NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby MIKE_B » Dec 26th, '11, 15:24

My girlfriend made me six new cups for Christmas. Here is one. Perfect size for the 100ml gaiwan.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby MIKE_B » Dec 26th, '11, 15:50

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Dec 26th, '11, 16:01

Very nice.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Dec 26th, '11, 23:49

Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas to me....

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby AdamMY » Dec 26th, '11, 23:53

debunix wrote:Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas to me....

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Is that a T. Suzuki metal glazed chawan?

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Dec 27th, '11, 00:14

Not a chawan--a small guinomi, but yes, a T. Suzuki piece.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Chip » Dec 27th, '11, 01:18

You were very generous to yourself! :wink: :mrgreen: :!:

I was just looking at another one there ... but I think it was around 4 bills ... too rich for me.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Dec 27th, '11, 01:27

I'd been looking at his work for a while, saw the stunning prices on the larger pieces, and then looked at the little ones....and looked, and resisted, and looked, and resisted, and looked, and wondered why I hadn't noticed this one before, looked again, realized Christmas was coming, and caved.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Frequent Flyer » Dec 28th, '11, 21:09

Hi folk, first post to board. My son purchased a Sierra cast iron teapot with loose leaf tea infuser. The booklet says it was made for Epoca in NJ. It's similar but smaller than this one: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=epoca+teapot+black&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=2917165392974441110&sa=X&ei=T8r7TqLcMIy2tweov63QBg&ved=0CFoQ8wIwAA#

My question has to do with the restrictions listed in the brochure. It can't be placed on an open flame on a stove, left on a tea candle for more than an hour, or have tea left in it for longer than an hour. It must be dried after every use. Sudden cooling is to be avoided. The cast iron has an enamel coating on the inside.

Is this fragility normal for cast iron tepots?

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby auhckw » Dec 28th, '11, 21:34

debunix wrote:Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas to me....

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Extreme nice... drool

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby iannon » Dec 30th, '11, 20:38

"New" well..new-to-me anyway Bizen Kyusu. Nice high ring to it when pinged. feels and looks like it was made from an iron ingot!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Poohblah » Dec 30th, '11, 21:44

Wow. That's some impressive bizen.

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Chip » Dec 31st, '11, 02:33

Awesome, Ian. What do you know about this piece?

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Dec 31st, '11, 18:50

I've been really looking hard at Bizen wares online, and am going to try to sit on my hands until my trip to Japan next year. If I saw a pot like that one, though, it would be very hard to avoid saying, 'mine, all mine!" and cackling wickedly to myself as I clicked BUY!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby iannon » Jan 2nd, '12, 01:53

dont know too much about it other then its supposed to be over 20 years old. It seems to be trukly iron rich clay. It also seems to enhance the mineral flavors of my yancha as opposed to the porcelain/glazed pots/gaiwans I usually use for yancha. maybe its in my head but it sure did seem like it brought those flavors out and forward anyway

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