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Re: On hoarding teaware…

by jayinhk » Feb 14th 17 3:14 am

Bok wrote:On the subject, head over to teaism’s instagram, just posted a friends collection… h u g e !
A real shame to see them crowded like this, one can neither appreciate the workmanship nor are the majority of them ever going to see real use.

Makes me think, there must be the perfect teapot for each and every tea aficionado among us, they are just like money, unequally distributed :mrgreen:
People don't live forever...when you pass, your collection goes onto other people (or museums)!

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Re: On hoarding teaware…

by ethan » Feb 14th 17 6:03 am

jayinhk wrote:
Bok wrote:On the subject, head over to teaism’s instagram, just posted a friends collection… h u g e !
they are just like money, unequally distributed :mrgreen:
People don't live forever...when you pass, your collection goes onto other people (or museums)!
Jay, that is in an ideal world. Estates are often handled by executors who are already suffering from maladies & senility, not fit for the task at hand.

The middle 2 of my parents' 6 children were appointed as executors. Of my father's collection of 5000 books, about 4900 were moved from one storage spot to another & eventually ruined by flooding; first editions were given to doctors & nurses liked by my executor/siblings for common sympathy; ...Our oldest brother was drooling over the collection of fountain pens & was allowed to take all of them. (He's a junkie & the obvious mentality connected to how he is & his feelings about the pens was ignored. Within 6 months all but 2 of the special pens were gone. Seeing what was happening, I confronted him & took 1 w/ his approval.) Special woodworking tools also ended up in a flooded cellar & are now ruined. $20,000 went to grandchildren (more would have if I did not stop this distribution which was not in the will).

Anyway you get my point. Most teapots are not beautiful sitting inside a display case. I think I should start an adopt a pot foundation. I'll be soliticing donations when I do. Cheers

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Re: On hoarding teaware…

by Bok » Feb 14th 17 6:26 am

jayinhk wrote:
Bok wrote:On the subject, head over to teaism’s instagram, just posted a friends collection… h u g e !
A real shame to see them crowded like this, one can neither appreciate the workmanship nor are the majority of them ever going to see real use.

Makes me think, there must be the perfect teapot for each and every tea aficionado among us, they are just like money, unequally distributed :mrgreen:
People don't live forever...when you pass, your collection goes onto other people (or museums)!
My point was that a teapot on display is a dead one, void of its only purpose really. The saddest pots must be the ones in the museums, barely ever even allowed to be touched. Unless they are timeless archeological frail artifacts, that is different…

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Re: On hoarding teaware…

by jayinhk » Feb 14th 17 8:42 am

Bok wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
Bok wrote:On the subject, head over to teaism’s instagram, just posted a friends collection… h u g e !
A real shame to see them crowded like this, one can neither appreciate the workmanship nor are the majority of them ever going to see real use.

Makes me think, there must be the perfect teapot for each and every tea aficionado among us, they are just like money, unequally distributed :mrgreen:
People don't live forever...when you pass, your collection goes onto other people (or museums)!
My point was that a teapot on display is a dead one, void of its only purpose really. The saddest pots must be the ones in the museums, barely ever even allowed to be touched. Unless they are timeless archeological frail artifacts, that is different…
Or it could be argued the ones that are squirreled away will get enjoyed later! I've lucked upon a few of those in the last year and they do get use. I do have a few put away, unused, for later sale, but they will get used (eventually) at some point!

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Re: On hoarding teaware…

by kyarazen » Feb 14th 17 9:04 am

Bok wrote: My point was that a teapot on display is a dead one, void of its only purpose really. The saddest pots must be the ones in the museums, barely ever even allowed to be touched. Unless they are timeless archeological frail artifacts, that is different…
usually pots that make it into museums have gone through the graveyard or the shipwrecks... so the use.. may be subjective to individual preference.. especially shipwrecked zisha.. the clay composition has been chemically altered... >.<~

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Re: On hoarding teaware…

by jayinhk » Feb 14th 17 9:57 am

There's lots in museum collections that ARE usable, though, but they're so historically and monetarily valuable that you don't really want some dudes in KL drinking shu pu out of them while smoking cigarettes when they are symbolic representations of past craftsmanship that may be the last of their kind. All it takes is one slip and crack, ruined forever. There are plenty of newer pots around for people who actually want to drink tea!

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Re: On hoarding teaware…

by kyarazen » Feb 14th 17 2:33 pm

jayinhk wrote:There's lots in museum collections that ARE usable, though, but they're so historically and monetarily valuable that you don't really want some dudes in KL drinking shu pu out of them while smoking cigarettes when they are symbolic representations of past craftsmanship that may be the last of their kind. All it takes is one slip and crack, ruined forever. There are plenty of newer pots around for people who actually want to drink tea!
thats very good to hear, a nice abundance of good condition pots is good news :D

and like mentioned.. the usage is always subjective

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by jayinhk » Feb 14th 17 4:37 pm

kyarazen wrote:
jayinhk wrote:There's lots in museum collections that ARE usable, though, but they're so historically and monetarily valuable that you don't really want some dudes in KL drinking shu pu out of them while smoking cigarettes when they are symbolic representations of past craftsmanship that may be the last of their kind. All it takes is one slip and crack, ruined forever. There are plenty of newer pots around for people who actually want to drink tea!
thats very good to hear, a nice abundance of good condition pots is good news :D

and like mentioned.. the usage is always subjective
I was thinking of collections in HK and Taiwan :) I've checked out KS Lo's collection here before, but I was 13! About time I look again :) Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people have got to see his collection here.

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Re: On hoarding teaware…

by williammimi70 » Apr 9th 17 7:27 am

I am falling into the category of what you may call pathological hoarding :D .
A few teapots that I have hoarded
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