Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Geekgirl » Aug 23rd, '12, 23:28

Aww, it's so cute! I love elephant teapots.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby MarshalN » Aug 24th, '12, 00:09

大明宣德

At least that's what it is attempting to say, the outlines are very fuzzy

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Poohblah » Aug 24th, '12, 00:37

I would expect that part of the chop is a reign name, since that is the method used to identify the year when China was still an imperial nation.

(edit: didn't look at the last page before posting, looks like MarshalN already answered the question)

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby MarshalN » Aug 24th, '12, 03:03

Poohblah wrote:I would expect that part of the chop is a reign name, since that is the method used to identify the year when China was still an imperial nation.

(edit: didn't look at the last page before posting, looks like MarshalN already answered the question)


"Imperial nation" is an oxymoron. I think you meant imperial state! :)

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Drax » Aug 24th, '12, 06:31

MarshalN wrote:大明宣德

At least that's what it is attempting to say, the outlines are very fuzzy


Wow, yes, "attempting" is a very good description... :D Thanks!

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Takarabune » Aug 27th, '12, 19:26

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Great find, Etorix! Reminds me of Templeton from the animated adaptation of "Charlotte's Web." I'm always on the lookout for nezumi-themed, Japanese tea wares and ceremony accessories.

Here's a quick snapshot of my brass incense burner (koro), depicting various auspicious artifacts (e.g., mallet, mouse, and granary key). They're commonly seen with Daikoku, the god of wealth and farmers. In Shinto mythology, the mallet grants the wielder three wishes when struck three times.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby tst » Oct 5th, '12, 21:10

This thread has been down for a while ...

Acquired this jar several months back. Is it even antique?

Anyone have any ideas what the chops mean or how old this jar could be?

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Larger view of chop with "some" contrast ...
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I'd like to use this to store tea in, however it has a funk smell to it that I have battled on and off. I tried soaking it and bleaching it out. The smell went away temporarily, but came back (thought slightly fainter). Maybe I'll really soak it in bleach and see if that does it.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby brandon » Oct 6th, '12, 03:14

Fill with water, spent tea leaves, baking soda 2 days.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby tst » Oct 6th, '12, 11:50

brandon wrote:Fill with water, spent tea leaves, baking soda 2 days.


I'll definitely try that, thank you.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby TIM » Oct 13th, '12, 21:09

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Just picked up these from a garage Sales. $10 for the whole set of 5, 'Made in Japan" stamp. Can't ask for more :)

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby JeiKun4114 » Nov 3rd, '12, 22:43

80 year old Tokoname Shiboridashi unknown artist

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby kingslam » Nov 5th, '12, 00:51

I like this topic very much. Is there anyone here specialized in Yixing zisha?

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby TIM » Nov 21st, '12, 23:08

A Pair of Ming Dynasty Robin's-Egg-Glazed Yixing:

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Interesting enough the glaze are very different comparing to the Qing Dynasty Robin.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby tst » Dec 4th, '12, 19:13

Not sure how old this is, so this could be in the wrong thread.

Bought this at an estate sale several months ago. I'll probably use it to store tea or small samples just before I brew them up.

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We really liked the intricate details ...

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Any ideas on this? I'm trying to figure these out on my own first from now on (figure I'll learn much faster that way). I got something along the lines of ........ 佬杳 ? 辷山杳

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Inside glazing.

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Nice view of the top of the lid.

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And something for scale.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Poohblah » Dec 4th, '12, 20:07

tst wrote:Any ideas on this? I'm trying to figure these out on my own first from now on (figure I'll learn much faster that way). I got something along the lines of ........ 佬杳 ? 辷山杳

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tst, these characters read from right to left.
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香港 Hong Kong
bottom line
香山公司 Fragrant Mountain Company

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