pizzapotamus wrote:We went for the same 2 pots in the reverse order then I kept going back and forth between 5 and 7. I like the pear skin of 7 but the taller shape on 5 is likely to be easier to use. So while I've got my "second" choice I'm still thrilled because it wasn't so much 1 and 2 as 1 and 1.1Alex wrote:pizzapotamus wrote:I snagged #7 and you just about gave me a heart attack there. "I bought what?!" Not that it isn't lovely, just that it's a bit out of my price range atm....debunix wrote: I hope whoever gets #7 will post some closeups of the calligraphy--and a translation. It looks like quite an amazing piece.
That was my other choice! lovely pot you snagged there. Treasure it!
Yeah between the two there's nothing really in it for me. Both are stunning. Clearly you have good taste. You seriously got an amazing pot right there. I let one of these go in past and while it went to the best home possible it's been one of the only pots I've ever regretted passing on. Once you get it....hang on to it.
Just to wet your appetite let me give you a little run down of what to expect. The pots ooze soul in a way that pictures don't show. Once you unpack it and set it on your tea table a big smile will grow on the front of your head.
The texture of the clay is like nothing I've seen/touched. It has this sort of powdered toffee feel. So smooth to the touch and an almost sweet smell when hot water poured in. The colour has a lot of range to it as well. Take it out in the sunlight and it will surprise you with its swirls and depth, and if you're lucky maybe the odd finger print from the master
The pour on the pot is literally one of the best I've seen. Very clean with no drips. And the speed and pressure seem to keep the leaves away from the filter.
I remember just never getting used to the quality, every session is just a joy as you end up gazing at the pot as you sip your tea....bliss!