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Handmade Dragon Egg Yixing Zisha Teapot
Zi Ni (紫泥)
Yixing (宜兴), Jiangsu Province, China
4.9” W x 3.7” H (12.5cm x 9.5cm)
This Handmade Dragon Egg Teapot is round and cute, with elegant lotus pattern, which makes people love it.
Dragon Egg Teapot is one of the classic types of Zisha teapots. It is deeply loved by Zisha enthusiasts for its round and lovely shape. This teapot has a round body, smooth lines and the proportion of the spout and handle is very harmonious. The lotus on the surface adopts the decorative technique of mud painting, that is, it is painted on the body of the pot with Zisha clay. Through this way, the whole pattern has a certain thickness, increasing the three-dimensional sense and the beauty of flexibility.
Material – Zi Ni (紫泥)
Zi Ni is a classic and widely recognized Zisha clay on the market, refined from Zisha ore dug out of the mine of Huanglong, Yixing. This clay has a stable, mature color, a high iron content, and good breathability and structure. Along with this, it barely contracts when fired and molds easily, marking it as a good choice for large crafts and also the first choice of clay for many Zisha makers. Teapots made out of Zi Ni can easily maintain a lustrous shine, and are generally preferred for brewing light-roasted oolong or pu-erh teas.
The Maker - Sun Wen
Sun Wen is a young female potter born in Dingshu Village, Yixing in Jiangsu Province, an area famous for its pottery. Her parents are experienced craftsmen of the discipline, and served as inspiration for her interest in the art of Yixing purple clay from her childhood. She has always studied hard in order to improve and advance her own workmanship, eventually establishing a quaint, elegant style of her own, including words and pictures carved into the teapot to enhance its meaning.
Yixing County is known as the Pottery Capital of China for its extensive 6500-year history of the craft. The area boasts abundant resources of argil, tea, bamboo, and charcoal, each of which contributes an important base material for the making of pottery. Yixing Zisha products have earned countless prizes both at home in China as well as abroad, with a few exceptional works presented as national gifts during international diplomacy.