Limited Edition Bonsai Pots
by Robert Steven
Reproductions of ancient Ming Dynasty bonsai pots produced in the ancient Dragon Kiln are now exclusively available only through the AoB / KoB Store!
Robert Steven, a world renowned bonsai artist has produced these reproductions of an original antique Ming Dynasty bonsai pot to a 1:3 scale, measurements are 12 x 12 x 8.5 cm. Each pot was produced in the “Qian Shu” ancient Dragon Kiln of Yixing, China and each is hand numbered with a certificate signed by Robert Steven.
This limited edition run consists of only 500 pieces (only 300 left) and are sure to be well sought after as collector items. Each comes in a custom box with a hand signed certificate of authenticity by Robert Steven. With the immense history behind these reproductions and the limited edition run, these pots are sure to sell quickly!The Dragon Kiln
The “Qian Shu” ancient Dragon Kiln is located in the Qian Shu village of Yixing, Jiangshu, China. The kiln was built during the Ming Dynasty, over 600 years ago. It was called the Dragon Kiln because of the unique shape of the kiln, which measures 43.4 meters in length, 2.3 meters in width, and 1.55 meters in height. It has 42 pairs of control windows on both sides which gives it the look of a dragon’s backbone laying down the hillside.
The “Qian Shu” Dragon Kiln uses pinewood and bamboo for the burning process, which normally reaches a temperature about 1150 Celsius during a burning time of 10 hours.
The “Qian Shu” ancient Dragon Kiln is acclaimed as one of only two ancient kilns in China, which are still well maintained and used in the tradition ways. It is also known as the first kiln built in this area, starting the history of Zi-sha ceramic pots of Yixing.
A 3D image of one of these pots can be seen at http://knowledgeofbonsai.org/forum/view ... 143&t=4344
Orders can be placed at http://www.aobkobstore.com