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Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by Qidjm » Jan 23rd 21 5:29 am

Hi all, been a while since I was able to get onto this forum but I've been very grateful for all the info. Now feeling overwhelmed with it all though :/ so hoping for some help to bring my knowledge up to the next baby step level :D When I look at TEAMOOD's posts Jul.20th,2019: 1st & 2nd group of Yixing Zisha teapots and others, they look amazing to me but then I look at these 3 teapots that I have come into my life and I'm just not sure they are good enough to even clean or season let alone try to make some tea with! Any insight is welcome! 8)

Original pictures: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTXqTM7
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Re: Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by Qidjm » Jan 27th 21 3:15 am

More pics *WOW DO I EVER HAVE RESPECT FOR HOW HARD IT IS TO GET GOOD CLEAR PICTURES! LOL

Here's what I've tried to figure out on my own and what I would be so happy to have input on!
A: Bamboo themed one: I’m not sure of the shape or if it's just a random modern one? A friend from 郑州; Zhèngzhōu gave this to me in 2015.
Shape ? I don't know :?
Stamp/Chop/Seal: yes but no idea who/what it says
Bottom: yes but no idea who/what it says
Lid: 2 seals yes but no idea who/what it says
Handle: yes but no idea who/what it says

B: Buddhist Heart Sutra carving: Not sure of shape name. Told it was at least 47 years old but may be older.
Shape?: Bàn Guā 半瓢壶 Pumpkin or is it Shí piáo 石瓢 Stone Dipper / ladle
Carving: 般若波羅蜜多心經 The Heart Sutra
Stamp/Chop/Seal: yes but no idea who/what it says
Bottom: yes but no idea who/what it says
Lid: yes but no idea who/what it says
Handle: yes but no idea who/what it says

C: Small Red Clay One: could this be Cultural Revolution era 文化大革命 (1966-1976) or an imitation of? Has some white stuff that I thought was dust and it did come off when I cleaned the pot today :/
Shape ?: Shuǐ píng
Stamp/Chops/Seals:
Bottom: Zhōngguó Yíxīng 中國宜興 China Yíxīng
Lid: yes but no idea who/what it says
Handle: can’t find one

A: Bamboo themed one:
A Bamboo 3 - inside holes.jpeg
A Bamboo 3 - bottom chop.jpeg
A Bamboo 3 - side.jpeg
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Re: Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by Qidjm » Jan 27th 21 3:17 am

Last pics for A: Bamboo themed one:
Bamboo 3 - side 2.jpeg
Bamboo 3 - lid chopsx2.jpeg
Bamboo 3 - inside marks.jpeg
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Re: Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by Qidjm » Jan 28th 21 3:59 am

Pics for
B: Buddhist Heart Sutra carving. When I put it in water to clean, it floated so hoping that is a good sign!
Thank you to the moderator for your patience and kindness for allowing me to post :) Probation still so thank you for approving these & hopefully I'll get some tips and feedback from the members :D
Heart Sutra 2 - inside.jpeg
Heart Sutra 2 - bottom chop.jpeg
Heart Sutra 2 - lid ovalish.jpeg
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Re: Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by Qidjm » Jan 30th 21 3:35 pm

Last set of pics. If all 3 of these are 'Tourist Junk', it's ok to tell me, I want to learn the difference.
C: Small Red Clay One has a single spout hole inside. I'm curious about the characters on the lid mean/translate to?
Red 1 - lid chop.jpeg
Red 1 - inside.jpeg
Red 1 - bottom chop.jpeg
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Re: Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by Qidjm » Feb 8th 21 2:56 am

Qidjm wrote: Last set of pics. If all 3 of these are 'Tourist Junk', it's ok to tell me, I want to learn the difference.
C: Small Red Clay One has a single spout hole inside. I'm curious about the characters on the lid mean/translate to?
Red 1 - lid chop.jpegRed 1 - inside.jpegRed 1 - bottom chop.jpeg
I found what looks like the same one on this website jadepot. Any thoughts? Google translate is not really ideal for the description on it sadly
http://www.jadepot.com.cn/bbs/forum.php ... tid=292692

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Re: Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by todbranson45 » Aug 16th 21 5:36 pm

Qidjm wrote: Hi all, been a while since I was able to get onto this forum but I've been very grateful for all the info. Now feeling overwhelmed with it all though :/ so hoping for some help to bring my knowledge up to the next baby step level :D When I look at TEAMOOD's posts Jul.20th,2019: 1st & 2nd group of Yixing Zisha teapots and others, they look amazing to me but then I look at these 3 teapots that I have come into my life and I'm just not sure they are good enough to even clean or season let alone try to make some tea with! Any insight is welcome! 8)

Original pictures: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmTXqTM7

types of bamboo tea
3 teapots.jpeg
types of bamboo tea
3 teapots side.jpeg
types of bamboo tea
3 lids top view.jpeg
It looks awesome... I love it...

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Re: Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by Teasenz » Aug 19th 21 6:27 pm

Left
The first one is a typical bamboo inspired teapot known as 'zhu jie hu'. It looks handmade, and I think it's the best well made one out of the 3.

Middle
The second one is a 'shi piao hu'. I like the carved characters and this seems to be quite well done. The picture of the inside indicates it's handmade, but looks also a bit clumsy.

Last
My impression of the last one is that it's quite poor in quality, and not handmade. The shape is known as 'shui ping hu'.
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Re: Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by FBee » Aug 20th 21 3:50 am

Last one looks like Yixing F1 Green label(1977-early 80s) in Qingshuini, so is probably the best out of the lot :mrgreen:

The bamboo looks ok-ish, hard to say more, try it with tea and you will see. The shipiao looks the most sketchy.

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Re: Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by bagua7 » Aug 26th 21 7:56 am

FBee wrote: Last one looks like Yixing F1 Green label(1977-early 80s) in Qingshuini, so is probably the best out of the lot
BY FAR. I had one of them but unfortunately dropped it on the hard tiled kitchen floor...not hard to imagine how many pieces a nicely broken YX pot can yield! :(

Looks like one but the pics are not good so it's hard to tell unless the OP takes a better resolution ones showing clearer details.

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Re: Hoping to learn my next lesson: Are these decent entry level?

by harryflow » Aug 31st 21 12:07 pm

Qidjm wrote: Hi all, been a while since I was able to get onto this forum but I've been very grateful for all the info. Now feeling overwhelmed with it all though :/ so hoping for some help to bring my knowledge up to the next baby step level :D When I look at TEAMOOD's posts Jul.20th,2019: 1st & 2nd group of Yixing Zisha teapots and others, they look amazing to me but then I look at these 3 teapots that I have come into my life and I'm just not sure they are good enough to even clean or season let alone try to make some tea with! Any insight is welcome! 8)

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3 teapots.jpeg
3 teapots side.jpeg
3 lids top view.jpeg
these are great I wonder if you make them in another shape and colors