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    Posted 4 years ago

    Mrstyndall
    (845 items)

    I got to go shopping by myself today without my kids. Since I didn't have my lovely children with me, I was able to take my time and look around :)
    This vase was one of the things that I bought today. It is marked van Briggle on the bottom, but I don't know if it is authentic or not. Does anyone have any expertise on these vases. This vase is titled Despondency and features a human figure wrapped around the top of the vase.

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    Comments

    1. Gillian, 4 years ago
      I believe it is an authentic signature, only missing the glazier's mark. Some pieces have it, some do not.

      Very beautiful vase - congratulations.
    2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Thank you Gillian!!
    3. Gillian, 4 years ago
      You're welcome.
    4. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      Stunning vase! Sometimes it's nice to shop alone! :-)
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Bijou!
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Any ideas as to age?
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Nice piece MrsT, I kept looking at the face and noticed how perfect it is couldn't seem to catch a glimpse of a line showing that it's made from a mold, then I did notice at the bottom. I do love this vase tho and that's what's important for you. If you love it, you can't go wrong. I don't know who the person is but hey, they must be doing something right since they have a mold to create more pieces, right? No idea on age either.
    8. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Thanks, shareurpassion, I do believe this was a molded piece.
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      This piece, Despondency, was made in the 1990's by Van Briggle Pottery Colorado Springs, Colorado USA. The company was started in 1902 by Artus Van Briggle and wife Anne, hence the AA mark. Artus died in 1904, and Anna sold her interest in the pottery in 1912. Despondency a human wrapped around the top of the vase, is one of the most famous pieces made, right after Lorelei, a similar piece, with a woman wrapped around and more blended into the top of the vase. Van Briggle Pottery closed in 2012.
    10. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Bill for that info :)
    11. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      I got the info from Hanson's American Art Pottery, but here's a link to another CW post from 6years ago, that has other info about it! :^)
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/9615-van-briggle-despondency-lorelei
    12. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Bill, great-thank you so much for the info :)

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