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Rare Art Nouveau Amphora Planter Depicting 4 Pelicans/ Circa 1905-20's For Sale
A VERY RARE EARLY AMPHORA DESIGN OF A PLANTER MADE BY THE AMPHORA WORKS RIESSNER OF TURN-TEPLITZ, BOHEMIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA. IT IS ALL ORIGINAL AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. IT HAS A FACTORY FIRING SURFACE CRACK ON THE INSIDE BOTTOM. THIS IS NOT UNCOMMON AND DOES NOT AFFECT THE VALUE. IT IS MADE UP OF 4 PELICANS WITH THEIR WINGS SPREAD FORMING A OVAL SHAPE. THE MATTE GLAZE IS OFFSET WITH THE BIRDS' PEAKS IN A GLOSS FINISH. THE UNDERSIDE IS MARKED IN A OVAL SHAPE -MADE IN CZECHO-SLOVAKIA, AMPHORA. BLURRED MARK IS THE SAME. THIS MARK WAS USED BY THE AMPHORA WORKS RIESSNER. SOME HISTORIANS DATE ITS USE FROM 1905. OTHERS SAY IT WAS FIRST USED AFTER THE END OF WW1. THE DESIGN STYLE PLACES IT IN THE 1905 TO EARLY 1920'S. IT MEASURES 10" LONG X 7 1/2" X 6" HIGH. NOT TO MANY OF THESE AROUND...NICE...REAL NICE...
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Rare Art Nouveau Amphora Planter Depicting 4 Pelicans/ Circa 1905-20's: $275