Oct 4th, '17, 09:14
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Yixing Gaiwan Shop

by MengNing » Oct 4th, '17, 09:14

I am looking for traditional handmade Gaiwan‘s and hope you guys can refer a few websites or shops to me !

Most important for me is the quality even if it has a high price.

I would be happy about your answers.

Best regards
Meng Ning

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Oct 8th, '17, 11:28
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Re: Yixing Gaiwan Shop

by CheekyChipmunk » Oct 8th, '17, 11:28

MengNing wrote: I am looking for traditional handmade Gaiwan‘s and hope you guys can refer a few websites or shops to me !

Most important for me is the quality even if it has a high price.

I would be happy about your answers.

Best regards
Meng Ning
Hi Meng,

To my understanding, finding a high quality gaiwan made from good quality yixing clay is quite difficult. Again I may be wrong, but I don't think gaiwans were often made with clay. Generally speaking, 'traditional' gaiwans would be considered porcelain. You can get a decent quality porcelain gaiwan for a relatively small amount of money (compared to say a yixing pot). I do know that the odd lidded cup was made with yixing but again, finding a genuine article is not easy. I don't know of any websites that sell these. You can buy modern versions from say Yunnan Sourcing, but it will be with modern clay.

Hope this helps,

CC

Oct 8th, '17, 23:34
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Re: Yixing Gaiwan Shop

by steanze » Oct 8th, '17, 23:34

+1. I am not a fan of yixing gaiwans. Yixing teapots are often much better in terms of clay quality.

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