VAN BRIGGLE "Lorelei" Vase. Perhaps the most famous of the Van Briggle production pieces, the Lorelei vase was inspired by the myth of the Lorelei, beautiful sirens with long flowing hair who lived on an island in the midst of the Rhine River in Germany, and lured sailors to their death on the rocks with their singing.
Van Briggle was an early American adaptor of the imported Art Nouveau style. (He and his future wife completed their artistic studies in turn-of-the-century Paris, where they would have no doubt visited the International Expo from which the style took its name.) Van Briggle was also 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 COLO SPGS" "HVM" ("HVM" most likely being the mark of the potter who molded and glazed the piece.)
In beautiful original condition, with enormous 'stand alone' presence, both for the elegant shape, and for the soft, matte aqua-green glaze.
Measures: 10 1/4" H x 5 3/4" D (approx)
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Condition as stated.
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