Silver Medal Winner Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Palace Teapot
This gorgeous teapot is the original work of master Qian, based on one that was on display in the Forbidden City museum, and served as inspiration to Master Qian for its aura and unique style during his visit there. Both sides of the teapot are carved with the classic subject of distant mountains and a Chinese poem on the other side. Distant mountains and rivers comprise a timeless Chinese theme and loved by intellectuals and the elites. The poem on the other side means "distant mountain looks like no trees yet the river seems no stream" in English. An intellectual meditating in the shadow of pine trees complements the scenery and the painted landscape adds an elegant touch of serenity to the teapot. The water implies calm and peace.
Master Qian's original teapot of this design was a silver medal winner at the 3rd China Arts and Crafts Exhibition in 2001. Master Qian is a certified senior master potter certified by the China's Arts and Crafters governing authority. He is the nephew and successor of one of the most famed legendary great masters, Jiang Rong (蒋蓉), and has been following in her footsteps and was under her supervisory working at the famous Yixing Zisha Factory and has been crafting Zisha teapots for over 40 years. Master Qian has won many awards over the years. His artistic teapots especially the ones mimic great master Jiang Rong's art pots are favored by Zisha collectors. This teapot is made of the original Yellow Dragon Mountain Qing Shui Ni zisha, the most authentic quality clay material that enhances the tea flavor and seasons the teapot well over time.
Capacity: 350ml / 11.8oz.
Clay: Original Qing Shui Ni (原矿清水泥）
Master: Qian He Sheng (钱和生）
It comes with a certificate and a beautiful case.