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by Hmm
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3186
Views: 289637

Re: Yixing

Hmm You might be thinking of Xuanxue? There's been lots of attempts to unify, or at least find complimentary aspects, of different philosophies throughout history, some more successful than others. I don't know much about the details here so I'll listen to the natives,e.g. Youzi :) I'm just a Ruist...
by Hmm
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3186
Views: 289637

Re: Yixing

Actually I think Confucianism and Taoism did somewhat converge into a syncretistic philosophy during the Han dynasty. Both original philosophies were I think realist in outlook, that applied the many similar categorical concepts, often looking for the same end result (order), just some differences o...
by Hmm
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 34078

Re: The Porcelain Thread

There are four ownership marks on the plate. Normally, I don't like damaged things but that's okay for me. Now, that the website discussion.chinese-antique-porcelain.com is available again I'll ask there tomorrow and let you know what they think. Hmm Yes, the first photo is the canton plate. Thanks...
by Hmm
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 34078

Re: The Porcelain Thread

I think the first photo is the canton plate, right? That plate foot shows that it was probably using unfired blanks from previous periods that were still in stock from Jingdezhen, which is common. It has a slanted edge right? Both look like mid 19th century type oieces. Can't say anything about the ...
by Hmm
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 34078

Re: The Porcelain Thread

New beautiful plates for my teapots 8-) Unfortunately, the website discussion.chinese-antique-porcelain.com is down, so I cannot ask how old they are. My guess is that 3.jpg is from Song dynasty and the two others are from Qing dynasty, but I am not so sure about 2.jpg. ./download/file.php?id=5534 ...
by Hmm
Sun May 31, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yixing teapot - maintain temperature with surrounding water?
Replies: 23
Views: 2074

Re: Yixing teapot - maintain temperature with surrounding water?

I don't get this either. Won't the water cause more added mass, therefore allow easier transference of heat to warm up the cooling water mass? If you're constantly pouring out the cooling waste water, and then adding in fresh boiling water every steep, then I can see how that would help maintain tem...
by Hmm
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 34078

Re: The Porcelain Thread

Bok Yeah, that's what he said too. "The decoration is Japanese in style, and the foot rim seems to be straight up and rounded...still looking Japanese even without blue rings. Let's wait for someone else to confirm." If it would be from the West or Middle East it would be a disappointment, but Japa...
by Hmm
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 34078

Re: The Porcelain Thread

The first one I assumed might be Japanese. That's definitely not a Chinese pattern I've seen before.

The second one looks like it is Chinese, but I've never seen that particular pattern before either. Could be pretty old though.
by Hmm
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Yancha Vendors: Highest Grade vs Bang for Buck Vendor Recommendations
Replies: 83
Views: 8990

Re: Yancha Vendors: Highest Grade vs Bang for Buck Vendor Recommendations

Can someone make a comparison to e.g. wine? E.g. there's plenty of decent drinkable wines that cost anywhere from $12-15. you can spend e.g. $30, and you will get a better wine, but after that in my opinion you start rapidly getting diminishing returns. Where are the diminishing returns when it come...
by Hmm
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Song to Ming Dynasty pottery
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Song to Ming Dynasty pottery

I’ve noticed a couple western tea vendors are selling antique Chinese pottery from as far back as Song Dynasty but prices seem low. Is it actually possible to buy authentic 400-800yr old bowls, cups and plates for $100-300? Chadrinkincat I also looked at them recently and compared them with pieces ...
by Hmm
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Porcelain Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 34078

Re: The Porcelain Thread

I have got a question regarding vintage/old Chinese porcelain: What do you look for when buying porcelain? For example, I have seen a teapot on Chadrinkincat's Instagram page. He wrote that this would be a pre-CR teapot. This style is very common in Germany and does not seem to be linked to a speci...
by Hmm
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: How do you use this? (bag sealing clips)
Replies: 36
Views: 7253

Re: How do you use this? (bag sealing clips)

You can find non-branded versions on ebay for pretty cheap ($2 or so for a set of 8 of various sizes), although nothing less than 12cm. Just search something like "seal stick storage". Shipping is likely to take a month or two though.
by Hmm
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 52
Views: 6241

Re: Coronavirus

Well, We may as well talk about it. Its all over the news in the west. Id love to hear from people living abroad, as our news outlets are...questionable. Whats the word out there in the world. Ill admit, I am not ordering any tea until this gets resolved. It’s triple all over the News in Asia I can...
by Hmm
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 63
Views: 7627

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

In terms of Eastern philosophies, I suppose you can find making tea, etc. spiritual, as Chan Buddhist used to say that you could find enlightenment from even the most mundane tasks such as sweeping the floor everyday. Moreover, ritual could also be used to find the "way" in different philosophies su...
by Hmm
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disrespect your tea
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Re: Disrespect your tea

If one wants to get a lot from a tea, then one must commit to it, own enough of it to experience it, not just b e exposed to it. Hmm. Would you say that someone who has lots of experience with brewing decent but mediocre tea compared to something maybe Bok was trying to brew, would generally make b...