This candlestick style was first made by Ben Owen Sr. in the 1920s while working at Jugtown pottery. Ben Owen III continues the signature style of his family in this special batch of Chinese Red. Made from local earthenware clay with multiple layers of the red glaze applied to the surface.
Candlesticks measure: 6" base length x 2.5" mid-length x 13.25"h.
The beeswax candles are 1.5”w x 8.5”h, and, are sold separately through our Online Store.
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 over glazes 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.
This pair is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2021).