EDDA Icy Nordic Vase by RStK Amphora c. 1900

Hard earthenware vase, matte white with blue-gray accents made to evoke ice and winter. The 1900 EDDA series from Amphora was named after two medieval Icelandic poems of Norse mythology, and its pieces were "highly regarded for the original concepts of design and form" and belong "to the zenith of Art Nouveau ceramics." (Scott, "Ceramics from the House of Amphora 1890-1915", p. 174). Stamped Amphora and EDDA in the base, and numbered.

Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel (RStK), later known as Amphora, began producing luxury ceramic objects in Turn-Teplitz, Austria in 1892. With the help of well-established ceramicist Alfred Stellmacher, his son and sons-in-law established the Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel factory, which would produce some of the most highly collected porcelain objects of the 20th century.