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Weird shiny part at bottom of tea pot

by zesk » Jul 27th 18 6:14 pm

Hi guys! New here. Got a yixing zisha tea pot recently for quite cheap, around 20+ usd. Supposedly hong ni made in the early 90s. However, looking inside the tea pot I found the rim of the base to have some areas that are more shiny and smooth than the rest. Does anyone know what this is or if it is harmful? Thanks!
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Re: Weird shiny part at bottom of tea pot

by bagua7 » Jul 30th 18 6:59 am

I can test the pot if you like. Do you want my address details?

Note: there is no guarantee that the pot will be returned. :evil:

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Re: Weird shiny part at bottom of tea pot

by zesk » Jul 30th 18 8:18 am

bagua7 wrote: I can test the pot if you like. Do you want my address details?

Note: there is no guarantee that the pot will be returned. :evil:
hahahahaha! I shan't take the risk then. Do you think it's any concern though? It doesn't feel like it'll come off easily, and doesn't feel like a thick layer on top of the pot.

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Re: Weird shiny part at bottom of tea pot

by bagua7 » Jul 31st 18 3:10 pm

Don't worry about it. Enjoy your tea. ;)

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Re: Weird shiny part at bottom of tea pot

by zesk » Aug 1st 18 12:50 am

Thanks bagua7!

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Re: Weird shiny part at bottom of tea pot

by tingjunkie » Aug 1st 18 8:38 pm

That's pretty odd. The only thing I can compare it to is liquid zhu ni clay that was used to coat the outside of Nei Zi Wai Hong pots, and would sometimes run on the inside.

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With your pot being hong ni, I can't see why they would use liquid clay, unless perhaps the pot had a tiny hole after firing?

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Re: Weird shiny part at bottom of tea pot

by zesk » Aug 6th 18 4:08 pm

Ah! So that's liquid clay? Thanks for shedding light on it! Patching up a hole sounds highly probable.

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Re: Weird shiny part at bottom of tea pot

by tingjunkie » Aug 9th 18 1:15 am

Just the best theory I can manage, though no idea if I'm correct. :mrgreen:

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Re: Weird shiny part at bottom of tea pot

by zesk » Aug 10th 18 4:50 am

Thanks for all the help guys! Really assuring to hear from you guys with more experience!