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by steanze
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

I have been learning more about hongni category, and I came across this pot. Initially, I thought it might be 90s F1 pot as it has a F1 potter's mark. I think it has been painted with a dark tone of material on inside and outside. I am not sure if this is done in 90s F1. What do you think? ;) ./dow...
by steanze
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

I have been learning more about hongni category, and I came across this pot. Initially, I thought it might be 90s F1 pot as it has a F1 potter's mark. I think it has been painted with a dark tone of material on inside and outside. I am not sure if this is done in 90s F1. What do you think? ;) ./dow...
by steanze
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 213
Views: 38625

Re: Yixing advice

Approximately how many times do you use a yixing teapot before it is well seasoned and you would use it with really high end tea? I blindly bought and have been using this teapot for yancha for about a month. I got a zhuni teapot because I had read that they won't absorb too much flavor from the te...
by steanze
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Question: Thoughts on these teapots? Worth purchasing?

So in conclusion: should I buy them? No. Bad clay, unclear if Yixing. My advice is: stick with a porcelain gaiwan and study Yixing clay quality from posts here and books. Look closely at the texture and read what people have to say about different pots. After 6 months-1 year of studying, buy your f...
by steanze
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:59 pm
That looks like the more interesting pot :)
Each period and style has a story to tell :)
by steanze
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

Here's a closeup of another pot I'm using :)


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by steanze
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

OCTO wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:25 am
So in love with this clay.... 70s ZiNi/ZiSha.
Very nice clay texture :) Here is another 70s qingshuini:
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by steanze
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

You're welcome!
by steanze
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

Any knowledge you can share about XiaoMingJia pots? I did some searching last year, and I couldn’t find much info. I have another XiaoMingJia pot from a reputable seller, so this term has been puzzling me :lol: Mostly made in mid-late 80s, they have the artisan name stamped, clay quality and workma...
by steanze
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

Bac wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:43 pm

Please elaborate? It is about how the bottom of the pot is made? Or the type of clay?
Clay, shape, workmanship, carving. Every detail is incorrect for an antique.
by steanze
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

Nice, looks like a late 80s to early 90s "xiao ming jia" pot
by steanze
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

Bac wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:46 pm
On another note what do you guys think of this pot? Seller claims it to be mid 20Th, prefactory maybe?
A very clear modern replica.
by steanze
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

Bok wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:41 pm
It’s pretty safe to assume anything from that period had additives.

Only way to know what’s in it is to get it tested.
+1, post green label it's almost certain that barium was added, and possibly manganese oxide too. That does not necessarily mean that it is harmful to use it.
by steanze
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

Does it say mengchen mark? Or not? One reason you are having difficulty getting an answer is that seal script is hard. The way characters are written on seals is not the usual writing. To make things worse, there are multiple possible ways to write the same character in seal script. So even native ...
by steanze
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3872
Views: 454657

Re: Yixing

Do Yixing collectors normally look at the provenance of a pot? Things like original sales receipts, photographs of the original owner in which the pot happens to be in the background, etc. With many of the pots, I imagine the original owners are still alive, or that they have only had a couple owne...