This early glazed ceramic vase by Artus van Briggle features a raised depiction of stylized blue spiderwort, a common wildflower in the Colorado Springs area where van Briggle settled in the early 1900s to open his own pottery studio. The conventionalized flower, stem and thin leaves form a motif which encircles the vase. The flowers feature subtle incised detail.
This example is notable for the use of three different colors in the matte glaze for which van Briggle became renowned, in particular for the soft blue used to depict the flowers.
This early vase is signed and dated on the underside.
Height: 7 inches (17.8 cm)
Diameter: 3 ½ inches (8.9 cm)