July 18, 2024

Van Briggle TURTLE, FLOWER FROG, dated 1915!!



Just when you think you have seen everything!  A “lovely” turtle, in Van Briggle green glaze, dated 1915.  You have to wonder how many of these were produced.  J. Emma Kinkead designed most of the animal bookends; and I would think first of her as being the designer of the turtle too!  There is a vintage advertisement with the same turtle, but no holes, and one slit across the back, to be used as a “card holder.”

Now we need someone to find the “mice bookends” that are shown in the same vintage VB photo!!

Photos courtesy of the Schmidt Collection

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