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Thu May 28, 2020 3:55 am

klepto wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 2:42 am
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Thu May 28, 2020 2:37 am
klepto wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 2:29 am
What's your jedi yixing pouring technique? I noticed tonight that depending on the angle of my pour the yixing teapot evenly lets out the tea quickly and with very little drops but otherwise it takes a bit longer.
For me, it's about not tilting the pot at too steep an angle too soon, but gradually doing it as the pot empties. Of course, I get lazy sometimes and do that, holding the pot directly over the chahai, making sure any drips make it in, or just position it in the top of the cha hai. Though I imagine pouring directly into cups you'd want to do the former to avoid too much spillage.
I watched people on youtube pour yixing and they do that. That might take a while for me to do properly :P Just when I thought I got my gaiwan technique at padwan level here comes something new :P. Also btw should I be worried about tea clogging a 9-10 hole yixing teapot?
Worried? I mean if it's stopping all flow through the spout, then maybe. Is it just slowing down the pour? When you first pour water in, you can aim the stream towards the filter area, or also slightly move the teapot in kind of an up and down circular motion, gently so too much water doesn't spill out. There's a proper name for this, but I can't remember it, and its not traditionally done to declog the spout, but I've found it works for that too.
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Thu May 28, 2020 9:48 am

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Wed May 27, 2020 10:38 pm
This is off topic..... just adding to the fun... I'm using Kobiwako cup as my coffee mug... black coffee never tasted better.. hahahaha.....
So not a bad idea after all, thanks :D

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Why is there red clay inside the lid and body? It's not NZWH.
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Thu May 28, 2020 10:08 am

This is my own opinion....
Mark-S wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 9:48 am

Why is there red clay inside the lid and body? It's not NZWH.
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I've seen this in several three friends pot before. Nothing to be alarmed. But the clear and uniform line encircling the inner parameter of the lid is pretty odd.
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The inner markings I have not seen before in any three friends pot, but rather very specifically seen on four leg square pots. The smudge like markings appears to be some poorly executed attempts to cover up mistakes, commonly found among poor workmanship pots or a poorly executed repair work.

my 2cents worth...

Cheers!
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Thu May 28, 2020 10:53 am

@OCTO

I always get the odd F1 pots. :lol: The inner markings do indeed look like a repair. But I don't care much about the inside. The outside looks pretty good. From the outer craftsmanship it's the best Three Friends pot I got.

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Would you call these circles a bad craftsmanship? I've got three confirmed F1 Shui Ping pots but only one of them has these circles inside. It's not the smallest pot.
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Thu May 28, 2020 10:56 am

Mark-S wrote:
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OCTO

Would you call these circles a bad craftsmanship? I've got three confirmed F1 Shui Ping pots but only one of them has these circles inside. It's not the smallest pot.
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Yeah.... in my books, that's weird and I would skip them... hahahaha.....
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Thu May 28, 2020 11:03 am

OCTO wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:56 am
Yeah.... in my books, that's weird and I would skip them... hahahaha.....
This pot is a confirmed F1 pot (late 70's), so I guess that the clay quality is still fine, but I'll remember it for future purchases. Thanks for your help :)
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Thu May 28, 2020 11:26 am

Mark-S wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:53 am
OCTO

I always get the odd F1 pots. :lol: The inner markings do indeed look like a repair. But I don't care much about the inside. The outside looks pretty good. From the outer craftsmanship it's the best Three Friends pot I got.

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Would you call these circles a bad craftsmanship? I've got three confirmed F1 Shui Ping pots but only one of them has these circles inside. It's not the smallest pot.
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That's really weird for a F1 pot
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Thu May 28, 2020 11:36 am

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Thu May 28, 2020 11:26 am
That's really weird for a F1 pot
That's what Bok said when I first posted this teapot here. I thought that it would look like this because of the small size, but now that I have an even smaller pot I wanted to ask again. Maybe this pot was made by an apprentice. :lol:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/teapot2 ... 4/?app=fbl
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Sat May 30, 2020 10:42 am

I've seen these marks on quite a few supposedly "old" Yixing teapots. Are these export marks from Chinese customs?
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Sat May 30, 2020 11:04 am

Mark-S wrote:
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I've seen these marks on quite a few supposedly "old" Yixing teapots. Are these export marks from Chinese customs?
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No idea about the marks, but this lid doesn’t look right...
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Sat May 30, 2020 11:30 am

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No idea about the marks, but this lid doesn’t look right...
I posted the pot some time ago. I don't know about it's authenticity, but I liked the painting. Not sure if it's handmade (I guess it is), but definitely not a slip cast pot.@Chadrinkincat has a pot that looks somewhat similar.



At first, I thought that these marks were from the seller, but I have seen multiple pots with similar marks, so I guess it's from something official like customs.
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Sat May 30, 2020 11:48 am

My jar also has a similar mark under the lid. It would be interesting to know the origin of these marks.
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Sat May 30, 2020 1:38 pm

@Mark-S
From my understanding, these marks were used as a way to match lid to body after firing.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/142937832 ... 6403365355
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Sat May 30, 2020 2:00 pm

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Mark-S
From my understanding, these marks were used as a way to match lid to body after firing.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/142937832 ... 6403365355
So it's not from Chinese customs like these wax seals you can sometimes see on Chinese wares. Interesting, thank you very much :)
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Sat May 30, 2020 5:30 pm

I don't know if you remember the book I purchased on Taobao (Tmall) about 45 days ago. Unfortunately, the seller does not ship it, so I had to ask for a refund today. Another reminder not to buy something directly from China even if the seller has good reviews... It's a pity that you cannot buy this book in the West.
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