Pterodactyls Vase by Amphora, ca. 1897. The Amphora porcelain works existed from 1892-1945 in the Teplitz-Turn area of Bohemia, a part of Austro-Hungary. In their half a century of production, Amphora became known as a fine art pottery manufacturer of exceptional quality. They produced a plethora of innovative designs & shapes with a high level of detail, and were considered by many to exemplify the Art Nouveau style.