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by nohwonder
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 89549

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Baisao wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:26 pm
Victoria, you nailed it. I see ko on your example but the first example simply does not look like ko. Maybe he was writing like my son does that day. 😉
My picture is also terrible :lol:
Thanks for the help!
by nohwonder
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 89549

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Baisao wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:40 pm

I’m unfamiliar with these two potters but I do not see the character for the diminutive “ko”.
Here's an example of a Kohokujo pot with a mark that looks similar to me: https://www.artisticnippon.com/product/ ... apot5.html
by nohwonder
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 418
Views: 89549

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Recently bought a Kysusu that's supposed to be by Hokujo, but the mark appears to be Kohokujo's to me. Can anyone verify?

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by nohwonder
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Gaiwan
Replies: 68
Views: 9036

Re: Gaiwan

My favorite gaiwan is from The Tea Gallery, which has closed. It's eggshell thin and a dream to use; however, I worry about the day will come that it breaks. What are people's recommendations for thin gaiwan with flared lips to minimize finger-burning? I haven't used them but these gaiwans look pre...
by nohwonder
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

nohwonder That’s a bummer to hear about damaged handle. The same thing happened with a pot I bought from them. Imho $280 is kinda a lot for a small green label zini sp. Id recommend waiting for them to restock more early and mid-70’s hongni pots ($500ish) instead of getting another green label repl...
by nohwonder
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

nohwonder That’s a bummer to hear about damaged handle. The same thing happened with a pot I bought from them. Imho $280 is kinda a lot for a small green label zini sp. Id recommend waiting for them to restock more early and mid-70’s hongni pots ($500ish) instead of getting another green label repl...
by nohwonder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

nohwonder I concur with Bok, playing the return game is risky. Price reduction would be ideal. Having recently experienced a major international return hassle, I strongly discourage this course of action. It sounds like you have some good plans anyway. Also, with these old pots, they still consider...
by nohwonder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

nohwonder I concur with Bok, playing the return game is risky. Price reduction would be ideal. Having recently experienced a major international return hassle, I strongly discourage this course of action. It sounds like you have some good plans anyway. Also, with these old pots, they still consider...
by nohwonder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

nohwonder Definitely a discouraging situation, but hope is not lost. My communications with ZAG were extensive, I have a feeling they will be sympathetic. We take a risk, and are at a major disadvantage not being able to examine the pot in person. Pictures tend to gloss over imperfections, and not ...
by nohwonder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

Yeah, a partial refund is what I'm hoping for, returning it would be a hassle and it still seems like a totally functional pot. Do you have any recommendations for how I might go about adding a metal ring like you mentioned? Depends on how handy you are with crafts 8-) I'd find a thin sheet of nice...
by nohwonder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

The chip that the crack appears to have developed from was definitely visible in the original sale pictures, I just didn't see it originally. My guess is that the crack developed in shipment, but still the pot shouldn't have been labeled as "perfect" with a chip like that in my opinion. I think it'...
by nohwonder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

That said it looks like a typical crack that happens from carelessly putting down the pot on a tea boat... seen these a lot. Have a lot of them as well. This position looks reasonably safe for future use in terms of stability. I’d check the original sale pictures closely if it was there before. Hid...
by nohwonder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

Here are the photos. I’ll send them an email and see what they say.
by nohwonder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

Two questions in mind: 1. Was the crack / chip mentioned in the description at ZAG webpage? 2. Can you put up a close up photo of the crack? Cheers!! Nope, they described it as "perfect". Here's the page: http://zishaartgallery.com/product/%e7%b4%ab%e7%a0%82%e6%b0%b4%e5%b9%b3%e5%a3%b6-za0065/ I'll ...
by nohwonder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3302
Views: 319986

Re: Yixing

So I ordered a pot from Zisha Art Gallery. In this picture you can see a chip in the handle, which I assumed was the extent of the damage. http://zishaartgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/IMG_7165.jpg However, it just arrived, and that chip is actually a crack that runs all the way through the ...