Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby TIM » Jan 17th, '13, 14:07

Really beautiful set-up! Wow~
how do you drain the waste water? Just curious :D

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby teaisme » Jan 17th, '13, 14:07

i was wondering that too,
wet vac or a giant pipette? :mrgreen:

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby ImmortaliTEA » Jan 17th, '13, 14:09

teaisme wrote:i was wondering that too,
wet vac? :mrgreen:


Lol!

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Fabien » Jan 17th, '13, 15:17

Thanks a lot Tom, Tim and teaisme. Not easy to find french tea addicts to sit along and sip a cup, so Teachat is a nice place to share our common TTAD (tea & teaware addiction disorder).

TIM wrote: ... how do you drain the waste water? Just curious :D

That's why there's that ugly drain hose (lower right corner, 2nd photo) :?
It drains the water to a big vase hidden under the table. I'm trying to find a more aesthetic solution (hollow bamboo) or a way to hide the hose.

You just need to remind to empty it as often as necessary !

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby teaisme » Jan 17th, '13, 15:48

ahhh i see, cool so there is some hollowness in the base to absorb the water
very nice find. I really like how there is enough room on the edges to fit a saucer and cup nicely for about five guests :mrgreen:

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Fabien » Jan 17th, '13, 16:06

teaisme wrote:ahhh i see, cool so there is some hollowness in the base to absorb the water very nice find.


Exactly, just one discrete hole crossing the whole section of the table.

teaisme wrote:I really like how there is enough room on the edges to fit a saucer and cup nicely for about five guests :mrgreen:


The door's open, you come whenever you want, I should manage to find enough yancha for five thirsty teachatters. Just send a PM before, of course... :wink:

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby David R. » Jan 19th, '13, 06:17

Be careful... I might come ! :lol:

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby gasninja » Jan 19th, '13, 08:56

Fabien wrote:
TIM wrote: ... how do you drain the waste water? Just curious :D

That's why there's that ugly drain hose (lower right corner, 2nd photo) :?
It drains the water to a big vase hidden under the table. I'm trying to find a more aesthetic solution (hollow bamboo) or a way to hide the hose. !

I have the same problem let usknow if you come up with a solution.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby victoria3 » Jan 20th, '13, 20:44

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I thought I would post various Kyusu's which I purchased at a Japanese antiquities fundraiser. I am still in the process of identifying each one. If anyone can add any information that would be much appreciated.
All my images are stored on Picasa at;
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby victoria3 » Jan 20th, '13, 20:52

Here are individual image files of the Kyusu's with signatures. I'm still not sure were they are from or what the signatures mean.
260 ml
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Banko Yaki, purple clay
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200 ml
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Bizen Yaki made using Mogake design
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550 ml
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Yixing China stamp, possibly 1966-1976
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Drax » Jan 20th, '13, 20:58

Hm, interesting! That last one you posted (with the flower on the edge of the handle) is Chinese, not Japanese. That one 4-character stamp is the classic "made in Yixing China" stamp...

The first one of the last three you posted looks like a Banko type kyuusu to me. The last character looks like 山 (yama/san) but I can't tell what the first one is.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby victoria3 » Jan 20th, '13, 21:02

Two more from the antiquities sale that I haven't identified yet:
350ml - this little lady reminds me of a flute...
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Japanese Kyusu, possibly Seifu Yohei III Meiji Kyoto
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380 ml - this one isn't a kyusu. I don't know what its name is, but I like the profile. It also unfortunately has a very strong odor of clay, so much so that I probably can't use it. Water placed in it tastes very metallic.
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Yixing China stamp #2, possibly 1966-1976
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Drax » Jan 20th, '13, 21:07

Hm, same comment with the bottom one of the last two. It's "Made in Yixing China."

If it were Japanese, I might have said it was a "houbin" (or houhin, or hohin, depending on how you want to spell it) -- except that it is much taller than the normal houbin and the clay really looks like a typical Yixing clay and not at all a Japanese clay.

However, I haven't seen any vessels shaped like it, so I can't comment further on it.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby victoria3 » Jan 20th, '13, 21:37

Drax wrote:Hm, same comment with the bottom one of the last two. It's "Made in Yixing China."

If it were Japanese, I might have said it was a "houbin" (or houhin, or hohin, depending on how you want to spell it) -- except that it is much taller than the normal houbin and the clay really looks like a typical Yixing clay and not at all a Japanese clay.

However, I haven't seen any vessels shaped like it, so I can't comment further on it.


Thank you for your comments. I suspected those two were Chinese, they are not as refined, well balanced or as light as the others.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby victoria3 » Jan 21st, '13, 02:37

Drax wrote:Hm, interesting! That last one you posted (with the flower on the edge of the handle) is Chinese, not Japanese. That one 4-character stamp is the classic "made in Yixing China" stamp...

The first one of the last three you posted looks like a Banko type kyuusu to me. The last character looks like 山 (yama/san) but I can't tell what the first one is.


Yes, this 1st dark one does look to be a Banko purple clay kyuusu. It is very dense & light weight, unglazed and balances wonderfully. The second cream white clay kyusu is more delicate & seems to be made using "mogake design'' which is acheived by wrapping the ceramics with seaweed before firing them in the kiln". I can't identify any of the signatures though.

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