Yixing Modified Fang Gu Teapot


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Made in towns surrounding Yixing city, Jiangsu Province, China
Unglazed clay
Artist: Wang De Ming
Clay: Da Hong Pao
Strainer type: 10-hole strainer
Best for steeping: green-style semiball-rolled oolongs such as Tieguanyin and Tung Ting, dark strip style oolong such as yan cha and Pu-erh
Height: 2.5″ (to top of lid)
Functional capacity: 4.5 oz / 133 ml

We wrap each teapot in a silk or batik teapot wrapping cloth for home storage in-between uses

A pleasing geometric shape and lovely finish contribute to the soothing effect of this stylish teapot. The clay has a very fine-grained texture that is as important to the appearance of the teapot as the shape is. The body of the teapot is a rounded square (or a squared round) and the lid has a nice, large, easy to grasp knob.

Wang De Ming has used an unusual clay named Da Hong Pao for this teapot. This clay was a popular and highly regarded clay during the Qing dynasty, but reserves of this clay are rare today.

This lovely clay  has high density and and a large percentage of iron oxide which gives the pots a distinctive crimson color after kiln firing. It is very smooth and cool to the touch and shows best in teapots such as this that feature elegant clean lines and good form.

Please Note:
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese teawares 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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