Identify a legit Yixing Teapot

Yixing value comes down to basically two things (though these are linked). 1) Craftsmanship 2) Clay quality Craftsmanship Well-made pots will cost more. The better the craftsmanship, the higher the price on the pot will be. Part of the cost of craftsmanship will...

Introduction to 1980-1984 Purple Clay Teapots

Introduction to 1980-1984 Purple Clay Teapots In years of 1980 to 1984, following the requests from abroad clients, the Yixing Purple Clay Factory produced a batch of refined little teapots for export purpose only. This batch of teapots was applied with the best pure...

History of Yixing

THE SHORT STORY OF YIXING For centuries, the Yixing (say: E-Shing) teapot has enjoyed the reputation among Chinese tea drinkers as being, in the words of one writer, “a superior vessel for tea drinking.” In fact, scientific studies have been conducted in an effort to...

Artistic Significance of Purple Clay

Artistic Significance of Purple Clay The art of purple clay pottery is a highly prized artistic tradition in our country. The language of shapes that it uses is rich and elegant. It possesses a unique flavor, a communicative artistic expression and a moving artistic...