Teapot #1 in Chinese Blue, 10.5"h
Teapot #1 in Chinese Blue, 10.5"h
Teapot #1 in Chinese Blue, 10.5"h
Teapot #1 in Chinese Blue, 10.5"h
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Teapot #1 in Chinese Blue, 10.5"h

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   A unique, handmade teapot with a great blend of turquoise blue and copper-red.  Fully functional, this teapot is safe for liquid use and is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.  Be sure to temper the teapot before adding hot water to steep the tea leaves.  Do not place the teapot directly on the stovetop as heat shock will occur.  Measuring 9.75"l x 7.5“w x 10.5“h.
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 by Jacques Busbee and influenced Ben Owen Sr. when he established his own studio.  The recipe was handed down the generations and Ben Owen III continues with his version of the glaze.  Each result is one-of-a-kind.

This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with year made (2020).