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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by Chip » Dec 6th 10 12:19 am

edkrueger wrote:Ian, the images didn't work.
Images are working here.

Nice pick ups Ian.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by Elle » Dec 6th 10 4:58 am

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*comes out of lurk mode*

Not the best photo - I don't have good light anywhere handy.

Most of these are either yard sale, thrift store or craft fair finds.

From left to right:

* Teacup, blue-white porcelain, unknown origin but presumably Japanese. Peacock and flower design with gold accents.
* Cup and saucer, porcelain...very, very thin porcelain. Phoenix and vine/heart pattern, looks stamped, and you can't see it well but the handle is shaped like bamboo. Has a mark on the bottom, "Nippon" and two kanji that I haven't been able to ID. "Nippon" of course means Japan, but it also means that it was made for export between 1865-1921 - after 1921, US law changed such that all marks of origin had to be in English. This was a yardsale purchace, there is some fading of the design and a chip out of the bottom.
* (back) Red clay teapot: The not-really-yixing pot last seen here. I use it for oolong but I haven't bought any oolong lately.
* Teapot and cups, stoneware with a speckled glaze and bamboo pattern. "Made in Japan", currently my general-use pot after my prior one broke in transit when I moved this past summer. Thrift store purchase. Holds 3-4 cups.
* Mug, glazed brown clay, handmade, bought it at a craft fair from the scratch and dent shelf (the glaze on the bottom isn't perfect). It's plain-ish but I like it's simplicity and obvious handmade-ness, and it stays warm a long time.
* Blue-brown stoneware mug, nettle design - this came from a Renaissance faire I went to last year. Current personal favorite. (I wish I could remember the name of the studio - they were doing live demos at the Sterling Renaissance Faire in central NY, and I may need to replace this one eventually because there's a crack slowly forming in it.)
* Stoneware tea bowl: My newest acquisition. Bought it at an art festival yesterday, from a studio called 4th Box Pottery in Arizona. They had several nice mugs and tea bowls and some really cool and artsy teapots, though I wouldn't be able to afford any of them. Now I'm going to have to buy some matcha to christen it properly (though I've already drunk hoji-cha from it.
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by Chip » Dec 6th 10 5:13 am

Elle, thank you first of all for coming out of lurking!

And secondly thank you for sharing your teawares with us.

Now ... don't be a stranger! :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by debunix » Dec 6th 10 5:18 am

Nice & eclectic collection, beautiful things to increase your joy in taking your tea.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by Elle » Dec 6th 10 6:54 am

By the way, here are more pictures of the cup and saucer I posted at another site a couple years back: http://www.instappraisal.com/content/bl ... ern-nippon

Anyone able to translate the characters?

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by edkrueger » Dec 6th 10 4:10 pm

Chip wrote:
edkrueger wrote:Ian, the images didn't work.
Images are working here.

Nice pick ups Ian.
Oh, they are good now. I wonder why they didn't show earlier.

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by nrstooge » Dec 7th 10 2:13 am

Ok... I took pictures of my teapot collection... have more than I thought. Please bear in mind, some are almost 20 years old and have been moved/used alot. adding link.. also my other passion, knitting and my kitties are out there.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23437799@N04/?saved=1

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by olivierco » Dec 7th 10 11:55 am

I have just received a Japanese canister.
(bought it on ebay from Teachat member gingkoseto who also took the pictures).

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by Stentor » Dec 7th 10 11:57 am

This is incredible olivierco. Quite pricey, I assume?

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by Victoria » Dec 7th 10 4:51 pm

Oh very nice!!

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by olivierco » Dec 7th 10 5:16 pm

Stentor wrote:This is incredible olivierco. Quite pricey, I assume?
I hesitated buying this canister and a third kaikado canister (which I will sure buy eventually). They cost almost the same price (around 100€ shipping costs included, so not too pricey).

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by iannon » Dec 8th 10 12:52 am

And it shall be named....Cool Breeze!
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My first from Eiichi..the new generation of Deishi
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Why Cool Breeze you ask?
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The glaze work looks like a cool wind swept cloud
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Plus the towel that came with it was named that.... :lol:
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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by Victoria » Dec 8th 10 1:05 am

Cool. :)

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by Chip » Dec 8th 10 3:01 am

Thanks for sharing Elle, Olivier, and Ian! :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XV

by IPT » Dec 10th 10 6:10 pm

Here is my new cup by Bill at Splitfire Pottery! He made it for me. It holds about 100ml of tea. The shape is so perfectly designed for smelling the tea as well. I could not be happier. I absolutely love this cup! The glaze is really spectacular! I couldn't capture it properly with my camera. I've used this cup all day and am in love with it! Thank you Bill!
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