A new little thing came in the mail a few days ago
The owner of the pot clearly loved it very much, and used it very, very heavily
And so it took some damage over the years
But because of repeated use — it has the nicest patina I’ve seen in a while
Too bad it is broken… and has a hole in it to boot.
I’m not sure what I will do with it. I got it because it looked like really nice clay, and I wanted a reference pot — something to compare others against, and also, perhaps, something to experiment on. There are simply too many conflicting theories out there on zhuni, what it is, what it isn’t, etc. I think I now have some idea of it should be, but the variation out there makes it hard to say with certainty whether a pot is or isn’t real zhuni, especially, of course, if you only see a picture of it. In some ways, buying a broken pot might be the best bet of getting the real deal.