Duan Ni (段泥 Duan Clay), Qing Shui Ni(清水泥Qing Shui Clay)
Width: 11 cm Height: 11 cm
According to Chinese ancient myths and legends, the God of Wealth is in charge of people’s wealth and treasure. Exquisitely formed in the common image of God of Wealth, this zisha tea pet can bring you delightfulness from the vivid and genial smile on the face. From observing, you’ll find a tiny hole under the white teeth of the God of Wealth, which will bubble when meeting hot water. The thick and large earlobe on his cheek means wisdom and good fortune in traditional Chinese culture. The God of Wealth holds a Yuan Bao (元宝 yuán bǎo) in his right hand and a scroll in his left, which engraved four Chinese characters: 招财进宝, meaning bringing in wealth and treasure.
Carrying auspicious and promising implication, this God of Wealth Zisha Tea Pet looks vivid and pleasant, and is also a great choice for decoration and appreciation.
Worshiped by Chinese people since ancient times, the God of Wealth is in charge of people’s wealth and treasure. He not only bears the people’s devout hope for peace and contentment, good fortune and affluent life, and also motivates people’s struggling spirit and ambitions.
Qing Shui Ni ( Qing Shui Clay): With high stability, appropriate viscosity and fine moldability, Qing Shui Clay (清水泥) is most used and popular with ancient potters. It is the pure clay without any mixing, usually mined from mid part of ore bed. After used and seasoned, the color of tea ware, made of Qing Shui Ni, will looks finer and milder, which brings out a delightful sense of quaintness.
Duan Ni ( Duan Clay): formulated by using various stones and minerals on the basis of Benshan green clay, producing various colors including beige, yellow, and green.
Origin place – Yixing
Yixing County, the Pottery Capital of China, has a very long history of pottery making for around 6500 years. Yixing boasts abundant resources of argil, tea, bamboo and charcoal, all of which build the important material resource basis for making pottery. Yixing Zisha products have been awarded many prizes both in home and abroad, some excellent works have been presented as national gifts in international communications.