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by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

Mark-S Sadly this is one of the pitfalls of buying pots online. I’ve definitely made a few regrettable purchases. Your recent 70’s pot was a good find though. Might not be worth returning just to get under $100 back. Maybe test this out w/ tea before you make a decision. It’s possible it’ll make a ...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

@Mark-S

Too many crucial details wrong on this pot for it to be F1 imho. Clay, interior of lid, missing handle details on flat part and oddly too low on the pot. Overall shape and roughness of this pot points to another factory.
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

@Mark-S

Clay and craftsmanship looks similar to F2 but it could be a random 90’s factory. 4 examples of lids from F2 w/ darkest one being the closest resemblance to your clay. Lots of large mica chips and somewhat rough feeling clay.

Close up of my darker pot.
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

Mark-S A few things about this pot make me question it’s authenticity. Air vent, lid seal and lack of scalloped interior lid seem questionable. I think the smaller version of this pot doesn’t have same lid details as 250ml version though so take more photos and measure ml volume. $175 is good price...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

@bok Yes $500 is an unreasonable amount to pay for an 80’s pot but then again this isn’t a standard shui ping which means it should be priced differently. I found mine at a thrift store for $5 so I’d be less inclined to buy one for $500 but I believe a fair price can be found between the two. This 8...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:10 am
Chadrinkincat That wasn’t how I meant it. I don’t know the price paid, but I would think this periods’ pots still pop up reasonably often? Chen HY, essence of tea etc.
80’s stuff is readily available but this specific design is rarely offered unless your willing to pay $500 for the one at ZAG.
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

And look what I have bought 8-) Maybe, I bought this too quickly, but I did not want to miss this opportunity (again). The teapot was not cheap, and it looks different from the 70's and 80's versions I have seen so far. If it wasn’t cheap, it wasn’t an opportunity, was it? ;) Not all of us live in ...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

Chadrinkincat Thanks for the F1 catalogue pictures. They are very helpful! And look what I have bought 8-) Maybe, I bought this too quickly, but I did not want to miss this opportunity (again). The teapot was not cheap, and it looks different from the 70's and 80's versions I have seen so far. It i...
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

Mark-S I’ve got pictures of the F1 catalogues save on my phone for easy access. Much of it is available here too. https://www.teartchat.com/紫砂一廠壺型錄一/ That lid is different clay. Zini/qsn lid while the cup looks like neiziwailihong/zini coated red inside out or possibly hongni but seems less likely
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

@Mark-S

From F1 catalog.
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teas best suited for grandpa style
Replies: 46
Views: 1494

Re: Teas best suited for grandpa style

Baisao thanks, this is good information. I'll be sure to check out the two that you recommended. I wish vendors would offer more aged yancha than the newest harvests which aren't ready for drinking right away. 2009 TLH is a really nice older yancha and it’s not that expensive. https://www.wuyiorigi...
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teas best suited for grandpa style
Replies: 46
Views: 1494

Re: Teas best suited for grandpa style

It depends on the yancha. I find some of them too roasty when gongfued. For me those super roasted yancha are best aged/rested for at least 5yrs or consumed Chaozhou style in a 40ml yixing. Wow, 5 years is a long time to wait for Da Hong Pao. :o That's getting into puerh territory. From my experien...
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teas best suited for grandpa style
Replies: 46
Views: 1494

Re: Teas best suited for grandpa style

debunix by strip oolong I mean unrolled oolongs such as baozhong and yancha. One exception to this is dan cong...this kind of tea works best gongfu. You don’t think Yancha is suited for gongfu??? Seems a lot of the subtleties of a good Yancha would be lost and wasted if prepared grandpa style. It d...
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

.m. wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Youzi Is this a case of wind/flower glaze?
Image
Looks like a nzwh style coated plate with marks reminiscent of what you’d see from accidentally scraping a wall with the plastic the part of roller durning painting.
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 691
Views: 70664

Re: Yixing

Youzi, thanks! I totally forgot I asked you about that. So is the key characteristic the rough looking patch on the glaze? To be honest it's not that obvious. Try to find the wind glaze in the following two pictures. :D A great game :D (Pictures are not mine. One is my friend's teapot, and the othe...