The Bell Vase is a perfect vessel for dried flowers or simply for enjoyment. The traditional Chinese Red glaze is displayed well in this form. The thicker application toward the top of the vase allows for a visual and physical texture that is quite attractive. A nice addition to a pottery grouping or as a stand-alone piece to integrate your overall décor. For use with fresh flowers, a plastic liner must be used. Measuring 5” flair diameter x 3.75" middle diameter x 5"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
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 fresh flowers, place a plastic cylinder or bowl inside the vessel to hold water.
* Note special care instruction labels on each red pot.
All pieces are hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2023).