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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by ganze » Jan 2nd 15 10:16 pm

Hello there. I'm a tea novice, and I'm new to this (very informative!) forum. This might be the dumbest question in the world, but can someone tell me if this is a tea cup? (see picture in the attachment)

I'm planning to use it as my teacup, I'd like to know if it was 'born' as a teacup. It's quite small btw, with a 2.4" diameter.
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by theroots » Jan 2nd 15 10:51 pm

That's quite possible. Since it seems to be japanese it could be a sake cup as well so it's hard to say. Nevertheless a really nice cup! :wink:

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by BW85 » Sep 27th 15 12:28 am

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ROC? or later? I don't know, do any of you?

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by Drax » Sep 27th 15 11:03 am

Nope, but I love the look.... great thinness, too!

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by kuánglóng » Sep 27th 15 10:48 pm

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ROC? or later? I don't know, do any of you?
No idea as to the age of that lovely piece, but if it were mine, I'd probably keep it out of my reach :mrgreen:

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by BW85 » Sep 28th 15 3:10 am

kuánglóng wrote:
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ROC? or later? I don't know, do any of you?
No idea as to the age of that lovely piece, but if it were mine, I'd probably keep it out of my reach :mrgreen:
Yes, it feels very fragile in the hand. I haven't been using it as a decanting vessel, but for drinking directly out of with a few leaves

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by kuánglóng » Sep 28th 15 10:02 am

Enjoy it as long as you can.
Last week I noticed a missing bit on the lower rim of the lid of one of my favorite Yixing pots. It must have broken off during my last session with that pot even though I'm usually pretty careful with my tea ware. At least there's hope that it got stuck in the leaves and didn't end up in someones body. Oh well ...

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by kuánglóng » Oct 22nd 15 9:50 am

I got 6 of these cups last week; nothing too special but I'm really happy with my purchase. They hold about 60ml each; the bottom part of the cups is pretty heavy.
The blue cup on the right is from another set I picked up in a tibetan thrift store in Boudhanath/Nepal many years ago. I've recently seen one of those cups (same cup, same seal) in an auction somewhere. Those guys were asking serious money for it. I rather don't tell the buyer what I paid for my set :lol:
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(Gotta recharge the battery of my smaller camera to snap an image of the seal.)
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by debunix » Oct 22nd 15 3:38 pm

Sweet dragons, very nice.

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by kuánglóng » Oct 22nd 15 4:17 pm

debunix wrote:Sweet dragons, very nice.
Thanks, debunix. I have to take care not to start collecting dragon themed teaware seriously; got way too much stuff already but resistance isn't my strongest suit ...

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by oolongtimenosee » Nov 22nd 15 8:02 am

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Just purchased an old "yixing" "zisha" pot from a vender who claims it was made in the 70s in China. Anyone with experience with yixing who can confirm or refute? If yes, does anyone know anything about the production of these pots at that time, clay used, method, quality? Cheers
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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by oolongtimenosee » Nov 22nd 15 8:06 am

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by xiaobai » Nov 22nd 15 11:15 am

hmmmm... During the 1970s, to the best of my knowledge, Factory 1 (the only maker operating at the time by government-imposed collectivization of the pottery industry in Yixing) did not use for Shui Pings that type of clay, which looks to me like duan ni. In the 1970s, F1 used only red clay and some types of zini, which are darker in color.

Most likely, this pot was made most during the 90s or later but it is hard to tell who was the maker because during that period the situation was rather chaotic.

Hope that helps...! :)

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by oolongtimenosee » Nov 22nd 15 4:51 pm

Thanks for the reply! Interesting, so yixing pots were only being manufactured in browns and reds at that time? Was that only during the cultural revolution or was that from collectivization until Deng's reforms? Can the style of carving help to narrow down the possible date of manufacture as well?

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Re: Antique/Vintage Tea and Tea Ware

by kyarazen » Nov 22nd 15 5:52 pm

oolongtimenosee wrote:Thanks for the reply! Interesting, so yixing pots were only being manufactured in browns and reds at that time? Was that only during the cultural revolution or was that from collectivization until Deng's reforms? Can the style of carving help to narrow down the possible date of manufacture as well?
the manufacture of these pots are after the 90s~~... based on the material, workmanship