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by Chadrinkincat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

Mark-S F1 stickers are normally a light tangerine to darker orange color but never red. The thickness of lines along with size and placement of R are wrong on your sticker too. Thanks for the clarification. :) Fortunately, the yellowish sticker (from a steam cooking pot) is most likely genuine. I w...
by Chadrinkincat
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

@Mark-S

F1 stickers are normally a light tangerine to darker orange color but never red. The thickness of lines along with size and placement of R are wrong on your sticker too.
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” Interior lid does look a bit weird to me too. Lid skirt seems oddly constructed Yeah, I do not think that he knew what he was selling. Some people here think that these teapots are made for dollhouses because of the si...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of gossip about TC...
Replies: 30
Views: 673

Re: A bit of gossip about TC...

TC has turned into a safe haven for spam accounts. RIP teachat
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Tetsubin
Replies: 33
Views: 8378

Re: Tetsubin

@Bok

Love that tetsubin!!
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

Odd timing that this Indonesian pot popped up for sale while this seal is being discussed. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F124037042606 Indeed. Somehow I find these pots charming in a way. Very clear from the pictures of this one that they are either...
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

The seller told me that the teapot would be from the 19th century, but this is probably bs. I am happy with this purchase, because these small sizes are very hard to find in Europe and the clay seems fine. Not probably, for sure this is not 19th century. I’d be worried what else is wrong with this ...
by Chadrinkincat
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

@Mark-S

Some of the details on this little pot look 70’s to me. Post some more pictures once it arrives.
by Chadrinkincat
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

Youzi Thanks for the link, I’ll read up on it. As far as misinformation in the west goes, it’s still a lingering problem though it’s improved quite a bit since 2008-09 when I first go into tea. Occasionally I go back and read some of the old teachat post from this period just to see how far we’ve c...
by Chadrinkincat
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

@Youzi

Not to rehash the FB thread but would this acid washing be one factor that’s changed since 2010?

What negative effects does this process have on teapots or health? Dr. Lu has mentioned this along with BC but I haven’t come across much in-depth discussions about how it effects either.
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Staple repair tutorials?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Staple repair tutorials?

I believe this is the go to book for staple repairs. Far cheaper than the $80-ish I saw it listed for before so it might be a different book.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Book ... 220-_-used
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Staple repair tutorials?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Staple repair tutorials?

I thought about doing this awhile back. Couldn’t find any useful videos. The books that exist for staple repairs are obviously out of print and very hard to get these days. You don’t buy those metal staples btw. Silver/brass wire it cut +hammered into proper shape w/ a forming tool. Nisan does reall...
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

@DailyTX

A flatter more pancake pot like this doesn’t appear in the F1 and F2 catalogs I’ve seen. Another random 90’s factory might be more likely.
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

@DailyTX

Doesn’t look right to me. The way the lid curves up seem more of an F2 thing.

I could be wrong but I believe this is correct shape for this pot.
by Chadrinkincat
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 654
Views: 69962

Re: Yixing

lopin Good to hear this pot didn’t set you back too much. Not a total waste as long as you learn something from these two replicas. If your planing to buy pots online you should spend some time doing side by side photo comparison of real vs. fake. Doing this has helped me avoid ending up with lots ...