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If teapot really thin is it slipcast or not authentic?

by foob » Oct 7th 20 4:45 am

Got a pot that's really thin and light compared to typical yixing teapots. Described as "egg-shell" by seller.

I'm sure human hands can make very thin walled pots, but is that ever done for yixing teapots?

I would describe the thickness at half of typical yixing teapots. Possibly 2mm.

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Re: If teapot really thin is it slipcast or not authentic?

by SmallSmallTea » Oct 13th 20 1:38 am

I once purchased an extremely thin-walled fully handmade Gong Chun but it leaks at its "wrinkles". Merchant checked with the artist and had to return it. Most of my other thin-walled pots are slipcast or semi-handmade "plain" design ones.