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Where should I buy authentic Yixing Clay Teaware?

by azteke » Jan 3rd 19 10:32 pm

I would be glad for every Info, every little feedback from you, before my first purchase, please help me out.

I do not need a vintage one, just one which is handmade, authentic and made from good quality clay, with care and talent.

Please also suggest a good sources where I can order from.

Thanks!

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Re: Where should I buy authentic Yixing Clay Teaware?

by FBee » Jan 9th 19 1:11 pm

For one, go by the price, anything under 100 USD is likely of questionable clay and surely not handmade.

Most Yixing pots, now and vintage are never fully handmade. Partially moulds are used. Fully handmade is either pre-Yixing factory 1 or modern, both are very very expensive. 500 minimum, if you can even get it, demand is high.

Anyways, you do not need fully handmade, standard part manual, part mould is perfectly fine.

Clay is more tricky. The good and pure clays mostly ran out a while ago, decades, or what is left is now scarce and usually made into premium priced pots. Most modern clay is a blend of one kind of clay or the other, sometimes not sure what exactly... so a tiny possible health risk.

Which is why many prefer to buy factory pots as the clay is mostly still pure. That does not have to be expensive, 90s pots can be affordable and even under 100-200 USD. A modern teapot of a good contemporary artist, Chinese, Japanese, Western or other won't be any less either, likely more. If you browse this or other forums there are quite a few reputable sources selling Yixing teaware, not to forget the tea swap section here...

Good luck with the hunt and be careful, it is addictive and does lead down the rabbit hole!

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Re: Where should I buy authentic Yixing Clay Teaware?

by SanzenOver » Jan 11th 19 5:20 am

You might check out Essence of Tea and Chanting Pines.

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Re: Where should I buy authentic Yixing Clay Teaware?

by bagua7 » Jan 15th 19 11:58 pm

Also:

This Malaysian seller (https://m.ebay.com/sch/hl800811/m.html? ... pg=&_from=)
Lukevecent eBay seller. Modern pots.
Chawang Shop

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Re: Where should I buy authentic Yixing Clay Teaware?

by jayinhk » Jan 16th 19 5:34 am

bagua7 wrote: Also:

This Malaysian seller (https://m.ebay.com/sch/hl800811/m.html? ... pg=&_from=)
Lukevecent eBay seller. Modern pots.
Chawang Shop
That Malaysian seller on eBay is selling fake Factory 1 stuff...

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Re: Where should I buy authentic Yixing Clay Teaware?

by Zared » Jan 16th 19 4:23 pm

jayinhk wrote:
bagua7 wrote: Also:

This Malaysian seller (https://m.ebay.com/sch/hl800811/m.html? ... pg=&_from=)
Lukevecent eBay seller. Modern pots.
Chawang Shop
That Malaysian seller on eBay is selling fake Factory 1 stuff...
Low quality knockoffs. The ball filter on this pot is atrocious.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chinese-Old-Yi ... nav=SEARCH

F1 never produced duanni that looks like this. Too many things wrong with this pot. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chinese-Yixing ... nav=SEARCH

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Re: Where should I buy authentic Yixing Clay Teaware?

by Zared » Jan 16th 19 4:40 pm

bagua7 wrote: Also:

This Malaysian seller (https://m.ebay.com/sch/hl800811/m.html? ... pg=&_from=)
Lukevecent eBay seller. Modern pots.
Chawang Shop
Their current selection doesn’t consist of anything I’d recommend to someone wanting decent clay/vintage but maybe their pots used to be better. Mind posting some pictures of pots you’ve purchased from this seller?