Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware


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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby night.owl » Jan 13th, '12, 23:39

That's one place I haven't frequented yet, is eBay, but you've got me tempted. Great find!
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby MarshalN » Feb 9th, '12, 05:22

If you look long and hard on ebay you can sometimes find pretty good things for cheap.
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby bearsbearsbears » Feb 10th, '12, 22:20

My new tea boat. $5 (!!!) at an antique market, sold by a woman who buys whole estates and sells the stuff off cheap.

MarshalN suggests this is 3-4 decades old, as people don't do this in HK anymore. It's a qinghua doucai shallow bowl (high walled plate?) wrapped in pewter.

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Chinese Porcelain and Pewter deep plate - 1 by bearsbearsbears, on Flickr
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Chinese Porcelain and Pewter deep plate - 3 by bearsbearsbears, on Flickr
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby the_economist » Feb 10th, '12, 23:21

Ooh this is a particularly nice example of this style I think. I was considering picking up one like this (although it was bluewhite not doucai).
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby MarshalN » Feb 20th, '12, 02:47

Hmmm, I didn't see the pewter on the other side last time. I think this is significantly older than 3-4 decades.
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Tead Off » Feb 20th, '12, 06:02

MarshalN wrote:Hmmm, I didn't see the pewter on the other side last time. I think this is significantly older than 3-4 decades.

I don't think earlier than 1920's/30's. 2 or 3 decades won't make much difference.
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby bearsbearsbears » Feb 20th, '12, 11:07

Thanks for all the input! Whenever it's from, it looks beautiful with a teapot in it.
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby TomVerlain » Feb 21st, '12, 20:17

Take a look at 146 and 924 on the goethborg.com website. "Late 20th c"

http://gotheborg.com/marks/index-china-marks.htm

Metal edged pottery can certainly be very old, and that piece is very nice, but the rubber stamp mark indicates it is probably 1960's +.

Hand painted adds charm, and it is still functional, so it is a win, no matter what age.
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Tead Off » Feb 22nd, '12, 05:34

Looks like you nailed it!
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby fdrx » Mar 1st, '12, 22:42

I don't think it's old but i found this little teapot today (~100ml) in an antique shop... i know nothing about it but here are some pics :
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby TomVerlain » Mar 1st, '12, 23:06

the net design is reminicent of japanese glass fishing floats
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby fdrx » Mar 1st, '12, 23:38

Thank you Tom, i just googled "japanese glass floats" and you're definitely right! it must be for green tea because i can't use too hot water with such a design or i'll burn my fingers while pouring
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Chip » Mar 2nd, '12, 01:04

Never saw anything quite like that one. What kind of screen does it have?

I imagine even with greens, you have to be careful?
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby MarshalN » Mar 2nd, '12, 01:27

This is looking more like a soy sauce dispenser
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby debunix » Mar 2nd, '12, 01:36

MarshalN wrote:This is looking more like a soy sauce dispenser


That makes more sense to me since the dimples by which it seems intended to be handled are right where the heat would be greatest--not user-friendly for even relatively cool-brewed tea.

Love the design otherwise, though.
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