The Reissner, Stellmacher and Kessell Amphora Porcelain Works(RStK) was founded in 1892 in Northern Bohemia. Eduard Stellmacher, son of RStK founder Alfred Stellmacher, began his own ceramics company in 1905, and “Amphora 2023” is an early example of his solo work.2 This black, gold, and green iridescent piece, done in the Art Nouveau style, has a Stellmacher stamp as well as a faded but recognizable red logo on its underside.
Large abstract vase in verdigris glaze, 1986; Signed and dated
Tall Amphora ceramic vase with lizard and mushrooms, Austria, ca. 1905; Marked EST 11 on bottom, signed Edward Stellmacher to body
The Doxa example is over wound but runs, automation works. Light surface scratching a minor dents throughout consistent with use. Item 340: erotic ball clock Arabic numbers, wound and set by lever at top, painted face, angel visiting man in bed, man has erotic animation that is automatic and continuous after winding, face signed, "Aut..."(?), viewable works, front and back open at notches, works engraved, "Doxa" provenance: Father Time Antiques, Chicago, IL, 2000
Opulent chair design from early 20th century, the elaborate heraldic presence in the Grotto style carved backrest, legs tapering down to lion feet & consistent application of gilt give the piece a particularly aristocratic or court-like appearance.