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Xiao Pan Yixing Zisha Teapot

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Xiao Pan Yixing Zisha Teapot
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Summary
Material:

Zhuni (朱泥)

Origin:

Yixing (宜兴), Jiangsu Province, China

Craft:

The body of the hand-made 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:

190ml (6.4oz)

Dimensions:

4.7” W x 3.1” H (12cm x 8cm)

Usage:

Great for brewing Oolong TeaPu-erh TeaBlack Tea

Angel's Comment:

A classic style of Yixing Teapot that is favoured by Yixing Teapot lovers.

During the late Qing Dynasty people would often travel to Yixing to order the crafting of teapots for special social events, with the most popular style at the time being the Pan style. This is a design originally ordered by the Pan family name, who had the habit of drinking tea each and every day.

Xiaopan Teapot Dimensions

Material

Because it is made from zhuni, this teapot is a rich red color with a slightly orange hue, and a smooth, soft surface. The style of the teapot is simple and understated, yet at the same time quaint and elegant; the material has a distinctive double-pore surface with tiny corrugations, allowing the teapot to both breathe and to hold in the fragrances and tastes of tea brewed with it.

Note: make sure to “preheat” or warm the teapot before using it to brew, by pouring warm water into and over it before the water for your tea. Zhuni does not react well to quick changes in temperature.

Maker

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.

Origin

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.

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