For Sale is a Lovely piece of Art Pottery made by The Van Briggle Pottery Company of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This Vase is known as a "Onion Bulb" Bud Vase and is Shape number #645 in The Van Briggle Catalog Line. The Vase Stands 4 1/4" tall and is 3 3/8" in diameter at the widest point. The Vase is made in one of Van Briggle's most highly collected glazes known as "Turquoise Blue".
The Vase depicts an array of Onion Bulbs surrounding the bottom of the piece. Each one of the bulbs has a swirling stem rising up from the Bulb in the shape of a Question Mark. The end of this displays a Onion Flower Bud. The soft lighter matte blue glaze with a deeper matte blue over spray on the Bulbs gives this piece that earthy realistic appearance.
The piece is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The inside of the vase shows minimal wear and it appears that it saw very little use. There is crazing with this piece and is considered the norm with the Turquoise Blue Glaze. There is also an area to the right of the top stem that is very light in the glaze. This piece is signed on the bottom with the Impressed Van Briggle Double A Logo Mark along with "Van Briggle" in large Freehand Letters with "Colo. Spgs" underneath it. The Piece has a shellac bottom on tan dating it from the 40's-60's.
This is a wonderful form in excellent condition. Those of you who collect Arts and Crafts Design Pottery will surely welcome this addition into your collection. I am sure it will look just great on that Stickley, Mission, Arts and Crafts Style Bookcase. This piece was made circa 1940-1960.