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do I have a fake teapot ?

by myav » Oct 8th 18 4:05 pm

Hello,

today I got a package with Tokoname Shudei Teapot Kyusu by Gisui from Japan.

I see a strange orange spot at the bottom. Is it normal ?

The teapot has pale yellow color and I think it should have the same color everywhere if it is not covered/painted :(
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Re: do I have a fake teapot ?

by carmeloneo » Oct 9th 18 2:14 am

it's not a handmade work. you can't say it's a fake one.

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Re: do I have a fake teapot ?

by Tea&Whisky » Oct 9th 18 12:51 pm

Looks like they missed a spot while glazing it.

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Re: do I have a fake teapot ?

by myav » Oct 9th 18 8:15 pm

I got the following answer from the seller:

"I guess it is a slip of red clay. Slip is used for joining 5 parts, body, handle, spout, lid and filter."

I'm afraid to use it :(

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Re: do I have a fake teapot ?

by lopin » Oct 11th 18 4:29 pm

myav wrote: I got the following answer from the seller:

"I guess it is a slip of red clay. Slip is used for joining 5 parts, body, handle, spout, lid and filter."

I'm afraid to use it :(
I understand that photos you have posted do not show glaze but just wet naked clay, right?
I would use it without hesitation.

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Re: do I have a fake teapot ?

by myav » Oct 11th 18 4:58 pm

lopin wrote: I understand that photos you have posted do not show glaze but just wet naked clay, right?
I would use it without hesitation.
Yes, you are right :) This is wet naked clay.

I already brewed a green Taiwanese tea in it and I got pretty pleasant results. It seems it works :)