Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV


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

Postby Seeker » Nov 26th, '10, 17:51

Yeah, and that you'll sell the other 4 to some of us!

Great photos and wares everyone, wow!
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Hot Tea » Nov 27th, '10, 23:34

Saw these Peranakan gaiwans and teacups at the merchandise section of a local pottery. Palms turned sweaty and felt dizzy...classic symptoms of a teaware-addict.

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Peranakans live mostly in Southeast Asia; in Singapore and Malacca, Malaysia. In the 17th century, immigrant males from China married local Malay women and their descendants are called Peranakans. Men are called "baba" and women, "nonya".

They favour colourful porcelain ware for their homes. The distinguishing traits of Peranakan ware are bright, colourful and auspicious colours (red, yellow etc) and motifs such as the phoenix and peony (symbolises wealth). These were made in Jingdezhen, China and imported to Southeast Asia.

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Peranakans adopted some practices of the colonial British and drank "English" tea out of western teapots with handles. Sometimes, the teacups also have handles.

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This is one set that sits atop a tea boat, used to collect water from rinsing teacups etc.

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Antique Peranakan porcelain ware sometimes pop up at Christie or Sotheby auctions and fetch thousands of dollars.

I came home with this little gaiwan, two teacups and a double boiler. Double boilers are used to make Chinese soup. With their double lids, I think it's OK to use them for tea storage. I think this is the start of my Peranakan teaware collection......

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

Postby Victoria » Nov 27th, '10, 23:37

Love the gaiwan, great find!
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby IPT » Nov 27th, '10, 23:53

Thank you for all the great information. Those are really fun!
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Dreamer » Nov 28th, '10, 12:55

Thanks for sharing...awesome pics!

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

Postby Fireflower » Nov 30th, '10, 05:11

finally i can post some of my purchase, i started with tea since a few months and i hope to enlarge my collection!

here my last purchase for what i am proud of it, mogake from hokujo

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and the some pic

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

Postby Chip » Dec 1st, '10, 01:06

Shuweeeet! Have you broken her in yet? Thanks for sharing your much anticipated Hokujo.
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby solitude » Dec 4th, '10, 07:50

Fireflower wrote:finally i can post some of my purchase, i started with tea since a few months and i hope to enlarge my collection!

here my last purchase for what i am proud of it, mogake from hokujo

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and the some pic

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I really like that spoon from bamboo, does anybody knows where can i buy such a thing online?
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Fireflower » Dec 4th, '10, 16:43

i buyed it on www.teaway.it, an italian webshop
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby iannon » Dec 4th, '10, 22:25

New Shyrabbit aquisition!
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Nice Shino! love the textures
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closeup of the little jewel drips
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby Chip » Dec 4th, '10, 22:36

Looks awesome Ian! :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby debunix » Dec 4th, '10, 23:03

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

Postby laura99 » Dec 5th, '10, 07:03

Very nice setup there Fireflower!

Nice Shyrabbit cup Ian, Michael had a great variety of styles this time around. I received mine a couple days ago and am thrilled with it!
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby iannon » Dec 5th, '10, 17:30

And here is a couple from a sort of local West VA Artisan I picked up while driving thru. One for my Daughter and one for my Wife

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I like the carved "foot". This cup holds about 7 oz or so.
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Nice drips inside

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Bigger for Mama which likes big cups -o-tea :)
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

Postby edkrueger » Dec 5th, '10, 20:10

Ian, the images didn't work.
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