Ming Bowl #2 in White with Blue Accents, 6.25"dia. (Ben Owen III)
Ming Bowl #2 in White with Blue Accents, 6.25"dia. (Ben Owen III)
Ming Bowl #2 in White with Blue Accents, 6.25"dia. (Ben Owen III)
Ming Bowl #2 in White with Blue Accents, 6.25"dia. (Ben Owen III)
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Ming Bowl #2 in White with Blue Accents, 6.25"dia. (Ben Owen III)

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   This Ming Bowl is a unique style with a wide rim that is influenced by clay forms created during the Ming Dynasties in Chinese culture.  The Ming Bowl form has been made for three generations in Ben III’s family.  The thick application of the Dogwood White glaze provides a look of icing on a cake. 
   A great serving bowl for food, and, a perfect display for floating flowers on a table.  Both dishwasher- and microwave-safe, you’re sure to enjoy this lovely bowl daily.  Measuring 6.25”dia. x 5.25" inside diameter x 2"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

   During the 1920s, Ben’s grandfather, Ben Owen Sr., was a potter at Jugtown Pottery.  While there, Jacque Busbee did extensive research to create many of the colors for the pottery.  The Dogwood White glaze was inspired by Chinese and Japanese white finishes for pottery with a thick coating that resembles icing on a cake.  In 1928, the Busbees of Jugtown entered a vase, made by Ben Owen, in the Dogwood festival with this white glaze.  The vase was awarded best in the show and from that time forward, the vase was called the Dogwood Vase, and the glaze was named Dogwood White.  This glaze works well for weddings and flower displays.

This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (1983) and is part of our "Pots From The Past" series.  A beautiful piece of North Carolina history!  A treasure to be enjoyed for generations.