Van Briggle Pottery

Van Briggle pottery was started in Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Artus Van Briggle in 1901. Van Briggle studied and worked at Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati starting in 1887, as well as in Paris under Rookwood’s sponsorship from 1893 – 1896. It was in Paris, seeing the Chinese Ming dynasty matte glazes and Art Nouveau designs that inspired his work.

He died in 1904 and his wife took over the company until it was sold in 1912. The company was renamed the Van Briggle Pottery and Tile Company in 1910 and later the Van Briggle Art Pottery Company in 1931. The company is still operational today.

The most collectible and valuable Van Briggle pottery pieces are the ones made when Van Briggle ran the company. The ones produced by his wife are also highly sought after.

The best places to buy Van Briggle Pottery online is Just Art Pottery Store at or eBay.

Van Briggle Pottery Marks
Prior to 1907 – all pieces had a “AA” mark, a date, and “Van Briggle”, some pieces after 1907 had those marks as well
After 1920 – “Colorado Springs, Colorado” or sometimes just an abbreviation

Popular Van Briggle Pottery
Arts & Crafts vase
Bird of Paradise bud vases
Bowl vases
Bud vases
Flaring vases
Lorelie vase – mid 20th century
Lotus centerpiece bowl
Reticulated vases


  1. Patricia Hill October 3, 2015

    I am looking for the Geronimo head bust. Do you know where I can find one for sale any where in Montana?

    Thanks for your time.

  2. Eileen September 20, 2015

    I have a small wine vase that says van Briggle with USA under it. I wondered what it was worth?

  3. Carol Hyland September 6, 2015

    My question is since Bertha died is the pottery still in operation?

  4. Lucy August 25, 2015

    I have a wine color vase with hit of blue on bottom. It is signed and # .has th AA & Colo. Do you have any idea what it is worth? I haven’t found this exact one yet on line. Thank You, Lucy

  5. Nancy June 16, 2015

    I am not familiar with the markings. I’ll send a photo.
    Maybe you can educate me.

  6. ellen norton August 25, 2014

    I worked for van briggle 1949-1951. I have 2 pieces purchased in that time: grecian vase and original thrown & signed small bowl. Do you purchase such?

  7. Jan VanNewkirk January 14, 2014

    If I send you a picture of a set of vases and the markings on the bottom, could you give me information on the same and an approx. value?

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