Show Off Your Pots and Cups VI

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Show Off Your Pots and Cups VI

Postby Chip » Sep 1st, '08, 01:11

Welcome to Volume VI of the Show Off Your Pots and Cups Topic!

Volume V can be found here.
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Postby Geekgirl » Sep 1st, '08, 01:16

Must be a colloquialism, my Brit friends say it, and you hear it occasionally around here too from the locals, not just the expats.
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Postby Wosret » Sep 1st, '08, 12:30

Ha! Well they do call tea a liquor, sometimes? (Boo, hiss.)
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Postby bishopmaple » Sep 3rd, '08, 18:27

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Postby battra » Sep 4th, '08, 16:10

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These were bought at Japanese food stores in Stockholm. They both have a volume of about 3 dl - the cup is a "sushi yunomi", meant to be used when you eat sushi.
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Postby Geekgirl » Sep 4th, '08, 17:06

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OMG! There's my dogwoods. Bubba, I HAVE to know the mark on the bottom of that set, because I must find that cup and saucer. :shock: Love it!

Stacey who has a thing for dogwoods
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Postby wyardley » Sep 6th, '08, 01:04

Few new teawares. Sorry for the lack of natural light, but it's night here. I'll try to take some better ones later.

Tea boat:
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"cow nose" lid pot, ~ 200 ml:
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Couple of pots of unknown provenance, a little sloppy, but factory style pots, maybe imitation. From Josh @ J-tea via Taiwan. Both 8 cup pots (as you can see from the "8" under the lid in the second picture). 6 character seal that is a little messy. Can't get a picture of the seal in this light. You can't tell in this picture, but the lid of the guava shaped (ba le) pot is maybe *slightly* lighter than the body.
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Large (maybe 250 ml or more) Quing Shui Ni pot from Jing:
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Postby Beidao » Sep 6th, '08, 08:59

Battra! Tell me EXACTLEY where you bought these. Or I'll force you :twisted:
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Postby battra » Sep 6th, '08, 12:16

Beidao (and anyone else who might be in Stockholm):

The shinoyaki yunomi is from "Japanska torget" at Tegnérgatan and the teapot is from "Sun Ai" right across the street!
"Japanska torget" has quite a big selection of yunomi and chawan - of course not as exclusive pieces as you can find at for example "Artictic Nippon", but some are still rather nice! There are also a few inexpensive yunomi in "JFK" at Swedenborgsgatan.
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Postby Beidao » Sep 7th, '08, 14:23

Battra: Yikes, how much is there I don't know about this city?? I'm drinking some Kukicha from JFK right now. Turned out to be 50 meters from my old work :roll: I thought it was nothing but a sushi place. I did now like there yunomis however. I definitly have to visit Tegnérgatan soon. Thanx a lot!
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Postby Salsero » Sep 7th, '08, 15:01

wyardley wrote: Few new teawares.
Thanks for posting these, Will. The pix actually came out quite nicely, especially considering you were using incandescent light.

What is that at the bottom of your bowl that the pot rests on? Are there not devices to place at the bottom of a teaboat to keep the pot from sitting in water?
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Postby Bubba_tea » Sep 7th, '08, 15:52

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:OMG! There's my dogwoods. Bubba, I HAVE to know the mark on the bottom of that set, because I must find that cup and saucer. :shock: Love it!

Stacey who has a thing for dogwoods


Sure Stacey - since you asked so nicely! :) If it doesn't turn out so well on the boards, here's the direct link

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Postby Salsero » Sep 7th, '08, 16:01

That Royal Albert name seems to pop up often on the nicest teaware!
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Postby Geekgirl » Sep 7th, '08, 16:06

Awesome! Thanks! and Royal Albert, I should have known. It seems like all of the MUST HAVE cups and saucers I've seen are R.A. There's just something about that shape I guess.
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Postby wyardley » Sep 7th, '08, 16:12

Salsero wrote:
wyardley wrote: Few new teawares.
Thanks for posting these, Will. The pix actually came out quite nicely, especially considering you were using incandescent light.

What is that at the bottom of your bowl that the pot rests on? Are there not devices to place at the bottom of a teaboat to keep the pot from sitting in water?


I'd seen those before but didn't know what they were for. From what I understand, it's mostly to keep the pot from scratching the porcelain.

There are other types of tea boats where the pot is elevated and there are little drain holes, but then the hot water isn't surrounding the pot and keeping it hot when you're brewing, after you shower the pot with water, and you can't brush up tea onto the pot as easily. With this type, you're intended to drain the boat pretty frequently.
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