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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby TIM » Jun 2nd, '13, 23:01

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One of my favorite Tea Dust Color yixing, amount the early 10 color teapots (十色壺-煙村四五家-孟臣).

This color might be a replica of the famous tea dust glaze:
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/fine-chinese-ceramics-and-works-of-art-l13210/lot.244.lotnum.html

ps. Thanks guys for enjoying these. Adam, here is a close up:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65257125@N ... 8/sizes/o/
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Tead Off » Jun 3rd, '13, 02:47

Nice shots on the rain drum.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby TIM » Jun 3rd, '13, 12:02

Tead Off wrote:Nice shots on the rain drum.


Good eye TO. You really do collect SEA antiques.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby David R. » Jun 3rd, '13, 17:38

AdamMY wrote:Alright that has to be the TeaChat tease of the decade if not century.


Must be. And I like it ! :)
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Appleanche » Jun 3rd, '13, 21:52

Just picked up my second Yixing and probably my first seemingly "real" pot. I got it at Ching Ching Cha in Georgetown, DC. It's a little less than 4oz.

Can anyone give me an idea on the maker?

http://i.imgur.com/SghJrhT.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GN5eS6z.jpg

It was surprisingly just $28 in a pretty expensive store and area in general. A lot of the other yixings were $100-$400 range. It was the only under 4oz they had.

It's not reflective, it doesn't smell like chemicals, it passes the hole blocking (both the spout and top one, surprisingly) so I'm pretty happy.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Tead Off » Jun 3rd, '13, 22:43

TIM wrote:
Tead Off wrote:Nice shots on the rain drum.


Good eye TO. You really do collect SEA antiques.

I'm not a collector. I'm a dealer in SE Asian/Indian art. I used to deal in early Chinese art & sculpture + Dian culture from Yunnan. But not anymore. These drums are found all over SE Asia. The early ones are quite valuable. The later ones from 16th century to modern copies can still be found although the real ones are harder to find these days.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby TIM » Jun 3rd, '13, 22:50

Tead Off wrote:
TIM wrote:
Tead Off wrote:Nice shots on the rain drum.


Good eye TO. You really do collect SEA antiques.

I'm not a collector. I'm a dealer in SE Asian/Indian art. I used to deal in early Chinese art & sculpture + Dian culture from Yunnan. But not anymore. These drums are found all over SE Asia. The early ones are quite valuable. The later ones from 16th century to modern copies can still be found although the real ones are harder to find these days.


Nice to know. This one is Shan.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby bagua7 » Jun 5th, '13, 02:24

Very lovely "section" of your collection...how many pots do you actually have in total? 300 maybe? :mrgreen:
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Teaism » Jun 5th, '13, 04:50

Just to share a 90's Duanni sculptural pot.

I am not really a big fan of teapots from 90s onwards but ocassionally some pots got my attention and added in my collection. 90s pot were still using good ni and good in workmanship expecially those higher ranking artist. They were still affordable at that time and nice to be appreciated from artistic and utilitarian point of view.

This is a sculptural 90s teapot which is nicely detailed and using older duanni. I use this pot for younger sheng and it tame the tea quite nicely.

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

Postby futurebird » Jun 5th, '13, 10:02

I love gun chun pots and want one badly-- but most of them are so badly done.

Why are bats such a popular theme on teapots?
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Teaism » Jun 5th, '13, 11:00

Bats is pronounce as Fu, very close to the pronounciation of another Fu which means "Good luck" in Chinese. Frequently similar pronounciation is used to simulate another meaning. e.g 8 in Mandarin is Ba, which sounds like Fa, meaning Prosper. Likewise 4, Shi, sounds like death, a number Chinese tend to avoid.

Interesting cultural practice, some car numbers e.g. 8888 can be bidded in millions of dollars.

So you know what to do when you pick your car number... :D
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby bagua7 » Jun 6th, '13, 18:05

Teaism wrote:Just to share a 90's Duanni sculptural pot.


Nice, nice. Yes that type of duan ni is also my favourite, the yellowish/ocre type indicating old/aged (lao) duan brews excellent tea without "killing" subtle notes. I have been using them for some sheng, shou and greens so far. I would love to try them with Taiwanese gaoshan but don't have that clay in a high profile pot.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby solitude » Jun 8th, '13, 09:55

Here a fast shot of my clay pot collection, mainly yixing with two Japanese spy :)
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Jun 15th, '13, 20:41

Recently I bought this pot from Tang Zhaoxia at World Tea Expo. It's an apprentice's pot, for which she said a student must study with her an average of 5-8 years before she'll put her seal on the pot; they must recreate a variety of classic, as well as her own design, Yixing pots for years under her tutelage. This pot is pitch perfect, high-fire and tings bright and loud, resonantly. It is is 180ml.

I asked Tang Laoshi which pots (茶壺) she prefers best, simple or ornate. She said she prefers simple (簡單)teapot forms for their beauty and for the fact that they are harder to make: everything, she said, must be precise and any flaws in workmanship will immediately show on a simple and clean form that lacks ornate designs that distract from flaws in workmanship.

The pot pours well and fast with no leaks from the top lid; it has good balance in the hand and a wide lid/opening for ease of cleaning the pot. She recommended it for Gao Shan Wulong teas, which is what I primarily pour. I have yet to season it or pour tea in it. I've only water tested it.

She is a very cordial, warm, and friendly woman without any hint of arrogance for a woman whose pots can sell for $20,000 U.S. dollars or more. She laughs easy and is very open and humble.

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Here's a movie link of her working with Yixing:
http://yixing-teapot.com/blog/yixing-po ... ao-zhiyuan
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Jun 15th, '13, 23:57

Looks like nice quality modern zini.
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