For Sale is a very nice Art Pottery Vase made by The Van Briggle Pottery Company of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Vase is done in a Popular Two Toned Glaze. The Vase is a nice size as it stands 7 9/16" tall and is 4 1/2" in diameter at the shoulder.
The Vase has a wonderful Pattern of Embossed Arts and Crafts Stylized Vertical Leaves. These leaves somewhat resemble Tobacco Leaves. The Vessel is Cylindrical in shape and sits on a round shallow foot. These Wide Tall Leaves start just above the bottom roll on the vase and rise up to the lower neck or upper roll. The detail and crispness of the leaves is just splendid. The Vase displays a wonderful Two Toned Glaze. The background of the Vase is a deep Matte Mulberry or "Burgundy" Glaze. It is accented with a Speckled Country Blue overspray on top of the Leaves. This is an early and very well executed Glaze combination.
The Vase is considered to be in Excellent to Mint Condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. The piece shows minimal signs of use as it is as clean inside as it is outside. 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 Sandy buff bottom which helps date this piece to the 1920's.
This is a nice early piece of Van Briggle in a very desired Glaze. It is known as shape number 852 in the Van Briggle Catalogue. This is a Rare Form and seldom seen, even on Ebay. I'm sure the buyer will be quite pleased with their purchase.