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Van Briggle Pottery

In 1899, American Artus Van Briggle, already a famous painter in Europe, established his art pottery company in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Van Briggle began his career as an apprentice at the Avon Pottery company and later at the Rookwood Pottery Company where he became a leading decorator. Van Briggle married Anne Lawrence Gregory in 1902. Anne, an accomplished artisan, became adept at producing the glaze formulas. Artus died from tuberculosis on July 4, 1904. Ann continued to run Van Briggle until 1912. After changing hands several times during its history, Van Briggle Art Pottery Company finally closed its door for good around 2014.

Van Briggle pottery glazes resulted from his quest to recreate Chinese Ming Dynasty dead matt glazes which had been lost for centuries. By 1900, he had perfected the recipe for these lost glazes. His matt glazes came in many colors: in early production ranging from greens, blues, browns and reds; until the late 1960s, in yellows, maroons, whites, turquoise and more contemporary high-gloss browns, blacks and grays.

Van Briggle pottery was produced in molds although hand-formed pieces exist. Art Nouveau-influenced bowls, vases and pots came in many colors, sizes and styles. Special lines of Van Briggle pottery included various designs of figurals, lamps, paperweights, bookends, flower frogs and tiles among other useful, decorative wares.

An understanding of bottom markings, clay type and glaze color helps determine the age of Van Briggle pottery. Most are marked on the bottom with the double AA logo (for Artus and Anne). Other marks include stamps for clay type and design, date marks, artist marks, the names Van Briggle, Anna Van Briggle, U.S.A. and abbreviated Colo. Spgs for Colorado Springs.

Noted artists include Ambrose Schlegel, Clement Hull and Fred Wills.

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Van Briggle Pottery 1898 Design Three Color Lorelei Vase

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Very rare Van Briggle Pottery Lorelei authorized reproduction of the original 1898 vase originally designed by Artus Van Briggle. Rarely seen three color yellow, blue and rose glazed example. CLEAN and MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom incised A-VAN BRIGGLE (exactly as the 1898 vase) and 1898. Vase is 7 1/4" tall and 4 1/2" wide. The mold was created by Van Briggle Master Sculptor Craig Stevenson directly from the 1898 Lorelei which was on loan to the Metropolian Museum in New York. This rare limited edition exact replica was produced in 2000 and offered as part of the Van Briggle Pottery Centennial Gala. Estate fresh and rare, investment quality piece.
Van Briggle Pottery 1898 Design Three Color Lorelei Vase
Item #: 42163
$725.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1904 Stylized Plant Forms Vase Shape 164

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Very rare two color early 1904 Van Briggle stylized plant forms vase in a beautiful dusty rose, lavender and matte green glaze. Great form and color. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle, 1904, V and 164. Vase is 8 1/4" tall and 7 1/4" wide. RARE FIND and ESTATE FRESH!
Van Briggle Pottery 1904 Stylized Plant Forms Vase Shape 164
Item #: 44239

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Van Briggle Pottery 1905 Matte Blue Hourglass Shaped Vase Shape 34

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Early arts and crafts Van Briggle Pottery matte blue vase shaped like an hour glass. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. There is a factory color skip to the rim. Bottom marked with logo, VAN BRIGGLE, 1905 and 34. Vase is 4" tall and 3" wide. ESTATE FRESH!
Van Briggle Pottery 1905 Matte Blue Hourglass Shaped Vase Shape 34
Item #: 30186

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Van Briggle Pottery 1906 Mulberry Spiderwort Vase Shape 381

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Tall and striking 1906 Van Briggle Pottery spiderwort vase in a good mulberry glaze. EXCELLENT CONDITION. There are a two tiny, tip of a pencil sized, glaze flecks to the inner rim. No other chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle, 381, 1906 and mark to the left of logo. Vase is 9 1/2" tall and 4 1/4" wide. RARE FIND and ESTATE FRESH!
Van Briggle Pottery 1906 Mulberry Spiderwort Vase Shape 381
Item #: 44235

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Van Briggle Pottery 1914 Leaves and Violets Vase Shape 645

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Early Briggle Pottery vase decorated with violets and leaves. EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage, or repair of any kind. Glaze skip on body as shown. Bottom marked with logo and 1914. Vase is 4 1/2" tall and 3 1/2" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1914 Leaves and Violets Vase Shape 645
Item #: 43034
$295.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1915 Matte Green Spade Shaped Leaves Bowl Shape 799

Van Briggle Pottery 1915 Matte Green Spade Shaped Leaves Bowl Shape 799 Thumbnailclick to see more
Striking and early Van Briggle Pottery spade shaped leaves bowl in a great matte green glaze. Exceptional mold. EXCELLENT CONDITION. There is a tight 1" firing line at the rim. No other chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, 799, appears to be 19 to the left of the logo and 15 to the right. Vase is 3 3/4" tall and 7 1/4" wide. SHOWS WELL and RARE FIND!
Van Briggle Pottery 1915 Matte Green Spade Shaped Leaves Bowl Shape 799
Item #: 44231

