rdl wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Fuut wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:59 pm
I can't follow at all those prices on the site. I see bowls priced $600,- i could buy elsewhere for less than 100,-.
Seigan has a large workshop, with several kilns and staff. Looking through his studio you will find pieces priced from low to high, depending on the degree of quality he determines that work to be.
I cannot judge why the various e-shops price his work the way they do, but I imagine in all fairness to these shops, they make the same price determination as Seigan himself does. That's to say, a $100 chawan is worth $100, while a $500 chawan is worth that much.
I would recommend being extremely cautious when purchasing from this vendor. I have seen a number of items in their shop originally for sale via Yahoo Auctions Japan be sold, then listed a couple of weeks later by this vendor at triple/quadruple the price. Obviously, an item is worth what someone is willing to pay so more power to them, but note that the prices you see are likely not representative of the normal market value of the item. Same for the incense-- a few things on their site are price at nearly 10x the actual price.
Full disclosure: I have purchased from this vendor before, and the last time was a huge mess. I'm not suggesting they are untrustworthy, just not very transparent and extremely
unreliable. Caveat emptor.