully examine all photographs to make your own assessment ofcondition. Should you wish to see additional photographs, please don't hesitate to ask.
SHIPPING:This item will be double boxed and packaged with great care. Every item we sellis always insured for the final selling price and shipped via the carrier and delivery method of the buyer's choosing.
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STATEMENT OF CONDITION:As both buyers and sellers of antique and vintage items, we know the importance of full disclosure and honesty in sales.While we make every effort to carefully inspect and accurate describe each piece we sell, we recognize each subset of collectors has its own highly nuanced set of rules for assessing condition. In recognition of this fact, interested parties are highly encouraged to contact us with all questions prior to offerding. So that you, the prospective buyer, may best assess an item's condition within the specific parameters you deem necessary to properly inform your offerding decisions, additional, higher resolution photographs will be made available to all who ask.
Because we never touch up or in any way modify images of our items, unless the item is in some way damaged in transport, we guarantee each piece we sell will be delivered in the same condition in which it was photographed.
RETURN POLICY:All items are sold as is/as photographed. Unless an item has been grossly and intentionally misrepresented in the sale description, returns will not be accepted.
SHIPPING:Every item we sell is carefully and thoughtfully packaged in accordance with USPS and UPS shipping standards. For your protection and ours, it is our policy to purchase shipping insurance for every item we sell. Shipping insurance is always purchased in the amount of an item's final selling price. Should your item sustain damage during transport, please preserve all packaging and contact us immediately with photographic documentation of the damaged sustained to both the item and the box in which the item was shipped.