Teaism wrote:I have the book for some time and use it for reference when hunting for teapots. But please be careful as there are a lot of fakes out there now. The fakers also have the same book.
From experience, I can spot them easily in the past based on clay and also the way the pot is done but the recent ones I have seen is getting almost impossible to detect. Have to go to the extend or using 30X lupe to study the clay and they also fake to that microscopic level. The clay, the workmanship and the "smell" almost like real old piece
Also some new books also publish fake as real.
Please be careful!
It depends on editors or writers.
5~70s F1 Hongni (the type William's pot had) had depleted by the early-80s. You won't find on after-80s pots.
Most of F1 imitations came out after the 90s, but kyarazen's book was published in 80s, during the 80s, the moulds would be kept from leaking out of Factory-1.