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Van Briggle Pottery Quatrefoil Bowl #589 w/Frog, 1922 - 1926
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 excellent tapered bowl, designed by Anne Van Briggle in 1907 and produced between 1922 and 1926, features a repeating quatrefoil motif covered in rich Mulberry matte orange peel glaze, and is complete with the original Sunflower frog.
The bowl is in mint condition, free of chipping, cracking or crazing. The frog is in excellent condition, free from chipping or cracking. There are three areas on the underside which I believe to be calcium deposits that I have not attempted to remove. They do not affect the use of the frog, and are not visible when it is in place.
Marked at the base with Van Briggle's double-A logo, and "VAN BRIGGLE U.S.A." incised in block letters. The frog bears the double-A logo.
Bowl H 3", D 6.75", rim 5", base 3". Frog H 1.75", D 3.5".
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