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Antique Bonsai Pots

For a number of years Craig has been fortunate in obtaining very old, rare and unusual Bonsai pots. Some of these lovely containers will be represented here. Most of these Photo's are by Trevor Yerbury, the Kodak Photographer of the years 1995 to 2005 and an enthusiastic collector of Trees himself. 

 

 

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Article on the Six old Kilns of Japan
http://www.anagama.jp/En/articles/six_valley.html
For information on Kilns and techniques use this link:
http://www.e-yakimono.net/guide/html/kilns.html

 

 
Deep Blue Ming pot
1. Deep Blue with Blue on Blue, Moyo, depicting a mountain-scape. Earthenware, this is a Ming Dynasty Pot of extremely well proportioned colour and size.10 "wide by 6.25" High. Its deep shades are quite remarkable and reflect the high ability of the Pot Makers or Glazers of this period. Like the pot in Number 3 Pot, an equally fine glaze, these pots are not common. Chinese. Sold
 
Hexagonal pot
2. Hexagonal pot in a very modern design but in fact based on a Kimono Design and dating from the early 20th Century around 1920. 6"wide. Japanese. Sold
 
Kowatari pot
3. Kowatari, old crossing pot. Wide Geho-Bachi and wide rim. Beautiful Aurora Borealis design, Moyo, in shades of blue. This is an exceptionally well glazed pot. Slight glaze damage but otherwise perfect, Quing dynasty 19th Century-1830 . 27cm x 29cm.
1500
Chukogu Chidai pot
4. This is a truly wonderful pot. Chukogu Chidai, dating from 1800, this Chinese Pot has unusually large feet in simple half curved outsides but in a triangular inner shape. Smoked Black edges from a rich terra-cotta, this is a 'Water Glaze' pot of perfect form. 12"x4". NFS
 

5. This magnificent pot flares out well beyond the normal rate. Perfectly balanced the problems of such a wide flare can result in the edges of the pot collapsing in the firing. Marked with he makers seal, it is Chinese and dates from the 18th Century.13"x10"x2.5", it stands on cloud feet and has a deep incised rim edge. Sold
 
Kowatari pot
6. A very rare and lovely old Kowatari pot (old crossing between China and Japan). This large pot has Pear Skin Nashikawa-Ara, Shudei-Da-En-Bachi with deep Shami-do. John Naka talks about Pear skin pots in his books. Chinese Quing (Qianlong) dynasty 1750 but may in fact be older. 40cmx30cmx13cm. I have been told by a well known Japanese Bonsai Master that while a very fine Bonsai Pot it could actually have started its life as an incense burner as there is distinct burned areas on the inside of the base. This was not unusual in such deep pots.

No signature, unlike some of the other pots but this is because it is such a fine quality pot. It would have been made for a member of the ruling family or the Imperial Palace. A pot of this quality would not in most cases be allowed for export today but was purchased in 1983 on behalf of Klaus Tribbe, the only non-Japanese student at the Kitamura School of Bonsai. Klaus is now a Christian Priest who runs a school in South Africa near Joburg and he sold me this pot along with some others in 1993 to raise funds for the school. He still grew Bonsai up until recently when he gave up due to his work schedule.
3500
 

Small Chinese pot
7. A small Ceramic Pot of Chrysanthemums, and two Chinese Dragons that encircle the pot. 2.5"x 4" 19th Century. Chinese. Like all pots here, this is a hand made pot from around 1830

Sold
 

Celedon pot
8. A deep round Chinese Celadon Glaze Pot, 19th Century with Plum Blossom and Plum tree design. 12" across by 8.5" deep.
Sold
Crackle Glaze pot
9. Over the last few years many inexpensive Bonsai Trees have come from Korea, Japan and China. Some of these little trees have been in a crackle Glaze pot of white or cream colour. These are copies of very old glazes that this pot is an example of. This is the real thing. Dating from the 16th Century, this is a very nice Chinese Pot of the sort popular during that period. 7"x 2", this pot has fluted sides and petal edge to the top with three curved feet. There will be another picture of this pot later on.
 
Mt. Fuji pot
10. This is an old 19th Century Japanese pot with a picture of Mount Fuji on one side and a Chrysanthemum on the other.
8" x 9"
Sold
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11. This is a Celadon Glaze Chinese Canton Pot dating from around 1800. The Japanese Chrysanthemum and plum blossom design is in white, pink, green and black around the design and the calligraphy is a poem. Used as a Bulb Bowl or a container for a Suiseki, this lovely pot is quite unique.

There is a matched pair at 1500 each or 2750 for the pair


If you are interested in these pots please contact Craig Coussins here: all are in UK GBP Sterling. If one person or a group pf people would like more than four I could bring these as long as costs are covered initially.
 
 

 

 

 

An old Japanese Pot from the early 20th Century . Hand made and signed by the artists, this pot was made by the Yoshimura Pottery.

Kanji is potters name ie Shuho
 
fThe pottery is Tokoname  Yoshimura to-en (Click image for a larger Pic)
1750

 


Large, almost rectangular shaped Canton china pot with butterflies on a pale blue ground. This beautiful pot is late 18th century   and incredibly unique. I have not seen another one. 31.5cm wide 2000
 

 

Conventions and Demos Craig's Suiseki
Testimonials from Organisations Craig's Suiseki for sale
About Craig Coussins Website building
Articles and Books  Humour and trips with Craig
Craig's Landscapes Antique Pots
Singing Bowls Modern Pots
Native American Flutes-to come Links to Bonsai Clubs and websites
Questions Tools for Bonsai
 


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