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Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by TKNZ » Apr 27th, '17, 06:18

Hi all,

I'm very new to this and have absolutely no knowledge about these teapots but would love to learn. I bought this teapot (http://imgur.com/a/e15PZ) today at a local thrift-store because I'd heard about 'purple clay' on some TV show, and after doing some research came to this forum. After seeing how many fake teapots are around, I was hoping to get people's opinions on what it might be - mainly, I was hoping to find out if you reckon it will be safe to use or not :oops:
In advance, thanks for your help! :D

NB: The inside of the teapot isn't shiny, it's just wet.

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by williammimi70 » Apr 27th, '17, 06:29

TKNZ wrote: Hi all,

I'm very new to this and have absolutely no knowledge about these teapots but would love to learn. I bought this teapot (http://imgur.com/a/e15PZ) today at a local thrift-store because I'd heard about 'purple clay' on some TV show, and after doing some research came to this forum. After seeing how many fake teapots are around, I was hoping to get people's opinions on what it might be - mainly, I was hoping to find out if you reckon it will be safe to use or not :oops:
In advance, thanks for your help! :D

NB: The inside of the teapot isn't shiny, it's just wet.
Hi there
I don't know anything about yixing but I think your teapot is very nice and I like it very much :D

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by TKNZ » Apr 27th, '17, 06:31

williammimi70 wrote:
TKNZ wrote: Hi all,

I'm very new to this and have absolutely no knowledge about these teapots but would love to learn. I bought this teapot (http://imgur.com/a/e15PZ) today at a local thrift-store because I'd heard about 'purple clay' on some TV show, and after doing some research came to this forum. After seeing how many fake teapots are around, I was hoping to get people's opinions on what it might be - mainly, I was hoping to find out if you reckon it will be safe to use or not :oops:
In advance, thanks for your help! :D

NB: The inside of the teapot isn't shiny, it's just wet.
Hi there
I don't know anything about yixing but I think your teapot is very nice and I like it very much :D
Thanks! I like it too - that's why I bought it :lol:

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by kuánglóng » Apr 27th, '17, 07:33

TKNZ wrote: I was hoping to find out if you reckon it will be safe to use or not :oops:
Looks nice to me. If this were my pot I'd carefully boil it in a pot of water, completey submerged for at least one hour (with some kitchen tissue placed underneath and around it in order to avoid any damage from bouncing around). That's what I've done with all of my clay pots after I got them; as long as there are no odd smells left you should be fine (generally).
Enjoy your new pot!

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by williammimi70 » Apr 27th, '17, 07:45

kuánglóng wrote:
TKNZ wrote: I was hoping to find out if you reckon it will be safe to use or not :oops:
Looks nice to me. If this were my pot I'd carefully boil it in a pot of water, completey submerged for at least one hour (with some kitchen tissue placed underneath and around it in order to avoid any damage from bouncing around). That's what I've done with all of my clay pots after I got them; as long as there are no odd smells left you should be fine (generally).
Enjoy your new pot!
very good advice regarding kitchen tissue

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by bleadof » Apr 27th, '17, 10:13

I'd even go so far as to suggest boiling it in tea, especially if you know what kind of tea you'll be steeping in it. The tea oils work as solvent. But I suppose this is a bit divisive topic.

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by chrl42 » Apr 27th, '17, 21:52

Made by Jiang Li-ying (蒋丽英), an Assistant-Master level potter, half hand-made teapot. No problem for using, could be quite okay to brew teas.

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by TKNZ » Apr 27th, '17, 23:25

kuánglóng wrote:
TKNZ wrote: I was hoping to find out if you reckon it will be safe to use or not :oops:
Looks nice to me. If this were my pot I'd carefully boil it in a pot of water, completey submerged for at least one hour (with some kitchen tissue placed underneath and around it in order to avoid any damage from bouncing around). That's what I've done with all of my clay pots after I got them; as long as there are no odd smells left you should be fine (generally).
Enjoy your new pot!
Thanks! I was just going to fill it with boiling water and leave it to soak, but I'll be careful to submerge the whole thing now :)

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by TKNZ » Apr 27th, '17, 23:28

chrl42 wrote: Made by Jiang Li-ying (蒋丽英), an Assistant-Master level potter, half hand-made teapot. No problem for using, could be quite okay to brew teas.
Thanks - it's cool to know who made it! :D Can you read what the writing on the pot says, by any chance? I speak a little Japanese and part of it looked like it said 'middle school', but that doesn't really make any sense to me... :?

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by chrl42 » Apr 27th, '17, 23:46

TKNZ wrote:
chrl42 wrote: Made by Jiang Li-ying (蒋丽英), an Assistant-Master level potter, half hand-made teapot. No problem for using, could be quite okay to brew teas.
Thanks - it's cool to know who made it! :D Can you read what the writing on the pot says, by any chance? I speak a little Japanese and part of it looked like it said 'middle school', but that doesn't really make any sense to me... :?
Left side is 蓄德修能日新 ..what's this? googled it..turns out to be a school motto :mrgreen:

Right side is 江苏省邗江中学? .. Han Jiang middle school of Jiangsu province, the province where Yixing is located.....it's a souvenir from some middle school :mrgreen:

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by TKNZ » Apr 28th, '17, 00:36

chrl42 wrote:
TKNZ wrote:
chrl42 wrote: Made by Jiang Li-ying (蒋丽英), an Assistant-Master level potter, half hand-made teapot. No problem for using, could be quite okay to brew teas.
Thanks - it's cool to know who made it! :D Can you read what the writing on the pot says, by any chance? I speak a little Japanese and part of it looked like it said 'middle school', but that doesn't really make any sense to me... :?
Left side is 蓄德修能日新 ..what's this? googled it..turns out to be a school motto :mrgreen:

Right side is 江苏省邗江中学? .. Han Jiang middle school of Jiangsu province, the province where Yixing is located.....it's a souvenir from some middle school :mrgreen:
Haha! :lol:
I wonder what it was doing all the way down here in New Zealand?

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Re: Help Identifying Thrift-Store Teapot

by chrl42 » Apr 28th, '17, 00:55

TKNZ wrote:
chrl42 wrote:
TKNZ wrote:
chrl42 wrote: Made by Jiang Li-ying (蒋丽英), an Assistant-Master level potter, half hand-made teapot. No problem for using, could be quite okay to brew teas.
Thanks - it's cool to know who made it! :D Can you read what the writing on the pot says, by any chance? I speak a little Japanese and part of it looked like it said 'middle school', but that doesn't really make any sense to me... :?
Left side is 蓄德修能日新 ..what's this? googled it..turns out to be a school motto :mrgreen:

Right side is 江苏省邗江中学? .. Han Jiang middle school of Jiangsu province, the province where Yixing is located.....it's a souvenir from some middle school :mrgreen:
Haha! :lol:
I wonder what it was doing all the way down here in New Zealand?
'Anything' can happen in China. :mrgreen:

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