Something About That Pot!


In February, at an auction in Oakland, CA I bid on a tree near the end of the auction. It was not that interesting of a tree mind you but the pot was a completely different story. When at an auction it is important to look at all aspects of the item up for bid. I have seen many uninspiring trees go for very little money only to find the vessel it was in was spectacular and a boon for the owner. So be sure to look under the pot. You may find a surprise.  When I started bidding on the Japanese Contorted Quince, I had wanted one, but I had looked at the pot before bidding began. Wow, Nice pot, a signature pot made in Northern Japan, not just a stamp but the makers signature. So bidding started slowly but began to pick up steam as those who knew…

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