Amphora was originally named for Classical Greek storage vessels . In the late 1800s to early 1900s Art Pottery creations from Eastern Europe exploded during the Art Nouveau era. Many beautifully embellished pieces stamped Amphora and signed by artists in Austria & Czechoslovakia hit the market. These pieces have stood the test of time and can still be acquired. In America, there was a large importation of Amphora during the early 19th Century. Collectors still are seeking the hand crafted vessels that are heavily embellished with designs, figures and landscapes.