The Porcelain Thread

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Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:18 pm

LeoFox wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Maybe this is heretical but i like to do western brewing in a glass french press, which is easily scalable, cheap and relatively convenient to clean
Interesting. I am open to it. Do you use the plunger?
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:19 pm

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Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:03 pm
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:51 pm
I typically brew black tea western style and I'm looking for a larger tea pot, around 200-250ml. I am strongly considering porcelain as the material in a traditional teapot or perhaps a Kyusu. What are some reputable vendors that I should be looking at?

Thanks in advance
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For that size of porcelain, the cheap route would be vintage/modern jingdezhen made teapots from eBay. If you want new pot with designs here are two vendors:

https://www.mudandleaves.com/store/c1/mudandleaves

https://purplecloudteahouse.com/

I am using a 1970-1980s jingdezhen rice grain pot. I think I bought it for 5 bucks lol
I'll check it out. Thanks. I was looking at M&L earlier and saw that there were all sold out. I'll check back with them from time-to-time.
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:21 pm

gregcss wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:18 pm
LeoFox wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Maybe this is heretical but i like to do western brewing in a glass french press, which is easily scalable, cheap and relatively convenient to clean
Interesting. I am open to it. Do you use the plunger?
Yes, I use the plunger. Almost no leaf material passes it
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LeoFox wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:21 pm
gregcss wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:18 pm
LeoFox wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Maybe this is heretical but i like to do western brewing in a glass french press, which is easily scalable, cheap and relatively convenient to clean
Interesting. I am open to it. Do you use the plunger?
Yes, I use the plunger. Almost no leaf material passes it
I got a french press, a baby one, 350ml.

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Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:09 pm

gregcss wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:04 pm
LeoFox wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:21 pm
gregcss wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:18 pm

Interesting. I am open to it. Do you use the plunger?
Yes, I use the plunger. Almost no leaf material passes it
I got a french press, a baby one, 350ml.

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Mine is liter size. Hope this works for you! I feel it is a convenient tool for western brewing and also grandpa brewing in the office.
What is that teapot next to it?
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Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:24 pm

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Mine is liter size. Hope this works for you! I feel it is a convenient tool for western brewing and also grandpa brewing in the office.
What is that teapot next to it?
Petr Novák 180ml (glazed inside) pot that I bought from Klasek Tea (https://www.darjeeling.cz)
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gregcss wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:24 pm
LeoFox wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:09 pm
Mine is liter size. Hope this works for you! I feel it is a convenient tool for western brewing and also grandpa brewing in the office.
What is that teapot next to it?
Petr Novák 180ml (glazed inside) pot that I bought from Klasek Tea (https://www.darjeeling.cz)
Looks very nice!
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I came across this interesting plate, I was thinking of using it for plant water tray or a tea plate. The inside seems like transfer ware while the outside looks like LQER. What do you think? :lol:
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I was looking for some info on the timeline of different markings and stumbled across this blog post which has a ton of photos and timeline information on Chinese markings from 1950 onward, as well as other posts on earlier period marks, specific patterns like rice grain, so on. Thought other people here might find it helpful - https://watersilkdragon.wordpress.com/
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... t-sothebys

the dream...
I would say the dream is being able to afford that bowl on a whim at the auction... :D
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faj wrote:
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Bok wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:32 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... t-sothebys

the dream...
I would say the dream is being able to afford that bowl on a whim at the auction... :D
I’d take the money to buy other things I prefer :)

For what it’s worth, to my taste it’s nothing I’d put on display in my house.
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I’d take the money to buy other things I prefer :)
When you have that kind of money, you have enough to get the bowl AND other things you prefer... :)
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For what it’s worth, to my taste it’s nothing I’d put on display in my house.
Hence the yard sale!
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Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:34 pm

Some modern porcelain!

Side by side:
Dehua oxidation fired cup ( Yiyu Ceramics Studio’s “Buchangqi”-line of Dehua porcelain. Studio consists of Master Artist Huang Yongxing and his apprentices, including Lei Aiguo )

Jing de zhen reduction fired gaiwan ( mud and leaves. I confirmed by email that this was made by reduction fire)

The reduction firing brings out a bluish hue from the jin de Zheng porcelain that has a higher iron content even though it has the whiter tian bai glaze.
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Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:14 am

Beautiful pieces and so interesting to see the tint in the porcelain based on iron content.
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