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Went to London today!!!

by williammimi70 » May 13th, '17, 13:23

Went to London today
Bought myself a Kangxi blue and white teapot
Only got enough left to buy this teapot
The lid does not fit properly but I like it anyway
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Re: Went to London today!!!

by williammimi70 » May 13th, '17, 13:28

closer look
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Re: Went to London today!!!

by williammimi70 » May 13th, '17, 13:30

And here is the Kangxi teapot
I love this shape and wish that I can find an antique Yixing teapot of this shape :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Went to London today!!!

by William » May 13th, '17, 15:31

Beautiful acquisitions! :D

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by williammimi70 » May 13th, '17, 15:59

William wrote: Beautiful acquisitions! :D
Thank you my friend :D

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by steanze » May 13th, '17, 19:45

Nice! Especially the Kangxi pot has a really beautiful shape and pattern.

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by wei301 » May 13th, '17, 22:57

williammimi70 wrote: Went to London today
Bought myself a Kangxi blue and white teapot
Only got enough left to buy this teapot
The lid does not fit properly but I like it anyway
Where in London have you bought that Yixing Teapot?

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by williammimi70 » May 14th, '17, 00:34

wei301 wrote:
williammimi70 wrote: Went to London today
Bought myself a Kangxi blue and white teapot
Only got enough left to buy this teapot
The lid does not fit properly but I like it anyway
Where in London have you bought that Yixing Teapot?
I bought it in an antique shop in portabello antique market

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by williammimi70 » May 14th, '17, 00:36

steanze wrote: Nice! Especially the Kangxi pot has a really beautiful shape and pattern.
Thank you it would be nice to find an antique yixing teapot if that shape

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by steanze » May 14th, '17, 00:48

williammimi70 wrote:
steanze wrote: Nice! Especially the Kangxi pot has a really beautiful shape and pattern.
Thank you it would be nice to find an antique yixing teapot if that shape
I will keep an eye out and let you know if I find one. I haven't seen many yixings with that shape, it won't be very easy. It will probably have to be ROC or older, as I don't remember seeing any during the Factory 1 years. You might be able to find a modern yixing with that shape made of decent clay though.

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by williammimi70 » May 14th, '17, 01:55

steanze wrote:
williammimi70 wrote:
steanze wrote: Nice! Especially the Kangxi pot has a really beautiful shape and pattern.
Thank you it would be nice to find an antique yixing teapot if that shape
I will keep an eye out and let you know if I find one. I haven't seen many yixings with that shape, it won't be very easy. It will probably have to be ROC or older, as I don't remember seeing any during the Factory 1 years. You might be able to find a modern yixing with that shape made of decent clay though.
Thank you
I search the net last night and found a few of slightly similar shaped Yixing teapots of the Kangxi period , I am making enquiry about the cost , hopefully I can afford them :oops:

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by Bok » May 15th, '17, 02:34

Guys… do you see the pattern here?
If you want to find real vintage or even antique Chinese teaware, forget Asia head to Europe!
More specifically the ones with former Chinese colonial exploits or trading connections, e.g. UK, Netherlands etc.

In Asia you will mostly find fakes and if it is the real thing, you won’t be able to outbid the wealthy Chinese as they have a better cashflow :mrgreen: They are also much longer in the hunting game and probably ten steps ahead in finding the good stuff.

Found myself some nice little antique cups on the UK ebay while still there. Also more chance to stumble upon something of worth the seller might not be aware of.

Happy hunting!

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by jayinhk » May 15th, '17, 02:37

Bok wrote: Guys… do you see the pattern here?
If you want to find real vintage or even antique Chinese teaware, forget Asia head to Europe!
More specifically the ones with former Chinese colonial exploits or trading connections, e.g. UK, Netherlands etc.

In Asia you will mostly find fakes and if it is the real thing, you won’t be able to outbid the wealthy Chinese as they have a better cashflow :mrgreen: They are also much longer in the hunting game and probably ten steps ahead in finding the good stuff.

Found myself some nice little antique cups on the UK ebay while still there. Also more chance to stumble upon something of worth the seller might not be aware of.

Happy hunting!
I wish you hadn't posted that! Now there will be more competition on eBay! :lol:

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by Bok » May 15th, '17, 02:41

Used to browse portobello myself, not much but some shops have a little teapot here and there, definitely better chances of finding the real deal.

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Re: Went to London today!!!

by Bok » May 15th, '17, 02:43

jayinhk wrote:
Bok wrote: Guys… do you see the pattern here?
If you want to find real vintage or even antique Chinese teaware, forget Asia head to Europe!
More specifically the ones with former Chinese colonial exploits or trading connections, e.g. UK, Netherlands etc.

In Asia you will mostly find fakes and if it is the real thing, you won’t be able to outbid the wealthy Chinese as they have a better cashflow :mrgreen: They are also much longer in the hunting game and probably ten steps ahead in finding the good stuff.

Found myself some nice little antique cups on the UK ebay while still there. Also more chance to stumble upon something of worth the seller might not be aware of.

Happy hunting!
I wish you hadn't posted that! Now there will be more competition on eBay! :lol:
Sorry mate… but it seems that most teachatters are US-based anyways and I am not sure you can bid on those items/if the postage is makes it still worthwhile…

I’ll keep the other secrets to my/ourself :mrgreen:

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