Hi heliospace. Clay (density/weight, color, silkiness), workmanship (juncture lines inside the body) and firing (evidence of wood firing in the underside of the lid) are all clear evidence of Qing zhuni. I was talking about this pot with Dr. Lv about a month ago when I met him in Taiwan and he shares the same view I've chatted about this pot also with a few other experienced collectors who independently shared the same evaluation, I don't necessarily want to drag all of them into this discussion...heliospace wrote:Out of curiosity, I've seen you postulate that it is from the qing dynasty on a few occasions now, what led you to believe that it is from the Qing era? Or who? Can you share more in depth photos, pot details inside, underside lid, seal markings? Just to get a better idea...steanze wrote: I posted some time ago a picture of these two senses of "zhuni", you can find it at this link: http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a63 ... wot9cx.jpg
The pot on the left is a modern zhuni teapot by Xu Yuefeng. The pot on the right is a Qing dynasty lao zhuni.
here are a couple more pictures
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a63 ... ib9gp1.jpg
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a63 ... iubqut.jpg
The more interesting question is from what part of Qing I am not entirely sure about the answer to this latter question.
edit: apologies to the OP for the off-topic