Factory or Faketory?

Chadrinkincat
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:37 pm

oolongfan wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:03 pm
Here is the link to the old Mandarin's Tea blog:
http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... uliet.html

Scroll down to see individual photos of the Muo Lvni Shui Ping teapot as well as a 'group shot' of similar teapots.

edited for crummy spelling
Not crazy. Same pot same source
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:26 pm

Yay...glad to hear that I wasn't crazy. Those are beautiful pots. from The Mandarin's Tea Room..I only wish that I had more of them.

Thanks for creating this fun and eduational thread TingJunkie. You have fabelous taste in teapots.
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:28 am

Was considering a yixing that popped up on classifieds here in portugal, after seeing a thread on teachat with 2 versions of that type of pot I was both convinced it was fake and real :lol:

Can someone tell me if its an obvious fake? Though I understand if you dont want to, one thing is appraising an item that I already have other is looking at possible purchases, the second case can be an endless endeavour.

Pot in question

https://m.olx.pt/anuncio/bule-yixing-em ... uyCgn.html

Real ones

https://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=22208&

The knob seems like a dead giveaway if you look at the one on the right, but not so much if you look to the left one
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:02 am

gatmcm wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:28 am
Was considering a yixing that popped up on classifieds here in portugal, after seeing a thread on teachat with 2 versions of that type of pot I was both convinced it was fake and real :lol:

Can someone tell me if its an obvious fake? Though I understand if you dont want to, one thing is appraising an item that I already have other is looking at possible purchases, the second case can be an endless endeavour.

Pot in question

https://m.olx.pt/anuncio/bule-yixing-em ... uyCgn.html

Real ones

https://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=22208&

The knob seems like a dead giveaway if you look at the one on the right, but not so much if you look to the left one
Clay and craftsmanship look suspect. Details are poorly done and don’t look right.
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:26 am

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:02 am

Clay and craftsmanship look suspect. Details are poorly done and don’t look right.
Thank you for your input, guess I'll save my money then, was a bit confused due to the large variation between the 2 in the tc post, the clay does in fact look off but I thought it could be perhaps the photo, my own 90s zini shows up in a range of colours in my crappy camera.
If it was way cheaper id consider it as tuition but like this its definitely not a worthwhile gamble.

Always learning :)
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