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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Cha Nacho » Feb 1st, '10, 15:35

Thanks IPT and Victoria,
Very interesting about the child and the bird, I could see in the image there was a string going to the bird but without the story I could only guess what they were doing. The other side has some writing on it, I will take a picture of it soon so you can have a look. If you could tell me what it says that would be great! As for the tea I use in it, dark roasted oolongs, such as TGY.
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Cha Nacho » Feb 1st, '10, 23:11

Here is the reverse side of the Yixing pot from my previous post, and a couple of close-ups of the writing. The third one is a bit out of focus, since the characters are quite small. Hopefully it is legible.
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby IPT » Feb 1st, '10, 23:57

The calligraphy contains two parts, the name of the pot and a poem. The two larger characters are Cha Yuan which roughly translates as Tea Destiny. The poem is quite common on Teapots. It was written during the Tang Dynasty by Wang Wei. This is only a part of the poem. The name of the poem is; A Mountain Villa on an Autumn Night

My translation:
明月松间照,
清泉石上流。
Moonlight is shining through the pines
A limpid spring flows over the rocks.


This is the whole poem:
山居秋暝 王维

空山新雨后,天气晚来秋。
明月松间照,清泉石上流。
竹喧归浣女,莲动下渔舟。
随意春芳歇,王孙自可留。
After a rain, the empty mountain
Stands autumnal in the evening,
Moonlight is shining through the pines,
A limpid spring flows over the rocks. .
Bamboos whisper while a washer-girls heads home,
Lotus-leaves yield before a fishing boat,
And what does it matter that springtime has gone,
While you are here, my offspring will remain here.

The last line is a subject of much debate in China because it is not known if the author meant that he hopes his children will live on the mountain after he had died.

This is just my translation. Everyone who translates this poem, does so a little differently.
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Cha Nacho » Feb 2nd, '10, 03:45

That was great IPT :D Thank you for letting me know! It makes the pot even more valuable to me now. I have other pots with writing on them, I'll have to post another! :lol:

Cheers, Nacho
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby IPT » Feb 8th, '10, 04:29

I'm more than happy to help.
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby hop_goblin » Feb 8th, '10, 04:40

Style: ShuiPin
Clay: Lao "Old" ZhuNi. Low fired.
Size: 80 ml
Hole: Single
Age/Year: Mid-Late Ming Guo 1950s.
Walls: medium
Chop: JingXi Hui "Nan" MengChen
Pour: +/- 11 sec. No drips. Good lid fit.
Source: Respected Taiwan pot and tea collector
Tea Pairing: Wet Stored Sheng
Info: I purchased this pot from a very well known tea and teapot collector from Taiwan. Really a nice piece of history. Love the feel and the clay is remarkable. The low fired clay takes the edge of some of the harsher notes of wet stored sheng. Has truly become my little buddy.

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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby IPT » Feb 8th, '10, 04:41

Shape: Shipiao
Clay:Qingshui Ni High fired
Size: 165 ml
Age/Year: 2004
Walls: Medium thickness
Source: I bought it from the maker
Tea Pairing: I use this pot only for Shou Pu
Info: This is an old friend I've been using for years. Even when dry it smells like Shou Puer inside. It is an extremely well seasoned pot, which was much lighter in color when it was new. It actually looks a little darker in real life than it does in the photos and the inside is almost black.
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Victoria » Feb 8th, '10, 12:49

There is just something about a pot with feet. Sweet!
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Robert Fornell » Feb 8th, '10, 15:34

Yixing from American artist Richard Notkin...

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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Mrs. Chip » Feb 8th, '10, 15:43

ronin ceramurai wrote:Yixing from American artist Richard Notkin...

Cheers,
R

Thanks for sharing, the first one would be perfect for a heart patient and/or cardio specialist!

Love the 'tree knob'? on the lid of the 2nd one.

Very unique and creative pieces, were they created to be functional?
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Seeker » Feb 8th, '10, 16:10

Pretty much ditto to everything Mrs. Chip said.
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Margules » Feb 8th, '10, 17:13

Mrs. Chip wrote:
Love the 'tree knob'? on the lid of the 2nd one.

Very unique and creative pieces, were they created to be functional?


It's a mushroom cloud. He does a lot of post-apocalyptic sort of stuff, with skulls and destroyed buildings and other rather grim subject matter.

I saw a rather interesting show about his work on PBS a few years back, it might still be around somewhere if you are interested.

If I remember correctly, all his work is, in fact, functional.
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby chicagopotter » Feb 8th, '10, 17:19

Richard Notkin is awesome!
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Chip » Feb 8th, '10, 17:22

Mushroom cloud, heh. Nothing like a little stress with your tea! Nevertheless, impressive. The spout on that looks precarious though?
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Re: NEW/Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Mrs. Chip » Feb 8th, '10, 17:23

Margules wrote:
Mrs. Chip wrote:
Love the 'tree knob'? on the lid of the 2nd one.

Very unique and creative pieces, were they created to be functional?


It's a mushroom cloud. He does a lot of post-apocalyptic sort of stuff, with skulls and destroyed buildings and other rather grim subject matter.

I saw a rather interesting show about his work on PBS a few years back, it might still be around somewhere if you are interested.

If I remember correctly, all his work is, in fact, functional.

Thanks for the clarification Margules. TBH, that thought...It's a mushroom cloud... actually came to my mind, however I quickly dispelled that thought in favor of a more desirable one! And bizarrely I wondered where that thought came from. It also resembles a broccoli floret! :shock:

Could also be used as a prop in Stephen King's The Stand!

I am interested and I will have to check that out. Thanks again for the insight!

+1 Chicagopotter!
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