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.
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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