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by steanze
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 20354

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:40 pm
It does, doesn’t it :)
Perfect shape and clay for yancha
by steanze
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 20354

Re: Yixing

@Bok that pot screams yancha ;)
by steanze
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 190
Views: 20354

Re: Yixing

lopin wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:14 am
Hi, can anyone advise o maker, age, etc. It seems like grainy zini but have no other info. it has around 120 -130ml amnd came used form Taiwan.
thank you
It is a modern oot (post 1990s). I don't know the maker
by steanze
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Round Yixing, oppinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Round Yixing, oppinions?

Looks like some modern hongni :)
by steanze
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 65
Views: 3873

Re: Yixing advice

Unfortunately, I failed to reach KZ, but I think that one of his posts (cited below) explains what he means. As you say and as he writes, primary porosity refers to the porosity of the clay particles themselves while secondary porosity refers to the space between the particles, which is "determined...
by steanze
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 65
Views: 3873

Re: Yixing advice

In that TC discussion, Kyarazen writes that: I wouldnt think that nian gao is "non-porous", it doesnt act like glass, its just that yixing clay has multiple porosity. The primary porosity comes from the particle nature, aluminium oxide particles etc have their own porosities. Secondary porosity com...
by steanze
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: A Teapot for drinking Taiwanese Oolongs
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: A Teapot for drinking Taiwanese Oolongs

Hi archimon! Welcome to the forum :) I think the porcelain gaiwan is a great idea. I would stay away from that yixing - it does not really look like yixing clay. It looks like a waste of money to me. Wait a bit longer before considering a yixing purchase, and if you want to go that route try to lear...
by steanze
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 65
Views: 3873

Re: Yixing advice

So, I've recently done some TC reading on niangaotu (NGT) and it seems that its main disadvantage is that it significantly lacks porosity, because of the way the clay was processed and its resulting density. I assume that this is what you mean by saying that "it's not very yixing-like" or like porc...
by steanze
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3129

Re: Factory or Faketory?

burritofingers wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:54 pm
Ah, gotcha. I just figured that was a tea stain. Thanks, Steanze!
It does not look like a tea stain to me, it seems like a mark left during the making, which indicates non-F1 like workmanship :)
by steanze
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3129

Re: Factory or Faketory?

burritofingers wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:01 pm

What looks wrong to you about the bottom of the pot? Trying to educate myself a bit :)
For example, there's a mark around the rim that looks weird
by steanze
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 57
Views: 3129

Re: Factory or Faketory?

tingjunkie wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:36 am
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.
Nice. Yes, the bottom of pot #2 looks wrong. The clay is still good though.
by steanze
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi
Replies: 69
Views: 8114

Re: Hagi

Here's a cup i picked up from Artistic nippon last week. Quite the unusual colored hagi by Deishi Shibuya.. Quite rough glazing too with some scratches from what i would assume to be the wood firing and very unusual crazing even on the matte blacks (i'll see if i can get that with phone camera and ...
by steanze
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: An antique gift
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: An antique gift

I would not bet on it being antique, although I am not sure. Looks like pewter.
This type of pot, often in larger size, was traditionally used to keep the liquid in the inner pot warm for longer, by pouring hot water in the external container.
by steanze
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Where are the other Factories?
Replies: 13
Views: 750

Re: Where are the other Factories?

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 pm

No, it is the way the characters are done. Rectangular connecting lines on bottom of character.
That's right, that's not usually found in F1. Just wanted to make sure what you were pointing out.
by steanze
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Where are the other Factories?
Replies: 13
Views: 750

Re: Where are the other Factories?

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:38 pm

Yes, but this version as far as I can tell isn't commonly found on f1. Only f1 ive seen it on was a single fb post. All others were on F2 pots and even those were limited.
Do you mean because it is square? There are many F1 pots with square zhongguo yixing seals.