A fantastic, difficult to find example of Jade Snow Wong's ceramic work. This amazing low bowl is signed on bottom by the artist. She was an influential enamelist, potter and author who worked in San Francisco. Her book, Fifth Chinese Daughter, became a classic Asian American work of literature. Several other enamelists and designers worked with her at one point, including Win Ng of Taylor & Ng.
Jade Snow Wong's ceramic work is quite difficult to find compared to her enamel output. We don't see too many pieces around. This smaller bowl features a heavy yellow and brown mottled glaze with concentric rings in the center. There is a light pink glaze error near the center of the bowl. Much of her work features simple but elegant decoration like on this particular piece. Hand signed on reverse with "Jade Snow Wong".
This piece does have some condition issues, including heavy crazing, several chips to the rim and body (please see photos) and what may be a light crack - though that only seems to appear on one side if the bowl. There may also be a glaze flake repair on the body. Some of the wear may have happened during firing, but it's very difficult to tell. We've decided to offer this bowl even with the damage because of its historical significance and relative rarity. We have reduced the price significantly because of the condition. Please email with any other questions about condition before purchasing.
Bowl measures about 7" across.