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Van Briggle Pottery Yucca Bowl, #747, Mulberry, Ca. 1945
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. The Van Briggle Pottery & Tile Company remains one of the oldest American companies still producing art pottery today.
This wonderful rose bowl vase, designed circa 1908 and produced in the mid 1930's to mid 1940's, features a repeating pattern of stylized yucca leaves, and is covered in rich mulberry matte glaze with deepest blue accenting.
This lovely vase or bowl is in excellent condition, free from chipping, cracking or restoration, with an errant factory glaze spot of what appears to be "Persian Rose", and mild crazing present.
Marked at the base with Van Briggle's double-A logo, and incised "VAN BRIGGLE COLO. SPGS.".
H 4.25", D 5.5", rim and base 3".
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