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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Apr 26th, '13, 15:19

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Little "muscle lines" from when the zhu ni shrunk during firing.
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Building a nice little duo qiu family! 75ml zhu ni, 85ml duan ni, 95ml pin zi ni.
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Clay: Modern Zhu Ni. High fired.
Size: 75 ml
Age/Year: Modern
Walls: Medium thickness
Pour: +/- 8 sec. No drips. Good lid fit.
Source: Tea Swap- originally from Jing Tea Shop
Tea Pairing: Gao Shan
Info: Despite my ever-growing collection, this is only my second zhu ni pot. I've been wanting a nice small, round, zhu ni pot for solo sessions with high quality gao shan like Da Yu Ling and Li Shan. Despite the small size, this pot has that nice zhu ni density and weight when held in the hand, and just holding it makes it come alive and glow. Thanks Achyle!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Apr 26th, '13, 15:37

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Clay: Good Pin Zi Ni/Zisha blend. Sandy and tender. Medium-High fired.
Size: 130 ml
Age/Year: Modern
Walls: Medium thickness
Pour: +/- 8 sec. No drips. Great lid fit.
Source: Flushing dealer, NYC
Info: Found this gem in the rough while visiting a Flushing, NYC Yixing dealer for the first time. I really don't need this pot, but the clay is quite nice for modern stuff, the craftsmanship is good, the size is good, and the price was right. I really couldn't pass it up, and it never hurts to establish a connection with a Yixing dealer! After prepping and boiling, the pot passes all the important tests- no funny smells, and the pot adds a nice roundness and freshness to boiled water after it has sat in the pot overnight. This should be an easy pot to pair with many teas, and will gain a very nice glow after a little use. One cool feature is that the edge of the spout has a very slight downward lip, similar to many Japanese kyusu. This allows the pot to pour very precisely without dribbling down the front. The nice little pointed flourish on the handle adds balance to the piece, and also makes for a comfy pour.

Most likely I'll put this up for sale on Tea Swap though. It's just good practice to handle and learn from new pots, and hunting them down is half the fun in the first place! Sometimes you just have to "rescue" a nice find from Chinatown, and pass on the score to someone else. :lol:
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby achyle » Apr 27th, '13, 01:26

Hey Tingjunkie, anytime!
I'm glad you like it, nice trio you got there.
in case you want to expand your family there`s this blue one: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=9212 ... 1211240290
really expensive though, prices on Taobao are insane! :?
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Teaism » Apr 29th, '13, 01:13

Just to share 2 Yixing pots made in 1985 in red and black. The capacity is about 90ml and single hole. The stamp below the pot is 中國宜興 (China Yixing). It is a production pot in limited quantity and quite sought after by collectors now. Currently I am using them for Puer since 2 months ago. The patina is slowly building up :D

Cheers! :D
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Apr 29th, '13, 17:25

Interesting shape Teaism. Looks like a xi shi crossed with a shi piao.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tenuki » Apr 29th, '13, 17:55

tingjunkie wrote:Interesting shape Teaism. Looks like a xi shi crossed with a shi piao.


I have a pot that exact shape but thin walled, high fired I use for greener oolongs.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby futurebird » May 1st, '13, 09:17

I've has this one for awhile, but since I have the larger version on oder I'm excited!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby amaranto » May 1st, '13, 14:24

I've has this one for awhile, but since I have the larger version on oder I'm excited!


Is this the 1990s Yixing Factory 5 Zi Qie Ni Shui Ping Hu by Mao Mei Zhen? If so, can you tell me a bit about the clay's performance? I ordered a larger version, which is on it's way, and I'm getting a little impatient :lol:
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby futurebird » May 1st, '13, 16:08

It's the best pot I've ever used. The clay has no real smell, it's sort of reddish and a it speckled, yet purple. I was going to use it for puerh, but switching I'm it to oolong since it's quite hard-- a bit thick, so it will do for the roasted aged teas that I like. Very pretty-- assuming the large pot is the same (I have that one coming too) -- I think you'll be happy.

But let me know what you think we all don't have the same taste!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby amaranto » May 1st, '13, 19:28

Thanks, I'll let you know how it turns out for me.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby bagua7 » May 2nd, '13, 18:33

achyle wrote:there`s this blue one: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=9212 ... 1211240290
really expensive though, prices on Taobao are insane! :?


If the pot looks like the photo in real life then that's a very fine lu ni. The price is just right for that quality.

Btw, why did you decide to sell that excellent duo qiu? It's a keeper!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby bagua7 » May 2nd, '13, 22:04

Teaism wrote:Just to share 2 Yixing pots made in 1985 in red and black.
It is a production pot in limited quantity and quite sought after by collectors now.


Is this a recent purchase? Any idea about the pinyin name for that shape?

Enjoy!

tingjunkie wrote:Looks like a xi shi crossed with a shi piao.


And how would call this other shape?

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Old lady xi shi? :lol:

I wish vendors could provide pinyin names to all the pots they sell. It would make our lives so much easier.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby BioHorn » May 5th, '13, 21:00

80's 40 ml Shui Ping
Made of Hei Ni clay
Zhong Guo
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Rm4IOSnvNfE/UXrHyF5lGSI/AAAAAAAARvo/yKQEiHPT-dw/s2048/IMAGE_A173482A-E132-49E5-A473-6DA6B996FEFB.JPG

The pot had a wildly underperforming pour. The small openings in the lid and spout were in dire need of modification:

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SQZJGZMFQB0/UXrH7SjzqcI/AAAAAAAARvw/8W3oc8qUWL4/s2048/IMAGE_A49028D6-3898-4397-B015-777D4D539AC2.JPG


I decided to open it up with this:

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To achieve this result inside the pot:
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And lid:

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-svkeCO9i594/UYESyQhLoNI/AAAAAAAAR04/HeTsfWkLGg4/s2048/IMAGE_207A68D9-600F-4F78-A06D-8A448F9E7B25.JPG

6 grams of yancha later:

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The modification destroyed on metal bit and took 1.5 hours. The clay was incredibly hard! The effort paid off and the pot made a deep rich brew:

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6qoNy8WMWLo/UXrHjQ9FBVI/AAAAAAAARvg/NSvx8hoIgWQ/s2048/IMAGE_01C7AA18-D497-4429-AE26-E955D4B87B07.JPG

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Thanks to TST for listing the pot!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby yalokinh » May 5th, '13, 23:13

Thats the same pot me and futurebird has, I also drilled out the lid hole. I wouldn't dare touch the spout, you are much braver than I am!
I used a cheap jewelers diamond file, now works great!
I get a 5-6sec pour
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby BioHorn » May 6th, '13, 07:57

yalokinh wrote:Thats the same pot me and futurebird has, I also drilled out the lid hole. I wouldn't dare touch the spout, you are much braver than I am!
I used a cheap jewelers diamond file, now works great!
I get a 5-6sec pour

Always interesting to compare notes when other people have the same pots.
Once I saw the material was hard as steel, I felt more comfortable routing out the interior of the pot. I did the work under a microscope. The clay was incredibly hard and it barely budged!

Pic of final routing:

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