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cbobgo

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go-to source for high quality/ antique pots?
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:46 PM »
I was wondering if anyone was willing to share some good sources to buy really high quality/ antique pots.  I have a few trees that I think will be deserving of top notch pots, but don't have a source to get them. 

Any suggestions?

- bob
 

reddog

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Re: go-to source for high quality/ antique pots?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 07:33 PM »
You might try Matt.  He has some of the best containers in the country.
http://kaedebonsai.com/gallery/bonsai-pottery-collection
 

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Re: go-to source for high quality/ antique pots?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 08:31 PM »
There are a few sellers from Japan on ebay that have some quite nice pots.  Check them out.
john
 

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Re: go-to source for high quality/ antique pots?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 09:06 PM »
Any of the current crop of apprentices in Japan would probably make a good source: Peter Tea ( http://peterteabonsai.wordpress.com ), Tyler Sherrod ( http://tylersherrodbonsai.wordpress.com ), Owen Reich (I don't remember his site, but you can PM him here) or Tim Gardner (who I believe is in the midst of restoring his site at a new URL).  I believe I've seen from all four that they bring pots home periodically, and I've seen the ones Tim brought.  Any of them might be able to work with you to get something specific.

Does Brent not have any sources?
 

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Re: go-to source for high quality/ antique pots?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 10:04 PM »
Bob,
PM me  and let me know what you are looking for. John
 

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Re: go-to source for high quality/ antique pots?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 02:16 AM »
I can get pretty much anything with some lead time. My blog/site (shameless plug) is:  www.bonsaiunearthed.com
I don't sell anything direct off the site yet.  I'd be happy to send photos.

With a few auctions about to happen, more stuff will be available.  We generally have between 100 to 200 antique pots at any given time.  Prices (in dollars range from $200 to about $15,000).
 

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Re: go-to source for high quality/ antique pots?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 10:34 AM »
You set on antiques? For the same money, you can get an outstanding custom pot from any number of western potters...
 

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Re: go-to source for high quality/ antique pots?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 03:19 PM »
thank you all for the input, I will follow up on each of those.


I have ordered several custom pots from several different potters for some of my other trees.  But for this particular tree, I am wanting a more traditional look.  I'm going to be working on the tree next week with Ryan Neal, so I will try to take some pics and post them here after that.

- bob

 

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Re: go-to source for high quality/ antique pots?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 09:02 PM »
Curious to see if you ever found the pot(s) you were looking for last year?  I believe it was a special project you were working with ryan neil?