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Van Briggle 2 Tone Green Pottery Vase
This 2 tone green pottery vase is marked with the Van Briggle Logo: Van Briggle / Colo. Spgs / with either an S or a G.
In 1899, when Artus Van Briggle stepped off the train in Colorado Springs. An American artist of Dutch descent, was established as a world class painter in Europe. Having been trained at the finest academies there, and with paintings accepted by the Paris Salon, he received the highest honors for a painter in his day. Yet his artistic passions would ultimate lead him away from his brush, canvas, and easel toward another artistic pursuit that would ultimately define his genius.
From his years as a celebrated artist at the famed Rookwood Pottery in Ohio he knew first-hand the extraordinary range of expression an artist could achieve with the potter’s materials.
No specific date is recorded, but one day in the spring of 1901 he reached into the kiln, with the anticipation known well by countless potters throughout the ages, and finally held in his hands the perfect, rich, matte-glazed pottery he had sought for so long - the first pieces created in centuries, the first ever on this side of the world.
Once perfected, Artus Van Briggle’s exquisite new glazes graced his elegant Art Nouveau pottery designs which were sent across the Atlantic and, when shown to Europe’s best art judges, were proclaimed, A supreme discovery in modern ceramics.
Van Briggle Pottery is the living heritage of an extraordinary artist whose heart and hands were given only half a lifetime, and to his wife, Anne, whose own dedication and fine artistry after his death carried their vision to success in its earliest years. Together they left a timeless and permanent imprint on the tradition of American art pottery. With each passing year and with each new piece created, their artistic legacy continues, a legacy in known as: Van Briggle - a Tradition in American Art Pottery since 1899.
Done in dark green with a lighter green top. In very good + condition without chips, cracks or fleabites and it measures 6 7/8 inches tall and 3 inches wide.
An addition to any Van Briggle Pottery Vase Collection.
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Manufacturer: Van Briggle Pottery/Colorado Springs