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Base seal / clay mix interpretation

by jpatrick » Jul 14th 18 12:36 pm

Hi all! New member here. I have a base seal here that I’d like to translate. It’s from a modern pot, although certainly not Factory-made it is apparently a “generic” seal. Would be fun to know what it says!

Also the clay is, to my understanding, a mix rather than a single clay type. If anyone who knows their clays can offer any suggestions as to what types were used, that would also be interesting information!
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Re: Base seal / clay mix interpretation

by tingjunkie » Jul 16th 18 10:16 pm

It's the generic "Zhong Guo Yixing" seal. Basically just saying 'Made in Yixing China'

Hard to tell from just the one pic, but clay looks like a sandy Pin Zi Ni (mixed purple clay). It almost looks like it might be a pin zi ni and duan ni mix. Basically everything under the sun in there.

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Re: Base seal / clay mix interpretation

by jpatrick » Jul 17th 18 5:54 am

tingjunkie wrote:It's the generic "Zhong Guo Yixing" seal. Basically just saying 'Made in Yixing China'

Hard to tell from just the one pic, but clay looks like a sandy Pin Zi Ni (mixed purple clay). It almost looks like it might be a pin zi ni and duan ni mix. Basically everything under the sun in there.
Great, thanks. Here is also the seal on the lid. I might post another pic later on in the ‘show your pot’ thread

For clay type, that sounds like a good guess. In daylight there is also a subtle greenish hue to it. Works well with young sheng!
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Re: Base seal / clay mix interpretation

by tingjunkie » Jul 19th 18 8:31 am

jpatrick wrote:In daylight there is also a subtle greenish hue to it. Works well with young sheng!
I'm actually red/gren colorblind, so in that case... good chance it's a modern lu ni that is doped with oxide powder. I *think* it's chrome oxide that adds a green color, but not 100% sure.