Van Briggle Pottery 1919-20 Turquoise Blue Tulips Vase Dirty Bottom
The Van Briggle Art Pottery was the oldest continuously operating art pottery studio in the United States, having been established in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 by Artus and Anne Van Briggle. The Van Briggle Pottery Studio closed in spring 2012. The Art Nouveau style favored by its founders continues to influence the pottery designs even today.
Here we have a scarce 9 inch tall Van Briggle vase dating from 1919-20 with the 'dirty bottom' and Turquoise Blue glaze. The clay color from this period varied from a cream/sandy color to dark red to a light gray. Also, the glazes from this period are a little different than what we know today as Ming Blue. This glaze was more a a sky blue color with a darker blue overspray. The clay and finish may be a bit rougher but that is the appeal of this arts and crafts vase. This vase has a wonderful depiction of tulips sprouting from the base and opening near the rim. A true pleasure to see. Own this beautiful vase today.
Exceptional vase in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches to glaze, no repairs, no restoration, very mild crazing, a couple of glaze misses near base. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process. The white spots are studio light reflections. All pictures are original and un-edited.
Authentic. Signed Van Briggle. Height: 9", Outer Rim: 2 1/2", Base: 3 1/2"
- Model: K2420
- Shipping Weight: 4.0000lbs
- 1 Unit(s) in Stock
- Manufactured by: Van Briggle