A pair of early-20th-century Amphora pottery Art Nouveau vases in hard earthenware, likely designed by Paul Dachsel between 1902 and 1903 for Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel (RStK) of Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia (Austria), now the Teplice region of the Czech Republic.
The antique vases feature stylized leaf decoration in relief painted with matte green, brown and blue with gilt accents and gold-tone metal mounts. Impressed marks underfoot: AMPHORA [in an oval] / 3912 [model/form number] / 30. Excellent original condition, no chips, cracks or repair, each measuring 11.75 in. H x 7.5 in. W.
See Richard L. Scott's Ceramics from The House of Amphora, 1890-1915, pg. 139 & 140; figs. 212 & 213. Scott includes model numbers 3910 and 3911 in the section of the catalogue dedicated to designs by Paul Dachsel, describing these model numbers as "probably Paul Dachsel". These model numbers directly precede our listed example (model 3912) with similar stylized foliate designs in low relief decorated in matte greens and blues with gold painted accents.