User avatar
Jan 15th 19 1:29 pm
Posts: 3
Joined: Jan 15th 19 12:46 pm

Is this yixing slipcast or not?

by Isarite » Jan 15th 19 1:29 pm

Hello, this is my first post here. Have been reading this forum for a while, and bought a yixing (this is my first one) from an antique shop online for cheap (~10$). I thought it looked pretty neat, so I bought it.
Image
I was pretty sure that this is slipcast pot, as indicated by lines in the front and the back.
ImageImage
Though the handle looks like it has been added later.
Image
Also the lid looks handmade, too
Image
Also, there are tooling marks on the inside that look pretty convincing. They go all the way up.
It is a pretty nice teapot nonetheless, absorbs a lot of flavor from my puerh, more than the unglazed thrown clay teacup I have, anyways.
Sorry for the image quality, I only have my phone and sunlight doesn't shine often in winter here.
Would really appreciate any opinion on this, thank you.

Jan 15th 19 7:45 pm
Posts: 21
Joined: Jul 22nd 18 10:59 pm

Re: Is this yixing slipcast or not?

by DailyTX » Jan 15th 19 7:45 pm

Hey there, I am relatively new to yixing too. I was looking into slipcast a few months ago, and the info I gathered are the following:
Look for a symmetrical line on the body of the teapot, some may include the handle.
In order to slipcast, they will need to grind the clay fine enough to slipcast and typically adding other bonding ingredients, so the teapot is less breathable.
Inside the teapot has no to minimal tool marks, and the stamp appears to be part of the slipcast rather than stamped after the teapot was form or when the clay was ready to make yixing zisha teapot

Here is the pot I posted
viewtopic.php?f=87&t=22941

User avatar
Jan 15th 19 8:57 pm
Posts: 3
Joined: Jan 15th 19 12:46 pm

Re: Is this yixing slipcast or not?

by Isarite » Jan 15th 19 8:57 pm

The inside. Didn't manage to capture it well.
Image
Image
I don't really have the experience to tell if the marks are faked or not.
Interestingly enough, the teapot doesn't have a filter.

Jan 18th 19 4:07 am
Posts: 177
Joined: Dec 2nd 10 3:53 am
Location: CA

Re: Is this yixing slipcast or not?

by Zared » Jan 18th 19 4:07 am

Looks like slipcast and dyed. I personally wouldn’t bother using it. Looks like the type of pot that will negatively impact tea.

User avatar
Jan 18th 19 9:14 am
Posts: 1555
Joined: Jul 21st 10 6:25 am
Location: Oz

Re: Is this yixing slipcast or not?

by bagua7 » Jan 18th 19 9:14 am

Plus that kind of shape only calls for trouble.

User avatar
Jan 18th 19 9:46 pm
Posts: 3
Joined: Jan 15th 19 12:46 pm

Re: Is this yixing slipcast or not?

by Isarite » Jan 18th 19 9:46 pm

Thanks! Guess I'll be using it for decoration.

Jan 20th 19 3:16 pm
Posts: 42
Joined: Sep 21st 18 6:29 am

Re: Is this yixing slipcast or not?

by carmeloneo » Jan 20th 19 3:16 pm

Isarite wrote: Hello, this is my first post here. Have been reading this forum for a while, and bought a yixing (this is my first one) from an antique shop online for cheap (~10$). I thought it looked pretty neat, so I bought it.
Image
I was pretty sure that this is slipcast pot, as indicated by lines in the front and the back.
ImageImage
Though the handle looks like it has been added later.
Image
Also the lid looks handmade, too
Image
Also, there are tooling marks on the inside that look pretty convincing. They go all the way up.
It is a pretty nice teapot nonetheless, absorbs a lot of flavor from my puerh, more than the unglazed thrown clay teacup I have, anyways.
Sorry for the image quality, I only have my phone and sunlight doesn't shine often in winter here.
Would really appreciate any opinion on this, thank you.
100%,don't use it.

Jan 22nd 19 2:11 pm
Posts: 90
Joined: Oct 24th 17 4:41 pm

Re: Is this yixing slipcast or not?

by 12Tea » Jan 22nd 19 2:11 pm

It's strange for an Yixing teapot not to have a filter. Yet, given this shape it's definitely not a common teapot. I would believe it to be handmade, but I don't trust the material based on the pics.

User avatar
Jan 23rd 19 6:04 am
Posts: 121
Joined: Jun 24th 11 7:25 am
Location: Slovakia, Hungary

Re: Is this yixing slipcast or not?

by TuoChaTea » Jan 23rd 19 6:04 am

I vote for slipcast decoration only teapot. Sorry