Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby TIM » Dec 5th, '12, 15:29

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1960's Yixing. Tiny 60ml master pot.
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Chip » Dec 5th, '12, 18:41

Information on this very curious pot please, Tim?!?

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby TIM » Dec 5th, '12, 21:57

Chip wrote:Information on this very curious pot please, Tim?!?

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Glad that you start being curious about Yixing, Chip :)
This is from National Master He Daohong 何道洪. One of the Yixing master that taught me how to appreciate Zisha.

http://wapbaike.baidu.com/view/202456.htm

http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... s.html?m=0

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby tingjunkie » Dec 5th, '12, 23:54

Kind of looks like a normal pot was stung by a bee, and swelled up all over. :D Nice one Tim! Very interesting clay there.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Chip » Dec 6th, '12, 12:29

Thanks Tim. Is there anything you can share about this pot, specifically? Is it yours? If so, can I borrow it for ... 20 or so years? :mrgreen:

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby ImmortaliTEA » Dec 6th, '12, 12:39

Oh wow! Never seen clay like that before. I'll take a guess though and say possibly some sort of Tian Qing Ni or perhaps beachsand Duan Ni. lol. Just shots in the dark but I either way its a nice looking pot. Also, haven't seen too many Xiao Pin Master Pots and hope to see more in the future. Nice!

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby TIM » Dec 6th, '12, 16:30

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A Pair of Pear Skin Yixings. Roughly 90ml each, from the 80's. Mass production, nothing special besides the patina build-up from long usage and polishing. Mainly shu puerh feeding.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby ImmortaliTEA » Dec 7th, '12, 15:15

TIM wrote:Image

A Pair of Pear Skin Yixings. Roughly 90ml each, from the 80's. Mass production, nothing special besides the patina build-up from long usage and polishing. Mainly shu puerh feeding.


This is Hong Ni or Zhu Ni? Wow I really hope to have even one pot with a patina that nice in my collection after a while. In some of your most seasoned pots is the old tale of tea with no leaves possible? Just curious about this and how a heavily seasoned pot affects tea differently!

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Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby debunix » Dec 7th, '12, 15:25

At the very least, such a gorgeously seasoned pot must increase your aesthetic appreciation of the whole brewing session.

Feeling inspired now.....how do you polish achieve that look? Soft cloth, dampen with tea first or just dry buffing?

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby TIM » Dec 12th, '12, 10:21

debunix wrote:At the very least, such a gorgeously seasoned pot must increase your aesthetic appreciation of the whole brewing session.

Feeling inspired now.....how do you polish achieve that look? Soft cloth, dampen with tea first or just dry buffing?



Thanks debunix. Indeed the patina does add pleasing aesthetic to the whole experience.

My puppy care tips are:
Rinse and clean out the pot after each session with warm to hot water.
Fill up with hot water and let the surface dry by heated pot.
Pour out all the water.
Polish the hot pot with a soft cloth while its still wet inside.

TLC ~ Enjoy. T

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby debunix » Dec 12th, '12, 16:12

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby ImmortaliTEA » Dec 14th, '12, 17:37

TIM wrote:Image
1960's Yixing. Tiny 60ml master pot.
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This clay looks somewhat similar to the one Tim posted. Just thought that was interesting because I've never seen clay like ths before and now I've seen two examples in a short time period (unless I'm wrong and they just appear similar which is also possible) so let me know what you think!

http://store.thechineseteashop.com/Yixi ... dn-002.htm

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby debunix » Dec 15th, '12, 12:46

TIM wrote:Image
1960's Yixing. Tiny 60ml master pot.
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What blows me away about this little pot is that the details are enlarged, to keep them large enough to be entirely functional, and yet, as a whole, while you'd expect such distortion of shape to make it look clumsy--it so often does in some of the very small pots I've seen--this one just looks softly rounded and perfect. And separate from its brewing properties, the clay's slight coarseness of textures emphasizes the smallness of this little masterpiece.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby Fabien » Jan 17th, '13, 11:26

Might have also been posted in the "supporting teaware" thread as it actually supports all my teaware.

Ihad to very thoroughly clean this heavy guy... tea stains of course but probably also other less desirable traces (from meals and smoking around if I was to make a guess).

Made of granite, found in a tiny old teashop in deep Guangdong province, by a french asian antique shop. It was used since the opening of that teashop which the new owner didn't even remember the date of (unfortunately not the same family than the previous owner).

A pleasure to make tea on, a pain to move...

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

Postby TomVerlain » Jan 17th, '13, 13:19

beuatiful tea table as well as all the other bits. I think I need a little plant for my setup. very nice

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