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Geniune Yixing Zisha Purple Clay Teapot Autumn Harvest 秋实壶

This beautiful tea pot is based on the classic Lotus Seed style but modified for a  sleeker look. The traditional lotus-shape is a classic style, beloved by many tea drinkers. This teapot is made of Di Cao Qing Ni, a highly desired clay material, whose delicate material enhances the tea flavor and seasons the teapot well over time. 

The words on the side read "Chun Hua Qiu Shi (春华秋实)," which literally means "spring flowers, autumn fruits" in English. This ancient four-word proverb is commonly used as a metaphor for one's diligent work and accomplishment, or as one's eloquence and virtue. The other words below the spout note the artist's name (Qian Wei 钱玮) and the fall month that the teapot was made. The grape vine carving on the teapot complements the profile of the teapot and adds an elegant touch. Qian Wei is the daughter of Master Qian, who is a certified senior artist potter sanctioned by the Chinese governing authority, and the nephew and successor of the most famed master Jiang Rong (蒋蓉). Mrs. Qian has been trained well by her father and has been making Zisha teapots for over 25 years. Please note her stamps on the bottom, handle, and inside lid. 

Zisha is known to have the ability to absorb tea liquor and flavor. Over a period of time the surface of the tea pot can reflect the color and aroma of the tea that it brews and become glazed. 

Capacity:   220ml / 7.5oz. Artist: Qian Wei / 钱玮