Phase 1 single bid auction.
Since the auction is 3 days (ending Wednesday at 10 pm Eastern USA time), I am not doing the normal 3 day notification for Hagi SOs. Here is the deal. Email a bid on the cup(s) of your choice(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Oribe Bid” as the subject. Bids will be accepted up to the Wednesday January 25, 2012 at 10 pm Eastern USA time, though there is no advantage to waiting as I will not open bids til the auction is closed!
You can send multiple emails if you want to or need to should you decide to up your bid or to include other notched foot pieces. If you bid on more than one Notched Foot piece, be sure to clearly state your preference order, which you would want first, second, third, etc. You can only win one, and it will be your highest preference win.
If you want to bid on more than one, place your bids in order of preference. If you “win” the first preference, your bids on other pieces will ultimately be voided, etc. You will only be charged a max $2 over the next highest bid, so you can bid as high as you want without risk.
But you will only have one bid on each piece. Then after the deadline/close, if you are the highest bidder, you win. If you are not, you do not get to rebid. However, if you bid on another notched foot, you are still in the running for that piece. By special arrangement, anything over $60 per piece will go to the TeaChat Japan Relief Fund which has already raised over $900. Minimum bid is $60. But I hope for much higher! PLEASE NOTE: #21 and #24.
With high risk comes big rewards, thus you will see the abundantly drippy pieces with the standard foot pieces of Phase 2. However #21 and #24 had glaze adhesions to the kiln shelf. If you look closely at the very base of the foot where the glaze meets the kiln shelf, you can see 3 on #21 and 2 on #24. I will be placing a bid on one of these. If I win, when I receive it, I may use an ultra fine ceramic file and/or stone polishing cloth on it and/or I may do nothing at all … to me this would be a special piece. The pieces are stunning, but you should be aware of this.
Phase 2 will be posted the next day, Thursday at 6 pm Eastern USA time The standard cut foot pieces #1-19 with lots of drippies of Phase 2 will be posted in a separate topic. The topic will be opened 3 hours prior for previewing!