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Yixing Zini Teapot, what do you think?

by DailyTX » Jul 24th 18 3:43 am

Hi everyone,
I wanted to see if any Yixing Zisha clay researcher/expert can give me some feedback regarding the clay of this teapot? It has thick walls, it's heavy, inside looks rough, and I am planning to use it for shou pu erh as it holds heat pretty well.
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Re: Yixing Zini Teapot, what do you think?

by bagua7 » Jul 27th 18 5:40 am

Modern Qing shui ni. Why not? Ripe pu adores thick pots, for sure, and yours looks like one. Enjoy!

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Re: Yixing Zini Teapot, what do you think?

by DailyTX » Jul 29th 18 5:52 am

bagua7 wrote: Modern Qing shui ni. Why not? Ripe pu adores thick pots, for sure, and yours looks like one. Enjoy!
Thank you Bagua for providing input on this teapot. I was a bit uncertain due to limited experience with Yixing. I was comparing it with my 70s zini and 90s di cao qing, and came to a conclusion it was in the zini category clay.

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Re: Yixing Zini Teapot, what do you think?

by bagua7 » Jul 30th 18 7:08 am

Yes, but unless you used a strong flash then you might be right. However most zisha is made of QSN. Di Cao Qing is in most instances mixed with either Zi Ni (darker colour) or QSN. But in both instances quality DCQ will have the pig liver colour with gold sand, tiny specs that resemble shiny gold.

In either case the pot is perfect for your intended use.

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Re: Yixing Zini Teapot, what do you think?

by FBee » Oct 5th 18 5:36 am

Clay looks good. Did you try it out in the meantime?

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Re: Yixing Zini Teapot, what do you think?

by carmeloneo » Oct 9th 18 2:18 am

The workmanship seems not very good. Have you already used it for some time? if so the clay is also just so so..

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Re: Yixing Zini Teapot, what do you think?

by DailyTX » Oct 16th 18 4:43 am

carmeloneo wrote: The workmanship seems not very good. Have you already used it for some time? if so the clay is also just so so..
I haven't started using that pot. I do have to agree with you that the workmanship isn't that good. I still have my doubts about the safety of that pot mainly because poor workmanship and on the bottom of the pot has 施小马 stamped. In terms of lid fits and pouring speed, it's decent. May be a counterfeit pot?

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Re: Yixing Zini Teapot, what do you think?

by carmeloneo » Oct 17th 18 12:41 am

DailyTX wrote:
carmeloneo wrote: The workmanship seems not very good. Have you already used it for some time? if so the clay is also just so so..
I haven't started using that pot. I do have to agree with you that the workmanship isn't that good. I still have my doubts about the safety of that pot mainly because poor workmanship and on the bottom of the pot has 施小马 stamped. In terms of lid fits and pouring speed, it's decent. May be a counterfeit pot?
Very likely,施小马 is a very famous artist, I don't think he can make this teapot.