Sometimes a piece arrives, and it takes my breath away. This small jar is extraordinary. Coiled to a perfect shape, the small water jar is so classic. It shows the old school true gourd bottom, with the perfectly symmetrical indentations. The waterfall lip polished so far down into the jar has the most magnificent sheen to it. There are four strands of embedded tiny, superfine hematite heishi beads. They shine as well. The two bands of matte work, with mica are a wonderful contrast to the highly polished rest of the jar. We don’t often use the word “perfect” in handmade work, but this jar is truly remarkable.

3 ¼” high by 3” wide