Owens Pottery 1905 Red Utopian Ewer Pitcher #921 Signed
J.B. Owens started his own pottery company in 1891. He built a new plant and started manufacturing pottery in 1896. The Utopian line was a high-glaze brown ware with underglaze slip painting similar to Roseville, Rookwood and Weller. Owens manufactured pottery for only 10 years and won critical acclaim but closed in 1907. The Utopian line is their most recognizable.
Here we have a variation of the Utopian line, Red.It was difficult to capture the outstanding artistry in the pictures but it does looks stunning in person. This is signed 'F' and appropriately marked with Owens and shape 921. The glaze is a high gloss red with copper undertones. This exact piece can be seen on page 87 of the spiral bound "Owens Pottery Unearthed" book by McKibben and Stofft. A perfect one of a kind piece.
Exceptional ewer in that it has no chips,no cracks, no scratches to glaze, no repairs. Very minor underglaze crazing on this wonderful piece. The rounds spots that you may see are water spots due to us rinsing the dust off. It may appear more pronounced due to the macro lens used for the photography. Any non-perfections are from the firing/manufacturing process including glaze misses and glaze pops.
Authentic Owens Pottery. All pictures are original and un-edited.
Height: 5 5/8", Base: 3 1/4", Rim: 3 1/4" by 2 1/4"
- Model: K2471
- Shipping Weight: 3.0000lbs
- 0 Unit(s) in Stock
- Manufactured by: Owens