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Re: Yixing Stickers

by tingjunkie » Oct 23rd 14 12:38 pm

kyarazen wrote: nice biandeng. 7 hole filter?
i can haz if you dont like it?
The description said "about 12 holes" filter. I'd say chances are high that I'm keeping this one, but if not, I always offer TeaChat members a discount on any winning eBay auctions. :wink:

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by kyarazen » Oct 23rd 14 2:13 pm

tingjunkie wrote:
kyarazen wrote: nice biandeng. 7 hole filter?
i can haz if you dont like it?
The description said "about 12 holes" filter. I'd say chances are high that I'm keeping this one, but if not, I always offer TeaChat members a discount on any winning eBay auctions. :wink:
hmm.. probably a small pot here? :D 75ml or so? :P
had seen quite a few of these in japan.. lovely pots :wink:

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by tingjunkie » Oct 23rd 14 6:31 pm

kyarazen wrote: hmm.. probably a small pot here? :D 75ml or so?
Music to my ears. I hope you're right!

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by tingjunkie » Oct 24th 14 4:46 pm

The pot arrived earlier than I expected! To me it feels pretty darn authentic- the clay, the craftsmanship, the typical 70's loose lid fit- but I'll leave it up to the experts to decide. 85ml up to the brim. Pure hong ni. Linking to large photos for a better view...

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by William » Oct 24th 14 5:25 pm

Hi tingjunkie,

Indeed, the craftsmanship looks like late 70s or early 80s, but the clay, in my opinion, is not the exceptional red clay used during the 70s. The clay of this teapot looks similar but mixed with with something else, maybe some purple/brown clay.

Maybe this teapot was made during the late 70s/early 80s, when the red clays used up to that time was beginning to run out.

Could you post the photo of inside the lid? I could be able to tell you more specifically if it was made during the 70s or 80s.

Regards.

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by the_economist » Oct 24th 14 5:33 pm

Nice find TJ!

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by theredbaron » Oct 24th 14 5:36 pm

tingjunkie wrote:The pot arrived earlier than I expected! To me it feels pretty darn authentic- the clay, the craftsmanship, the typical 70's loose lid fit- but I'll leave it up to the experts to decide. 85ml up to the brim. Pure hong ni. Linking to large photos for a better view...

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I may be very wrong here, but i have never seen a small 70's pot with multihole filters. What do the experts say?

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by tingjunkie » Oct 24th 14 5:38 pm

William wrote: Could you post the photo of inside the lid? I could be able to tell you more specifically if it was made during the 70s or 80s.

Regards.
Thanks. I can take a photo soon. No chops or numbers inside the lid at all, and the vent hole is slightly on the rough side and not perfectly round.

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by wert » Oct 24th 14 5:44 pm

It is late 70s-early 80s, niangaotu, hongni blended with zisha. Multihole SP and other 五型壶 range are primary exported to Japan for sencha.
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Re: Yixing Stickers

by Tead Off » Oct 24th 14 5:51 pm

theredbaron wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:The pot arrived earlier than I expected! To me it feels pretty darn authentic- the clay, the craftsmanship, the typical 70's loose lid fit- but I'll leave it up to the experts to decide. 85ml up to the brim. Pure hong ni. Linking to large photos for a better view...

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I may be very wrong here, but i have never seen a small 70's pot with multihole filters. What do the experts say?
Supposedly they have. I like the pot, but those multi-holes look terrible in their execution. Clay looks good. Doesn't look high fired. Maybe good for yancha and shengpu.

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by wert » Oct 24th 14 6:02 pm

Tead Off wrote: Supposedly they have. I like the pot, but those multi-holes look terrible in their execution. Clay looks good. Doesn't look high fired. Maybe good for yancha and shengpu.
It is not as bad as it looks, at least function-wise. Also it is a feature of the workmanship of that era.

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by kyarazen » Oct 24th 14 6:12 pm

tingjunkie wrote:The pot arrived earlier than I expected! To me it feels pretty darn authentic- the clay, the craftsmanship, the typical 70's loose lid fit- but I'll leave it up to the experts to decide. 85ml up to the brim. Pure hong ni. Linking to large photos for a better view...
nice F1 biandeng, although i still think it is "hong-qingshuini" on the inside. could be more definitive with a color and granularity/texture comparison inside/outside. end 70s early 80s like everyone had said, surface reminiscent of that of tunnel fired.. should be pretty well fired.

i can haz?! kidding :P

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by William » Oct 24th 14 7:30 pm

tingjunkie wrote:
William wrote: Could you post the photo of inside the lid? I could be able to tell you more specifically if it was made during the 70s or 80s.

Regards.
Thanks. I can take a photo soon. No chops or numbers inside the lid at all, and the vent hole is slightly on the rough side and not perfectly round.
I look forward to seeing the photos! :wink:

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by chrl42 » Oct 25th 14 2:55 am

hmm

probably late-70~early-80s stuff. I've always had a hard time distinguishing green-egg period's 4~6-letter seals :D

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Re: Yixing Stickers

by tingjunkie » Oct 25th 14 3:15 am

So here's another question about Yixing stickers...

In the case of a verified pot such as the one that just fell in my lap, would removing the sticker decrease its value if I were planning to sell it in the future?

This pot is right in my perfect size range for use, and I would love raising it up and seeing the patina form, however... I already have a bunch of pots that I love, and it wouldn't hurt to just keep this one as an investment to sell later. Are Factory 1 pots like Star Wars figures that should be kept in their "original packaging" as it were? :lol: