FS: Qing/ROC Zini teapot

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Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:07 pm

On offer is an imperfect object of the past :)

It is a Zini teapot from the late Qing, early Republican era. Style is closest to the so called Goose Egg. This is a very good example for Zini clay of that period, well fired and with decent workmanship. I have found old Zini not comparable to modern ones, better heat retention and I have used it with good results over a wide range of tea types (gaoshan, roasted and aged oolongs etc.).

Unfortunately, it has been damaged in the past and repaired thereafter. The lid has been broken in two and a chunk of the lid skirt is missing. This does not impair the functionality of the pot. I have cleanded and simmered the pot for a couple of days, the repair has held up, so seems to have been done properly. Caveat: It still might come apart at some point in the future, but a simple staple repair (also preemptively) can fix that easily.

Volume: about 90ml
Condition: Lid damaged and repaired, refer to images.
Tear and wear as appropriate for an antique, refer to images.

Price: 500$ (to be paid by PayPal in 15000 NTD currency)
Paypal fees and EMS shipping included.
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:09 pm

Waiting for pics 😁
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:13 pm

Sorry, slow day for my internet... :)
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:16 pm

Here you can see the damages. Need to retake the picture of the bottom side, did not realise it’s blurry...
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Inside of the body has some tool marks
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:19 pm

And to finish
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:37 pm

One more thing, the greyish stuff inside the lid are remnants of lime scale, which I have not yet been able to clean off, still working on that. So it is not some sort of glue or anything unsavoury…
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Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:40 am

< on hold >
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Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:00 pm

And free again...
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Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:46 pm

(I have decided to revisit my offer:
12100 NTD (equivalent of 400USD)
Paypal fees and EMS shipping are included
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