kyarazen wrote:chrl42 wrote:tingjunkie wrote:kyleshen wrote:The famous ten color shui-ping!!!
Nice! Top row middle is my favorite.
I've had that Xu Bian (expects that to be late-80s~ version) before..used to be a killer for SX..
No.4 mine Pin Zini...worked very fine with Yancha!
i just saw a few pieces, they poured too slowly despite being a nice stream.
any idea on the proportion of what they mixed in to give this pin zi color?
Mine was pretty good at pouring.
It's really hard to define the clays of Factory 1..since there are too many. Late-80s~97 Zini ones are mostly manganese-doped, yet the color of each year was different I heard, from obvervation, square-sticker period's zini ones tended towards purple-ish while hologram-sticker period's zini ones tended towards brown-ish. Some Pin Zi was mixed with the Shi Huang clay.
It's almost too hard...there was also specific Pin Zini called Te (special) Pin Zini, grades are 1~4. The grade numbers are stamped on the surfaces of the clays. For me, there is no way to confirm which one really is Te-Pin...since many experts opinions differed on this. Grade 1 and 2 were reserved for masters.
Anyways, after 82-series the batches of clay used by masters and used for making commercial pots were not the same. But still quality mine #4~#5 clays.