A couple new additions I'm finally getting a chance to clean up and will start putting to use. Got these through Emmett a little while ago but they have been in transit/storage while moving.
The first is the more exciting one I suppose. Especially for me- first time getting to try out a green label
It also still needed a bit of cleaning up and the sticker boiled off, but thats fine by me. Much more pleasant and balanced in terms of shape and proportion than the other guava, volume to the lid is about 150ml so it should prove pretty versatile for solo or 2-3 person brewing. Looking forward to getting to know this pot and clay, but I anticipate this will become the main liu bao pot. This was supposedly the most high fired of the few that were available - I'm guessing the discoloration on the underside of the lid is firing marks?
The second guava is supposedly F2 - was in pretty rough shape but cleaned up nicely, around 130ml to the lid, working volume more like 90-100ml. The clay is different from other F2 pots I have and have seen, so maybe its just somewhere in the more 90s to later range? If anyone has any ideas or if the seals help I can put them up, but I guess anytime after the 80s there was probably so much variation in clay and color it is impossible to know. Its got a lot of tooling on the inside and the lid is pretty wobbly - not sure if this is typical for guava pots in general though since these are the first I've gotten. For 30 bucks it seemed worth a shot- maybe this pot will be for fu/heizhuan since its got a pretty fine multihole filter and is a good shape for leaf expansion
Cheers to @OCTO
and everyone else on here for providing so much info and tips on clay and buying suggestions - your patience and guidance is appreciated.