VAN BRIGGLE "Indian Head" Vase. Standing an imposing 12" high, this is another famous example of Van Briggle at its finest, combining both elegance of modeling with sophistication of glazing. Depicting three stylized Native American Indian heads, their long braids flowing down onto the flaring base.
Artus Van Briggle was the principle of an early American Art Pottery firm, which he founded in Colorado Springs in 1901. His early work was inspired by the European artistic movement we now term 'Art Nouveau', and shows a strong French influence. Van Briggle was especially enamored of the early 15th and 16th century Chinese monochrome wares, and spent considerable effort trying to recreate Chinese glazes.
Signed (on the underside): with the Van Briggle logo of two conjoined "A"s within a box, 'VAN BRIGGLE /ColoSppgs.Co" "Mp" ("Mp" being the mark of the potter who molded and glazed the piece.) Interestingly, one can see the three piece mold mark on the underside.
In beautiful original condition, with enormous and rather regal presence, both for the elegant shape, and for the soft, matte aqua-green glaze with a slight peach blush.
Measures: 12" H x 5 3/8" Diameter (approx)
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