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Fine Early Jugtown Bowl Chinese Translation Blue/Red
From the renowned Jugtown kilns in North Carolina, founded by the Bisbees, this lovely bowl is glazed in the classic Chinese "translation" that was developed by them and proved to become an important addition to American Art Pottery. Both the Bisbees and Ben Owen used this glaze on their Asian pottery forms, and no one has been able to replicate the quality and subtlety of the color, flow, and delicacy of this glaze. This bowl measures 6" wide, 4 1/4" high and exhibits a nice variety of coloration and drip. Good condition, a small chip to the foot, and some mineral deposits on the interior that can be removed, it also has a very small line in the lip that was in the making, and it is completely glazed over. Stamped with the Jugtown mark, it also has a paper label from David Rago's gallery (label has disintegrated since photo taken, no longer legible). Ca 1930, it is an unusual form, and is an excellent example of Jugtown's finest art pottery.


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