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Van Briggle Pottery

Considered the longest-running art pottery in the United States, Van Briggle Art Pottery was in operation for more than a century. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Van Briggle became a beacon of Art Nouveau design that still permeates pottery today.

Founded in 1901 by Artus Van Briggle, former designer for Rookwood Pottery, Van Briggle pieces soon made a name for themselves for their distinctive matte glazes, which gave their vessels an almost luminous quality. Innovations in glazing and design increased when Van Briggle married Anne Gregory in 1902, after which Anne devoted her career to crafting art pottery. Though Van Briggle died in 1904 after a bout with tuberculosis, Gregory carried on, continuing to create strikingly streamlined vessel designs that radiated beauty.

Though production ceased in 2012, the brilliance of Van Briggle's Art Nouveau aesthetic lives on in well-preserved pieces. The characteristic smooth, matte glaze that graces the streamlined form of all their pieces is immediately recognizable and continues to send collectors into a frenzy at auctions today.


Quick Facts

  • Van Briggle's pieces were so immediately successful that they were featured in exhibitions around the globe, including the Parisian Salon (1903), the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904), and the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905)
  • Each Van Briggle piece’s mark is relatively unique because most were hand incised. One element that remains consistent across many pieces is the superimposed double "A," a lasting homage to founders Artus and Anne
  • The Van Briggle studio was a veritable revolving door of some of the biggest figures in 20th century ceramic design, including Nellie Walker

Recommended Items at Auction

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Van Briggle Pottery Vase
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Van Briggle Pottery Vase
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$1752 Bids
Van Briggle Pottery Vases
Dec 11, 10:00 AM CST
Van Briggle Pottery Vases
by Leonard Auction
Est: $200- $400
$1252 Bids
Large Van Briggle Art Pottery Vase
Nov 30, 1:00 PM EST
Large Van Briggle Art Pottery Vase
by Anzardo's Fine Arts
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
2pc Original Signed Van Briggle Pottery
Dec 04, 10:00 AM MST
2pc Original Signed Van Briggle Pottery
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Van Briggle Pinched Maroon Vase
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Van Briggle Pinched Maroon Vase
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
(3Pc) Van Briggle Pitchers
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
(3Pc) Van Briggle Pitchers
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
Van Briggle Yucca Leaf Vase
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Van Briggle Yucca Leaf Vase
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
Large Van Briggle Art Pottery Vase
Nov 30, 1:00 PM EST
Large Van Briggle Art Pottery Vase
by Anzardo's Fine Arts
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Large Van Briggle Art Pottery Vase
Nov 30, 1:00 PM EST
Large Van Briggle Art Pottery Vase
by Anzardo's Fine Arts
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Van Briggle Art Pottery Bowl and Acorn-Form Frog
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Van Briggle Art Pottery Bowl and Acorn-Form Frog
by Nye & Company
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
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Vintage Anna Van Briggle Colorado Springs Art Pottery Pitcher
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Anna Van Briggle Colorado Springs Art Pottery Pitcher
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Van Briggle Signed American Art Pottery Pitcher
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
Van Briggle Signed American Art Pottery Pitcher
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $800- $2,000
$800 Bids
VAN BRIGGLE LORELEI ART POTTERY VASE
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
VAN BRIGGLE LORELEI ART POTTERY VASE
by White's Auctions
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids
Van Briggle Art Nouveau Persian Rose Vase c1950s
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Van Briggle Art Nouveau Persian Rose Vase c1950s
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $100- $150
$750 Bids
Van Briggle Pottery, Three Vintage Pottery Pieces
Dec 10, 10:00 AM CST
Van Briggle Pottery, Three Vintage Pottery Pieces
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $150- $250
$750 Bids
Artus Van Briggle for Van Briggle Pottery, Early vase with irises, 1903
Dec 13, 11:00 AM CST
Artus Van Briggle for Van Briggle Pottery, Early vase with irises, 1903
by Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$2,0000 Bids
Van Briggle Cabinet Vase 1916
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Van Briggle Cabinet Vase 1916
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $200- $300
$1500 Bids
Van Briggle Rectangular Vase c1920s
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Van Briggle Rectangular Vase c1920s
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $150- $200
$1000 Bids
Van Briggle Turquoise Blue Vase c1920s
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Van Briggle Turquoise Blue Vase c1920s
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $150- $200
$1000 Bids
Van Briggle Matte Red Vase c1920s
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Van Briggle Matte Red Vase c1920s
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $200- $300
$1500 Bids
Van Briggle Matte Turquoise Pitcher c1950s
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Van Briggle Matte Turquoise Pitcher c1950s
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Van Briggle Turquoise Blue Candlestick c1920s
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Van Briggle Turquoise Blue Candlestick c1920s
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $150- $200
$1000 Bids
Van Briggle Matte Purple Night Light 1918
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Van Briggle Matte Purple Night Light 1918
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $450- $550
$3500 Bids
Large Early Van Briggle Matte Green #229 Peacock Feather Four-Handle Vase 1903
Dec 03, 11:00 AM PST
Large Early Van Briggle Matte Green #229 Peacock Feather Four-Handle Vase 1903
by California Historical Design, Inc
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$3,0000 Bids

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