TIM wrote:Interesting, so you were told they are from the 1910s? And you paid around $120 for each?
scrap the antique quality,
lol, i just got curious... i visited that shop 12 years ago they have shops in KCMO and Kansas, they are still there and they import Japanese/asian textiles and such so looking back i doubt they are authentic antiques although i still wish i had purchased the dragon motif pot.
Some sellers try to make mass produced pots look old, my sister bought me a few as gifts over the years, i had to clean the muck off one because they had stained it with some brown stain... i probably never should have used it now that i think about it(toxic stain?) i used a toothbrush and baking soda to clean the stuff off and it was yellow clay underneath.
all the pots i have pictured are mass produced made to order, but a few i bought from Hong Kong might be limited number like the phoenix/dragon pot... i paid about $100 for that i think. These types of pots are probably really cheap over there, maybe $20 at most? lol.
since i've been digging through my little collection i thought i'd ask the experts on this site/mods if they could help me figure this teapot out... my sister bought this about 6 years back at some local "antique" shop. I figured it was just a fake, or some typical mass produced slipcasted pot out of Taiwan or Hong Kong.
sorry about the blurring photo, looked fine on the camera viewer. I just want to know if it's even an actual Yixing pot of even really chinese at all.
HAD to post this, from the Craig catalogue... if only i could afford to waste $ on such things.
it's only $2200 ;P (http://www.redhillchina.com