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by steanze
Tue May 26, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2397
Views: 128385

Re: Yixing

Mark-S wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:55 pm

I'd like to see a cone shaped lid hole, because I think I'd break my lid if I try that. :D
Cone shaped lid holes are quite common in Qing pots
by steanze
Tue May 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Identifying modern Zhu Ni
Replies: 35
Views: 4061

Re: Identifying modern Zhu Ni

Back to newer pots... posting this for your consideration. With and without flash, any thoughts? I’ve had this one for about a year. The clay turns a visibly darker red when in contact with hot water, but I was reading both hongni and zhuni can do this. It at least tries to pass on the impression o...
by steanze
Tue May 26, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2397
Views: 128385

Re: Yixing

Thanks, I like uniformity so now that I'll own a couple of pots I'll need some clay cups and pitcher. Damn this OCD :D Usually yixing cups and pitchers aren't great... I would prefer to go with something very different like porcelain than with a clay that is not the same as the clay on your teapot,...
by steanze
Tue May 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2397
Views: 128385

Re: Yixing

Nice pot steanze. Is it common to have a big flat knob like that in Late Qing and ROC zhuni teapots? Not necessarily, there are pots that have it and pots that don't. I quite like this feature, because this shape can be thought of a flat version of a taller similar shape that was also made in Qing....
by steanze
Tue May 26, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2397
Views: 128385

Re: Yixing

Teachronicles wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:44 pm

:o full pic of the pot?
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by steanze
Tue May 26, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 721

Re: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

As steanze said, and I can't repeat enough. The sub type of the ore doesn't really matter, it's more just a personal preference, interest. What matters for tea drinking 90% of the time is processing, firing, building and the main ore category. If collecting rare ores is not your hobby or interest, ...
by steanze
Mon May 25, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2397
Views: 128385

Re: Yixing

Teachronicles wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:44 pm

:o full pic of the pot?
Will try to take one tomorrow with better light :)
by steanze
Mon May 25, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 721

Re: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

Bok wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:48 pm

I wish I could my thoughts as well in writing as you do! Chapeau!
Thank you :oops:
by steanze
Mon May 25, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 721

Re: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

steanze and Youzi Interesting. What would be some examples of rare ores? In my view there are a few things to consider when discussing "rare" ores. First of all, many yixing ores might actually be quite abundant in other parts of the world. Second, even when something is rare, it does not make it a...
by steanze
Mon May 25, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 721

Re: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

Well, on one hand, I personally prefer mixed clay pots, Cuvé :D but on the other hand I like to collect teapots made of rare ores. So if it's a rare ore, then I'd prefer to have it pure. Otherwise, if I want an awesome pot for daily use, and drinking tea, and looks, color, then I'd opt for Masterfu...
by steanze
Mon May 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 721

Re: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

80s F1 Duanni? All of F1's clay is mixed, none of it is made of Pure ore. it was made to supply their 4 colors: Dark brown, light brown, orange and yellow. So sometimes it has more Lüni, sometimes more Yellow Duanni, the point is that it should have a yellow color after firing. Considering the time...
by steanze
Mon May 25, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots
Replies: 42
Views: 721

Re: Claims about HLS/vintage/zhuni clay in modern teapots

I purposely didn't post where I bought the pots from, but both vendors are well regarded here and you find both clay types from multiple vendors (modern zhuni pots especially, direct from China). I was just thinking of doing a little background research on who the vendors might work with studio/art...
by steanze
Mon May 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2397
Views: 128385

Re: Yixing

TeaTotaling wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 3:06 pm

You got it, that’s them! 👍🏻👍🏻
I guess I've heard of it ;)
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by steanze
Mon May 25, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2397
Views: 128385

Re: Yixing

steanze I will definitely be doing further research. Both of these pots are in excellent condition from what I can tell. The seller has been very transparent, answering all of my questions, and granting my requests. Do you have any knowledge/insight on the workshop Chang Kee? I don't mean to say th...
by steanze
Mon May 25, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2397
Views: 128385

Re: Yixing

Thank you for the wise clarification Bok & steanze, you both are a great help. OCTO Thank you for the helpful insight as well. From what I can tell from the 360° view of these teapots, the inlaying doesn't appear to be covering any defects. Although pictures can be deceiving. I will definitely be q...