kyarazen wrote:its not difficult to become an authority seller if one is a pioneer usually.. but how one covers up the stories for so long is a matter of experience etc
I don't agree. You can't become authority after selling fake goods, like how many so-called authorities of Puerh came out in 90s and vanished like a wind...authority seller is not the one who makes money, but who lasts long.
kyarazen wrote:yixing can be approached from many directions, but as a tea drinker, the effect of the pot on the brew is more important than the aesthetic... whilst on the other hand for the art appreciators, the aesthetic is more important than functionality
2 dollars Gaiwan can be in one's collection as well.
kyarazen wrote:the only thing i can add an input on, is that technology is now ready to allow the replication of any purple clay material if anyone is seriously into it, replication of the aesthetic is also possible either via manual handicraft of all the "dai4-gong1" experts or through modern means.
Same as kyara, technology can cover up any evidences of ancient kyara...technology can imitate Louvre paintings as well, what is your point?
are you saying we should stop using antique Yixings because they contain LEAD?kyarazen wrote:i'm ok with appreciating ancient stuff or early generation stuff as an form of art, but to use it into tea application, particularly stuff that is from late qing and before has its risks. Xu xiu tang commented in a book he wrote that heavy metals, particularly lead was key in getting the beautiful colors in glazes of ceramics etc, but the actual toxicity was only realized probably half a century ago which led to its disuse. similarly the lovely colored cinnabar, "zhu-sha"/mercury sulfide that was commonly used in tibetan incense, medicine, chinese medicine, was thought to be really therapeutic, precious etc and was added into very many things. tibetan paintings used lovely shades of red, ochre which were arsenic oxides in different oxidation states..
look...I am getting tired....just choose teaware what you like..(not that I incidentally woke up in the middle of night for this)