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Wed May 27, 2020 10:32 am

Mark-S wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 10:24 pm
Chadrinkincat wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Cone shape? This is on ROC pot
Looks similar to my dragon teapot's lid. So that's what Bok meant. Good to know, but I don't think this shape has a big impact on the pour speed.
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You can think all you want, the physics don’t care and know better. ;)
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Wed May 27, 2020 12:25 pm

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What do you think of this pot? It's too small / expensive for me but it's kind of interesting.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193461339875
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Wed May 27, 2020 12:31 pm

@Chadrinkincat OMG, good eye! I knew that pot was way too small. :lol: Nice to know it is in good hands.
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Wed May 27, 2020 2:10 pm

@Chadrinkincat what a nice color and texture, once cleaned. Haha that is a bit absurdly small tho...

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Wed May 27, 2020 2:14 pm

Bok wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 10:32 am
You can think all you want, the physics don’t care and know better. ;)
:lol: Maybe I'll do a comparison some time to see how big the difference really is.

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11.6ml :shock: Even smaller than I thought
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Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 pm

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 12:25 pm
Mark-S wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:04 am
What do you think of this pot? It's too small / expensive for me but it's kind of interesting.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193461339875
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@Chadrinkincat
The clay looks so soft. Very interesting :o
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Wed May 27, 2020 2:33 pm

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Nice. :D Anybody knows the time span when the Nan Mengchen seal was used? Was it used only before the Cultural Revolution or did it appear later in the 60's as well?
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Wed May 27, 2020 2:40 pm

@Teachronicles Thanks! Mine does appear to be different, I'll have to do further research to learn more. Have you researched the inscriptions on yours?
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Wed May 27, 2020 2:54 pm

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Wed May 27, 2020 2:40 pm
Teachronicles Thanks! Mine does appear to be different, I'll have to do further research to learn more. Have you researched the inscriptions on yours?
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Not much more than a pot collector friend has told me that the seal is more common in the early to mid 60s. Your seal there I believe is even earlier, 58 to early 60s. Quite a nice pot. Was this from ZAG as well? Was it on their site? I don't remember seeing it.
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Wed May 27, 2020 3:02 pm

@Teachronicles Understood. Well that's good to know, I'll dig a little bit further to see if I can find out more. It is from them, it was on the second page of the Early Pot section, second row. I'm really looking forward to receiving it.
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Wed May 27, 2020 3:02 pm

.m. wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:33 pm
Teachronicles wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:10 pm
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Nice. :D Anybody knows the time span when the Nan Mengchen seal was used? Was it used only before the Cultural Revolution or did it appear later in the 60's as well?
Usually early to mid 60s. In later 60s it's more common to see the 4 character Zhongguo Yixing seal.
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Wed May 27, 2020 3:03 pm

TeaTotaling wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:40 pm
Teachronicles Thanks! Mine does appear to be different, I'll have to do further research to learn more. Have you researched the inscriptions on yours?
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This one is a hui meng chen seal. The other one is a nan meng chen seal. The nan meng chen seal is a bit rarer.
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Wed May 27, 2020 3:29 pm

steanze wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:03 pm
TeaTotaling wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:40 pm
Teachronicles Thanks! Mine does appear to be different, I'll have to do further research to learn more. Have you researched the inscriptions on yours?
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This one is a hui meng chen seal. The other one is a nan meng chen seal. The nan meng chen seal is a bit rarer.
Thanks @steanze! Was Hui Meng Chen common in the late 50's, early 60's? From the pictures, the colors of the clay look noticeably different as well. Were both of these coming from the same workshop?
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Wed May 27, 2020 3:38 pm

TeaTotaling wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:29 pm

Thanks steanze! Was Hui Meng Chen common in the late 50's, early 60's? From the pictures, the colors of the clay look noticeably different as well. Were both of these coming from the same workshop?
Yes, hui meng chen was the most common seal in that period. The clay color difference should just be lighting or staining. If not, yours looks right, the other one looks a bit too dark. F1 hongni pots from that period use the same batch of clay, a few are a bit finer ("fen tai"), but pretty similar
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Wed May 27, 2020 4:11 pm

steanze wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:38 pm
TeaTotaling wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 3:29 pm

Thanks steanze! Was Hui Meng Chen common in the late 50's, early 60's? From the pictures, the colors of the clay look noticeably different as well. Were both of these coming from the same workshop?
Yes, hui meng chen was the most common seal in that period. The clay color difference should just be lighting or staining. If not, yours looks right, the other one looks a bit too dark. F1 hongni pots from that period use the same batch of clay, a few are a bit finer ("fen tai"), but pretty similar
The bottom of my pot is a bit dirty, so probably staining, and also lighting. By finer do you mean the mesh number/how finely the clay is sieved during processing?
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