Little blue pot - who made it?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Bookahtoo, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    This little blue pot is about four inches tall. Do you know who made it?



    This is what the marks look like to me:

  2. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    It's witch sitting in one of those '70s bucket chairs
  3. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    My favorite blue-purple shades... :) But not a clue about it. :(
  4. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    The color looks lovely... although it also looks like a different color in each photo.
  5. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

  6. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

    Wonder if those are conjoined Hs or conjoined As. If As with a Van above it, wonder if Van Briggle?? The conjoined As are for Artus and Anne Briggle - their logo. I really doubt Van Briggle for not enough markings, their conjoined AAs are in a rectangle and above Van Briggle, and bottom just doesn't look Van Briggle.

    Marks: Van Briggle.html

    The color does look like their Light Ming Blue glaze from the late teens or Ming Blue glaze from the 1920s:

    All their glazes:

    --- Susan
  7. Messilane

    Messilane Well-Known Member

    I don't believe I have ever seen a Van Briggle mark like that.
    I *may* have a book - I will check.
  8. Messilane

    Messilane Well-Known Member

    While I am sure this book, Colorado Pottery, doesn't show all the pieces, I'm not seeing this shape or that mark.
  9. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    AH HA! Maybe the cojoined "Hs" on the bottom are really cojoined "As", and the bigger etched mark is the artist or finisher.


    I don't have the pot with me - I'll check again when I get home. The marks are complicated by the concentric circles.
  10. Messilane

    Messilane Well-Known Member

    If they are VB, the As would still be in a box.
    Even when he was still working for Rookwood his signature was different than what is on your vase, and in his early years on his own, it was a single A within a box, or just Van Briggle.
    So . . . while I could certainly be wrong, I don't think this is from VB.
  11. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

    I agree, Messi. I also haven't seen one of their marks like this. The thought that there was double/conjoined AAs and Bev mentioning "Van," I thought I would throw that idea up for grabs. Not only the markings but the bottom as a whole screams not Van Briggle.

    I did rotate the pic getting the double whatever up over the scribble to look more like the position of the double AAs on VB pieces. It didn't help; however, now can see a line above or below the double letters. According to some of the Van Briggle sites, the markings on their pieces were much less cluttered before 1920. After 1920 USA, etc.... were added. Maybe the enlarged following pics might help someone else ID the maker.

    --- Susan


  12. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I'll take some pictures without the flash when I get home. Thanks for your help!!!!
  13. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Here's a better picture:

    Definitely not cojoined A's - probably cojoined H's. :shifty: Back to square one on the bigger mark.
  14. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous glaze. Not a clue about maker, but could be a professional studio potter if that makes sense.
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