Tead Off wrote:Si Ting and related pots are seen with and without metal (brass, gold, etc.) rims on spout and mouth from the Qing period onwards. Here in SE Asia, you see many like this. It's not clear to me whether they are for protection, aesthetics, or for covering chips. Maybe for all these reasons. They can really accent a lovely teapot.
But I think those pots are later-rimmed pots, later-rimming is mostly to 'hide' broken spots of pots.
Left one is called Lian Zi, it's a shape exported for Japan, tracing since late-Daoguang period. There were specific shapes the Japanese liked and Lian Zi is one of them.
Right one is Daoguang period's typical Gongfu Zhuni. That shi-huang
Zhuni is mid-Qing's trait, which later Zhuni (including late-Qing) are unlikely to follow the beauty of the color.
Those SE asian rimming is somewhat later. Which I think related to their ethnic preference, but unlike bronze rims, gold rims are not oxidated in color over time..so I could be wrong