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Han Vase

circa 1937

Benjamin W. Owen (American, 1904 - 1983)

Donated to The Mint Museum in 1937, this vase was one of the first examples of North Carolina pottery to enter the museum’s permanent collection. It is called a Han Vase because its form is based on a Chinese ceramic prototype from the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE). The glaze on Owen’s vase is similarly inspired by ancient Chinese wares.

Place object was created: Seagrove, NC


Measurements:    height: 10.25 inches    depth: 9.5 inches

Gift of Mrs. Carol Wright. 1937.3

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