Classic Chinese Pot...Very, very loud.

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Classic Chinese Pot...Very, very loud.

Post by bodhidharma » April 19th, 2010, 1:33 pm

I have not posted for a while as i have been busy with my first passion (Martial Art training) but as every one knows it was my Birthday last month and i received this Chinese pot. At first take i thought it was over the top but then, albeit very sneakily, it started to grow on me. I envisioned it with a very powerful, squat black pine in it. Apparently it is a collectible but i know nothing of pots and it has been used. Firstly i would love the computer virt Artists to shoehorn a pine in there to see what it could look like and secondly...what do people think, Trash or treasure. It was not cheap. Oh, by the way, the stump is an ex Bonsai that unfortunately, as you can tell, died. A privet :D
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Re: Classic Chinese Pot...Very, very loud.

Post by MattA » April 19th, 2010, 1:58 pm

Hey Bodhi,

I am still learning alot about pots but that is a beauty. Used or not, I would have a hard time putting anything in it so as not to compete.

Your idea of a squat pine could work but it would have to be a heavy gnarled one with lots of character otherwise the pot would outshine the tree and that is not desirable, atleast not in 'bonsai' terms.

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Re: Classic Chinese Pot...Very, very loud.

Post by craigw60 » April 19th, 2010, 2:39 pm

Hi Bodhi, thats one ornate pot you have there. I would use something extra simple in that one, maybe a clump of scleranthus as an accent.
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Re: Classic Chinese Pot...Very, very loud.

Post by Pat K » April 19th, 2010, 4:33 pm

'Treasure' for me, Bodhi 8-)

....but what to put in it? I can't see a pine in it, no matter how ponderous the tree,..... however,years ago, on the IBC, there was a great kerfuffel over whether banana trees(?) could be considered bonsai-able. This pot was made for a banana!!!! If that leaves you cold, how about a frangipani???
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Re: Classic Chinese Pot...Very, very loud.

Post by bonsai4life » April 19th, 2010, 4:41 pm

something like this Bodhi
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Post by bodhidharma » April 19th, 2010, 5:58 pm

bonsai4life wrote:something like this Bodhi
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Thanks Gott.. that is an awsome virt. I dont know if that is they way to go but i dont mind it either.
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Post by bodhidharma » April 19th, 2010, 6:00 pm

Pat K wrote:'Treasure' for me, Bodhi 8-)

....but what to put in it? I can't see a pine in it, no matter how ponderous the tree,..... however,years ago, on the IBC, there was a great kerfuffel over whether banana trees(?) could be considered bonsai-able. This pot was made for a banana!!!! If that leaves you cold, how about a frangipani???
Check this out http://www.bananas.org/f2/bonsai-banana-9344.html

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Post by Jamie » April 19th, 2010, 6:20 pm

im onto it for ya bod :D i will do a few up with a few different species i think that would work :D JBP will work well, i think yamadori style shimpaku would too :D
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Post by Jamie » April 19th, 2010, 7:02 pm

here mate, a couple of pine, a taxus a shimp and an unkown :D
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Post by bodhidharma » April 19th, 2010, 8:48 pm

Jamie, that is blinding me with its awesomeness. Fantastic. I reckon number 2 or 4 are the real deal. I think i will be keeping it. My first impulse was to throw it away but it was discreetly pointed out its value and authenticity so i looked at it through different eyes. I am a bit of a novice with pots but it is going to be a further study i'll undertake.
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Re: Classic Chinese Pot...Very, very loud.

Post by Jamie » April 19th, 2010, 8:53 pm

cool mate :D glad you like em, i reckon your spot on with 2 or 4 being the go. they are corkers. 2 is a JWP very nice tree actually, and 4 is obviously shimp.

getting trees like that might be a little harder than getting the pics though :lol: ;)

keep us updated with how you go with it all mate :D
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Post by bodhidharma » October 19th, 2015, 3:46 pm

So this is what i went with. If the pot was loud then the thing in it had to be MUCH louder. Warning..wear sunglasses 8-)
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Post by peterb » October 19th, 2015, 4:35 pm

Hi Bodhi
I really like that , the azalea is bright enough to subdue the pot . Very nice indeed :clap:
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Post by bodhidharma » October 20th, 2015, 8:16 am

peterb wrote:Hi Bodhi
I really like that , the azalea is bright enough to subdue the pot . Very nice indeed
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Re: Classic Chinese Pot...Very, very loud.

Post by peterb » October 20th, 2015, 11:08 am

You are a wise man Bodhi, she who must be obeyed needs to be kept happy at all costs :whistle:
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