Van Briggle Pottery Yucca Bowl, #747, Mtn. Craig Brown, Ca. 1928

The story of the Van Briggle Pottery Company is legendary. The brilliant young Artus Van Briggle, a rising star at the prestigious Rookwood Pottery, leaves Cincinnati, with the hope that the climate of Colorado Springs would abate his failing health. With his young bride Anne Gregory by his side, and the financial support of Rookwood's founder Maria Longworth Storer, he forms the Van Briggle Pottery Company. Following Artus's death in 1904 at the age of 35, Anne Van Briggle becomes president of the company, and remained involved in its operation until her death in 1929.

This wonderful rose bowl vase, designed circa 1908 and produced between 1926 and 1930, features a repeating pattern of stylized yucca leaves, and is covered in Van Briggle's "lost" Mtn. Craig Brown** matte glaze with green accenting.

This lovely vase or bowl is in excellent condition, free from chipping, cracking, crazing or restoration.

Marked at the base with Van Briggle's double-A logo, and "VAN BRIGGLE COLO. SPGS." incised in block letters.

H 4.25", D 5", rim 2.75", base 3".

**The glaze formula for "Mtn. Craig Brown" was lost when the pottery was flooded on Memorial Day, 1935.

Item ID: 1186

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