Art Nouveau porcelain jardiniere by Amphora

Made by Amphora Factory Riessner & Kessel in Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia, c. 1905.

This jardinière offers one of the most striking designs created by Amphora, a Bohemian factory which was well known in Europe in the early 1900s for its decorative porcelain and earthenware, as well as for innovative glazes. It was designed in the Art Nouveau style (or Secession as the style was known in central Europe), the mainstream decorative style of design, visual arts and architecture between the early 1890s and the outbreak of the World War I in 1914.

Softly-modelled and sculptural, the...


An oval porcelain jardiniere freely modelled as a clump of water lily leaves and stems with a draped maiden reclining over one side, in matte grey-green, russet-brown and beige with matte gilt.


320 mm
530 mm
320 mm


The vase was made by the Amphora Factory Riessner & Kessel at Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (presently Trnovany, Czech Republic), c. 1905.
Amphora Factory Riessner & Kessel c. 1905


Purchased 2007
13 September, 2007

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Art Nouveau porcelain jardiniere by Amphora 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2017, <>
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