Austrian figural compote

Ceramic maiden emerges from the sea with large aquatic plants rising from the swirls of her robed form, her outstretched arms resting on the leaves, while a head with flowing hair rises from the sea at her feet. Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel, Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia, circa 1899-1905, 21 1/2 inches high, sold for $2,868 in 2010. (Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions)