Van Briggle pottery of Colorado Springs, CO was founded by Artus and Anne Van years of production, circa to , showed this mark and Artus's signature. Dating Van Briggle pieces from the s thru the s is easy because. Van Briggle actual marking of years was basically nonexistent after Fire, flood, and several different owners all contributed to the myriad of bottom. 3 LOOKS LIKE A DATE AND ARTIST SIGNATURE ALSO ON THE. The Van Briggle marks are incised on the bottom, and I find no. Identifying.
n3ws.info - The History of Van Briggle Marks
Significant and prolific artists are in BOLD. Less prolific artists and etchers are in standard type. That is not to lessen the talent of those persons, but to offer a means of differentiating between prolific or famous producers and less prolific and famous producers.
Again, keep in mind that the above is based on our best knowledge to date, and that may change. Stylized "AG" combined into one character resembling a stick figure tree.
Now owns his own pottery and also continues to work for VB. Left VB during the '90's, and came back.
Mark Sucharski used 3 marks. Mark Sucharski's current artist mark is AMS. Schlegel Ambrose Schlegel - Master Potter from - Ambrose Schlegel - Master Potter from - Use clay and glaze types and style to properly determine date. Becky Hansen - Known to have thrown originals in Bill Sidenberg - Threw originals in the 's and 80's. CH Clement Hull - See above. Also used on some pieces at Hull Santa Fe Pottery from until Craig is the current owner, with his mother, Bertha, of Van Briggle Pottery, and is currently their primary artist.
Also finished pieces in the 's.
CV Christopher Vernon - Years unknown. Not to be confused with the etched glaze mark CV see glaze marks below. A common characteristic of the pottery produced during this period is a darker clay bottom often referred to as a dirty bottom and bottoms with glaze streaks and residue.
Many examples of Van Briggle Pottery are marked only with the logo, and 20 signifying AfterVan Briggle Pottery became harder to date as the consistency of the bottom markings decreased. Pieces from the s are typically dated based on bottom markings and clay color. The s pieces are characterized by clay that is sandy colored with either a grainy appearance or a buff bottom.
Dating Van Briggle Pottery
Pieces marked USA will typically display the similar sandy colored, grainy buff bottom. Van Briggle Pottery Reference Books For collectors interested in doing additional research on Van Briggle pottery, the best reference books are: So having said all that, here we go!
With some text and some pictures, I will try and explain "dating" Van Briggle pottery. Some are marked with batch numbers. Some experimental glaze markings, in Roman numerals, hand applied in ink. This was the year of Artus Van Briggles's death. The V in Van Briggle was altered after his death. Shape numbers are still used.
Dating Van Briggle Pottery
No more clay types. Shape numbers, but Colo. Springs has now been added. Later inthe date was dropped, and finisher numbers were added on each side of the logo.