Artisan Jian Shui Purple Clay Teapot Dragon Pearl by Master Tian Jing
This beautiful classic shaped teapot represents the top quality of Jian Shui clay ware. Due to Jian Shui clay has high content of iron makes it an idea clay for teapot. The black surface of this teapot is polished with no glaze. This tea pot is hand crafted by master Tian Jing, who is the top Jian Shui pottery master in China, and one of only a few of pottery masters that holds the official title of “Certified Cultural Heritage Ambassador” for traditional Jian Shui purple clay craftsmanship.
This teapot is inspired by the classic style teapot "Long Zhu", or Dragon Pearl in English. The top of the lid has a round shape like a pearl, with the spout and handle presented as the Dragon. The Chinese words on the teapot reads as “Xiang Feng Gao Yu" written by a famous Calligrapher Liu Gang, “ translates in English as “Auspicious Wind Prosperous Rain.” Please note this is the artist’s real work which stamped her name at the bottom, not the studio work which looks similar but stamped as “Tao Cha Ju”. This teapot is idea for Gougfu tea brewing sessions. It will certainly elevates your gongfu tea experience as well as a good investment.
Jian Shui clay is extracted from the local "five color" mountain, in which the soil has abundant deposits of red, yellow, purple, white, and brownish clay content, which the locals refer to as "Wu Se Tu", meaning five color soil. Iron is the richest element in this clay, so a lot of Jian Shui teapots have a black color or are mixed tones, featuring reddish or copper tints. Jian Shui Purple Clay Pottery was established during the Tang dynasty, about 1200 years ago, and is one of the four famous Chinese potteries.
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Capacity: 135ml / 4.5 oz