Welcome to the great collaboration for the first 953 designs, created between 1900 and 1912. We would first like to thank all of the wonderful collectors for their contributions and their patience. This project has been a long time coming, and we hope that you will follow our progress.
Our references in addition to the photographs & measurements of personal collections include: the original hand-drawn designs and notes for many of the first 953 designs, as located in the Van Briggle Art Pottery archives and copied with their permission; and the Catalogue of Van Briggle Designs, by Robert Wyman Newton, which contains information regarding approximately 750 of the first 953 numbered designs. Designs recognized and catalogued since Newton’s Catalogue of Van Briggle Designs, will be listed as “previously uncatalogued.”
This page is to serve as an index for the design numbers. As each section is created, the link will become active. Just because a section is not yet active that does not mean that we are not working on it. But, please feel free to submit photos, etc. to be used. Thumbnails will eventually be present in the space allowed on the index pages, but in the interest of making the individual piece information available as soon as possible we are opting to do the thumbnails last. We respect each individual’s or museum’s wishes in crediting the information provided as per their wishes. There is no distinction among several collectors, each of whom wished to be identified simply as “private collection” and all those indicated as such do not belong to any one single collector.
Legal Disclaimer: All photographs are copyrighted and only reproduced with permission of their owners.