Rare art nouveau amphora "Fates" vase decorated with female faces. Measures about 6 inches tall and 9 inches in diameter (across top). This is an extremely difficult vase to photograph well.
It is a mix of dark grayish-green color and deep blue and has an overall silvery sheen to it. I took photos both in a lightbox (cool "daylight") and in warm incandescent light.It is hard to capture the silvery sheen and streaks of deep blue, but it's what makes the vase most beautiful. The vase is darker in color in person and more like the non-lightbox light (gray-greenish dominates), but during the daytime with natural light coming into the room, it's closer to the lightbox tones and shows a lot more blue. IMPORTANT - this vase, which normally would be priced far higher, is priced much, much lower because it has been damaged and fixed (not professionally). There is a crack along one side, which I have highlighted with red arrows in one pic.
It's not terribly noticeable, but it's there. It can be professionally repaired and would be even harder to spot, but I never bothered to do that as it displays fine and the crack never bothered me - I almost forgot it was there. Without the crack, it would be worth several thousand, but because of the damage, I have reduced it substantially. There is also some crazing, which is typical for any vase of this age. Please don't be afraid to make one.
I pack carefully with tons of bubblewrap (as one feedback left for me stated - "fine item packaged to withstand an atomic blast") and fully insure every item I send. The item "Faces FATES Art Nouveau Amphora Vase / Bowl RARE RSTK Teplitz" is in sale since Friday, February 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Austrian". The seller is "jabberwokeyy" and is located in Perry Hall, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.