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Do you like Turtle

Post  peter krebs on Thu May 14, 2009 9:37 am

The turtle - bearer of the secrets of heaven and earth



In chinese symbolism, the turtle is one of the most important animals. In old times, its upper shell was compared to the arch of the sky, and its lower shell to the earth's flat surface. It symbolizes immortality, durability and the cardinal direction of north. The pattern of its shell was used to read the future. It is the hero of many legends and tales.



Ignatz A. Basile is one of the most prominent turtle experts in Europe and enjoys worldwide recognition. He has been breeding them successfully for many years, and is the author of a well-known series of books titled "Fascinating Turtles".



Ignatz Basile is also a bonsai enthusiast. This enthusiasm was the reason for him to get in contact to me - he had an idea to link turtles and bonsai together, in the form of a "turtle pot". This was the start of a new chapter in the story of turtle symbolism.


6,5 x 5,5 x 1,5 inch


6,8 x 5,6 x 2 inch


13,5 x 11 x 3 inch


6,5 x 5,5 x 1,5 inch


9,5 x 7 x 1,8 inch

It carries heaven and earth in its body - now it also provides your bonsai with longevity.


Fotos: Ignatz Basile, Turtle Press International Verlag für Reptilien Puplikationen
Homepage: www.schildkroetenbuecher.de

Turtle pots by Peter Krebs
Hand made, without mould
fired to ca. 1230°C

Many greetings

Peter

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Re: Do you like Turtle

Post  John Quinn on Fri May 15, 2009 3:36 am

Very cool!

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Post  NeilD3 on Fri May 15, 2009 3:41 am

Maybe luck will smile on my garden for saving this guy crossing the busy road. I put him in my car the other day and let him loose in my garden.

He has 3 legs, and looked like he could use the help. Maybe He needs a nice pot? Smile

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Re: Do you like Turtle

Post  Carolee on Sat May 16, 2009 6:05 pm

I very much like the turtle pots. Turtles basking in the sun on a log in the pond is the first real sign of spring where I live.

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Re: Do you like Turtle

Post  Alan Walker on Sun May 17, 2009 3:49 am

I like turtles, too. They make a wonderful soup! Really, they do. Wink
Kidding aside, I think your turtle pot is a delightful pot. I wish your pots were carried by a North American vendor. But I know that it is difficult for such a small market to bridge the continents that way. Same for our American potters trying to vend in Europe.

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Re: Do you like Turtle

Post  peter krebs on Sun May 17, 2009 8:23 am

Dear Carolee,
Hello John and NeilD3,

It is beautiful in such a hard time even on small things to be happy. Laughing Laughing Laughing

Hello Alan,
I do not know turtle soup tastes like, I'm a vegetarian. flower

Second Section:
I think the joy when watching a bonsai pot can be just as big as their possession. The only thing I get from an American potter possess, is a frog by Nick Lenz. (a gift from Jim Doyle when he visited me in Germany)



The frog is sitting here on a small pot of mine, with the title "Meditation Frog”.


Frog: 1,2 inch Pot: Diameter-2,2 x 0,9 inch

Many greeting

Peter

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Re: Do you like Turtle

Post  NeilD3 on Sun May 17, 2009 4:56 pm

Peter,
The small things are where we should all look to find happiness.

Thanks for sharing the frog.

Neil

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