Van Briggle Purple Pitcher
Van Briggle pitcher in mulberry from the 1930s. Marked Van Briggle with logo, Colo. Spgs.
The Van Briggle Art Pottery is the oldest continuously operating art pottery in the United States, having been established in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 by Artus and Anne Van Briggle. Artus had a significant impact on the Art Nouveau movement in the United States, and his pottery is foundational to American Art Pottery. The Art Nouveau style favored by its founders continues to influence the pottery’s designs.