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The history and value of the clayteapot

by chinaclayteapot » Sep 6th 19 7:12 am

The teapot is a handmade clay pottery unique to China. Its production began in the Zhengde period of the Ming Dynasty. The raw material was purple sand mud, and its origin was in Dingshu Town, Yixing, Jiangsu. The teapots are bullish in the auction market, and they are collectible "antiques". The works of famous masters are often difficult to find a pot. It is said that "the world's jewels are taken, Yixing purple sand is the most desirable."
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The raw material for the production is purple sand mud, the origin of which is also known as Yixing Zisha pot in Dingshu Town, Yixing, Jiangsu. It is said that the founder of the teapot is the spring for the Ming Dynasty in China. Because of the perfect combination of artistry and practicality, the teapot is so precious and memorable. The benefits of tea in the purple sand pot and the culture of the tea Zen are added, which adds to the noble and elegant rhyme of the purple sand.
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Legend has it that a long time ago, the villagers in the town went out late, ploughed the fields to do farm work, and used clay to make daily bowls and cans. In this way, they live a carefree and simple life. One day, a strange monk appeared in their town. As he walked, he shouted: "The rich royal soil, the rich royal soil", the villagers were curiously watching this strange monk.

The monk disappeared. The elders looked around and saw several caves with new openings. The caves were filled with clay of various colors. The elders moved some colored clay homes, beat them, and magically burned pottery of different colors. One pass ten, ten pass hundred. In this way, the purple sand pottery art slowly formed. The teapot with the shape of “the ancient charm” can be accepted by the traditional culture of our country. According to the rule that “the more fashionable, the easier it is to be eliminated, the more traditional it is easier to be circulated”, the quaint traditional style of the teapot has more collection meaning and appreciation space than the uniquely shaped pot.
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Because the masters of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Zisha, Chun Da, Chen Mingyuan, Chen Mansheng, Yang Pengnian, and Yang Fengnian are very rare, they have left room for appreciation for the works of modern and contemporary purple sand masters such as Gu Jingzhou, Zhu Kexin and Jiang Rong. For example, the teapot of Gu Jingzhou, a modern master who died in 1996, was only priced at 380 yuan in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In addition, the price of Jiang Rong and others is generally between 100,000 and 200,000.