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Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by dim_aa » Feb 6th, '13, 15:47

Hello everybody,
I'm new to Yixing teapots. Please help me identify this pot which
I recently got in NYC Chinatown. Thanks
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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by dim_aa » Feb 6th, '13, 15:53

Here another one where I broke a lid :oops:
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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by bagua7 » Feb 6th, '13, 18:19

OK first try:

1. Zi ni
2. Qing Shui Ni

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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by gasninja » Feb 6th, '13, 22:01

I don't know if it's the photos or what but it looks like there is some really wierd texturing on the first pot.?

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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by edkrueger » Feb 6th, '13, 22:40

Maybe its best not to try to "identify" the clay of every teapot. Its not like some chunky teapots are going to be made of legendary clay anyway. The purple one is made of purple clay, the red one is made of red clay.

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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by tingjunkie » Feb 6th, '13, 23:06

I think what edkrueger meant to say was zi ni and hong ni, and welcome to the forum! :wink:

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Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by Exempt » Feb 7th, '13, 00:04

edkrueger wrote:The purple one is made of purple clay, the red one is made of red clay.

A very astute observation, haha

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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by bagua7 » Feb 7th, '13, 16:34

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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by edkrueger » Feb 7th, '13, 16:35

If I used Chinese terms few would have noticed and most would have thought I said something substantive.

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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by edkrueger » Feb 7th, '13, 16:41

bagua7 wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:I think what edkrueger meant to say was zi ni and hong ni


Yes, he is starting to "tickle me a bit." Let's give him some polish, hey? :P


I suspect Ting was reenforcing my point about clay naming.

But, yes welcome to the forum. I hope your future yixing hunts are more successful.

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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by tingjunkie » Feb 7th, '13, 17:53

I was actually saying, in my subtle way, be nicer to the new folks. We all started out as Yixing infants at some point. :wink:

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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by edkrueger » Feb 7th, '13, 18:42

Ting, I suspected you meant that too.

I still know very little about yixing clays. I did, however, "identify" the clay: the purple one is made of purple clay (zi ni), the red one is made of red clay (hong ni). I don't think there is much to identify as far as the clay goes.

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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by dim_aa » Feb 7th, '13, 21:16

Thanks everybody for your help.
Since I have paid only $18 for each teapot, I was not sure if they were made from real Yixing clay. And Edkrueger was right, they look like one purple and one red to me :lol: but I wanted to find out if there is something more to it :)

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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by dim_aa » Feb 7th, '13, 21:53

gasninja wrote:I don't know if it's the photos or what but it looks like there is some really wierd texturing on the first pot.?

It's the photos. I resized the pictures, that is why first pot looks weird.
Here are two close up shots with flash and without, and one inside shot.
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Re: Please help me identify these teapots' clay

by gasninja » Feb 8th, '13, 08:20

gasninja wrote:I don't know if it's the photos or what but it looks like there is some really wierd texturing on the first pot.?

I guess it was just the picture.

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