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by tingjunkie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

I ran the first two pots past Dr. Lu's facebook group. Pot #1 is authentic 70's F1. Pot #2 is likely a 2000's repro ordered for the Taiwanese market.
by tingjunkie
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Pot #9: 95-100ml Rou Bing. Long lid skirt with engraving on it. No idea what it says. If anyone wants to translate, I can take better photos. Real or not, the clay performs quite well. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/891/27913268397_8feb5b094e_c.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1744/41881194065_15969...
by tingjunkie
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Where are the other Factories?
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: Where are the other Factories?

.m. wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:28 pm
i think they produced other things, like plant pots. no teapots.
That's my understanding, too.
by tingjunkie
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Pots 7 & 8: 40ml each.

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by tingjunkie
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

I'm really enjoying how some pots are getting varied opinions on their authenticity. I hope Dr. Lu or another expert might swoop in and give us some definitive answers. :mrgreen:
by tingjunkie
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:47 pm

#5 air hole is goofy, inside and bottom odd too.
My best guess is that this was a private workshop pot from around '93 for export to Taiwan. Does that sound right to you? Did Factory 2-5 ever use the 6 character Mengchen seal?
by tingjunkie
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

60's pot with 73 stamped in lid sounds highly unlikely. Everything I've read indicates that numbers didn't appear until green label and that they aren't related to cup size. This pot looks like 80's. Sorry, I corrected my above post, it was a 79. But that doesn't change your point. Do you know if t...
by tingjunkie
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Pot #6: 130ml Nei Zi Wai Hong with tray and cups. I'm very interested to hear opinions/info on this one. My understanding is that the Nei Zi Wai Hong pots of the 70's onward usually had a cup size stamp inside the lid. I used to own a 130ml NZWH pot from the 1960's that had a 79 inside the lid, whic...
by tingjunkie
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Plenty of shui pings... Pot #5: 95ml Hongni https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1748/28908414228_7bb31b6e6d_c.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1739/27913304147_11668fb6be_c.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1749/27913302677_ab84002e02_c.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/900/42782541201_8911d4954c_c.jpg
by tingjunkie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Very different clay used on those, compared to mine. Looks like nice clay, nonetheless.
by tingjunkie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

.m. wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Yes, orchid. The other three are plum blossom, bamboo and chrysanthemum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Gentlemen).
Thanks! Mine is the first Ive seen that has the extra items below the orchid. I'm guessing it's supposed to be rocks and grass?
by tingjunkie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Pot #4: 90ml Can anyone confirm which plant the engraving is supposed to be? An orchid? https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/896/42732212702_3bdc2630f6_c.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1742/42732213852_6bf44524c6_c.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1756/42732216242_9b1ff06288_c.jpg https://c1.staticflic...
by tingjunkie
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Clay properties of different periods
Replies: 45
Views: 2647

Re: Clay properties of different periods

Billy Moods' article here is a classic source of information on Yixing for the English speaking world. The entire thing is worth reading, but in particular the two sections "THE ZISHA PARTICLES" and "PROCESSING OF ZISHA CLAY" really speak to the discussion in this thread.
by tingjunkie
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Clay properties of different periods
Replies: 45
Views: 2647

Re: Clay properties of different periods

How would type kiln effect or change the performance of the pot? (Too bad this is an experiment I can’t really do as I don’t have pots that only differ in the kiln in which they were fired I don't have the pottery knowledge to give you a truly academic answer, but the two big things I can think of ...
by tingjunkie
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3097

Re: Factory or Faketory?

I was just using zini as an umbrella term. To my eye it looks like a sandy QSN.