Dating van briggle marks
The glazes in pottery went with fashion of the day, and trends can be noted, although there are lots of exceptions.The era of standard glaze–the shiny brown finish used by .
Any pottery that has been soaked in water may be beige, too, so beware of dirty bottoms!
Here's a good example of the American Bisque wedge foot (right).
Companies using a dry foot include most of the Ohio companies and some used stilts for some of their ware lines.
The same general dating can be used for , and other American companies of the first half of the Twentieth Century.
In general, shiny glaze has not met with the same favor by collectors as the matte glaze pieces.