Genuine Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Teapot Handcrafted - Fang Gu Hu 仿古壶
This teapot is hand crafted by master Wu Jun, who holds prestigious high ranking certification of senior potter artisan sanctioned by Jiang Shu provincial governing authority. The clay is made of genuine Di Chao Qing (底槽清), one of the most loved Zisha clay. The shape is called Fang Gu, featuring a body shaped like a drum and a short neck inline with the handle and spout. The teapot is a classic representation of the synergy and aesthetic artwork of Yixing pottery. The capacity of this teapot is sufficient to provide enjoyment for up to four people.
Zisha is known to have the ability to enhance the tea's aroma and flavor. High quality Zisha teapots consist of authentic clay and are works of art that bring aesthetic pleasure and appreciation. There are a lot of so-called Zisha teapots on the market that don't use Zisha clay or that even use chemical materials or additives to produce "Zisha" teapots. One should be careful when purchasing such teapots.
For your reference, the picture below is Victoria standing beside the marker for the original #4 Yixing Zisha Huang Long Shan (黄龙山) mining site. Behind Victoria is the Zisha clay rock.
Clay: Di Cao Qing Zisha
Capacity: 150ml / 9.2 oz. It comes with a certificate from the artisan. Limited supply.