I am sorry if I created a nearly similar thread but I thought this should stand on its own
My wife planed to let my birthday shine quite yixingly
, and so I was able to choose some pots and cups I would like to have. In fact I already had everything and the order was complete but then a problem accrued with one store and they refunded the money back to my account. In this case it was a nice xishi Zhu ni Teapot but now it gets strange.
I found this same type of teapot 4 times on the net but with completely different prizes.
The first one costs 165$ and has a lot of pictures on the site which explains where the clay comes from, who the artist is...so in fact a lot of info but quite expansive. it is this one here on the picture:
Another one which is exactly the same one, same pictures maybe the same artist that's why maybe they used the same pictures but it just costs 99$. This was in fact the one I was not able to buy. It is this one here
And then I found a third one on ebay. It has the nearly the same look and same kind of crafting but different pictures. So not the same ones like the other ones. But it just costs 46$ and it is this one here:
I mean is it even possible that it is the nearly same type of pot and nearly same quality? Because on the pictures all three of them look nicely made but I am not sure if I can trust the ebay one. I mean the guy has 100% rating but just 50 until now. I don't want to speak of the devil and he shows up but in fact those 50 positive ratings could also be fake ratings. Maybe other chinese friends or colleges of him who helped him to have a nice appearance on ebay. But maybe that's to naysayer.
I asked him and he guaranteed that this teapot is 100% zhu ni and handmade. But it is hard to believe. Because if the pictures are real they look to good to be true. I mean. This teapot looks flawless and this for just 46$??? Is this even possible?
Then I found another one. This one looks a bit the same but the colors are to bright and to artificial. And you can't see nearly no grains on the surface of the pot. So I am not sure but I think it is artificial or what do you say? Here is the picture:
The prize would be for this one 78$.
Now it is hard to decide. One is already out of the game because they refunded the money back and it seams they are not at service at the moment. I mean if I can save money and have nearly the same teapot by just spending 46$ instead of 165$ that would be great but on the other side I can't believe that it would be that easy. I can't be the same. Would you say is the 46$ one worth it or better leave it? The sellers has 100% but I much those this count in the end?
Thank guys and girls for reading and your time
I really appreciate it