I like both...and the tray they are upon. The wood has a wonderful, deep hue. So do you pour for him or he for you, or both?
Yes...with all of my teaware, save for one rarer Korean Celadon set (I already have two other sets that I can brew in that are similar; so I save one to be untouched), I use them too. In fact that is beauty of these two pots, also the beauty of the patina in both these pots; they have been well and deeply used. To wash that patina away is to erase those hours and hours my father-in-law spent in his office in Taiwan, among calligraphy and his immaculate table, drinking tea with friends.
Since I have my own collection of teaware, and have also very humbly and gratefully inherited his entire collection, I leave his beautiful old pots, save for a few, as they are. In fact my first Yixing pot ever was given to me from his collection as a gift when my wife brought me to Taiwan to meet her parents. Without stipulation he let me choose any pot from his collection.
Since he had his stroke and can no longer move and be as he used to, whenever I am in Taiwan each year, our practice is to sit and I pour gong fu tea for him. I take this as a great honor and sometimes even trip out a little bit at the path of my life that brought me to sit with an aging Chinese man sharing tea, while the sounds of the wind and the scooters outside join us through the window.
He can only use his left side; he can't talk so he just slurps, smiles, and gives me a thumbs up. I ask him each round what he thinks, too long, too short, not floral/dry/full enough etc. and I get a head nod or thumbs up or down.
So here, I prefer the inclusive form vs. the exclusive form of "or"....I collect and I drink. (PvQ)=(P&Q)