Chaozhou/Shantou

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Bok
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:32 pm

Pieter W. wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:51 am
Is there a museum in Chaozhou or Shantou? One of these days I make a picture of what could be a CZ pot
Please do share images! I opened this thread as I thought they deserve more recognition and info is scarce.

I am not aware of any museums in Chaozhou, with China's turbulent history in mind, I think there are much better chances seeing antiques in places of the Chinese diaspora, same as for Yixing in fact. All the more because they were less coveted than Yixing.
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:27 pm

Hello Bok, I got some information about Chaozhou. I'am sure we go there in October.

This was my info from a friend in Beijing:
"In Chaozhou, there is a porcelain exhibition hall, it;s for free, Monday closed.

and there is also porcelain wholesale market, in Fengxi district, around Fengxi square.

In chaozhou, you can also visit Ming old city wall, Kaiyuan old temple, ancient street, ancient residence.

Photo's I will make soon.

Regards, Pieter
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:00 pm

Cheers for that! I imagine there might be other places as well in Shantou and other cities.

Maybe I get there one day! Netflix has a documentary at the moment about food from Chaozhou, looks very delicious!
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:14 am

Until now I never had the chance to use a Chaozhou pot so I was wondering if they are somewhat comparable to Taiwanese (Yingge) hongni pots. Both are usually thin walled and wheel thrown.
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:41 pm

Dashizi wrote:
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Until now I never had the chance to use a Chaozhou pot so I was wondering if they are somewhat comparable to Taiwanese (Yingge) hongni pots. Both are usually thin walled and wheel thrown.
I’d say not at all comparable. Taiwanese hongni is in my opinion closer to neutral, without any specific beneficial effects on the tea.

CZ has different qualities from the very muting to non-muting, depending on firing and processing and quality of the clay itself. Has good and bad influence on a variety of teas. Seems that most modern CZ clay is not pure anymore but a blend of other things.

Wheel thrown or not, doesn’t have any relation to how it performs.
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:05 am

Thank you Bok.

True, earlier this year I asked a Yingge potter about the different characteristics of his beige, red and brown pots. He told me that he tries to make all of them as neutral as possible in order to accomodate different teas. Which probably is a good thing when you want to use them for lightly oxidized gaoshan. He fires his pots at 1180°C.

I'm sorry if this has been asked before but does anyone have expecience with the Chaozhou pots sold by YS?
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:16 am

Welcome!

By the looks of it, YS sells off the rack Taobao teapots, you can even find the exact same images!

I’d say medium to low quality with in all likelihood blended clay.

For the Taiwanese pots, I do not see the point in acquiring them, personally. Looks like Yixing, but not really and without any benefits of the clay. Then I’d rather go for Taiwanese wood fired, at least those have some character and do good for the tea!
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