Ceramics from the house of Amphora: 1890-1915
Richard L. Scott, Oct 15, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 347 pages
In 1876 , a young man named Alfred Stellmacher, equipped with a great deal of artistic talent, technical proficiency and uncommon drive, established a company in Northern Bohemia devoted to the creation of new and exciting works of ceramics art. Through familial ties and attrition, several new companies were formed. Here, at long last, is the definitive account of the House of Amphora, the brilliantly innovative ceramic artworks bearing that name in fact or by association, and the five workshops that produced them. With access to the most extensive Amphora collections worldwide and recently unearthed archives and records from the Czech Republic, the authors, all three specialists in their fields, piece together a fascinating story of talent, ambition, family ties and innovation. They journey from Amphora's beginnings in the Turn-Teplitz region of what was once Bohemia, to foreign markets where their artworks garnered mass appeal and on to the world's largest art exhibitions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Cognizant that all works of art reflect the times from which they emerge, the authors discuss the vital relationship between the ceramic workshops and the many movements, political, economic and artistic, that swept through Europe and the rest of the world at that time. Included are hundreds of specially commissioned photographs with detailed descriptions, chapters on collecting, care and conservation, and a lengthy study of marks, signatures and the Amphora numbering system. As such, this book makes a unique contribution to the study of applied arts at the dawn of a new century, and to the appreciation of ceramic art at its highest and most imaginative.
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Chapter Z Turn and Teplitz Ceramics Center of Bohemia
Chapter 3 Alfred Stellmacher Founder of The House of Amph
Leaders in Ceramics Development
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Add marks Alfred Stellmacher applied Art Nouveau artistic Bohemia Firm sign carmine cm Coll SCO cobalt blue Coll SCO Cat Colored stamp date of origin Design EB Cat Edda series Eduard Stellmacher Modeler Ernst Wahliss execution of decor figure flowers Four Handles frit dust glaze frit glaze glossy gold relief Gray patina green frits Gres-Bijou series Handles Model Hard earthenware Ivory porcelain Kessel Amphora Kunstkeramik Paul Dachsel Liberec Linear relief lLC Cat lvory matte brown Matte gilding metallic luster Nikolaus Kannhauser objects ochre painting in cobalt Painting in matte patina Paul Dachsel Modeler PD-1 Height porcelain factory Portrait Vase previous model probably Paul Dachsel production relief decor Riessner & Kessel School in Teplitz SCO Cat sculptures shape Soft stoneware softly yellowish body Spacek collection Special Ceramics School Stellmacher & Kessel Stellmacher's style Teplitz transparent glaze Turn-Teplitz underglaze painting Vase Model Vienna whitish body World Exhibition yellowish body