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Would someone please translate this for me

by williammimi70 » May 12th 17 11:24 am

When I bought this teapot, i was told that it was made in the early 20th century
Subsequently I was told by a more experienced member of the forum that it is modern.
I have done some research into this and although I have seen identical shape teapots and they have been listed as late 19th/early 20th century
Anyway I bought it because I like it very much but I don;t know what the caligraphy says and I would be immensely grateful if someone could translate it for me :D
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Re: Would someone please translate this for me

by williammimi70 » May 12th 17 11:26 am

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Re: Would someone please translate this for me

by Bok » May 12th 17 2:20 pm

Craftsmanship seems not bad at least, although I deem it totally unsuitable for brewing tea. Better for coffee!

Although the first vessels used for teapots where not dissimilar in shape, I doubt that the first brews had the sophistication of later periods.

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Re: Would someone please translate this for me

by steanze » May 12th 17 3:38 pm

The seal is Chen Shouzhen (ROC craftsman), but I am not very confident that this is really his work. Could you post pictures of the inside of the pot?
In any case the look of the pot is quite nice and the clay looks like real duanni, using it for coffe would be a bit of a waste in my view (hard to reset it after that).

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Re: Would someone please translate this for me

by williammimi70 » May 12th 17 4:28 pm

Bok wrote: Craftsmanship seems not bad at least, although I deem it totally unsuitable for brewing tea. Better for coffee!

Although the first vessels used for teapots where not dissimilar in shape, I doubt that the first brews had the sophistication of later periods.
Thank you

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Re: Would someone please translate this for me

by williammimi70 » May 12th 17 4:30 pm

steanze wrote: The seal is Chen Shouzhen (ROC craftsman), but I am not very confident that this is really his work. Could you post pictures of the inside of the pot?
In any case the look of the pot is quite nice and the clay looks like real duanni, using it for coffe would be a bit of a waste in my view (hard to reset it after that).
Thank you very much
I am at work at the moment hence there are only these photos left to post up. I bought this in an antique shop in Cambridge UK and I have to say the seller seemed to be genuine and honest
Certainly I am never going to make coffee in this pot :D :D :D
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Re: Would someone please translate this for me

by steanze » May 12th 17 5:08 pm

williammimi70 wrote:
steanze wrote: The seal is Chen Shouzhen (ROC craftsman), but I am not very confident that this is really his work. Could you post pictures of the inside of the pot?
In any case the look of the pot is quite nice and the clay looks like real duanni, using it for coffe would be a bit of a waste in my view (hard to reset it after that).
Thank you very much
I am at work at the moment hence there are only these photos left to post up. I bought this in an antique shop in Cambridge UK and I have to say the seller seemed to be genuine and honest
Certainly I am never going to make coffee in this pot :D :D :D
Not impossible...

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Re: Would someone please translate this for me

by williammimi70 » May 12th 17 5:40 pm

steanze wrote:
williammimi70 wrote:
steanze wrote: The seal is Chen Shouzhen (ROC craftsman), but I am not very confident that this is really his work. Could you post pictures of the inside of the pot?
In any case the look of the pot is quite nice and the clay looks like real duanni, using it for coffe would be a bit of a waste in my view (hard to reset it after that).
Thank you very much
I am at work at the moment hence there are only these photos left to post up. I bought this in an antique shop in Cambridge UK and I have to say the seller seemed to be genuine and honest
Certainly I am never going to make coffee in this pot :D :D :D
Not impossible...
fingers crossed :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: