Dogwood Vase in Chinese Blue-Red 13"h

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Dogwood Vase in Chinese Blue-Red 13"h

350.00

The Dogwood Vase is a form that has been made in Ben’s family for three generations. This classic Dogwood Vase is complemented with the copper-based Chinese Blue glaze that is a traditional design of Ben Owen Pottery. The Dogwood Vase is great for a display of flowers on a table or a mantle. During the 1920’s, Ben’s grandfather, Ben Owen Sr., was a potter at Jugtown Pottery. While there, in 1928, the Busbees of Jugtown entered a vase, made by Ben Owen Sr., in the Dogwood festival. The vase was awarded best in show and from that time forward, the vase was called the Dogwood Vase. The sculptured flowers on either side of this exquisite vase honor North Carolina which later came to be known as “The Dogwood State”.
The Chinese Blue-Red copper glaze is a blend of materials that will react to the smoke and flame from the firing process. A one-of-a-kind piece. No two develop the color pattern in the same way. Measuring 13”h x 6"” x 6”.
Please note: What appears to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

The Chinese Blue Glaze is sought by collectors because of the variety of hues and variations of finish from each firing. No two pieces come out exactly alike. Although many of the forms are similar to Chinese Red pieces, there are some shapes made specifically for this glaze. The color is achieved from several mixtures of copper in a glaze and fired to 2250°F. This glaze was first developed at Jugtown Pottery in the 1930s. After Jacques Busbee’s death, his wife Juliana requested that the glaze not be produced. From different accounts and research, the recipe for the glaze was lost.

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