FS: Yixing F1 white label XiaoYuanXian

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:35 am

Went to the jade market and picked up this little cutey for a good price: a 小圆线 XiaoYuanXian. I had another for sale a while ago and it seemed to be kind of popular, so here it goes:

Same as before, it seems to be a white label/fangyuan, as far as I can tell and matching what the seller told me.

The clay is rather special, as it looks to me like a Neiwailinjiang(not to be confused with Neiziwaihong), so a thin coating of hongni with a Zini core. This kind of pot will season very fast and beautifully, due to the different expansion rates under heat of the two clays. Often NWLJ is done badly and obviously, this one is done well and fine, so much that I only realised it after cleaning the teapot. In a few spots around the lid the Zini shows through, yet no brush strokes as on some. I have a Biandeng in NWLJ and it performs very well. Properties are closer to Hongni, yet with the advantage of accelerated seasoning.

Neiwaizihong on the other hand, are in my opinion rather mediocre in performance and collection value (explains why they are so often offered in the West, as they are not valued in Asia...)

This pot has pretty good workmanship. The extremely flat shape and small volume makes it the perfect candidate for Yancha, or other unfurled leaf teas which are sensitive to heat. Excellent pour speed at six seconds.

To summarise:
Condition: very good condition, lid fit is tight.
Volume: 70ml
Pour speed: 6 seconds

Price: 160$+shipping 30$ with EMS

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:37 am

It is my understanding that Neiziwahong is zini purple clay inside, with a coat of hongni red clay outside, throughout the pot. Your spelling though is different.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00 am

Victoria wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:37 am
It is my understanding that Neiziwahong is zini purple clay inside, with a coat of hongni red clay outside, throughout the pot. Your spelling though is different.
No, that is not correct, Neiziwaihong, translates to Inside-Zi*ni*-outside-hong*ni
*, is only coated on the outside of the pot, the inside of the lid and body is visibly Zini.
Neiwailinjiang, translates to In-out-side-glaze is the fully coated variety. Less frequent.

Actually a fascinating technique which has been in use since the Qing dynasty. Just a couple of weeks back I had a late Qing Neiwailinjiang in my hands. That piece was done so perfectly, the owner thought it was Zhuni at first, due to the shine that those pieces have compared to pure Hongni, which is rather matte if unseasoned.

The other one I own has more visible brush marks from the application of the hongni layer, the pot on offer does not. I only noticed as some spots around the lid did not get fully covered, otherwise it is executed perfectly.
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