Artus Van Briggle and Anne Gregory were both accomplished artists studying in Paris in the early 1890s when they met. Artus was fascinated with the matte glaze from the Chinese Ming dynasty. He visited the United States and worked for the Rockwood Pottery Company in Cincinnati. Later he began a pursuit to recreate the ancient Chinese process. Artus left Ohio in 1899 and moved to Colorado Springs, there he spent two years experimenting and perfecting the lost Chinese matte glaze finish. By 1901, having discovered the secret of the glaze, Anne joined Artus and they formed Van Briggle Pottery.
Van Briggle Pottery & Tile is one of the oldest active art potteries in the United States, and has been considered one of the great American potteries. For over 100 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.C., the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Louvre in Paris. People of every social class and many different cultures have appreciated its elegance and beauty
This Van Briggle Art Pottery Vase is quite tall, with a warm honey brown color body, a light green over sprayed mouth and is finished in a high gloss glaze. It is a lovely piece with a bell shaped base that graduates into a larger center and even wider mouth. The beautiful light green lacy overspray accents the top of the vase, while simple line borders add definition. The vase is charming by itself, however adding a bouquet of flowers or a dried arrangement will create a spectacular display.
The bottom is incised with the Van Briggle logo, which is the two A’s joined together. It is signed with “Van Briggle Colo Spgs” and the Capital Letter “A” on the bottom.
CONDITION: Excellent to Near Mint! There are no chips, cracks, scratches on this vase. Some slight crazing which is common with this type of glazing and the estimated age of the piece. The high gloss shine helps to conceal the crazing you have to look closely to see any imperfections. See Photos.
MEASUREMENTS: 12" tall x 5.25" diameter at the top. 4" diameter base.
As the pictures will confirm, this is truly a beautiful piece sure to be a favorite, with many more years of use to grace any home.
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Small to medium items can be shipped insured at the buyer's expense either via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) or UPS.
As a courtesy, we are offering the following shipping options if you are unable to pick up locally or don't have your own preferred mover. All of these movers are independent companies and not affiliated with, work for nor pay us. We are not responsible in any way for their actions or quality of service. Please direct all questions about rates, pickup arrangements, payment and claims to each carrier directly.
Rates for a single piece of furniture can range from $275-$550. Rates will vary depending on the mover chosen, your location, size and weight, unless indicated as flat rate in which case dimensions and weight don’t matter. Some offer a sliding scale discount on multiple pieces delivered to the same location. Our pickup location zip is 46737. Contact us for approximate weights or actual where possible.
Home Direct USA ~ At Your Service
Offers a flat rate price of $276 for one item to anywhere in the 48 lower states. Insurance runs $3.95 per $100 buying price, up to $2,500 with a minimum of $39.50. Over $2,500 has a reduced rate. A sliding scale rate discount is offered for multiple pieces. Pricing includes inside placement to room of choice, up to two flights of stairs and debris removal. If assembly is required add $22.00. Delivery times average 10-21 days with exceptions either way. Ask for Melinda Hempe in the Antiques Dept. at 720-535-4139 for a quote. As an alternative you can also contact us directly and ask for Grazia at 260-665-1987 for a quote. Two forms of payment is accepted: Paypal at no additional charge with a valid email address or Credit cards for an additional processing fee of 3.5% added to the total.
Fountain Valley, Inc.
Ideal for shorter distance and smaller items where flat rate may prove pricey. They cover Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, but can accommodate additional states if necessary. They will cater to your needs and do their best to accommodate. Rates are based on dimension, weight and distance. Fully insured. Can accommodate small to large pieces and multiple item shipments. Shipping rate discount possible on multiple pieces to same location. Delivery in 7-10 days, but could even be sooner. Call Rob Sweet at 517-403-9007 for a price quote.
Ace Executive Van Lines
Basic charges $275 for the first item going to one location and $75 for any additional items to the same location plus a 20% surcharge on the shipping price. Fully insured. To receive a shipping quote call Mary Lou at 925-200-6851 and include the 12 digit ebay identification number or the link where the item was viewed along with your destination zip code.
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