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has anyone bought Yixing teapot or teacup from this firm in china ?

by capri » Feb 7th 19 11:38 pm

https://www.umiteasets.com/teapots/yixing-teapots.html

would appreciate some inputs .. their prices seem fair but not sure how good the quality is..

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Re: has anyone bought Yixing teapot or teacup from this firm in china ?

by tingjunkie » Feb 10th 19 8:49 am

Looks like fake Yixing to me.

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Re: has anyone bought Yixing teapot or teacup from this firm in china ?

by Zared » Feb 10th 19 9:53 am

+1 on fake yixing

Shiny and unnatural colors. Prices are also well below what a mediocre modern yixing should cost. Bare minimum a modern pot with ok clay should cost $100-150 for simple shuiping. These designs and sizes should be well above that minimum price or your sacrificing clay and/or craftsmanship. You get what you pay for when you venture into inexpensive and cheap territory.

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Re: has anyone bought Yixing teapot or teacup from this firm in china ?

by Roh249 » Feb 13th 19 3:38 am

I've been on that website before and a lot of the teapots look questionable. Although it is not always possible, I recommend going into a physical store that sells Yixing teapots and looking at them in person before you buy them

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Re: has anyone bought Yixing teapot or teacup from this firm in china ?

by capri » Feb 16th 19 10:49 pm

Thanks for the inputs.

As real Yixing can be trickier and harder to find, have ventured into these two other brands:

Chaozhou: https://yunnansourcing.com/collections/ ... clay-wares

Jianshui:
https://yunnansourcing.com/collections/ ... ry-teapots

This firm looks reliable but anyone care to comment.

Thanks. Capri