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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by tingjunkie » Nov 23rd, '12, 09:37

Nice. Google translate turns jiang po ni into "downslope mud." Surely there must be a better translation?

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by bagua7 » Nov 23rd, '12, 18:26

Let's wait for chrl42 and see what he says as according to him this one is a rarity and discovered in the 90s by the side of one of Yixing's roads; I think he stated that once.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Drax » Nov 24th, '12, 18:19

I picked up two small pots recently, mostly because of the size, but also the price (which was cheap BEFORE the 20% discount they were running).

Here's a few shots of one:
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Pot from side.
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Here's the chop. It's an odd one, I'm not sure I have the direction right on this one; very little looked familiar on it.
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Chop.
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And a picture of the inside; scrape marks.
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Inside.
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Clay: no clue, looks like an attempt at a modern zhu ni?
Size: 90 mL
Year: most likely modern?
Walls: medium
Pour: 10 seconds
Source: Ching Ching Cha
Info: I have not decided on a tea pairing at this stage, I'll have to run it through some tests. I'm pretty sure the pot had been used before, as it has light staining.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Drax » Nov 24th, '12, 18:24

Here's the second pot:
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Pot from side.
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The chop:
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Chop.
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The inside:
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Inside.
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Clay: no clue. Generic zi sha? Seems a bit darker.
Size: 90 mL
Year: most likely modern?
Walls: medium
Pour: 7 seconds
Source: Ching Ching Cha
Info: As with the previous pot, have not decided on a tea pairing at the moment. This one seems new (or at least, unused), either that, or it hides its staining better. The lid is a little snug in one orientation, but otherwise it fits well.

Oh, and I forgot to mention, both pots have a 7-hole style filter.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by tingjunkie » Nov 25th, '12, 00:29

Nice Drax. The first pot looks like a natural for yancha. Let the testing begin!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by TIM » Nov 30th, '12, 11:13

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A very rare Grape Purple Sand. 1970's SP. 1st show by High Mountain Anxi Xiping Tikwanyin Yancha.

This yixing will eventually have a nice Montepulciano hue of patina. Cant wait! :wink:

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by ImmortaliTEA » Nov 30th, '12, 13:47

TIM wrote:Image
A very rare Grape Purple Sand. 1970's SP. 1st show by High Mountain Anxi Xiping Tikwanyin Yancha.

This yixing will eventually have a nice Montepulciano hue of patina. Cant wait! :wink:
OMG. That is a beautiful pot! I am very jealous and to me the more golden sand in my pots the better. Have never heard of Grape Purple Sand but I'd have to say its extremely impressive! Two questions: 1) Is that tea grown in Anxi or Wuyi Mountains? 2)What is the size and how are the firing levels and rounding ability (porousness) of that pot? Thanks Tim!

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by David R. » Dec 1st, '12, 04:53

So nice indeed !

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by needaTEAcher » Dec 1st, '12, 05:53

TIM wrote:Image
A very rare Grape Purple Sand. 1970's SP. 1st show by High Mountain Anxi Xiping Tikwanyin Yancha.

This yixing will eventually have a nice Montepulciano hue of patina. Cant wait! :wink:
Never heard of Grape Purple Sand. Very nice to see it! Where did you get this lovely little friend? (I have to admit....I want to eat it! :mrgreen: )

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Alex » Dec 1st, '12, 15:09

OMG that's a nice pot Tim.

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by TIM » Dec 1st, '12, 21:45

Thanks guys :) A cant wait to see the changes :lol:

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Maxwell2079 » Dec 1st, '12, 23:07

Way too cool Tim. :D

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by Alex » Dec 2nd, '12, 03:31

TIM wrote:Thanks guys :) A cant wait to see the changes :lol:

Can you post up another picture once the patina has built a up Tim? I'd love to see that pot again sometime :D

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by needaTEAcher » Dec 2nd, '12, 11:16

tingjunkie wrote:Nice. Google translate turns jiang po ni into "downslope mud." Surely there must be a better translation?
Babelcarp says it is zhuni from one of the early Huanglongshan mines, but that seems very wrong to me. My jiang po ni pot is a very pretty speckled pink color. I thought it was some kind of duanni blend at first. I'll post a photo eventually.....

Any awesome Chinese readers/writers/speakers who can step in and name that mud?

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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

by bagua7 » Dec 3rd, '12, 00:04

tingjunkie wrote:Nice. Google translate turns jiang po ni into "downslope mud." Surely there must be a better translation?
I think that's what it means. I came across this blog (in Chinese):

http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_5faff31a0100l17n.html

Translation:

http://tinyurl.com/d5x2ob6

Quoting that source:

My Huanglong Mountain ore Yixing ------ descending slope mud

"In the early 1990s Yixing government for launching the "Pottery Road" Dingshan to Yixing accidentally discovered pottery are road must pass through the Huanglong Mountain Qinglongshan kiss then hillside, in order to make the road down the sloping flat road construction began digging slope, inadvertently tap into a part of the Yixing ore, later named the descending slope mud.

The Cikuan mud burn the finished color and moisture, can also be called orange red mud, red in yellowed color performance is more fresh, live, the more prominent grainy, esthetically. Great shrinkage and deformation, and is not easy to produce, only fit to do the skit."


Note: It's not a perfect translation, sorry, but it does the job.

I suppose jiangpo ni only represents the name given to the ore after its accidental discovery during the construction of that road. It is not descriptive of the clay itself.

*More interesting info:

http://www.51pot.com/shop/muds-detail-y ... poni.shtml

Translation:

http://tinyurl.com/bvdsf3o

"Suitable for brewing: oolong tea raw tea (light roasted series) is especially good, especially good Tieguanyin (roasted or heavy roasted series), the Pu'er tea various series is especially good."

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