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Handmade Ru Yi Yixing Zisha Teapot

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Handmade Ru Yi Yixing Zisha Teapot
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Summary
Material:

Xiangpo Ni 降坡泥

Origin:

Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, China

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.)

Maker:

Sun Wen

Capacity:

220ml (7.4oz)

Dimensions:

4.7” W x 2.9” H (12cm x 7.5cm)

Usage:

Great for brewing Oolong TeaPu-erh TeaBlack Tea

Angel's Comment:

Excellent engraved paintings and words and round shape are very suitable for modern people's preferences, and the clay is rare, so it is worthy for collection.

Ru Yi Yixing Zisha Teapot is one of the classical style Zisha teapots. A circle contains a square is the feature of the body, which makes the pot dignified and beautiful. However, this Ru Yi teapot from Teavivre is slightly different from the traditional Ru Yi teapot. First, the body of this pot is rounder, like a bead. Second, the handle is drooping, so it is easy for us to use. Third, the spout is small and short, which pours water smoother and faster. Finally, the pot has no neck; the lid is used the embedded design; the button is a small bead.

Teapot Dimensions

Furthermore, on the surface of the body the “bamboo and bird” painting is carved by the maker, making the teapot vivid and interesting. On the other side of the pot it is carved the words “Qīng fēng jùn jié 清風峻節” , which refers that a person should be incorruptible, honest and noble.

Material

Xiang Po Ni: This clay was occasionally found in the early 90s when the Yixing government opened the “pottery capital road” from Dingshan to Yixing. This road must pass through the junction slope of Huanglong Mountain and Qinglong Mountain. In order to smooth the slope, the workers began to dig the slope and then found some Zisha raw ore, which was named “Xiangpo Ni” and also names “Gangpo Ni” by local people.
“Xiangpo Ni” was discovered by accident and its stock is scarce. The characteristics are: light brown in the primary color, after firing turning to red with yellow, fresh color with obvious granular sensation, after seasoning the surface becoming “oil and wax”. It is a good variety of Zisha clay.

The Maker - Sun Wen

The maker of this teapot is Sun Wen who is a young female potter. She was born in Dingshu Village, Yixing, Jiangsu which is famous for pottery. Influenced by her parents, who were both potters, Sun was interested in Yixing purple clay form her childhood. She likes innovation and always studies hard to constantly improve her own craftsmanship. With time goes by, Sun has developed a distinctive style, the teapots made by her always look quaint, elegant and tasteful.

Origin

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.

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