Modern Van Briggle Has Confusing MarksBy Mark Chervenka
Modern Van Briggle Has Confusing Marks
Van Briggle pottery has been made continuously from 1901 until the present day. Dating modern and current pieces can be challenging. The word "Original" in marks, for example, has been used since the 1920s. Original in the mark indicates a piece was thrown on a wheel rather than poured in a mold. Modern pieces made today with Original in the mark are not particularly more desirable than pieces without the mark.
Van Briggle is no longer in operation.