Ryan Bell found this pot on a Japanese auction for my hawthorn. It is a first generation Yamaaki, Katoaka Akitsugu (1928-1966) with a rare chop, and a unique finish that appears to be sprayed over the clay, and glazed with a thin clear coat. The effect is of a very worn cream color.
I bought it and and showed my hawthorn in it at the USNBE in Rochester, NY 2014:
The next year, I traded it to Matt Ouwinga in Maryland for the Suishoen on the left:
And he let it fly at auction from the US…the listing cracks me up
Then, 2 years later in 2017, Ryan sent this message from the U.K., where he was speaking at a Bonsai convention. He found this pot again, sitting under a Larch in England:
3 continents. Pretty cool, huh?