For Sale I have a very nice Art Pottery Vase made by The Van Briggle Pottery Company of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Item is a Tall Vase and it is done in Van Briggle's Popular Two Toned Blue Glaze. The Vase stands 8 1/16" tall and is 3" in diameter at the shoulder.
The Vase has wonderful Arts and Crafts Pattern of Embossed Vertical Leaves. These Long Tall Leaves start just above the foot and rise up to the lower neck of the Vessel. The detail and crispness of the leaves is just splendid. The Vase displays a wonderful Two Toned Blue Glaze. The background of the Vase is a Sea Foam Blue/Green that is accented with a Country Blue overspray at the top portion of the Leaves. I believe this Glaze is called Turquoise Blue or Ming Turquoise.
The Vase is considered to be in very good condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips of dings. The piece shows signs of use as it is a little bit dirty inside the vessel and has a piece of Florist Foam attached to the very bottom. Along the bottom edge there is a minor glaze miss in one area. The Vase is signed on the bottom with Van Briggle's Incised Double A logo for Artus and Anna Van Briggle along with the Block Lettering "VAN BRIGGLE COLO. SPGS". The Vase has a dirty bottom which helps date this piece to the late teens early 1920's.
This is a nice early piece of Van Briggle in a very desired Glaze. It is known as shape number 863 in the Van Briggle Catalogue. I'm sure the buyer will be pleased with their purchase.