A rare earthenware Amphora Holland luster glaze vase. Painted under the gold luster glaze with a decoration of three large sturgeons above water plants and under a hanging branch, from the neck of the vase. The gourd-shaped vase is 26 cm high. Painter monogram by Albert Seinstra, design probably by Roelof Sterken. Marked Amphora Holland, 239-R, R-7 and G-4, blind mark 239 and painter monogram AS.
Although pottery factories such as De Porceleyne Fles Delft, Haga Purmerend or St. Lukas Utrecht had a bigger name in the field of luster glazes, the luster glaze of Amphora Holland is of remarkably high quality and in many cases, as with this vase, it approaches perfection. . Presumably, the glaze was sprayed on, rather than dipped in a glaze bath. The luster glaze from Amphora Holland has a very deep, gold-colored shine, and ‘plays even more with the light’ than the luster glazes from the aforementioned factories back then.