MarshalN wrote:This is a nice looking pot, but that line right there is probably something the vendor fed to you. There are plenty of people (more than ever, in fact) who can make this.
That's quite possible with all the young teapot artists. But he told me that Zhuni is quite scarce, and the success rate for making such teapot with that specific clay is quite low. Perhaps a very skillful artist will have better chance to acquire Zhuni clay, but he may not sacrifice them to attempt to make such teapot. More accurately, the vendor used the word "want to make this" instead of "can make this", I twisted his meaning unintentionally.
I still totally agree with you, vendors like to exaggerate and add things up.