my thanks to both of you - and that plum colour is mouth watering, a very classy colour indeed, and much better than the pale blue. If I do find an 11" one I will let you know, and as you say it wud be very impressive. To be honest I really was expecting someone to say that the 8" size was the largest - shows how wrong you can be.
Sorry Keith, I am not expert enough to comment on your piece - I see Emmi has in fact just beaten me to a reply, so I won't comment further other than to ask if yours has a ground pontil mark, and does it have any reasonable wear? cheers Paul S.