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Flea market find! Help reading the stamps?! Real or fake?!

by jmichaud792 » Aug 17th 20 1:58 am

I found this gorgeous pot for $15 at a flea market today! Can anyone identify the marks???

The spout is broken but it's a clean break. Also, there is no lid. However, the relief is absolutely beautiful regardless if real or fake. There is some dirt inside. It looks like some fool may have been using it for a plant.

The two stamps were what made me think this may be a handmade piece. The spout had been glued back on, I took it home, gave it a gentle warm rinse, whatever glue was used dissolved and the piece came off gently in my hand. I'm hoping there may be a way to get it professionally repaired if I find this to be genuine and deem it worthy.

If it's real, I'd also love advice on whether there are people who make replacement lids for yixing pots specifically? Also, what's the safest way to clean and prepare for future use???

Thank you!
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Re: Flea market find! Help reading the stamps?! Real or fake?!

by jmichaud792 » Aug 17th 20 7:00 pm

Also, I've reached out to someone by the name of Gen Saratani to inquire about kintsugi. The artist is basee out of New York so I'm expecting an astronomical quote. If anyone has names of other folks, please pass them along. I've attached some more pics.
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Re: Flea market find! Help reading the stamps?! Real or fake?!

by FBee » Aug 18th 20 6:11 am

Real tourist teapot :lol:

Not handmade, chop or not has nothing to do with it.

I wouldn't spent any money on a replacement lid, will very likely be multiple times more than what the pot is worth... If anything try your luck with more flea market finds, one of them might fit.

Give it a deep clean to see what comes out under all the dirt.

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Re: Flea market find! Help reading the stamps?! Real or fake?!

by jmichaud792 » Aug 18th 20 2:17 pm

FBee wrote: Real tourist teapot :lol:

Not handmade, chop or not has nothing to do with it.

I wouldn't spent any money on a replacement lid, will very likely be multiple times more than what the pot is worth... If anything try your luck with more flea market finds, one of them might fit.

Give it a deep clean to see what comes out under all the dirt.

Thank you! I knew it was a possibility! As least it didn’t put me out enough money that I have any regrets about giving it a shot!

It’s the second one in a week I’ve stumbled upon so I’m optimistic I’ll find something legit in time.

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Re: Flea market find! Help reading the stamps?! Real or fake?!

by bagua7 » Aug 27th 20 6:46 am

Rubbish pot. Not good for drinking tea.

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Re: Flea market find! Help reading the stamps?! Real or fake?!

by bagua7 » Aug 27th 20 6:47 am

Rubbish pot. Not good for drinking tea.