February 25, 2024

Design #349

349.1 Steve Rose349.2 Steve Rose

Design:  #349 C

Date Designed:  1905

Designer:  Early employees who worked with Ambrose Schlegel, recorded in writing that he was attributed to making all the plain designs.

Description:  “C” refers to the size of the piece.  There was also a “D” recorded, which is a smaller size.  This piece is glazed in a shade of muted green.  The Design #349 as well as the date of 1905 and all other markings appear to be hand inscribed.

Dimensions:  6″ height

Other:  Artus Van Briggle started the method of using the letters “A, B, C, D, and E” to distinguish the different sizes of the same design.

Collection:  Steve & Rose

The example following is also marked as Design #349, and is the shape found in the Revised Catalogue of Van Briggle Designs by Robert Wyman Newton.

Design:  #349D

Date Designed:  1905

Designer:  Possibly Ambrose Schlegel

Description:  Light glaze on tan clay.  Double-A, Van Briggle, date of 1905 and “1/2” mark all incised in the handwriting attributed to Anne Van Briggle.  Design #349D impressed.

Dimensions:  4 3/8″ height

Other:  Relevance of mark “1/2” is yet unknown.

Collection:  Private

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