I believe these are 10th century black beauties. They’re all from China and I snapped pics on my trip to my friend Ig’s house in Iowa. Sorry about the last pic but I shot it twice without my glasses on and it’s a bit blurry. The first one is the tallest one, probably around 30-32 inches tall and the rest are maybe an inch or two shorter but they’re large pots all the same. My fave of these is the first one because the black glaze is either matte or has had something happen in the past 1000 years to make it matte.
Apparently the collectors of these pots refer to the ones that have a rounder, fuller form as the females and pair them up with the less rounder, fuller ones that are supposedly males. I’m sick and pretty pissed about it… I haven’t been sick since last November and was just starting to get uppity about going over a year without getting sick. Anyway, not sure how long it’s gonna last… it’s not as bad as I’ve been on other occasions but I’m not sure it’s full on yet. Here’s a couple fat mugs I posted to Etsy yesterday, first click goes to Etsy… the other enlarges.