Handmade Qinzhou Nixing Pottery Teapot Qinquan

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Handmade Qinzhou Nixing Pottery Teapot Qinquan

Ni Xing Pottery (坭兴陶)


Qinzhou, Guangxi, China


Huang Kairi


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.)


370 ml (12.5oz)


5.3” W x 3.8” H (13.5cm x 9.8cm)


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


in the kilning change process of making the Qinzhou Nixing pottery, there is probable unforseen color change exist.

Angel's Comment:

Without any decoration, this teapot interprets the real charm of Nixing pottery with a simple shape.

Whether it is a Nixing teapot or a Zisha teapot, many of their modeling ideas come from our daily life. The teapot maker got inspiration from life and then extracted the shape of a teapot. Qinquan teapot is one of the typical representatives, its appearance comes from the very common weighing tool, which is called "quan" (权) in ancient China. The reason why the character "Qin" (秦) is added in front is because Emperor Qin Shihuang unified the weights and measures, so that the weighing tool is based on the " weight " of Qin Dynasty, therefore people call it "Qinquan".


Inspiration of Qinquan Teapot: weight

The shape of Qinquan teapot gives us a sense of stability. Its lid is like an “arch bridge”, which is very similar to the part on the top of the weight. The line of the teapot body is concise and plump, giving a sense of simplicity and calmness.


It has a dragon-shaped handle. It’s known to all that dragon has a very special meaning in traditional Chinese culture and it is a symbol of auspiciousness.

Material – Qinzhou Nixing Pottery

Qinzhou Nixing Pottery, together with Yixing Zisha Clay, Yunnan Jianshui Pottery, Sichuan Rongchang Pottery, are the four most famous Pottery in China. The clay is mixed with pottery unique to the eastern and western Qingjiang River. As the Nixing Pottery is buried deeply in the Mountainside stratum, it is pure natural, environment protecting, and including kinds of micro elements such as Fe, Zn, Ca, Se etc. that are good for our health.

In 2008, the craft of Guangxi Qinzhou Nixing Pottery was approved as national intangible cultural heritage by the State Council.

The unique characteristic of natural double porosity structure of air permeable but water impermeable makes the teapot full of oxygen molecule which is good for long time storage of tea and food.

Material Nixing

Eastern Pottery / Dong Ni is soft which Western Pottery / Xi Ni is hard. They are usually mixed with the ratio of 60% Eastern Pottery and 40% Western Pottery to support each other, thus making the teapot high quality.

The Maker – Huang Kairi

Huang Kairi was born in Hengxian, Guangxi in 1988. He graduated from Guangxi Qinzhou University in 2012 with a major in modern ceramic art and decorative sculpture design. Now, he is known as the "National Ceramic Industry Technical Expert" and the "Ceramic Art Master of Qinzhou", his works have won awards in various competitions, and are loved by many ceramic lovers.

Huang Kairi


Qinzhou is a prefecture-level city of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and is located in southwestern China. Nixing Pottery in Qinzhou has been regarded as one of the most ethnic characteristics local specialties. As the traditional art, Qinzhou Nixing pottery is more than 1,300 years history. According to historical records: the Qinzhou pottery is invented before Tang Dynasty and becoming refinement in Tang Dynasty. To the Qing Dynasty Xianfeng years, Qinzhou pottery is prosperous, and is widely used.

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