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The Spectrum of the Sky ... 1

The Spectrum of the Sky and the Sea

 

 

Time is a fundamental experience of mankind. To the early humans, time was life itself, and they did hardly distinguish between past, presence and future. Life, or time, was divine, it was a stream of life, outside and inside, imagination and expectations were predestined and the cosmic Divine determined the course of things.

 

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In China the Divine was not always thought to be a person. Time belongs to the male principle of “Yang”, space to the female principle of “Yin”. Both together form the “Tao”. “Good luck comes from heaven” was often written above chinese front doors.

 

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Size: Diameter 33 cm (13 in), height 16 cm (6 1/4 in)

 

As bonsai enthusiasts, the colours of the sky and the sea on a pot can bring us inner peace, they can help us to keep the required distance to the inconveniences of life.

 

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This shape was inspired by a ritual drum. Remarkable is the glaze, an opaque effect glaze. The same kind is still in use today. On the bottom there is a potter’s mark saying KATSU MEI SHOU.

 

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Size: 22 cm x 19 cm x 6 cm (8 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 in)

 

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Size: Diameter 37,5 cm (14 3/4 in), height 10 cm (4 in)

 

These blue and green colours reflect the atmosphere of the sky and the sea.

 

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Size: 39 cm x 25,5 cm x 9 cm (15 1/4 x 10 x 3 1/2 in)

 

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Size: 41,5 cm x 32 cm x 8,5 cm (16 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 in)

 

The mood of the tree in the vibrant light and the colours of the pot give us peace and inner harmony.

 

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Bonsai pots should be chosen with great patience and care, as they are an important part in the composition of a bonsai artwork as a whole.

 

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Size: 44,5 cm x 32 cm x 4 cm (17 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 1 1/2 in)

 

Time is an essential factor for the development of such a nice patina, and the patina is the best proof of an aged pot.

 

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Size: 26 cm x 16 cm x 6 cm (10 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 2 1/4 in)

 

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Size: 10,5 cm x 7,7 cm x 4,5 cm (4 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in)

 

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Size: 19 cm x 14 cm x 4,5 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 in)

 

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Who wouldn't be touched by the strong charisma of such noble bonsai trees in aged pots?

 

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Sizee: 33,5 cm x 26,5 cm x 10 cm (13 x 10 1/2 x 4 in)

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Sizee: 40,5 cm x 24 cm x 7 cm (16 x 9 1/2 x 2 3/4 in)

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Size: 47 cm x 22,5 cm x 4,5 cm (18 1/2 x 9 x 1 3/4 in)

Peter Krebs

 

Photographs by BONSAI ART: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31

Photographs by BONSAI ART AUCTION Japan: 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 22, 23, 28, 29, 32

Photographs by Eginhard Rösner: 5, 6

Photographs by Peter Krebs: 10, 24

 

Translation: Heike van Gunst