Rightly so.MarshalN wrote:I don't even see the repair?
"Beauty mark" revealed.
Thanks! Many of these pots have been detailed earlier in this thread, though I have several new acquisitions which I'm falling behind in documenting.David R. wrote: Beautiful ! You have to tell us more about these pots sometime.
I always fancy these talented *Yixing teapot* photographerstingjunkie wrote:..
Thanks chrl42! I have to admit, I can't read the chops, so I don't know which pot you are referring to. I have four shui ping which are supposed to be from the 80's, but our local Yixing experts here in NYC have conflicting opinions on their authenticity. Whether or not they are the real deal or repros, the clay is great, and they all brew like champs, so I'm happy either way!chrl42 wrote:I always fancy these talented *Yixing teapot* photographerstingjunkie wrote:..
looks like 'Qing Yin Zhong Guo~' early-80's Shui Ping? nice one..I 'specially like Mo Lvni Shui Ping
He's talking about the one w/ 22 or 23 character seal, I think to the right of the flower in the shot where they're upside-down. These were pots commissioned by the CNNP (Xiamen Branch) and the front usually says "Qing Yin Zhongguo Wulong Cha" usually translated as something like "Please Drink Chinese Oolong Tea". There are also some tea boats and other accessories which go with them (and an earlier series of pots which just has text with the name for the CNNP Fujian Tea Export Co, Xiamen Branch in Chinese on the front with a standard 4 character Yixing Zhongguo seal).tingjunkie wrote:Thanks chrl42! I have to admit, I can't read the chops, so I don't know which pot you are referring to.chrl42 wrote: looks like 'Qing Yin Zhong Guo~' early-80's Shui Ping?
Similar clay and the same marking, but unlikely that they were made by the same person.chicagopotter wrote:Brandon -- is that from the same maker as tingjunkie's?
Looks like 荊溪南孟臣製 (jingxi nan mengchen zhi); a very common seal, like yixing zhongguo. Jingxi (Thorn creek?) refers to Yixing, and zhi is used in chops for 'made', as in so-and-so made. As Tim pointed out in the thread linked in the next paragraph, there is also a jingxi bei (north) seal, IIRC used by Factory #2.brandon wrote: Similar clay and the same marking, but unlikely that they were made by the same person.