Backed by a rich history, the van Briggle pottery company of Colorado Springs, Colorado produced hundreds of different molds, shapes and sizes during their time in business. We have here are a monumental example with an extremely crisp detailed mold. From research, I believe this vessel was originally designed in 1905, design #385. The source of this information resulted from the original Van Briggle pottery company drawings. The actual designer is not listed, however, possibly Artus Van Briggle himself drew this shape but it was not implemented until after his passing. Nonetheless, it depicts single stems emanating from the base and running up the full length of the piece to join a band of vines and flowers. Called columbine, the blooms actually appear to resemble clematis. Colored in a deep maroon hue, the design is highlighted by a dark blue overspray. The picture of the bottom shows the standard Van Briggle logo as well as the letters USA. This designation indicates this example was produced during the years 1922 through 1926, the only time period in the history of the company that USA was used. The vase stands 11 1/4” tall the the opening measuring 2 1/2” across, the shoulder area 5”. The piece is in factory original condition with no chips, cracks, damage or repairs. The inside has no residue from use. An excellent top shelf show stopper. Thank you for visiting my shop.