For Sale is a very nice piece of Art Pottery Vase made by The Van Briggle Pottery Company of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This vase is done in a Popular Two Toned Glaze. The Vase would be considered a Squat form and is quite large. It is 10" in diameter and is 5 3/4" tall. The foot has a diameter of 5".
The Vase has a beautiful Pattern of Embossed Arts and Crafts Style overlapping broad Leaves. These Leaves appear to be Tobacco Leaves. These leaves start at the middle of the vessel and rise to just under the top lip. The stems from each leaf hang below the middle. The large leaf stem goes all the way to the bottom with the smaller leave going half way to the bottom and gives this vase a sense of balance. 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 over spray 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 grainy dirty bottom which helps date this piece to the 1930's.
This is a nice early piece of Van Briggle in a very desired Glaze. It is known as shape number 737 in the Van Briggle Catalog. This is not a common form and is seldom seen. I'm sure the buyer will be quite pleased with their purchase.