July 15, 2024

Design #161

Design: #161

Date Designed: 1903

Designer: Artus Van Briggle

Description: Floral Design with Stem & Leaves extending length of the tall, slender vase. Covered in shades of Green Glaze. Bottom markings include the inscribed Double-A, Van Briggle, date of 1903, Roman Numeral III for clay type; all in the handwriting attributed to Artus Van Briggle as well as the impressed design #161.

Dimensions: 9 1/2″

Other: The “X-1” handwritten in black has been used previously as a code for an experimental color. Some potteries used an “X” for imperfect pieces, but this does not appear to the case with this beautiful example. This example is a 1903, the first year the design was created.

Collection: Courtesy of George Beard

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