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Dogen
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Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:53 am

Bok wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:11 am
Dogen wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:29 pm
Hello!

I am new in this Forum. I just want your opinion regarding this teapot from Tea-Masters. I am not sure if this is hongni, or zhuni. Thank you! I am considering, too, buying from Muds And Leaves.

https://www.tea-masters.com/en/yixing-t ... eapot.html
Neither. That pot is Zini, he uses the more vague term Zisha, which might refer to all Yixing clay in general, or to a specific kind of Zini. In any case it is Zini.

I’d go for this vintage kind, rather than a modern one, but that’s me.

You're right. From what I have observed in his site, he only uses the word zisha on so many of his pots. Well, the exception is the hongni, and the occasional duanni. Thanks a lot!
Repulsive_Stomach
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:08 pm

OCTO wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:40 am
Having a some Gentlemen's time with the Gentlemen. Simplicity with deep rooted appreciation.

Cheers!!


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speaking of gentleman. have gotten one myself. i bathed it in bleach since it was very dirty and smelly (you see the result at the bottom of the pictures).
volume: 270ml
it is inscribed with a poem from mao: 独有英雄驱虎豹,更无豪杰怕熊罴 "Only heroes can quell tigers and leopards - And wild bears never daunt the brave."
aside from the questionable inscription. can someone tell me something about this pot? i understand it is a very common pot that probably is remade often.

cheers!
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:24 pm

ah apparently i forgot to link the pictures: https://imgur.com/a/v0jzXL8
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Dogen
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Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:19 am

What do you guys think of this channel? Looks like the videos is informative with regard to zhuni, and hongni clays.

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Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:27 pm

Dogen wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:19 am
What do you guys think of this channel? Looks like the videos is informative with regard to zhuni, and hongni clays.

He's using The Book as a source for the videos. Can't go wrong with that. Almost everything is correct in that.

Although I kinda don't like the "everyone is lying and trying to scam you, except me" narrative in the descriptions.

Also porosity has nothing to do with how water slides down the outside of the teapot, but ofc. The quotes from the book and references are all correct.

Further more, it seems it's a precursor to a new shopify store selling zisha pots.

I also don't agree with the last video about distinguishing between the base ores just by the look of the finished pot. Many of the things he said would be generally correct, but also easy to replicate and fake, by clay mixing and sifting the ore, making it more smooth, increasing firing temp and adding iron oxide to make it more red / darker red, etc.
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