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Help With my Yixing

by Puerboy » Jan 2nd 23 8:35 am

A friend recently bought me a Yixing tea pot from a reputable tea shop in Vancouver but when he presented it to me I instantly felt like something was off about it. I consulted a group on Reddit about this and a few people assured me it was a horrible fake and should be returned. I just wanted to double check here with everyone as well for some added information for when we return it. It was $250 and the owner gave my friend (who knows nothing about tea) very little information about it. Thank you so much! Images attached - https://www.reddit.com/r/tea/comments/1 ... ame=iossmf

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Re: Help With my Yixing

by Bok » Jan 4th 23 4:56 am

It's a 1980s green label Neizhiwaihong from Yixing factory one. From Chinese Teashop? While they do have some dodgy pot deals going on, this one seems not one of them, albeit a bit expensive for what it is...

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Re: Help With my Yixing

by FBee » Jan 4th 23 4:59 am

Puerboy wrote: A friend recently bought me a Yixing tea pot from a reputable tea shop in Vancouver but when he presented it to me I instantly felt like something was off about it. I consulted a group on Reddit about this and a few people assured me it was a horrible fake and should be returned. I just wanted to double check here with everyone as well for some added information for when we return it. It was $250 and the owner gave my friend (who knows nothing about tea) very little information about it. Thank you so much! Images attached - https://www.reddit.com/r/tea/comments/1 ... ame=iossmf
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While Chinese Teashop is not always trustworthy, this pot is outside Hongni coated Zini from the 1980s period from Yixing factory 1.

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Re: Help With my Yixing

by Teasenz » Jan 31st 23 8:49 pm

I don't see any scrape marks on the bottom, which indicates it wasn't handmade. The surface of the clay doesn't look good. And the inside filter made from metal is very weird.
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Re: Help With my Yixing

by FBee » Feb 2nd 23 4:45 am

Teasenz wrote: I don't see any scrape marks on the bottom, which indicates it wasn't handmade. The surface of the clay doesn't look good. And the inside filter made from metal is very weird.
I wouldn't expect scrape marks of a factory pot as those were mould-assisted half hand built. Seal is from the 1980s. Just pricey for what it is.