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Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:50 pm
by Bok
With all this renewed interest in CZ teaware, why not add sticky topic as we do have for Yixing?

Post your Chaozhou/Chaoshan/Shantou Teaware here! (Will add mine in a bit)

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:54 pm
by Bok
I had posted this before, here again for the sake of collecting it in one place.

Will take a pic of my CZ kettle later.

This one is a modern pot without any additional glazing in authentic, CZ clay.

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:46 pm
by OCTO
Bok wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:54 pm
I had posted this before, here again for the sake of collecting it in one place.

Will take a pic of my CZ kettle later.

This one is a modern pot without any additional glazing in authentic, CZ clay.
@Bok nice one πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:26 pm
by OCTO
My humble submission....

90s Thin walled CZ pot.

Cheers!

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:14 am
by Bok
Nice one Octo!

From the shiny back to the coarse: my CZ kettle. Clay colour is almost identical to my other pot, lighting was a bit different.

Haven’t really used it yet, not the right circumstances for charcoal, waiting for the right opportunity.

What I love in particular is the way the lid know is just a bit of clay almost haphazardly stuck to the lid, you can see the artisans fingerprint. Might seem random and sloppy, but this kind of routine comes from doing 100s and 1000s of pots! Respect!

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:35 am
by Bok
Just got this: I call it ugly duckling, a pretty banged up little pot from 80-90s, according to people who know more than me about these kind of pots.

Workmanship is nice, yet a little quirk- no airhole in the lid! Luckily, I have a habit of lifting the lid when pouring...

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:37 am
by Bok
Some more details. I usually do not go for ornamented pots, but this one is cute!

Will need some cleaning before I put it to use. Will report if it is porous, hahaha :mrgreen:

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:51 am
by OCTO
Nice find @Bok !

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:44 am
by OCTO
Bok wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:35 am
Just got this: I call it ugly duckling, a pretty banged up little pot from 80-90s....
@Bok , question of the year!!!

Is it porous??

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:53 am
by Bok
OCTO wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:44 am
Bok wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:35 am
Just got this: I call it ugly duckling, a pretty banged up little pot from 80-90s....
Bok , question of the year!!!

Is it porous??
Afraid, I am going to answer this question next year! Pot and me are now separated by a long distance...

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:00 pm
by Brent D
OCTO wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:26 pm
My humble submission....

90s Thin walled CZ pot.

Cheers!
That is a breathtaking pot my friend!

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:37 am
by swordofmytriumph
@Bok , since joining this forum last week, I have one burning question: How many pots do you actually have?

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:21 am
by Bok
swordofmytriumph wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:37 am
Bok , since joining this forum last week, I have one burning question: How many pots do you actually have?
Actually, I think I am one the more moderate immoderates... haha
Others have been a bad influence - you know who you are!

I had quite a good teapot year one might say, I do however not have a recent count, sold a few, bought a few. Really not as many as it may seem, just in a period of streamlining, perfecting, getting rid of the unused and ticking off the wish list items.

It is an addictive journey, especially once you come across really good, tea changing clays... I take pride in using all my pots frequently. Nothing more useless and sad as an unused teapot!

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:21 am
by Elise
@swordofmytriumph : you will soon understand why the question (and the answer as well) are of empty of deep meaning ;)

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:46 am
by swordofmytriumph
Lol, I seem to already be getting there. I was salivating over some of Hojo's pots yesterday.