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Van Briggle Pottery 1917 Leaves Vase Shape 824

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Arts and crafts Van Briggle vase decorated with swirling leaves. Great form, color and glaze. There is a tiny and almost non-detectable bruise at the rim and a tight x shaped line in the base with only one leg extending just slightly up about 1/4" on the side. Shows very well with no other chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo and 1917. Vase is 7 1/4" tall and 3" wide. ESTATE FRESH!
Van Briggle Pottery 1917 Leaves Vase Shape 824
Item #: 44394

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$295.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1918 Trifoliate flowers And Leaves Vase Shape 310

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Early arts and crafts Van Briggle Pottery vase decorated with trifoliate flowers and leaves in a mulberry glaze. Super mold, color and glaze. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo and 1918. Vase is 3 1/4" tall and 3" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1918 Trifoliate flowers And Leaves Vase Shape 310
Item #: 44243

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Van Briggle Pottery 1919 Mulberry Spiderwort Vase Shape 695

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Early 1919 Van Briggle Pottery spiderwort vase. Good form and color. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage, or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo and 1919. Vase is 3 3/4" tall and 4 1/2" wide. ESTATE FRESH!
Van Briggle Pottery 1919 Mulberry Spiderwort Vase Shape 695
Item #: 44247

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Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Brown and Matte Green Ship Bookends

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Scarce Van Briggle Pottery sailing ship bookends in sought after Mountain Crag brown and matte green. FACTORY ORIGINAL CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Factory stilt chip to unglazed base. Back of one bookend faintly marked with logo. Bookends are 3 1/4" tall and 3 1/2" wide and were made in the 1920s.
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Brown and Matte Green Ship Bookends
Item #: 43107

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$265.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Climbing Bear Brown and Matte Green Bookends

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Rarely seen striking Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag brown and matte green climbing bear bookends. Great mold, color and design. EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Pinpoint pop on backside of one. Bottom marked with logo. Bookends are 7" tall and 7 1/4" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Climbing Bear Brown and Matte Green Bookends
Item #: 43105
$750.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Leaves and Violets Mulberry Vase Shape 645

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Leaves and Violets Mulberry Vase Shape 645 Thumbnailclick to see more
Van Briggle Pottery vase in mulberry with violets and leaves. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage, or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and Colo. Spgs. Vase is 4 1/2" tall and 3 1/2" wide. ESTATE FRESH!
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Leaves and Violets Mulberry Vase Shape 645
Item #: 42143
$80.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Leaves and Violets Vase Shape 645

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Estate Fresh Briggle Pottery mulberry vase decorated with violets and leaves. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage, or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and Colo. Spgs. Vase is 4 1/2" tall and 3 1/2" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Leaves and Violets Vase Shape 645
Item #: 42180
$80.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Brown and Matte Green Butterfly Vase 688

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Brown and Matte Green Butterfly Vase 688 Thumbnailclick to see more
1920s Van Briggle Pottery Mountain Craig brown butterfly vase. Great, hard to find form with strong mold and color. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage, or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and Col. Spgs. Vase is 3 3/4" tall and 3 3/4" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Brown and Matte Green Butterfly Vase 688
Item #: 43854
$95.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Brown and Matte Green Flaring Rim Vase

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Brown and Matte Green Flaring Rim Vase Thumbnailclick to see more
Nice Van Briggle Pottery Mountain Crag brown classically shaped vase with a flaring rim. Nice form with good color. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and Colo. Spgs. Vase is 7" tall and 3 1/2" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Brown and Matte Green Flaring Rim Vase
Item #: 43853

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Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Brown Lamp

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Very nice Van Briggle arts and crafts lamp in a nice Mountain Crag brown and matte green glaze. EXCELLENT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Inside of base marked with logo and Van Briggle. The inside of the hole has flaking so it appears to be post factory drilled. Pottery portion is 9 1/4" tall and 4 3/4" wide. Total height is 20 1/2" tall. Rare find and very decorative.
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Brown Lamp
Item #: 44381

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Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Brown Leaf Vase

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Nice 1920s Van Briggle Pottery Mountain Crag glaze vase with three leaves around the base. EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage, or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and Colo. Spgs. Vase is 7 1/4" tall and 4" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Brown Leaf Vase
Item #: 43852

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Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Handled Vase Shape 235

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Handled Vase Shape 235 Thumbnailclick to see more
Large and early 1920s Van Briggle Pottery Mountain Crag handled vase with a ring of flowers to the neck. Nice shape and color. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and Colo. Spgs. Vase is 10 1/2" tall and 8 1/4" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mountain Crag Handled Vase Shape 235
Item #: 43390
$425.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mulberry Handled Vase 860

