In 1899, when Artus Van Briggle stepped off the train in Colorado Springs he must have felt worlds away from the studios of Paris and the landscapes of Italy where his extraordinary talents had so recently flourished. Here, however, surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the defining moments of his life would occur; the twin destinies of a great artistic triumph and an imminent personal tragedy would unfold, leaving in their wake the dawn of a 100 year artistic legacy - Van Briggle Pottery - an American tradition in art pottery since 1899.
Although this is molded Van Briggle bowl, the design is still magnificent. There is an oak leaf at each corner. Designed to hold a flower frog for floral arrangement, this bowl does not have one leaving a wider design options. Beautiful Ming Blue in color with perfect oak leaf incised decoration. A must for any Van Briggle collection. Displays well from all angles. What a wonderful bowl!
This item was inspected with a Mil-spec UVA (365NM) and UVC (254NM) high intensity ultra-violet light and no evidence of repair or modification was detected. Exceptional bowl in that it is undamaged, no chips, no cracks, no scratches to glaze. NO CRAZING on this bowl. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process including glaze misses and glaze pops. Dimensions are below.
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Mark and guaranteed to be original, vintage Van Briggle pottery.
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H: 3 1/4", Base: 2 3/4" , Rim: 4 3/4"at the widest
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