Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid
Tea Ware - Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid

Award-winning Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Fragrant Orchid Teapot

 

This gorgeous teapot is an original creation, handcrafted by senior master Qian. The original teapot won the gold medal in the Fourteenth Exhibition of China Arts and Crafts Exhibition in 2012. Chinese have a long history of cultivating orchids for thousands of years and they has been cherished for their beauty and character, especially by the elites and scholars historically. Chinese orchids usually have slender leaves, small blossoms, and most notably, a delicate fragrance. The aroma of the orchid has been regarded as the "Number one fragrance under heaven". Orchid is regarded as symbol of nobility and self-cultivation for gentlemen. Also an "orchid heart" and an "orchid-shaped finger" are commonly used for describing a graceful lady.  

The composition of this teapot is designed to represent a Chinese orchid, with the spout acting as the tip of a leaf, which stretches through the body's waist line to the opposite side handle. The handle is shaped as a curved leaf, with the top bead on the lid formed into a budding orchid flower. The body, bead, spout, and handle come together as a whole gracefully. The center of the teapot features an engraved orchid, with a famous poem from the greatest poet Du Fu (杜甫) of the Tang dynasty on the other side. The poem has two famous lines, stating that "the fragrance comes solely from the heaven, only so many times can be smelled on earth." 

锦城丝管日纷纷,半入江风半入云。此香只因天上有,人间能得几回闻。

Master Qian is a certified highest level senior master potter sanctioned 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 under her supervisory mentoring at the famous "The Yixing Zisha First Factory" and has been crafting Zisha teapots for over 45 years. He is especially talented in crafting artistic teapots and has won many awards in various arts and crafts exhibitions and competitions throughout China over the years.  This teapot is made of the famous Yellow Dragon Mountain Di Cao Qing zisha, a real deal of the highest quality clay from master Qian's own private Zisha reserve. 

Capacity:   350ml / 11.8oz. 

Clay: Yellow Dragon Mountain Di Cao Qing (原矿底槽清)

Master: Qian He Sheng (钱和生)

 It comes with a certificate and a beautiful case.