Oct 4th 17 1:14 pm
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Yixing Gaiwan Shop

by MengNing » Oct 4th 17 1:14 pm

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 3:28 pm
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Re: Yixing Gaiwan Shop

by CheekyChipmunk » Oct 8th 17 3:28 pm

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,

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Oct 9th 17 3:34 am
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Re: Yixing Gaiwan Shop

by steanze » Oct 9th 17 3:34 am

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