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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by socaljohn » May 20th 13 6:24 am

My new HTC phone makes these cool little videos. My wife just returned from China where she bought everything you see here in the videos, including the large tea table, her suitcases were very heavy.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by kingslam » May 21st 13 3:48 am

Hi guys, I just acquired a new yixing teapot. It's been a long time since I last bought a "new" teapot. It's kind of big, but I have been using it as fairness pot.
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by tingjunkie » May 22nd 13 12:25 am

Nice Kingston!

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by kingslam » May 29th 13 2:28 am

Thanks MV. :D

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by 茶藝-TeaArt08 » May 30th 13 6:00 am

kingslam wrote:Hi guys, I just acquired a new yixing teapot. It's been a long time since I last bought a "new" teapot. It's kind of big, but I have been using it as fairness pot.
The bamboo work looks to be so fine, articulate, and delicate. It feels very refined. Enjoy!! :D

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by socaljohn » Jun 1st 13 1:56 pm

Bought some teapots, how do I determine if they are safe to drink from? I was wondering if there is a test to detect if there is lead or harmful chemicals in the clay. We don't know much about these teapots, but bought them from someone that had bought them all in an estate sale. They were priced cheaply, and we thought they looked cool.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by socaljohn » Jun 1st 13 1:59 pm

Here are some more of the tea pots that we picked up. All the tea pots were stamped, but don't know much about them.
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by AdamMY » Jun 1st 13 2:20 pm

socaljohn wrote:Bought some teapots, how do I determine if they are safe to drink from? I was wondering if there is a test to detect if there is lead or harmful chemicals in the clay. We don't know much about these teapots, but bought them from someone that had bought them all in an estate sale. They were priced cheaply, and we thought they looked cool.

In the first three I would be less worried about the clay than I would about the shoe polish covering them....

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by futurebird » Jun 1st 13 3:42 pm

Start by cleaning them the first three have been artificially aged. Hopefully that stuff will come off.

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by socaljohn » Jun 1st 13 6:51 pm

good to know, is there a preferred method to remove the shoe polish? Will boiling and rags do the trick?

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by edkrueger » Jun 1st 13 6:53 pm

I'm not sure anything will remove show polish. The wax probably permeates the clay.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by TIM » Jun 2nd 13 12:14 am

Before 1970's Yixing collection:
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Finally, the long wait for a hot summer to take some long due pictures.
ROC to CR periods Yixing. Mostly from Factory 1.

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by AdamMY » Jun 2nd 13 12:19 am

TIM wrote:Before 1970's Yixing collection:
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Finally, the long wait for a hot summer to take some long due pictures.
ROC to CR periods Yixing. Mostly from Factory 1.
Alright that has to be the TeaChat tease of the decade if not century. Tim can you please include a link to somewhere we can view the image on a much larger scale? I feel the tiny pictures do not do any of those yixing justice. :D

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Poohblah » Jun 2nd 13 1:16 am

I think it may be safe to say that tim has the finest Yixing collection of anybody on teachat.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by amaranto » Jun 2nd 13 2:51 am

Wow, TIM, very jealous.