Teaware B&W Appreciation

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Lately, I have been more interested in the five tradition shapes. I am not sure if this is true, from what I read, the pigeon style was created by Gu Jingzhou from modification of the shuiping. From the contrast of this pot, the body reminded me of those antique Chinese vase.
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Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:41 pm

DailyTX wrote:
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Lately, I have been more interested in the five tradition shapes. I am not sure if this is true, from what I read, the pigeon style was created by Gu Jingzhou from modification of the shuiping. From the contrast of this pot, the body reminded me of those antique Chinese vase.
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Gezui isn’t one of the five though… as you say it’s a more recent invention. Five are Bala(e), Biandeng, Xishi, Taijian and Bianyuan.
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Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:27 pm

Bok wrote:
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Lately, I have been more interested in the five tradition shapes. I am not sure if this is true, from what I read, the pigeon style was created by Gu Jingzhou from modification of the shuiping. From the contrast of this pot, the body reminded me of those antique Chinese vase.
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Gezui isn’t one of the five though… as you say it’s a more recent invention. Five are Bala(e), Biandeng, Xishi, Taijian and Bianyuan.
Yup, the pigeon style is not one of the five. What is Bianyuan? I thought Ru Bing (肉餅) was the last one.
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DailyTX wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:27 pm
Bok wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:41 pm
DailyTX wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:45 pm
Lately, I have been more interested in the five tradition shapes. I am not sure if this is true, from what I read, the pigeon style was created by Gu Jingzhou from modification of the shuiping. From the contrast of this pot, the body reminded me of those antique Chinese vase.
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Gezui isn’t one of the five though… as you say it’s a more recent invention. Five are Bala(e), Biandeng, Xishi, Taijian and Bianyuan.
Yup, the pigeon style is not one of the five. What is Bianyuan? I thought Ru Bing (肉餅) was the last one.
Ah yes you’re right, Roubian is the last one. Bianyuan is flat and round, quite rare and expensive. But it’s the only 60s shape I’m still considering to get at some point. It’s very pretty in person.
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Healthy glow...
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@DailyTX this is an ancestor of Bianyuan, the 60s version has a flat lit and is of course infinitely more ugly than this fine specimen of Andrew.
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Curves and shadows…
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@Bok: I like how the black and white emphasises the gentle contours of the lid.

I caught a glimpse of your former pot from a different perspective while I was testing some liu an last night, and was inspired to take a photo today to try to emphasise its understated chubbiness...

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try to emphasise its understated chubbiness...

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I think you managed to capture that perfectly! Understated chubbiness is a very good way to also capture the character of this pot in words. Nice.
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@LeoFox: nice contrast between fluffy and coarse...

I hope we'll get to see some more photos of your pot on the Chaozhou page (or perhaps while it's drinking some yancha).

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Agreed, it’s a lovely pot/shot.
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Three cups taken with a Rolleiflex using FP4+ rated at 160 and developed in Pyrocat-HD, for the photography folks on the forum. The full resolution scans and wet prints look amazing from this combination of film and developer, especially in medium format.
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Three cups taken with a Rolleiflex using FP4+ rated at 160 and developed in Pyrocat-HD, for the photography folks on the forum. The full resolution scans and wet prints look amazing from this combination of film and developer, especially in medium format.
Stunning nuanced tonality so profound @Baisao. Rolleiflex, a great camera in able hands. Nice to see. Thanks
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Victoria wrote:
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Baisao wrote:
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:07 pm
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Three cups taken with a Rolleiflex using FP4+ rated at 160 and developed in Pyrocat-HD, for the photography folks on the forum. The full resolution scans and wet prints look amazing from this combination of film and developer, especially in medium format.
Stunning nuanced tonality so profound Baisao. Rolleiflex, a great camera in able hands. Nice to see. Thanks
Thank you, @Victoria. I’m glad there are some of these old cameras still working and labs that produce good films and developers.
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