Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby TwoPynts » Nov 3rd, '10, 11:52

Some "teapots" in my music collection: :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby britt » Nov 4th, '10, 18:50

Zensuji wrote:80ml barbie 2005 from mattel brewing up some wuyi.
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100% handpainted Jingdezhen, I assume?

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Alex » Nov 5th, '10, 08:49

Of course. Pings like a bell!

clearly very high fired and 100% handmade.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby debunix » Nov 6th, '10, 22:31

Today I was unsuccessful in my quest for a few more of the 'Ten famous teas' when I went to Wing Hop Fung, but I did find something unexpected in the teawares area....a nice box:

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Full of pretty cups

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The cups have an extremely shiny glaze, so they're quite tough to photograph

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but pretty enough to be worth some effort

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best part is that are a near perfect match for the size of my gaiwans.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Victoria » Nov 6th, '10, 22:33

Ohhh great find! Wow!

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby debunix » Nov 6th, '10, 23:14

I recognized the style of box this time because of my TC Hagi SO experience--before that, I'd passed by the boxes without realizing that something very cool might be inside.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Marco » Nov 7th, '10, 08:19

Really lovely cups debunix - how much do they hold?

I'd like to show you my new ones from YS.
The Bamboo Grass Cups.
Hold 40ml - just right - I don't like smaller ones.
And they are even more beautiful than on the pictures.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby debunix » Nov 7th, '10, 10:59

My new cups hold about 4 ounces.

I already have some lovely ones that hold just under two ounces, similar to your bamboo seagrass cups. I suspect that is a popular size for something other than tea, because there were several patterns in that very small size with other japanese tablewares, far from the tea things.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Victoria » Nov 7th, '10, 11:31

Very nice Marco, congratulations! I go back and forth on cup size, I like them all. :)

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Chip » Nov 7th, '10, 13:50

Lovlies Debunix and Marco! :mrgreen: Thank you for sharing them with us.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Marco » Nov 7th, '10, 15:36

debunix wrote:My new cups hold about 4 ounces.


The ideal size what I am looking for now. When I drink alone I love a cup about 100ml - so 3-4 ounces would be great.
I took a look on Wing Hop Fung but didn't find such boxes or even cups. Do you have a link for me? :)

Thanks Victoria and Chip. I have very small cups too - about 15-20ml - they are not really convinient. My father called them thimbles :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby debunix » Nov 7th, '10, 15:40

No link, sorry. WHF has only a small fraction of their offerings online.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby britt » Nov 8th, '10, 11:39

My first Hojo purchase. I actually went to their website to look at the Shigaraki kyusu due to the very positive comments made on this forum, but I saw a couple of new listings for Gisui kyusu and ended up with this Tokoname instead (rough clay mogake 180ml):

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I had attempted to place an order with Hojo two years ago, but due to a very slow response I ended up going elsewhere. The response this time was very fast and professional so the order was actually placed, with a follow-up tea order as well. They do have a great selection of tea and kyusu. I'm glad the forum comments about Hojo have been so positive, otherwise I may never have given them a second try.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby iannon » Nov 8th, '10, 11:41

Wow..that one is absolutely stunning Britt

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby laura99 » Nov 8th, '10, 12:06

Very nice Britt!

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