|Name:||Classical Environmental Protection Purple Sand Yixing Zisha Teapot With Filter||Material:||Purple Clay|
purple clay teapot,
purple sand teapot
classical environmental protection purple sand Yixing zisha Teapot with filter
Yixing teapot are prized because their unglazed surfaces absorb traces of the beverage, creating a more complex flavour. For these reasons, yixing teawares should never be washed using detergents, but rather with water only, and connoisseurs recommend using each tea vessel for one kind of tea (white, green, oolong, black, or puer) or sometimes even one variety of tea only.
Early pots were designed for travel use hence you will see the simple classical look of the pots produced during the Ming dynasty. Most tea drinking enthusiast will have one teapot for travel use, these tend to be less expensive and compact in design. It was not until during the mid-Qing dynasty (18th century) that tea connoisseurs started to use the pot at home and the artisan begin to form them into different shape and sizes. Many exotic forms were conceived. Vessels were decorated with poetic inscriptions, calligraphy, paintings and seals were incised onto the surface of the teapots
In the late 17th century Yixing teapots were imported to Europe along with China tea. The unfamiliar material inspired attempts to imitate it, and one Delftware manufacturer announced in 1678 that he was making "red teapots", of which no examples are known to survive. Some red stoneware by rival Dutch potters from about 1700 does survive, closely copying Yixing pots in style. Johann Friedrich Böttger, famous as the pioneer of European porcelain, was in contact with some of these and developed a rival Böttger ware, a dark red stoneware first sold in 1710, and manufactured and imitated by others, all up to about 1740. It is a very significant stage in the development of porcelain in Europe..
|method of moulding||handmade|
Yixing clay (Zisha) is famous because the good quality soil from that region creates clay that producesnice and collectible art pieces teapot or pot. Besides the material, the value also comes from the shapeand the art work on the surface, the calligraphy or the graphic sometimes from skillful artists.
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