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Amphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 BohemianAmphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 Bohemian

A special feature of the Bohemian manufacturer Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel are vessels made of the so-called patented "ivory porcelain". The "portait vases" with their depictions of female faces in different contexts were completely en-vogue with the contemporary taste of French Art Nouveau.

The helmet that the lady is wearing on this vase is decorated with the Gallic cockrel. Proud and battle-ready this animal symbolizes France and thus, the belligerent warrioress can be easily recognized as an "allegory of France". Her splendid armour is artfully glazed and elaborately decorated with relief-like applications. The ornamentation on the helmet and the butterfly is particularly executed.

Nikolaus Kannhäuser designed the decoration for the "Allegory of France" around 1902-1903, which is part of a series of allegories of other nations. Among them are Germany, Russia and Austria, and these warlike depictions can certainly be seen as a symbol of the growing chauvinism of the European great powers in the period around 1900.

The vase has the complete marking "Turn-Teplitz Bohemia RSTK", "AMPHORA AUSTRIA" and the press mark "02039" on the bottom.

ITEM ID
j-11
THEME
Animal, Butterflies
HEIGHT
9.449" (24 cm)
DIAMETER
4.331" (11 cm)

Kunsthandel Kolhammer

Florian & Nikolaus Kolhammer
Plankengass 7
Vienna 1010
Austria
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    Amphora Portrait Vase Allegory of France Ivory Porcelain circa 1903 Bohemian

    €7,400
    ~ $8,358