Some of you have PM-ed me to look for older small/medium sized teapots and so I have asked around...
Today, a tea shop owner called me saying that a private collector is dropping by from another state (5 hours drive), and he is letting go 5 different design of 1980s Di Cao Qing teapots from his own private collection. This is the same private collector (through the tea shop) that sold me this teapot: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=11539&start=525#p203634
I managed to meet the private collector. He said in the 1980s, these teapots are special ordered by a Taiwanese based on old designs. The private collector has personally kept it for more than 10 years. He said it used to be very cheap but over the years as it is getting harder to find and sought-after, price went up.
So here are the 1980s olden beauties:
*Sorry about my lousy camera white balance, the colour is a bit off in the picture
I have looked at the teapots and they looked good. As these are old teapots, don’t expect it to be a perfect workmanship grade kind of teapot.
I have not made purchase to any of the teapots, but I have told the tea shop owner to help reserve it before releasing it to public eyes. I told him I have friends abroad who are looking for it, and so the tea shop owner agrees to hide for me till 7th August 2011 (Sunday). He has to hide as these kinds of 1980s oldies can be sold out quite fast.
This is limited, those interested please PM-me before the item is sold out. Payment methods would be Paypal.
If you are interested, please PM me:
BIG NOTE: I am not an expert in clay and I am not qualified to tell whether that is real or fake, but the assurance that I can give is the tea shop owner is an honest and religious guy. If he finds fault in the teaware or tea, he will openly tell it first before selling.