June 16, 2021



Artus listed at least 8 shades of green glazes that he developed and used on his pottery prior to his death in 1904.   The photo shows only some of the variety:  1903, 2-handled pot has Granny Smith Apple Green with Red over spray; 1903, 8″ plate has 3 colors of glaze including green.  Color contrast the lightest green floral #85 to the BRIGHT green behind it on the right side.   The front, left piece is green over the chocolate clay used most often in 1906 and 1907. The chocolate clay shows through the high points of the glaze on the design.  All pieces are 1902 through 1907-12.  The fireplace tile in the background are also dark green Van Briggle tiles.