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Thrift store purchase

by Chuck50 » Feb 15th 19 7:46 pm

I bought a tea set at a thrift store for $10. The artwork on the teapot does not look very good to me. I am wondering if this was a worthwhile purchase or not. I am attaching photos of the tea set, the teapot, and the mark under the lid. Will anyone help me?
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Re: Thrift store purchase

by DailyTX » Feb 23rd 19 9:57 pm

Hey Chuck50, it would be helpful to post a photo of the dragon and the fish from the pot, a photo of the inside possibly with the filter. Also check to see if the cups have any marks, underneath the handle. I also bought a set that I have been searching on, it seems to boil down to craftsmanship, clay type, and the marker. For 10 dollars, that’s like 2 cups of coffee, I would say worth it, genuine or not. I don’t have any photos of my set, but I notice my set has a few marks. 4 cups with 2 different makers, and the teapot marker is also different from cup makers.

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Re: Thrift store purchase

by Zared » Feb 26th 19 10:55 pm

Does it brew well? That’s really all that matters with poorly made pots like this one. Looks to be a low end non factory pot.

Mar 1st 19 6:13 pm
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Re: Thrift store purchase

by DailyTX » Mar 1st 19 6:13 pm

Hey Zared and Chuck50, here are a couple photos of the lid, body, and the inside of the pot. There is a very visible dot that seems to be metal-like inside of the pot when I sand it off. If anyone know what that dot maybe, please let me know. I am planning to just use a dremel to sand it off eventually.
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Re: Thrift store purchase

by DailyTX » Mar 1st 19 6:15 pm

Here are a few photos on the maker's chop.
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Re: Thrift store purchase

by Teasenz » Mar 4th 19 3:54 pm

For 10 USD, it's hard to be a bad purchase, especially if it brews ok. If I look at the finishing it's not great craftsmanship, so most likely indeed a factory teapot.