This teapot has a matte finish surface with a very subtle texture. The color of the clay used to craft this handsome teapot is hard to capture in photographs. In person, it is primarily a brown-grey tone with a significant amount of rose-colored fleck.
The dramatic glossy lines on the lid and body of this teapot are known as mogake. Mogake patterns are created by draping long, string-like pieces of seaweed around the unglazed teapot, lid and spout before firing. During firing, the salt in the seaweed reacts with the clay, leaving a distinctive, spidery-thin tracing of color across the surface of the vessel. The duality of the brown/rose tones of the clay and the rust/red mogake patterning lends an elegant appearance without being fussy.
This teapot is low and wide – we like the large opening in the body of the teapot for easy filling with large leaf tea. A low and wide teapot is an excellent choice for tea enthusiasts looking for an unglazed clay pot to steep all styles of oolong (leafy, semiball-rolled, or strip style) or large-leaf Yunnan dian hong (black tea).
This teapot is a real stunner!
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese tea wares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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