Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV


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

Postby Cicada Lady » Feb 5th, '11, 14:25

Awwwww - cute! I haunt the local antique malls and thrift shops, but I've never seen that one before. Love the cups!
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby woozl » Feb 5th, '11, 15:58

I have a similar pot, the knob on the lid is a bit different.
No cups tho.
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby kymidwife » Feb 5th, '11, 20:19

GREENWOODSTUDIO wrote:I could not resist the price of this vintage set, so I just bought it on Etsy. Obviously it's massed produced, the teapot looks like it could be fun. It measures about 3"x3" and has a built in strainer. Anyone ever seen this set before? I figured what the heck :wink:

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I have several pieces in that pattern, including some cups, a gaiwan, and a pot which is missing the lid. My cups are a different shape, but same pattern. They have translucent areas on them made by placement of grains of rice which disintegrate during the firing. I always just call them my "rice pattern" pieces, but I don't know more about them than this. I have some pure white rice pattern pieces too... they are very striking when filled with green tea and backlit.
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby el gringo » Feb 6th, '11, 12:26

Finally got around to taking some photos of my tea cup that my wife bought me for Christmas. Its hand-made Japanese and she got it from Postcard Teas in London.

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Its got a sprinkling of these marks all around it:

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They feel like they're positioned exactly where your fingers go when you hold it.
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby odarwin » Feb 7th, '11, 00:05

GREENWOODSTUDIO wrote:I could not resist the price of this vintage set, so I just bought it on Etsy. Obviously it's massed produced, the teapot looks like it could be fun. It measures about 3"x3" and has a built in strainer. Anyone ever seen this set before? I figured what the heck :wink:

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cute set, i have the exact same set, but mine came with a tea tray... its round and has the same pattern as the pot and cups. did your set came with the tray too?
i think i must have gave that set away during our house renovation, i cant seem to find it any more...
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Feb 7th, '11, 12:40

No tea tray :( I haven't actually received this yet. This is the sellers picture, so I look forward to giving it a test run. The placing of rice in the clay before firing is giving me all kinds of ideas for my own work :twisted:
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby tenuki » Feb 8th, '11, 03:42

My antique tetsubin isn't a new purchase, but I can now use it again!!!

It works on my new induction stove - unexpected joy!!!


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oops, shoulda dusted it first. lol.
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Oni » Feb 8th, '11, 03:50

tenuki wrote:My antique tetsubin isn't a new purchase, but I can now use it again!!!

It works on my new induction stove - unexpected joy!!!


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oops, shoulda dusted it first. lol.

This is a bronze lid and hollow handle tetsubin, it is old style, and I assume it is high end, judging from the "skin" of the iron.
Does it have a nice white fur inside? How is the water from it, and for what types of teas will you use it.
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby tenuki » Feb 8th, '11, 03:59

Oni wrote: Does it have a nice white fur inside? How is the water from it, and for what types of teas will you use it.


It's got both some white fur and a couple of muted rust patches. I had to clean off some weird patches inside and then soak it in tea for days to get the taste adjusted to my liking. I use it mostly for green tea (wonderful), but lately have been trying it out for some oolongs and puerh as well with good results. I've only had it for a couple years, and the last few I haven't been able to use it much due to my old stove being too random (sometimes it would just 'go red' for no reason). Looking forward to using it alot again. :D
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby bonjiri » Feb 9th, '11, 21:00

beautiful pieces

enjoyed the views

here's a yunomi ready for shincha
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby iannon » Feb 9th, '11, 21:05

Gorgeous! I love that piece!
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby nickE » Feb 9th, '11, 21:22

Wow, I really love the glaze on that yunomi!
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Nenugal » Feb 10th, '11, 02:38

bonjiri wrote:beautiful pieces

enjoyed the views

here's a yunomi ready for shincha


And what a beauty it is!
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Chip » Feb 10th, '11, 14:02

Fantastic "rice" set Greenwood! Really like the cups on this set. The pot sounds rather tiny?

Great gift from the wife, el Gringo!

That is a fantastic tetsubin, tenuki, certainly one of the nicest I have seen.

Fantastic "Heavenly White" yunomi, Cory. Is this the one on your etsy? If so, I should move this and the replies to your TA topic.

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

Postby bonjiri » Feb 10th, '11, 21:23

thanks for your kind words

actually, the one pictured is one i'm keeping, my wife sort of acquired my last yunomi... so, long story short, i needed one. seems k-chan seems to collect yunomi. hehe

i made two. the one pictured is very very twisted and ''shaped". for me. LOL

the 8cmx8cm is similar, but shorter in stature and on etsy.
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