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Are these pots both legit or...

by louisjohn79 » Sep 18th 18 8:41 pm

Hi found these two nearly identical pots. I want to start buying stuff from one or both of these vendors. Is it possible both are authentic?

First pictures the one from the '80s supposedly. $105 after shipping.
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Second pictures are one from modern day. Different chop marks. Cost $80.
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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by louisjohn79 » Sep 21st 18 1:00 am

Any thoughts?

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by Zared » Sep 22nd 18 2:31 pm

louisjohn79 wrote: Any thoughts?
Doesn't look 80's to me. Which vendor are these from? Ebay vendor from China?

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by FBee » Sep 22nd 18 3:28 pm

105 USD seems to be a bit too cheap for real 80ies

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by louisjohn79 » Sep 23rd 18 1:26 pm

Zared wrote:
louisjohn79 wrote: Any thoughts?
Doesn't look 80's to me. Which vendor are these from? Ebay vendor from China?
Both are ebay i tried to link but not allowed.

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by louisjohn79 » Sep 24th 18 6:14 pm

Zared wrote:
louisjohn79 wrote: Any thoughts?
Doesn't look 80's to me. Which vendor are these from? Ebay vendor from China?
Thanks. The first one (claim 80s) is from seller oldzishsa and the second from missteapots (recent production).

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by carmeloneo » Sep 25th 18 3:18 am

louisjohn79 wrote: Hi found these two nearly identical pots. I want to start buying stuff from one or both of these vendors. Is it possible both are authentic?

First pictures the one from the '80s supposedly. $105 after shipping.
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Second pictures are one from modern day. Different chop marks. Cost $80.
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A retro 80s', it's common on the market. The primary are not suggested to play old teapots.

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by Zared » Sep 26th 18 9:43 pm

louisjohn79 wrote:
Zared wrote:
louisjohn79 wrote: Any thoughts?
Doesn't look 80's to me. Which vendor are these from? Ebay vendor from China?
Thanks. The first one (claim 80s) is from seller oldzishsa and the second from missteapots (recent production).
Every pot from oldzisha is modern. I'd avoid their teapots.

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by FBee » Sep 27th 18 1:55 am

Also note, the clay is way to shiny to be real vintage.

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by bagua7 » Sep 27th 18 5:28 am

It's not an 80s pot.

Those zini pots are usually chemically-ridden ones, especially if shiny looking.

I had a quick look at eBay and the following two are definitively 'chemical' pots:

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by louisjohn79 » Sep 29th 18 5:53 am

Second link is dead but yeah that first one is suspect.

I'm surprised to hear EVERYTHING on oldzishsa is modern. I'm still itching to buy something authentic but scepticism is jamming me up. What should i do?

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by louisjohn79 » Oct 1st 18 3:52 pm

OMG so long to get my posts approved

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by Zared » Oct 3rd 18 1:27 am

louisjohn79 wrote: Second link is dead but yeah that first one is suspect.

I'm surprised to hear EVERYTHING on oldzishsa is modern. I'm still itching to buy something authentic but scepticism is jamming me up. What should i do?
Why would you be surprised? Ebay vendor selling direct from China is an dead giveaway.

https://emmettsteas.weebly.com Emmett is a well known western vendor/member here that sells authentic vintage yixing at very reasonable prices.

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by louisjohn79 » Oct 3rd 18 2:35 am

Awesome. Thanks. Any other recommendations?

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Re: Are these pots both legit or...

by Zared » Oct 4th 18 1:07 am

louisjohn79 wrote: Awesome. Thanks. Any other recommendations?

Essenceoftea.com
2088taiwan.com
zishaartgallery.com

A fair amount of people recommend eBay seller Lukevcent for cheap modern pots.