Lily Jar in Chinese Red 13.5"h

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Lily Jar in Chinese Red 13.5"h

375.00

A classic form made by Ben Owen III. The four handled jar has been made for three generations influenced from early Asian forms made during the Song Dynasty. Made from local earthenware clay with multiple layers of the red glaze applied to the surface. The thicker application of the glaze reveals a rich color and texture. Measuring 13”h x 8” x 8”.

Chinese Red has become one of Ben III’s signature glazes over the past 35 years. Ben’s father, Ben Wade Owen Jr., developed the glaze after many customers requested a red finish. Chinese Red was not produced by Ben’s grandfather, Ben Owen Sr., although many of the forms that he studied early-on in his career were shapes from China that included a red finish. The red glaze is reminiscent of the old Chinese Red overglazes used in the 16th century and has worked well with Ben III’s simple Asian translations.  The red glazed pottery cannot be used for food or liquid due to the limitation of firing temperature. If using for flowers, place a plastic cylinder or bowl inside the vessel to hold water.

* Note special care instruction labels on each red pot. 


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