Posted 6 years ago
The Owen China Company of Minerva, Ohio introduced its Swastika Keramos line in 1906. Famous American potter John Lessell developed this line. He is best known for his later development of Weller LaSa. The Swastika Keramos line was produced only for a short period of time. Most believe the production ended by 1908. Many pieces have an iridescent, metallic glaze.
My example is 10.5 inches tall and depicts a surreal landscape with barren trees highlighted against a fierce, electric sky and storm clouds. It is marked on the bottom with the raised “Swastika Keramos” wafer and “510j”.