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FS: More Yixing!

by tingjunkie » Mar 21st 19 8:40 am

Just thinning out the collection because I'm running out of space. Free USPS First Class shipping to the US. International orders will have to pay shipping costs from Maui, Hawaii 96793, and can be calculated here: https://postcalc.usps.com/

Pot 1 - $60


65cc zini. Good lid fit. 7-hole filter. Med-High Fired. Not sure of the era, but it's not a Factory pot. Works well with medium and high fired oolongs. Probably 90's- early 00's.


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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by tingjunkie » Mar 21st 19 8:40 am

Pot 2 - $95

65cc Nei Zi Wai Hong (zini coated with hongni). Mid-Late 80's Factory 2. I actually like this pot better than the F1 NZWH pots I have owned because of the great size, 7-hole filter, and it seems to be a bit higher fired than F1. Holds heat very well. Some lid wiggle room, but doesn't drip too much. The very top of the knob hole has two teeny tiny chips, but not noticeable unless looking up close (can take photo on request). Pot is cleaned and prepped.

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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by tingjunkie » Mar 21st 19 8:41 am

Pot 3 - $110

115cc Factory 2 zini. Med-High firing. Single hole. Very nice clay and decent lid fit. Cleaned and prepped.

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by tingjunkie » Mar 21st 19 8:41 am

Pot 4 - $55

160cc "3 Friends of Winter" Teapot. Nice clay, but not original Factory 1 pot. Probably a repro from the 90's. Cleaned and prepped.

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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by tingjunkie » Mar 21st 19 8:42 am

Pot 5 - $60

172ml Pigeon Beak zini. Likely a non-Factory 90's repro, but great clay and med-high firing. Good lid fit. 14-hole filter. Cleaned and prepped.

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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by Gregg » Apr 6th 19 6:54 pm

Hi, emailing about pot #1.

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by tingjunkie » Apr 6th 19 8:51 pm

Gregg wrote: Hi, emailing about pot #1.

Gregg
Reply sent. :D

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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by tingjunkie » Apr 9th 19 9:21 am

Pot #1- SOLD

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by tingjunkie » Jun 9th 19 8:14 am

Pot #3- SOLD

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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by Digital64 » Oct 21st 19 11:48 am

tingjunkie wrote: Pot #3- SOLD
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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by Digital64 » Oct 21st 19 11:49 am

Gregg wrote: Hi, emailing about pot #1.

Gregg
This wallet uses SPV and random servers from a list. This means little trust in third parties is required when verifying
payments. However, it is not as secure as a full node like Bitcoin Core.

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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by brebenne » Oct 29th 19 1:13 pm

Hi, I have a pot similar to this with different markings and I wonder if you had any insights into it. Bought in Tainan, Taiwan recently. I understand if you don't want to provide free advice, but I am learning and appreciate any thoughts you might have.

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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by Zared » Oct 29th 19 11:09 pm

brebenne wrote: Hi, I have a pot similar to this with different markings and I wonder if you had any insights into it. Bought in Tainan, Taiwan recently. I understand if you don't want to provide free advice, but I am learning and appreciate any thoughts you might have.
Which shape are you talking about? Also zero chance anyone can help w/o pictures of your pot.

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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by ForsterMutizwa » Oct 30th 19 8:29 am

tingjunkie wrote: Pot 2 - $95

65cc Nei Zi Wai Hong (zini coated with hongni). Mid-Late 80's Factory 2. I actually like this pot better than the F1 NZWH pots I have owned because of the great size, 7-hole filter, and it seems to be a bit higher fired than F1. Holds heat very well. Some lid wiggle room, but doesn't drip too much. The very top of the knob hole has two teeny tiny chips, but not noticeable unless looking up close (can take photo on request). Pot is cleaned and prepped.

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Hi, I noticed the teapot pictures you shared. These are nice, good appearance and of course look traditional, but also smart/modern . I am totally impressed. But I feel the price is in a little higher side. So if there is any discount or seasonal offer please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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Re: FS: More Yixing!

by brebenne » Oct 30th 19 10:45 am

Zared wrote:
brebenne wrote: Hi, I have a pot similar to this with different markings and I wonder if you had any insights into it. Bought in Tainan, Taiwan recently. I understand if you don't want to provide free advice, but I am learning and appreciate any thoughts you might have.
Which shape are you talking about? Also zero chance anyone can help w/o pictures of your pot.

Thanks for your response. I meant the three friends of winter pot. I attach pictures here.

I'm new to Yixing (or any clay) pots, but visited quite a lot of shops in China and Taiwan on a recent trip because I've always loved fine teas ordered from online. I purchased this from a tea shop in Tainan where the owner's father made 20 and 30 year old Dong Ding and has a display case with what look to be a bit older along with about 30 other pots. All he wanted to do was talk about the aged tea (he said he wasn't an expert on tea ware and his dad bought most of it), but he said this was the #1 he had, and it was the most expensive at 1600 New Taiwan Dollars. It has a box with it. I bought another pot in Tainan that is of higher quality from another shop, and tea owner also said his dad bought it, so that's either a tale or something that happened a lot in Taiwan.

I bought this and a few others from the tea merchant because the prices were reasonable and everything looked a bit different than I saw in other stores (except those selling much higher prices). Searching online, I see a few variants of this style, including yours, so I imagine it was popular at some point and was copied. I have theorised, based on your comments, that mine is probably a copy of an older model, hence the price, and I suspect it comes from around the same time period as you discuss (1990s) due to Taiwan buying a lot then (so I read). My suspicion was that people aren't buying the lower end Yixing (or so-called), and Tainan gets a few fewer foreign tourists than Taipei (as I perceived on the visit), so it may be something of interest, but if it was a more valuable version the prices would be higher to it would have been gone.

I really am less interested in how much it's worth than the story of the design, and whether these are common or a bit rarer to come across. I'm a scholar, so I love the scholar-gentleman ideal it represents, which I discovered researching the theme.

Thanks again for any insights. I appreciate your time and expertise and am happy to reciprocate in any way.
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