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Yixing Teapot Shop

by bagua7 » Aug 29th 11 8:27 am

I came across this other online vendor and was wondering if any teachatters have purchased any of their pots. Their page is the following:

http://zishayixing.com/

The prices sound to good to be true. For example:

http://zishayixing.com/yixing-teapot/sjing-lan-whj

Entirely handmade by Wang Hongjuan. Price: $73 USD :!:

Cheers.

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by Ludwig-1954 » Aug 29th 11 5:41 pm

Good Afternoon Bagua7

I have, in fact, purchased two Teapots from Zishayixing. The
Proprietor, Mr. Felix Song, seems o be a quite competent and
trustworthy Business Partner.
I cannot speak for the Work of Wang Honjuan (yet ;-) ), but possibly
she is not graded as a Master as yet - and perhaps she is still modest
enough to stay out of the commercial rat race ...

I am planning to buy one or the other of her pieces in thenear future.

Best regards,

Patrick B. Ludwig, Switzerland

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by Abracadaver! » Aug 29th 11 7:51 pm

Hi bagua7-

I recently received an order from Zishayixing. It wasn't for teapots, so I can't really comment on the relative quality or price of those that are on the site. There were a couple of significant problems with my order, but Felix seems to be making a genuine effort to rectify them. The replacement order is in transit right now, so the jury is still out, but so far so good (I'll update once I've received it). As for the rest of my order, everything was great--well packaged, as described, and I'd order again.

Regarding pricing, I think it's a bit all over the place. A lot of what's on the site seems to be on the reasonable/cheap end of the pricing scale, but some of it is totally crazy (Red Blossom sells some of the same stone tea tables for $500 less).

Another thing worth noting--the shipping seems pretty high, but they are shipping via EMS, so it's not so bad.

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by bagua7 » Sep 1st 11 1:37 am

Hi guys,

Thanks for your replies. I have finally managed to order three pots after I reported to Mr Song some website-related issues.

Cheers.
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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by phoenixK » Sep 1st 11 5:21 pm

bagua7 wrote:Hi guys,

Thanks for your replies. I have finally managed to order three pots after I reported to Mr Song some website-related issues. By the way, another helpful and reliable vendor.

Cheers.
I really hope you post a review the pots once you receive them! I've been looking at that site for a little while and wonder what you think.

Thanks.

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by bagua7 » Sep 2nd 11 5:53 am

Sure, not a problem; I'll let you know in due time.

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by wh&yel-apprentice » Sep 5th 11 6:33 am

bagua7 wrote:I came across this other online vendor and was wondering if any teachatters have purchased any of their pots. Their page is the following:

http://zishayixing.com/

The prices sound to good to be true. For example:

http://zishayixing.com/yixing-teapot/sjing-lan-whj

Entirely handmade by Wang Hongjuan. Price: $73 USD :!:

Cheers.
For even less than that!!!, you could have gotten, handmade by a experienced craftswoman (supposedly a 'collectors' item, or at least her work is said to be...if you believe that), the red clay "Zhuni" which might have superior qualities, and is supposedly rarer by virtue of the 'article' you posted in your recent 'Yixing guide' thread.

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by tingjunkie » Sep 6th 11 2:51 am

wh&yel-apprentice wrote:
bagua7 wrote:I came across this other online vendor and was wondering if any teachatters have purchased any of their pots. Their page is the following:

http://zishayixing.com/

The prices sound to good to be true. For example:

http://zishayixing.com/yixing-teapot/sjing-lan-whj

Entirely handmade by Wang Hongjuan. Price: $73 USD :!:

Cheers.
For even less than that!!!, you could have gotten, handmade by a experienced craftswoman (supposedly a 'collectors' item, or at least her work is said to be...if you believe that), the red clay "Zhuni" which might have superior qualities, and is supposedly rarer by virtue of the 'article' you posted in your recent 'Yixing guide' thread.
...and if you believe any of that, I have some spectacular land in Florida to sell you.

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by bagua7 » Sep 12th 11 10:44 am

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by bagua7 » Sep 14th 11 10:50 am

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by phoenixK » Sep 15th 11 3:53 am

bagua7 wrote:I just received the teapots today.
Thats awesome! Did you find that the sizes of the teapots are the same as advertised on the site? Also do you know how you are going to pair them yet?

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by bagua7 » Sep 22nd 11 11:38 pm

The 120mL xi shi pot made of zhu ni clay is good, but the other two zi ni pots were fake. I also received second zhu ni pot 160mL which is ok but of a lower clay quality than the one advertised and slightly different shape. The vendor refunded me money for the two fake pots and still waiting for his e-mail reply about the last pot. For these reasons I can no longer recommend a vendor that is dishonest by selling knock-offs to foreigners and products that are different than the ones being advertised.

Caveat emptor.

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by tingjunkie » Sep 24th 11 3:36 am

What was "fake" about the pots?

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by bagua7 » Sep 24th 11 3:45 am

Not real zisha. Some chemical blend of who knows what. When I added hot water to the pots they smelled like plastic. :x

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Re: Yixing Teapot Shop

by Ambrose » Sep 24th 11 4:41 am

There is a new post on the shops front page about your pots.

Funny thing to me is that pot looks identical to the one that is the example of what is a fake one. The one on this page off their site

http://zishayixing.com/blog/yixing-teap ... ing-teapot