TEPLITZ AMPHORA TWO OWLS PERCHED ON A BRANCH FIGURINE
- Source: eBay
This is truly an exceptional and unique piece.
The details captured in the facial expressions make this piece whimsical as well as alluring... the smaller owl is winking one eye!
Beige and pastel green colors with black and grey accents.
Near mint condition except for some crazing which is indicative of the age of this piece. T is one very slight nick on top of right ear of owl on right. This nick is almost visibly undetectable; it can barely be felt when you run your finger over it. It does not detract from the piece.
The piece measures approximately 12 inches high x 6 3/4 inches at the widest point. Base is approximately 5 1/2 inches X 4 3/4 inches.
Inside, the "AMPHORA" stamp is imbedded in the pottery with the numbers "8328" below and number "2". See picture.
I purchased it from a woman who was clearing out her mother's estate. I do not know w or when her mother got it.
"Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles 2007 39th Edition, page 788, Teplitz, Figurine, 2 owls, perched on branch, simulated wood, Amphora C 1900, 12 inch, $680.00." Also, "Teplitz refers to art pottery manufactured by a number of companies in the Teplitz-Turn area of Bohemia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Two of these... read more