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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by bonjiri » Jun 27th 11 12:37 am

nice pots everyone !

cheers

a new summer chawan

chadamari view, using cool straw brush, quick motion and shiro geshou. white slip & seiji (celadon). reduction fired, w/ kerosene fueled kiln.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by debunix » Jun 27th 11 2:10 am

Surprise! Yesterday I was shooting some of my teaware again, and I was quite surprised to see that my Seong-il shino porcelain teapot

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has developed highly stained crackling

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after only about 4 sessions (and one overnight) with some Tie Guan Yin. I didn't realize this pot would be porous enough to do this, and certainly didn't expect it so quickly. Neat-o!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by debunix » Jun 27th 11 2:22 am

And another attempt to capture the glaze on very glossy black teabowls from Shawn McGuire

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by karmaplace » Jun 27th 11 3:51 am

The tea section of my shelves keep expanding to the point where everything non-tea will eventually be forced out.

Here are the completely tea-centric shelves:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by Drax » Jun 27th 11 11:15 am

debunix wrote:Surprise! Yesterday I was shooting some of my teaware again, and I was quite surprised to see that my Seong-il shino porcelain teapot has developed highly stained crackling
Wow... that staining gives it an even more amazing character. Awesome!

Nice collection, karma... great IceSplit, too! :D Be careful, though, two shelves will quickly become four, and so on...!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by IPT » Jun 27th 11 12:37 pm

karmaplace wrote:The tea section of my shelves keep expanding to the point where everything non-tea will eventually be forced out.
Here are the completely tea-centric shelves:
Nice collection. You will find that tea ware will soon take over!
Beware!!!!! :lol:

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by lkj23 » Jun 27th 11 6:55 pm

Nice crackling and nice tins, I sould buy some of this, my table of tea is a disaster.

Nice chawan cory, although I see very little

Yesterday I bought this teapot, I don´t know why, because I don´t need it. And one of my singing cup

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by IPT » Jun 28th 11 2:05 am

lkj23 wrote:Yesterday I bought this teapot, I don´t know why, because I don´t need it.
Of course you need it! He who dies with the most tea ware wins. :lol:

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by TIM » Jun 28th 11 2:14 am

tieguanyinfan wrote:
TIM wrote:
tieguanyinfan wrote:
TIM wrote:The first one is good sand Tieguany ~ T
Sorry I'm not quite up to par on the specifics of zisha, could you explain about the good sand?
zi = purple, sha = sand.
Sand is a better grade then clay = ni

Most of the yixing now-a-day is made of clay rather then sand. But vendors will still call it sha.

The darker one is a ni, not clay and it could be a Taiwanese or Chiu Chow wheel turned clay.
Ah I see. I guess it was a good thing to buy the other/last teapot (you can see it in the background). At first I was hesitant since it was covered in what seemed like 10 years of dust. It was pretty hard to scrub off the dust, did about 3-4 rounds of scrubbing.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by IPT » Jun 29th 11 12:29 am

I do not know why, but I love tea ware with advertising on it. Here are a few of my advertising tea ware. The quality is never very high, but luckily, they are generally free. :D
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by IPT » Jun 29th 11 12:31 am

Here are a few more pieces. The two glass brewers were made by Menghai (Dayi). The green one was for a golf tournament in Beijing and the Brown one was for Menghai's 66th anniversary. The two bottles held pills that were supposed to give you all the healing properties of tea. They tasted so vile!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by wyardley » Jun 30th 11 8:37 pm

I found a pewter tea boat in a style I've been looking for for quite a while on Taobao. It took quite a while to actually obtain it. Unfortunately, when it arrived, the thing was more damaged than the photos had made obvious. There were quite a few dents and leaks, and I found out later that there had been some bad JB-Weld style repairs done to it also.

Here are some of the original auction photos:

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On a recommendation from a friend, I tried taking it to a local silver shop (Vroman's Silver in Monrovia, California). The guy there was very helpful, though didn't realize at first that it needed to be water tight. They had to clean it in order to do the repairs, and they did quite a lot of work on truing the edges and repairing the bottom, as well as fixing all the leaks. The shop had the tea reservoir for a couple months, and I finally got it back recently. Will try to take some shots in better light if I get a chance.

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And some close-ups of some of the repairs:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by debunix » Jul 1st 11 12:46 am

Beautiful. The 'after' shots really show a lovely piece of teaware!

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVI

by IPT » Jul 1st 11 1:34 am

Wow! That is a gorgeous piece. It is too bad they had to clean it to repair it, but that could not be helped. That is a beautiful piece. I am jealous! Can you tell us how much it cost to repair it? If you do not wish to say here, could you PM me? I have quite a few pewter pieces I would like repaired and have had no luck finding someone good enough to do it here.

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by wyardley » Jul 1st 11 3:30 am

IPT wrote:Can you tell us how much it cost to repair it? If you do not wish to say here, could you PM me? I have quite a few pewter pieces I would like repaired and have had no luck finding someone good enough to do it here.
At the place here, it cost around $100. I think the guy would have charged me more if he realized how much work the repair was going to involve.

I know it's a little sad to lose the patina, but I'm actually kind of happy that it's clean for now -- and he can't get a clean surface to solder without

The center piece around the drain hole has been repaired multiple times already; I don't like that it's not more ornate around the hole, and the drain holes aren't perfectly even, but... that's how it goes.

The top and bottom pieces are of a softer, rougher pewter than the sides.