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Nice arts and crafts Van Briggle Pottery two handled vase decorated with broad shaped leaves and covered in a good dark mulberry glaze. Nice mold, color and glaze. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and Colo. Spgs. Vase is 9 1/4" tall and 4 3/4" wide
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Mulberry Handled Vase 860
Item #: 43901
$195.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Native American Indian Matte Brown and Green Bookends

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Very rare and decorative Van Briggle Pottery Mountain Crag brown and matte green Native American Indian bookends. MINT CONDITION. We had a small chip to the back of one book end professionally repaired. No other chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Back of one marked with logo. Book ends are 6" tall and 5 1/4" wide. Bookends were produced in the 1920s.
Van Briggle Pottery 1920s Native American Indian Matte Brown and Green Bookends
Item #: 43106

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$460.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Lorelei Mulberry Vase

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Lorelei Mulberry Vase Thumbnailclick to see more
Rare and highly detailed Van Briggle Pottery USA Lorelei vase covered in a striking mulberry glaze. Strong mold. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and USA. Vase is 10" tall and 4 1/2" wide and was produced between 1922 and 1926.
Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Lorelei Mulberry Vase
Item #: 38541

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Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mountain Crag Leaves Bowl Shape 510

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mountain Crag Leaves Bowl Shape 510 Thumbnailclick to see more
Good sized, bulbous Van Briggle Pottery bowl with a band of leaves around the shoulder in a good Mountain Crag brown and matte green glaze. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and USA. Bowl is 4 1/2" tall and 7 1/2" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mountain Crag Leaves Bowl Shape 510
Item #: 43501
$185.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mountain Crag Yucca Leaf Vase Shape 774

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mountain Crag Yucca Leaf Vase Shape 774 Thumbnailclick to see more
Arts and crafts Van Briggle Pottery vase in a good Mountain Crag brown and matte green glaze. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and USA. Vase is 13 1/4" tall and 6 3/4" wide at handles. Rare find and estate fresh!
Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mountain Crag Yucca Leaf Vase Shape 774
Item #: 37398

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$335.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mulberry And Blue Rabbit Paperweight

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Cute and early Van Briggle Pottery rabbit paperweight. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage, or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and USA. Paperweight is 2 1/2" tall and 3 1/4" long. Piece was produced between 1922-1926.
Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mulberry And Blue Rabbit Paperweight
Item #: 42326

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Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mulberry Handled Vase 779

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mulberry Handled Vase 779 Thumbnailclick to see more
Early arts and crafts Van Briggle Pottery four handled vase with flowers. Rarely seen form with good mold and color. EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Crazing and harmless factory firing lines on two handles. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and USA. Vase is 6 1/4" tall and 9 1/2" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mulberry Handled Vase 779
Item #: 43995

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Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mulberry Rabbit Paperweight

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Hard to find early Van Briggle Pottery rabbit paperweight. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage, or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and USA. Paperweight is 2 1/2" tall and 3 1/4" long. Piece was produced between 1922-1926.
Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mulberry Rabbit Paperweight
Item #: 41884

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$150.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mulberry Spade Shaped Leaves Vase Shape 797

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mulberry Spade Shaped Leaves Vase Shape 797 Thumbnailclick to see more
Large, bulbous shaped Van Briggle Pottery vase with a repeating spade shaped leaves pattern. Great color. EXCELLENT CONDITION. Crazing and a tight hairline descending from the rim. No other chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and USA. Vase is 9 1/4" tall and 7 1/4" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Mulberry Spade Shaped Leaves Vase Shape 797
Item #: 44262

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Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Poppies And Pods Vase Shape 218

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Poppies And Pods Vase Shape 218 Thumbnailclick to see more
Arts and crafts Van Briggle Pottery blue vase decorated with poppies and pods. MINT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and USA. Vase is 8 1/2" tall and 4" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Poppies And Pods Vase Shape 218
Item #: 43902
$195.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Rabbit Paperweight

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Early 1922-1926 Van Briggle Pottery rabbit paperweight. EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage, or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle and USA. Paperweight is 2 1/2" tall and 3 1/4" long.
Van Briggle Pottery 1922-26 USA Rabbit Paperweight
Item #: 41883

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$155.00

Van Briggle Pottery 1930s Stylized Leaves Mulberry Vase Shape 3

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Arts and crafts Van Briggle Pottery vase decorated with stylized leaves. Great dark mulberry and blue glaze. EXCELLENT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Crazing Bottom marked with logo, Van Briggle, Colo. Spgs. Vase is 5 3/4" tall and 4" wide.
Van Briggle Pottery 1930s Stylized Leaves Mulberry Vase Shape 3
Item #: 44430

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