C. 1895 J.B. Owens Art Pottery Standard Glaze “Utopian” Mug Artist Signed MB
Description: This is a beautiful C. 1895 J.B. Owens Art Pottery Standard Glaze “Utopian” Mug. Hand-painted Magnolia in the design with green foliage on a brown to olive background. The base is signed with incised mark Utiopian J.B. Owens1085. This lovely mug is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. It has very minor light crazing throughout due to age of piece. The J.B. Owens was in business in Janesville Ohio from 1891 - 1907. “Utopian” was his first decorated pottery. He used a standard brown ware with underglaze slip decoration similar to that produced by Roseville, Weller and Rookwood’s standard glaze art pottery.
Mug measures 5 1/4” standing and 3 1/2” in diameter.