Fast forward to this year, and this very figure group again came to auction. This time, I was able to get it for less than half of my previous bid. Has the pottery market slumped? Not so at all. I tell you all these details to ram home the point that value is a function of who is shopping at a particular moment in time. Another day and at another venue, I might have been outbid yet again.
Below are two tiny groups that I believe emanated from the same pot bank as the little group I just purchased.