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Handmade Jianshui Zitao Pottery Teapot – De Zhong

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Handmade Jianshui Zitao Pottery Teapot – De Zhong
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Summary
Material:

Jianshui Pottery

Origin:

Jianshui (建水) County, Yunnan Province, China

Maker:

Yu Ze

Craft:

100% Hand-made, so the body of the teapot may have handmade traces (Note: teapots of 100% hand-made can’t be exactly the same as shown on the picture. So it is normal that in a few cases the teapot may be very slightly different from that on the picture, however, the quality is always the same.)

Capacity:

200ml (6.8oz)

Dimensions:

4.9” W x 3.2” H (12.5cm x 8.2cm)

Usage:

Great for brewing Oolong Tea, Pu-erh Tea, Black Tea

Angel's Comment:

A unique bronze Jianshui Zitao teapot, simple in shape and good to use.

De Zhong teapot was created by Shao Daheng, a master of Zisha teapot in the Qing Dynasty, and is one of the classic Zisha teapot types that have been passed down to now. Its shape is inspired by an ancient percussion instrument -- "zhong", so the teapot body is mostly cylindrical, giving a sense of dignity and stability.

Zhong

Different from other TeaVivre's Jianshui Zitao Teapot, this De Zhong teapot has a bronze color because it is fired under weakly oxidizing conditions, which makes it look brighter and of a retro style.

dimension

Same as the Zisha and Nixing teapot, the new Jianshui teapot may lack of gloss, but it will become more and more shiny and metallic with our daily use and the nourishment of tea liquid.

Material

The clay of Jianshui Zitao comes from Wucai Mountain in Jianshui County, Yunnan. The common clays are purple, white, blue, yellow, and other colors. Jianshui pottery has the reputation of "hard as iron, bright as water, smooth as jade and sound like a chime". It contains high iron content, the made utensils have high hardness, and the texture is fine with metal-like texture. The making of Jianshui utensils pays attention to fine workmanship, especially decoration. It uses calligraphy engraving and colorful-mud inlaying as the main technology, integrating painting, calligraphy, engraving, inlay, and other decorative arts, which is extremely practical and ornamental.

Origin

Jianshui County is located in the eastern part of Yunnan Province. The terrain is high in the south and low in the north. The Wulao Peak in the south is the highest point with an elevation of 2515 meters. The discovery of the pottery balls and pottery net pendants dating back more than 3,500 years in the Yanzidong Neolithic Site in Jianshui County proves that Jianshui had primitive pottery craftsmanship as early as the Neolithic Age, and Jianshui ceramics sprouted in the late Neolithic Age.

History

Jianshui Zitao went through the Han, Tang and Song dynasties and grew up in the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. There is a saying of “Celadon famous in Song dynasty, blue and white porcelain famous in Ming dynasty and Zitao famous in late Qing dynasty”.

In 1921, Jianshui Zitao Pottery won the Fine Arts Award at the Panama International Fair.

In 1953, at the National Folk Arts and Crafts Exhibition held in Beijing, Jianshui Zitao Pottery was listed as one of China's four famous potteries by the Ministry of Culture.

In July 2016, the former AQSIQ approved the implementation of geographical indication product protection for "Jianshui Zitao Pottery".

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