Van Briggle actual marking of years was basically nonexistent after Fire, flood, and several different owners all contributed to the myriad of bottom markings, leaving no consistency to identification of Van Briggle pottery. Thousands of dollars, as well as embarrassment, are the result of correct or incorrect recognition. I have seen unknowledgeable people buy “new”, assuming it is old, and pay a hefty price for it. Sellers also make the same mistakes-. Hopefully, with a lot of “hands on” experience and some advice from this page, we can make decisions a little easier for buyers and sellers of Van Briggle. Nothing will make up for actually looking at and handling VB, we can talk all day, but seeing first hand is the best way to learn.
124: VAN BRIGGLE; Lidded humidor – Oct 01, 2011 | Rago Arts and Auction Center in NJ
There are several excellent books available on Amazon to guide you and help you date your Van Briggle pottery. These books contain a repetroir of pictures and marks. The book also has plenty of information about the creation processes, dating your pottery, and other company material. Please keep us informed like this.
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Dating Van Briggle pottery is often revealed in the differences in the color of the clay, numbers, and even residue on the bottom. The artist.
Most collectibles have some means of identification—factory mark, catalog shape, reference books, specific finishes or color. Van Briggle Pottery, however, often requires a close examination of more than just one characteristic. That’s because a number of shapes, marks and colors produced in vintage Van Briggle Pottery are still being produced today. The current Van Briggle mark, for example, is virtually the same as those used since Unless you have a pre piece, which was usually dated, you really can’t be too sure if your piece was made in , or Therefore, before you can date a piece, you must consider which colors and glazes appeared on which shapes throughout the years.
It’s obviously beyond the scope of this article to show all the differences in all the shapes so we’ll look at five shapes that illustrate the problems in dating Van Briggle. Van Briggle pottery has been made continuously since in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was founded by Artus Van Briggle. The Van Briggle Pottery Company built its success on soft dull matte glazes. After Artus died in , the business was taken over by his wife Anna and was renamed the Van Briggle Company.
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The Van Briggle Pottery Company built its success on soft dull (matte) glazes. A great Arts & Crafts period piece, probably dating to the ‘s. Dimensions.
Van Briggle swan vases made between the mids and mids came in two or three sizes and different glazes. The five swans surround the vase in low relief with only modest color variation. The bottom of this year old small bowl is marked Van Briggle USA not Colorado Springs as later items are witha hand-etched signature, dating it between and In the bowl, the matte glaze shades from turquoise into dark blue which is typical of early Van Briggle work.
A small reddish bowl with a neck collar has dark shading on its five raised, V-shaped leaves. Made in other sizes and with different glazes, this particular bowl was produced from the late s to late s, giving it at least 50 years of age. This Van Briggle candlestick design was produced in the s and s, mostly in the Dead Ming turquoise glaze. A famous large figural in matte white–called Lady of the Lily—consists of a woman reclining against a giant calla lily in art nouveau style. Designed by Artus Van Briggle himself at the turn of the century, this figural was picked up again in the s and is still produced from the original mold today.
Artus and later his staff had fun making saleable pottery.
Van Briggle Pottery – Current Shapes, Marks and Glazes Similar to Vintage Pieces
Posts Comments. Robert graciously permitted me to utilize his information in my book. This is information which you can categorize by using your own pottery pieces. Remember; every single piece that was made by VBPCo was marked. Except for the exceptions! I have found exceptions to nearly every guideline established; so keep that in mind!
Van Briggle Art Pottery climbing bears vase – Mar 22, | Wooten & Wooten Auctioneers in SC. dated , Colorado Springs, Colorado. rare matte green.
Van Briggle pottery was first produced in the spring of some sources cite by Artus Van Briggle in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was in Colorado that Van Briggle perfected the technique of making satin matte-glazed pottery akin to the Chinese masterworks he had admired during his earlier travels abroad as an artist. However, the Colorado-based business he founded continued under the guidance of his widow, Anne, through Other entities kept the pottery brand moving forward after Anne gave up the helm.
Many of them also have a fairly amateurish and sloppy appearance, even on the nicest and most valuable Van Briggle pieces sought by collectors. The early pieces made from through were all dated, making those very easy to distinguish. This is also true for select items made from through , but there were some items made during this period that do not have a date as part of the mark.
The location of the business, Colorado Springs, Colorado, was added to pieces made after and is usually abbreviated to Colo. Spgs, Co. Some pieces were signed or initialed by the artists who crafted them; others have identifying mold numbers stamped into the bottoms. The most desirable pieces for collectors are the older dated items from the early s, and prices can differ widely between older and newer wares. For instance, a dated vase from the to period can be worth thousands while a similar newer piece would only bring hundreds.
Values vary depending on the glaze colors and shapes of the pieces as well.
Collecting Van Briggle Art Pottery
Van Briggle pottery was started by Artus Van Briggle in The story of Artus and Anna Van Briggle is probably the most romantic and tragic love story in all of American art pottery history. Artus and Anna Van Briggle were married in
Differences in script, clay color, bottom residue, finishers numbers, glazers marks and artist initials can all help in the dating of a piece of Van Briggle pottery.
Fine Art is enduring. It has value that transcends explanation, because it has the ability to elicit different emotions from all who see it. Still, one thing is constant – to display a piece of fine art pottery in your home or office says something about you. For over years Van Briggle Pottery has been creating world renowned art pottery.
In fact, Van Briggle pieces are in the permanent collection in several major art museums, such as the British Museum in London , the Smithsonian in Washington D. People of every social class and many different cultures have appreciated its elegance and beauty.
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Scott Ladzinski – Threw briggle in. Initilas are an “S with an “L” intersecting it vertically down the center. They also frequently cleaned up originals thrown by the master potters, and often added artistic engravings to those as well. Finishers generally did not throw originals, though, briggle vice versa. There are several exceptions. One major exception to that was Otis Wills init.
Another exception is Fred Wills, who in the later portion of his career, threw briggle delicate baskets and vases, which he etched himself to avoid damage and because at that dating in his career, he could do pretty much what he wanted. Finishers generally did not etch the bottoms with the logo etc.
Posts Comments. Would you know who would have made that? Kent Fraser. Kent was a good potter, and more importantly, a really nice guy.
Clues to dating Van Briggle pottery are covered in the collector guides and are fairly straightforward. Bases were routinely dated until and.
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