TIM wrote: ... how do you drain the waste water? Just curious
teaisme wrote:ahhh i see, cool so there is some hollowness in the base to absorb the water very nice find.
teaisme wrote:I really like how there is enough room on the edges to fit a saucer and cup nicely for about five guests
Fabien wrote:TIM wrote: ... how do you drain the waste water? Just curious
That's why there's that ugly drain hose (lower right corner, 2nd photo)
It drains the water to a big vase hidden under the table. I'm trying to find a more aesthetic solution (hollow bamboo) or a way to hide the hose. !
Drax wrote:Hm, same comment with the bottom one of the last two. It's "Made in Yixing China."
If it were Japanese, I might have said it was a "houbin" (or houhin, or hohin, depending on how you want to spell it) -- except that it is much taller than the normal houbin and the clay really looks like a typical Yixing clay and not at all a Japanese clay.
However, I haven't seen any vessels shaped like it, so I can't comment further on it.
Drax wrote:Hm, interesting! That last one you posted (with the flower on the edge of the handle) is Chinese, not Japanese. That one 4-character stamp is the classic "made in Yixing China" stamp...
The first one of the last three you posted looks like a Banko type kyuusu to me. The last character looks like 山 (yama/san) but I can't tell what the first one is.