Floral Wreath Vase by Paul Dachsel for Amphora c. 1900

Tall Amphora vase with a floral wreath encircling the mouth, trailing down on two sides into light green and rose crackling, and finished with a linear "Dachsel style" relief in the base, accompanied by the engraved initials of Paul Dachsel. Stamped Amphora 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. Stellmacher's son-in-law Paul Dachsel worked as a designer, creating forms that added new breadth to the Art Nouveau style with modernist forms and experimental glazes.